The Hanoitimes - Hanoi has been maintaining close relation with Quang Ninh, which is part of the northern economic triangle of Hanoi – Hai Phong – Quang Ninh, for trade promotion, administrative reform and tourism development.
Hanoi and Quang Ninh province are expected to expand cooperation and strengthen their linkage on the basis of mutual interest and advantages of each party.
The move would support ongoing efforts from both Hanoi and Quang Ninh for better business environment, while promoting startup and innovation, stated leaders from two municipal Party Committees in a meeting on August 10.
Overview of the conference. Source: Hanoi's governmental portal.
Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai said Hanoi gives priority to improving provincial linkage with other cities and provinces in Vietnam, supporting their efforts in holding trade and investment promotion events in Hanoi.
Hanoi has been maintaining close relation with Quang Ninh, which is part of the northern economic triangle formed by Hanoi, Hai Phong and Quang Ninh, for trade promotion, administrative reform and tourism development, among others, Hai added.
Recently, Hanoi and Quang Ninh have frequently exchanged information regarding the implementation of development plans for the Hanoi – Hai Phong – Quang Ninh economic triangle, as well as the master plan for the Northern region, which was based on the master plans of the Red delta region and key northern economic zone.
Hanoi and Quang Ninh have signed memorandum of understanding for promoting trading activities among Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Phu Tho, Vinh Phuc, Hanoi, Hung Yen, Hai Duong, Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Bac Giang, Bac Ninh, Son La, Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the Trade Department in China’s Yunnan, aiming to utilize efficiently the economic corridor of Kunming – Lao Cai – Hanoi – Hai Phong – Quang Ninh.
The expressway connecting Hanoi, Hai Phong and Quang Ninh’s Ha Long is considered a central piece in upgrading transport infrastructure towards greater provincial linkage among Hanoi, Hai Phong and Quang Ninh, serving as a driving force the economic triangle.
Once completed, the Hanoi – Hai Phong – Ha Long – Mong Cai expressway and the Bach Dang bridge connecting Hai Phong with Ha Long along with the Lao Cai – Hanoi expressway would become the longest expressway in Vietnam.
Meanwhile, Van Don International Airport, which came operational in December 2018, has been contributing positively to the sustainable development of northern economic triangle.
The tourism departments of Hanoi, Hai Phong and Quang Ninh previously signed a cooperation program for tourism development in the 2016 – 2020 period, focusing on enhancing state management in tourism activities and supporting the development of tourism products for better services quality and higher competitiveness.
As part of the cooperation, Hanoi and Quang Ninh have agreed on cooperating in socio-economic development, boosting industrial sector, trade and tourism in the northern region.
The two regions would join hands in carrying out trade promotion programs, stepping up efforts to expand export markets, applying technologies and e-commerce.