Central Quang Nam province has been aware of the strength that green growth-oriented investment projects can create to benefit its development course as well as that of its neighbouring localities.

At an investment seminar focusing on green growth held in the province on June 23, local authorities expected to promote initiatives and strategies on green growth applicable in Quang Nam in association with neighbouring provinces.

Major investment opportunities, especially in developing green urban areas, industries and eco-tourism, were introduced to donors, development organisations and potential investors during the event, which was jointly organised by the provincial People’s Committee and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).

Under the National Strategy on Green Growth for the 2011-2020 period, with a vision to 2050, Quang Nam has implemented its own development strategy, focusing on local economic growth, natural resource management, climate change adaptation and social equality.

Speaking at the function, National Assembly Vice Chairman Huynh Ngoc Son urged the province to speed up administrative reforms and create favourable conditions for the investors to inject funds into green growth-oriented development.

Most importantly, economic development should align with the efficient use of natural resources, environmental protection and social equality, he said.

According to Le Phuoc Thanh, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, in a bid to fulfil its goals the locality is working hard to create concrete investment opportunities.

Speakers at the forum introduced several models of urbanisation, economic development and natural resource management with a consideration for green growth applicable in Quang Nam.-VNA