Coffee is a key industrial tree in Dak Nong (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Prime Minister has signed a decision on developing the Central Highland province of Dak Nong into an important growth pole of the Cambodia – Laos – Vietnam (CLV) Development Triangle by 2050.

Under Decision 1439/QD-TTg dated July 19, 2016, Dak Nong province and surrounding areas are also set to become one of the socio-economic hubs of the Central Highlands, which includes the four other provinces of Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak and Lam Dong.

The decision specifies tasks towards the targets, including mapping out development plans for the Central Highlands in general and the province in particular so as to optimise local advantages and potential.

The plans should make use of the region’s advantages in agriculture, forestry, cross-border economic services, energy, mining and tourism.

Orientations will be defined for the development of cities, industrial parks, border economic zones, tourist attractions, social infrastructure and rural residential areas to ensure equal and sustainable economic growth.

Dak Nong, set up in 2004, covers more than 6,509 sq.km. of land with one town and seven districts. It has a strategic location in terms of security-defence as it is the southwestern gateway of the Central Highlands and shares a borderline of about 130km with Cambodia.

It is among the five Vietnamese provinces in the CLV Development Triangle, which also covers four Cambodian provinces and four Lao provinces.-VNA