THE PRIME MINISTER
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom – Happiness
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No. 1955/QD-TTg
Hanoi, November 27, 2009
 
DECISION
APPROVING THE SCHEME ON SOCIO­ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE TAM GIANG-CAU HAI LAGOON REGION, THUA THIEN-HUE PROVINCE, THROUGH 2020
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 92/2006/ND-CP of September 7, 2006, on the formulation, approval and management of socio­economic development master plans, and Decree No. 04/2008/ND-CP of January 11, 2008, amending and supplementing a number of articles of Decree No. 92/2006/ND-CP of September 7, 2006;
At the proposal of the Chairman of Thua Thien-Hue province People's Committee and the Minister of Planning and Investment,
DECIDES:
Article 1. To approve the Scheme on socio­economic development of the Tam Giang-Cau Hai lagoon region, Thua Thien-Hue province, through 2020, with the following principal contents:
I. DEVELOPMENT VIEWPOINTS
1. To bring into full play the advantages and efficiently tap resources from domestic and foreign organizations and individuals for development investment, soon turning the Tam Giang-Cau Hai lagoon region into a strong coastal economic region of the whole country.
2. The development of the Tam Giang-Cau Hai lagoon region must conform to Vietnam's marine strategy towards 2020 and to the socio­economic development master plans of Thua Thien-Hue province and the central coastal region up to 2020.
3. The socio-economic development of the Tam Giang-Cau Hai lagoon region must satisfy the requirements of sustainable socio-economic development, environmental protection and defense and security consolidation.
4. To combine economic growth with hunger elimination and poverty reduction, constantly improving the people's material and spiritual conditions, raising their intellectual level and attaching importance to human resource development.
II. OBJECTIVES
1. General objectives
To take advantage of all resources for developing the Tam Giang-Cau Hai lagoon into an economically developed region of the province by 2020. To develop tourism as a leading industry in association with sustainable rural development so as to create a considerable progress for the region by 2020, making it a coastal region with strong economic development.
2. Specific objectives
a/ Economic objectives:
- To focus on the strong development of potential industries, promoting economic restructuring toward tourism- fishery- cottage industry and handicraft-ecological agriculture. To strive for a per-capita income equal to 90% of the province's average by 2020;
- To build the Tam Giang-Cau Hai lagoon region into one of ecological tourism, greatly contributing to developing the province's tourism.
b/ Social objectives:
To strive for the targets that by 2015, the secondary education universalization will be basically completed; the rate of trained laborers will reach over 50%; over 90% of health stations and schools reach the national standards and the resettlement of people evacuated for hydroelectric development will be basically completed. By 2020, the poor household rate will drop to below 5%; the rate of malnourished under-five children will drop to below 15% and 90% of households will have access to hygienic water.
c/ Environmental objectives:
- To protect the environment and biodiversity of the lagoon region; to minimize the pollution of surface water;
- To conserve and develop submerged coastal ecological forests; to increase the forest coverage to over 30%;
- Urban centers, industrial complexes and craft villages in the region will have their wastewater treated and their solid wastes collected and treated up to prescribed standards before being discharged into the environment;
- To prevent, avoid and minimize environmental pollution and damage caused by storms and floods.
III. MAJOR TASKS
1. Economic development
a/ To develop tourism into a leading industry on the basis of bringing into the fullest play the advantages of a lagoon and coastal region, connecting with Hue imperial city tourism for comprehensive development of ecological and cultural tourism as well as marine tourism; to create high-quality tourist products and services, forming medical treatment tourism resorts and sports tourism centers; to connect nature conservation zones and craft villages to form marine and lagoon tourism routes:
b/ To reorganize fishery production towards stability and reduced coastal fishing; to constantly modernize fishing, aquaculture and processing equipment with a view to raising economic efficiency, gradually transferring labor to tourism and tourist-service sectors, ensuring sustainable development. To elaborate detailed plans on zones for conservation of rare and precious aquatic species and biodiversity;
c/ To build an efficient and sustainable ecological agriculture suitable to the peculiarities of a lagoon region. To reorganize production towards intensive farming, commodity production and rational exploitation of the advantages of the region;
d/ To establish mechanical engineering stations for vessel repair, concentrated agricultural, fishery and forestry product processing in association with environmental protection. To revitalize and develop cottage industries and handicrafts as well as craft villages in association with tourism development. To build up and develop brands of a number of traditional products of craft villages;
e/ To invest in infrastructure to better serve the socio-economic development, defense and security maintenance.
2. Social development
a/ To complete the resettlement of people evacuated for hydroelectric development in association with reorganization of production according to planning and reorganization of residential quarters. To stabilize production and life and ensure social welfare for people evacuated for hydroelectric development and landslide avoidance;
b/ To raise the intellectual levels of inhabitants in coastal and lagoon communes; to support the vocational training for the poor and people of working age in order to meet the local labor and labor export demands;
c/ To complete the systems of physical foundations for educational institutions and healthcare establishments at the grassroots level. To properly realize the policy of socialization in the fields of healthcare, education, culture, physical training and sports, creating substantial improvement in all aspects of social life.
3. For environmental protection and natural calamity prevention and avoidance
a/ To apply biotechnology to conservation of lagoon aquatic gene sources and protection of natural breeding grounds. To build a nature conservation and museum of the lagoon and submerged zone;
b/ To develop stretches of submerged coastal ecological forests in the estuaries of O Lau (Phong Dien), Ru Cha (Huong Tra) and Bu Lu (Phu Loc) rivers;
c/ To complete the projects on: urgent prevention of Hai Duong coast landslide and erosion and Thuan An port fairway regulation; prevention of Phu Thuan coast landslide and erosion andTu Hien estuary stabilization; Huong. Bo, Truoi, Cau Hai and Bu Lu river bank erosion and landslide prevention, and redress of alluvium deposit at river estuaries, ports and the Tam Giang-Cau Hai lagoon system;
d/ To develop climate and environment observation networks and hydrological forecast systems in service of production development, natural disaster prevention, ensuring good management of sea areas and coastal regions of the province:
e/ To build garbage collection and treatment systems and facilities for treatment of wastewater from industrial establishments, urban centers and tourist resorts, assessing the environmental impacts and supervising projects in operation;
f/ To research, monitor, assess and actively prevent and avoid adverse impacts of headwater reservoir systems on aquatic resources and ecological systems of the lagoon region for sustainable development.
4. Development of urban centers and rural residential points
a/ To boost the urbanization of the Tam Giang-Cau Hai lagoon region;
b/ To build Thuan An and Huong Tra towns and Chan May-Lang Co city; central townships of Thanh Ha, Vinh Thanh and Vinh Hung subregions; urban centers in Dien Huong, Dien Loc, Quang Ngan. Vinh Ha, Loc Binh and Vinh Hien;
c/ To build synchronous infrastructure facilities in fishing villages to early become fishing centers. To formulate projects on conservation, embellishment and promotion of ancient villages or traditional craft villages of Phuoc Tich, My Xuyen, Thanh Tien and Bao La.
5. Socio-economic infrastructure development
a/ In the 2010-2015 period, to prioritize the following projects:
- Road system:
+ To build a new bridge in combination with upgrading Cua Lac breakwater dam; to upgrade and build a road west of Tam Giang-Cau Hai lagoon from Phong Binh (Phong Dien) to Vinh Ha (Phu Vang); to upgrade and broaden national highway 49B from Phong Dien, Hai Duong, Ca Cut bridge. Thuan An, Vinh Hien to Loc Binh and national highway 1A; to build Tu Hien-Cu Du coastal road; to build Ha Trung bridge;
+ To upgrade or build the transversal road linking western areas of the lagoon to national highway 49B; the transversal road linking western areas of the lagoon to national highway 1A, a system of branch roads leading to lagoon communes; to build piers, intra-lagoon and coastal tourist ports.
- Irrigation systems:
+ To build Thuy Yen-Thuy Cam reservoir;
+ To complete the regional irrigation systems of Ninh. Hoa and Dai; to upgrade reservoirs, dams and pump stations for sandy areas: to expand the Quang Cong-Quang Ngan production water supply system. To solidify canals: upgrade sea dykes, eastern and western lagoon dykes. Dai Giang-Thieu Hoa river dykes and field-surrounding and intra-field dykes.
+ To dredge downstream Huong and O Lau rivers and downstream branches of Bo river: the drainage route of Dien Hong-Ha Do. Nga Tu-An Xuan-Quan Cua; to upgrade regional drainage culverts.
- Daily-life water supply systems:
+ To raise the capacity of Hue city, Tu Ha and Hoa Binh Chuong water plants; to build Truoi reservoir water plant;
+ To complete water supply systems for coastal and lagoon regions.
- Social infrastructure development:
+ To complete essential infrastructure facilities in resettlement zones; to build permanent pre-schools and general education schools up to the national standards; to complete the construction of vocational training centers in districts, ensuring that each district will have a vocational training school;
+ To build Vinh Giang, Dien Hai and Thuan An general clinics; to build permanent multi­story buildings for commune health stations with complete equipment up to the national standards. To build a regional hospital south of the lagoon;
+ To build a regional lagoon cultural tourism center in Thuan An.
b/ The 2016- 2020 period
- Road system:
+ To build a new road around Cau Hai lagoon to the west, from Mui Ne-Loc Binh; and Phong Thu flood-avoiding road, and Sia township;
+ To complete transversal roads linking economic zones, tourist resorts and residential quarters with national highways and inter­regional roads;
+ To build Vinh Tu bridge and O Lau reservoir.
- Irrigation system:
+ To complete the regional surrounding dykes, intra-field dykes; the An- Son- Bon and Da- Ha- Thai regional irrigation systems;
+ To further dredge main river tributaries.
- Social infrastructure:
+ To build the Thuy Yen-Thuy Cam water plant;
+ To build 2 upper secondary schools and 1 regional vocational training school.
c/ Defense and security
- To arrange the all-people defense and people's security dispositions, forming firm coastal and marine defense systems;
- To build economic-defense roads, defense works and rear zones, ensuring the mobility and combat readiness for active response to any circumstances; to maintain political security, social order and safety along the coast and at sea.
d/ List of key programs
- Program on construction of infrastructure facilities;
- Program on resettlement of people evaculated for hydroelectric development and livelihood development;
- Program on environmental protection and gene source preservation.
- Program on natural disaster prevention and mitigation.
- Program on tourism development.
- Program on fishery development.
- Program on industrial-cottage industrial-handicraft development.
e/ List of investment priority projects (See enclosed appendix).
IV. PROJECTED CAPITAL SOURCES AND SCHEME IMPLEMENTATION DURATION
1. Capital source for the Scheme implementation: To diversify capital sources for early achievement of the set objectives, including targeted central budget supports; local budget; funds from other programs or projects; and capital from other economic sectors.
2. The Scheme implementation duration: 2010-2020.

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