Ca Mau confident of achieving economic growth targets hinh anh 1A view of Ca Mau city. (Photo:
Ca Mau (VNS/VNA) - Despite facing difficulties, the southernmost province of Ca Mau saw remarkable economic growth in the first half and expects to meet its economic growth target of 7% this year.

Preliminary figures from the provincial Statistics Office show economic growth in the first six months was 4.23% year-on-year.

The agricultural, industrial and services sectors recorded growth of 6.41%, 0.61% and 7.03%.

Exports grew by 53% to nearly 728 million USD, with seafood exports rising by 38% to 605 million USD and fertiliser exports by 229% to 122.5 million USD.

Huynh Quoc Viet, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said solutions to fulfill the socio-economic development targets for this year would be reviewed and supplemented, including the economic growth target of 7%.

The People's Committee would finalise the provincial plan for 2021-2030 and submit it to the Government for approval and focus on urban and rural planning and developing three key townships, he said.

It would also seek to boost industrial production and trade, and promote exports to markets that have free trade agreements with Vietnam, he said.

Ca Mau planned to strengthen trade promotion for agricultural products, especially those made under the ‘One commune-One products’ programme, and solicit investment in its agro-forestry and fisheries sector, he said.

Provincial authorities would closely monitor price movements to head off black marketeering, he added.

He called on all government agencies to step up administrative reforms to improve the province’s investment environment and position in the Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) and the Public Administration Reform Index (PAR-index).

The province would also strive to effectively implement a project on improving its business environment and enhancing its competitiveness in 2021 - 2025 to improve its ranking in the provincial competitiveness index (PCI) and provide better support to enterprises, especially small and medium-sized and private firms who face difficulties due to COVID-19, he added./.