Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Phung Quoc Hien (standing) addresses the working session (Photo: VNA)
Ha Nam (VNA) – Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Phung Quoc Hien praised the northern province of Ha Nam for recording higher economic growth than the country’s average in 2016 and the first quarter of 2017 during a working session with the provincial leaderson April 7.

The locality has made a breakthrough in FDI attraction, while launching tourism projects and gaining positive outcomes in building new-styled rural areas, noted Hien, who was on a visit to Ha Nam to evaluate the province’s implementation of the NA’s resolution on socio-economic development plan for 2016 and the first quarter of 2017.

He asked Ha Nam to show better performance in planning, while focusing on developing organic agriculture to provide farm produce for Hanoi, its major market.

The province should also pay greater attention to developing hi-tech industry without affecting the environment, as well as industries serving agriculture and tourism, he suggested.

According to Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Xuan Dong, in the first quarter of 2017, Ha Nam maintained a high growth, with agricultural production value of over 2.29 trillion VND (100.6 million USD), a rise of 4.4 percent over the same period last year, and fulfilling 29.2 percent of the yearly target.

Meanwhile, its industrial production index rose 9.9 percent year-on-year, he said, adding that social policies were effectively implemented, and political security and social safety were ensured.

He proposed the amendment of some legal regulations to support investors, including those related to land use andinvestment registration.

The Ha Nam leaders also asked for more capital support to implement major projects, including Tam Chuc tourism area’s infrastructure building, the hi-tech agriculture area, and the branches of Viet Duc and Bach Mai hospitals.

The province also needs support in making a dossier asking for the Government recognition of the Long Doi Son pagoda in Duy Tien district as a national special relic site.-VNA