Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh and the delegation of the National Assembly deputies of northern Thai Nguyen province on Dec. 29 met with voters in Dinh Hoa district to inform them about the results of the 8 th session of the XIIth National Assembly.

Local voters highly valued the results of the NA sitting, especially the effervescent, democratic and frankly question-and-answer sessions. They asked the Government to pour investment in building Dinh Hoa Safety Zone, where late President Ho Chi Minh, Party and State organs worked from 1947-1954 during the resistance war against the French colonialism, to be a national key tourism complex and preserve historical and cultural value of the area.

On behalf of the Party and State leaders, General Secretary Manh praised efforts in socio-economic development of local Party organisation, authorities and ethnic minority people over the past years and in 2010.

He also pointed out to the district’s weaknesses, including high but unsustainable economic growth rate, low average per-capita income compared to other provinces in the country, slow economic restructuring, and unsatisfactory agricultural development, which has yet matched local potential. The district’s infrastructure like electrical system, roads and irrigation network remained deficient and the rate of poor households still high, he said.

The Party leader stressed that Dinh Hoa needs to work out measures to reach the goals set at the congress of the district’s Party organisation, mobilise all resources for local socio-economic development and educate young generations about the revolutionary tradition.

He said that Thai Nguyen province and Dinh Hoa district need to join hands with other localities in the country to develop tourism, making a momentum for economic development as well as change the way of agricultural production to raise income from husbandry and forestry.

General Secretary Manh also told the local authorities to pay special attention to education and training and vocational training, considering them as breakthrough solutions to human resource development so as to meet the requirement of the local industrialisation and modernisation./.