Vietnam to develop seven marine economic clusters by 2030

VOV.VN - The nation is poised to establish seven maritime economic clusters by 2030 with the aim of transforming Vietnam into a strong marine country whilst promoting sustainable development in relevant regions, sectors, and fields.

This information was stated in the Prime Minister’s Decision dated July 26 made by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh to adopt a project relating to the development of marine economic clusters associated with building strong sea-based economic centres by 2030.

The project is designed to build seven marine economic clusters over the next decade in advantageous coastal areas and develop three to four leading maritime economic centres in the Southeast Asian region.

The purpose of the clusters is to prioritise services, products with added value; attract large-scale enterprises and high-tech projects to contribute to green growth; whilst also protecting the marine ecological environment and the marine economy.

Furthermore, they are also expected to contribute to consolidating and strengthening national defence and security in regional seas and local islands.

Most notably, developing sea and island tourism can be viewed as one of the priorities to effectively tap into the potential and strengths of tourism resources in each region, as well as the country’s entire coastline.

In particular, the project highlights the importance of developing a tourism-based economy with eco-tourism and leisure centres, complexes, and sea and island resorts. All of which meet international standards in the central region, the southwestern coastal area, including Kien Giang and Ca Mau, and other areas with suitable conditions.