Transport infrastructure key to Mekong Delta’s economic growth

A vast major economic zone covering 40,400, the Mekong Delta boasts abundant advantages in agricultural production and investment attraction across a variety of fields. However, for years, the slow development transport infrastructure has hindered the development of the region, becoming a bottleneck that prevent localities in the region from fully tapping their potential and optimising their natural advantages.

A master plan for the Mekong Delta region for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision to 2050, was recently adopted, aiming to turn the region into a highly developed and attractive destination to tourists and investors.

The plan aims to build new and upgrade about 830km of expressways, about 4,000 km of national roads, four airports, 13 seaports, 11 passenger terminals and 13 inland cargo ports by 2030.

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