Sunday, 17 Dec 2017

President suggests Ha Nam focus on high-added value industries

Updated at Tuesday, 03 Jan 2017, 09:54
The Hanoitimes - People’s Committee of the Red River Delta province of Ha Nam held a ceremony on January 1 to mark the 20th anniversary of its re-establishment and receive the Independence Order, first class,
President Tran Dai Quang attends the ceremony.
President Tran Dai Quang attends the ceremony.
During the last 20 years after province’s re-establishment, Ha Nam has reached an annual growth of 12 percent. The local gross domestic product (GDP) has exceeded 38 trillion VND (1.65 billion USD) and the average income per capita hit more than 48 million VND, marking a 23-fold increase from 1997. 
Currently, Ha Nam province, which is one of the top 10 localities in term of foreign direct investment attraction, houses 633 valid projects, including 185 foreign-invested ones worth in excess of 5.47 billion USD.
Positive results have also recorded in socio-cultural-sports fields, with cultural, social and humanitarian activities attracting people from all walks of life. 
The locality’s export revenue soared from 3.7 million USD in 1997 to 1.25 billion USD in 2016. The socio-economic infrastructure, trade and services have improved significantly. 
While attending the ceremony, President Tran Dai Quang urged the  Ha Nam province to develop industries of high added value, including agriculture and pharmaceuticals.
The President stressed that Ha Nam should refuse investment projects that pose risk to environment and use backward technology. 
He suggested that the province should attract more investment from developed countries, develop materials zones for the food industry, encourage household businesses to upgrade to firms operating in agriculture, and mobilise resources for new rural construction. 
As Vietnam is entering the period of industrialisation, modernisation and extensive global integration, President Quang required the provincial Party Committee, authorities and people to try their best efforts to successfully realise the resolution adopted by the 19th provincial Party Congress, contributing to the success of the resolution by the 12th National Party Congress. 
The State leader also emphasised that a task crucial to the socio-economic development, and national defence-security is the Party building and rectification, in which, the provincial Party Committee and political system need to be boosted while Party units at the grassroots levels need to improve their leadership. 
On the occasion, President Tran Dai Quang presented the Independence Order, first class, to the the province. It was the second time Ha Nam provine has been honoured with the award.
Translated by Thu Minh
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