T he Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang is ready for t he upcoming Mekong Delta Economic Cooperation Forum (MDEC), said Nguyen Trung Hieu, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, on October 10.

As scheduled, the forum will take place from November 5-7, focusing on restructuring the agricultural sector and building new-style areas in the region.

It aims to draw and propose measures, mechanisms and policies to boost trade promotion as well as introduce the region’s potential to domestic and foreign investors, especially those operating in agriculture and rural development related-sectors.

The forum will also analyse and discuss orientations and plans to foster economic links between the regional localities and others across the country.

A series of workshops and conferences on how to promote the restructuring of the agricultural sector and the construction of new-style areas in response to climate change, and what are roles of banks in these works, will be organised during the event.

The MDEC – Soc Trang 2014 will coincide with the traditional Ok Om Bok Festival of the Khmer ethnic people, aiming to promote tourism, investment and trade, and popularise local traditional cultural values.

This annual event also aims to attract more investment and visitors to the region and Soc Trang in particular, Hieu said.-VNA