‘Think big', President tells Bac Kan
|President Truong Tan Sang yesterday urged northern Bac Kan Province to focus on large-scale production and processing to raise competitiveness and meet growth targets of 15 per cent.—VNA/VNS Photo
HA NOI (VNS)— President Truong Tan Sang yesterday urged northern Bac Kan Province to focus on large-scale production and processing to raise competitiveness and meet growth targets of 15 per cent.
The suggestion came during his meeting with the province's leaders, with President Sang emphasising that local officials should use the results of pilot production models to develop areas with high resource endowments.
The provincial party committee secretary, Ha Van Khoat, said the province wanted greater financial assistance for its forest protection and development activities.
He also suggested relevant ministries invest more in the province's road building - particularly in the upgrade of national highways 3 and 3B - and develop specific policies to attract investors.
Sang praised the province's Party Committee, saying it had made numerous efforts to improve agriculture and forestry production, infrastructure and the standard of living.
The province has edged from the bottom of a list of localities with poor results in hunger and poverty reduction.
The province's growth rate has now hit 10 per cent per year, with industrial production 15 times higher than in 1997.
Sang yesterday visited the province's largest wood processing factory SAHABAK, which is expected to generate at least 3,600 jobs for the local people. — VNS