The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho and Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture have expressed an interest in expanding their cooperation on aquaculture techniques, agriculture and waste water treatment.

During a working session with Can Tho leaders in the city on November 6, Kurosaki Isamu, Director of the Green New Deal Office under Nagasaki’s Industry and Labour Department, said his prefecture and Can Tho shared similarities in their industry-based economies.

During the industrialisation process in its agricultural sector, Nagasaki handled great pressure on its water resources. The prefecture hopes to share its effective technological solutions with Can Tho to minimise water pollution in the city, he said.

Nagasaki will also support Can Tho in increasing agricultural output and the quality of farm produce through the application of modern farming technology, he pledged.

Some of the technologies introduced to Can Tho by the Japanese team include water filters at aquaculture farms and using rice husks to improve soil.

According to Truong Quang Hoai Nam, Vice Chairman of Can Tho’s People’s Committee, despite its strengths in agriculture and aquaculture, the city faces limitations in the application of advanced technology in these areas, especially in treating waste water and reducing water pollution.

Can Tho hopes Japan will support the city and transfer the latest technology on improving water quality and increasing agricultural output, he said.

The city will keep its door open to Japanese firms keen to invest in these areas, he avowed.-VNA