Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong visited and extended New Year wishes to local people in Hanoi’s outlying district of Thach That on February 14, the fifth day of the Lunar New Year.

Trong expressed his delight at the district’s rapid industrialisation and urbanisation. Last year, its GDP growth rate was 9 percent, and its economic structure shifted towards more promising fields, with industry and construction reaching 66.8 percent, trade, services and tourism 18.6 percent and agro-forestry-fisheries accounting for 14.6 percent.

He praised the district authorities and residents for actively implementing the Party Resolutions, especially those that see the construction of modern rural areas and Party building.

According to Trong, the district’s socio-economic achievements have helped reduce inflation, stabilise the macro-economy and ensure social welfare as set by the Party.

The Party leader also asked district authorities and residents to enhance solidarity, develop craft villages, industry and services to accelerate industrialisation and modernisation, in combination with protecting the environment, contributing to building a prosperous, modern and civilised Hanoi .

Trong also participated in a tree planting ceremony and visited welfare beneficiary families in the locality.-VNA