Government approves development plan for Mekong Delta for 2021 – 2030 hinh anh 1A corner of Can Tho city (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has signed a decision giving green light to a master plan for the Mekong Delta, which consists of Can Tho city and 12 provinces, in the 2021 – 2030 period, with a vision to 2050.

The scheme aims to promote the strength of the local agricultural economy towards sustainability and technology application; maintain the proportion of added value at a high level of about 20-25 percent by 2030; and make effective use of free trade agreements for market expansion.

It sets a target for the regional economy grow at an average rate of about 6.5 percent annually, with its gross regional domestic product in 2030 being 2-2.5 times larger than in 2021. Also by 2030, the delta will build and upgrade some 830km expressway; about 4,000km of national highways; 4 airports; and 13 seaports, among others.

The plan pays attention to develop high quality agricultural goods and an environmentally friendly industry, using the development of processing and supporting industries to raise the value and competitiveness of agricultural products.

Regarding tourism, the Mekong Delta is eyed to become an international brand for agro-rural, eco and marine tourism, with Can Tho and Phu Quoc earmarked to become two international tourist hubs and a gateway to welcome visitors to the entire region./.