The localities will make connections in eight fields, including trade and investment promotion, traffic and logistic services, production supply chain, etc.
Secretary of the Party Committee of Hai Duong province Pham Xuan Thang exchanges views with VCCI leaders at the VEHEC forum
The authorities of Quang Ninh, Hai Duong, and Hung Yen provinces and Hai Phong city coordinated with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) to hold a forum on the Vietnam's Eastern Highway Economic Corridor (VEHEC) in Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province, on July 28 afternoon.
Within the framework of the forum, chairmen of the People's Committees of Quang Ninh, Hai Duong, and Hung Yen provinces and Hai Phong city signed a cooperation agreement on the VEHEC.
Chairmen of the People's Committees of Quang Ninh, Hai Duong, and Hung Yen provinces and Hai Phong city sign a cooperation agreement on the VEHEC
The localities will make connections in eight fields of trade and investment promotion; traffic and logistic services; production supply chain; tourism and service development; business environment improvement; manpower training and supply; environmental protection and sustainable development; agriculture, agricultural product processing, and application of high technology to agriculture.
To carry out the cooperation program, all parties agreed to establish the Regional Connection Council as the leading and directing body.
Chairmen of the People's Committees of the localities and the VCCI will be members of the council. The council will have two chairmen, one of them will be the VCCI chairman and the other will be a local chairman annually appointed.
Chairman of the People's Committee of Hai Duong province Trieu The Hung speaks during the discussion session
The council's Secretariat will be the council assisting body and permanently coordinate connection activities.
At the same time, the Regional Business Council will be set up to link businesses and business associations in the region.
The VCCI is responsible for establishing and supporting the operation of the bodies.
The signed contents will be realized by concretizing separate operation programs and plans with consensus and agreement of the participating parties.
Participants in the forum
In the course of implementation, the Secretariat will summarize and report new contents or issues yet to be agreed to to the council members for consultancy.
According to Secretary of the Party Committee of Quang Ninh province Nguyen Xuan Ky and VCCI Chairman Pham Tan Cong, the connection of the four localities will form a region with a natural area three times larger than Ha Noi capital city, five times larger than Ho Chi Minh city, and eight times larger than Da Nang city.
The provinces and city have the best traffic infrastructure connection in the country as a great advantage to exploit their outstanding potential.
NGUYEN MO – DO QUYET