Lang Son asked to fully tap economic potential hinh anh 1President Tran Dai Quang (R) presents a President Ho Chi Minh portrait to Lang Son authorities at the ceremony (Source: VNA)
Lang Son (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang has urged the northern mountainous province of Lang Son to fully tap its potential and strengths to further develop border trade, services, tourism, agro-forestry and rural economy.

Addressing a ceremony to mark the 185 th anniversary of the province’s establishment (November 4, 1831-2016) in Lang Son city on November 4, the State leader suggested the locality pay attention to applying science and technology in production, protecting the environment and minimising negative impacts caused by natural disasters and climate change.

While congratulating Lang Son on its recent achievements, President Quang asked the local authorities to focus on developing the Dong Dang-Lang Son Border Gate Economic Zone with a view to turning the province into a service centre in the northeast sub-region.

Lang Son should work harder to soon realise its poverty reduction goals and ensure social security while firmly safeguarding national sovereignty and border security, he stressed.

Located in the nation’s northern gateway, Lang Son boasts its long lasting history and culture. Its name “Lang Son” first appeared in a royal ordinance issued by King Minh Menh of the Nguyen Dynasty on November 4, 1831.

It holds a strategic position in socio-economic development, security-defence and foreign affairs of the nation.

According to the province’s report, the local economy grew 3.64 percent in the first half of 2016. Lang Son strives for an economic growth of 8-9 percent and average per capita income of 35-36 million VND (1,569-1,614 USD) this year.-VNA