Party chief underscores resources for Can Tho development

Thursday, 2016-09-15 22:49:34
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Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong speaks at the meeting.
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NDO/VNA—Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong underscored the importance of human and material resources for development during a working session in Hanoi on September 15 with the standing board of the Party Committee of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.

The session mulled over the ten-year implementation of the Ninth Politburo’s Resolution on developing Can Tho City during the industrialisation and modernization period.

The Party leader asked Can Tho to continue restructuring its economy and renewing its growth model with top priority being given to the service sector, while simultaneously developing high-quality industry and high-tech agriculture.

Between now and 2020, Can Tho needs to rally all possible resources and seek new momentum for growth to live up to its reputation as a socioeconomic hub and a driver of the economy of the Mekong Delta Region, he said.

He suggested Can Tho take the lead in further upgrading transport infrastructure to strengthen regional connectivity and attract tourists, and improve its business climate by hastening administrative reforms.

To that end, workforce training was a must, he stressed, adding that Party members and officials needed to abide by the resolution on party-building adopted at the fourth plenum of the 11th National Party Congress.

The Politburo discussed Can Tho’s development targets and tasks, as well as its proposals.

Over the past ten years, the city’s economy has grown 13.98% annually on average. Its gross domestic product per capita amounts to US$3,636 per year, while its proportion of poor households has been reduced to 1.71%.

Social welfare has been ensured and the party-building has yielded positive results.