Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh presided over a meeting November 3 to consider upgrading Buon Ma Thuot in the Central Highlands into an urban center.
|A view of Buon Ma Thuot city in Dak Lak Province|
He told members of the Politburo and the Dak Lak Province Party Committee’s Standing Committee that for rapid development, Buon Ma Thuot needs to become the province’s first-class city.
It has to satisfy all criteria required for this status and report to the Government, he said.
The province has to adopt policies to develop Buon Ma Thuot into an urban center based on its geographical position and potential, he said.
The urbanization effort has to ensure that all ethnic minorities living there can enjoy the fruits of the development, he said.
The development should be gradual and in line with the policies of the Party and Government so that by 2020 Buon Ma Thuot becomes a central city, he said.
Dak Lak should also plan to urbanize other rural areas, the Party leader said.