Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung (Photo: dantocmiennui.vn)
Dak Nong (VNA) – The Central Highlands province of Dak Nong has suggested speeding up the construction of the Nhan Co Aluminum Plant to ensure its completion in 2016 as scheduled.

At a working session with Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung in Dak Nong on August 11, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Le Dien also called for more attention from ministries and centrally-run agencies to the building of several irrigation facilities in the locality in order to cope with climate change, especially drought.

Along with road, railway and airport projects from 2016-2021, the official proposed the Government allocate capital for its migration projects, saying Dak Nong hosts 51,000 unplanned migrants who have yet been helped to settle in, thus affecting the locality’s security and social order maintenance.

According to Dien, the province will focus on creating economic breakthroughs in the next five years, targeting a bauxite-aluminum-spongy iron complex, high-tech agriculture, and tourism.

At the same time, Dak Nong will pour more investments in comprehensive infrastructure construction to serve local socio-economic development, gearing towards an annual growth rate of 9 percent and per capita income of 52 million VND (2,340 USD), he noted.

In reply, Minister Dung urged the province to mobilise other resources, apart from the State budget, especially those from businesses to spur its growth.

Dak Nong should improve its investment climate while sticking to environmental protection and regional connectivity, he suggested.

The minister promised to propose the Prime Minister maintaining mid-and long-term capital for the province, and create the best possible conditions for the implementation of projects in the locality.

Earlier, Dung and his entourage made field trips to the Nhan Co industrial zone, the Dak Nong aluminum electrolysis plant, the Nhan Co aluminum plant and the Gia Nghia irrigation cluster projects in the province.-VNA