At the working session (Source: VNA)

Can Tho (VNA) – The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho and the Republic of Korea will strive to promote cooperation in the areas of infrastructure construction, trade, tourism, and people-to-people diplomacy between the two sides.

The agreement was reached between leaders of the province and RoK Ambassador to Vietnam Kim Do Hyon in their working session on July 9, during which the diplomat highlighted the fruitful relationship between Vietnam and the RoK.

In Can Tho city alone, the Korea-Vietnam Incubator Park (KVIP) and the Can Tho-RoK Centre have already been established, he pointed out, adding that the city has become an attractive destination for both enterprises and tourists from the country.

Given this context, the ambassador suggested Can Tho prepare policies and infrastructure for continued bilateral cooperation, and pledged that he will push forward the launch of charter flights from the RoK to Can Tho.

Can Tho boasts a lot of advantages for tourism development. However, the city should improve its accommodation system in order to make holidaymakers stay longer, he said.

In reply, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Vo Thanh Thong committed to providing the best possible support in terms of policies, administrative procedures, and land for RoK investors, particularly in infrastructure construction, high-tech machines, and logistics.

Can Tho is home to 10 RoK projects with a combined capital of 250 million USD, with the most noteworthy being the KVIP, according to the official.

The city has zoned off 197ha of land to build a high-tech park, about 3km away from the KVIP, he said, noting that it would be convenient for RoK enterprises to invest in the park which is expected to, together with the KVIP, form a modern technological area in the Mekong Delta.

In the tourism sector, Can Tho has implemented a range of programmes aiming to lure investors in infrastructure development, intensify personnel training, promote tourist sites, and diversify tourism products, Thong told his guest.


He said apart from an 18-hole golf course which is scheduled to be put into service in 2018, the city plans to build another 17-hole course, stressing that incentives will be offered to RoK investors in the project.

What is more, progress has been made in people-to-people diplomacy, with the organisation of many Korean language and culture teaching classes, he said. -VNA