April, 29 2014 08:34:00

Ha Tinh urged to spotlight development

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong asked the central province of Ha Tinh to focus on sustainable socio-economic development.— Photo Tri Dung

HA TINH (VNS) — Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong asked the central province of Ha Tinh to focus on sustainable socio-economic development.

"The province should pay attention to providing vocational training for farmers, speeding up site clearance for economic and industrial zones and improving businesses' management capacity," he said while working with provincial authorities yesterday.

The province needs to do more in the new-style rural building programme, as only seven of its communes meet the set criteria, he said.

It also needs to take drastic measures to address poverty, he added.

Trong urged Ha Tinh to focus on strengthening its Party line-up and political system and seriously implementing the Party Central Committee's resolutions.

The province should define a concrete development orientation in order to ensure future prosperity, he said.

According to Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Nguyen Thanh Binh, during the 2011-2013 period, Ha Tinh recorded average annual economic growth of 14.8 percent and a per capita income of VND24 million (US$1,140).

Earlier, Trong paid tribute to the late Party General Secretaries Tran Phu and Ha Huy Tap in Tung Anh and Cam Hung communes.

The same day, voters for National Assembly deputies in Loc Ha district met NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung to ask for more assistance in offshore fishing and rural development.

They said local fishermen particularly needed support to buy fishing equipment and insurance.

They also requested more incentives for local officials in charge of overseeing new-style rural development. The programme is in progress in 13 communes, with Thach Bang chosen as a model for this year. After three years, Thach Bang has met nine of the 19 national criteria for new productive rural communities. To meet all the requirements this year, it will come up with sustainable means to reduce poverty, including joint ventures with small and medium-sized enterprises.

Hung hailed the district's success in building high-yield aquaculture areas and directed provincial authorities to help farmers with infrastructure, plant protection chemicals, marketing and epidemic control.

He informed them that the NA's seventh session, opening in mid-May, will focus on putting the Constitution into practice.

The legislature is improving its operations, in particular law-making and supervision, he said.

That afternoon, Hung inspected the construction of several key buildings in Vung Ang economic zone in Ky Anh district, assuring investors that industrial and economic zones across the nation would soon be helped to clear procedural bottlenecks. — VNS

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