He made the remark during a working session with representatives of the Consulate-General of Singapore in HCM City.
The cooperation fields, including the 500-ha Vietnam-Singapore industrial park project in Vinh Thanh district, are believed to turn Can Tho into a hub of the Mekong Delta, Manh added.
Singapore has successfully rolled out an educational project in the city and is encouraged to expand investment in the field, given that Can Tho has been an educational hub in the Mekong Delta.
Local authorities also welcome Singaporean investors in the fields of health care and renewable energy, particularly investing in the station No.5 of the O Mon thermal power plant and semiconductor factories so as to replace fossil fuel and reduce carbon emissions.
Singapore has been the leading foreign investor of Vietnam in the past two years, primarily in industrial parks and financial and logistics services, among others.
For his part, Consul General of Singapore Ngee Seng Roy pledged that he will call on Singaporean companies to study projects in Can Tho.
The Singaporean side stands ready to support Can Tho in health care and aviation, as well as arrange in-person and online exchanges to attract more projects to the city in the coming time.