In his speech, the Government leader expressed his belief that investors will overcome every challenge and reap the rewards in Ha Giang.
“What you have done today will not only help improve livelihoods and living standards of local ethnic people and but also create breakthrough development in this remote border region in the future,” he said.
Good business models and inclusive investment projects that can create sustainable jobs and income for locals are what local authorities target as they are also key to the development of the whole northwestern region, including Ha Giang, in the time ahead, he added.
He asked provincial authorities to persist in building an incorruptible and growth-enabling administration that support businesses. They need to minimise unreasonable business expenses so as to help enterprises increase labour efficiency and gain sustainable profits, thereby enhancing Ha Giang’s attractiveness to investors.
“Ha Giang’s competitiveness ranking must be promoted in the coming time, which is an urgent requirement for the province’s political system and public employees,” PM Phuc said.
With regard to tourism, he said the province is completely able to attract tourists all year round. To do that, it needs to step up popularising local images and identities, develop community-based tourism, and revive and bring into play cultural values of traditional festivals. Ha Giang should also boost manpower training to meet demand for exploration tourism, leisure, agriculture and herbal farming.
He suggested the province expand ecological and clean agricultural production, apply high technology in agricultural production and processing, and build and upgrade agricultural brand names.
The Government will do its utmost to provide favourable conditions for Ha Giang to develop strongly, PM Phuc promised.
Ha Giang, which is home to Dong Van Karst Plateau UNESCO Global Geopark and 19 ethnic groups, aims to become a key tourism area by 2020.
Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Trieu Tai Vinh said Ha Giang is determined to have active and effective integration in the fourth industrial revolution. It has also offered some incentives for businesses investing in the province such as supporting a maximum of VND15 billion (US$662,500) for each herbal material processing factory and VND10 billion (US$441,700) for each feed factory.
At the conference, the local administration introduced 26 investment projects worth VND16.1 trillion (US$711.1 million) in total. It pledged to work to enable investors to quickly launch these projects soon.