State President Truong Tan Sang paid a special visit to Phuoc Tien Commune in Bac Ai District in the central coastal province of Ninh Thuan on April 21.
The people of this region have contributed much to the revolutionary cause during the two wars against French colonialists and US imperialists, with Phuoc Tien being a guerilla base.
For their great contribution to the nation’s struggle against foreign invaders, the officials and people of this area were honoured with the title ‘Heroes of People’s Armed Forces’.
President Sang praised the efforts made by the leaders and people of Phuoc Tien in creating a new rural model and said he believed that the commune will make many more great achievements in the future.
Phuoc Tien is a mountainous commune located in the west of Bac Ai District, and home to seven ethnic groups. People here have responded well to the government campaign to create new rural models, and have as a result improved their living conditions significantly.
The President said that he hopes that local people will take the initiative and apply new technologies in farming and combine production with trade and services.
He asked the local authorities to pay more attention to the families under policy benefits, while helping the local people to raise productivity.
President Sang also surveyed the ongoing work of the Phu Tho-Mui Dinh coastal road and the preparatory work of constructing the nuclear electricity power reactor factory in Vinh Truong Village in Phuoc Dinh Commune of Thuan Nam District.