Bac Lieu should focus on spearheads for further development: PM hinh anh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (centre) speaks at the working session (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu should focus on its “spearheads” and review the building of the new-style rural areas to make it more people-oriented and develop well, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on February 26.

Speaking at a working session in Hanoi with key leaders of the province, PM Phuc also stressed that the province needs to develop quality rice strains and develop the agriculture model of the combination of the intensive cultivation of rice and shrimp which is its comparative advantage.

For major projects in the locality, the leader ordered local authorities to quickly implement them and develop industrial zones so as to accelerate the shift of its economic structure, with attention paid to the protection of the environment.

Regarding those on local and regional infrastructure projects, he asked the Ministry of Transport to announce the zoning for the development of road, railway, and waterway, as well as to prioritise important ones. The socialisation of the resources, especially private investment, must be put into consideration, the leader stressed.

Besides, advantages in tourism must also be utilised to contribute to the development of the locality, PM Phuc added.

Also at the session, he gave his ideas on proposals by the province and asked ministries to help Bac Lieu untangle the knots for the local socio-economic development in the time to come.

For their part, Bac Lieu leading officials asked for the PM’s support so as to build and realise a project on the inter-subregion economic development on the Ca Mau peninsular. They called for the implementation of projects on building key roads that can help accelerate the regional connectivity.

Besides, officials also asked for support to the clean energy projects in the province which are expected to turn Bac Lieu into one of the country’s centres in this field./.