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Hải Phòng to become green, smart city

Update: July, 13/2018 - 16:55
Tân Vũ Port in Hải Phòng City. — VNA/VNS Photo Lâm Khánh
Viet Nam News

HẢI PHÒNG — Hải Phòng is projected to become a green city and a major maritime service hub by 2025.

The vision is part of the general plan for the northern port city by 2025 towards 2030 which has been approved by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc.

According to the plan, the northern port city will be developed into a hub for the key northern economic region and a green smart city with unique architecture and synchronized socio-economic infrastructure.

It is also expected to become a key point connecting transportation of the country and the gate to the sea of northern localities and the Việt Nam-China economic corridor.

The city needs to focus on industrialisation and modernisation based on advanced science and technology and human resources while maintaining a balance between economic development and environmental protection. Key industrial sectors with high added value such as green and high-tech industry, maritime industry and electronic sector should be developed, the PM said.

The city should develop its economy along with defence and security protection while improving the quality of life for citizens.

Gross Regional Domestic Product of the city is expected to account for 19.6 per cent of the GDP of the key northern economic region and 4.86 per cent of nationwide GDP by 2020.

Annual Gross Regional Domestic Product per person is set to reach VNĐ86.3 million (US$3,750) by 2020.

Services including sea transport, logistics, airlines, banking-finance, commerce and tourism are set to be developed.

A logistics centre for the key northern economic region will be located at Nam Đình Vũ Industrial Zone.

Tourism is set to become a spearhead economic sector with high-quality, professional and environmentally-friendly services. Cát Bà, Đồ Sơn beaches are planned to be developed into nationwide and world-class tourism spots. — VNS

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