Can Tho (VNA) – A logistics centre built in Can Tho could help sustainable economic growth across the Mekong Delta region, experts said at a workshop on logistics development in the region held in Can Tho on November 13.

Nguyen Phong Quang, deputy head of the steering committee for the southwest region, said such a facility will reduce costs and increase value added to local products.

Research studies in some countries showed that boosting logistics capacity could expand trade growth by 15 percent alongside better service quality.

Le Van Hy, Editor-in-Chief of the Vietnam Logistics Review, said developing infrastructure related to water transport, such as seaports and warehouses, would ease road transport workloads and enhance local competitiveness.

Such infrastructure is lacking in the region and requires greater efforts to build.

Under the national development plan, the delta will establish a 30-hectare logistics centre in 2020 and another covering about 70 hectares a decade later.-VNA