The Steering Committee for the Central Highlands region on June 13 worked with Dak Lak province on its socio-economic development in the first half of the year.

Tran Viet Hung, Deputy Head of the committee praised Dak Lak’s achievements, especially in the socio-economic sector, culture and political-system building.

He asked the province to pay more attention to a series of issues in the coming time.

It should reassess its forests and development plans for hydroelectricity plants, Hung said.

Any hydropower project which has great impacts on the natural environment or forest should be cancelled, he stressed.

Hung also requested that the province composes a report on the development of agricultural and forestry projects as soon as possible.

At the meeting, the provincial officials suggested that ministries and agencies continue providing assistance to help it complete unfinished projects, especially those related to agriculture and settlements for nomadic ethnic communities.

Poor households and families living near the poverty line as well as key infrastructure projects in Dak Lak are also in need of central-level assistance, they added.-VNA