Quang Ninh (VNA) - The northern port province of Quang Ninh has introduced new policies in the hope of making processing-manufacturing one of the three key pillars in its industry sector, along with mining and power and gas production and distribution.

The new policies were issued in early October at the first meeting of the 15th provincial Party Committee in the 2020-2025 tenure, which focused on socio-economic development tasks and solutions.

According to the Secretary of the Quang Ninh Party Committee, Nguyen Xuan Ky, in the 2020-2025 period Quang Ninh targets taking three breakthrough steps in the expansion of the processing-manufacturing sector, including in investment attraction and growth in added value, as well as breakthroughs in the proportion of processing-manufacturing in the province’s gross regional domestic product (GRDP) and its budget collections, and another breakthrough in the attraction of high-quality human resources.

To this end, Quang Ninh will focus on four major solutions in the period: the planning of production areas; the development of synchronised social infrastructure networks; the expansion of human resources; and the reform of administrative procedures and the improvement of the business and investment environment, as well as the building of a safe, civilised, and friendly living environment.

The leader said that Quang Ninh aims for rapid and sustainable growth in the processing-manufacturing sector on the basis of promoting the potential and advantages of the province and its localities, economic zones, and industrial parks, and especially by introducing preferential policies at economic zones, to develop processing-manufacturing projects.

He said the province will prioritise high-technology projects that use high-quality human resources, are friendly on the environment, have high added value, and save natural resources.

Quang Ninh will closely coordinate the rapid and sustainable development of processing-manufacturing with the attraction of high-quality and skilled human resources, he said.

Expansion of the sector will be conducted in parallel with the development of industry-urban-service areas with synchronised technical and social infrastructure networks, providing a modern, safe, and civilised living and working environment to residents.

Ky said that Quang Ninh is designing mechanisms and policies that are sufficiently strong to attract better human resources to meet demand for the expansion of processing-manufacturing, in line with improvements through the development of the Ha Long University and the Vietnam-Korea Vocational College, as well as other high-quality vocational facilities.

The province will also pay more attention to the fields of automobiles, electronics, information technology, medicine and pharmaceuticals, the fashion industry, and wood and fisheries processing, he said.

It kicked off the constriction of the Thanh Cong - Viet Hung support complex for the automobile sector in late September, invested by the Thanh Cong Group in Ha Long city.

At the breaking ground ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung underlined that the goal of the Government is to make automobiles under a Vietnamese trademark, produced in Vietnam and accepted by Vietnamese drivers.

He said that in order to encourage the development of the automobile sector, the Government has changed mindsets from completing localisation goals to reaching global value chains, with greater attention paid to the support industry.

The Thanh Cong - Viet Hung complex covers 340 ha at the Viet Hung Industrial Park in Ha Long city and is expected to attract more businesses in the support industry for the automobile sector and spare parts production.

The construction of the complex is significant for Quang Ninh in implementing its policy to attract processing-manufacturing projects that use modern technology and are friendly on the environment, thus creating high added value projects and contributing to increasing State budget collections and boosting Quang Ninh’s economy in a sustainable manner./.