The Steering Committee for the Central Highlands on June 18 worked with Gia Lai province’s authorities on the locality’s socio-economic development and security, aiming to resolve difficulties in implementing the set regional and local development goals.

At the session, Tran Viet Hung, the Permanent Deputy Head of the Steering Committee, stressed that the province has basically completed the development plans with the fastest state-budget collection progress and the most effective educational activities in the region.

It also saw positive changes in political security, successfully settling land conflicts and gaining ethnic minority groups’ trust in the leadership of the authorities, he said.

Hung acknowledged the local authorities’ proposal and requests to prioritise the implementation of national goals and programmes and review the locality’s investment portfolio. He added that the Steering Committee will coordinate with central ministries and agencies to help local people resolve current difficulties.

During the working session, Hung asked provincial leaders to examine the hydropower plants in the locality, support companies to overcome difficulties, and soon implement the province’s credit package recently pledged by the Bank of Development and Investment of Vietnam (BIDV).

Gia Lai, one of five provinces in the Central Highlands, is home to various ethnic minority groups. It is famous for its diverse and traditional culture, rich natural resources and favourable conditions to develop agriculture and build hydropower plants.-VNA