NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan speaks at a working session with key leaders of Cho Moi district (Source: VNA)
Bac Kan (VNA) – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has suggested the northern mountainous province of Bac Kan pay more heed to tourism development as the locality boasts substantial potential in this field.

During her tour of the province on June 22 to inspect the locality’s socio-economic development, the top legislator said Bac Kan should draw up policies to attract outside investments in tourism infrastructure.

She urged the locality to carefully select priorities in industrial development in tandem with the protection of ecology, water resources and forests, in the context of limited land and human resources.

Besides, more attention should be paid to ensuring social welfare, especially vocational training and job generation for minority ethnics, the chief legislator noted.

The NA Chairwoman hailed Bac Kan for its performance in State budget collection and poverty reduction despite the fact that it is the only mountainous province nationwide with a population of below 500,000. She proposed the locality expand its production scale for local high-quality and competitive products.

Ngan also noted the difficulties for Bac Kan in fulfilling the target of having four communes recognised as new-style rural areas in 2016 and 22 communes for 2016-2020, adding that the NA and the Government will study policies designed specifically for mountainous provinces in extremely difficult circumstances during the implementation of the new-style rural area building programme.

The same day, NA Chairwoman Ngan visited Cho Moi district – an example of new-style rural area building in Bac Kan province, and visited and presented gifts to families rendering great services to the nation in the district and Bac Kan city.-VNA