Developing river economy in Mekong Delta should be focused: Experts

According to experts, the Mekong Delta has a dense network of rivers, creeks, and canals, with a length of about 26,550 km of natural rivers; thereby, it is convenient for the development of waterway traffic and river economy.

On August 1, the Academy of Politics Region IV in collaboration with Can Tho University and the Communist Review’s Standing Agency in the South held a scientific conference ‘River economy in the Mekong Delta on theory and practice’ with the attendance of a large number of scientists, experts, leaders of commissions for Information and Education and schools of politics in provinces and cities to attend.
According to experts, the Mekong Delta has a dense network of rivers and canals, with about 26,550 km of natural rivers including over 5,000 km of rivers and canals that allow watercraft of over 100 tons to travel easily. Most of the main rivers, along with their tributaries and canal systems, have created a continuous network flowing through concentrated industrial zones and residential areas.