Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on June 10th asked
the central province of Thua Thien Hue to mobilise all resources for
infrastructure projects in order to speed up local development.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the meeting.
At a working session with provincial leaders in
Hanoi, the PM pointed out that the efficiency of public administration of
Thua Thien Hue has yet to match its position as one of the leading
localities in administrative reform.
He asked the province to review its planning to meet
new development requirements, saying the work should go in tandem with
cultural development and the improvement of locals’ living standards.
Besides, more attention should be paid to personnel
training and education in service of economic and tourism development, he
said, stressing the need to increase English teaching in the community.
PM Phuc urged the province to complete the project
reviewing the ten-year implementation of the Politburo’s Conclusion No.
48-KL/TW on building and developing Thua Thien Hue and Hue city by 2020, and
submit it to the Politburo in the third quarter of this year.
The province was also asked to lead the campaign
against plastic waste and improve public health.
The PM assigned ministries and agencies to make it
easier for Thua Thien Hue to implement some major socio-economic project.
He lauded the locality for its socio-economic
achievements in the first five months of this year, with budget collection
reaching nearly VND3.24 trillion (USD139.32), up 17 percent year-on-year,
and gross regional domestic product (GRDP) increasing 6.87 percent over the
same period last year.
Of note, the tourism and service sector’s growth
expanded by 6.37 percent. The number of holiday-makers to the locality
during the reviewed period exceeded 2.1 million, and turnover from the
tourism sector hit more than VND1.93 trillion (USD82.99 million),
representing a year-on-year rise of 1.7 percent.
Thua Thien Hue has the lowest rich-poor gap in the
north central region./.