Nghe An to develop key economic areas

Update: March, 04/2015 - 12:15
The photo shows an area of Vinh City, which will be upgraded into a central hub of the north-central region, with focus on finance, tourism, technology and sports. — Photo

NGHE AN (VNS) — The central Nghe An province will build three key economic zones that are expected to accelerate the local socio-economic development, according to the provincial department of planning and investment.

Accordingly, these economic areas will comprise Vinh City, Cua Lo Town and the southeastern districts along with the southern area of Nghe An and the neighbouring Ha Tinh Province's northern area; the Hoang Mai–Quynh Luu area, the southern area of Thanh Hoa Province and the northern area of Nghe An; and western Nghe An, with the centre being Nghia Dan District–Thai Hoa Town–Quy Hop District.

To successfully implement these economic models, the province has so far determined the functions, position and demands for investment in these areas and has focused on planning as approved by the government.

The province is also working hard to study and build mechanisms and policies related to land rent, site clearance, capital and technical assistance, among others to attract investors to projects, and to facilitate enterprises and people to effectively make use of the advantages and potential of the projects.

In addition, Nghe An will focus on thoroughly realising its functions towards the north-central region and the whole country, making full use of the potential and strengths of other localities; exploiting regional markets to facilitate regional development; and coordinating with Thanh Hoa and Ha Tinh provinces to create the so-called regional linkage for mutual assistance and development.

According to the development scheme, Vinh City will be upgraded into a central hub of the north-central region in terms of finance, trade, tourism and science and technology, as well as information technology, hi-tech, health and culture, besides sports and education and training.

Meanwhile, Cua Lo Town will be the spearhead and development axis, and industrial zones in this economic area will develop multi-sectoral and multi-functional industries, concentrating on electronics, automobile manufacturing, industrial and hi-tech machines and devices, and pharmaceutical production. To that end, the districts of Hung Nguyen, Nam Dan and Nghi Loc in the vicinity will become significant satellites connecting Vinh City and Cua Lo Town.

The Hoang Mai – Quynh Luu economic area aims to develop the Hoang Mai and Dong Hoi industrial zones, focusing on key industries such as cement, thermo-electricity, steel refining and construction materials, besides mechanics, chemicals, seaports and sea tourism, as well as recreational tourism, aquaculture and seafood fishing and processing.

The western Nghe An economic area will develop the Nghia Dan hi-tech zone with the aim of developing the regional economy, focusing on advantageous products such as forest produce, rubber, tea and sugarcane, as well as livestock, hydroelectricity, meat processing and mineral exploitation, besides processing; and on exploiting and processing tin, ashlar paving stones and white stone powder to meet the national demand and for exports. — VNS