National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue lauded Ha Tinh as the second locality to complete and announce the provincial master plan after Bac Giang.

He highlighted Ha Tinh's great natural advantages with 137-km coastline, a number of UNESCO-recognized intangible heritage elements, and rich historical tradition.

N.A. Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue at the event

Ha Tinh also holds an important strategic position as a gateway to sea of the East-West economic corridor connecting with Laos and Thailand. It is home to two key national economic areas - Vung Ang Economic Zone and Cau Treo Border Economic Zone. Vung Ang - Son Duong is one of the largest deep water seaports in the region, said the N.A. leader.

He noted that the locality's GRDP growth has been high at over 9% in the 1991-2022 period. Last year, its economic scale reached nearly VND 93 trillion (USD 3.96 billion), while its per capita GRDP hit VND 70.5 million. Ha Tinh has also been a bright spot of the country in new-style rural area building.

Under the provincial master plan for the 2021-2030 period with a vision to 2050, Ha Tinh aims to become a development pole of the north central and central coastal region. The province will strive to become a new-style rural province in 2025, one of the localities with highest GRDP in the country in 2030, and a modern industrial province with comprehensive development as a growth pole of the region and the whole country in 2050.

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue held that in order to fulfill these targets, Ha Tinh should continue to implement resolutions and directions of the Party, National Assembly and Government, while focusing on boosting four major sectors of steel manufacturing and power generation; agriculture, forestry and fisheries; logistics; and tourism.

N.A. Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and delegates visit an exhibition of typical products of Ha Tinh on the sidelines of the event.

At the same time, Ha Tinh should strive to enhance its productivity and provincial competitiveness, and roll out measures to complete targets set in the master plan.

It needs to publicize the approved master plan to draw investors, while supervising the implementation of the master plan and report its difficulties during the process, he said.

Alongside, Ha Tinh should also continue to apply necessary solutions to reach all socio-economic and security-defense goals set for this year, tighten administrative disciplines, and pay greater attention to enhancing education and training quality as well as corruption prevention and combat, said the N.A. leader.

Particularly, the top legislator asked Ha Tinh to improve the operational efficiency of people-elected agencies, and further promote its traditional and historical values.

According to Secretary of the Ha Tinh Party Committee Hoang Trung Dung, at the event, 15 projects worth nearly VND 10 trillion (USD 425.8 million) and 25 memorandums of understanding with a total investment of over VND 210 trillion (USD 8.94 billion) were signed. He pledged that Ha Tinh will do its best to optimize local potential and advantages, and build a healthy investment environment.

Source: VNA