National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan visits chili farm (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has asked the northern mountainous province of Lang Son to improve its investment environment to attract more investors and focus on upgrading infrastructure, particularly transport, to promote its border economic strength.

The top legislator had a working session with provincial leaders during her visit to the locality on June 20.

Speaking highly of Lang Son’s achievements over the past six months, she urged the province to review its socio-economic development strategy to successfully achieve the targets set in the 16 th provincial Party Congress’s Resolution.

For the rural area building, the NA leader appreciated the locality’s set goal of additional 13 communes recognised as new-style rural areas in 2016, asking it to step up the new-style rural construction and agricultural restructuring at the same time.

According to the province’s report, in the first half of 2016, the local economic growth was maintained, with GDP up 3.64 percent. Budget collection and spending was controlled, while socio-cultural activities received special attention.

Lang Son strives for economic growth of 8-9 percent and average per capita income of 35-36 million VND (1,569-1,614 USD) this year.

The same day, the NA chief also had a working session with leaders of Cao Loc district, which shares a 75km border line with China.

She requested the district to focus on developing the border economy, preventing goods smuggling, and maintaining border security in order to help ensure national security and defence.

Earlier, she visited chili farms of several households in Cao Loc’s Gia Cat commune.-VNA