President Trương Tấn Sang (right) visits ethnic minority people in Central Highland Đắk Nông Province’s Quảng Trực Commune. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Khang
HÀ NỘI – President Trương Tấn Sang acknowledged the achievements made by the Central Highlands province of Đắk Nông in promoting socio-economic development and ensuring security and defence, during his visit to the locality on Saturday.
He praised the local authorities for their efforts in improving the locals’ living conditions, building Party organisations in rural areas, upgrading the infrastructure and accelerating new-style rural area construction.
Hailing the achievements in developing products for export, such as pepper, coffee and cashew nut, and creating industrial and agricultural value chains, the State leader pointed out the shortcomings which the province needs to fix to improve the quality of goods so that it is at par with international standards.
Local authorities were reminded to pay attention to issues related to free migration, planning of residential zones in border areas, and reducing poverty.
The President also underlined the need to effectively manage the border shared with Cambodia and bolstering relations with the neighbouring country.
Regarding the locality’s proposal to exploit alumina resources, he said there was need to promote advanced technologies and market research to roll out appropriate development strategies for the sector.
While visiting Regiment 762 under the Army Corps 16, the leader spoke highly of an initiative to develop a piece of wild area into a large coffee and macadamia farm.
He also asked officers and soldiers in the Đắk Song border post to work harder to safeguard national sovereignty and ensure national security, as well as help locals in socio-economic development. — VNS