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Overall plan on socio-economic development of southern key economic zone to 2020 and vision 2030 

 Friday, March 9,2018

AsemconnectVietnam - Southern key economic zone (including Ho Chi Minh city and provinces of Binh Phuoc, Tay Ninh, Binh Duong, Dong Nai, Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Long An, Tien Giang) is dynamic development economic zone, having high and sustainable economic growth rate.


I. Position and role
- Southern key economic zone (including Ho Chi Minh city and provinces of Binh Phuoc, Tay Ninh, Binh Duong, Dong Nai, Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Long An, Tien Giang) is dynamic development economic zone, having high and sustainable economic growth rate, to pioneer in industrialization and modernization of the country, a motive force of economic development of the country ; the zone plays a role as a bridge with Mekong river delta region and the Central highlands; to pioneer in economic integration, expanding trade, effective economic cooperation with other countries in southeast Asia and the world.
- To be leading zone in developing some fields of advanced services and manufacturing, especially manufacturing of electronic components, software, trade and services, logistics, finance, telecommunications, tourism, partially contributing to improve quality, efficiency and international competitiveness, creating momentum for socio-economic development process of the country.
- Southern key economic zone, out of which, Ho Chi Minh city play a role of the nucleus of southern key economic zone, is a hub of service of finance, trade, tourism, international exchanges in Southeast Asia.
- To be a center of education and training of human resources, especially high quality human resources for the neighborhood and the country as well as a leading center of transfer and application of science and technology in the country.
II. Development viewpoints and objectives
1. Development viewpoints
- Overall plan on socio-economic development of southern key economic zone to 2020 must comply with socio-economic development strategy of the wholly country; to ensure consistency with plans of fields, sectors. To develop southern key economic zone to become an impetus zone for development boost having socio-economic growth rate higher than average rate of the wholly country; being a large center of economic, finance and trade of the country and region.
- To promote comprehensively potential and advantages of the localities in the zone, especially advantages of industrial production and services. Southern key economic zone must pioneers in industrialization - modernization of the country; out of which, Ho Chi Minh city and provinces of Dong Nai, Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Binh Duong play a role of key areas, promoting role of motivation and spreading development to other localities in the zone and the wholly country.
- To transfer economic structure of the zone towards improving efficiency and competitiveness, focusing on giving priority on investment in fields which have potential, advantages, high labor productivity and high knowledge content, associating with the promoting linkages among fields, economic sectors and among localities.
- To focus on training and developing high-quality human resources to meet requirements of international integration for the zone and the country . To improve quality of training, scale up training and reasonable structure of career and level in many forms.
- Economic development goes hand in hand with ensuring social justice , effectively solving pressing social issues, raising mental and material living of the people and narrowing gap in living standards among localities in the zone, especially the poor, ethnic minorities.
- Sustainable and harmony development between goals of economic development, social development and ecological environment improvement with forest protection and development; industrial development associates with protection of urban environment, water and air.
- To associate socio-economic development with strengthening potential of national defense and security, to ensure political stability and social security and order.
2. Development objectives       
2.1. Objective to 2020:
- Overall objective: To develop southern key economic zone become dynamic development zone with high quality of growth and sustainable growth. Being the leading economic zone; a center of economy, trade, culture, education, health care, scientific research having high quality of the country and region. The zone has harmonious economic structure and development space; having integrated urban system at national and regional level. Out of which, Ho Chi Minh city is a multifunctional and general economic center modern, synchronized technique infrastructure, equaling to other nations in the region.
- Specific objectives:
+ Economic development:
GDP growth rate in a period of 2011 - 2015 reaches 8.0 - 8.5 %/year and in a period of 2016-2020 is about 8.5 - 9.0 %/year. By 2020 industry - construction and services accounts for 95-96 % of GDP, out of which, ratio of service sector is about 44 %. GDP per capita in 2015 posts USD 3,900-4,000 and in 2020 over USD 5,000.
To increase in export value per capita to USD 3,700 in 2015 and USD 5,400 in 2020. To contribute about 55-60 % of the State budget of the wholly country in a period of 2011-2020. Average technological innovation rate is about 20 %/year; to increase rate of trained employees in 2020 to reach 85 %.
+ Social development:
By 2020, to stabilize population of 21-22 million people; urbanization rate reaches 65 %. To create jobs for about 34,000 -35,000 laborers each year; unemployment rate in urban areas is less than 4 %. To reduce rate of poverty household by about 2 %/year.
To strive to achieve rate of 400 highly qualified students/10,000 person by 2015 and 450 students/10,000 person by 2020. To perform raising people's health, reducing rate of underweight malnutrition children under age of 5 years to below 10 % in 2015 and 8 % in 2020.
+ Environment protection:
Rate of forest and perennials cover reaches over 45 % by 2020.
By 2015: 100 % of new production units apply clean technology or are equipped with tools to reduce pollution, ensuring environmental standards; 100% of industrial parks have concentrated wastewater treatment systems; 95 % of solid waste is collected; over 90% hazardous waste and 100% of medical waste are treated. By 2020, 100 % of business production units reach environmental standards; 100 % of solid waste and hazardous waste is treated.
Rate of population in rural area using clean water reach 96% by 2015 and 98% in 2020; rate of population in urban area using clean water posts 97% by 2015 and 99% in 2020.
 + Security and defense:
To strengthen political security, social order in localities, preventing social evils; to construct movement of entire population protects the Fatherland’s security, towards constructing localities in the zone become civilized, polite, having social and cultural healthy living.
To promote educational propaganda and mass mobilization to strictly obey laws of the State in order to limit and repel traffic accidents.
To maintain political stability, social order and safety in the zone, enhancing defense capability and security combining with socio-economic development.
2.2. Orientation to 2030:
- General vision:
By 2030, southern key economic zone continues to be a dynamic economic development zone with high quality of growth and become a typical zone of sustainable development, taking the lead in developing knowledge economy; being motive force economic zone of the country, an economic center of region and Asia; world-class trade, service and financial center, focusing on developing Vung Tau to become the tourism urban; center of high-tech industries with a high degree of specialization; center of culture - training - high quality healthcare, having beautiful landscape and good environment. To have a modern economic structure and logical structure of space, becoming a large urban cluster with function of integrated urban at national level, including Ho Chi Minh city is integrated multifunctional economic center with system of modern, synchronous technique infrastructure; having a system of cultural, education - training, science - technology, health and sport units at a high level comparing with region and the country.
- Specific sectors:
+ Economic: average GDP growth rate is about 8.0 to 8.5%/year in a period of 2021-2030. GDP in 2030 is higher approximately 2.2 fold times comparing with that in 2020. GDP per capital in 2030 reaches about USD 12,200. To transfer economic structure toward sustainable trend, forming and developing knowledge economy. Service sector accounts for over 50 % of GDP in 2030. Growth rate of export value in a period of 2021 - 2030 reaches 8-10%/year.
+ Development of social sector:
In 2030, population of the zone is about 25 million people. Rate of urbanization is about 75-80 %. Rate of trained employees reaches about 90 %. Number of labor in sectors of service, industry and construction accounts for over 90% of total workforce. On average, to creating jobs for about 20,000-22,000 people each year in a period of 2021-2030. To maintaining unemployment rate in urban areas at 3.5% in 2030; to improve efficiency of labor time use in rural areas.
To enhance health of people and significantly improve habits, stature, average longevity reaches 78-80 years old. Rate of malnourished children under age 5 years drops to below 3%.
Traditional culture, object and intangible cultural heritage are preserved. Great, typical culture works, typical of the zone will be rebuilt modernly. Social security network will be expanded to become diversity and efficiency. Rate of poverty household is about 2%, more than 70% of employees participate in social insurance.
+ Urban infrastructure:
To have modern and synchronous transport infrastructure system. System of public passenger transport is diverse, civilized and safe connecting Ho Chi Minh city with satellite towns, districts and the urban outside the zone.
To ensure 100% of people having houses with needed amenities of living in accordance with level of socio-economic development of each provinces in the zone. Average housing area per capita in urban areas reaches about 20-25 m2. House, land in rural areas is planed suitably, having good living environment and convenient working conditions according to criteria of new rural construction.
System of grid will be modernized, ensuring efficient and safety operation; 100% of system electric cables, communication cables in cities and towns will be put underground; lighting systems in urban areas will be built under standards. Over 70% of population uses the Internet. 100% of households will be supplied clean water. Inundation in urban areas will be basically solved.
+ Environment: To develop completely treatment system of waste, wastewater under environmental standards. To use suitably and effectively natural resources, landscape and development space under sustainable direction.
III. Development orientation of fields, sectors
1. Industry:
To promote development of fields of industry which produce high added value products and support industry. To strive to reach growth rate of industry of about 8.5 - 9% in a period of 2011 - 2015 and 8.5 - 9% in a period of 2016-2020; industry - construction account for about 49 % of GDP by 2020.
- To give priority to develop rapidly industry fields of high-tech, clean, material and energy saving and generating more added value. To transform strongly industrial development from width to modern technology development with high content of science and technology. To prioritize to development of electronic industry and information technology become a key sector. To develop strongly industry support to enhance autonomy of production and national values of products such as component manufacturing, material of repair and maintenance.
- To continue to develop a number of advantageous industries such as oil and gas, steel, mechanic, electric, fertilizer, chemical, construction materials, processing of agro- forestry and fisheries product, food products industry; production of consuming goods, textiles, footwear, plastic.
- To promote construction investment of industrial parks and export processing zones as plan. To complete infrastructure in and outside fences of industrial parks associating with construction of new residential areas which are suitable with urban development plan of each locality, ensuring living conditions for workers. To form industrial - urban ring of the zone, limiting further development of industrial parks in a central area of Ho Chi Minh city; to shift gradually industrial units base to industry developing areas, especially in provinces of Tay Ninh, Long An, Binh Phuoc, Tien Giang. To create favorable conditions on land, infrastructure outside the fence to develop urban, service and industrial complex at large scale under urban model of high technology in Long Thanh, new city of Phu My, urban - services – industrial complex of Binh Duong.
2. Services:      
To develop services with rapid speed, high quality and sustainable. To strive to hit growth rate of service sector of about 10 -10.5%/year in a period of 2011-2015 and 8.5-9% in a period of 2016-2020; raising proportion of service sector per GDP to 49-50% in 2020.
- To focus on developing fields of service: finance, banking and insurance; transportation and international logistics; telecommunications and information technology; tourism; health (particularly high-tech health services); education and training.
- To develop real estate market, capital market, securities market. To form system of modern, synchronous and reasonable trade infrastructure to develop distribution services, including network of market, supermarket, trade centers, warehouses...
- To construct Ho Chi Minh city become a nucleus, a center of service in southeast Asia region, developing synchronous various types of service of finance, banking, commerce, tourism, international exchange, telecommunication, maritime transport. To develop Vung Tau city become a center of tourism, a center of oil and gas exploitation service at national and international level. To build cities of Bien Hoa and Thu Dau Mot become a major service center for industrial development. Provincial cities such as Tay Ninh, Dong Xoai, Tan An, My Tho are a service center and a focal point to connect to the Central Highlands and the Mekong river delta. To build synchronous border economic zones in provinces of Tay Ninh, Binh Phuoc and Long An including bonded warehouse system, warehouse of temporarily imported – re-exported goods, goods inspection yard ... to develop strongly trade, import and export relations with Cambodia and other countries in the region.
To develop tourism to become a major economic sector, contributing to process of economic restructuring of the zone. To promote tourism growth in a sustainable manner, creating fundamental changes on service quality, building image of southern key economic region as a safe, friendly destination, with many diversified, attractive tourism products. To develop synchronously tourism, both international travel and domestic travel to ensure high economical, political and social efficient; to obtain international tourism development as a long-term strategic direction, domestic tourism is a key field. To focus on developing MICE tourism linking to culture, festivals, entertainment; sea ​​resort and weekend entertainment tourism, sport tourism, shopping tourism and travel associating with border gate. To complete national tourism areas, points in the zone. To 2015, southern key economic region welcomes approximately 18 million visitors, including 4.5 million international tourists; to 2020 will be 21.5 million visitors, respectively (including 5.5 million international visitors); total revenue of tourism in 2015 will be USD 3,2 billion and USD 5,3 billion in 2020.
3. Agriculture, forestry and fisheries:
- To develop comprehensively, sustainable agriculture of southern key economic zone towards production of commodity at large scale with modern organizational forms and techniques. To focus on development of ecological, environment friendly agriculture and improving product quality. To accelerate economic restructuring of agriculture and rural area towards industrialization and modernization, enhancing economic efficiency per each unit of area.
- To create powerful change in internal structure of agricultural sector towards modernization, raising value of commodities; to develop agriculture to associate with construction of new countryside, improving quality of physical and mental living of rural population, applying widespread science and technology in production, processing and storage of products after harvesting. To construct the zone a center of national breeding with units of empirical research, advanced technology and techniques applications, a center of receiving and transferring technology in agricultural sector; to build trade marks for some agricultural products which have advantages and characteristics of the region.
- To establish stable forest area in a direction of forest development along with perennial trees to contribute to improvement of ecological environment, sustainable development; to strengthen and protect system of watershed protection forest for hydroelectric lakes and dams, environmental protection forests for industrial parks, big cities and coastal protection forest. To protecting forests to maintain the flora, fauna and biodiversity, rare genetic resources, particularly watersheds forest, forests of preventing wind, waves, mangroves forest.
- To expand scale of farming in a direction of intensive and semi-intensive cultivation, diversifying structure of products, improving efficiency of aquaculture, seafood exploitation, processing and breeding. To maintain and upgrade fishing vessels on basis of protecting ecological environment and regenerating fisheries resources.
4. Developing synchronously infrastructure system:
4.1. Transport
- To accelerate construction of high speed roads. By 2020, to complete around 580 kilometers of expressways; 80 % of rural roads will be concretized. To accelerate construction progress of key projects to address traffic congestion and develop the urban.
- To complete upgrade and renovation of north-south railway and focal areas of Ho Chi Minh city; to construct railway connecting with seaports, major economic zones; to open new railway routes to connect inner region and with Mekong delta region; to research to investment in building north-south high-speed railway route in appropriate time.
- To renovate, upgrade and complete at technical level inland waterway routes; to upgrade and invest in depth in river ports. To convert some cargo port in accordance with urban plan to cater for passenger and tourism transportation.
- To upgrade existing airports to meet demand in each period; to complete construction and put into operation the first stage of international airport of Long Thanh.
4.2. Supply of electricity and telecommunications
- To focus on implementation and completion of construction of power factories, synchronous electrical distribution network in consistent with power master plan VII and operation progress of power plants. To research and applying smart grid with modern technology to connect and regulate synchronized roaming with national and regional grid system.
- To build modern infrastructure of telecommunications, particularly in Ho Chi Minh City and the centre urban. To develop postal, telecommunication and information technology sectors toward diversifying services, expanding scope and continuously improving quality of service. To develop postal sector to reach modern level, on par with advanced countries in region. To apply broadly and effectively information technology in the State management, economic sectors, social, cultural, and national security fields.
4.3. Water supply and drainage: to complete construction of clean water supply system to meet fully clean water demand of people’s living in urban zones, residential areas and industrial areas. To focus on solving drainage for urban areas, fighting against water pollution, especially in lower section of Dong Nai - Sai Gon river. To minimize flood damage to downstream areas, coastal areas. To settle gradually inundation in Ho Chi Minh city and drainage for urban areas.
4.4. Irrigation: To solidify system of irrigation in the zone to supply enough water for agriculture and aquaculture. To construct projects of transferring water from Dong Nai river basin to Mekong River delta in dry season through Vam Co river for production; To focus on water supply for production in area of water shortage in dry season in order to prevent intrusion of saltwater, especially Saigon river basin. To solidify system of river dykes and sea dykes to prevent effectively disasters and ensure people's production.
5. Society
5.1. Human resource training, jobs creating and social security
- To train human resources, assuring quality on all 3 sides (higher qualifications, health and moral qualities) and rational structure of training sectors. To focus on training high-quality human resources in order to meet requirements of receiving modern technology.
- To continue to accelerate process of transferring labour structure towards reducing density and number of workers in agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors, increasing scale and density of non-agricultural employment in accordance with process of economic development to increase rapidly productivity of social labor. To focus on job creation associating with increasing income, stabilizing living of workers. On average, creating jobs for approximately 34,000-35,000 labourers each year.
- Development of training human resources associates with development of units of production, trade and services. To implement synchronously, comprehensively and effectively programs and projects of poverty reduction; to create opportunities for poor households to access to support policies on land, credit and training; to support and create favourable conditions for poor households to develop production and increase income to escape firmly poverty.
- To perform synchronously solutions of ensuring social security, raising incomes and people's living in line with each stage of development. To ensure that all citizens are equal to access to basic services and social welfare, being created favourable conditions to develop comprehensively and better integrate with community; to implement effectively policies of supporting vulnerable populations.
5.2. Education and training
- To develop education towards standardization, modernization and comprehensive education, creating a fundamental change in quality, efficiency and scale. To focus on training human resources to meet development demand of region and the country, especially human resource demand in key areas.
- To invest in construction of national university of Ho Chi Minh city to become a center of high -quality training and having an international prestige. To give priorities to invest in major universities in the zone to quickly reach training level of Southeast Asia region in some advantage fields. To promote socialization, mobilizing all resources to develop education, expand cooperation and international and domestic links in parallel with ensuring and constantly improving quality of training.
- To prioritize and focus on investment in 8 high quality vocational training school with key professions reaching regional and international standards to meet requirements of high -quality labor for socio-economic of the zone. To promote socialization of vocational training.
5.3. Healthcare
- To focus on development of units of training, research and application of medical technology to achieve a high level in the region to meet requirements of training, acquisition and transfer of scientific and medical treatment.
- To development of medical centers and regional hospitals in direction of modern, high-tech; To build specialized healthcare centers in Ho Chi Minh city; to construct and upgrade general hospitals, specialty hospitals in provinces to hit standard of first class to meet healthcare treatment of the people.
- To strengthen and perfect network of preventive medicine towards shortening, enhancing efficiency, having full capable of early prediction and detection, timely compelling disease, controlling common risk factors which affects public health and enhancing people's health. To continue to strengthen, improve and enhance capacity of communal and ward health network so that people have access to services of primary health care having high quality at the community, ensuring that 90% of communal healthcare centers have doctors and over 80 % of communes meet national standards for communal health.
5.4. Culture and sport
- To develop comprehensively system of cultural works at provincial, district and communal levels. To strive that 100 % of villages, wards have community cultural houses and sport ground as regulation; 80% of national, provincial relics will be remodeled and renovated. To develop a system of cultural, sport projects around industrial parks.
- To complete construction of sports complex of Rach Chiec in Ho Chi Minh city and many typical culture projects having characteristics of the zone.
- By 2020, 30-35 % of population exercise sport regularly. To continue to maintain, develop and improve quality of high performance sport in some fields such as football, volleyball, tennis...
6. Sciences and technology
- To develop potentials of scientific and technology in the region, enhance investments in leading research institutes, centers of science and technology, key laboratories, units of technology application and transfer. To promote investment in high technology park in Ho Chi Minh city, building some more high-tech zones in advantage areas.
- To promote the leading role in scientific and technological development of the country. To enhance technological innovation towards new technology, high and modern technology; to prioritize clean technology, information technology, bio-technology, automation technology and new materials technology, accelerating investment and development of science and technology for development of marine economy.
7. Resource management and environmental protection
- To use land rationally, savings, efficiency and sustainability. Exploitation and using land must be right purpose, scope and strict comply indicators, technical and economic criteria as specified in specialized plans, in accordance with master plan, land using plan in each period in provinces, cities and the wholly region. To enhance value of land and economic efficiency per unit of area, increasing revenues from land and creating resources to promote socio-economic development. To strengthen inspection and supervision of implementation of land using plans.
- To protect ecosystems of mangrove forest, watershed forests, protection forests. To control agricultural production, aquaculture breeding; to establish a monitoring system of water quality; to construct synchronously system of drainage and system of wastewater collection and solid waste treatment, especially hazardous waste in urban areas, industrial parks.
8. Defense - security:
- To strengthen defense potential, build entire population defense posture, boosting construction of firm defense areas in provinces and cities. To build strong armed forces; regular – modern standing armed forces, to develop militia and self-defense forces in accordance with each defense area. To focus on building marine self-defense force and strengthen maritime defense capability to defend its sovereignty and national interests on islands and waters, combining with socio - economic development in waters, islands and coastal regions.
- To construct elite, skilled forces with political stability coupling with enhancing facilities and equipment. To strengthen people's security posture, communal forces to ensure that no unexpected situations occur. To combine forces to effectively implement national programs on crime prevention and eradication of social evils.
IV. Urban development and regional territory organization
1. Development and arrangement of urban system:
- To create a systematic link among the urban areas in the region. To form a multi- center structure to create incentives for development of surrounding areas while easing pressure on central area of Ho Chi Minh city.
- To develop cities of Vung Tau, Bien Hoa, Thu Dau Mot, My Tho become the provincial urban class I, playing role of development poles in urban system of the region.
- To develop satellite towns: Nhon Trach, Long Thanh, Tam Phuoc, Hiep Phuoc, Cu Chi, Duc Hoa, Trang Bom, An Lac, Nha Be, Can Gio, Di An - Thuan An, Tan An, Go Cong, Ben Luc, Can Giuoc. To develop urban corridors from Ho Chi Minh city associating with urbanized corridor as national road No.1A, highway 51, national road No.22, national road No.13 and national road No.50. To develop district townships outside boundaries of center of Ho Chi Minh city of 50 km become development poles and creating conditions for development of rural areas.
2. Rural development and distribution of residential areas
- To reorganize residential areas along highway routes, ensuring landscape, environment, traffic safety. To plan, renovate and build traditional villages towards sustainable development.
- To form rural service centers; to construct rural residential clusters, routes having synchronous infrastructure reaching standards under national criteria for new countryside.
3. Development of sub-regions
- To construct Ho Chi Minh city becomes a center of services, industry, science and technology of Southeast Asia.
- Northeast sub-region includes provinces of Dong Nai, Binh Duong and Ba Ria - Vung Tau: this is dynamic development area of the region, focusing on improving competitiveness of industry, developing synchronously services to serve well key industries, increasing technology content, and technical labor in economic sectors.
To promote service sector Ba Ria - Vung Tau province, out of which, port development is a central task while developing strongly logistics services. To build high competitive types and products of tourism such as tourism resorts, eco-tourism, sea and island tourism. To invest in developing Con Dao toward building a tourism -service economic zone with high quality.
- Northwest sub-region includes provinces of Tay Ninh, Binh Phuoc: to develop towards waiting in front of process of shifting industry from other localities and to exploit advantages of border gate economic zones, expanding economic and trade activities with Cambodia. To construct residential zone in border areas associating with defense - security.
- Southwest sub-region includes provinces of Long An and Tien Giang: to promote role of gateway, a bridge between Mekong delta region and southern key economic region. To continue to invest to ensure firmly food security and take part in export. To form fruit -growing region. To accelerate progress of implementation and effective exploitation of industrial clusters, parks; to encourage development of service sector, particularly services of supporting production and living.
- Marine economic development: to implement effectively marine strategy of Vietnam to 2020, developing strongly maritime economy, enhancing marine economic contribution to socio-economic development of the region. To construct coastal areas become "open economic zone". To combine closely between marine economic development with ensuring national security and protecting national sovereignty on waters.
V. Main measures for implementing the plan
1. Field given priority to develop
- To promote transfer of economic structure towards modernization, improving productivity, product quality and competitiveness of economic sectors.
+ To form and develop system of key product, enhancing competitiveness basing on modern technology and synthetic effects of production and trade linkage.
+ To develop industrial products of high added value such as: software, industrial electronics and home appliance products; petrochemical products; advanced building materials; mechanical equipment, spare parts.
+ To develop kinds of high -quality services, creating huge added value such as trade, service, finance, banking, telecommunications, transportation; technology transfer; tourism; real estate market, capital market...
- To increase investment in construction, upgrading and improving system of socio-economic infrastructure. To give priority to complete inter-regional highway, inter-provincial highway, road, airport and seaport toward synchronous and modern manner to connect among regions and among modes of transport. To focus on solving problem of traffic congestion, flooding in Ho Chi Minh city.
- To develop high quality human resources; to improve quality and scale of training with proper career structure and look toward key fields such as finance, banking, transportation, software, electronics, telecommunications; high technology such as automation, biology, new materials...
- To promote links, creating unified economic space across the region and enhancing coordination and support among localities; to continue to implement effective administrative reform at all levels and improve quality of cadres.
2. Mobilizing and using efficiently capital resources
- To mobilize and effectively use capital resource of the State for socio - economic infrastructure development, development of human resource, science and technology, environmental protection and implementation of national target programs. Capital resource from the State budget will be invested in important projects of infrastructure development but it is difficult to attract outside investors; to strengthen to call and attract investment under forms of BOT, BTO, PPP ... especially in the transport sector.
- To improve business environment and create favorable conditions for economic sectors to participate in socio -economic development. To do well tasks of investment attraction, calling and orientation. To promulgate preferential policy for each development priority sector basing on advantages and potentials of each locality. To renovate mechanisms and policies to attract maximum financial resources from all sectors of the economy, especially in mobilizing idle funds in population to develop production and trade.
- To continue to promote FDI in accordance with process of integration. To renovate activities of foreign investment promotion towards focusing on sectors which have advantage; to direct to potential partners, especially developed countries, while continuing to expand investment with partners who have invested heavily in the region.
3. Transferring economic structure and improving competitiveness of economic sectors, key products
- To promote economic structure transfer: to focus on development of industries having comparative advantage, creating high rate of added value, gradually reducing proportion of resource extraction, processing and outsourcing. To prioritize to develop service sectors having high quality and high degree of specialization, creating more jobs and income such as financial - banking, telecommunications, information technology, tourism, trade and logistics.
- Development of human resources:
+ To complete and early implement human resource development plan and associating human resource development with orientation of socio-economic development and demand of labor market. To increase rate of trained labour associating with increasing quality of trained workers, raising rate of employees working in industry of manufacturing products for export, especially export products and services, increasing rate of employees working in high-tech sector.
+ To create mechanisms to encourage foreign specialists, scientists foreigners and overseas Vietnamese to consult issues of socio economic development of each localities and the wholly region.
- To promote, enhance quality of research and application of science and technology: to build tasks of science and technology associating with objectives of socio economic development. In short term, it should focus on investment, training human resources of science and technology having ability to seize control of new technologies to apply into practice and attract high quality human resources from abroad to apply advanced science and technology development.
- Development of economic sectors: To continue to improve business environment towards open, equal competition among economic sectors. To assist enterprises in accessing information, market entry and market expansion. To enlist help of representative offices of Vietnam in overseas market about information and foreign partners’ introduction to set up the joint venture; to provide information, support enterprises to limit negative impacts that may arise in integration process. To promote market research, trade promotion; to encourage domestic enterprises to build and develop trademark.
- Public administration reform and improvement of quality of cadres: To improve quality of public administration service; to make public procedures, resolved time ... under many forms for people and businesses to monitor and evaluate. To continue to implement and improve quality of implementation of one stop mechanism in handling affairs of organizations and citizens. To expand implementation of mechanism of inter one stop between departments - agencies, between departments – agencies with People’s Committee of districts, commune – ward in solving administrative procedures, applying broadly information technology to modernize administration.
4. To promote collaboration between localities within and outside the region in process of promoting investment, mobilizing and allocating resources, building socio economic infrastructure; training, attracting and creating jobs; scientific research and technology transfer; to build programs, routes of intercity and inter-regional tourism; to provide information and build socio economic databases the region to serve forecast and coordination of environmental development and protection, adapting to climate change.
5. Developing link mechanisms
- To consolidate the Steering Committee, office of the Steering Committee on coordinating development of key economic zones to improve quality of coordination activities; especially enhancing operation efficiency of permanent working group of Steering Committee on coordinating development of key economic zones.
- To improve quality of coordination between ministries, agencies and localities in the region; to construct program of specific actions and assign clearly responsibilities associating with assessing level of coordination of agencies in process of coordinating and implementing plan.
- To organize annually Business Forum in southern key economic zone to strengthen exchanges and direct dialogue between investors and authorities of centrally run provinces and cities in the region.
- To research and issue specific financial and budget mechanisms for Ho Chi Minh city, creating resources for Ho Chi Minh city to invest in infrastructure development in order to promote socio economic development of the city and southern key economic region.

List of projects given priority to investment research in southern key economic region to 2020
(Issued together with Decision No.252/QĐ-TTg of the Prime Minister dated February 13, 2014)
Transport Infrastructure
 Ho Chi Minh City’s ring road No.2
 Ho Chi Minh City’s ring road No.3
 Ho Chi Minh City’s ring road No.4
 05 high roads of Ho Chi Minh City
 Major bridges, tunnels crossing rivers of Dong Nai, Sai Gon, Thi Vai, Nha Be, Long Tau.
 National roads:
 National road No.1A: expansion, upgrading, building avoiding road.
 National road No. 51: expansion, upgrading.
 National road No.56: Dong Nai - Ba Ria town.
 National road No.22: Ho Chi Minh City - Moc Bai.
 National road No.22B: Upgrading Go Dau road – Xa Mat border gate (Tay Ninh).
 National road No.13 connecting Ho Chi Minh City - Hoa Lu border gate.
 National road No 20: Dau Giay (Dong Nai) - Da Lat (Lam Dong).
 Ho Chi Minh City - Long Thanh - Dau Giay.
 Ho Chi Minh - Thu Dau Mot - Chon Thanh.
 Ha Chi Minh - Trung Luong (expansion).
 Bien Hoa - Vung Tau.
 Ben Luc - Nhon Trạch - Long Thanh.
 Functional roads:
 Inter-port road Cai Mep - Thi Vai (including Phuoc An bridge). 
 Inter-port road Dong Nai.
 Go Gang - Long Son road.
 My Phuoc - Tan Van road.
 Upgrading existing railway
 Railway station in Ho Chi Minh City
 Bien Hoa - Vung Tau railway.
 Binh Trieu - Hoa Hung - Tan Kien railway.
 Urban railway in Ho Chi Minh City
 Guest harbor in Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau.
 Inland waterways
 Sai Gon - Kien Luong route (through Sa Dec - Lap Vo canal).
 Sai Gon - Kien Luong route (through Thap Muoi canal).
 Cho Gao canal.
 Sai Gon - Ca Mau route (through Xa No).
 Upgrading Tan Son Nhat airport - Ho Chi Minh City.
 Building Long Thanh airport - Dong Nai province.
 Improving, upgrading Con Son airport - Ba Ria Vung Tau province.
 Hi - Tech Parks
 Hi – Tech Park II in Ho Chi Minh City.
 Bio-Technology Center in Ho Chi Minh City.
 Hi –Tech urban zone of Long Thanh.
 Hi – Tech agriculture zone in Ho Chi Minh City.
 Trade, warehouse, transportation
 International expo center in Ho Chi Minh City.
 Agricultural product trading and exhibition center in Ho Chi Minh City.
 Agriculture product warehouse in provinces, cities in the region.
 Waste treatment
 Hazardous industrial solid waste treatment complex in Ho Chi Minh City.
 Hazardous industrial solid waste treatment complex in provinces, cities in the region.
 Project of five canals in northern of national road No.1
 Project of upgrading sea dikes and freshen Go Cong.
 Project of improving key canal system of Cai Co - Long Khot.
 Irrigation project of Phuoc Hoa - Long An (phase II).
 Irrigation project of Dau Tieng - Tay Ninh.
 Tourism, urban
 Revolutionary relic tourism zone of Con Dao.
 Developing Ba Den mountain tourism zone in Tay Ninh province.
 Developing Moc Bai urban zone in Tay Ninh province.
 Medical test center in Ho Chi Minh City.
 Children’s hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.
 Cancer hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.
 Oriental medicine hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.
 General hospital of provinces, cities in the region.
 Specialty hospitals of provinces, cities (obstetric hospital, tuberculosis hospital, mental hospital...).
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