President Tran Dai Quang presents the Independence Order, first class, to Lao Cai province (Source: VNA)
Lao Cai(VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang has asked authorities of the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai to take synchronous measures to improve growth quality and promote economic development in a more rapid and sustainable manner.

Speaking at a ceremony celebrating Lao Cai’s 110th founding anniversary in Lao Cai city on July 9, the State leader urged the locality to well perform sectorial plans, while improving effectiveness of the use of resources for investment and development.

He stressed the need to focus on economic restructuring in connection with labour restructuring, increase the proportion of service and industry and the productivity of forestry production, and promote the rural economy and new rural development.

He urged the province to develop Sa Pa into a national tourist site.

President Quang said Lao Cai province should pay more attention to human resources development, health care, and education for ethnic minority people, preservation and promotion of ethnic cultures, sustainable poverty reduction, while expanding foreign relations, effectively managing the border line, and defending national sovereignty.

The President stressed the work related to Party and political system building.

On the occasion, the President presented the Independence Order, first class, to Lao Cai, and gave gifts to 30 wounded and sick soldiers and representatives from martyrs’ and policy beneficiary families in the locality.-VNA