The Primer Minister has permitted amendments to the development master plan for industrial parks in 31 provinces and cities.

He has approved the scrapping of five and reducing the size of six others that are set to come up in the five provinces of Ha Nam, Vinh Phuc, Tay Ninh, Ben Tre, and Tien Giang.

Another 16, which have been built already in Hoa Binh, Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, Vinh Phuc, Ha Nam, Da Nang, Gia Lai, An Giang, and Can Tho, will also see their sizes reduced.

Four parks in Hoa Binh, Vinh Phuc, and Dong Thap will be enlarged.

The PM urged all provincial people's committees to make efforts to speed up investment in industrial parks and the 10 provinces with the least investment in industrial parks to report to him and the Ministry of Planning and Investment every six months.

The ministry together with other relevant ministries and agencies now has to quickly submit the master plan for industrial parks for the period up to 2020 for the country's remaining provinces, and supervise and assist localities in attracting investment.

The PM also ordered provinces to resolve all difficulties faced by investors, reduce the size of parks with low efficiency, and review regulations related to detailed master plans, environment, land use in parks, compensation for land, and resettlement of people whose lands are acquired.

The PM asked industrial parks to have wastewater treatment systems at the earliest.-VNA