The government leader was on a working visit to Hanoi’s neighbouring Hai Duong province which is part of the northern key economic region.
Talking with the local authorities, PM Dung praised the province’s recent economic achievements, including a GDP growth rate of 11 percent in the first eight months of 2008.
|PM Nguyen Tan Dung (C) works in Hai Duong|
The province has attracted 188 foreign-invested projects valued at 2.1 billion USD in its 10 industrial zones.
It has made a considerable face-lift in both urban and rural areas, with the poverty rate reduced to 13.4 percent.
The PM advised Hai Duong province to take advantages in services, human resource and transport to accelerate its development, urging the local administration to turn bare hills into industrial zones and zones for high-quality and safe agricultural production.
He also asked the local authorities to take drastic solutions to bolster poverty reduction, family planning, environmental pollution and human resource training.