Special mechanism needed for Hai Phong to reach further hinh anh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addresses the working session. (Photo: VNA)

Hai Phong (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on May 3 agreed that there should be a special mechanism for the northern port city of Hai Phong to reach further in its development.

At a working session with leading officials in the city, he assigned ministries and authorities to study and help the Government work out such a mechanism at an early date.

The PM highlighted that Hai Phong achieved the highest Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) growth in Vietnam with 14.9 percent while that of the whole country was only 3.82 percent. He also spoke highly of the city’s creative and resolute measures in the COVID-19 fight.

The leader also stressed that authorities must not be subjective in the fight which must be carried out along with the socio-economic development.

About strategic development strategies for Hai Phong, PM Phuc pointed out that sea-based economy, high-level industry and tourism must be the three strategic pillars of the city from now to 2045, adding that it must become a smart and modern city.

As for the tasks for the city in the rest of this year, the leader said Hai Phong must shoulder the heavy responsibility of the pioneer and an important growth extreme of the country. The city’s development goals are not changed even in the context of the pandemic, he stressed.

PM Phuc recommended that Hai Phong implement concerted measures so as to create a more favourable business environment and push up the private economic sector. He also expressed his belief that with its firm determination and creativeness, Hai Phong will achieve the goal of fighting the COVID-19 and boosting socio-economic develoment at the same time.

The city should also pay attention to the organisation of the Party congresses at various levels towards the 13th National Congress of the Party, he leader concluded./.