NGHI SON ECONOMIC ZONE TO BE EXPANDED

The total area of Nghi Son economic zone under planning will increase nearly tenfold to 106,000ha, including almost 66,500ha of land on the mainland and islands and over 39,500ha of sea surface.

The Ministry of Construction and the Thanh Hoa provincial People's Committee jointly announced the adjustments of the master scheme of Nghi Son Economic Zone (EZ) until 2035, with a vision to 2050 on January 9 at Tinh Gia district.

The important event is expected to not only boost Nghi Son EZ but also affect major socio-economic development strategies and orientations in Thanh Hoa and the region in the coming period.

Accordingly, the master scheme covers an area of Tinh Gia district; Yen My, Cong Binh, and Cong Chinh communes of Nong Cong district; and Thanh Tan, Thanh Ky, and Yen Lac communes of Nhu Thanh district.  The total area under planning will increase nearly tenfold to 106,000ha, including almost 66,500ha of land on the mainland and islands and over 39,500ha of sea surface.

Following the adjustments, Nghi Son EZ will become a multi-sector sea-based economic zone that focuses on heavy and basic industries.

The zone will also be a modern industrial, service, and tourism complex with its centre being Nghi Son industrial city.

It will operate under special preferential mechanisms and is expected to become a development driving force of Thanh Hoa and the northern central region.  

Addressing the event, Chairman of the Thanh Hoa People’s Committee Nguyen Dinh Xung said the adjustment to the EZ planning is critical for managing and developing the Nghi Son EZ and the province.

The Chairman said that the province would perfect local business climate, promote investment in the Nghi Son EZ and industrial parks, and mobilize resources for building essential infrastructure facilities in the zone.

Source: VGP


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