Quang Nam: Outstanding achievements in 2017

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(QNO) - Quang Nam Newspapers has just selected the outstanding events of Quang Nam province in 2017, creating motive powers for the local development in 2018. They consist of the following.

The province after 20 years of re-establishment

As a poor province facing a lot of difficulties, Quang Nam becomes a relatively developed province. It was one of the cities and provinces nationwide regulating their budget to the Central Government in 2017. The average economic growth rate by year reached 11% and the per capital income in the province increased 28 times.

Chương trình văn nghệ chào mừng 20 năm tái lập tỉnh (1997 - 2017). Ảnh: PHƯƠNG THẢO
An art performance to celebrate the province’s 20 years of re-establishment.

Success in organizing activities of APEC Vietnam 2017

Some parts of APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Forum 2017, an international and national event, were organized in Hoi An city, Quang Nam province such as APEC’s Finance Ministers’ Meeting, APEC leaders’ spouses and APEC economies chiefs visiting Hoi An ancient town, APEC Voice of Future Forum and its delegates visiting Hoi An, Tam Ky cities and Phu Ninh district.

Phu nhân Chủ tịch nước Nguyễn Thị Hiền (bên phải) giới thiệu bà Kim Jung Sook - phu nhân Tổng thống Hàn Quốc tham quan Đô thị cổ Hội An. Ảnh: Nguyễn Hồng
APEC leaders’ spouses in Hoi An ancient town.

The 6th Quang Nam Heritage Festival

The event taking place in many places in the province attracted the delegations from 33 countries and territories with many interesting activities including the exhibition of Vietnam’s seas and islands, cultural heritages, Bai Choi singing festival, introduction of UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritages in Quang Nam, Ngoc Linh ginseng festival, investment promotion conference.

Một vũ điệu độc đáo trình diễn trong đêm khai mạc Festival lần thứ VI năm 2017.  Ảnh: THÀNH CÔNG
A performance to open the 6th Quang Nam Heritage Festival.

Foreign relations

The year 2017 marked new pinnacles in foreign relations between Quang Nam and localities and countries in the region. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperative activities was signed between Quang Nam and Sekong province (Laos). The Vietnam-Japan cultural space was launched by Quang Nam People’s Committee and Nagasaki province (Japan). The event South Korean Days in Quang Nam was held consisting of meeting South Korean partners and investors to introduce provincial images, potentials and strengths.

Chủ tịch UBND tỉnh Đinh Văn Thu (bên phải) cùng Bí thư kiêm Tỉnh trưởng tỉnh Sê Kông Khăm-phởi Bút-đa-viêng trao bản ký kết ghi nhớ hợp tác. Ảnh: HÀN GIANG
Signing the MoU between Quang Nam and SeKong provinces.

Investment promotion conference attracting 15.8 billion USD

At this event, the province attracted more than 30 projects with the total of registered investment capital of 15.8 billion USD in such fields as industry, tourism, urban area, agriculture, training and education.

Thủ tướng Chính phủ Nguyễn Xuân Phúc chụp hình lưu niệm cùng lãnh đạo tỉnh và các nhà đầu tư tại Hội nghị Xúc tiến đầu tư tỉnh Quảng Nam năm 2017. Ảnh PHƯƠNG THẢO
At the investment promotion conference 2017 in Quang Nam.

Responding to national start-up programme

At the beginning of this year, a team for start-up supports was born in the province. Start-ups in Quang Nam focus on tourism, agriculture, mechanism, technology and communication and so on.

Dự án H2O Farm hưởng ứng phong trào khởi nghiệp nông nghiệp công nghệ cao do anh Nguyễn Quốc Phong (quê Quảng Nam) sáng lập. Ảnh: Q.TUẤN
A start-up project of H2O Farm.

Administrative reform

The Quang Nam Center for Public Administration and Investment Promotion was put into operation in order to resolve administrative procedures, investment promotion and business support in the locality.

Niêm yết bộ thủ tục hành chính giải quyết tại Trung tâm Hành chính công và xúc tiến đầu tư tỉnh. Ảnh: VĂN HÀO
At the Quang Nam Center for Public Administration and Investment Promotion.