TAY NINH (VNS)— Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai yesterday asked the southern province of Tay Ninh to come up with macro-economic policies to tap the potential offered by its abundant land and labour resources.
Hai made the suggestion at a meeting with provincial leaders to review the province's 2013 socio-economic development performance and discuss ways to realise this year's targets.
He praised the locality for its achievements in the spheres of finance, banking, health and construction of new style rural areas.
Tay Ninh had reached balanced growth in agriculture, construction and services, he said, hailing its efforts in ensuring budget collection and social welfare, and reducing the number of people in poverty.
Hai asked the province to seek new opportunities, upgrade infrastructure, expand the high-tech processing industry and precision mechanics as well as increase investment promotion.
He added that measures should be taken to tackle difficulties faced by local businesses in administrative procedures, enabling them and those from abroad to access loans.
According to the chairwoman of the provincial People's Committee, Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy, the area under rice cultivation for the winter-spring crop reached 68,577ha in January, a year-on-year surge of 6.5 per cent.
Thuy said that in the face of the current complicated movement of bird flu in Ben Cau and Chau Thanh districts, Tay Ninh had directed departments to thoroughly monitor and control epidemic-infected areas. — VNS