Scene at the celebration of the Steering Committee for the Central Highlands' 15th founding anniversary (Photo: VNA)

Gia Lai (VNA) –
The Steering Committee for the Central Highlands held a ceremony to celebrate its 15th founding anniversary on July 17.

Speaking at the event, Chairman of the committee To Lam, who is also Minister of Public Security, said over the past 15 years, remarkable changes have been recorded in the region’s economic growth and security.

He stressed that with a goal toward the regional sustainable development, the steering committee will continue working with relevant ministries, sectors and agencies to capitalise on the region’s potential and strengths and to speed up its international integration.  

Sectors of focus are trade, high-tech agricultural technology, renewable energy, processing industry and tourism, he added.

The Central Highlands region grows more than 10 percent on a yearly average, with agro-forestry-fishery production value increasing about 7 percent annually.

By the end of 2016, income per capita in the region reached nearly 40 million VND (1,760 USD), 13 times higher than the figure for 2001.-VNA