Party chief inspects Dong Thap’s socio-economic development

Saturday, 2018-04-14 17:44:11
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Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong speaking at a working session with leaders of Dong Thap province (Source: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong visited the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap on April 13-14 to inspect its socio-economic performance and Party and political system building.

During a working session with the provincial authorities on April 14, the Party leader praised the province for its outstanding achievements in various fields, with a number of effective models and new practical initiatives.

He noted that economic development is a core task, while Party building is a crucial task, and national defence-security is a regular task.

Currently, the average income per capita in Dong Thap stands at around VND 36 million, lower than the country’s average of more than VND 50 million, so the province needs to put more effort into catching up, he said.

The leader called for attention to be given to streamlining apparatus, strengthening ties with Cambodia, neighbouring, and border localities to facilitate people-to-people exchanges, and improving residential management.

He attached importance to Party building and rectification, as well as to fighting corruption, negative phenomena, and wastefulness.

The Party chief suggested devising specific goals and breakthrough measures between now and 2020.

Dong Thap is one of three localities to be chosen as pilot areas for agricultural restructuring. After three years, local farmers and firms have gradually switched from agricultural production to agricultural economy, towards building a farm produce chain that meets market demand. A number of high-tech farming models have been launched.

The province now ranks first nationwide in terms of tra fish output and third in rice production, and has become a key regional hub for fruit, with many products being exported to demanding markets such as the US, Japan, the UK, and Australia.

In the morning of the same day, General Secretary Trong offered incense and flowers at a relic site dedicated to Nguyen Sinh Sac – father of President Ho Chi Minh, in Cao Lanh city.

Earlier on April 13, at a working session with authorities of Tan Thuan Tay commune, which was recognised as new-style rural area in late 2017, the Party chief lauded the achievements of the local authorities and people over the past years.

He wished that they would keep working as a united group in dealing with emerging issues and reaping new successes.

Later, he visited Tam Que club-house, one of the two operating in the community model. Last month, it formed an organic mango farming group to bring practical benefits to local residents, an effort which was lauded by the Party chief as effective and having the potential to be expanded to other localities.

On the occasion, he presented gifts to several outstanding households in the commune.