|Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong visits Tra Vinh Province. — VNS Photo Tri Dung
TRA VINH (VNS) — Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong visited Tra Vinh Province over the weekend to inspect preparations for the Party Congress set to take place next year.
Meeting with the Mekong Delta province's leaders, Trong praised their efforts to reduce poverty and foster economic growth.
Tra Vinh has 13 communes that have met 19 criteria under the national programme on new rural area development, with the percentage of poor households reudcing from 20.13 per cent in 2011 to 10.66 per cent in 2014.
Trong also visited Tieu Can District, located in the west of Tra Vinh, home to many ethnic groups practising different religions such as Catholicism, Buddhism and Caodaism.
Trong toured Tieu Can District's Phu Can Commune, where farmers' standards of living have improved considerably after meeting criteria for rural development.
The rate of poor households in the commune dropped from 18.3 per cent in 2010 to 4.85 per cent in 2014.
Trong hailed the locality for their socio-economic achievements. He also urged Phu Can authorities to prepare for the Party Congress at all levels. The locality needed to identify difficulties it faced and strengths it could use during the congress so it could boost development in the future, he said.
Earlier in the day, Trong laid a wreath and burnt incense at a temple dedicated to President Ho Chi Minh in Long Duc Commune in Tra Vinh city. — VNS