QUANG NGAI — Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong yesterday paid his Tet visit to residents and officials in Quang Ngai Province, offering his wish for a happy new year and success in implementing the province's socio-economic targets.
|Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong presents gifts to poor families in Tinh Ky, Son Tinh District, Quang Ngai Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Tri Dung
Speaking to key people and officials in the province, Trong expressed delight for his chance to visit the home province of the late Prime Minister Pham Van Dong.
On this occasion, Trong congratulated the province for its achievement this past year in boosting socio-economic development.
In particular, Dung Quat refinery was put into full... implementation this past year, which contributed a great deal to the area's employment and economic gains.
The province has a per capita GDP of $US1,400 annually, and has made significant progress in building new rural areas, exploiting the potential of sea economy and attracting investment for infrastructure.
After visiting different localities in the province, Trong said along with focusing on achieving economic priorities, the province must also continue working to strengthen party personnel and organisation, prevent moral and political degradation among cadres and consolidate people's confidence. He instructed leaders at all levels to fully implement the resolutions passed at the Party Central Committee's third and fourth plenums.
The General Secretary hoped that the province would contribute to the nation's goals in reducing inflation, stabilising the macro economy, ensuring social protection and restructuring the economy for more sustainable growth.
The Party leader also asked the province to make sure that all residents, especially poor households and revolutionary families, have a prosperous Tet holiday and that no person has to suffer from food shortage.
On the same day, Trong also visited and offered incense at the Memorial Site of the late Prime Minister Pham Van Dong in Duc Tan Commune, Mo Duc District.
Earlier, the Party leader paid a Tet visit to the authorities and people of Hanh Thinh Commune, which leads Nghia Hanh District in building newly-styled rural areas.
On Saturday, General Secretary Trong visited Son Tinh District's Tinh Ky Commune, where 85 per cent of the population lives on aquaculture.
Yesterday, Le Hong Anh, permanent member of the Party Central Committee's Secretariat, visited residents, soldiers and officials of Thua Thien-Hue Province to offer his Tet wishes.
He spoke highly of the efforts the province had made in recent years in urban infrastructure development, three years after the province became a national city. However, the province's economic growth had not reached its full potential and it must make further progress to attract foreign investment and diversify its tourism products.
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan on the same day visited and offered his Tet wishes to Long An Province. Nhan said its close proximity to HCM City offered some advantages to the province, especially in attracting investors and implementing new technologies. However, the province must have better policies in housing and attracting human resources from other provinces and furthering promoting sustainable practices in agriculture. — VNS