The central province of Thua Thien-Hue targets to build 16 commercial centres with total investment capital of 2.3 trillion VND (109.5 million USD) by 2020.

The initiative is under a master plan to develop the province’s trade sector through 2015 with a vision 2030.

The province also strives to attract 16 supermarket projects with total investment capital of about 570 billion VND (27 million USD).

An additional 13 commercial centres and supermarket projects will be constructed by 2030.

Deputy Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Phan Ngoc Tho said the province aims to improve the sector’s competitiveness to develop an “open” urban system.

The plan is expected to bolster local socio-economic development by increasing consumption of domestic agricultural products and goods.

The facilities will include Vingroup, Pham Van Dong, An Hoa, Thuy Xuan and Kim Long commercial centres.-VNA