Hanoi calls for environmentally-friendly, hi-tech projects hinh anh 1A road that connects Noi Bai International Airport and Nhat Tan Bridge. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)Hanoi is calling for investment in environmentally friendly large-scale projects that use advanced technologies.

According to the city’s promotion programme for trade, investment and tourism in 2017, it will prioritise projects in urban infrastructure development, especially those that connect Noi Bai International Airport and Nhat Tan Bridge; hi-tech agriculture; retailing; healthcare; education and culture.

The capital aims to carry out more projects under public-private partnership agreements and draw more than 3 billion USD in foreign direct investment. It also hopes to have 80 percent of applications for business registration done online and plans to pilot granting investment licences online.

In addition, local authorities will enhance partnerships with other cities and provinces across the country to distribute high quality “made in Vietnam” products in the city and provide more support for local producers to improve product quality and help them access domestic and overseas markets.

The city will continue promoting tourism at international fairs with the focus on key markets like Europe, the United States, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, South Asia and the Middle East.-VNA