The 2014 Mekong Delta - Soc Trang Economic Cooperation Forum will be held in Soc Trang province from November 5-7, the Steering Committee for the Southwestern region told the press in Can Tho City on October 10.

The forum this year will focus on effective measures to foster agriculture restructure and the building of new style rural areas in the region.

It will also be an excellent opportunity to promote trade, advertise the regional image as well as potentials and trademarks, especially in agriculture sector.

Major activities at the forum include a workshop on building climate resilient rural areas and a conference promoting trade and calling for investment in agriculture and rural areas in the Mekong Delta.

Nguyen Phong Quang, deputy head of the Steering Committee for the Southwestern region, expressed his hope that the forum can gather useful ideas on suitable mechanism and policies to tackle challenges facing the region.-VNA