Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has extended best wishes to authorities and people of the central Binh Dinh province on the occasion of the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

During his visit to the province on Jan. 16, Trong expressed his delight at the locality’s development, in particular the increasingly improve living conditions of the people and the reduction of poor households, standing at 13.5 percent.

He praised the province for well implementing social welfare policies and timely providing assistance to poor households, the elderly, the disabled and the Agent Orange/dioxin victims.

The same day, Trong visited and congratulated authorities and people of Nhon Loc commune, one of the four model communes on building newly-styled rural areas in Binh Dinh.

Earlier on Jan. 15, Trong visited Quang Trung museum, laid a wreath to Emperor Quang Trung monument and offered incense at Tay Son temple, which is dedicated to three brothers of Tay Son family.

He also visited and presented gifts to poor households and some veterans in the locality./.