Accordingly, Hai Phong will be developed into a modern green port city with breakthrough economic growth and a competitive service and industrial centre.
It is hoped to become a key coastal economic area of the country and a centre of education and training, health and science-technology, and also serve as a crucial traffic hub.
By 2020, the city’s population is expected to reach 2.1 million people with an urbanisation rate of 50-55%.
The city’s GRDP is hoped to account for 19.6% of the total GDP of key economic zones in the north, and 4.86% of the national GDP.
The per capita GRDP is forecast to reach VND86.3 million (US$3,748) per year by 2020.
The city is expected to be one of the top ten localities in the provincial competitiveness index by 2020.
The city plans to focus on promoting the development of the service, industry-construction and agro-forestry-aquaculture sectors.
Attention will be paid to developing seaport services, logistics, airlines, finance-banking, trade, tourism, education-training and healthcare.
The logistics centre of the northern key economic zone will be located in the Nam Dinh Vu industrial park with four satellite logistics centre namely Lach Huyen, the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park, Trang Due and Tien Lang.
Hai Phong’s tourism sector is set to be developed to become a spearhead economic sector with high professionalism and quality.
In terms of industry, Hai Phong will focus on developing key industries with high productivity, value-addition and science-technology content such as clean industry, maritime industry, electronic industry and support industry, aiming to make products capable of joining the global value chain.