National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung has asked the central coastal province of Binh Dinh to support fishermen to create wealth from the sea when it boasts vast potential for the sea-based economy.

The Chairman had a working session with the provincial authorities after attending the 7th session of the provincial People’s Council on December 10, as part of his business trip to the central coastal provinces.

As one of the five localities in the central key economic zone, Binh Dinh needs to drastically streamline administrative procedures to facilitate investors’ operations, the Chairman stressed.

It needs to do more to address the widening rich-poor gap, inadequate transport infrastructure and a lack of high-quality human resources, and call for local residents’ active participation in building new-style rural areas, he said.

In 2013, Binh Dinh’s GDP was estimated to grow at 8.56 percent and its poor population accounted for 9.78 percent.

In 2014, the province has set to post a GPD growth rate of 8.6 - 9 percent and reduce the population living below the poverty line to 7.94 percent.

During the visit, Chairman Hung visited Nhon Loc commune, An Nhon district and listened to the process of building new-style rural areas.

He presented gifts to families that lost members to the recent floods in Phu Phong town, Tay Son district.-VNA