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Mỹ Tho named first-grade urban area

Update: April, 27/2016 - 17:10
Mỹ Tho City has been recognised as a first-grade urban city. –– Photo
Viet Nam News

TIÊN GIANG (VNS) ­­–– Mỹ Tho City in the southern province of Tiền Giang has been named a first-grade urban area under the province’s management.

A ceremony was held yesterday following the prime minister’s decision.

Covering an area of more than, the city has a population of 270,200 people living in 17 wards.

The city has undergone significant development in its 335-year history. Not only is it one of the province’s central cities, but also is a key entrance to the Mekong River Delta.

Mỹ Tho City’s average economic growth last year was 15.5 per cent. Annual average income per person, at present, is VNĐ95 million (more than US$4,200). Living conditions have also been improved.

It is the first city in the Mekong River Delta to meet the standards of a first-grade urban area, including standards based on population scale, population density, labour rate in non-agricultural sector, infrastructure and scenery.

The city was recognised as a second-grade urban city in 2005. — VNS

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