Prime Minister: Ninh Thuan holds great potential for further growth

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on April 17 pointed out that the south-central province of Ninh Thuan holds great potential to grow further, especially in agriculture, forestry, aquatic products and renewable energy.
(04.17) PM Chinh talked with provincial officials of Ninh Thuan. (Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac)
Prime Minister Chinh talked with provincial officials of Ninh Thuan. (Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac)

At a meeting with local officials as part of his working trip to Ninh Thuan, Chinh held that the province has yet to fully tap such advantages due to limitations in infrastructure, mechanisms and policies, as well as ways to utilise resources.

He asked the locality to continue with the implementation of national target programmes on socio-economic development in ethnic minority-inhabited and mountainous areas, sustainable poverty reduction, and new-style rural area building.

The first tasks lie with the COVID-19 fight and socio-economic recovery and development, the leader stressed.

He urged Ninh Thuan to focus on renewable energy, luxury tourism, high-tech agriculture in combination with processing, urban and maritime economy, the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, cultural preservation and promotion, the improvement of people’s material and spiritual lives, and national defence-security.

Ninh Thuan should create changes in the mindset and have strategic visions to create new momentum to grow more rapidly and sustainably, the PM noted, asking the locality to utilise all resources for development, especially land, workforce and cultural traditions.

It is a must for the province to consolidate its socio-economic infrastructure, particularly infrastructure in transport, irrigation, seaports and information-technology, Chinh said.

Apart from improving workforce quality, Ninh Thuan should step up administrative reform, better its investment environment and engage in digital transformation, according to the leader.

However, he stressed, economic growth should not be made at the expense of social progress, adding that economic development must go in tandem with cultural development, education, health care, environmental protection, and national defence and security.

A day earlier, the PM made fact-finding trips to some socio-economic and national defence establishments after attending a ceremony marking the province's 30th re-establishment anniversary.

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(Source: VNA)