Politburo member and Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh attended the event and presented the Independence Order, first class, to the province.
Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy PM Binh hailed the achievements that the Party, government and people in Cao Bang Province have gained over recent years, particularly the average economic growth rate of over 7% per year.
The province has mobilised numerous resources to effectively take advantage of tourism potentials, change the appearance of rural and urban areas, and improve both the material and spiritual lives of ethnic people, he added.
The Deputy PM asked Cao Bang authorities to make further efforts to take full advantage of its potentials and strengths as well as improve both the material and spiritual lives of the people.
The province should focus on effectively implementing breakthroughs in tourism, trade and services, hi-tech agriculture and forestry, and border economy, he added.
It is also crucial to mobilise resources to consolidate and complete transport infrastructure; promote training of human resources; raise public awareness of environmental protection; and enhance sustainable tourism development, said Deputy PM.
The Politburo member urged the locality to actively improve the investment-business environment to attract more investors, particularly in tourism development and hi-tech agriculture and forestry.
He emphasised the harmony between economic development and other fields, including education, healthcare, culture, and Party building.