During a local working session with standing board of the provincial Party Committee on March 16, PM Chinh said Hai Duong lies in an important geographical location and belongs to the northern key economic region, with convenient transport system, land conducive for agriculture, vast reserves of mineral resources and long-standing culture which are advantages for tourism development.
To be among the top 10 provinces with the largest economic size nationwide and a locomotive industrial hub in the Red River Delta by 2030, PM Chinh asked Hai Duong to focus on planning to fully optimise its unique potentials and competitive advantages, thus attracting more investors and driving development.
He called on the province to diversify resources, enhance public-private partnerships, develop infrastructure connecting with seaports and airports, especially between its northeast and the provinces of Bac Ninh, Bac Giang and Quang Ninh.
The locality must work closely with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the provinces of Bac Giang and Bac Ninh to complete the dossier seeking the recognition of Yen Tu - Vinh Nghiem - Con Son, Kiep Bac complex as a world heritage site, he said, adding that further attention must also be paid to ensuring social welfare, developing social housing for workers and hi-quality workforce training.
Social issues of public concern must also be dealt with to maintain political security and social safety and order, he said.
Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Tran Duc Thang said last year, the province’s gross regional domestic product (GRDP) expanded by 9.14% while its State budget collection hit over 20 trillion VND (869 million USD), up 36% from the estimate.
The local economic size now ranks 11th out of 63 cities and provinces nationwide, and fifth out of 11 localities in the Red River Delta.
The province targets becoming a modern-oriented industrial locality by 2025 and achieving an annual growth of over 9% during 2021-2030.
The PM also agreed with suggestions made by local authorities. However, certain issues and projects need to be considered in the order of priority and necessity.