Vietnam confident Quang Ninh can become a top international tourism and marine economy hub

A parade at the ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of Quang Ninh province on Saturday, October 28, 2023. - Vietnam News/ANN

HANOI/QUANG NINH (Vietnam News/ANN): President Vo Van Thuong urged Quang Ninh to become a dynamic and comprehensive centre, an international tourism and marine economy hub, and the gateway of the northern key economic region and the whole country, while attending a ceremony celebrating the 60th anniversary of the northeastern province on October 28.

He said the province is home to the majestic and picturesque Ha Long Bay, recognised by UNESCO as a world natural and cultural heritage site, as well as Yen Tu, the birthplace of the Truc Lam Zen sect, linked to King Tran Nhan Tong, a prominent national politician and cultural figure. Quang Ninh also boasts a diverse array of unique landscapes, traditions, and festivals.

Highlighting the socio-economic development achievements of the province, the President emphasised that Quang Ninh is increasingly asserting its position and role as a growth engine in the northern region.

One notable aspect is the prioritisation of infrastructure development, particularly the development of modern and comprehensive transportation systems. This is coupled with a strong commitment to harmonising economic growth with cultural development, progress, and social justice, ensuring social security, and caring for the well-being of its people.

The province has implemented numerous policies that outshine those of many other regions across the country, with a special focus on remote mountainous, border, and island areas. The province has successfully achieved the goals of the new rural construction programme at all three levels, accomplishing this three years ahead of the national target for sustainable poverty reduction from 2021 to 2025.

Furthermore, it maintains national defence, security, and sovereignty over its borders, ensuring social order and safety. The organisational structure has been streamlined, resulting in improved government management effectiveness and efficiency.

The province consistently ranks among the top in the country in the Provincial Competitiveness Index and other indicators reflecting an honest, creative, proactive, and service-oriented government.

The President stressed the importance of implementing Central Resolutions and tasks outlined in the 15th Provincial Party Congress to achieve Quang Ninh's vision of becoming a prosperous, modern, and dynamic hub for comprehensive development, international tourism, and marine economics, serving as a gateway to the north region and the nation.

He called for maintaining Party integrity, enhancing leadership, fostering unity, and strengthening anti-corruption measures, with a focus on improving leadership and personnel quality.

The President also encouraged a strong working class and commitment to innovation.

The province should also ensure rapid, sustainable economic development by restructuring, technological advancement, digital transformation, and a balanced approach to industry, services, and agriculture, with continued investments in practical new rural areas.

Furthermore, Thuong hoped for the preservation and promotion of cultural, historical, and natural heritage, emphasising their role as catalysts for socio-economic progress through tourism development.

The province should prioritise education quality, public health, social security, and narrowing regional wealth disparities. - Vietnam News/ANN

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