Key border gate economic zones selected for development during 2021-2025

Thursday, Dec 24, 2020 09:28

A view of Lao Bao Border gate in the central province of Quang Tri. — Photo

The Prime Minister has agreed to select eight key border gate economic zones to receive state funds for development in the 2021-2025 period.

They are Mong Cai, Dong Dang-Lang Son, Lao Cai, and Cao Bang border gate economic zones in the northern provinces of Quang Ninh, Lang Son, Lao Cai, and Cao Bang, respectively; the Cau Treo international border gate economic zone in the central province of Ha Tinh and the Lao Bao special economic-trade zone in the central province of Quang Tri; the Moc Bai border gate economic zone in the southern province of Tay Ninh, and the Mekong Delta province of An Giang’s border gate economic zone.

The PM has assigned the Ministry of Planning and Investment to direct and guide localities to mobilise other legal capital sources to invest in the construction of technical and social infrastructure systems serving the sustainable development of the zones.

The People's Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities, meanwhile, have been tasked with preparing and assessing dossiers of investment projects on developing border gate zone infrastructure in accordance with objectives, principles, and quotas of the state budget allocation for 2021 – 2025.

Localities where the eight key zones are located have been ordered to arrange the state capital for their development throughout the period. — VNS

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