HN should become one of East Asian centers by 2045: PM

27/06/2020

VGP - By 2045, when Viet Nam becomes a developed country, Hanoi must have developed into one of the political, economic and cultural centers in East Asia, according to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addresses the “Hanoi 2020 – Investment & Development Cooperation” conference on June 27 (Photo: VNA)

By 2045, when Viet Nam becomes a developed country, Ha Noi must have developed into one of the political, economic and cultural centers in East Asia, according to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

He made the remark on June 27 while addressing the “Hanoi 2020 – Investment & Development Cooperation” conference that aimed to promote post-COVID-19 economic recovery and development in the capital city.

Opening the event, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue said the conference looked to press on with administrative reforms and stronger improvement of the local business climate and competitiveness so that Hanoi can achieve as high as possible socio-economic results, with its gross regional domestic product growth 1.3 times faster than the whole country’s gross domestic product expansion, and the budget revenue target of VND 285 trillion (nearly US$12.3 billion) this year.

In his speech, PM Phuc said Ha Noi authorities have actively dialogued with and created optimal conditions for all economic sectors to develop, noting that thanks to their dynamism, the city has attracted a number of foreign-invested and large-scaled projects.

With its new stature, Hanoi now should not merely be the political, economic and cultural centre of Viet Nam but one of the centers in Southeast Asia, and by 2045, among such hubs in East Asia, he said, adding that the target for Hanoi at present is no longer to compete with other Vietnamese localities but with other cities in the region like Bangkok, Jakarta, Shanghai, and Manila.

To do so, the PM noted, Ha Noi needs to have good institutional quality and capitalize on existing special mechanisms for it, especially the National Assembly’s recent resolution on piloting some specific financial and budgetary mechanisms and policies for the capital.

The city should also make full use of opportunities and be more proactive to seek new development models and engage in global value chains. Besides, it needs to maximize the geo-political and economic advantages of Viet Nam and the Capital Region, while cooperating with other localities and consider them partners for common development as each of them has specific advantages, according to PM Phuc.

The Government leader noted that Ha Noi needs to have its own “strategic shareholders, good businesses, rich people, talented people”, especially sci-tech companies and high-quality human resources.

He also asked the city to create a competitive and institutionally efficient and effective economy and become a liveable capital city./.-VNA