Quang Ninh aims to narrow development gaps among its regions

The second meeting of the Quang Ninh provincial People’s Council for the 2021-2026 tenure officially opened in the northern locality on July 15.
Quang Ninh aims to narrow development gaps among its regions ảnh 1Illustrative image (Photo: quangninh.gov.vn)

Quang Ninh (VNA) – The second meeting of the Quang Ninh provincial People’s Council for the 2021-2026 tenure officially opened in the northern locality on July 15.

The one-and-a-half day meeting focused its discussions on matters that hold significance to local socio-economic development for 2021 and subsequent years.

Speaking as a guest at the event, Politburo member and Director of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics Nguyen Xuan Thang hailed Quang Ninh for its socio-economic performance in the first half of the year as well as achievements in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

Stressing the importance of the meeting, Thang said the public place their trust on decisions made by deputies of the People’s Council at the event.

He suggested the provincial People’s Council continue pushing ahead with economic development measures in the new situation, stepping up vaccination to create a stable environment for socio-economic development.

The province needs to actively recover tourism and services, pay attention to processing industry and seaports, develop high-tech agriculture and further step up three strategic breakthroughs, he said.

He proposed that Quang Ninh should continue attracting public investment in order to make the way for private investment, strengthen regional connectivity via infrastructure, improve provincial competitiveness and high-quality workforce; accelerate digital transformation, administrative reform and public services.

The province must continue developing its economy, regularly pay attention to improving social welfare, sustainable poverty reduction, material and spiritual lives, enhancing supervision, especially on issues of voters’ concern to meet public expectation, he said.

In his opening speech, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Council Nguyen Xuan Ky affirmed that with such a huge workload at the meeting, deputies should pool their brainpower and uphold democracy to offer straightforward opinions on key contents, and adopt a quality resolution that contributes to local development.  

Participants are expected to debate and made decisions on several important issues to promptly concretise the Resolution adopted by the 13th National Party Congress and another by the 15th provincial Party Congress. The provincial People’s Council also plan to approve a resolution of the session on policies, mechanisms, measures to foster local socio-economic development for the 2021-2025 period as well as fulfill 2021 goals.

Quang Ninh is viewed as a strategic destination in northern Vietnam and an important link in the northern economic growth triangle of Hanoi - Hai Phong - Quang Ninh.
The province possesses major advantages from Van Don district planning to become a multi-sectoral maritime economic zone and entertainment centre with a casino and high-end sea-island tourism and services. It is also a gateway for international trade, creating unique, modern, and high-quality products that are internationally competitive.
Over the past five years, Quang Ninh has experienced high and sustainable growth, averaging 10.7 percent annually. Average GRDP per capita was estimated at 6,700 USD in 2020; double the country’s average. 

Over the past years, the northern province of Quang Ninh has been working to gradually establish itself as a “gateway” for cross-border trade between Vietnam and China, thus contributing to bilateral economic ties.

Sharing more than 118km of land border and 191km of sea border with China, Quang Ninh is located at the start of the countries’ “Two Corridors, One Belt” economic cooperation zone, in the Nanning - Singapore Economic Corridor, and the expanded Gulf of Tonkin inter-regional cooperation area within the ASEAN - China Free Trade Area.

For 2021, Quang Ninh province is moving to carry out the Party and State’s foreign policy and effectively implementing friendship exchanges and cooperation programmes with Guangxi. Its authorities and localities are also working to maintain relations with their Guangxi counterparts in combating COVID-19, stepping up transport connectivity, upgrading border gate pairs, facilitating customs clearance, and gradually resuming cross-border trade, investment, and tourism./.


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