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KIEN GIANG (VNS) — The Prime Minister has recognised Phu Quoc Island in Kien Giang province as meeting the criteria of a second-tier city.
The rating system classifies cities into tiers based on political, economic and demographic factors signifying their current stage of development.
The island's promotion follows progress made in becoming an economic and political hub, a crucial frontier in national defence and security and a crucial transit point for international travellers.
The local government has also made strides in urban planning, consolidating more than 70 per cent of urban housing, constructing a 60.72-kilometre transport network and developing a 67.5-hectare urban area. It is also developing regulations to guide the management of the island's architecture. — VNS