Resolution passed establishing Bac Van Phong special unit

Friday, Dec 08, 2017 17:06

A corner of Bac Van Phong special administrative economic unit in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa. — VNA Photo

The central coastal province of Khanh Hoa on December 7 approved a resolution establishing the Bac Van Phong special administrative economic unit.

Accordingly, the Bac Van Phong special administrative economic unit would cover all the natural areas and the population of the province’s Van Ninh District.

Van Ninh District has a total area of 110,000ha, including 56,000ha of land and 55,000ha of water surfaces, with 12 communes, one town and a population of 128,000 (as of 2011).

The province said that Bac Van Phong had an important and strategic geo-economic position, with a number of advantages to develop it into a gateway to boost socio-economic development along the East-West, North-South economic corridors and facilitate trade cooperation with the Asia-Pacific countries.

Bac Van Phong would focus on four major sectors, namely maritime transport, trade and finance services, tourism, healthcare and education, and hi-tech development.

More than 97 per cent of voters in Van Ninh District agreed with the province’s project of developing the district into Bac Van Phong special administrative economic unit in a survey conducted in October.

This is an important step towards implementing the plan of developing three special administrative economic units, including Bac Van Phong in Khanh Hoa, Van Don in the northern province of Quang Ninh and Phu Quoc in the southern province of Kien Giang.

Viet Nam was also drafting a law on special administrative economic units to create a legal framework for the development of these zones.

Van Phong Economic Zone, founed in 2016 with a total area of 150,000ha, attracted 146 projects worth US$1.47 billion investment so far. — VNS

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