Mekong Delta localities join forces to fight pandemic, restore economy

Seven delta localities will cooperate to prevent Covid-19, protect people’s health and develop production and business.

Authorities in Can Tho City and six provinces of An Giang, Kien Giang, Hau Giang, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu and Ca Mau are expected to join an online meeting on Oct. 19 to decide the specific action plan.

In the meantime, they will choose six key areas for cooperation: healthcare, agriculture, trade and services, information and communication, transportation, and employment.

The seven localities will agree on a plan to classify Covid-19 patients and treatment facilities, support areas with high rates of infections, share vaccines and medical-biological products.

They will also discuss measures to prevent and control the pandemic in the production and transport of agricultural products, connect manufacturers and suppliers with trade promotion units and put agricultural products on e-commerce platforms.

Cuu Long