Quang Ninh's Van Don economic zone (Photo: VNA)
Quang Ninh (VNA)
– The northern coastal
province of Quang Ninh has set a goal to have modern industry and service
sectors and become one of the region’s comprehensive and dynamic development
hubs by 2025.
The goal is part of growth targets of the province for 2020
– 2025, which outlined in the resolution of the recent 15th Party congress of
the province, which took place from September 25 – 27. The other goals included
building strong and transparent Party and political apparatus; promoting unity,
democracy, discipline, and innovation; mobilizing concerted efforts for
sustainable socio-economic development; and ensuring defence and security.
Regarding economic growth, the province aims to increase its
gross regional domestic product (GRDP) by 10 percent on an annual average
during the period, and the per capita GRDP to over 10,000 USD by 2025. The urbanisation
rate is expected to surpass 75 percent, while the rate of poor households to go
down to below 1 percent. Quang Ninh will work to maintain its leading position
nationwide concerning the provincial competitive index (PCI), public
administration reform (PAR) index, Satisfaction Index of Public Administration
Services (SIPAS), and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI). By the
end of 2030, the province targets to complete the new-style rural building task.
To realise such goals, apart from Party building work, Quang
Ninh will implement socio-economic development solutions, which include
restructuring the local economy with step-by-step development of the digital
economy and developing services and tourism to make it a spearheaded sector.
Quang Ninh will focus on increasing the proportion of
processing – manufacturing industry in its economic structure, industries
applying high-tech environmentally friendly technologies and smart industries
with high value added. The development of economic zones, coastal industrial
industrial parks, as well as coastal urban areas and economic corridors are
The province will spare no effort to diverse investment
forms, accelerate growth speed, and complete its synchronised infrastructure.
Specifically, resources will be focused on completing the Van Don – Mong Cai
highway in 2021, the Ha Long-Cam Pha coastal route, the Cua Luc No 1,2 and 3
and other key infrastructure works in Ha Long city. The province will work with
the northern coastal city of Hai Phong to get the Rung and Lai Xuan bridges
projects to be done as soon as possible.
The congress identified three strategic breakthroughs of the
province in the period. They are developing high quality human resources in
association with increasing population scale and quality; speeding up the
development of synchronised and modern strategic infrastructure; and promoting the
local cultural identities while shortening income gaps.
Concluding the congress, the re-elected Secretary of the
provincial Party Committee Nguyen Xuan Ky highlighted such important factors to
the local sustainable and fast growth in the future as strong and transparent
Party and political apparatus, anti-corruption work, loss of public asset
prevention, and solidarity within the community.
Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Nguyen Xuan Ky speaks at the province's Party Congress (Photo: VNA)
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, with an average annual growth rate of 10.7 percent.
Average GRDP per capita is estimated at 6,700 USD in 2020, two times higher
than the country’s average figure.
It topped the PCI rankings for the third year in a row in
2019, according to the PCI 2019 report from the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and
In addition to the PCI, Quang Ninh also led the country in
the PAR Index for three consecutive years, in 2017, 2018, and 2019. The
province has also been among the best performers in the SIPAS for many years
and rose to the top in 2019.
It has also made great strides forward in improving
governance and public administration capacity, moving from 62nd place in 2016
to third last year in Vietnam’s PAPI./.