By 2030: Mekong River delta strives to have 65% trained laborers

Taking effect on June 18, 2022, Resolution No. 78/NQ-CP which is issued by the Government promulgates the Government’s Action Program on implementation of the Political Bureau’s Resolution No. 13-NQ/TW of April 2, 2022, on orientations for socio-economic development and assurance of national defense and security in the Mekong River delta through 2030, with a vision toward 2045.


- Strive to 2030, the annual average growth rate in the 2021-2030 period will reach around 6.5%-7%.

- By 2030, the size of the national economy will increase by 2-2.5 times the 2021’s figure. Besides:

  • The rate of trained laborers will reach 65%;
  • The urbanization rate will be 42-48%, and 80% of total communes will satisfy new-countryside criteria; all common solid wastes and urban and industrial hazardous wastes will be collected and treated, etc.
Mekong River delta strives to have 65% trained laborers
By 2030: Mekong River delta strives to have 65% trained laborers (Illustration)

To achieve the above-mentioned targets, the Government directs:

- To speed up the urbanization and improve urban quality;

- Develop Can Tho city into a regional development hub; to develop My Tho, Tan An, Long Xuyen, Rach Gia, Ca Mau and Soc Trang cities into general and specialized centers;

- Focus on developing Phu Quoc island into a high-quality service and eco-tourism center for regional and international sea and island tourism connected with large economic centers in the region and the world.

- Develop strategic agricultural centers associated with intensive farming zones connected with urban centers;

- Focus on investing in the development of the An Giang border-gate economic zone;

- Promulgate incentive policies to develop the Dong Thap border-gate economic zone;

Complete the system of expressways linking the Mekong River delta and the Southeastern region, the system of seaports and international border gates, etc.

The Ministry of Information and Communications shall assume the prime responsibility for, and closely coordinate with the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Communication and Education, news and press agencies, ministries, central sectors and localities in, disseminating and carrying out public communication about this Resolution.

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