Cà Mau Cape from above. Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has asked the Mekong Delta province to focus on developing hi-tech business models, especially in tourism. — VNA/VNS Photo Thế Anh

CÀ MAU — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has suggested the Mekong Delta province of Cà Mau should focus on developing hi-tech business models, especially in tourism.

Working with provincial leaders on Wednesday, the Government leader said the province should consider science and technology as the key to integration and development, especially biotechnology and new technologies suitable to the locality.

It was necessary to strengthen e-commerce in agricultural trading, he added.

The PM lauded Cà Mau’s performance in agricultural development with higher growth than the country’s average, along with positive economic transformation and economic infrastructure expansion, especially in rural transport.

He reminded the province to concentrate on environmental protection and natural disaster prevention and control, with special attention to forest development.

He also asked the province to make careful preparation for the organisation of Party congresses at all levels.

Cà Mau is considered a pillar in the Mekong Delta’s “motivation quadrangle”.

It has great potential for development, especially in aquatic exploitation and processing, tourism and the gas-power-nitrogen industry.

With a 254km coastline and located at the centre of Southeast Asia’s waters, the province also has advantages in terms of eco-tourism and sea-based tourism.

However, Cà Mau is also vulnerable to climate change, including rising sea levels, as well as the impacts of hydropower plants. — VNS