Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong visits a kindergaten run by Binh Phuoc Province's Binh Duong Garment Limited Company. He urged the province to tap all resources to further socio-economic development. VNA/VNS Photo Tri Dung
H PHUOC (VNS)— Party Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong has asked Binh Phuoc Province to tap its forest and resources potential, eliminate corruption and wasteful management - and to unite residents in further socio-economic development.
According to Binh Phuoc leaders, the province generated an economic growth of about 12.26 per cent between 2011-13. Even during the difficult year of 2012, it paid VND3,900 billion to the State budget.
Province officials also briefed the party leader on several cases related to mismanagement of forest trees and rubber plants.
Trong applauded Binh Phuoc's efforts to reduce the number of poor households to 5.4 per cent and improve lives of residents in all areas.
He instructed the province to make further progress in implementing Resolution 4 of the Party Central Committee (XI Congress) on strengthening the Party.
Earlier during the day, he visited soldiers and residents at Tan Lap Commune in Dong Phu District, one of the 16 locations in the province where new rural areas are being established.
On Saturday, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has asked southern Binh Duong province to continue building the Party, in particular within businesses.
However, supervision of the criticisms and self-criticisms of local Party members needed to be intensified, Trong told a working session with Binh Duong's key officials during a visit on Saturday.
He praised the determination Binh Duong provincial Party Committee had shown in carrying out the Party Central Committee's resolutions, saying that the province had been quicker than other southern localities to industrialise and urbanise thanks to efficient usage of its geographical position, land, and human resources.
The industries have to date contributed to 62 percent of the locality's GDP and lifted...
yearly per capita income to VND44.2 million in 2012. This is projected to turn Binh Duong into an industrialised province by 2015, five years ahead of target.
The province has to date received investment capital of VND107.6 trillion ($5.1 billion), from nearly 14,000 local investors, and more than US$18 billion from 2,100 foreign investors. Export turnover in 2011-2012 hit US$22.4 billion.
Trong was pleased at the locality's social welfare programes, which have so far provided houses for 13,700 low-income earners and poor people. Another 164,000 low-income earners and workers will also be helped to buy homes. — VNS