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Hanoi (VNA) - The Prime Minister has asked the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum to focus on synchronously launching measures to improve capacity and quality, expand production scale, enhance agricultural restructuring and striving to make the province become the nation’s key pharmaceuticals region.

The PM requested the province to establish an authority of integrity, action and serving for the people and businesses, improve the business and investment environment, encourage start-up and development of enterprises, tackle difficulties and support businesses and increase the provincial competitiveness to attract more investors, the Vietnam Government Portal (VGP) reported.

He proposed enhancing the application of high-technology, facilitating the development of clean and organic agriculture, attracting more investment in agriculture and concentrating on vocational training for local people, especially the ethnic minority.

Over the past first half of 2018, the province witnessed the economic growth of 7.9 percent, heading to achieve 9.25 percent for the year. 

The Government leader stressed the need to raise the value and sustainably develop the province’s advantageous products, focusing on promoting the pharmacy industry and establishing the national trade mark for Ngoc Ling ginseng.

It is necessary to renew and upgrade the quality of tourist products, accelerate tourism promotion programs and encourage more local people to join in introducing tourism, aiming to make the province become a crucial tourism destination in the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Development Triangle Area.

The PM requested strengthening management in all fields, particularly planning, land, natural resources, environment, exploitation activities of natural resources as well as actively responding to climate change, natural calamity, floods and protecting the environment.

He also asked to improve the local people’s material and spiritual life, ensure social security and sustainably reduce poverty, especially for ethnic minorities. - VNA