General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Nguyễn Phú Trọng has called for joint efforts to drive the growth of Mekong Delta and augment the prosperity and development of the ‘land of the nine dragons’ river.’
He made the remark while chairing the Politburo’s conference held in Hà Nội on Friday, on the implementation of the 13th-tenure Politburo’s Resolution No. 13 on the orientations for socio-economic development and maintenance of security and defence of the Mekong Delta region until 2030, with the vision towards 2045, which was released earlier this month.
The Mekong River Delta region, part of the southern key economic region, is one of six socio-economic regions of the country, comprising 13 provinces and centrally-run cities with a total area of about 40,600 sq.m., which is roughly 13 per cent of the natural land area of the country. Of which, there is about 1.5 million ha of the most fertile rice fields in our country and in the world. The region’s population is about 17.5 million people, accounting for nearly 18 per cent of the country’s population.
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