Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong visited Tieu Can district in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh on March 8 to inspect the locality’s preparations for the Party Congress at all levels.

Located in the west of Tra Vinh, Tieu Can is home to many ethnic groups practising different religions such as Catholicism, Buddhism and Caodaism.

The Party leader toured Tieu Can district’s Phu Can commune where the living standard of farmers has been improved considerably after meeting criteria for new-style rural development. The rate of poor households in the commune dropped from 18.3 percent in 2010 to 4.85 percent in 2014.

He hailed the locality for its socio-economic achievements as well as those recorded in the building of the Party and the political system over the past time.

The Party leader urged Phu Can authorities to thoroughly prepare for the Party Congress at all levels, during which, he said, the locality should draw lessons and point out difficulties and strengths in order to boost development.

Earlier, Party General Secretary Trong laid a wreath and burnt incense at a temple dedicated to President Ho Chi Minh in Long Duc commune, Tra Vinh town.-VNA