The Mekong delta region obtained a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 12.2 percent in 2010, doubling the country’s average level (6.78 percent).

According to the Steering Board of the Southwestern Region, over the past year, the region had a total social investment of over 153 trillion VND (7.2 billion USD).

The region gained a food output of nearly 21.6 million tonnes, more than 1 million tonnes over 2009, meeting domestic demands for consumption. The region exported 6.8 million tonnes of rice in 2010, the highest volume so far.

However, the region GDP per capita was 21 million VND (about 1,000 USD), lower than the country’s rate./.