Five Tasks to Stimulate Economic Growth in Land Border Areas | Politics


Border guards at the Nam Ke border post in Dien Bien during a border patrol (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The government has set out five key tasks to help boost socio-economic development in land border areas.

Recently published Resolution No. 23/NQ-CP on economic development in land border areas covers mechanisms and policies, mobilization and utilization of resources, and promotion of infrastructure development to spur development.

Other tasks are the improvement of production, the efficiency of national defense and security missions as well as the guarantee of social security and the improvement social well-being and sustainable poverty reduction in land border areas.

Vietnam has over 5,000 kilometers of land border, with many operational border gates. However, many border areas remain poor compared to other parts of the country.

Five tasks to boost economic growth in land border areas hinh anh 2Border guards from Chieng On border post in Dien Bien help local residents take care of the plum farm (Photo: VNA)

Therefore, the promotion of socio-economic development and social security in these regions is of considerable importance to reduce the development gap and enhance the effectiveness of trade and investment ties with neighboring countries.

The government charged the Ministry of Planning and Investment to assume primary responsibility and work with other agencies to intensify international cooperation and attract domestic and foreign investment capital, including grants and concessional credits, for infrastructure projects in these areas.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has been asked to coordinate with the localities concerned in the design of development plans for agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

Relevant ministries, agencies and localities with land borders are required to give priority to border areas when allocating capital from the state budget and to effectively use other sources of capital to invest in infrastructure, in particular by developing the transport infrastructure system to link disadvantaged areas to developed economic areas.

They should also review and restructure land use and complete the allocation of land and forests to residents of border areas, especially ethnic minorities, to improve their living conditions.

It is important to deal with the scarcity of land, houses and drinking water and environmental pollution in mountainous and border areas, says the resolution./.



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