Can Tho city will work with other Mekong Delta localities to step up trade promotion abroad in order to push the region’s export turnover to over 11 billion USD in 2014, an official has said.

Nguyen Khanh Tung, Director of the city’s Investment – Trade – Tourism Promotion Centre, said Can Tho together with Ben Tre and Kien Giang provinces will join in the Flanders International Trade Fair in Ghent city, Belgium, from September 6 – 14.

The city will send to the event 46 businesses, which will showcase processed agricultural and aquatic products, garments, footwear, handicrafts, and tourism services.

After that, it will make a market survey in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, and take part in the Big 5 Dubai 2014 exhibition, he added.

Ca Mau province will also survey markets and promote investment and tourism while participating in the Japan International Seafood and Technology Expo, the Fine Food Australia and the World Food Moscow 2014 in Russia.

In the coming time, its neighbour Kien Giang will display its best products and services at an international autumn trade fair for tourism in Russia, an Asia fair on tourism, a trade and investment promotion in Singapore, and a rice expo in China.

Recently, Mekong Delta enterprises have carried out promotion activities in India, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Thailand, Australia, the US and some European, African and Middle Eastern countries.

During those trips, they won a number of contracts worth hundreds of millions of USD, helping bring the region’s exports to 6.4 billion USD in the first seven month of 2014, up 233 million USD from a year earlier.

Regional businesses have also received assistance from the Vietnamese Embassies, which helped the circle’s access to market information and operation overseas.-VNA