Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged Ben Tre province to attract more investors with high technology along with financial and management capacity to boost the local growth.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addresses an investment promotion conference in Ben Tre
At a conference on investment promotion on Thursday, the Prime Minister suggested the province prioritize land funds for investors, ensure a supply of electricity, and develop the transport system and high-quality human resources. Prime Minister Phuc stressed the importance of designing new incentives, applying new technologies, and creating connectivity to cope with climate change. PM Phuc said he hopes Ben Tre will become the coconut metropolis of Vietnam with regional-level processing industry and high economic values: “Technology is the key to change the future. We should put coconut in a new perspective involving bio-technology and food technology as well as science, the environment and health issues. We need to persify coconut products to increase its value and promote its exports. To become a coconut metropolis, we need to increase both quality and productivity of coconut.”
At the conference, a number of investment agreements worth nearly 2 billion USD were signed.
At a working session with local leaders the same day, the Prime Minister asked the province to develop climate-adaptive agriculture, increase the efficiency of fresh water use, re-zone riverside and seaside urban areas, tap the local tourist potential, deploy clean energy, and promote the development of the real estate market./.