Bac Ninh Province Vision towards 2020

1:14:56 PM | 8/6/2011

In recent years, Bac Ninh province has seen many new factors impacting socio-economic development. This requires research and adjustment for the province to create a master plan for socio-economic development by 2020.
Located in the northern key economic zone with its high economic growth and busy trade, Bac Ninh needs to build a long-term master plan to integrate and develop in accordance with the progress of other regional localities.
For that reason, the provincial People’s Committee has appointed the Department of Planning and Investment, in conjunction with agencies, district authorities and the Institute of Development Strategy, to build a master plan for socio-economic development by 2020. The plan will include collaboration with other localities in the northern key economic zone, the capital city Hanoi and international integration.
The draft plan particularly focuses on the cooperation between Bac Ninh and Hanoi, as well as with other provinces and cities in the region. In order to take advantage of the geographical position next to Hanoi and to set up common stability for the Red River delta and the northern key economic zone, Bac Ninh aims to join hands with Hanoi and other localities across the country, especially those in the north, in the fields of industry; trade, agro-forestry; infrastructure construction and urban development. The cooperation will help the province in building concentrated industrial parks, seeking consumption markets, promoting trade activities, organizing tourism fairs and exhibitions, building tours, and building transportation routes, irrigation works and new urban areas.   
By 2020, the province aims to have basically completed investments for research, science and technology in order to create a breakthrough in raising product quality and quantity. The province also encourages applying advanced technologies in the processing and material production industries; seeking and expanding crops and domestic animals for higher output; and building and developing the software industry.   
Regarding urban planning, the province plans to have its urban network close to Hanoi planning by 2020. Some big urban areas of Bac Ninh such as Bac Ninh City, Tu Son township, new urban areas of Tien Son and Nam Tu Son, will be satellite urban areas of Hanoi. On the basis of current areas, plus the construction of industrial complexes and the increase of urban population, land for urban areas will be expanded and rearranged. On schedule, the urban land will be 45 square meters per person on average, bringing the province’s land area for urban areas to 2,529 hectares by 2020.
In addition, under the planning of capital city region by 2020, Bac Ninh will build more satellite urban areas. About 15 per cent of urban land in Bac Ninh, or 379 hectares, will serve Hanoi inhabitants and those from neighbouring localities. As a result, the total urban land of the province by 2020 will increase to 2,908 hectares, 1,296 hectares more than in 2010. In the period of 2011-2020, countryside land will be about 4,900 hectares. Residential areas surrounding towns will be rearranged towards urbanization, while land far from urban areas will be developed under the model of farm and garden houses to serve tourism demand.  
Bac Ninh will continue to follow the current policies, in parallel with building a number of new policies to serve socio-economic development, in a bid to become an industrial province in the future. Besides the policy of reform and investment priority, Bac Ninh will boost the renewal of administrative procedures and one-door mechanism. 
In terms of investment, the province aims to attract more investors into industry and focuses on mobilizing capital sources, particularly ODA from the central and the provincial budget, to build infrastructure by 2020. Planned budget capital will meet about 20-30 per cent of the investment demand, while those from enterprises and people are 40-45 per cent. Bac Ninh will continue increasing the accumulation rate from its own economy, keep high growth and offer more solutions to encourage savings for development. The province also will call for central investments for the construction of big transportation, power and irrigation works.
Hoang Lan