US’s Riverside city, Can Tho seek partnerships hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Can Tho (VNA) – Authorities in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho discussed investment and trade cooperation with William Bailey III, visiting mayor of Can Tho’s twin US city Riverside, on November 15.

At the working session, Nguyen Minh Toai, Director of the municipal Industry and Trade Department, proposed that companies from the two localities should ramp up joint projects in a numbers of sectors, including logistics, rice production and trade, fisheries, garment and pharmacy.

Toai expected Riverside to be a gateway to the US market for goods from Can Tho.

For his part, Bailey said he will discuss and delve into the proposal with US firms back home.

He introduced the Riverside development programme on sustainable farming and welcomed businessmen from Can Tho to establish their agribusiness in his city.

He said many tertiary and higher education facilities in Riverside are willing to share their findings on advanced agricultural technologies and models of high-tech incubator with Can Tho.

Riverside is boosting the import of new types of Asian rice to serve increasing local demand, mostly from Asian overseas students and immigrants, noted Bailey.

He added that Can Tho’s quality and tasty rice varieties will always be a top option of his city.

Riverside is an emerging logistics hub of California State, opening great opportunities for cooperation with the Mekong Delta city in the field, said the US mayor.

Dao Anh Dung, Vice Chairman of the Can Tho People’s Committee stressed that bilateral investment and trade ties will give a boost to the two cities’ amity and the Vietnam-US relations as well.

In 2015, Can Tho and Riverside signed a cooperation pact and officially set up the twining relations.-VNA