Hai Duong province’s Chi Linh township becomes city hinh anh 1NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim (R) Ngan presents a token of the Resolution to Chi Linh representatives (Photo: VNA)

Hai Duong (VNA) – A ceremony was held in the Red River Delta province of Hai Duong on April 20 evening to announce the National Assembly (NA)’s Resolution on the establishment of Chi Linh city based on the township of the same name.

The ceremony saw the attendance of NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court Nguyen Hoa Binh, Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung, among other officials.

Chi Linh, located on the Hanoi-Hai Phong-Quang Ninh economic triangle, spans over 282.9 km2 and has a total population of 220,421. The city houses 15 ethnic groups.

It is home to the national special relic site Con Son-Kiep Bac, a defence line built at the end of the 14th century to protect the Thang Long Imperial Citadel. It witnessed important battles between the Tran Dynasty army and the Yuan-Mongol invaders in the 14th and 15th centuries.

Industry and trade-service currently make up over 57 and 32 percent of the local economy, respectively, while the proportion of agriculture has been reduced to just above 10 percent. Chi Linh’s per capital income exceeded 75 million VND (3,230 USD) in 2018, higher than the average levels of Hai Duong and Vietnam.

Speaking at the ceremony, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Council Nguyen Manh Hien recommended the city to continue its efforts to expand urban space, invest in technical and social infrastructure, protect the environment, and boost tourism infrastructure in making the city a hub of spiritual, eco, and resort tourism.

He asked Chi Linh to focus on educational reform and human capacity building to create a long-term driving force for its sustainable growth.-VNA