National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân delivers speech during her visit to the northern mountainous province of Bắc Kạn yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo
BẮC KẠN – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân has suggested the northern mountainous province of Bắc Kạn pay more heed to tourism development, as the locality boasts substantial potential.
During her tour to inspect the province’s socioeconomic development yesterday, the top legislator said Bắc Kạn should draw up policies to attract outside investment in tourism infrastructure.
She urged the locality to carefully select priorities in industrial development, while protecting ecology, water resources and forests in the context of limited land and human resources.
More attention should also be paid to ensuring social welfare: especially vocational training and job creation for minorities, the chief legislator noted.
The NA Chairwoman hailed Bắc Kạn for its performance in State budget collection and poverty reduction, despite being the only mountainous province nationwide with a population of below 500,000. She proposed the locality expand production of high-quality, competitive local products.
Ngân also noted the challenges for the province in fulfilling the target of having four communes recognised as new-style rural areas in 2016 and 22 communes recognized in 2016-20. The NA and the Government will study policies designed specifically for mountainous provinces in extremely difficult circumstances during the implementation of the new-style rural area building programme.
The NA Chairwoman Ngân also visited Chợ Mới District – an example of new-style rural area building in Bắc Kạn Province - where she visited families and presented gifts to them. — VNS