Hai Phong targets annual growth of 14.5 percent for next five years hinh anh 1Secretary of the Hai Phong Party Committee Le Van Thanh addresses the closing session of the 16th municipal Party Congress on October 15 (Photo: VNA)

Hai Phong (VNA) – The 16th Party Congress of northern Hai Phong city for the 2020-2025 tenure wrapped up on October 15 afternoon, issuing a resolution that targets an average growth rate of 14.5 percent annually for the period.

In the congress’s resolution, Hai Phong expects that by 2025, its gross regional domestic product (GRDP) will account for 6.4 percent of Vietnam’s gross domestic product, and per capita GRDP will reach 11,800 USD.

It also aims for an annual increase of 21.5 percent in the industrial production index, 145 trillion VND (over 6 billion USD) in State budget revenue, 20 million tourist arrivals, all communes basically meeting criteria of a model new-style rural area, and no local households living under the national poverty line by 2025.

Delivering the event’s closing speech, the re-elected Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Le Van Thanh said Hai Phong looks to complete industrialisation and modernisation and become a modernity-oriented industrialised city, a key locality of sea-based economic activities in the country, and an international tourism centre in the next five years.

The city is working towards better material and spiritual lives for local residents, ensured social order and safety, guaranteed defence and security, along with a clean, strong, lean and efficient Party organisation and political system, thus creating a solid foundation for it to become a modern, smart and sustainable industrialised city on a par with counterparts in Southeast Asia by 2030, he noted.

The congress elected a 53-member municipal Party Committee for 2020-2025, along with 23 official delegates and two alternate ones representing the city at the 13th National Party Congress, slated for early 2021./.