The index of industrial production (IIP) of central Nghe An province was expected to record a year-on-year increase 10.6 percent in the first nine months of 2014, according to the provincial People’s Committee.

Growth was registered in the fields of mining (0.9 percent), processing and manufacturing (12 percent), electricity and gas (3.9 percent) and water supply (9.9 percent).

High consumption of several products such as milk, sugar, clothes and brick also contributed to the IIP rise.

To boost industrial production, local authorities are strengthening measures to help businesses overcome difficulties, such as finding consumption markets, stepping up import-export activities, and spreading the campaign “Vietnamese prioritise using Vietnamese goods”.

The province is also encouraging enterprises to seek solutions to stabilising prices and preventing trade fraud.-VNA