Bac Lieu enjoys 12 percent growth in 2014

The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu has seen good results in the implementation of its socio-economic goals for this year, with its economic growth likely to reach 12 percent, said a senior provincial leader.
The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu has seen good results in the implementation of its socio-economic goals for this year, with its economic growth likely to reach 12 percent, said a senior provincial leader.

The province’s economic structure has been transformed with higher proportions of industry and service sector, said Chairman of the provincial Party Committee Vo Van Dung during the committee’s meeting on December 2.

Currently, industry-construction contributes 24.71 percent to the province’s total GDP, while services make up 25.59 percent and agriculture, 49.70 percent, he noted.

Meanwhile, important economic indices of the locality also exceed the set targets, with food production surpassing 1 million tonnes, 3 percent higher than expected, seafood output hitting 208,000 tonnes, equivalent to 101 percent of the plan, and export turnover reaching 430 million USD or 107 percent of the plan, said Dung.

Per capita GDP was raised to 39.33 million VND per year, while 97 percent of local households have access to the electricity grid.

Besides, four communes of Bac Lieu completed all 19 criteria of the new-style rural area building programme, while other 6 communes fulfilling 15-18 criteria, he added.

In particular, the investment environment of the locality has been improved, attracting many investors.

During the meeting, participants agreed to make tourism a key economic sector of the locality in the time to come.-VNA

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