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Hanoi (VNA) – Nine localities recorded over 10 percent growth in gross regional domestic product (GRDP) in the first sixth month of this year, reported the General Statistics Office (GSO).

The central province of Ha Tinh topped the list. It was followed by Bac Ninh, Hai Phong, Thai Binh, Bac Giang, Quang Ninh, Lao Cai, Ninh Thuan and Long An.

According to the GSO, many other localities achieved high GRDP growth between 8-10 percent, including Thai Nguyen, Ha Nam, Ninh Binh, Dak Nong, Quang Ngai, Kien Giang, Hai Duong, Lam Dong, Binh Thuan, Dong Thap and Hau Giang.

However, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Hoa Binh, Lai Chau and Cao Bang were among localities with low growth in the reviewed period.

Although in the leading group, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City saw a GRDP expansion of more than 7 percent.

In term of economic region, the Red River Delta Region took the top position with 12.02 percent, followed by the Northern Central and Central Coastal Region with 8.61 percent.

Major reasons behind the big gap in GRDP growth between the two regions were the stronger development of industry and construction in some northern and central localities such as Vinh Phuc, Bac Ninh, Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Thai Binh, Ha Tinh and Quang Ngai.

Lowest growth was recorded in the southeast region at only 4.17 percent.

The northern midland and mountainous region recorded growth of 8.43 percent, followed by the Mekong Delta region (7.61 percent) and the Central Highlands region (7.28 percent).-VNA