|Also yesterday, the Party leader toured the Nghi Son Economic Zone where he held a working session with the zone's management board, inspected the progress of the Nghi Son Refinery and visited the Nghi Son Port.— VNA/VNS Photo Tri Dung
THANH HOA (VNS)— Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has lauded the progress the central province of Thanh Hoa has made in socio-economic development, defence, security and Party building.
At a meeting yesterday with key officials from the province as part of his working visit, the Party chief noted that after four years of implementing the 11th Party Congress's resolution, Thanh Hoa had maintained a high economic growth rate at 11.3 per cent per year.
As a result, the province's economy has expanded by 54 per cent compared to 2010, with the industry-construction sector accounting for 42 per cent, services - 39.6 per cent and agriculture - 18.4 per cent. Per capita GDP is estimated at US$1,320 per year.
Last year, Thanh Hoa ranked eighth among 63 cities and provinces nationwide in FDI attraction and stood in sixth position in the provincial economic integration index and eighth in the provincial competitiveness index.
By 2013, 19 communes in the province met all the standards of the new-style rural areas, while 10 others met a large proportion of the criteria.
However, Trong also pointed out that the ratio of poor households in Thanh Hoa was still high, urging the province to work harder to fulfill its targets.
The province should also get itself well-prepared for the 12th Party Congress, he added, stressing that Party building and personnel work were key to effectively implementing other tasks.
Also yesterday, the Party leader toured the Nghi Son Economic Zone where he held a working session with the zone's management board, inspected the progress of the Nghi Son Refinery and visited the Nghi Son Port. — VNS