The Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong was impressed with the socio-economic achievements of Chinese hamlet Da Ying Cun in Yuxi city in Yunnan province, which he visited on the last day of his four-day official visit to China.

After being introduced to the 600-year history of Da Ying Cun, its production and land management models, methods of mobilising financial resources, income allocation and social welfare, General Secretary Trong hailed Da Ying Cun, which has a total area of 2.6 sq. km and over 5,000 residents, as a strong model of rural industrialisation, modernisation and urbanisation.

The hamlet has eight large-scale cooperatives and its total economic production value reached 8.7 billion CNY (1.4 billion USD) in 2014, with per capita income at 25,000 CHY (4,024 USD). It is dubbed The First Village in Yunnan.

As part of the Party leader’s visit, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh and some senior officials toured two top enterprises in Yunnan: the Kunming Steel Corporation and the Yunnan Grid Company.

Deputy PM Minh appreciated the Kunming Steel Corporation’s investment in the Vietnam-China Metallurgy and Mineral Company in Vietnam’s northern mountainous province of Lao Cai.

At the Yunnan Grid Company, Deputy PM Minh said Vietnam welcomed Chinese companies to invest in Vietnam.

As of the end of 2014, the Yunnan Grid Company had provided 2 billion kWh of electricity for Vietnam. It has also invested in several power plant and infrastructure projects in Vietnam.-VNA