ĐẮK LẮK — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc told the central and Central Highland regions to make all-out efforts for green development.
He was speaking while chairing a working session in Đắk Lắk Province on Friday between regional localities and the subcommittee for socio-economic affairs preparing for the coming 13th Party Congress.
He said the meeting aims to collect opinions for the 10-year national socio-economic development strategy for 2021-30, the five-year socio-economic situation report for 2016-20, and the five-year socio-economic development plan for 2021-25 for submission to the congress.
The PM asked the regions to study an effective regional connection mechanism, review transport development, restructure agriculture, restore the development of the forest economy and develop renewable energy and tourism.
He told the regions to build sustainable agricultural production chains and develop road, railway and aviation transport infrastructure.
Special attention should be paid to implementing social welfare for ethnic people and contributors to the national revolution, improving human resource training, and ensuring defence security.
The PM said it was necessary to increase the application of technology into production and carry out strategic breakthroughs to remove bottlenecks in the regions such as the excessive development of long-term industrial crops (like coffee and pepper) and hydropower plants.
The leader suggested they attract development investment suitable with the regional conditions.
The central and Central Highland regions hold a significant role in defence and security as well as boast large potential for socio-economic development., he said.
Many localities including Đà Nẵng, Quảng Nam, Quảng Ngãi and Lâm Đồng report a higher economic growth than the national average.
The regions make up nearly 13 per cent of the nation’s total population, and one quarter of the country’s total area.
They are blessed with favourable conditions to develop in various fields such as industry, tourism, service, seaport, industrial plants, and high-tech agriculture. — VNS