VGP – Hai Phong City needs to pay attention to attracting foreign and domestic investment, restructuring the industry along with developing high technologies with higher value and boosting exports.
PM Nguyen Tan Dung was speaking at the December 9 working session with leaders of Hai Phong City on the city’s socio-economic development.
Chairman of the Hai Phong People’s Committee Duong Anh Dien asserted that the city continues reaping active achievements in socio-economic development in 2013.
The city’s GDP increased 7.51%, 1.4 times higher than the nation’s, he stressed, adding that total registered Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) reached US$2.608 billion, ranking third in the nation.
The Chairman highlighted the National Tourism Year of the Red River Delta – Hai Phong 2013, which has attracted more than five million visitors to the city, a year-on-year increase of 11.2%.
In 2014, the city sets to accelerate manufacturing and production, promote growth rate, strengthen and restructure the economy, develop culture, guarantee social welfare and improve the citizens’ lives.
Hai Phong City will strive to achieve a GDP growth rate of 8-9%.
PM Nguyen Tan Dung praised the city’s successes made over the past three years in terms of socio-economic development, FDI attraction, service, agriculture and new rural development.
To realise the Five Year Plan from 2011-2015, PM Dung asked the municipal authorities to bring into full play its achievements and overcome obstacles to accomplish targets set for the next two years.
He asked the city to propose mechanisms and policies to develop human resources, especially high-quality human resources, realize poverty reduction, create more jobs, strengthen national security and guarantee social order./.
By Thuy Dung