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Hanoi (VNA) – The Prime Minister has recently approved the Target Programme on investing in infrastructure in coastal economic zones; border gate economic, industrial and high-tech areas, industrial clusters and high-tech agricultural areas for the 2016-2020 period. 

Between now and 2020, construction on 200 – 250 kilometres of major roads, water drainage and concentrated wastewater treatment facilities in 16 coastal economic zones will be completed.

Up to 200 – 220 kilometres of major roads in 21 border economic zones will be built, including nine key border economic areas with huge exports-imports. Others include wastewater treatment facilities for 35 - 40 industrial zones and 30 - 35 industrial clusters in poor and extremely poor areas and rainwater drainage and electricity supply for three high-tech areas and six high-tech agricultural areas.

The project costs nearly 21 trillion VND (930 million USD), more than 16.67 trillion VND of which was from the State budget and the remaining from local budget and other sources.

The Prime Minister asked the Ministry of Planning and Investment to appraise and allocate State funding for projects for 2016-2020 and each year, and partner with the Finance Ministry to review the progress of projects under the programme and report to the Prime Minister each year.-VNA