Addressing the opening ceremony, Politburo member and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc praised the municipal Party Committee for well organising the Party congress at all levels and strictly implementing regulations on preparing for the 16th Party Congress of the city.

While applauding the comprehensive and crucial achievements of the municipal Party Organisation, people, and army, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc said he agrees with the three development pillars that will be implemented during the new tenure: hi-tech industry; the marine economy and seaport logistics; and tourism.

Politburo member and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the opening ceremony (Photo: VNA)

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc stressed that Hai Phong needs an innovative way to attract more resources for development, including investment from major domestic and foreign enterprises in hi-tech sectors.

Attracting FDI should be selective, while it is necessary to ensure harmony between industry, services, and environmental protection in developing the hi-tech industry, he noted.

The city must seek ways to maximise domestic and foreign investment potential to develop a modern marine economy, together with developing tech-based logistics services.

He urged local authorities to work towards developing Hai Phong into a green tourism centre with diversified, high-quality services, a centre for education, training, health, culture, and science and technology in the northern coastal region, and an important traffic hub of the country.

He asked for efforts to enhance the municipal Party Organisation’s leadership and fighting strength, building a clean, strong, and streamlined political system with effective operations.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc also underlined the importance of improving the effectiveness of inspection work in Party organisations and strictly handling cadres and Party members who violate the Party’s discipline and State laws.

According to the political report of the municipal Party Committee, over the last five years the main socio-economic targets set out in the Resolution of the 15th Party Congress of the city have been completed, of which 12 of 20 targets were exceeded both in terms of timeline and growth quality.

The city’s economy has recorded strong growth and its size has increased 2.1-fold since 2015. Its technical infrastructure has been modernised, while the fields of industry, trade, tourism, seaports, and transport infrastructure have witnessed significant breakthroughs.

Hai Phong is striving to become a modern industrialised city, a key maritime economic hub, and an international tourist centre by 2025.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc also presented the Ho Chi Minh Order - a noble award from the Party and the State - to the Party Organisation, authorities, and people of Hai Phong city./.

CPV (Source: VNA)