President Truong Tan Sang has called on central Thua Thien-Hue province
to take full the advantage of its strategic position in the central
coastal region to become a unique centre of culture, tourism, health and
The President met with local leaders during his visit to the province on March 3.
Sang said he was pleased at the development of Thua Thien-Hue’s
agricultural sector, which has overcome the difficulties facing the
national economy. The province’s contribution to the State budget is the
highest among the central provinces.
He also stressed that the province needs to further exploit its potential for tourism in order to boost income.
from taking intensive work to preserve relics in the ancient capital of
Hue, the province must diversify the activities open to tourists
and continue upgrading airports to allow a growing number of tourists to
visit, the President added.
He urged local authorities to
cooperate more with other countries on the East-West Economic Corridor
while suggesting they work with the Government to complete key road and
marine transport projects so that the region can benefit from the
potentially lucrative trade agreement recently agreed between Vietnam,
ASEAN and China.
Later the same day, President Sang attended a
ceremony to celebrate Vietnamese Doctors’ Day held in Hue Central
Hospital and paid a visit to Chan May-Lang Co Economic Zone, which
since its establishment six years ago has attracted 32 investment
projects, 12 of which have already become operational.-VNA