|President Truong Tan Sang visits Nghe An on Saturday, August 8. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang
HA NOI (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang has asked Nghe An province to accelerate the application of science and technology for industry - and develop concentrated agriculture to become an economic centre of the northern central region.
At a meeting with local authorities on Saturday as part of his visit to Nghe An, the President acknowledged the province's socio-economic development achievements, with per capita income expected to reach VND29 million per head per year ($1,330) in 2015.
The new-style rural area building campaign has been implemented widely, with infrastructure facilities improved. In the first half of this year, Nghe An granted and adjusted investment licences to 107 projects worth more than VND33 trillion ($1.52 billion).
The State leader asked the province to maintain focus on vocational training to develop a skilled workforce for the industrialisation process.
He said it was necessary for Nghe An to use official development assistance (ODA) loans efficiently and avoid inappropriate investments and wastefulness.
As a border locality, Nghe An should also pay more attention to improving the lives of locals and preventing migration, he added.
The State leader attended a meeting of Nghe An's former revolutionary prisoners where he requested local authorities to continue assistance for their families.
On Friday, the State leader joined National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phucand NA Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu at the inaugural ceremony of the Truong Bon historical site in My Son Commune, Do Luong district.
Addressing the ceremony, President Sang recalled unforgettable events from the war in Truong Bon, a key transport hub from north to south.
More than 1,200 officers, soldiers, volunteers, transport workers and militia sacrificed their lives at the site to ensure the transportation of aid to the southern front, contributing to the liberation of the south and national unification.
Sang also offered incense at the Kim Lien relic site in Nam Dan district, which is late President Ho Chi Minh's hometown. — VNS