National Assembly Vice Chairman works with Thai Binh

Thursday, 2017-08-24 11:08:37
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NA Vice Chairman Phung Quoc Hien speaks at the session. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO - A working delegation of the National Assembly (NA) led by NA Vice Chairman Phung Quoc Hien held a working session with the People’s Committee of the northern province of Thai Binh on August 23.

The session focused on socio-economic development in the province, State budget collection as it relates to the first six months, the implementation of the medium-term public investment plan for the 2016-2020 period, the national target programme on building new-styled rural areas, and the National Target Programme on Sustainable Poverty Reduction for 2016-2020.

Speaking at the meeting, NA Vice Chairman Phung Quoc Hien praised Thai Binh for obtaining encouraging results in the past time. The province’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate reached 8.57% in the first half of 2017, higher than the national average. Total local budget collection reached 92% of the estimates. Currently, 100% of administrative procedures are implemented at the two-level public administrative centre (province and district), which helped cut more than 13% of administrative procedures and shortened over 30% of the processing time.

The NA Vice Chairman asked the province to pay attention to the economic growth at the same time in order to ensure environmental protection.

He suggested Thai Binh focus on developing aquatic farming and catching as well as reform public investment and services so as to encourage the involvement of more businesses and investors in agricultural development.

He additionally noted that the transformation of the province’s economic structure has been strong, major projects have been implemented on schedule and numerous models of agricultural production have been effectively utilised while the livelihoods of local people have been improved.

Vice Chairman Hien also asked Thai Binh to speed up administrative reforms, develop infrastructure and policies to attract more investment.