THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 168/2001/QD-TTg
Hanoi, October 30, 2001
 
DECISION
ON THE LONG-TERM ORIENTATION, 2001-2005 FIVE-YEAR PLAN AND FUNDAMENTAL SOLUTIONS FOR THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF CENTRAL HIGHLANDS
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the September 30, 1992 Law on Organization of the Government;
At the proposal of the Ministers of Planning and Investment; Finance; Agriculture and Rural Development; Industry and the Minister-Chairman of the Committee for Ethnic Minorities and Mountainous Areas,
DECIDES:
Article 1.- The long-term orientation, 2001-2005 five-year plan and fundamental solutions for the socio-economic development of Central Highlands (which embraces the provinces of Dak Lak, Gia Lai, Kon Tum and Lam Dong) aim to bring into full play the region’s potentials, geographical advantages as well as natural conditions, creating a dynamic development with high and sustainable growth rate, protecting the ecological environment and proceeding to make it one of the dynamic economic regions of the whole country; to step by step improve and raise the living standards of people, first of all, in deep-lying, remote areas inhabited by ethnic minority people and areas meeting with exceptional difficulties; to build a strong and clean political system and an equitable, democratic and civilized society, contributing to the maintenance of security and defense. The major development targets are:
1. The gross domestic product (GDP) in 2005 shall double that of 2000, with the average growth rate of about 9%/year, in which the industrial production shall grow by 16%/year, the agricultural and forestrial production by 7%/year, service sector by 12%/year; the average per-capita gross production shall increase by 1.5 fold over 2000.
2. The economic restructure shall be effected along the direction of diversification, specialization, efficiency and high competitiveness, gradually increasing the industrial, construction and service proportions and gradually reducing the agricultural, forestrial and fishery proportions in the GDP, which shall be 22, 25 and 53 respectively by the year 2005. In agriculture, efforts shall be concentrated on the development of farm produce which can substitute the import goods, such as maize, soybean, cotton, tobacco, milch cow, while continuing to develop the agricultural products of export advantage, such as coffee, rubber, pepper, cashew, paper pulp, timber, vegetables, flowers’ along the direction of highly intensive farming, raising the quality and efficiency, thus contributing to raising the export turnover so as to achieve the average per-capita export turnover of USD 200/year by 2005.
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