Mon. Jun 17th, 2024

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the central province of
Binh Thuan to pay more attention to the development of agriculture
along with the building of the new model for the rural area and improve
income and living conditions for people living there.

At a working session with key leaders of Binh Thuan on February 18,
Dung spoke highly of efforts and achievements that the province has made
in all fields.

He emphasised that Binh Thuan should
make full use of its potential and advantages, while focusing efforts
on overcoming shortcomings and weaknesses in order to develop in a
steady and sustainable way.

The PM urged the
province to concentrate on its key products such as wet rice, dragon
fruit and rubber cultivation as well as fisheries.

Binh Thuan should broaden markets for its key agriculture products and
ensure their quality and develop their trademarks, he said.

Besides effectively developing the tourism and services sector, the
province should strive for further progress in the industries that fuel
the local socio-economic development, including electricity, mining and
procession industry, the PM said.

Dung suggested
Binh Thuan to attract more investment and resources to improve its
systems of transport, irrigation, electricity and water supply, while
focusing on training high-quality human resources.

At the same time, the province should continue to better health care and
education sectors, step up poverty reduction and improve state
management of land and natural resources.

Le Tien
Phuong, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said last year,
the province gained remarkable progress, evidently a growth rate of 8.8

He said in 2013, the province will continue
to improve growth quality in association with the sustainable economic
development, paving the way for the success of the socio-economic
development plan in the 2011-2015 period, striving for a GDP growth
of 9 percent.

During the session, the PM also heard
proposals and recommendations of the province on the investment for
several projects.

Earlier, Dung visited an
irrigation work on Quao River in Ham Thuan Bac district, which has a
capacity of storing 73 million cubic meters of water for 8,120 hectares
of agriculture land in the district and residents in Phan Thiet city.-VNA

By vivian