Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng called for prompt actions to fight drought and saline intrusion while visiting the Mekong Delta province of Tiền Giang yesterday.– VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng
TIỀN GIANG (VNS) — Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng called for prompt actions to fight drought and saline intrusion while visiting the Mekong Delta province of Tiền Giang yesterday.
He asked the province to adjust its agriculture planning and keep regular track of freshwater shortages to ensure a stable water supply for local people.
He hoped that Tiền Giang would be successful in Party building and carrying out the Party building resolution adopted by the 11th Party Central Committee’s fourth plenum.
Tiền Giang needs to hold elections for deputies to the 14th NA and People’s Councils for the 2016-2021 tenure, ensuring democracy, quality and law abidance in the process.
The Party chief took note of the provincial authorities’ proposals on providing funding for facilities to counter climate change and rising seawater levels, as well as adding Gò Công coastal economic park into the country’s coastal economic zone master plan.
Visiting Gia Thuận Commune – a disadvantaged locality in the coastal district of Gò Công Đông, he examined local measures to cope with the severe drought, develop the marine-based economy, build new-style rural areas and reduce poverty.
The district is currently home to two communes meeting all new-style rural area criteria, with the rate of poor households falling to 2.96 per cent.
On the same day, the Party chief met a local heroic Vietnamese mother and visited Gò Công wood craft village. — VNS