Province focuses on marine economy
QUANG NINH (VNS)— Northern Quang Ninh Province has settled on a development plan that will focus on creating sustainable and environmental-friendly industries and boost its potential sea economy.
This was said at a working session last weekend between the provincial Party Standing Committee and the Politburo. The session was held to discuss the province's project on economic and social development until 2020 with a vision to 2030, and was chaired by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.
The province has planned a pilot project to turn parts of Van Don and Mong Cai into special administrative and economic zones of the province by 2020 and of the country by 2030.
Secretary of the provincial Party's Committee Pham Minh Chinh said that Van Don District would be developed into a beach city, a centre for ecological and resort tourism with high-class entertainment and a gateway for international trade.
Meanwhile, Mong Cai City would become a modern international city that could act as an important gateway between Viet Nam and other Asian countries, he said.
Chinh added that the development project aimed to develop Quang Ninh into an economic powerhouse for the North and reform economic growth there.
The province aims to achieve a GDP growth rate of 14 per cent by 2020 with GDP per capita reaching US$4,000 by 2015 and $8,000 by 2020. It projects that local services will reach 51 per cent by 2020, while industry and agriculture will be down to 45 per cent and 4 per cent respectively.
Addressing the working session, Trong highlighted the province's strategic location in terms of economics, politics, culture, national defence and security.
Trong also urged relevant sectors of the Party and the Government to work with Quang Ninh Province to improve the proposed plan and submit research results to the Politburo as soon as possible. — VNS