Vietnam to form 7 marine economic clusters by 2030

By VietnamPlus/The Investor
Mon, August 8, 2022 | 4:51 pm GTM+7

Seven maritime economic clusters will be formed by 2030, aiming to turn Vietnam into a strong marine country.

Cai Mep-Thi Vai port cluster, Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, southern Vietnam. Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Transport.

Cai Mep-Thi Vai port cluster, Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, southern Vietnam. Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Transport.

The orientation was included in Decision 892/QD-TTg signed by Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh, approving a project on the development of marine economic clusters associated with building strong sea-based economic centers by 2030.

The project aims to build seven marine economic clusters in the next 10 years in advantageous coastal areas and develop three to four leading maritime economic centers in Southeast Asia.

The clusters will prioritise services, products with added value, attract large-scale enterprises and high-tech projects to contribute to green growth, and protect the marine ecological environment as well as the marine economy.

These clusters will also contribute to consolidating and strengthening national defence and security in the sea and islands.

Notably, developing sea and island tourism is one of the priorities for effectively exploiting the potential and strengths of tourism resources in each region and the entire coast of Vietnam.

The project stresses the importance of tourism economy development with eco-tourism and leisure centers and sea and island resort clusters that meet international standards in the central region, the southwestern coastal area (Kien Giang-Ca Mau) and other areas with suitable conditions.

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