Da Nang – a trusted destination for ASEAN and international friends

Update: 20:00 | 25/06/2020
TGVN. The combination of the good elements of “Weather – Geography – Human Resource” for over 20 years (since the separation of Quang Nam – Da Nang province in 1997) has brought Da Nang to become a modern, vibrant and modern city, a locomotive of the Central key economic region. Its GRDP has increased averagely 11-11%/year. The economic structure has strongly shifted towards service, industry, construction, agriculture, forestry and fishery.
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Da Nang city is in the middle of the country, located on the North-South transport axis to the road (National Highway 1A), railway, sea and air. Favorable geographical location, together with investment in infrastructure, has created opportunities to turn Da Nang city into an important transport hub of Vietnam and the region.

Tien Sa Port, with an operating capacity of up to 8 million tons/year, connects with major road and rail transport axes, is the gateway to the sea of ​​the entire East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC), ready to bring goods of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam to the world market. In the future, Lien Chieu Port will be put into operation, improving the city's shipping capacity.

In addition, Da Nang International Airport, with 41 direct international routes, designed capacity of both domestic and international terminals serving 10 million passengers/year and 20,000 tons of cargo/year, currently this investment continues to be upgraded and expanded. These are important conditions for the city's socio-economic development and international integration.

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Officials inspect preparations for ASEAN summits in Da Nang

The completeness of the elements "Good Nature - Geography - Humanity" has brought Da Nang city for more than 20 years (since the separation of Quang Nam - Da Nang province in 1997) into a modern, vibrant city, and the locomotive of the Central Key Economic Region. The gross domestic product (GRDP) increases on average by 10-11% / year. The economic structure has strongly shifted towards service-industry-construction-agriculture, forestry and fishery orientation.

The city has become a favorite destination for domestic and foreign tourists, voted by the New York Times (USA) as the 15th place in the list of 52 must-visit destinations in the world in 2019, well-known by travel magazines Language Live and Invest Overseas voted and announced in the top 10 destinations worth living abroad in 2018.

For many years, the city ranked among the leading localities in the country on the Provincial Competitiveness Index ( PCI). Da Nang is also the largest education and training center of the Central region - Central Highlands and the third country (after Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City), with 15 universities, institutes and 17 schools, colleges, many professional secondary schools, vocational training centers, training high-quality human resources for both the Central region and some localities in Laos.

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In terms of health, with 18 general and specialized hospitals, 11 hospitals and district health centers, 47 commune health stations with more than 900 private clinics, together with the formation of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy under The University of Da Nang and the University of Medical Technology in the city, Da Nang are aiming to become a health center of the Central Region - Central Highlands and the whole country, providing human resources and translating high-quality health services, serving the cause of socio-economic development of the country and ready to participate in the integration with the ASEAN region in the field of health care for people.

In parallel with focusing on economic development and improving the quality of life of the people, Da Nang has constantly made efforts in external activities, building image and empowering the city in the region and international arena. By the end of 2019, the city has established friendly and cooperative relations with 41 localities of 5 continents, participating in many international networks and forums of urban centers, including the Summit. World Cities (WCS), Asia-Pacific Cities Summit (APCS), proactively promote many effective cooperation programs. The city is often chosen as the destination for many senior leaders and military ships from around the world during official visits to Vietnam.

Thanks to the modern facilities and technology and well-trained and professional human resources, Da Nang has been entrusted by the Central Government to organize important external political events such as the Week. APEC Summit 2017, and soon to be the 36th ASEAN Summit and the ASEAN-New Zealand Commemorative Summit.

This is also the result of the integration process and demonstrates the role of a dynamic and responsible city through participating in the organization of important ASEAN Conferences such as the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and the Meeting of Ministers (SOM 3) in 2010, ASEAN 15th Minister of Telecommunications and IT Ministers Meeting (TELMIN 2015), 48th ASEAN Transport Officials Meeting (STOM 48),... Recently, due to the complicated development of the COVID-19 epidemic, the city has taken the initiative in international cooperation in the prevention and control of epidemic diseases and the aid of medical protective materials for the localities concerned. friendship and cooperation, showing the spirit of international solidarity according to the State's foreign policy and the nation's tradition of "solidarity".

da nang a trusted destination for asean and international friends
At the opening ceremony of the International Trade, Tourism and Investment Fair of the East-West Economic Corridor 2019.

In order to continue building and developing Da Nang in accordance with its position and potential, on the basis of the achieved achievements, Resolution 43-NQ / TW of the Politburo (XII term) identified the goal of building Da Nang city is to become one of the major socio-economic centers of the country and Southeast Asia, a big, ecological and smart city, a center of entrepreneurship, innovation and is a livable coastal city reaching the level of Asia in 2045.

Realizing that goal, Da Nang city is focusing on adjusting the overall plan of the city until 2030 with a vision to 2045. focus on developing 05 key areas: (1) Tourism and high-quality services associated with resort real estate; (2) Seaports, airports associated with logistics services; (3) High-tech industry associated with the creation of creative and start-up urban areas; (4) Information technology, electronics and telecommunications industry associated with the digital economy; and (5) High-tech agricultural products and fishery.

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With the complete and modern infrastructure system of the urban area in general and of high-tech parks and industrial parks in particular, along with satisfactory preferential policies and continuous administrative reforms, the commitment of the city leaders to investors and businesses, Da Nang city is ready to welcome international investors, including ASEAN partners to invest in business and cooperation. mutually beneficial, involved in the construction and development of the city. Particularly, in the coming time, the city wishes to cooperate with investors in many important projects such as the Relocation of Railway Station, Lien Chieu Port, Mass transit system, Agricultural region. high technology applications, Racecourse, Non-tariff area, Underground entertainment center, International Marina,...

Based on the achievements of the past years, with the determination and efforts of the city government and people, together with the contribution of international friends, the dream of a beautiful city, worth living for sure will become a reality in the near future.

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Ho Ky Minh

Vice Chairman of Da Nang People’s Committee