The Center for Linking the Production, Processing and Consumption of Agricultural Products in Can Tho City was established in the hope that by 2050, it will become the central transport node in major metropolitan areas through technology smart.
The center will be the focal point of the chain of smart production, processing and consumption centers in the region. In this chain of links, about 50-70% of the production processes are carried out automatically and intelligently.
Speaking at the conference, Can City People’s Committee Chairman Tran Viet Truong said it was an important conference to get input from ministries, sectors and localities in the region. , perfecting the project step by step in the most feasible direction before submitting it to the government.
The Center aims to contribute to the construction of the city of Can Tho in the central city of the Mekong Delta region, thus contributing to the development of the agricultural economy of the region. According to Politburo Resolution 59 on the Construction and Development of Can Tho City to 2030, a Vision to 2045 and National Assembly Resolution 45, Mekong Delta industry is progressing; thus, it has been authorized to drive a number of specific regulations and policies for the development of Can Tho City which takes effect from 2022.
The center will become the logistics center of the region. Therefore, the Center’s mission is to link the production, processing and consumption of agricultural products in the Mekong Delta, especially for export. In addition, the Center with a standard cold storage system to be able to keep the exported agricultural products for a certain period of time must be able to exchange goods back and forth between the provinces of the Mekong Delta. It is located near international airports and seaports to facilitate exports from Can Tho City.
In other words, the Center should become the leader of a large logistics network throughout the region, in order to improve the quality and reduce the cost of logistics services, the logistics service supply chain is divided into stages to measure the cost and time on each step. In particular, warehousing, customs clearance, unloading at the port and transportation are the steps to be improved.
According to the roadmap of the project, it will be subject to the approval of the establishment by the Prime Minister. Investors for the infrastructure of the Center will be selected and legal procedures on the ground will be carried out.
The financial mechanisms of the center will be subject to the approval of the competent authorities to support the operation of the center in accordance with resolution 45/2022/QH15 such as the price compensation mechanism due to the exemption and reduction of ground rent and the financial mechanism for non-tariff zones.
In 2023, according to the project, compensation, resettlement assistance and transport infrastructure, electricity and water, sewage treatment and other related waste should be carried out. At the same time, the responsible bodies will consider the approval of investment policies or grant investment certificates to enterprises engaged in production and commercial activities in the center.
Relevant agencies will determine and assess the effectiveness of the Center’s operation in 2026, as well as the effectiveness of specific policies for the city.
By 2030, the center will become the nucleus of the modern agricultural economy in the Mekong Delta with the function of linking the production, processing and consumption of agricultural products in the Mekong Delta.
With a vision for 2050, the center will become the central transport node in major metropolitan areas with smart technology adopting smart technology and the focal point of the chain of smart production, processing and consumption centers in the delta region of the Mekong. In this linked chain, around 50-70% of the products will be processed automatically.
During the conference, the leaders of localities such as Ca Mau, Soc Trang and Long An gave their opinion and affirmed the need and urgency to implement the project to respond and solve the production of fisheries, fruits and rice in the Mekong Delta. In particular, it is necessary to clean up the channel in the near future for the river ports to operate, including the dredging of the Dinh An channel and the expansion of Can Tho airport.