Socio-economic cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City and other southeastern localities has produced significant outcomes, giving a boost to many sectors like industry, real estate, investment-trade, health care and education, an official has said.
According to Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Tran Duy Dong, the collaboration has helped to attract resources from different economic sectors in southern metropolis to other southeastern localities.
HCM City is aware that its development should be inseparable from the southeastern region, said Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Phan Van Mai at a recent conference in Binh Phuoc province, noting that the city has benefited most from regional connectivity.
It is necessary to strengthen collaboration with each of the localities in the region, he emphasized.
Chairman of the People’s Committee of Binh Duong province Vo Van Minh said HCM City has driven the development of its adjacent cities and provinces, and the country as well.
However, he said, bottlenecks remain in regional connectivity, which has hindered the development of both HCM City and the southeastern region.
The southeastern region encompasses HCM City and the five provinces of Binh Duong, Dong Nai, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Tay Ninh and Binh Phuoc.
Their People’s Committees shared the view that the regional connectivity is intended to create common economic space and optimize advantages of each locality.
The connectivity should cover transport infrastructure, information-communications infrastructure, electricity and water supply, tourism products and infrastructure, green economy, and high-quality personnel, they said.
Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen pointed to roadblocks to regional transport links and the need to remove them in order to create an impulse for regional growth.
Local authorities, therefore, have agreed to cooperate in road, railway and waterway construction and development, and work together in the planning work, making it match regional and national planning schemes.- (VNA/VLLF)