|Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng visits a farmer’s household in Sơn Hòa District, Phú Yên Province. — VNA Photo Trí Dũng|Viet Nam News
PHÚ YÊN – Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng held a working session with central Phú Yên Province authorities yesterday, and suggested that the locality focus on forest and marine economies and tourism, as well as strengthening ties with neighbouring Bình Định and Khánh Hòa provinces.
The Party leader hailed the provincial Party Committee for putting in place the resolution set by the 12th National Party Congress, firstly by devising plans to publicise the resolution from May to September.
Thorough preparations for the elections of deputies to the 14th National Assembly and People’s Councils at all levels for the 2016-21 tenure had been undertaken, he said.
He said he hoped that Phú Yên would continue building up the Party and political system with a focus on personnel work, which he described as crucial.
The Party chief also agreed with suggestions to provide Phú Yên with investment attraction incentives, thereby generating momentum for socio-economic development and national defence-security in the locality in particular, and in the coastal southern central region at large.
Last year, the local economy grew 9.4 per cent, with industry-construction accounting for 36.1 per cent, agro-forestry-fisheries at 21.9 per cent and services at 42 per cent.
Its industrial production value reached VNĐ3.79 trillion (US$172.2 million) in the first quarter of this year, up 8.3 percent year-on-year.
Seventy projects worth nearly VNĐ3 trillion ($136.3 million) and $44 million are underway in industrial parks, generating jobs for more than 5,600 workers.
During the first quarter, the province welcomed 262,000 domestic and foreign visitors, earning more than VNĐ260 billion ($11.8 million), up 17 per cent.
That same day, the Party General Secretary paid a working visit to Sơn Hà Commune, one of the two areas recognised for new rural development in Sơn Hòa District, and offered incense at the Núi Nhân memorial in Tuy Hòa city, where over 1,400 heroic soldiers are remembered. - VNS