|President Truong Tan Sang visits and presents gifts to disadvantaged households in Tran Yen District's Tan Dong Commune. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang
YEN BAI (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang evaluated the socio-economic situation of the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai yesterday during his working visit to the province.
The State leader spoke and presented gifts to disadvantaged households in Tran Yen District's Tan Dong Commune. One of the first provincial communes selected for building new-style rural areas, the commune has satisfied 15 of the programme's 19 criteria.
After hearing about the difficulties facing local authorities and residents, he expressed his hope that the commune would maintain its achievements in rural modernisation while improving living standards and building effective production models.
During his working session with local authorities, President Sang said socio-economic infrastructure had made a substantial difference in the province, particularly in rural areas. He asked the provincial Party Committee, authorities and people to maximise their efforts to complete the remaining tasks from their 2011-2015 agendas.
He noted that the province should seek co-operation in building production models suitable with hills and mountainous terrain, encouraging the locality to forge ahead with restructuring and improving the efficiency of agriculture and forestry sectors.
The President asked local authorities to prepare adequately for upcoming Party congresses and the 12th National Party Congress, while ensuring a warm and safe traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) for constituents, especially those living below the poverty line.
He also visited and presented gifts to Vietnamese Heroic Mother Nguyen Thi Lo, 86, mother of two fallen soldiers in the city of Yen Bai's Van Phu Commune. — VNS