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Đà Nẵng should grow stronger, faster: Party Chief

Update: December, 14/2018 - 09:00
Party General Secretary, President Nguyễn Phú Trọng speaks at a working session with the municipal Party Committee in Đà Nẵng City on Thursday.— VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng

HÀ NỘI — During the working session with the municipal Party Committee in Đà Nẵng City on Thursday, Party General Secretary, President Nguyễn Phú Trọng said the central coastal city should develop stronger and faster in the national industrialisation and modernisation period.

The leader stated that 15 years ago, the ninth tenure Politburo realised the important role and position of Đà Nẵng and issued Resolution No 33-NQ/TW in order to create favourable conditions and momentum for the city’s development.

After 10 years of implementation, the Politburo continued to issue Conclusion No 75, giving Đà Nẵng instructions to carry out the resolution, he noted.

He recognised that over time, Đà Nẵng has developed strongly, rapidly and on the right track, especially in terms of economic, urban and tourism infrastructure; rural building; competition; and the human development index.

During 2003-18, Đà Nẵng recorded an annual average GDP growth of 10 per cent, up 4.2 times against 2003.

Đà Nẵng is a prime example of a dynamic and creative city which is able to promote its strengths, the leader said, noting that during the process of building and development, the city has focused on harmonising its economy with culture, society and defence-security.

However, the city has yet to fully tap its favourable geo-political and economic conditions and promote its pivotal role in the central-Central Highlands regions to develop sea-based and forest-based strengths, he said, adding that he hopes the city’s development will accelerate in the time ahead.

To do so, Đà Nẵng should pay more attention to the long-term planning to make full use of its advantages and potential, as well as improving land use and management, the leader suggested.

Besides building on socio-economic achievements, Đà Nẵng needs to concentrate more on building its Party and political system.

He also noted that Đà Nẵng has strengths in developing high technology, tourism and trade services. Therefore, it should strive to become a cultural, economic, social and tourism hub of the central-Central Highlands regions.

The implementation of policies to attract resources, especially human resources, is important to meet development requirements, the leader said.

Đà Nẵng also plays a crucial role in the East Sea issue as it is home to many seaports, he said, asking the city to ensure defence-security work is maintained.

At the working session, the Politburo agreed to issue a new resolution on building and developing Đà Nẵng which is based on the previous resolution but matches the requirements of a more modern context. — VNS

 

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