Hanoi authorities are planning to develop the capital into a modern, creative, and environmentally friendly industrial centre that produces high-quality, globally-competitive goods by 2030.

So far, Hanoi has made a name for itself as a major manufacturer of mobile phones, printers, and motorcycle spare parts.

The development of support industries has also sharpened the city’s capacity to utilise advanced technology to produce high-quality and reasonably-priced goods.

Director of the municipal Department of Industry and Trade Le Hong Thang said the city aimed to expand its production facilities to three high-tech parks, 24 industrial parks and 154 craft villages from 2015-2020.

The northern districts of Soc Son, Me Linh, Dong Anh, Long Bien, Gia Lam, and Tu Liem will specialise in electronics, engineering, chemicals and garment-textiles, while the southern and western districts of Thuong Tin, Phu Xuyen, Hoai Duc and Chuong My will focus on bio-technology, agricultural production, and support industries.

Hanoi is currently home to nine industrial parks, with the Thang Long, Noi Bai and Sai Dong parks being the most attractive destinations for international high-tech firms.-VNA