|Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong visit the production line of PROCONCO, under Dong Nai Food Industry Corporation.—VNA/VNS Photo Tri Dung
DONG NAI (VNS)— Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has hailed southern Dong Nai Province's performance in socio-economic development and the implementation of the Resolution on Party building.
At a working session with the provincial senior officials yesterday, Trong said Dong Nai had taken the right track, with suitable methods and a good dose of creativity.
He noted that the province had achieved well-balanced and continuous development in all aspects, consistently marching towards the goal of becoming an industrialised province by 2015.
He expressed his hope that the province would further strengthen its crucially important role and position in the southern key economic area by fully making use of its advantages in land, geographical location and infrastructure.
He also asked the province to keep implementing the Party Central Committee's Resolution on Party building. He said the initial outcomes of criticism and self-criticism in Dong Nai were an example for other localities.
A report from the local authorities said last year the province's GDP rose by 12.1 per cent from 2011, with per capita GDP reaching VND41.5 million (US$2,000). In the first quarter of this year, the growth rate was 10.6 per cent compared to the same period last year.
Regarding the implementation of the Party Resolution on Party building, the report cited the results of a public poll among 1,000 workers, farmers, intellectuals, businesses and religious and ethnic sectors which showed that 86 per cent of respondents trusted the Party committees at all levels and 78 per cent claimed that the Party's prestige has picked up. In addition, 89.1 per cent of respondents noted improvement in the working attitude among public servants.
On the same day, Trong visited the Dong Nai Food Industry Corporation, a State-owned holding company. Eight years after its establishment, the State group now has 32 subsidiaries working in agriculture, industry, trade, service and tourism, generating jobs for nearly 10,000 workers with an average monthly income of VND6 million ($300).
In his talks with the workers, he stressed the State economic sector should play the guiding role, while State-run businesses had the key role in the economy. He said the State and collective economic sectors were the foundation of the national economy, while being equal to all other economic sectors in development. — VNS