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Quang Nam to merge three localities into one city

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The central province of Quang Nam plans to merge its Tam Ky City with Nui Thanh and Phu Ninh districts to develop Tam Ky into a grade-1 urban city.

This plan was passed at a meeting held on August 15 between the key officials of the localities and the provincial steering committee for grade-1 urban development, reported vnexpress.net news site.

Tam Ky City has 13 wards and communes with a population of over 120,000 people, covering an area of 93 square kilometers. Phu Ninh District has one town and 10 communes, with a population of over 77,000 and a total area of 156 square kilometers. Phu Thanh District comprises one town and 16 communes, with the total land area of 533 square kilometers and population of almost 150,000.

The move is expected to develop Tam Ky into the province’s hub and help contribute to the regional socioeconomic growth.

Nguyen Phu, director of the provincial Department of Transport, said the three localities mentioned above were originally divided from one administrative unit in the past.

Speaking at the meeting, the provincial Party secretary Phan Viet Cuong ordered further efforts to invest in infrastructure for the three localities in accordance with grade-1 urban requirements. He ordered that the investment in administrative district-level headquarters be suspended.

The central province will make efforts to submit the merging plan to the National Assembly for approval in the second quarter of 2023. All departments and relevant agencies were told to stay prepared for training human resources for the development of the grade-1 urban city, Cuong added.

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