This Decision approves the adjusted and supplemented master plan on socio-economic development of Lao Cai province through 2020, with a vision toward 2030 with the following principal contents: 1. The master plan on socio-economic development of Lao Cai province must conform to the national socio-economic development strategy, the master plan on socio-economic development of the northern midland and mountainous regions and be in line with sectoral development master plans nationwide. 2. To step up economic reform and restructuring, and renew the development model; to grow quality so as to maintain a high economic growth rate; to ensure social progress and equality and narrow the gap of living standards between the rich and the poor and difficulties among all social strata and areas in the province. 3. To bring into play provincial strengths and comparative advantages for development; to economically and efficiently use the province's resources, especially natural resources. To tap internal resources and concurrently attract more external resources for fast and sustainable economic development. To prioritize investment in developing spearhead economic sectors and dynamic economic regions associated with hunger eradication and poverty reduction and improvement of material and spiritual lives of ethnic minority people in border, mountainous and difficulty-hit areas in the province.4. To strive for socio-economic development toward further promoting international economic integration and cooperation, especially with Yunnan province (China) and other ASEAN member countries. To closely cooperate and coordinate with other provinces and cities in the country in ensuring the development of the northern midland and mountainous regions and the country's renewal process for high-quality economic development. 5. To combine economic development with conservation of traditional culture of ethnic groups, environmental protection and ecological balance maintenance without harming and degrading natural landscapes. To closely combine economic development with the consolidation of national defense and security and building of a strong political system and administration.The plan's overall objectives are: To build Lao Cai province into an economic center of the region and the whole country in mineral mining and intensive processing and an import and export center on the Kunming - Lao Cai - Hanoi - Hai Phong - Quang Ninh economic corridor providing border-gate and tourist services and developing agriculture with hi-tech application; and into an important area for international cooperation with Yunnan province (China); maintain and uphold the beauty of multi-ethnic cultures; sustainably protect the natural environment; ensure political stability, security, social order and safety and national sovereignty. By 2020, agriculture-forestry-fisheries, industry-construction and services will make up 13%, 44.5% and 42.5%, respectively, of the economic structure.
Repeals: Decision No. 46/2008/QD-TTg approving the master plan on socio economic development of Lao Cai province until 2020. (2008-03-31)