Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh urged the north-central and central coastal regions to create more breakthroughs in development to match their potential and advantages while addressing a conference in Quy Nhon city, Binh Dinh province, on February 5.
The conference touched upon the implementation of the Government’s action plan to materialize the Politburo’s Resolution No. 26-NQ/TW dated November 3, 2022 on orientations for socio-economic development and national defense and security in the two regions by 2030 with a vision towards 2045. It was also intended to promote investment in the regions with the theme of “Linkage - Breakthroughs from maritime economy - Rapid, sustainable development.”
|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the conference__Photo: VNA|
The regions hold strategic positions and roles of special significance in terms of economy, especially maritime economy, politics, culture, social affairs, environment, external relations, national defense and security, as well as sea and island sovereignty, the PM pointed out.
Notably, they are home to five cultural and natural heritage sites, and six intangible cultural heritages recognized by UNESCO, he said.
The leader, however, expressed his concern that such unique potential and competitive advantages have yet to be maximised in socio-economic development, with limitations still remaining in mechanisms and policies, infrastructure and human resources.
Given this, PM Chinh asked the regions to mobilize resources for development, and take people and businesses as the center, subject, resources, momentum and target of development.
He urged ministries, agencies and localities in the regions to quickly map out their own action programs and plans to seriously implement the Politburo’s resolution and the Government’s action plan.
Focus should be paid to perfecting institutions, regional planning schemes and regional connectivity policies, and promoting the maritime economy, digital transformation, green economy, circular economy, and tourism, forest and agriculture-based economy, he noted.
The PM also mentioned the three development engines of consumption, investment and export, and asked the regions step up investment in socio-economic infrastructure, especially in the field of transport.
Regarding investment promotion, he stressed that cooperation should be conducted selectively based on quality, efficiency, technology and environmental protection criteria.
He called on investors, businesses and development partners to continue accompanying Vietnam and the regions in particular, urging them to sketch out long-term, sustainable business strategies, and fulfill their commitments.
On this occasion, localities in the regions unveiled the list of projects that are luring investment, covering infrastructure at industrial zones, seaports, wind power, transport infrastructure, tourism and logistics.
Representatives from ministries and localities also proposed solutions to spur development in the two regions.
As part of his working trip to Binh Dinh, PM Chinh had a working session with local officials, during which the leader expressed his impression on the province’s performance in infrastructure development and its housing policy towards social policy beneficiaries and low-income earners.
Mentioning Binh Dinh’s potential and strengths in maritime economy and tourism, PM Chinh expressed his belief that the province would create breakthroughs to lead the south-central coastal region.
Binh Dinh needs to pay attention to the three strategic breakthroughs of institutions, infrastructure and human resources, and administrative reform, he continued.
Industry should be turned into a key economic sector, while agriculture should grow sustainably, with modern, effective aquaculture, focusing on high-tech shrimp farming and tuna fishing, he said.
The PM also suggested the province call for more investments in maritime transportation, logistics, warehouses, finance, banking, and post and telecommunications.
On this occasion, the PM made field trips to and attended inauguration ceremonies of serval facilities in Binh Dinh.- (VNA/VLLF)