Khánh Hòa development yet to meet potential: Party chief

Update: May, 05/2016 - 09:00
Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng urged leaders and people in Khánh Hòa to continue developing fresh initiatives to unlock the central province’s full potential. — VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

KHÁNH HÒA – Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng said he appreciated the central province of Khánh Hòa’s development, but urged the province’s leaders and people to continue creating new initiatives to unlock its full potential. 
At a working session with key officials of the south central coastal province yesterday, the Party leader said Khánh Hòa has achieved significant economic growth in recent years, but it had not yet reached its potential. He urged the province not to be complacent. 

Trọng asked Khánh Hòa to focus efforts on effectively implementing its four socio-economic programmes, and developing three key economic areas, paying more attention to the western side of the province. 
Aside from speaking about development, Trọng called on provincial leaders and people to protect the nation’s sovereignty and territorial integrity - especially Trường Sa Island District. 
He also reminded the province to successfully organise elections for deputies to the National Assembly and people’s councils for the 2016-2021 term. 
At the working session, representatives of ministries and sectors agreed that with 385km of coastline and its proximity to international maritime routes, Khánh Hòa had the tools necessary to develop a modern economy. 
The delegates advised the province to focus on the development of Bắc Vân Phong and Cam Ranh, and create plans to turn Khánh Hòa into an international tourism city and a driving force for the development of the south-central region. — VNS