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Binh Dinh must focus on strengths: PM

Update: February, 02/2012 - 10:00

BINH DINH — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday urged central Binh Dinh Province to take advantage of its favourable location as the door to the Central Highlands and its strength in food processing, forestry and tourism to reach its economic growth goals.

The province should make good use of its airport and port of Quy Nhon, responsible for transporting goods of south-central provinces and the Central Highlands, to make a big leap in economic growth, Dung said at the meeting with the province's leaders.

He also asked the province's leaders to focus on solving difficulties in the agriculture and aquaculture sectors as well as support local enterprises in boosting their production and business operations.

Dung suggested that the province work with well-qualified investors and develop production sectors in close relation with environment protection.

Chairman of the province's People's Committee Le Huu Loc said the province planned to set its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate at 11 per cent this year, create jobs for more than 25,000 labourers and reduce the number of poor households by 2 per cent from the previous year.

He said the province would join efforts with other localities to curb inflation, stabilise the macro-economy, and ensure social security and social orders.

Last year, the province achieved a 10.3 per cent GDP growth rate and a 4.5 per cent agriculture production growth rate. It reduced the number of poor households to 14.3 per cent (2 per cent lower than the year of 2010).

PM Dung and former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu also visited soldiers at Regiment 940 and Division 372 of the air force.

Dung asked them to improve their skills to protect the country. — VNS

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