The Mekong Delta will hold an economic cooperation forum from November 25-28, which will focus on green economy.

The information was released during a November 5 meeting between leaders of the steering committee and the organisation board of the event.

The Mekong Delta Economic Cooperation Forum (MDEC-Vinh Long 2013), the seventh of its kind, is a joint effort between the Steering Committee for the Southwestern Region, ministries, localities and sectors.

A series of activities will be organised during the event, including a trade fair and an investment promotion conference chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh. Investment licences will be granted to a number of investors on the occasion of the forum.

The highlight of the event is an exhibition themed “Green environment week – Green technology – Sustainable economic development of green economy” with over 500 booths.

According to Nguyen Phong Quang, deputy head of the MDEC-Vinh Long 2013’s steering committee, the Mekong Delta is a promising region with many advantages in socio-economic development and strengths in food, fruit and seafood production.

The event, which will see the participation of nine regional cities and provinces, is a chance for the region to introduce its potential and strengths, increasing connectivity among regional localities and between them and Ho Chi Minh City and other regions.

It will create an opportunity for them to speak on policies and initiatives for the making full use of the region’s advantages, he added.

Preparations for the event have been chiefly completed. Investors have registered to fund 159 projects in the region with a total capital of 4 trillion VND (188 million USD), while capital raised for social welfare activities in the Mekong Delta region has hit nearly 600 billion VND (28.2 million USD).-VNA