Hanoi (VNA) – The Mekong Delta Economic Cooperation (MDEC) Forum 2016 will take place in Hau Giang province from July 11-15 with discussions focusing on integration and sustainable development in the region.

This year’s forum will include a conference themed “Mekong Delta – Active Integration and Sustainable Development”, a business forum, a workshop on bank credit, and another to help enterprises in technological reform.

The MDEC Forum aims to promote the potential and strengths of the Mekong Delta region and boost economic cooperation towards sustainable development.

The forum was originally organised as an annual event in regional localities from 2007 to 2014. The forum was interrupted in 2015, when it was replaced by the Mekong Delta Green Tourism Week.

From 2016, the MDEC Forum will be held biennially.-VNA