Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong (standing) addresses the meeting between the Politburo and Nghe An's officials in Hanoi on March 21 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong asked the central province of Nghe An to address all obstacles to become one of the leading localities in Vietnam during a meeting between the Politburo and local officials in Hanoi on March 21.

The meeting reviewed the five-year implementation of the 11th-tenure Politburo’s Resolution No. 26-NQ/TW on development orientations and tasks for Nghe An until 2020.

Delivering a report at the event, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Nguyen Dac Vinh said the resolution, issued on July 30, 2013, shows the Politburo’s special focus on Nghe An, creating conditions for development opportunities and momentum that match its potential.

The local economy has grown fast and sustainably since then, he said, noting that the gross regional domestic product (GRDP) was estimated at 115.67 trillion VND in 2018, ranking 10th among the 63 provinces and centrally-run cities. The household poverty rate was reduced to 5.54 percent. 

Meanwhile, 218 communes, equal to around 50 percent, had been recognised as new-style rural areas by the end of last year.

Party building and the consolidation of the political system has been enhanced and resulted in many positive outcomes. The political system has been reorganised towards a lean, efficient, and effective apparatus. Activities of local Vietnam Fatherland Front committees and socio-political organisations have also been improved.

However, Vinh admitted, it is hard for Nghe An to achieve its set economic growth, per capita GRDP, and budget revenue targets. Infrastructure, especially in the western areas, has yet to meet the development demand, while some social issues have yet to be resolved in a timely manner.

He also pointed out certain problems in Party building, political system consolidation, and the performance of some local governments.

Highlighting some major targets in the resolution implementation, the official said his province will work harder to develop fast and sustainably so as to deserve its role as an integration and development driver of the north central region.

Addressing the meeting, Party General Secretary and President Trong said in the last five years, Nghe An has made efforts to move forwards, attaining considerable achievements in different fields, including economy, culture, society, and defence-security. He also recognised the strides taken in Party building, political system enhancement, and the new-style rural area building.

Regarding the failure to reach some of the targets set in Resolution No.26-NQ/TW, he attributed it partly to subjective reasons, such as a lack of determination and breakthroughs in leadership, as well as shortcomings in institutions, infrastructure, and human resources.

These causes made Nghe An unable to fully tap into its advantages, he added.

The province boasts a rich history, numerous forest and marine advantages, along with industrious and intelligent people. Therefore, it needs to shows stronger aspirations, capitalise on its traditions and attainments, and overcome difficulties and hindrances to become one of the leading localities in Vietnam, the leader emphasised.

He noted that after this meeting, the Politburo will issue conclusions reviewing the five-year realisation of Resolution No.26-NQ/TW that will also include orientations for further implementation. The Politburo will look back on 10 years of the implementation in 2023. –VNA