PM Nguyễn Xuân Phúc makes speech during a visit to Thừa Thiên-Huế Province on Tuesday. — VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News
THỪA THIÊN- HUẾ — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on Tuesday paid a Tết (Lunar New Year) visit to central Thừa Thiên-Huế Province, where he extended New Year greetings to the local party organisation, administration and people.
He expressed hope that in the Year of the Rooster, Thừa Thiên-Huế would reap successes in all fields. While congratulating Thừa Thiên-Huế on its socio-economic and security-defence achievements in 2016, the prime minister lauded the locality’s efforts in overcoming the aftermath of the maritime environment incident to recover its sea-based economy. The PM highlighted Thừa Thiên-Huế’s abundant tourism potential and asked the province to undertake stronger economic reform, while mobilising resources for tourism growth and fostering ties with central localities, such as Đà Nẵng and Quảng Nam, to boost tourism. Thừa Thiên-Huế should work harder to turn its traditional agriculture into smart agriculture with high quality to increase locals’ income in rural areas, he said.PM Nguyễn Xuân Phúc also requested the locality to speed up the improvement of its investment environment, thus making full use of the fourth industrial revolution, and build a strong and stable political system to better serve locals. Leaders of the province reported that nearly 170,000 Tết gifts were presented to social welfare beneficiaries. During the seven-day holiday, Thừa Thiên-Huế has, so far, welcomed nearly 100,000 visitors.
Yesterday, President Trần Đại Quang visited former party general secretary Đỗ Mười on his 100th birthday. The former party general secretary was informed about the country’s economic achievements in the last year.
The president expressed his appreciation of the former party general secretary in supporting the party and nation’s causes, especially during the Đổi Mới (Renovation) Process.
President Quang affirmed to follow and develop the party’s glorious achievements and further enhance national consolidation and unity to overcome the challenges this year. Quang offered his best wishes to the former party general secretary and thanked him for his valuable contribution to the party and country’s development. — VNS