Central coastal provinces and cities should review their master plans to ensure effective investment projects, said central region Development Consultancy Council head Tran Du Lich.

Provinces and the council will provide a list of crucial projects at a conference in Da Nang city next March.

"We should develop an overall plan of different industries in each province which would be an advantage and avoid overlapping." he said.

For example, Quang Ngai has already built an oil refinery plant in Dung Quat industry park so it wouldn't be appropriate to build other plants in neighbouring provinces, he said.

Deputy Director of Quang Nam Investment and Planning Department Truong Quang Dung said the province had planned the Cua Dai Bridge project to link three big industrial parks with Da Nang , to be completed in 2015.

"The project needs an investment capital of 3.8 trillion VND (180 million USD), of which 50 percent will
come from Government bonds," Dung said. "The bridge could help boost tourism between Da Nang and Hoi An."

Lich said Binh Dinh province has been planned as a centre of wood and seafood processing.

Khanh Hoa and Phu Yen provinces could share infrastructure projects already operating, such as airports, sea ports or oil refinery plant.

Binh Thuan and Ninh Thuan are set to build centres of tourism, plus wind and solar power plants. Ninh Thuan is scheduled as location for a nuclear power plant.

Region industrial parks have attracted 943 projects, of which 775 involved foreign direct investment, with a total capital of over 1.3 billion USD.-VNA