Party Leaders Requests A Development Breakthrough in Mekong Delta

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on April 22 stressed the strategic importance of the Mekong Delta in national development, and requested concerted efforts to be made to fully tap into the region’s development potential.
April 23, 2022 | 12:19
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong during his phone talks with German Chancellor and leader of the German Social Democratic Party Olaf Scholz. (Photo: VNA)
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong. Photo: VNA

Addressing a national conference on development orientations for the Mekong Delta, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong noted that a new breakthrough must be created in promoting the region’s important position and more effectively exploiting its great development potential and advantages in the new context.

The Political Bureau issued a new resolution in early April 2022 that continues to affirm the Mekong Delta region’s particularly important position and role in terms of politics, socio-economy, culture, the environment, national defense, security and foreign affairs.

It requires the region to develop quickly and sustainably in tandem with the development of regional localities and the whole country closely linked to the national green growth strategy and climate change adaptation.

The Mekong Delta is required to become an ecological, civilized and sustainable area, imbued with river cultural identity by 2030. It is tasked with having synchronous and modern socio-economic infrastructure and securing a fairly good level of growth compared to the whole country by 2045.

The national conference takes place both in person and via videoconference on April 15. (Photo: VNA)
An overview of the national conference. Photo: VOV

To meet the tasks, Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong asked the government and relevant agencies to prioritise perfecting institutions and policies for regional development in terms of organization, apparatus, resources and implementation mechanism.

He stressed the need for the Mekong Delta to effectively participate in cooperation activities with countries in the Mekong sub-region, especially in the effective exploitation and sustainable use of water resources of the Mekong River.

The Mekong Delta, the largest in Southeast Asia and the rice granary of Vietnam, holds a very important geopolitical and security position in the country. It has a unique river civilization, inhabited by more than 17 million people of various ethnic groups such as Kinh, Khmer and Cham.

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