Hai Phong urged to become a growth pole
09:17 | 02/03/2018

VGP – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung urged Hai Phong to become a large economic center, a city for creative innovations, and a growth pole of the whole country, during a working session with key leaders of the northern port city on March 2.

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The deputy PM recognized and applauded the impressive socio-economic development results that Hai Phong has achieved last year as well as in the first two months of 2018.

Hai Phong “took off” with a growth rate more than twice as  high as the average rate of the nation, he said, adding that the city was also one of the most drastic localities in improving the local investment environment.

Dung stated that Hai Phong still possesses numerous potential and advantages for greater development, with large industrial and service projects currently underway in the city promising to generate high growth in the year ahead.

Photo: VGP

He asked the city to fully tap into its potential to create breakthroughs in socio-economic development, thus creating a driving force for the northern economic region.As reported by the municipal People’s Committee, Hai Phong’s key economic targets witnessed high growth in 2017, reaching and even exceeding the plans set for the year. The city’s gross regional domestic product (GRDP) increased by 14.01%, the highest since 1994, more than twice as high as the average level of the country.

Earlier on the same day, Deputy PM Trinh DinhDung and the working delegation of the Government inspected the progress of the Lach Huyen International Port and Vinfast automobile manufacturing complex projects.

                                                                                                                            By Vien Nhu

 

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