PM urges Quang Binh to prioritise tourism

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc laid stress on the significance of tourism for socio-economic development in the central province of Quang Binh during a meeting with the locality on August 26.

PM Phuc visits waste treatment, biogas and organic fertiliser plant in Quang Binh on August 26. (Photo: VNA)

PM Phuc visits waste treatment, biogas and organic fertiliser plant in Quang Binh on August 26. (Photo: VNA)

Praising achievements made by the province in the past year, PM Phuc urged the locality to pay due attention to sustainable development of tourism which will help create jobs and increase local budget.

Preservation of local culture, and greater efforts to eradicate poverty and improve living conditions should be made in tandem, he underlined.

PM Phuc said that in just one year, the province has demonstrated high resolve to attract investment, renew the way of thinking and apply new measures to boost development. In addition, its social order and security have been improved.

A report by the province at the meeting said it had enjoyed robust socio-economic development in the first half of the year, with the Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) growth reached 6.29 percent.

The production value of agriculture, forestry and fishery increased by 4.3 percent, while industry and service posted rises of 6.9 percent and 6.8 percent, respectively. 

In particular, the fishery sector made a good recovery after the Formosa-related environmental incident, with total fishing catches of 34,145 tonnes, up 12 percent as compared to the same time last year.

During the period, the province welcomed 1.83 million visitors, a year-on-year hike of 16.3 percent.

The Government leader also hailed efforts made by local people and authorities in overcoming damages caused by natural disasters and environmental impacts.

Earlier, he visited the plant of waste treatment and production of biogas and organic mineral fertiliser in Bo Trach district.

The plant was built at a cost of nearly 1.4 trillion VND and started operation in March. It has a capacity to treat 245 tonnes of domestic garbage per day, generate 10MW of electricity, produce 10,000 tonnes of mineral fertiliser per year.

Working with the plant’s leaders, PM Phuc stressed that protection of rural environment should be given focus, adding that equipped with advanced technologies, the plant will help tackle waste classification in the locality.

He ordered the provincial leaders to continue support for the plant’s operation while asking the Ministry of Science and Technology and relevant ministries and branches to make evaluation on the plant’s technological and environmental standards as well as production chain to decide whether its electricity can be connected with the national grid.

On August 27, the Prime Minister is scheduled to attend the province’s investment promotion conference with the participation of 500 delegates who are leaders of ministries, sectors and localities, economic experts, and domestic and foreign investors.


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