The conference touched upon the implementation of the Government’s action plan to materialize the Politburo’s Resolution No.26-NQ/TW dated November 3, 2022 on orientations for socio-economic development and national defense and security in the two regions by 2030 with a vision towards 2045. It was also intended to promote investment in the regions with the theme of “Linkage - Breakthroughs from maritime economy - Rapid, sustainable development.”

The regions hold strategic positions and roles of special significance in terms of economy, especially maritime economy, politics, culture, social affairs, environment, external relations, national defense and security, as well as sea and island sovereignty, the Prime Minister pointed out.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the conference.

Notably, they are home to five cultural and natural heritage sites, and six intangible cultural heritage elements recognized by UNESCO, he said.

The leader, however, expressed his concern that such unique potential and competitive advantages have yet to be maximized in socio-economic development, with limitations still remaining in mechanisms and policies, infrastructure and human resources.

Given this, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh asked the regions to mobilize resources for development, and take people and businesses as the center, subject, resources, momentum and target of development.

He urged ministries, agencies and localities in the regions to quickly map out their own action programs and plans to seriously implement the Politburo’s resolution and the Government’s action plan.

Focus should be paid to perfecting institutions, regional planning schemes and regional connectivity policies, and promoting the maritime economy, digital transformation, green economy, circular economy, and tourism, forest and agriculture-based economy, he noted.

The Prime Minister also mentioned the three development engines of consumption, investment and export, and asked the regions step up investment in socio-economic infrastructure, especially in the field of transport.

Regarding investment promotion, he stressed that cooperation should be conducted selectively based on quality, efficiency, technology and environmental protection criteria.

He called on investors, businesses and development partners to continue accompanying Vietnam and the regions in particular, urging them to sketch out long-term, sustainable business strategies, and fulfill their commitments.

On this occasion, localities in the regions unveiled the list of projects that are luring investment, covering infrastructure at industrial zones, seaports, wind power, transport infrastructure, tourism and logistics.

Representatives from ministries and localities also proposed solutions to spur development in the two regions.

Source: VNA