(VOV) - The Investment Forum towards Green Growth for central Quang Nam province, co-organised by the provincial People’s Committee, the UN Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), took place in the province on June 23.

tang truong xanh.jpgThe first event of its kind in Quang Nam aims to promote initiatives and green growth strategies in association with other provinces in the region. It also introduced investment opportunities to donors, development agencies and potential investors specializing in developing green cities and industries and eco-tourism.

Under the national strategy on green growth for the 2011-2020 period, with a vision to 2050, Quang Nam has implemented a project as part of its development strategy with a focus on local economic growth, environmental and natural resources management and climate change adaptation. One of the province’s priorities is to promote the eco-city and green city models for Hoi An and Tam Ky and upgrade infrastructure and develop green industries and eco-tourism in line with preserving its cultural heritage and eco-systems.

To create an economic development strategy towards green growth, National Assembly Vice Chairman Huynh Ngoc Son suggested  Quang Nam should speed up administrative reforms, educate the public about a green economy, and create a favourable investment environment for economic sectors. Most importantly, economic development should align with promoting the efficient use of natural resources, protecting the environment and ensuring social equality. It will also require the great determination of the Party, local authorities and the people to open up cooperative opportunities for sustainable development.

Delegates, through the forum, learnt about international models for urbanization and managing natural resources towards green growth that could be applied in the province.