Party leader asks Hoa Binh to pay more heed to sustainable poverty reduction

Monday, 2017-05-15 10:59:47
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Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong speaking at the working session (Credit: NDO)
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NDO/VNA – Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong asked Hoa Binh province to pay more attention to sustainable poverty reduction while visiting the northern mountainous locality on May 14-15.

At a working session with provincial officials on May 15, he noted that despite certain achievements, Hoa Binh still faces an array of difficulties with 74% of the local population being ethnic minority people, mostly Muong ethnics.

He told the province to fine-tune its development plan on the basis of local natural and social conditions, and pinpoint priorities for investment.

While it is necessary to step up the building of new-style rural areas, Hoa Binh should improve the quality of works being implemented in communes already recognised as new-style rural areas.

The Party leader also told provincial authorities to strengthen the fight against drug crimes and work harder to maintain security and social order.

In 2016, Hoa Binh recorded an economic growth rate of 7.62% with the expansion of industry, construction and services in local economic structure. The proportion of agro-forestry-fishery sectors have shrunk to about 22%. Annual per capita income is estimated at VND36.5 million (US$1,600).

The province has also given priority to agriculture, which includes the development of industrial trees and citrus fruits which bring good profit and suit local conditions.

Shortly after arriving in Hoa Binh on May 14 afternoon, the Party General Secretary visited an orange farm in Cao Phong town of Cao Phong district. The 9ha farm generated about VND 4 billion (over US$176,300) in profits each year.

In a subsequent tour of Phong Phu commune of Tan Lac district, he visited a homestay service model in Ai hamlet and presented gifts to some local policy beneficiary families.