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Colombia and Can Tho discuss cooperation in waterway tourism

November 24, 2017 | 15:36

Claudia Liliana Zambrano Naranjo, Chargé d’Affaires of Colombia to Vietnam, has expressed her wish for cooperation in waterway tourism between Colombia and Vietnam’s Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.

(VNF) - Claudia Liliana Zambrano Naranjo, Chargé d’Affaires of Colombia to Vietnam, has expressed her wish for cooperation in waterway tourism between Colombia and Vietnam’s Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.

Colombia and Can Tho discuss cooperation in waterway tourism

Cai Rang floating market (source: VNA)

The ambassador told Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Dung that she was impressed by Cai Rang floating market in the city, at a meeting in Can Tho on November 22.

Colombia and Can Tho share similarities in the waterway system, the diplomat said, adding that her country has experience in plantation tourism while Vietnam has strength in eco-tourism, which creates a foundation for their tourism cooperation.

For his part, Dung said trade ties between Vietnam and Colombia has yet to match their potential, noting his hope that businesses of the two countries will easily get access to information and opportunities to invest in the respective markets.

The ongoing International Agricultural Fair in Can Tho, which sees the participation of Colombian firms, will pave the way for both sides’ enterprises to explore investment opportunities in the respective markets, he added.

Located in the centre of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho is rich in land and water resources, which offer favourable conditions for the city to develop tourism, especially eco-tourism. Recently, the city has paid great attention to upgrading tourism infrastructure and services, with the aim of becoming an attractive tourist destination in the region.

Last year, Can Tho welcomed more than 5.4 million visitors, up 14 percent compared with 2015; revenue from tourism services reached more than VND1.82 trillion, equal to 130 percent of the annual plan./.

( VNF )