Containers were loaded at Tien Sa port in Da Nang City. ​(Source: VNA)

Da Nang (VNA) – Leaders and entrepreneurs in the central city of Da Nang worked together to tackle difficulties and outline new solutions to spur the city’s growth in 2018 and the following years at Spring 2018 Dialogue on March 8.

The leaders agreed that businesses play the decisive role in the city’s future sustainable development and sought their ideas and measures to address current problems facing the city.

Representatives of businesses pointed out insufficient infrastructure at industrial parks, saying it has yet met the demand of investors, especially small and medium-sized ones.

They also mentioned the lack of labour force in industrial production, inadequate investment in public transport, and the need to speed up the administrative procedures in the field of land, taxation and customs.

They proposed developing specialized industrial clusters, attracting investment into hi-tech industrial park, boosting environmentally friendly tourism, and contributed ideas relating to healthcare, education, high technology, trade, hi-tech agriculture, and start-up.

Truong Quang Nghia, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee, spoke highly of the business community’s contributions to developing the city’s economy, generating jobs, accelerating economic structure shifting, and expanding markets.

He suggested the people’s committee, sectors and branches focus on improving the training of human resources, especially for the fields of tourism, high technology, education and healthcare as well as infrastructure for tourism and industry.

The authorities need to handle completely the discharge of waste into the sea, publicize the planning of land plots where the city is calling for investment, and strictly undertake the administrative reform in the areas of bidding, land use auction and investment and business procedures, he said.

He expects that businesses and businesses’ associations will continue joining hands with the municipal authorities and people and contributing more ideas to make the city wealthier.

Located between the ancient town of Hoi An and the old capital of Hue, Da Nang City spans an area of 1,285 sq.km, with an estimated population of 1 million people in 2014, and expects to reach 1.5 million people by 2020 and 2.5 million by 2030.

It is one of the top 10 best places in the world for foreigners to live in 2018, according to the international tourism magazine Live and Invest Overseas (LIO).

Da Nang city is the only Vietnamese destination in the list.-VNA