Trucks pass the Lao Bao International Border Gate in Quang Tri (Photo: VNA)

Quang Tri (VNA) – The central province of Quang Tri held an investment and tourism promotion conference in Dong Ha city on April 17, during which best assistance to investors is committed.

This was the first time such a large-scale conference was organised in the province with the attendance of many economists, investors, and representatives from trade promotion agencies, and domestic and foreign businesses.

Dr Tran Du Lich, a National Assembly deputy, said Quang Tri is located on national arterial roads, railways and sea routes. It is contiguous to the central key economic region and connects Laos, Thailand and Myanmar with the Pacific Ocean through the East – West Economic Corridor.

That location can help the province become an intersection of the goods movement along the north – south and east – west routes. It is also favourable for tourism development as it is on the way from the central region’s heritage sites to other countries in the economic corridor, he added.

At the function, provincial officials underlined that businesses’ development will fuel Quang Tri’s growth.

They promised to consider and approve investment registration within 10 days and license foreign workers within four days. They will also provide the best possible incentives for enterprises as in line with the Government’s regulations and ensure infrastructure for business operations.

The officials pledged to set up a hotline through which the provincial People’s Committee Chairman will directly talk to investors and remove obstacles for the firms regardless of the point of time.

In his speech, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said the business circle is critical to boosting the national and local economy. The Vietnamese Government vows to create optimal conditions, improve infrastructure, fine-tune the legal system and reform administrative procedures for investors, he added.

He asked Quang Tri to enhance inter-regional connectivity, develop skillful manpower and further scientific – technological application.

He also told ministries and central agencies to support the province to strengthen its investment attraction, while calling on domestic and foreign companies to increase their presence in Quang Tri.-VNA