Thai Binh (VNA) – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has asked the northern province of Thai Binh to continue stepping up administrative reform and improving business climate to attract more domestic and foreign investors. 

During a working session with the provincial authorities on November 17, the NA Chairwoman lauded the local agricultural sector for achieving a growth of nearly 4 percent, the highest rate since 2011 thanks to its switch to organic farming and value chain production. 

She expressed hope that with a 54km coastline, Thai Binh will pay more attention to the marine-based economy, including fishing and aquaculture. 

The top legislator hailed Thai Binh for its leading role in building new-styled rural areas, with 234 communes (88 percent of the province’s total) and one out of the total seven districts expected to be recognised as new-styled rural areas by the end of this year.

Stressing Thai Binh’s revolutionary traditions and great contributions to the national liberation war, she asked the province to ensure preferential treatment policies for ex-revolutionaries. She also instructed the province to build a strong political system, improve the capacity of Party committees and crack down on corruption. 

The top legislator took note of the provincial authorities’ suggestions, including a pilot project on land accumulation in agriculture to boost commercial-scale production in the sector. 

Thai Binh has achieved and surpassed most targets of this year, with the gross regional domestic product forecast to expand by 10.58 percent and production value up by 12.26 percent annually. It is the three consecutive year the province has achieved a two-digit growth, becoming one of the three localities with the highest growth in the Red River Delta. 

The province ranks 34th out of 63 centrally-controlled cities and provinces nationwide in terms of investment attraction, up 6 places from 2016.-VNA