Plan on Van Don economic zone development gets green light

Road construction in Van Don (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has allowed the northern
province of Quang Ninh to build the Van Don Economic Zone towards a special
administrative-economic unit.

The province was asked to use local budget and other legal sources for the
implementation of the plan.

The PM also agreed in principle the selection
and hiring of foreign consultants in line with the Law on Bidding and Decree
30/2015/ND-CP, dated March 17, 2015.

The Quang Ninh People’s Committee was asked
to consider contract value and payment with foreign consultants.

Van Don is a district comprising more than 600 islands. It is approximately
175km from Hanoi, 80 km from Hai Phong and 50 km from Ha Long city.

The district encompasses the World Heritage
listed Ha Long Bay. It has a total area of 2,171km2 of which, natural land area
is 551km2. Van Don is sparsely populated with a total population of 41,645.
With the variety and uniqueness of an archipelago with rich ecosystems and
beautiful beaches, the islands have potential to become a world class maritime
tourism destination.

Earlier, Van Don (Quang Ninh), Bac Van
Phong (Khanh Hoa) and Phu Quoc (Kien Giang) are set to become special
administrative-economic units when the draft law is passed by the National
Assembly (NA), according to the Government Office.

Special administrative-economic units are
magnet for investment, high technology and advanced management mode for the
formation of a high growth area that generates more resources and motivation,
accelerating the development and economic restructuring of the province, the
region and the country./.

Link and

Links Topics :