NA Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu handed over the Resolution to the representative of the province at the ceremony (Source: VNA)

Kien Giang (VNA) - A ceremony to announce the Resolution of the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on the foundation of Ha Tien city in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang was held in the locality on November 3.

Under the resolution, a new ward named My Duc will be set up, covering 16.96 sq.km and accommodating 9,108 residents of My Duc commune.  The ward borders Cambodia to the east and the north, Dong Ho ward to the east and the south, the Gulf of Thailand to the west, and Binh San and Phao Dai to the south.

The new Ha Tien city has a total area of 100.49 sq.km. It borders Giang Thanh district to the east, the Gulf of Thailand to the west, Kien Luong district to the south and Cambodia to the north. 

The city encompasses Binh San, Dong Ho, My Duc, Phao Dai and To Chau wards, and Thuan Yen and Tien Hai communes.

Addressing the event, NA Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu highlighted the important role played by Kien Giang in the socio-economic development in the Mekong Delta - the key economic region of the country.

Ha Tien town was established in 1998 as one of the important urban areas in Vietnam's urban system and the coastal and border urban system between Vietnam and Cambodia.

It is located in the coastal economic belt of Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand, occupying an important position in the key national tourism development area of Rach Gia - Ha Tien - Phu Quoc. It has huge potential for development of tourism and border trade.

The NA Vice Chairman said the establishment of Ha Tien city is the premise for the local authorities to continue operating and managing policies and mechanisms effectively, towards developing the city into a tourism and service hub of the region and a border gate city in the southwestern border of Vietnam.

He asked for more support from ministries and sectors for Kien Giang as well as Ha Tien city to fully tap their potential and strengths for future socio-economic development.

Nguyen Thanh Nhan, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee and Chairman of the Ha Tien city People’s Committee pledged to build Ha Tien into a dynamic city in the Mekong Delta region.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Pham Vu Hong asked the municipal People’s Committee to soon build plans and programmes for urban development, call for investment, foster tourism development and border trade, and take advantages of support and cooperation from border localities of Cambodia to serve its development.-VNA