Prime Minister works with Bac Kan, Thai Nguyen leaders

11:00 | 26/08/2019 Economy- Society

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held a working session with leaders of Bac Kan province on August 24 before attending the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the province.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaking at the working session with leaders of Thai Nguyen province - Photo: VGP

The PM said that despite many difficulties, the province has seen encouraging development with the economic growth rate currently 11 times higher than in 1997 and the income per capita up by 10 times.

The government head suggested that Bac Kan should fully acknowledge its limitations including the small economic scale, asynchronous socio-economic infrastructure, untapped potentials and strengths, small number of enterprises operating in the province, only one industrial zone, and a high poverty rate.

The province was asked to pay attention to developing its wood processing industry and tourism, particularly in the Ba Be Lake area. The province also needs to restructure its agricultural and forestry industry, build a strong political system, and prepare well for the upcoming Party Congress at all levels.

PM Phuc also urged central ministries and agencies to receive proposals from the province to allocate more resources for the development of the province, particularly in the area of transport.

Earlier, the PM visited local households in Bach Thong district and presented two social houses, worth VND50 million (US$2,200) each, to a needy family and the family of a war veteran in the locality.

*Earlier on the same day, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited and worked with key leaders of Thai Nguyen province.

Secretary of Thai Nguyen provincial Party Committee Tran Quoc To gave a briefing on the achievements of the province after the four-year implementation of the resolution of the 19th provincial Party Congress.

PM Phuc praised the province for fulfilling all 19 targets set out at the 19th provincial Party Congress, including breakthroughs in 13 targets.

He also expressed his impression on the effective attraction of investment projects in the province and the high budget revenue over the past years.

The PM showed his belief that Thai Nguyen will become the 17th province in the country capable of self-balancing its budget collection and spending in 2019.

He asked Thai Nguyen to make more effort to reach and exceed set targets at the 19th provincial Party Congress and prepare thoroughly for the National Party Congress at all levels for the 2020-2025 tenure.

Theo NDO