Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the statement at a working session on Sept. 2 with key officials in the central province on socio-economic development and a Politburo decision on turning Thua Thien-Hue into a centrally-run city.
He instructed the province to build mechanisms to mobilise resources for urban infrastructure development, especially the transport system, as well as pay attention to developing a new style of rural area, culture, education and training and health services.
The PM also asked provincial officials to focus on easing difficulties in agricultural production, business and production promotion, while maintaining market price stability.
PM Dung hailed efforts of the Party organisation, authorities and people of Thua Thien Hue with encouraging achievements in many areas, including high per capita income and poverty reduction.
The province needed to review its plan to effectively implement the Politburo’s decision on construction and development of Thua Thien-Hue province and Hue urban city by 2020, he said.
Thua Thien-Hue would become one of the country’s hubs of culture, tourism, science and technology, health and education and training.
In the first eight months of this year, the province continued to register economic growth, keeping the economic restructuring programme on track. Its total retail sale and service turnover rose 22.2 percent over the same period last year; exports were up 53.8 percent and industrial production was up 12.45 percent. The number of foreign tourists to the imperial city of Hue increased 6.2 percent in the reviewed period.
This year, the province was expected to register an average per capita income of 1,300 USD, reduce the poor household rate to 9.16 percent and generate jobs for 16,500 local people, with a trained worker proportion of 44 percent.
Also the same day, Prime Minister Dung offered incense to commemorate martyrs at the Chin Ham historic relic site in Hue city.
Later that day, he inspected the Bach Ho bridge project, spanning the Huong river in the city.