HÀ NỘI — The Government has begun an action plan to develop the central coastal province of Khánh Hòa into a leading tourism and agriculture hub over the next eight years.
Among the targets for 2025, this resolution aims at gross regional domestic product per capita of VNĐ104 million (over US$4,500), an urbanisation rate of 65 per cent, non-agricultural workers accounting for 77.97 per cent of the local workforce, and a rate of trained workers at 85 per cent.
The respective targets for 2030 will increase to VNĐ189 million, 70 per cent, 81.91 per cent, and 90 per cent.
To make this happen, Khánh Hòa needs to step up digital transformation, effectively capitalise on resources, and boost economic restructuring in a way that maximises potential and advantages to develop the maritime economy, high-tech processing and manufacturing industry, logistics services, the energy sector, and tourism, according to the Government’s action plan.
It will have to maintain sustainable industrial development which will serve as the main growth driver for the province to become a centre for the maritime economy and high-tech industry of the southcentral region, the Central Highlands, and Việt Nam as a whole.
In agricultural development, large-scale concentrated farming will be promoted with increased application of scientific and technological advances. This process will be carried out in tandem with new-style rural area building.
Other tasks specified by the action plan include developing a diverse service sector that has high intellectual and technological content, with focus on tourism, logistics, and digital economy; forming national and international-level trade centres; building logistics systems; expanding Cam Ranh International Airport; and developing large-scale passenger and cargo ports in Vân Phong Economic Zone.
Khánh Hòa should exert efforts to turn tourism into a key economic sector, protect the environment, preserve and bring into enhance local cultural identity, and boost related sectors.
Meanwhile, Nha Trang should be developed into a tourism city, the tourism area in the north of Cam Ranh Peninsula into a national-level site, and the Northern Vân Phong area into a world-class maritime tourism city.
The province also needs to boost tourism connectivity with others in the southcentral region, the Central Highlands, and the country at large. Those moves are expected to help turn Nha Trang – Khánh Hòa into a leading tourist destination in Southeast Asia.
The action plan also pointed out the necessity to develop uniform, modern, and inter-connected socio-economic infrastructure, especially transport infrastructure, while strengthening the province’s ties with other localities nationwide. — VNS