Nghe An province must strive to become a leading locality: President
Hanoi (VNA) – Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong asked the
central province of Nghe An to address all obstacles to become one of the
leading localities in Vietnam during a meeting between the Politburo and local
officials in Hanoi on March 21.
Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong (standing) addresses
the meeting between the Politburo and Nghe An's officials in Hanoi on March 21
The meeting reviewed the five-year implementation of the 11th-tenure Politburo’s
Resolution No. 26-NQ/TW on development orientations and tasks for Nghe An until
Delivering a report at the event, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee
Nguyen Dac Vinh said the resolution, issued on July 30, 2013, shows the
Politburo’s special focus on Nghe An, creating conditions for development
opportunities and momentum that match its potential.
The local economy has grown fast and sustainably since then, he said, noting
that the gross regional domestic product (GRDP) was estimated at 115.67 trillion
VND in 2018, ranking 10th among the 63 provinces and centrally-run cities. The
household poverty rate was reduced to 5.54 percent.
Meanwhile, 218 communes, equal to around 50 percent, had been recognised as
new-style rural areas by the end of last year.
Party building and the consolidation of the political system has been enhanced
and resulted in many positive outcomes. The political system has been
reorganised towards a lean, efficient, and effective apparatus. Activities of
local Vietnam Fatherland Front committees and socio-political organisations have
also been improved.
However, Vinh admitted, it is hard for Nghe An to achieve its set economic
growth, per capita GRDP, and budget revenue targets. Infrastructure, especially
in the western areas, has yet to meet the development demand, while some social
issues have yet to be resolved in a timely manner.
He also pointed out certain problems in Party building, political system
consolidation, and the performance of some local governments.
Highlighting some major targets in the resolution implementation, the official
said his province will work harder to develop fast and sustainably so as to
deserve its role as an integration and development driver of the north central
Addressing the meeting, Party General Secretary and President Trong said in the
last five years, Nghe An has made efforts to move forwards, attaining
considerable achievements in different fields, including economy, culture,
society, and defence-security. He also recognised the strides taken in Party
building, political system enhancement, and the new-style rural area building.
Regarding the failure to reach some of the targets set in Resolution
No.26-NQ/TW, he attributed it partly to subjective reasons, such as a lack of
determination and breakthroughs in leadership, as well as shortcomings in
institutions, infrastructure, and human resources.
These causes made Nghe An unable to fully tap into its advantages, he added.
The province boasts a rich history, numerous forest and marine advantages, along
with industrious and intelligent people. Therefore, it needs to shows stronger
aspirations, capitalise on its traditions and attainments, and overcome
difficulties and hindrances to become one of the leading localities in Vietnam,
the leader emphasised.
He noted that after this meeting, the Politburo will issue conclusions reviewing
the five-year realisation of Resolution No.26-NQ/TW that will also include
orientations for further implementation. The Politburo will look back on 10
years of the implementation in 2023. –VNA