Southern key economic zone development plan issued
19:35 | 20/02/2014
VGP – PM Nguyen Tan Dung has issued a plan to respond to a Political Bureau conclusion on the overall development in the southern region to 2020.
The Political Bureau adopted Conclusion No. 27-KL/TW on August 2, 2012 to realize its Resolution No. 53-NQ/TW dated August 29, 2005 on accelerating socio-economic development and defense and security maintenance in the South Eastern region and the Southern key economic zone towards 2020.
 
Accordingly, ministries and agencies under the Government, the People’s Committees of cities and provinces in the said above areas will work together to realize measures on accelerating the socio-economic development and guaranteeing the national defense and security.
 
Besides, the plan aims to develop value-added and high-technology-contained industries, increase the competitiveness of major industries such as mechanics, electronics, promote services such as finance, banking, trade, telecommunication, and enhance sustainable agriculture development.
 
Provinces need to complete an infrastructure system connecting localities in the region, give priority to developing green and ecological urban areas, upgrade highways and build Long Thanh international airport by 2020.
 
The plan also aims to strengthen cooperation on investment promotion, technology transfer and labor supply between localities in the Southern key economic zone with others in the Mekong Delta, the Central and the Central Highlands.
 
The South Eastern region and the Southern key economic zone include Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Tay Ninh, Binh Phuoc, Long An and Tien Giang.
By Thuy Dung
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