Conference reviews Ninh Kieu development as hub of Can Tho hinh anh 1At the event (Source: VNA)
Can Tho (VNA) – The Party Committee of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho held a conference on September 24 reviewing the 2011-2017 implementation of Resolution No.05 on the development of Ninh Kieu district into a metropolis.

Speaking at the event, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Vo Thanh Thong lauded the city’s political system and Ninh Kieu district for gradually turning Ninh Kieu into a political, trade, tourism, service, culture, and education hub of the city.

Thong suggested that the district build synchronous and modern urban transportation infrastructure, as well as improve its services and trade towards making it a safe urban area with a healthy cultural lifestyle.

Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Tran Quoc Trung asked for raising public awareness of the role of Ninh Kieu district in the development process, pooling resources for socio-economic infrastructure, and tapping into the district’s full potential.

While devising a master plan, he suggested that Ninh Kieu should step up its fields of strength with high added-value, such as services, trade, finance, credit, telecommunications, transportation, and insurance.

Further attention should be paid to social welfare, environmental protection, and local livelihood improvement, he said, adding that Ninh Kieu must continue accelerating administrative reform in many fields, build a qualified workforce to meet development demands in a new context, fight corruption and wastefulness, and create a favourable business environment.

According to Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ninh Kieu district Duong Tan Hien, trade-service-tourism now accounts for 70.42 percent of the local economy, followed by industry-construction and handicrafts with over 29 percent.

The rate of poor households was also reduced to 0.7 percent in late 2017.–VNA