PM tours of northern Hai Duong province

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on August 30 urged northern Hai Duong province to fully tap its potentials in industry, service and agriculture for sustainable and strong economic development.
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.

In the reviewed time, Hai Duong recorded year-on-year increases of 20.5 percent in industrial production value, 23.5 percent in service, and 67.2 percent in export turnover.

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.

(Source: VNA)

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