New development model needed for Mekong Delta: study

The Cửu Long (Mekong) River Delta needs a new development model to tackle existing challenges it faces and develop in line with its potential, a ceremony held to release the 2020 Mekong Delta Economic Report in Cần Thơ City on December 14 heard. The report was done by the Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management.

Based on the shortcomings and challenges the region faces, the report provides recommendations for its development, including a new development model to solve its socio-economic and environmental issues, achieve industrialisation and market its agricultural produce to increase the sector’s productivity and quality.

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