National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung met with ethnic minority voters in Truong Ha commune, Ha Quang district in the mountainous northern province of Cao Bang, to inquire into the outcomes of the campaign to build new rural areas in the commune.

Chairman Hung instructed the provincial and district leaders to promptly solve problems in transport, irrigation, fresh water supply, sanitation and healthcare in the commune, and create favourable conditions for local people to develop farming and husbandry.

He suggested agricultural experts, who accompanied him during the trip, work with local authorities to provide ethnic minority groups with plant and animal varieties suitable for the area’s conditions.

The National Assembly Chairman also asked local authorities to promote their role in socio-economic development to help poor households improve their lives.

Truong Ha commune is home to three main ethnic groups of Tay , Nung and Mong. Around 15.2 percent of households in the commune are classified as poor, and the average income of residents is only 8.5 million VND per year.

Earlier the same day, Hung offered incense to President Ho Chi Minh at the historical site of Pac Po, where the late President lived shortly after he returned from abroad to guide the Vietnamese revolution. He also visited and presented gifts to teachers and students at Pac Bo Secondary School.-VNA