PM urges Hai Duong to become industrial hub

08:45 | 10/04/2018 Local Industry

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged the northern province of Hai Duong to turn itself into an industrial centre of the northern region and the country at large in the next decade.

PM Phuc speaking at the working session with Hai Duong provincial leaders - NDO Photo

Hai Duong should become a dynamic locality named in the list of the country’s leading localities with comprehensive development, the leader said at a working session with the provincial leaders on April 9.

To meet the goal, Hai Dong needs to restructure industrial clusters and zones, and assess efficiency of industrial parks, universities and vocational institutions in the locality, the PM said.

Apart from restructuring the agricultural sector and public investment, Hai Duong should heed developing the contingent of leaders in order to build a growth-enabling administration, he said.

The leader asked Hai Duong to enter the list of 20 localities with the best indexes in terms of competitiveness and business environment, and double the number of businesses as soon as possible.

“To become an industrial centre of the nation, Hai Duong needs to attract big enterprises both at home and abroad, and pay more attention to restructuring industrial production in the time ahead,” he further said.

The leader also stressed the need for Hai Duong to ensure environmental protection during economic development, intensify transport connectivity, especially waterways, and increase logistic services.

The province was urged to participate in tourism chains with national and international tours, creating momentum for developing service sectors.

In 2017, nearly 60 percent of communes and two districts in Hai Duong were recognized as new-style rural areas.

The province contributed nearly VND14.7 trillion (US$648.8 million) to the State budget, equivalent 117 percent of the assigned estimate.

Earlier the same day, PM Phuc held a dialogue with farmers in Hai Duong, where he pledged that the Government will open more channels to acquire public feedback and enable farmers to do their best to enrich themselves and the nation.

He then visited a vegetable processing facility and a war invalid in Gia Tan commune, Gia Loc district.

Theo NDO/VNA