Quang Ninh aims for processing & manufacturing industry to be key pillar

Monday, Oct 05, 2020 19:06

Texhong Ngan Long Fibre Factory in Hai Yen Industrial Park in Mong Cai City, Quang NInh Province. — Photo quangninh.gov.vn

The northern coastal province of Quang Ninh plans to make the processing and manufacturing industry one of the main pillars in the province.

The other two pillars include mining, especially coal mining, and the production and distribution of electricity and gas.

This is a new strategy introduced at the first October meeting to discuss tasks and solutions for socio-economic development of the province for the 2020-25 period.

Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Nguyen Xuan Ky said Quang Ninh is striving to make three breakthroughs in the development of the processing and manufacturing industry, including attracting investment capital and speeding up added value in production; increasing the contribution of the industry to the gross regional domestic product (GRDP) and local budget revenue; and attracting high-quality workers.

The province pays attention to four core solutions, specifically production site planning; synchronous technical and social infrastructure; available human resources; administrative reform and improving the business, investment and living environment.

Ky said the new development orientation is based on distinct potentials and competitive advantages of the province and region, its economic and industrial zones, especially preferential mechanisms to develop sustainable industrial parks following the “3-in-1” model of industrial parks-urban areas-service areas with synchronous social and technical infrastructure systems.

The province prioritises high-tech projects, intelligent industry, environmentally-friendly, high value-added, modern governance, efficient natural resources and land use, and high contribution to the province’s GRDP growth and budget revenue.

Quang Ninh’s career development policy will focus on the automobile industry, electronics, information technology, medicine, fashion, deep processing of wood products and seafood, Ky said.

Amid difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Quang Ninh still targets a double-digit GRDP growth and State budget collection of VND48 trillion (approximately US$2 billion) in 2020.

Although affected by the pandemic, the economic growth of Quang Ninh still reached 6.5 per cent in the first nine months of 2020.

The industry-construction sector grew 8.9 per cent, continuing its role as an important contributor to local economic growth. Meanwhile, the service and agro-forestry-aquaculture sectors rose 3.5 per cent and 3.2 per cent, respectively.

However, the number of tourists to Quang Ninh was only 52 per cent of that in the same period last year.

The State budget collection of the locality in the reviewed period was estimated at over VND36.3 trillion, up 5.8 per cent from the same period last year.

The number of newly-established enterprises was estimated to decrease by 15.9 per cent over the same period last year, and local enterprises’ production and business have still faced difficulties.

To achieve the annual targets, the locality will focus on key measures such as supporting enterprises and investors, especially those operating in the mining industry, processing and manufacturing, to address difficulties facing their production and business activities.

Attention will be also paid to reviewing the disbursement of public investment capital, and adjusting capital plans of projects that fail to meet the rate of progress of disbursement.

Quang Ninh is viewed as a strategic destination in northern Viet Nam and an important link in the northern economic growth triangle of Ha Noi – Hai Phong – Quang Ninh.

The province possesses major advantages from Van Don District planning to become a multi-sectoral maritime economic zone and entertainment centre with a casino and high-end sea-island tourism and services. It is also a gateway for international trade, creating unique, modern, and high-quality products that are internationally competitive. — VNS

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