Can Tho calls for Canadian enterprises’ investment in high-tech agriculture

Leaders of Can Tho city had a working session with Consulate General of Canada to Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City, headed by Consul General Kyle Nunas to discuss the potential and opportunities of cooperation on high-tech agriculture and building infrastructure in May 13.

Can Tho calls for Canadian enterprises’ investment in high-tech agriculture

Vice Chairman of Can Tho city’s People Committee, Truong Quang Hoai Nam and Canadian Consul General Kyle Nunas. Photo: Ha Vy

During the meeting, Consul General Kyle Nunas shared that in this third Can Tho’s visit, he was surprised by the significant development of the city in many fields and also had had a short meeting with some fruit and seafood small companies and enterprises in Can Tho.

He considered Vietnam’s seafood and fruit would have had a great export’s opportunity if the application of modern technologies in the growing – harvesting – processing – packing chain had been boosted.

Vice Chairman of city’s People Committee, Truong Quang Hoai Nam agreed with Consul General Nunas’ opinion that Can Tho in particular and Mekong Delta region in general hold enormous potential in agricultural and fisheries products. However, because of some technology’s weakness, the wastage rate after harvesting was high, the processing and packing for export was not satisfied the tough market’s standard.

Moreover, only one French company invested in fruit producing field in Can Tho while Canada is a strong supplier of hightech machines for production and processing of agro-fishery products was Canada’s strength. Therefore, Can Tho’s leader hopes to receive the General Consul’s support to lure Canadian investment in the field.

In addition, Can Tho also welcomes the Canadian enterprises to invest in building infrastructure, especially factories, road and bridge for developing agricultural economics. The city’s projects needed foreign investment were the hightech agriculture compound and Thanh Tien village’s ecotourism zone (in Vinh Thanh district), infrastructure of Thot Not industrial park (second period) and O Mon industrial park and the information technology zone of Can Tho city…

Can Tho exported 7.7 million USD worth of goods to Canada, with such key staples as rice, seafood and garments. Meanwhile, it spent 1.9 million USD importing materials and machines from the North American country.

Translated by Thanh Van

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