Vice President visits Soc Trang province

Wednesday, 2018-08-08 07:51:54
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NDO/VNA - Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh on August 7 asked the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang to pay attention to promoting Party and administration building and administrative reform, and ensuring security and order.

During a working session with provincial officials, the Vice President also urged the local authorities to do well the work related religions, the promotion of great national unity, and social welfare in the coming time.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Van Chuyen briefed Thinh on Soc Trang’s socio-economic development achievements in the first six months of 2018.

The locality’s economic growth hit 6.11 percent in the period, with the industrial production value reaching VND 12.3 trillion, up 7 percent year-on-year.

Export turnover was US$390 million, 23 percent higher than that of the same period last year.

The province’s State budget collection stood at over VND 2 trillion and about over 19,000 jobs were generated for local labourers.

Soc Trang has attracted nearly 50 domestic and foreign investors with total registered capital hitting VND 123 trillion in the period, while over 60 other investors have registered to implement 72 projects in the locality.

The province also successfully held an investment promotion and startup conference in 2018, he added.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Van Chuyen asked for support from the State to the locality in adapting to climate change, building transport infrastructure and seaports, and in education-training development.

Speaking highly of the local authorities’ efforts and achievements, Vice President Thinh said she will recommend the Government, ministries and sectord to prioritize investment capital for Soc Trang in the above-mentioned fields.

During her visit, Vice President Thinh and a number of donors presented three houses, 200 sholarships and gifts totaling over VND 400 million to disadvantaged households and students in the locality.