Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung stressed that Kien Giang province should take advantages of current policies, or build new ones if needed, to attract infrastructure investment, especially in irrigation systems and traffic facilities for agricultural development.

He made the statement while working with key local leaders on the provincial socio-economic situation on June 24.

PM Dung said the southern province must do its utmost to bring into play its potential in agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, tourism and find dynamic and creative ways to mobilise its sources to serve the provincial development targets for faster and more sustainable growth in the future.

Specifically, he required Kien Giang to continue to focus on promoting agriculture and aquaculture in combination with the processing industry for export.

In addition, Dung noted that the province should pay more attention to social security, health care, education and training development to meet people’s requirements and job consultancy.

Reports showed that the socio-economic situation of Kien Giang province in the first six months of this year has seen positive signals, proven by an increase of 10.1 percent of GDP growth.

The province has implemented the Government’s Resolution 13 to remove difficulties and support businesses, including the exemption and reduction of some taxes with the total amount of 198 billion VND (9.5 million USD).

However, the province admitted shortcomings still existed, including below target export turnover and industrial production.

Previously, PM Dung, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh and some leaders of ministries attended the investment promotion conference in Kien Giang province.

The conference, which introduced the province’s potential, was an opportunity for international and domestic enterprises to find opportunities for investment and cooperation in the province.-VNA