Part of Nghi Son Economic Zone (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved the expansion of the Nghi Son Economic Zone (EZ) in the central province of Thanh Hoa through 2035, with a vision to 2050.

The zone will cover 106,000 hectares, encompassing the entire area of the old Nghi Son EZ, the remainder area of Tinh Gia district and several communes of Nong Cong and Nhu Thanh districts.

The expansion aims to make Nghi Son EZ a dynamic economic development area in the south of the Northern Key Economic Zone.

The Nghi Son EZ is also expected to be an attractive destination for investment and a regional transit centre, ensuring economic development and national security.

It is hoped to become a multi-sector industrial complex focusing on petrochemical refineries and basic industries as well as building deep seaports and a human resources training centre.

The main goals from now to 2025 include improving the investment environment and constructing socio-economic infrastructure to attract investors.

After 2025, the EZ will develop industry, services, trade, finance, culture and society, eco-tourism and resorts, and green urban models.

The PM called for clear assessment of the role, position, potential, and development of the EZ.

The planning scheme is built in accordance with Government Decree No/44/2015/ND-CP dated May 6, 2015 on construction planning.

The Nghi Son EZ, established in mid-2006, is about 200 kilometres to the south of the capital city of Hanoi.

It also houses the Nghi Son seaport and the Nghi Son Oil Refinery and Petrochemical Complex – the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia.-VNA