Mekong Delta businesses study impacts of AEC, TPP hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source :VNA)

 Can Tho (VNA) – A conference on the impacts of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement on the enterprises and economy of the Mekong Delta was held in Can Tho city on March 30.

The event was organised by the Can Tho branch of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), attracting the participation of numerous economic experts, managing authorities, and the business community in the region.

Participants scrutinised possible influences of international integration on the local economic situation and business environment and suggested changes to macroeconomic policy and mechanism to make them align with the AEC and free trade agreements.

Director of VCCI Can Tho Vo Hung Dung said that the region should transform economic and labour structures in order to take full advantage of economic opportunities during the international integration progress.

He added the locality should also create an efficient start-up environment and encourage a business incubator model thought suitable policies and supporting funds.

Vo Thanh Thong, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee said the domestic business community should enhance their linkage if they want to make good use of opportunities and effectively tackling difficulties.

The Mekong Delta is home to over 53,000 enterprises, with 40 percent operating in trade; 20 percent in industry, nearly 14 percent in construction and 7 percent in agriculture and seafood sectors.-VNA