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Mekong Connect Forum by Ho Chi Minh City in 2023

Mekong Connect 2023 Forum, the city initiative. The event, which took place on November 15 and 16, was hosted by Ho Chi Minh City and featured a number of talks and workshops about sustainable development and green growth.

Speaking during the Forum was Mr. Vo Van Hoan, Vice Chairman of the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City. Image: My Phuong, via VNA

The Mekong Connect 2023 Forum took place in the afternoon on November 15, coordinated by the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City. The Vietnam Association of High-Quality Goods, Ho Chi Minh City, and a few other organizations have recently opened. "Connecting supply chains and value chains between economic regions of Ho Chi Minh City" is the topic for Ho Chi Minh City. The Mekong Delta and Ho Chi Minh City: Towards a Sustainable and Green Economy.

Following the signing of the Socio-Economic Development Cooperation Agreement between Ho Chi Minh City and 13 provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City hosted the forum this year, according to Mr. Vo Van Hoan, Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, who spoke at the opening event. This is a step forward for the spirit of Connect Mekong. Mekong Delta regions and cities, as well as Ho Chi Minh City. Furthermore, the Mekong Connect forum represents a significant achievement for 2023 in terms of fostering value chain and supply chain linkages inside Ho Chi Minh City. A green and sustainable economy is the goal of the provinces and cities of the Mekong Delta, including Ho Chi Minh City.
Mr. Vo Van Hoan states that a range of content routes at the Mekong Connect 2023 forum are anticipated to provide fresh perspectives for the business community and policy recommendations for local government bodies. Especially now that connectivity is a major consideration between Ho Chi Minh city and this year's forum in Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta provinces helped find solutions to enhance connectivity between localities and regions in numerous economic sectors.

Mekong Connect 2023 was held on November 15 and 16, with delegates from ministries, specialists, and top businesses taking part in reports and presentations at a series of seminars focused on sustainable development and green growth. In this way, local and state management organizations support companies in spreading the "green" message to customers and the general public, all the while advancing sustainable development on a regional integration platform.

Additionally, there is an exhibition area for Vietnam's green and sustainable economy on the fringes of the Mekong Connect 2023 forum. Nearly 100 startups and agricultural enterprises are present, showcasing a range of regional specialties and deep-processed agricultural products. The book "Green Entrepreneurship: A 10-year journey to create a generation of Vietnamese agribusinesses from indigenous resources" was also introduced at this event by the Forum Organizing Committee.

Source: My Phuong/VNA
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