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Party chief pushes resources for Cần Thơ

Update: September, 16/2016 - 10:09
 Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng delivers speech at a working session yesterday with the standing board of the Party Committee of Mekong Delta’s Cần Thơ city. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng

HÀ NỘI — Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng underscored the importance of human and material resources for development during a working session yesterday with the standing board of the Party Committee of Mekong Delta’s Cần Thơ city. 

The session mulled over the 10-year implementation of the Politburo (ninth tenure)’s Resolution on developing Cần Thơ during industrialisation and modernisation. 

The Party leader asked Cần Thơ to continue restructuring the economy, renewing the growth model with top priority being given to the service sector while simultaneously developing high-quality industry and high-tech agriculture. 

Between now and 2020, the southern city needs to rally all possible resources, seek new momentum for growth to deserve its reputation as a socio-economic hub and a driver of the Mekong Delta regional economy, he said. 

He suggested Cần Thơ take the lead in further upgrading transport infrastructure to strengthen regional connectivity and attract tourists, and improving the business climate by hastening administrative reform. 

To that end, workforce training is a must, he stressed, adding that Party members and officials need to abide by the resolution on Party building adopted at the fourth plenum of the 11th National Party Congress. 

The Politburo discussed Cần Thơ’s development targets and tasks as well as its proposals. 

Over the past 10 years, the city’s economy has grown an average of 13.98 per cent annually. The gross domestic product per capita amounts to US$3,636 a year while the rate of poor households has been reduced to 1.71 per cent. – VNS

 

 

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