Government seeks ways to boost southern key economic zone

(VOVWORLD) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged for more incentives to boost the southern key economic zone in order to maintain its role as the driving force of the national economy. 
Government seeks ways to boost southern key economic zone  - ảnh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (standing) chairs a conference in Dong Nai province on May 6, 2019, to promote the southern key economic zone. (Photo: Tuoitre) 

Mr. Phuc, who chaired a conference on regional growth on Monday in Dong Nai province, said: “Localities, agencies and investors are encouraged to propose solutions to bolster the regional economic engine. Measures should focus on investment policies and improving connectivity in the interest of logistical development and transportation infrastructure, as well as upgrading human resources.”

The southern key economic zone comprises Ho Chi Minh City and the provinces of Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Binh Phuoc, Tay Ninh, Long An, and Tien Giang. This zone accounts for nearly half of Vietnam's GDP.

The establishment of key economic zones was initiated in 1986 to create regional  development triangles, particularly in socio-economic connectivity, Mr. Phuc said.