|President Trần Đại Quang meets people in Tân Hưng commune, Lạng Giang District of the northern province of Bắc Giang yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng
BẮC GIANG – President Trần Đại Quang attended the National Solidarity Festival 2017 in Tân Hưng Commune, in the northern province of Bắc Giang yesterday.
Tân Hưng Commune covers 1,336 hectares, with 15 villages, 2,825 households and 11,200 people. The recognised new-style rural commune is home to seven ethnic minority groups and one Catholic parish.
Its economic growth in 2017 is likely to reach 14 per cent and budget collection expected to hit VNĐ8 billion (US$353,000).
Local poor households account for only 4.87 per cent of the total population, while per capita income of locals is VNĐ44 million annually. Up to 98 per cent of local people have joined health insurance schemes.
President Quang lauded the local community’s lifestyle changes, as well as efforts to preserve and promote traditional culture.
He praised the communal Party cells, government and organisations for their endeavors to get local people engaged in patriotism movements, thus improving their spiritual and material life and ensuring security and order, and fostering solidarity and mutual support between the local communities.
The State leader asked Tân Hưng commune and Bắc Giang province in general to continue encouraging individuals and collectives to get involved in the building of Party, government and socio-political organisations as well as the implementation of new-style rural area building programmes.
Highlighting that solidarity is the primary strength of the nation, he expressed his hope that local people and government will stay united to make their homeland greener and more prosperous. — VNS