Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a development strategy for the auto industry till 2025 with a vision towards 2035, looking to enable it to meet domestic demand and join world production chain.

Prioritised products defined in the strategy include trucks, above 10-seat passenger cars, up to nine-seat cars, and specialised vans.

Small and multifunctional vans for agricultural use and serving customers in rural and mountainous areas are encouraged to be made.

Support industry for the sector is set to use advanced technologies and partner with big world brands in order to be eligibly providing spare parts for the global vehicle manufacturing chain.

By 2020, the auto support industry will basically take shape, expected to meet about 35 percent of domestic spare parts and accessories demand. It could satisfy over 65 percent of local needs between 2026 and 2035.

The strategy also targets the export of about 90,000 made-in-Vietnam cars by 2035, encouraging the production of environmentally-friendly vehicles.

Meanwhile, technology will be upgraded to make products meet international standards, while a number of current auto industry centres will be rearranged to form concentrated ones.

The strategy also underscores the need to boost linkages and cooperation among automakers and assemblers, enterprises engaging in support industry, research and training centres in all economic sectors.

The PM’s Decision 1168/QD-TTg dated July 16 approving the strategy will take effect from the signing date, replacing Decision 175/2002/QD-TTG on December 3, 2002 on the auto development strategy to 2010 with a vision towards 2020.-VNA