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Phu Tho ranks 2nd among 14 midland and mountainous Northern provinces

Tuesday, 2019-07-23 23:44:24
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PTO - On the morning of July 23rd, at the Provincial Center Conference, the Provincial Party Committee held a conference to review the 15-year implementation of Resolution No. 37 by the Politburo on the direction for socio-economic development and national security in the northern midland and mountainous areas by 2020.

Speaking at the opening of the conference, Mr. Bui Van Quang, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee and Chairman of Phu Tho Provincial People's Committee affirmed that Northern midland and mountainous region is particularly important strategic area for socio – economy, defense, security and foreign affair of the country. Building this region for a comprehensively strong is the requirement and aspiration of people in the region and also an important task for the socio-economic and security - defense development of the country.


After 15 years of implementing Resolution 37, Phu Tho has made important developments, the average economic growth rate in the period of 2004-2018 reached 8.77%; gross regional domestic product (GRDP) at current prices increased by 7 times from over VND8.1 trillion in 2004 to over VND57.3 trillion in 2018; GRDP per capita increased by 6.5 times, from VND6.3 million in 2004 to VND40.8 million in 2018 ... Phu Tho ranks 2nd among 14 midland and mountainous Northern provinces in term of the evaluation criteria for development.

Addressing at the conference, Mr. Nguyen Van Binh, Politburo member, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission highly appreciated the responsibility of the province in implementing Resolution 37, especially achieving and exceeding the basic targets. He also affirmed Phu Tho had more advantages for socio-economic development than other provinces in the region thanks to its convenient transportation system. Therefore, in the coming time, Phu Tho must be determined to become an economic, cultural, social, health, educational center of the Northern midland and mountainous region, in accordance with the position of the ancestral land. To achieve that goal, Phu Tho needs to boost investment, mobilize resources from society to build infrastructure and attract investment.


Wrapping up the conference, Mr. Bui Minh Chau, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee thanked the comments and suggestions of Mr. Binh and affirmed, in the coming time, Phu Tho would continue to promote the activeness of the whole political system, the solidarity of ethnic groups in the province to continue implementing  targets of socio-economic development and building the stronger ancestral land.


Phan Cuong