Mekong Delta – driver of national economy

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Saturday asked Mekong Delta provinces to strengthen measures to realize the dual task of preventing disease and boosting the economic growth.

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The Prime Minister made the statement at a meeting with key leaders of regional provinces and cities as part of his working agenda with economic regions nationwide to boost public investment disbursement and realize set socio-economic targets amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Phuc asked localities to stay vigilant and exert more efforts as the epidemic is growing complicatedly in the central region while the world economy is falling sharply. He said the region is not just a hub of agriculture, rice, fruit, and fisheries production but also a driver of the national economy. He urged for stronger measures and breakthrough initiatives in investment and finance to attract more foreign investment in the country’s infrastructure development, urban economic development, night-life economy, and digital economy.

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