15:57 | 12/08/2016 Science - Technology
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged the Red River Delta province of Thai Binh to boost the application of technology in agriculture and pay further attention to environmental protection alongside socio-economic development.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaking at the working session (Photo: VGP)
The PM made the request during his tour on August 7 of Thai Binh Province's Binh Dinh Commune, which is among the first eight communes in the province to meet all requirements for new-style rural localities after just three years of implementing the government's rural area development programme.
As one of its success stories, the commune mobilised a total of VND 74 billion (US$3.3 million) for rural infrastructure construction. Local average income per capita has risen to VND31 million (US$1,390) a year compared to VND7.7 million in 2010.
PM Phuc praised Binh Dinh for the unity and consensus among officials and residents, saying that it was key factor in the commune's accomplishment.
However, he pointed out that one third of the local population has not benefitted from the rural development programme, with many residents still having to seek jobs in industrial zones in or outside the province.
The same day, the PM visited a concrete factory in Kien Xuong District and inspected the Tra Ly dyke system in Vu Dong Commune.
The Government leader is expected to hold a meeting on August 8 with Thai Binh's key officials on August 8 to discuss the province's socio-economic development./.