NA Chairwoman visits Con Dao ahead of Martyrs’ Day hinh anh 1 National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan at the event (Source: VNA) 
Ba Ria – Vung Tau (VNA) – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan hailed Con Dao district in the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau for ensuring social welfares for ex-revolutionaries during a working session with local authorities on July 15.

The NA leader said she is pleased to see that more visitors are travelling to Con Dao – a special national relic site with vast forest coverage, clean marine environment and 16 islets in the southeast.

Con Dao should focus on infrastructure development to facilitate people’s travel and boost tourism, she said, promising to convey the district’s proposal on upgrading Co Ong airport and increasing daily flight frequency to the Transport Ministry.

The top legislator asked the district Party Committee and authorities to follow the province’s Resolution on socio-economic development, with priority given to improving educational quality.

In the long term, the district should develop human resources by offering more foreign languages training to students and developing tourism and high-quality agriculture.

The district authorities reported that Con Dao achieved and surpassed half of the yearly plan in the first six months, notably the tourism sector which earned 534 billion VND (23.21 million USD), or nearly 66 percent of its target and the State budget which met roughly 61 percent of its plan.

The same day, the NA Chairwoman paid floral tribute to martyrs and patriots in the Hang Duong Cemetery on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Day of Invalids and Martyrs (July 27).

She offered incense at the tombs of late Party General Secretary Le Hong Phong, patriot Nguyen An Ninh, and heroes of the people’s armed forces Luu Chi Hieu and Vo Thi Sau.

Con Dao prison accommodated more than 20,000 prisoners throughout its 113 years.

Among 1,921 graves of martyrs in the Hang Duong Cemetery, more than 700 ones have had their names and native lands identified.

During her stay, Ngan also called at Phu Hai prison and Con Dao relic museum, and presented gifts to families of war heroes.-VNA