Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets voters in Vinh Bao district, Hai Phong city (Source: VNA)

Hai Phong (VNA)
– Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged Vinh Bao district in the northern port city of Hai Phong to exert all-out efforts to soon become a new-style rural district.

To that end, Vinh Bao should boost high-tech agriculture, encourage businesses to increase their operation in rural areas and pay heed to environmental protection, the PM told local voters on October 5 ahead of the second sitting of the 14th National Assembly scheduled to open on October 20.

He asked the district’s all-level Party Committees and authorities to promote locals’ role in socio-economic development and prioritise education and labour structure shifting.

The leader stressed that agricultural and health insurance is of concern of the National Assembly and the Government.

The Government has also given the green light to the upgrade of major transport infrastructure facilities in order to spur socio-economic development of Vinh Bao and Hai Phong, he said.

Mentioning food safety, the PM underscored the need to identify those mainly responsible for this work, noting that the issue will be under the legislature’s supreme supervision.

In 2016, Hai Phong recorded marked achievements across fields, he said, praising the city as one of the localities growing fastest nationwide, especially in foreign investment attraction.

Hai Phong is the country’s third largest economic centre and the locomotive of the northern region’s economy, the Government leader said.

Briefing the voters on the country’s socio-economic development over the past time, PM Phuc emphasised that the Government has set forth drastic policies to deal with issues of public concern and build a sustainable economy.

The Government has not traded the environment for economic development, turned tourism into an economic spearhead, protected legitimate rights and interests of people and businesses, and removed barriers hindering production and business activities, he said.

At the meeting, voters in Vinh Bao suggested the Government offer more tax incentives, continue to encourage investments and streamline administrative procedures, take more drastic measures to ensure food safety and launch agricultural insurance among farmers to ease their losses caused by natural disasters.

They showed their support for efforts to build an upright and active Government that work for businesses and people.-VNA