|Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng at the event. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — The Politburo and the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat held a national conference on implementing the 13th-tenure Politburo’s resolution on socio-economic development and defence-security in the northern midland mountainous region by 2030.
The event, held both in person and via video-conference, was co-chaired by Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng, State President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính and National Assembly Chairman Vương Đình Huệ.
Resolution No. 11-NQ/TW, issued on February 10 this year, was devised based on the 9th-tenure Politburo’s Resolution No. 37-NQ/TW and the 11th-tenure Politburo’s Conclusion No. 26-KL/TW. It reflects the Party’s strong determination to make development breakthroughs in the region.
By 2030, the northern midland and mountainous region will be a green, sustainable and comprehensive development area based on increasing investment in infrastructure linking the region and with the Hồng River Delta and Hà Nội.
By 2045, the region will be a model of green growth for the whole country.
General Secretary Trọng stressed the need to "thoroughly grasp the resolution, reform the development mindset, and make the best use of resources to fully tap the potential and advantages of each province, each sub-region, and the region as a whole."
It is necessary to properly handle the relationship between regional and national development, he noted.
He pointed out the importance of promoting proactiveness, creativity, self-reliance, and the aspiration for moving forwards among the Party officials and members and people of the localities.
He added that central agencies and other localities nationwide should increase cooperation with and support the region to make local economic growth faster and more sustainably.
The Party leader asked central agencies to boost coordination with localities and regional offices to quickly work out and implement special policies for regional development.
Meanwhile, the northern midland and mountainous provinces have to reform administrative procedures, improve the business climate, attract and effectively use every resource for development, and boost overall development in terms of economy, culture and society while ensuring national defence and security on border areas.
He also requested localities to build action plans to carry out the resolution, expressing his belief that they will surmount every difficulty to implement the resolution and create breakthroughs in the region's socio-economic development and defence-security. — VNS