Sun. Jun 16th, 2024

President Truong Tan Sang has praised local people in central Quang Tri
province for their part in turning the province into one of localities
leading in paying gratitude to those who rendered services to the nation
and promoting agricultural development.

Sang, however, showed
his dissatisfaction with the performance of the province’s relevant
agencies in that tasks, during his working session with the provincial
authorities on March 2.

In 2012, the province, which borders
Laos, recorded an economic growth rate of 8 percent and a 5.7 percent
rise in budget collection. All of its 117 communes have accomplished the
planning on new rural areas.

It has established Khe Sanh and
Lao Bao urban areas on the East-West Economic Corridor, which links
with Laos and Thailand , aiming to draw in more local and foreign
investments for provincial development.

According to the
President, the province’s border gate with Laos can also facilitate
its trade with other ASEAN countries and bring it lots of opportunities
and challenges when trade liberation is realised among ASEAN by 2015.

Quang
Tri, therefore, needs to quickly seek ways to enhance its competitive
capacity and that of every business and locality to exploit the
advantages held by the border gate, Sang said.

He analysed in
depth the lessons drawn from previous economic growth models and asked
local authorities to study them thoroughly for designing most
appropriate development schemes.

During his stay in Quang Tri,
President Sang visited Vinh Thach commune which has had a new facelift
since implementing the new rural area building programme.

President
Sang reckoned that the locals’ key role in designing, implementing and
managing infrastructural facilities of their new rural area can make the
outcomes of the new rural area building programme sustainable.

He witnessed donors presenting of 100 cows to poor households in Vinh Thach commune.

Sang
offered incense to war fallen combatants at Truong Son Martyrs
Cemetery, Road 9 National Martyrs Cemetery, and Quang Tri Citadel
Memorial. -VNA

By vivian