​Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addresses the working session with Quang Nam's leaders (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the central province of Quang Nam to become a model of rapid, sustainable and comprehensive development and work together with neighbouring localities of Da Nang and Quang Ngai to form an economic hub of the central region.

To this end, the province needs to mobilise all available resources, develop a transparent and growth-driving administration to support locals and enterprises as well as tap all opportunities for development, he said during a working session with leaders of the province in Hanoi on September 28.

He stressed the importance of a responsible administrative system, and strict punishment of reckless officials.

He asked Quang Nam to restructure its economic towards comprehensive development, improving the agricultural sector with a focus on maritime economy and offshore fishing.

Quang Nam should resolutely say no to industrial projects possibly harming the environment, he requested.

Along with rearrangement of population planning, the province should seek measures to deal with conflicts in planning of industry and tourism, ensuring a healthy living environment for the locals.

The Government leader asked Quang Nam to encourage startups to triple the current number of enterprises, while making more efforts to attract investors to industrial parks and economic zones, and completing its infrastructure system.

Lying in the central major economic region, Quang Nam has a favourable location for connection of regional localities, In the ASEAN map, Quang Nam is in the central of the East-West Economic Corridor with easy access to Laos , Cambodia , Thailand and Myanmar .

In a 3,200km radius, Quang Nam is in core area of the most dinamic region of East Asia that containing Singapore , China , the Republic of Korea and Japan . It takes only 4-5 hours to fly from Quang Nam to almost all major airport of Asia-Pacific.

Owning 125km-long coastline, Quang Nam has various attractive beaches and a warm weather.

In the first nine months of this year, Quang Nam recorded an economic growth of 12 percent, with 640 newly-established companies. It has fulfiled the yearly target in budget collection with nearly 13 trillion VND, a 40 percent rise over the same period last year and reaching 90 percent of estimate. As much as 60 percent of the province’s income is sourced from the Chu Lai-Truong Hai auto factory, which is considered a model of industrial production of Vietnam.

Although more than 50 communes of Quang Nam have been recognised as new-styled rural areas, nine local mountainous communes have still been poor localities with extreme difficulties.-VNA