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January, 06 2010 16:36:00

Phuoc Long Town gets praise for achievements

BINH PHUOC — Authorities in Phuoc Long Town and Binh Phuoc Province should build people’s confidence in the Party, focus on economic development and improve local living standards, especially for ethnic minority people.

This was the message delivered by President Nguyen Minh Triet while attending a ceremony marking the 35th anniversary of the province’s liberation on January 6, 1975, in Phuoc Long Town.

The State leader praised the efforts of Phuoc Long authorities and its people, as well as Binh Phuoc Province in general, for boosting economic development, maintaining regional security and improving living standards.

In the 35 years since liberation, Phuoc Long Town has made encouraging socio-economic achievements. In 2009, the town’s GDP reached VND823 billion (US$45.7 million), representing an economic growth rate of 10 per cent and a per-capita income of nearly VND18 million.

Phuoc Long plans to speed up industrial development,giving priority to processing agricultural products, upgrading and building communal traffic roads and attracting investment to eco-tourism and historical sites.

President Triet presented the first-class Labour Order to Phuoc Long Town. Earlier, he visited Quang Trung Senior Secondary School, My Le Co, Ltd and the Thac Mo Hydropower Joint Stock Company and presented gifts to the former head of the Phuoc Long provincial army section, Nguyen Hue, and 95-year-old Vietnamese Heroic Mother Pham Thi Nhung in Long Thuy Ward. — VNS

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