The Mekong Delta region is to benefit from some 19.7 billion USD from sate budget for its investment by 2025, said the Minister of Planning and Investment.
Addressing the Mekong Delta Regional Master Plan launching workshop in Can Tho City on Wednesday, Minister Nguyen Chi Dung hailed the strategic development objective in the plan towards green and sustainable growth, climate change adaptation and people centered green economy.
He said the region will boost transport connectivity to Ho Chi Minh City and the Southeast through roads, waterways and railways connecting Ho Chi Minh City with Can Tho. By 2030, the region will invest in building and upgrading about 830 km of expressways, some 4,000 kilometers of national roads, 4 airports, dozens of sea ports and inland waterway cargo ports.
The Mekong Delta is set to achieve an annual average growth rate of 6.5%-7% between 2021 and 2030, as well as to double the region’s economy by 2030.