President Trần Đại Quang delivers speech at a ceremony celebrating Lào Cai’s 110th founding anniversary in the provincial city. — Photo VGP
LÀO CAI — President Trần Đại Quang yesterday asked authorities in the northern mountainous province of Lào Cai to improve the quality of growth and promote economic development in a more rapid and sustainable manner.
Speaking at a ceremony celebrating Lào Cai’s 110th founding anniversary in the provincial city, the State leader stressed the need to focus on economic restructuring in connection with labour restructuring, increase the proportion of service and industry and the productivity of forestry production, and promote the rural economy and new rural development.
He urged the province to develop the town of Sa Pa into a national tourist site.
President Quang said Lào Cai Province should pay more attention to human resources development, health care, and education for ethnic minorities, preservation and promotion of ethnic cultures, sustainable poverty reduction, while managing the border line with China, and defending national sovereignty.
The President presented the Independence Order, first class, to Lào Cai, and gave gifts to 30 wounded and sick soldiers and representatives of martyrs’ families and welfare beneficiaries. — VNS