Quang Nam after 20 years of re-establishment

By HA MINH |

(QNO) - In the past 20 years, Quang Nam province has created its stable position impacting on the regional and nationwide development. It is ready to come into the integration period.

Modern and spacious Tam Ky urban scene
Modern and spacious Tam Ky urban scene

A self-made province from difficulties

In 1997, Quang Nam-Da Nang was separated into two administrative units directly under the Central Government, Quang Nam province and Da Nang city. This event marked a new start of Quang Nam province. As a poor province facing a lot of difficulties such as an economics of pure farming, poor socio-economic infrastructure, famine and poverty, the province was determined to renovate to get over those challenges by promoting advantages, mobilizing internal force, attracting investment, taking advantage of the supports of the Central Government, national provinces and cities, international friends.

During 20 years of renovation, Quang Nam gained some certain achievements, creating a steady premise for Quang Nam to develop quickly and sustainably to meet the demands of industrialization, modernization and international integration.  

Quang Nam is ready for and on the journey to inter-region and integration via the opening of Chu Lai airport, upgrading Ky Ha and Tam Hiep ports and Danang-Quang Ngai high speed route. The province also focused on investment attraction, building industrial zones, especially Chu Lai Open Economic Zone, and the development for province’s eastern and western regions.

Industrial urban upgrade

Quang Nam attached special important to the programme for building the new rural areas and development of urban system. Quang Nam has two cities including Tam Ky and Hoi An- a city of culture and tourism and the World Cultural Heriatge. The province’s GRDP (Gross Regional Domestic Product) increased an average of 10.9% per year, especially a rise of 14.7% in 2016. The local per capita income rose 20 times compared to 2017. The province’s budget revenue reached more than VND 22,200 billion and became a country’s good province.

In 2016, Quang Nam province welcomed nearly 4.5 million tourists including over 2.3 international arrivals. The most attractive destionations were UNESCO-regconised Hoi An Ancient Town, World Cultural Heritage My Son Sanctuary, Cham Islands Biosphere Reserve.

Quang Nam was present in the map of domestic, regional and international auto sector by Chu Lai-Truong Hai Complex with 25 production assembly mechanic and auxiliary equipment factories. Every year, hundreds of thousand autos (tourism cars, buses, trucks…) with good quality and beautiful designs are rolled out.

Recently, the project of Blue Whale (Ca Voi Xanh) in cooperation with Exxon Mobil (U.S) with the total investment of more than 20 billion USD in Quang Nam province has been approved. It is a chance for Quang Nam to attract a large sum of foreign direct investment, contributing to the province’s economic structure transformation and creating products after gas.

By HA MINH