|Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (second left) visits a tea hill in northern mountainous Tuyen Quang Province's My Bang Commune. — VNA/VNS Tri Dung
TUYEN QUANG (VNS) — Tuyen Quang Province should pay more attention to reinforcing its political system, particularly regarding Party-building efforts, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said yesterday.
Trong had just visited the northern province to inspect its preparations for the provincial Party congress.
He praised the locality for ensuring a gender balance among staff and meeting targets on the allocation of state agency positions to ethnic minorities.
Trong advised the province to concentrate on promoting high-technology agriculture and forestry - and the processing industry.
Tuyen Quang's rich history as the cradle of the Vietnamese revolution should be tapped into as a means to promote tourism growth, he said.
In 2013, the province reported a GDP growth rate of 13.5 per cent and an average GDP per capita of VND25.5 million.
Poverty declined significantly from 23 per cent in 2012 to 18 per cent in late 2013, although it remains at a higher level than in other localities.
Previously, the Party chief embarked on a fact-finding mission to My Bang Commune, in Yen Son District, where the late President Ho Chi Minh lived and worked during the war of resistance against the French colonialists.
He offered incense and planted a tree at a temple dedicated to President Ho. — VNS