It was among targets set for 2021 presented by the provincial People’s Committee to the 13th session of the provincial People’s Council that opened on December 7.

The province also aims for GRDP per capita of 73.3 million VND (3,150 USD).

Khanh Hoa aims for GRDP growth of 7.4 percent next year. (Photo for illustration:

Total export revenue is expected to reach 1.4 billion USD, a year-on-year increase of 2.9 percent, while combined investment for development is to surpass 56.91 billion VND, up 12 percent against 2020.

Another goal is to reduce the proportion of poor households by 0.33 percent and create some 11,500 jobs. Khanh Hoa will work to have 61 out of its 92 communes meeting the criteria of the programme on building new-style rural areas, equivalent to 66.3 percent.

Vice Chairman of the Khanh Hoa People’s Committee Le Huu Hoang noted that the COVID-19 pandemic dealt a blow to all socio-economic spheres in the province while local people also bore the brunt of drought in the middle of the year and heavy rain and flooding at year’s-end.

The tourism, trade, and labour sectors have been hardest hit, affecting budget collections, economic growth, and cultural activities.

The province will continue to focus on realising the dual targets of fighting COVID-19 and ensuring economic recovery over the next year.

Khanh Hoa fulfilled seven out of 16 set targets this year relating to society, healthcare, and the environment. Of particular note, the rate of trained workers hit 80 percent and health insurance coverage 91.2 percent.

Ninety-five percent of rural residents also have access to clean water.

It was unable to complete nine goals, including those on per capital GRDP, export revenues, State budget collection and social investment for development, among others.

Source: VNA