The World Bank (WB) will continue supporting Can Tho as it looks to adapt to changing socio-economic conditions, pledged bank representative Astrid Westerlind at a conference in the Mekong Delta city on June 16.

She noted that Can Tho is burdening an increasing amount of socio-economic pressure from its rapid urbanisation, coupled with the ecological imbalance resulting from excessive population density.

Therefore, it is crucial to seek timely measures to upgrade its infrastructure system, improve education-training quality and increase vocational training for farmers, she said.

Meanwhile, the city should work harder to raise public awareness in protecting the environment to ensure sustainable development, suggested Westerlind.

She stated that the WB will assist the city in terms of capital as well as experience, so that Can Tho can choose a suitable roadmap for its development.

Le Hung Dung, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, spoke highly of the WB’s support over the past years, with many projects in health care, urban upgrade and water treatment.

He said he hopes the WB will continue assisting the city in settling crises arising from its urbanisation process.

The local government has committed to doing its best to ensure the efficiency of the WB’s funding, the official vowed.-VNA