Action plan aims to boost growth of northern central, central coastal region

December 31, 2022 - 09:25
In the 2021-30 period, the gross regional domestic product (GRDP) growth in the region is expected to reach 7-7.5 per cent each year, according to the plan
A fishing port in the central coastal province of Phú Yên. — VNA/VNS Photo Phạm Cường

HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam has signed a decision issuing a government action plan to implement the Politburo’s resolution on boosting socio-economic development and ensuring defence and security in the north-central coastal region until 2030, with a long-term vision to 2045.

The action plan aims to realise the goal set in the Politburo’s resolution, including boosting the region’s dynamic, fast and sustainable development with its strengths as a sea-based economy matching the potential and advantages of the region and regional localities, promoting science-technology and innovation growth and digital transformation, maintaining cultural, historical values and maritime ecosystem as well as ensuring social equality and improving locals’ income.

In the 2021-30 period, the gross regional domestic product (GRDP) growth in the region is expected to reach 7-7.5 per cent each year. In 2030, the figure is hoped to increase 2.3-3 times on 2020, with industry-construction accounting for about 40.7 per cent and service about 37.5 per cent. Meanwhile, the per capita GRDP is projected to reach about VNĐ156 million (US$6,604).

The region will look to make up about 20-25 per cent of the country’s total State budget collection, while the urbanisation rate is expected to hit 47-48 per cent. More than 90 per cent of the total communes in the region are expected to become new-style rural areas.

At the same time, the region will strive to raise the human development index to a higher level than the country’s average, with per capita income higher than that of the country by 1.2 times. The rate of trained labourers is expected to reach about 75 per cent, and the percentage of poor households should reduce by 1-1.5 per cent per year. More than 95 per cent of the population is expected to be covered by health insurance.

To this end, the action plan rolls out various solutions, including raising public consensus in implementing the plan, completing relevant institutions and mechanisms, fostering regional connectivity and promoting the sea-based economy.

The plan underlines the need for the region to focus on developing maritime economic sectors in association with ensuring defence and security at sea and boosting sea-based tourism and services. — VNS