|The medal was bestowed yesterday to provincial leaders at a ceremony to celebrate Vinh Phuc's 65th founding anniversary. — Photo VNA
HA NOI (VNS) — National Assembly (NA) Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung yesterday awarded the Order of Independence, first class, to the northern province of Vinh Phuc in recognition of its outstanding achievements in socio-economic development.
The medal was bestowed yesterday to provincial leaders at a ceremony to celebrate Vinh Phuc's 65th founding anniversary.
With reasonable and timely resolutions related to economic restructuring as well as agricultural and rural development, the province upgraded its infrastructure, attracting more foreign investment projects. From a poor rural area with low standard infrastructure, Vinh Phc changed rapidly to become one of the nation's brightest samples of economic development with impressive industrial production value, surging economic growth and State budget revenue collection reaching VND20 trillion (US$937.4 million) in 2014. The province has become a big hub for manufacturing automobiles and motorcycles in the north.
At yesterday's ceremony, Hung praised the outstanding achievements of the province's authorities and people. He also asked the province to further promote economic restructuring and boost economic efficiency and competitiveness, in addition to improving the quality of human resources.
The province was also urged to work on issues related to culture and society, particularly ensuring social security, new rural area building, reducing poverty and improving the lives of the people.
The NA Chairman also noted that Vinh Phuc needed to focus on developing education and training and improving healthcare access, as well as environmental protection, consolidation of defense and security, political stability and social order and safety.
He appealed to the province's people and authorities to strive to fulfill their 2011-15 development plan and be ready for the 12th Party Congress to be held next year. — VNS