Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has asked the central province of Ha Tinh to be cautious about a “hot development trap” to secure a sustainable socio-economic development.

“The province should pay attention to providing vocational training for farmers, speeding up site clearance for economic and industrial zones, as well as improving businesses’ management capacity,” he said while working with the provincial authorities on April 28.

The province needs to do more in the new-style rural building programme as only seven of its communes have met the set criteria, he said.

It also needs to take drastic measures to slash the number of poor households in the coming time, he stressed.

The Party chief also urged Ha Tinh to focus on strengthening Party line-up and the political system, and seriously implementing the Party Central Committee’s resolutions.

The province should define its concrete development orientations for its future prosperity, he said.

According to Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Nguyen Thanh Binh, during the 2011-2013 period, Ha Tinh recorded an average annual economic growth of 14.8 percent and a per capita income of 24 million VND (1,140 USD).

Earlier, Trong paid tribute to the late Party General Secretaries Tran Phu and Ha Huy Tap in Tung Anh and Cam Hung communes.-VNA