Trade and tourism in Cuu Long River Delta promoted

Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta Investment-Trade-Tourism Promotion Conference took place in My Tho City, Tien Giang Province on December 6th.

The conference reviewed and assessed promotion programs in the framework of annual Cuu Long River Delta economic development cooperation forums in different fields and created opportunities for localities to approach and meet with enterprises to popularize their potentials and lure more investment.

Since 2007, the Cuu Long River Delta has attracted around 635 projects. Among them, 554 projects with total investment capital of over VND 220,000 billion and 81 FDI projects with registered capital of about $5 billion have received investment licenses.

The delta has also strongly boosted trade promotion, increasing its annual export turnover from $4.16 billion in 2007 to over $8 billion in 2011.

Notably, via Cuu Long River Delta economic development cooperation forums, a number of enterprises have pumped investment into tourist projects. So far, 5 projects valued at more than VND 300 billion have been put into operation.

At the conference, localities’ representatives discussed situations and orientations of development and shared experience in investment-trade and tourism promotion, and worked out measures for a better future.

On this occasion, An Giang, Ben Tre, Hau Giang, Tra Vinh and Tien Giang provinces granted 7 investment licenses for projects with total capital of more than VND 5 trillion.

Source QĐND