Investment by businesses from Ho Chi Minh City in the Mekong delta province of Tien Giang has helped push up socio-economic development in the locality.

Statistics from the Tien Giang Province Department of Planning and Investment indicated that Ho Chi Minh City businesses have invested in 44 projects worth 12 trillion VND (564 million USD) in Tien Giang, as part of the 10-year-old cooperation programme between the two localities.

The projects covering industry, agriculture, tourism, information, communications, health, education and science-technology have proved effective, the Department said.

It added that Tien Giang is realising solutions to further enhance its collaboration with Ho Chi Minh City by taking advantage of both localities’ potentials to facilitate future provincial economic growth.

Apart from luring investment, the province plans to promote information and dialogue exchanges between local authorities and businesses and investors from the southern economic hub to address any difficulties in the field.

About 70km from Ho Chi Minh City, the province is also paying much attention to transport cooperation with the city.-VNA