PM discusses measures to tackle salt intrusion with Soc Trang leaders
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc discussed with
leaders of the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang about measures to tackle
saltwater intrusion in the region during a teleconference on March 25.
At the meeting (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime
Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc discussed with leaders of the Mekong
Delta province of Soc Trang about measures to tackle saltwater intrusion
in the region during a teleconference on March 25.
Speaking at the event, PM Phuc lauded the provincial authorities for
effectively fighting COVID-19 and saltwater
intrusion, adding that though being one of the provinces hardest hit by
salt intrusion, Soc Trang suffers less damage than others.
He also hailed the province for its high economic growth last year and being
one of the five localities with the highest rice output.
The leader also informed that the upcoming national conference will look
into dealing with difficulties in production and trade, public capital
disbursement, social welfare amid unemployment, and social safety and order.
He suggested that Soc Trang should seek necessary advantages, especially in
agro-forestry-fisheries and services in tandem with improving business
The PM noted that the province needs to pool all possible resources to fight
COVID-19 – the top important task, followed by socio-economic development.
Towards the goal of turning Soc Trang into a prosperous province in the
Mekong Delta, he suggested focusing on fighting saltwater intrusion,
accelerating public capital disbursement and encouraging innovation and
He also called on the province to triple the number of businesses to nearly
8,000 by 2021.
Last year, Soc Trang met and surpassed all 20 socio-economic targets, and
its economy grew by 7.3 percent, a record since 2015./.