Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the ceremony (Source: VNA)
Hung Yen (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the northern province of Hung Yen to focus on reforming its administrative system towards a modern, dynamic and effective administration, while improving its business and investment environment.

Attending a ceremony on December 11 to mark the 185th founding anniversary and 20th anniversary of the re-establishment of Hung Yen, the PM said he hopes the province will optimise its advantages and enhance competitiveness for more rapid and sustainable development.

He asked the province to post a provincial competitiveness index equal to the average level of the region in the 2017-2018, while mobilising resources for the building of the socio-economic infrastructure system, promoting production and improving products’ quality, and developing high technology agriculture.

Hung Yen should also pay more attention to human resources development and the application of high technology, while ensuring social security for locals, he said, adding that the province should further boost tourism in line with the conservation and promotion of cultural values.

The PM also requested the locality to strengthen the prevention and combat of corruption and wastefulness, while effectively implementing the Party’s resolution on Party building and Politburo’s direction on strengthening the study and following moral example of President Ho Chi Minh.

Located in the left bank of the Red River and the centre of the northern delta, Hung Yen, also known as Pho Hien, was a busy urban area and a bustling commercial port of the north after the capital city of Hanoi in the 17th century. Its name also attached with the legend of Chu Dong Tu, one of the four immortals of Vietnam.

Hung Yen province was founded in 1831 and re-established in 1997. The province, which has long tradition of patriotism, is home to many famous patriots, including Trieu Quang Phuc, Pham Ngu Lao, Nguyen Thien Thuat and Hoang Hoa Tham.

Realising the Party’s renewal policy, Hung Yen has risen to a locality with economic growth higher than the country’s average. Per capital income of the locality has increased 10 times compared to that in 20 years ago. Its economic structure has changed rapidly towards modernisation and industrialisation. Hung Yen expects to be among 16 localities with highest budget collection in 2017.

On the occasion, PM Phuc presented Independence Order, first class, to the Party Organisation, administration and people of Hung Yen to recognise devotion and contributions of the province to the national construction and defence.-VNA