KHANH HOA (VNS)— Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has urged central Khanh Hoa province to make the most of its potential for a tourism, services and maritime-based econ-omy in a sustainable manner.
At a working session between the provincial Standing Party Committee and the Political Bureau held yesterday to discuss the province's 2020 development plan, Trong said Khanh Hoa possesses favourable conditions to enhance links with south central coastal provinces, as well as with Da Nang, the Central Highlands and HCM City .
He said the province needs to help boost the economy in combination with socio-political, defence and diplomacy development.
Regarding orientations for future growth, Trong requested the province to finalise their 2020 plan, with a vision to 2030, to ensure it matches the region and country's master plan. He also called for it to align with the Resolution of the 11th National Party Congress and plans approved by the Government.
At the session, the Politburo agreed to turn Khanh Hoa into a centrally-governed urban entity in the future, making it an economic, cultural, tourism and science-technology centre with a high-quality workforce and key defence-security area for the south central region, the Central Highlands and the country.
In order to fulfil such goals, the province needs to pay attention to developing industry, agriculture and aquaculture; improve health care services, education and human resources training; generate jobs and reduce poverty; protect the ecological environment; preserve national cultural identities; uphold great national unity and increase the leadership and strength of Party organisations, the Politburo said.
They consented to building the Van Phong exclusive economic and administrative zone, utilising Cam Ranh port in the civil-military and economic defence combination, bringing the maritime-based economy into full play, paying attention to the development of Truong Sa island district, as well as safeguarding national sovereignty over the sea and islands.
The Politburo agreed to provisionally transform universities and colleges in the province into interdisciplinary, quality centres of education.
They also gave opinions on financial mechanisms, impending projects and the holding of the 2016 Asian beach sports festival in the locality.
Khanh Hoa now ranks fourth in terms of contributions to gross domestic product and fifth in State budget collection.
The locality is blessed with a favourable geographical location, natural conditions and mineral resources. — VNS