Thanks to the development of action programmes and work plans, the participation of the whole political system, people and business community, as well as proactive and flexible solutions, Hạ Long City has completed its socio-economic development targets for 2022.
Notably, the growth rate in production value reached 15.9%; domestic revenue (excluding land use fees, ground and water surface rent, and entrance fees to Hạ Long Bay) increased by 15.1%; the average proportion of expenditure on development investment reached 62.4% of the total budget expenditure; total social investment increased by 10%; while 1,050 newly established enterprises were recorded, a rise of 105%.
The city no longer has poor households, or near-poor households according to the poverty line for the 2021-2022 period; dossiers on new rural construction tasks have been completed; while the urbanisation rate reached 87.3%; creating more than 6,500 new jobs.
In 2022, Hạ Long started 38 new projects with a total investment of nearly VNĐ3.1 trillion, including the route from the intersection of the overpass of the Hạ Long - Vân Đồn highway (Trại Me village, Sơn Dương commune, to Đồng Trà village, Đồng Lâm commune); inter-commune road (Mỏ Đông, Sơn Dương commune through Đèo Dọc, Cài, Đồng Lâm communes to Đồng Sơn commune centre); social housing in residential area and Ngân Hàng hill.
2022 was a breakthrough year for tourism in Hạ Long City. Immediately after the COVID-19 pandemic was controlled, the city had many effective solutions to refresh products, stimulate tourism demand, and improve service quality.
Previously, Hạ Long set a target to welcome 4.5 million visitors, with revenue from tourism activities reaching VNĐ6.9 trillion. In fact, in the first 11 months of the year, the city welcomed over 7.1 million visitors (equivalent to 4.4 times compared to 2021), and total tourism revenue reached VNĐ14.5 trillion (equal to 6 times compared to 2021), twice that of the growth scenario. The city has welcomed 288,600 international visitors.
In 2023, the city is expected to welcome about 8.5 million tourists, with tourism revenue of VNĐ18.7 trillion.
Chairman of Hạ Long People's Council Vũ Văn Diện, said: “In a difficult context, the above results clearly show the high determination of the government and people of the city. It is from these intertwined challenges and opportunities that the city's cadres and civil servants are trained to improve their capacity to meet the requirements in the new situation.”