THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 271/2006/QD-TTg
Hanoi, November 27, 2006
 
DECISION
APPROVING THE ADJUSTED AND SUPPLEMENTED MASTER PLAN ON SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF HAI PHONG CITY UP TO 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 elaboration, approval and management of master plans on socio-economic development;
At the proposal of the Minister of Planning and Investment in Document No. 6836/BKH-TD&GSDT of September 14, 2006, and of the People's Committee of Hai Phong city in Report No. 53/TT-UB of December 23, 2005, on the scheme on review, adjustment and supplementation of the master plan on socio-economic development of Hai Phong city up to 2020,
DECIDES:
Article 1.- To approve the adjusted and supplemented master plan on socio-economic development of Hai Phong city up to 2020 (hereinafter referred to as the master plan for short) with the following principal contents:
1. Development viewpoints
a/ The master plan on socio-economic development of Hai Phong city up to 2020 must be consistent with the national socio-economic development strategy; ensure the relationship between economic growth and proper settlement of social issues, hunger eradication, poverty reduction and assurance of social equity;
b/ To mobilize all resources of different economic sectors, bring into play the strengths in its geo-economic position and natural resources and create an environment conducive to economic development in close association with rational economic restructuring; to proactively integrate into the world economy and closely cooperate with the northern key economic region and the whole country, facilitating northern provinces to develop foreign trade;
c/ To combine economic development with environmental protection and protection of cultural heritages and ecological balance to ensure sustainable development. Not to harm and degrade natural landscape;
d/ To closely associate socio-economic development with strengthening of defense and security and consolidation of the political system and a strong administration.
2. Development objectives
a/ General objectives
- To build Hai Phong into a civilized and modern city in the capacity as a national-level urban center and a major gateway to the sea; an industrial, commercial, tourist, service and fishery hub of North Vietnam; with an economic structure switching toward industrialization and modernization, a developed infrastructure, a protected environment, preserved political stability, social order and safety and assured defense and security;
- To maintain a higher and more sustainable and efficient economic growth rate than the past period; to raise economic competitiveness; to proactively integrate into the world economy and effectively exploit foreign trade;
- To improve the quality of education and training of human resources; to ensure cultural and social development in synchrony with economic growth; to constantly improve the people's life, incrementally eradicate hunger and alleviate poverty, create more jobs, reduce and strive to abolish social evils;
- To associate urban with suburban development, take appropriate steps in making Hai Phong city a locality taking the lead in the cause of industrialization and modernization and, together with other growth poles, accelerating the development of the whole northern region;
- To develop science and technology and take appropriate steps in combining mechanization and modernization with application of information technology and bio-technology with a view to considerably raising the technological level of the national economy.
b/ Specific objectives
- To strive to increase the city's share in national GDP to about 4.5% by 2010 and 7.3% by 2020. The average GDP growth rate will reach 13-13.5% in the 2006-2010 period and 13.5-14% in the 2011-2020 period, 1.3 times higher than the growth rate of the northern key economic region; average per capita GDP (calculated according to current prices) will reach USD 1,800-1,900 by 2010 and USD 4,900-5,000 by 2020. To strive to have a modern economic structure with highly competitive staple products in industry, services and agriculture.
The average annual growth rates are projected as follows:

 

Period
2006-2010
2011-2020
GDP
13.2%
13.7%
Services
14.2%
14.4%
Industry-construction
14%
14%
Agriculture, forestry and fishery
5.4%
6.4%
Shares of sectors in the GDP structure
By 2010
By 2020
Services
52-53%
63-64%
Industry
39-40%
33-34%
Agriculture, forestry and fishery
7-8%
3-4%
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