Thua Thien-Hue marks 30th anniversary of province’s re-establishment

Saturday, 2019-08-17 18:10:32
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NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan pins the first-class Independence Order on the traditional flag of Thua Thien – Hue province. (Photo: VOV)
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NDO/VNA – The central province of Thua Thien-Hue celebrated the 30th anniversary of the province’s re-establishment at a ceremony on August 17, with the presence of Politburo member and Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

In his speech at the ceremony, Le Truong Luu, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Council, recalled that the fifth session of the eighth National Assembly, on June 30, 1989, approved a resolution on splitting Binh Tri Thien into three provinces: Quang Binh, Quang Tri, and Thua Thien-Hue.

The re-establishment of Thua Thien-Hue opened a new period in the province’s history of building and development, he said.

Since then, the local economy has developed towards green and sustainable growth and has undergone restructuring based on the local potentials and advantages in culture, heritage, education, health and tourism. The service sector now makes up 55.7 percent of the total gross regional domestic product (GRDP). Tourism has thrived, gradually becoming a spearhead of the economy.

The province posted an average economic growth of 7.2 percent per year in the 1989-2018 period, which resulted in the economy’s size expanding seven times. Meanwhile, GDP per capita in 2018 has increased by 81.6 times compared to 1990.

Last year, the province channeled VND7.8 trillion (US$336.6 million) into the State budget.

Chairwoman Ngan praised the achievements that Thua Thien-Hue has gained over the past 30 years.

On behalf of the Party, State, and Politburo, the top legislator presented the first-class Independence Order of the President to the Thua Thien-Hue Provincial Party Committee, authorities and people in recognition of their significant contributions in the cause of national building and defence.