A road in Bien Hoa city (Source: VNA)
Dong Nai (VNA) – Bien Hoa city in the southern province of Dong Nai on February 3 held a ceremony to receive the Prime Minister’s decision recognising the city as first-grade urban area under the province’s management.

On December 30 last year, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung signed decision No. 2488 recognising Bien Hoa as first-grade city after 22 years being classed a second-grade urban area.

Secretary of the municipal Party’s Committee Le Van Danh said the city is a major political and economic centre with a population of over 1 million.

It is one of the country’s biggest industrial centres and an important transport link in the southern key economic region, he added.

Pham Anh Dung, acting Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, said that Bien Hoa is striving to become a sustainable first-tier urban area, that will advance to be a centrally governed city.

In order to obtain the goal, the city will develop modern metropolitan infrastructure and public facilities as well as improve people’s standard of living.-VNA