DA NANG (VNS)— Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has urged Da Nang city to become a driving force for development of the central region and the Central Highlands.
Working with the municipal leaders yesterday during a working visit to the city, the Party leader highlighted the important role of Da Nang in the key economic region.
He said it was midway between the cultural heritages of the ancient capital of Hue and Hoi An and My Son Sanctuary in Quang Nam province.
Trong said the city had great potential in human resources and favourable conditions for developing tourism, services, industry and seaports.
He suggested it become a large hub for socio-economics, finance and banking, culture, education and technology.
He added that sitting at the end of the East-West Economic Corridor, Da Nang needed to exert every effort to turn itself into an industrialised city by 2020.
To make these goals come true, Trong advised the city to focus on creating consensus and high determination in its political system and to streamline procedures.
Together with economic development, Da Nang also needed to treat Party building as a key task, focusing on personnel work.
Trong emphasised the need to prevent moral degradation among Party officials and members, maintain political stability and close contact between the Party and people.
He praised Da Nang's achievements during the past three years, with its average annual GDP growth rate of 10 per cent and per capita income of VND56 million (US$2,660), 1.6 times higher than the national average.
Earlier the same day, Trong visited TCIE Co., Ltd, an auto assembly joint venture between Malaysia and Japan - and the Hoa Tho Veston factory.