The Mekong Delta Economic Cooperation (MDEC) Forum opened in Ca Mau province on Oct. 19, drawing the participation of 500 domestic and foreign managers, businesspeople, economists and scientists.

The three-day event, themed “the Mekong Delta – connectivity for sustainable development”, will include a workshop on mechanisms for the regional linkage, a conference on trade promotion and a business forum.

The Mekong Delta International Economic Cooperation Conference and the 2011 Mekong Delta - Ca Mau Economic Cooperation Conference will also be held.

Established in 2007, the MEDC forum aims to promote economic cooperation and links between Mekong Delta provinces and Ho Chi Minh City . The annual forum is hosted in rotation among the Delta provinces./.