|Workers assemble an automobile at the Ford Hai Duong Assembly Factory. National Assembly Nguyen Sinh Hung asks Hai Duong Province to focus on education, healthcare, culture and society and human resources. — VNA/VNS Photo Tran Viet
HAI DUONG (VNS) — The 16th Congress of the Hai Duong Provincial Party Committee opened in the provincial capital's city yesterday with the participation of 349 delegates, representing 99,000 party members in the province.
The congress was honoured with the presence of Nguyen Sinh Hung, Politburo member and Chairman of the National Assembly, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, and Politburo member and Vice Chairman of the National Assembly.
Over the past five years, despite facing difficulties from the global recession and harsh weather, Hai Duong has managed average economic growth of 7.7 per cent per annum.
In 2015, Hai Duong's GDP per capita rose to US$2,000.
"With sound economic restructuring, the provincial industrial ratio development has increased rapidly while the ratio of development for agriculture, forestry and fisheries has gradually reduced. By late 2015, 64 communes in the province had completed all the required 19 criteria to be recognised as new rural model – accounting for 28.3 per cent of all communes in the provinces and surpassing the target," according to a report delivered at the congress.
Addressing the congress, Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung spoke highly of the achievements made by the provincial Party Committee and people of Hai Duong in the past five years.
However, he said this progress did not match the province's potential.
"Hai Duong's economic growth rate is still slow while income per capita is lower than the national average," he said.
Hung called on provincial authorities to focus on education, healthcare, culture and society and human resources.
"If Hai Duong wants to become an industrial province, we need to set specific targets for each sector in the province," Hung said.
"The Hai Duong Provincial Party Committee should concentrate on building a strong and clean Party Committee in politics, ideology and organisation.
A very important task for the Party is to consolidate the close bond between the Party, State and people," Chairman Hung emphasised.
The 16th Congress of the Hai Duong Provincial Party Committee will close today. — VNS