Prime Minister figures out development tasks for Southeast region
VGP - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh urged the Southeast region to come up with new thinking, new breakthroughs and new values with a view to achieving fruitful and strong development in the upcoming time.
The Prime Minister on Saturday chaired a conference on launching an Action Plan to implement Resolution 24-NQ/TW by the Political Bureau on the directions for economic-social development and ensuring security and national defense in the Southeast region until 2030, with a vision to 2045, which took place in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province on Saturday.
The Southeast region consists of six localities namely the southern metropolis Ho Chi Minh City and provinces of Tay Ninh, Binh Phuoc, Binh Duong, Ba Ria–Vung Tau and Dong Nai.
Earlier, the Government issued a Resolution on the mention-above Action Plan, which sets the target that the Southeast region will achieve an average GDP growth of 8-8.5 percent during the 2021-2030 period.
In addition, by 2030, the GRDP per capita in the region is expected to reach VND380 million (or US$14,500).
Addressing the event, Pham referred to challenges the region facing consisting of unsustainable development, traffic jams, climate change, sea level rise, environmental pollution, economic inequality and social security.
Thus, the Prime Minister emphasized the need to foster the development of the region in a fast, harmonious, inclusive, comprehensive and sustainable development manner.
It is necessary to apply "new thinking", which means building an independent, self-reliant but active, deeply integrated, comprehensive, substantive and effective economy, noted the Government leader.
He called for a people-centered approach in addressing arising issues such as climate change, epidemics and cyber security.
Regarding "new breakthroughs", the Prime Minister required the region to make breakthroughs in policy mechanism to mobilize resources.
He voiced his support for the proposal of building a regional financial center to mobilize resources or establishing an infrastructure development fund which were initiated by leaders from Ho Chi Minh City.
Pham highlighted the importance of making breakthroughs in science, innovation, education and training, start-up, labor capacity, administrative simplification, market diversification as well as narrowing the gap between the rich and the poor.
The Southeast region should beef up digital transformation and green, sustainable and inclusive development, contributing to realizing the country's commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, added Pham.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Pham witnessed the exchanges of cooperation agreements on sustainable development of the Southeast region between the Ministry of Planning and Investment and development partners.