Can Tho has advantages on agricultural development, including rice export, he said, adding that the city has joined the project on developing 1 million ha of low-emission, high-quality rice.

Secretary of the Can Tho Party Committee Nguyen Van Hieu (right) receives Indonesian Minister of Agriculture Andi Amran Sulaiman on May 20.

Vietnam and Indonesia boast many areas for cooperation in the future, particularly in agricultural research and food supply.

Hieu briefed the guest about the city's strengths such as quality rice, fruit and fisheries production, along with research establishments like the Mekong Delta Rice Institute and Can Tho University specializing in rice and plant variety research and supply.

Can Tho is encouraging local businesses to expand export their agricultural products to Halal markets, including Indonesia. In addition rice products, the city expects to export other agricultural products such as fruits and seafood to Indonesia, he said.

According to the city’s Department of Foreign Affairs, in the first quarter of 2024, Can Tho earned 16.19 million USD from exports to Indonesia. The city's main exports were rice, farm produce and processed agricultural products. Currently, Indonesia is running a project with registered investment of over 10 million USD in Can Tho.

Source: VNA