Deputy PM asks for measures to develop enterprises in Lang Son

10:19 | 27/02/2017 Events

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has asked the authorities of Lang Son province to focus on encouraging innovation and start-ups activities and to develop enterprises, tasking the locality with expanding the number of its enterprises to 3,700 by 2020.

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh addressing the working session (Photo: VGP)

The Government official made the request at a working session with Lang Son provincial leaders on February 24.

According to Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Pham Ngoc Thuong, Lang Son now has 2,300 enterprises; 380 of them were established in 2016 with a total registered capital of VND 2.4 trillion.

In 2016, the province attained an economic growth rate of 8.06% with an annual income per capital of VND 32.4 million and State budget collection stands at VND6.263 trillion.

The province’s industrial production value reached around VND4.31 trillion, a 7.4% year-on-year increase last year, when it welcomed 2.51 visitors, up 6.8% against the previous year.

Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh congratulated the local Party committee, authorities and people on their achievements in 2016, saying that they would lay a firm foundation to facilitate Lang Son’s sustainable development in the coming time.

He asked the province to take measures to boost economic and trade development in border areas and create the most favourable conditions possible for small and medium-sized businesses.

The local Party committee and authorities were requested to raise their sense of responsibility in a bid to develop an integrous administration to serve the people.

The Deputy PM also ordered to ensure security and social order in border areas, fight against crime, social evils, smuggling and trade fraud and take steps to prevent A/H7N9 avian flu.

Theo NDO