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Ba ria - vung tau wants to build cai mep ha free trade zone

The formation of Cai Mep Ha Free Trade Zone will help Ba Ria - Vung Tau exploit its potential and strengths, and at the same time create a driving force for development for the Southeast region.

Speaking at the Conference to implement the Government's action program to implement Resolution 24-NQ/TW, Chairman of the People's Committee of Ba Ria - Vung Tau province said that the province is promoting the establishment of a feasibility study project. Cai Mep Ha Free Trade Zone.

According to Mr. Tho, in Resolution 24-NQ/TW, the decision "Forming a free trade zone associated with seaports in Cai Mep Ha area" is a new policy, aiming to create a specific space and create motivation. promoting the development of the Southeast region, playing the role of a locomotive pulling the development of the whole region and the whole country.

Ba Ria - Vung Tau is one of the localities in the Southeast region with a favorable geographical position, located on the Trans-Asian route, with a system of deep-water ports specially graded in the country that can receive ships. container with a tonnage of 80,000 ÷ 250,000 tons (6,000÷24,000 TEU) or larger, and at the same time serving as a gateway to the sea of ​​the Southeast region.

With a transport system invested synchronously, modernly and continuously being invested to form a multi-modal transport system, connecting continuously and synchronously, between Thi Vai and Cai Mep port systems - Cai Mep Ha logistics center - Long Thanh international airport - International financial center in Ho Chi Minh City - logistics service centers, industrial parks, urban areas in the Southeast region..., Ba Ria - Vung Tau has many potentials and opportunities for breakthrough development.

Currently, Ba Ria - Vung Tau and other localities in the Southeast region have made great contributions to GDP, total state budget revenue, commodity production, sea transportation, etc. of the whole country.

“These factors are important and sustainable resources and resources that play a particularly important role in the development of Ba Ria - Vung Tau province. And this is also the reason why the Politburo unanimously advocates choosing Cai Mep Ha to establish a model of a free trade zone to create a new driving force for the development of the Southeast region," said Tho.

According to Mr. Tho, in order to prepare for the formation of Cai Mep Ha Free Trade Zone, in recent time Ba Ria - Vung Tau province has actively updated the policy of developing the Free Trade Zone into the Regulations. Ba Ria - Vung Tau province plan for the period of 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050.

At the same time, organizing the planning of Cai Mep Ha logistic center with an area of ​​1,686.73 hectares, making a pre-feasibility study report of the project to submit to the competent authorities for approval of investment policy.

Along with that, invest in traffic works connecting inter-port and inter-region; coordinate with the central government and localities in the region to promote the implementation of transport projects connecting the Southeast region; especially connecting Thi Vai - Cai Mep port system with Long Thanh International Airport, the international financial center of Ho Chi Minh City, the industrial and urban centers in the region.

“We are also promoting the preparation of a feasibility study project to establish Cai Mep Ha Free Trade Zone,” said Mr. Tho.

Implementing the Resolution 24-NQ/TW of the Politburo and the Government's Action Plan, to soon form Cai Mep Ha Free Trade Zone, Mr. Tho said, Ba Ria - Vung Tau will urgently determine the location and size of the Free Trade Zone, continue to coordinate with ministries, sectors and localities in the region to accelerate the implementation of technical infrastructure projects, especially transportation infrastructure projects. connection information.

“We will also focus on building a strategy to attract investors with sufficient financial capacity and management capacity to the free trade zone, focusing on the province's key economic sectors, such as industrial high technology, seaport - logistics, tourism - trade, technology - finance, digital economy ... ", Mr. Tho said and said, right in the process of making the feasibility study project, planning functional areas of the free trade zone, the province will invite reputable contractors in the world to establish clear investment and profitable development roadmaps and orientations for the world's major investors. trust, choose Cai Mep Ha Free Trade Zone as the priority location for their investment projects.

In order to build and develop Cai Mep Ha Free Trade Zone, Mr. Tho said, the province will also develop a system of policies to develop synchronous, competitive and effective Free Trade Zone, how to create jobs. jobs, attract foreign investment, attract foreign currency and create high added value.

One of the specific examples is to develop a policy of economic development - competitive tariffs, creating a unique, distinct and outstanding advantage compared to Southeast Asia and the world; forming a flexible tax protection professional system of the free trade zone.

“We believe that preferential financial policies should aim to encourage long-term investment, prevent loopholes, and risk taking advantage of 'surf investment' for short-term profit. Meanwhile, policies on land and equitization of state-owned enterprises must prevent speculation, group interests, and profiteering...", Mr. Tho emphasized and expressed his expectation that Cai Mep Free Trade Zone Ha will soon be formed.

From another angle, Mr. Tho said, the province is also determined to implement solutions to develop Ba Ria - Vung Tau province into a high-quality, world-class tourism center.

Source: baodautu.vn