Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc works with key officials of Cao Bang province. (Photo VNA)

Cao Bang (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc worked with authorities of the northern border province of Cao Bang on November 24, asking them to seek breakthrough solutions to the locality’s development.

The PM asked Cao Bang to focus on agricultural development, processing and high technology application in production as they are main industries of the locals. He suggested expanding agricultural production in three key pillars: organic and clean production, high technology application in processing, and value chain connection and development of brand name to increase local farm produce value.

Besides, the province needs to pay attention to afforestation and wood processing and exports, while promoting investment in logistic services to improve the export value.

Cao Bang should promote its heritage values and natural landscapes, such as the Non Nuoc global geographical park, to develop tourism, he said.

During the session, the PM, his working delegation, including key officials from ministries and sectors, and local authorities focused on specific measures to realise the implementation of an expressway connecting Tra Linh in Cao Bang with Dong Dang in neighbouring Lang Son province.

The PM agreed in principle to implement the important project, saying that once operational, the 115km expressway will facilitate transport, trade and socio-economic development for Cao Bang, which has a high poor household rate.

On the same day, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited the Cao Bang police. He praised achievements of the local public security force in recent years and called for ensuring security and social order in the new situation. - VNA