Seeking ways for sustainable development in the Central coast region

By T.D |

(QNO) - A forum on Sustainable development in the Central coastal region has recently held in Hoi An city by the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the World Bank (WB) and Quang Nam province.

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Chairman of the Central Natural Disaster Prevention Fund Phan Dien, WB Country Director for Vietnam Victoria Kwakwa, Asian Development Bank Director for Viet Nam Tomoyuki Kimura, relevant agencies and ministries, foreign partners and representatives from Central coast provinces and cities attended the event.

The Coastal Central region will be built to become a dynamic, fast and sustainable area and serve as a crucial bridge in international exchange and cooperation, attaching closely socio-economic development with social security and order, national defence and seas-islands sovereignty.

Over USD 2.5 billion has been distributed to 9 provinces and cities for the last 10 years. Approximately 1.83 billion USD capital has been invested into regional programs and projects.

All collaboration and development planning must look toward the improvement of the living standards of local residents, contribute to the poverty reduction, raise the health care, prevent natural disaster mitigation, protect eco-environment as well as effectively cope with climate change.

To achieve these objectives, it is necessary to have major solutions such as completing the infrastructure in the key economic points, improving the important irrigational works, protecting the eco-environment, furthering educational quality and human power resource development, etc… Many other solutions to mechanism and policy, human resources, science and technology... have also been suggested in the discussions.

In the forum, participants focused on some important topics: “Sustainable development for the Central coastal region: Opportunities and Challenges”, “Boosting transportation infrastructure linkages to serve socio - economic development in the region”, “Developing and managing water resources attaching natural disaster mitigation and prevention in the region”…

The forum also gave delegates a chance to share their experiences in human power resources mobilization, managing the risks of natural calamities, water resource sustainably and pointing out new ways of community connection to promote potentialities, economic development and contribute to poverty reduction.

By T.D