PM hails Korean-VN me­dia ties

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Prime Min­is­ter Nguyeãn Xuanâ Phucù says co­op­er­a­tion between the Viet­nam News Agency (VNA) and the Yon­hap News Agency en­hances links between the two coun­tries.

HAØ NOÄI — Vieät Nam plans to in­vest in its trans­port in­fra­struc­ture in or­der to make the coun­try t he gate­way con­nect­ing South­east Asia to the In­dian Ocean.

This is the tar­get of a master plan on de­vel­op­ing in­fra­struc­ture and link­ing na­tional in­fra­struc­ture with other re­gional net­works from now un­til 2020. The master plan was ap­proved by Prime Min­is­ter Nguye ã n Xua â n Phu ù c on Tues­day.

Ac­cord­ing to the plan, Vieät Nam will give priority to con­struc­tion work which en­sures the con­nec­tion between na­tional modes of trans­port, ma­jor eco­nomic cen­tres, key trans­port hubs and traf­fic in­fra­struc­ture net­works in the re­gion.

Specif­i­cally, the coun­try will fo­cus on build­ing ex­press­ways, in­clud­ing the Hoà Chí Minh Ex­press­way, and up­grad­ing and con­nect­ing na­tional high­ways of the north­ern and south­west belt roads and sea routes link­ing Viet­namese ports with neigh­bor­ing coun­tries such as Lao, Thai­land and Cam­bo­dia. Around 2,000 kilo­me­tres of high­ways will be com­pleted and put into use by 2020.

The coun­try aims to com­plete con­struc­tion projects to con­nect the route from north­ern Cao Baèng Prov­ince’s Paéc Boù Dis­trict to south­ern­most Ca ø Mau Prov­ince’s Ñaát Muõi Dis­trict with a two-lane road.

In terms of its sea route net­work, Vieät Nam will fo­cus on con­struc­tion work that con­nects sea­ports with na­tional transportation net­works and lo­gis­tics hubs in the re­gion. Dry ports and other in­fra- struc­ture that sup­ports the de­vel­op­ment of lo­gis­tics ser­vices will also be given priority.

De­vel­op­ment of wa­ter­way sys­tems is also im­por­tant. Vieät Nam has set a goal to com­plete the na­tional tech­ni­cal reg­u­la­tions on do­mes­tic wa­ter­ways. Wa­ter routes con­nect­ing the Mekong Delta re­gion with HCM City and other routes of Tie à n, Haäu, Hoàng and Thaùi Bình rivers will be up­graded.

The coun­try will con­tinue up­grad­ing and modernising three in­ter­na­tional air­ports, in­clud­ing HCM City’s Taân Sôn Nhaát Air­port, Haø Noäi’s Noäi Baøi Air­port, and Ñaø Naüng Air­port. Other fa­cil­i­ties will also be built at other air­ports to help achieve to­tal de­signed ca­pac­ity of air­ports of between 110-120 mil­lions of pas­sen­gers and 1.5-2.5 mil­lions of cargo by 2020.

E-Gov­ern­ment de­vel­oped

Over the com­ing years, the Gov­ern­ment plans to en­hance the de­vel­op­ment of e-Gov­ern­ment to im­prove the qual­ity and ef­fec­tive op­er­a­tion of State agen­cies.

It will ac­cel­er­ate the ap­pli­ca­tion of in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy in man­age­ment and op­er­a­tion of the so­cio-eco­nomic in­fra­struc­ture sys­tem. Data­bases on pop­u­la­tion, land fund, fi­nance, and in­sur­ance will cre­ate a foun­da­tion for e-gov­ern­ment de­vel­op­ment.

The na­tion will build favourable poli­cies for in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy and com­mu­ni­ca­tion in­fra­struc­ture, in line with trends in the re­gion and the world. En­ter­prises in soft­ware de­vel­op­ment will re­ceive sup­port to cre­ate com­pet­i­tive prod­ucts.

Con­cen­trated in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy zones will be built in Haø Noäi, Ñaø Naüng and HCM City.

In the near fu­ture, the Gov­ern­ment will com­plete mech­a­nisms for con­cen­trated in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy zones and build net­work links between these zones and uni­ver­si­ties, re­search in­sti­tutes, busi­nesses and gov­ern­men­tal agen­cies. —

Prime Min­is­ter Nguyeãn Xuaân Phuùc (2nd from right) meets with Park No-hwang, pres­i­dent of Yon­hap News Agency of South Korea. — VNA/VNS Photo Thoáng Nhaát

The stretch from An Phu ù In­ter­sec­tion in Dis­trict 2 to Ring Road 2 in Dis­trict 9 in HCM City, part of the Hoà Chí Minh Ex­press­way. — VNA/ VNS Photo Hoa øng Ha ûi

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