Ninh Thuan People’s Committee on Saturday officially announced its master planning scheme for socioeconomic development until 2020.
PM Nguyen Tan Dung at the ceremony to announce the master planning scheme for socioeconomic development of Ninh Thuan Province, December 10, 2011 – Photo:VGP
The master planning scheme, ratified by PM Nguyen Tan Dung on July 22 this year, defines specific objectives, including the annual GDP growth rates of 16-18 per cent from 2011 to 2015 and 19 – 20 per cent from 2016 to 2020.
By 2015, the proportion of industry construction will account for 40 per cent of the locality’s GDP; agriculture-forestry-aquaculture, 25 per cent; and service sector, 35 per cent.
The GDP per capital is expected to stand at $1,400 by 2015 and $2,800 by 2020. The rate of poor households will be brought down by 1.2-1.5 per cent annually within the next decade.
Ninh Thuan sets the target to increase the trained workforce to 50 per cent by 2015.
The locality will prioritize on six areas, namely energy; tourism; agriculture-forestry-aquaculture; processing; education; and construction and real estate business. By 2020, these areas are expected to contribute up to 91 per cent of the locality’s GDP and create jobs for 85 per cent of the local workforce.
Earlier, the Government decided to locate the country’s first two nuclear power plants in Ninh Thuan.
Speaking at the ceremony to announce the master planning scheme, PM Dung praised the locality for taking advantage of domestic and foreign experts’ experiences to develop the planning scheme with a clear vision and strategy.
He urged Ninh Thuan to create breakthrough in mobilizing resources for the realization of the scheme.