Can Tho focuses on investment promotion in key countries

09:29 | 04/01/2018
Can Tho will focus on investment and trade promotion activities in key countries, including the United States, Japan and South Korea, this year.
Can Tho will call investment to many sectors in 2018, including logistics. — Photo

Nguyen Khanh Tung, director of Can Tho Trade, Investment Promotion and Exhibition Centre, said this at a conference on plans of investment and trade promotion, trade fair and exhibition this year, held by the centre in Can Tho City on January 2.

Tung said Can Tho will focus on attracting investment in large projects, including a logistics centre, the Viet Nam-Japan Industrial Park in Can Tho, a concentrated information technology zone and a high-tech agricultural zone.

In particular, this year, the city will push for investment in the Viet Nam-South Korea Incubator Park, specialising in information technology.

In addition, Can Tho will hold 15 events that promote investment in its hi-tech agriculture sector in Lam Dong Province, HCM City and Dong Thap Province and introduce Can Tho’s investment environment, policies, potential and opportunities to investors in the United States, Japan and South Korea.

During the conference, Truong Quang Hoai Nam, vice chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, said the centre sould seek cooperation with other departments and sectors to develop the city’s trade and investment promotion activities.

Last year, Can Tho City attracted 77 foreign direct investment projects with total capital of US$656 million.

Meanwhile, trade promotion activities also helped Can Tho increase its revenue from exports and services to $1.77 billion in 2017, 13.9 per cent and 5.9 per cent higher than the yearly plan of 2017.

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