HCMC to help Gia Lai with city planning
HCMC - HCMC will assist the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai in training staff for healthcare and higher education, and doing and managing the planning for urban areas, industrial parks and economic zones.
HCMC made this promise at a review meeting in the city on April 18 on the socio-economic cooperation program between HCMC and Gia Lai.
In terms of economic cooperation, Gia Lai will join hands and exchange experience with HCMC in infrastructure development and implementation of public-private partnership projects. Besides, the two will jointly do and manage the urban planning for Pleiku City, An Khe Town and Ayun Pa Town, and the planning for management of economic zones and industrial parks in Gia Lai in line with their comprehensive agreement for 2017-2020.
On trade, the two sides will step up exchanges of goods, and offer favorable conditions for enterprises to sell their products such as coffee, tea, cassava, pepper and rubber.
HCMC will also back firms to develop supermarkets and commercial centers in Gia Lai. HCMC companies will team up with Gia Lai partners to invest in tourist attractions such as Bien Ho Forest, Gia Lai ethnic culture park, spiritual tourism, cultural tourism and eco-tourism.
HCMC will help Gia Lai attend investment promotion conferences and create opportunities for the province to gain access to potential tourism investors.
In addition, HCMC will provide Gia Lai with expertise to draw up socio-economic development plans and those for sector-specific development in the coming years to reduce poverty and achieve higher income per capita.
A review report on the cooperation program since 2006 says 20 enterprises from HCMC have carried out 21 projects with total registered capital of VND1.74 trillion in agriculture-forestry, mining and hydropower in Gia Lai.
Meanwhile, three Gia Lai-based enterprises have implemented 18 projects in the city with total pledged capital of more than VND16 trillion, especially office and apartment buildings.