Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in Phu Yen (Source: VNA)
Phu Yen (VNA) – Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong held a working session with authorities of central Phu Yen province on May 3, suggesting the locality utilise its strengths in forest and marine economies, and tourism, as well as strengthen connectivity with neighboring provinces of Binh Dinh and Khanh Hoa.

The Party leader hailed the provincial Party Committee for putting the resolution set by the 12 th National Party Congress in place, firstly by devising plans to popularise the resolution from May-September.

Thorough preparations for the elections of deputies to the 14th National Assembly and People’s Councils at all levels for the 2016-2021 tenure have been made, he said.

He hoped that Phu Yen will continue building the Party and political system, with a focus on personnel work which he described as especially crucial.

The Party chief also agreed with suggestions to provide Phu Yen with investment attraction incentives, thereby generating momentum for socio-economic development and national defence-security in the locality in particular, and in the coastal southern central region.

Last year, the local economy grew 9.4 percent, with industry-construction accounting for 36.1 percent, agro-forestry-fisheries 21.9 percent, and services 42 percent.

Its industrial production value reached 3.79 trillion VND (172.2 million USD) in the first quarter of this year, up 8.3 percent year-on-year.

As many as 70 valid projects worth nearly 3 trillion VND (136.3 million USD) and 44 million USD are underway in industrial parks, generating jobs for more than 5,600 workers.

During the first quarter, the province welcomed over 262,000 domestic and foreign visitors, earning more than 260 billion VND (11.8 million USD), up 17 percent.

In the morning of the same day, the Party General Secretary paid a working visit to Son Ha commune, one of the two areas recognised for new rural development in Son Ha district, and offered incense to Nui Nhan memorial in Tuy Hoa city where over 1,400 heroic soldiers are remembered.-VNA