Five large cities contribute 37 percent Vietnam’s GDP

Five centrally-run cities including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, Da Nang, and Can Tho posted an economic growth rate of 8-12 percent and contributed 37 percent of Vietnam’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) last year.

Vo Van Kiet Avenue in Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city of Vietnam (Photo: SGGP)

That was revealed at a conference in Can Tho city on March 25 on these cities’ implementation of emulation movements last year and key missions this year.
They have become drivers in the economic development of regions where they are located as well as of the country and have obtained many important achievements in health, education, culture, society, and poverty alleviation fields.
At the conference, Politburo member and chairman of Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan prompted the five cities to fulfill socioeconomic development norms for 2015 and the phase 2010-2015.
That will create a foundation to successfully implement resolutions of the Party Congress at all levels and progress towards the 12th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam, he added.

By Vinh Tuong – Translated by Hai Mien

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