PM Pham Minh Chinh Meets Voters, Discusses Mekong Delta Development

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh met with voters in O Mon district, Can Tho, to discuss the upcoming National Assembly session and key socio-economic issues affecting the Mekong Delta region. Voters raised concerns about waste treatment, drought, and infrastructure development, which the Prime Minister addressed and outlined solutions for.

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PM Pham Minh Chinh Meets Voters, Discusses Mekong Delta Development

PM Pham Minh Chinh Meets Voters, Discusses Mekong Delta Development

On May 12, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and National Assembly (NA) deputies of Can Tho met with voters in O Mon district, pm, ahead of the 15th NA's seventh session. The meeting focused on discussing the agenda of the upcoming NA session, the performance of the Can Tho NA deputies' delegation during the first four months of 2024, and key socio-economic issues affecting O Mon district, Can Tho, and the Mekong Delta region.

Why this matters: The development of the Mekong Delta region has significant implications for Vietnam's economy and food security, as it is a critical area for rice, fruit, and fisheries production. The region's struggles with climate change and infrastructure development also have broader implications for the country's ability to adapt to environmental challenges and promote sustainable growth.

During the meeting, voters raised concerns about various challenges facing the region, including waste and wastewater treatment, drought and saltwater intrusion, the need for investment in transport infrastructure, and the implementation of major projects like the Block B - O Mon gas and power projects and the O Mon power centre. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh addressed these concerns and briefed voters on the country's socio-economic situation during the first four months of 2024.

The Prime Minister highlighted better results compared to the same period in 2023, with a stable macro-economy, sustained recovery trend, controlled inflation, and guaranteed major balances. He also outlined the Government's focal tasks and solutions for socio-economic development in the time ahead, emphasizing the need for Can Tho to implement the Politburo's Resolution 13 on orientations for socio-economic development and defence-security safeguarding in the Mekong Delta by 2030 with a vision to 2045.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh stressed the importance of Can Tho effectively mobilizing and utilizing resources, promoting traditional growth impulses, making breakthroughs in new ones, enhancing investment in human development, and stepping up the development of a comprehensive and inclusive strategic infrastructure system, industrial development, and science-technology application and innovation. He also called for increased connectivity with other localities in the Mekong Delta, the country, and the world.

The Mekong Delta, known as the largest area for rice, fruit, and fisheries production in Vietnam, has been significantly impacted by climate change in recent years. The region has been grappling with worsening drought and saltwater intrusion, prompting the implementation of various solutions to cope with these challenges. In the 2021-2025 period, 16 pm, action, ensure, materials, key, southern, proj are set to be deployed in the Mekong Delta and Southeast regions, requiring approximately 7 million m3 of soil filling and 63 million m3 of sand filling.

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha has emphasized the need for adequate sand sources for these key projects, urging ministries, branches, localities, and investors to put in effort to provide sufficient sand sources. He has also called for the identification of mines, reserves, supply sources, and mining capacity to develop specific exploitation plans, as well as detailed calculations of the volume needed for levelling and construction to balance supply sources and direct distribution.

The NA Standing Committee is scheduled to hold its 33rd session in Hanoi from May 13 to 15, with preparations for the parliament's coming seventh session among the issues high on the agenda. As the Mekong Delta continues to face the impacts of climate change and the challenges of socio-economic development, the discussions and decisions made during these meetings will play a crucial role in shaping the future of this vital region and the lives of its residents.

Key Takeaways

  • PM Pham Minh Chinh meets with Can Tho voters to discuss upcoming NA session and regional issues.
  • Mekong Delta region faces challenges like climate change, waste, and infrastructure development.
  • Gov't focuses on socio-economic development, infrastructure, and human development in the region.
  • 16 key projects to be deployed in Mekong Delta and Southeast regions, requiring 7 million m3 of soil filling.
  • NA Standing Committee to discuss preparations for parliament's seventh session, including Mekong Delta development.