HCM City, Ninh Thuan Province eye closer socio-economic ties

Sunday, Apr 16, 2023 09:37

Phan Van Mai, chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee, speaks at a meeting to discuss socio-economic development cooperation with Ninh Thuan Province on April 14. — VNA/VNS Photo Cong Thu

HCM City and the south-central province of Ninh Thuan have agreed to step up co-operation in tourism; investment and trade promotion; science and technology development, digital transformation, human resource training; agriculture; and adaption to climate change.

They will act as a bridge to enable outstanding city businesses to invest in areas in which the province has advantages.

Their co-operation will include for investment in and exploitation of the Ca Na seaport associated with marine transport, inland port and logistics centre, and transshipment of goods.

A visiting city delegation led by Phan Van Mai, chairman of the HCM City People's Committee, had a meeting with provincial leaders on April 14 to discuss socio-economic co-operation.

Le Kim Hoang, director of the province Department of Planning and Investment, told the meeting that a co-operation programme with the city over the last 10 years has contributed greatly to economic growth.

The province has 45 projects by HCM City-based enterprises in which they invested VND60 trillion (US$2.55 billion).

They are mainly in renewable energy (wind and solar power), ports, manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, trade, services, healthcare, education and training, and science and technology, he said.

Tran Quoc Nam, chairman of the province, said Ninh Thuan expects to attract more investment from city businesses.

Energy, tourism, high-tech agriculture, and real estate are among sectors that offer great investment potential for investors, he said.

He called on the city to promote the province’s investment and business environment and its potential and strengths through the city’s information and communication channels.

Ninh Thuan wants to attract large-scale, labour-intensive manufacturing enterprises since it has plenty of land.

Mai said the city would direct relevant departments and agencies to regularly exchange information with their counterparts in the province to raise the effectiveness of their co-operation programme.

Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa, director of the city Department of Tourism, said Ninh Thuan has all the factors required for tourism development, including cruise tourism.

She urged the province to diversify tourism products and services to attract more visitors for longer. — VNS

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