The Van Don Economic Zone in the northern province of Quang Ninh will be developed into a dynamic economic hub with a focus on tourism development and production of high-quality products and services and an international trade centre for the region.

This is part of general adjustment tasks for the construction planning of Van Don Economic Zone until 2040 approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

The planning also includes building the Economic Zone into one of the driving forces for the country’s economic development and one of the most liveable cities in the Asia-Pacific region.

The planning scope will cover over 2,171sq.km, including the natural area of Van Don district, of which more than 581sq.km is land and the remainder sea.

The total population is expected to reach 300,000-500,000 by 2040.

The PM asked relevant ministries and agencies to evaluate conditions such as topographic features, climate, hydrology and geology, as well as the natural and tourism resources of Van Don and its surrounding regions that would have an impact on the economic development of the economic zone.-VNA