The northern province of Ninh Binh is implementing a series of measures to stimulate its socio-economic development.

During a conference held in the locality on March 3, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dinh Van Dien asked relevant local sectors and agencies to roll out relevant and effective policies to maximise the Ninh Binh’s potential and strength.

The Chairman underlined the necessity of promoting sustainable development in both industry and tourism, urging for upgrades and rapid construction of infrastructure serving the two sectors.

He also requested intensifying investment and trade promotion activities to attract more investment inflows, especially in the support industry and using environmently friendly technologies.

Ninh Binh has targeted at least 8.5 percent economic growth in 2015 with hopes that the value of industry production and construction will rise 16 percent, the agro-forestry-aquaculture by 2.1 percent, and the service sector around 10 percent.

To realise these goals, local authorities are focusing on new production projects in industrial parks (IPs), while accelerating administrative reform and supporting enterprises to upgrade equipment and technologies and improve productivity and the quality of products.

IP management boards will work closely with the provincial industrial development board to outline strategies to overcome difficulties facing enterprises in their production and business and improve their access to capital for development.

Ninh Binh is also focused on developing its handicraft industry and trade villages.
It aims to have at least 30 communes meeting all 19 criteria for new-style rural areas in 2015.-VNA