PCI Regional workshop for Mekong Delta

9 May 2016

May 9, Dong Thap: PCI Regional Workshop for Mekong Delta The workshop focused on analyzing and evaluating Mekong Delta’s efforts in improving its business environment for the development of business community. The workshop was chaired by Mr. Nguyen Van Duong, Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee cum Chairman of Dong Thap People’s Committee with the participation of nearly 350 delegates, including presidents, vice presidents and leaders of local departments of 13 provinces and 10 representatives from the business community in the Mekong Delta region. Commenting on the work of improving the business environment in the Mekong Delta, Mr.Dau Anh Tuan representing VCCI, Legal Department/PCI program said that the local governments have continued to show how proactive and dynamic in governance, which may be seen through a positive outlook of many businesses in the region. In particular, the 11th PCI ranking that has been announced found Dong Thap in the 2nd place out of 63 provinces/cities in the country. Among the 10 best performers in PCI 2015 sub-indices, there are 7 provinces coming from the Mekong Delta. In the near future, according to the participants of the workshop, the Mekong Delta provinces are to build a competitive business environment in view of the region as a whole, with new strategies and responses in the integration and timely provision of information to businesses, shifting its thinking to focus more on facilitating the growth of businesses instead of just on reacting to difficulties coming up. As for businesses of the Mekong Delta, it is needed for them to actively seek information and get to know about the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and other international trade agreements so that they can get proactive in integration. In addition, they are to actively explore the markets, consumer tastes, enter in joint venture or association with other businesses, associations to improve their competitiveness.



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The Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) Project

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