Upgrade of northern economic zone into international hub gets PM approval

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a project to upgrade an economic zone in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh into an international commercial hub.

Van Don Economic Zone, measuring 2,171 square kilometers and with a deep water port and the Hon Mieu industrial zone, is expected to boost the economy of northern region.

It will also be developed into a top-end marine ecotourism and amusement center with an international airport that is expected to receive 1.7 million visitors by 2020.

The economic zone’s population is expected to reach around 80,000-90,000 people by 2015 and 150,000 by 2020.

Source: TTXVN – Translated by Gia Han

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