The central coastal province of Phu Yen celebrated the 40th anniversary of its liberation with a ceremony on April 1.

Addressing the event, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Dao Tan Loc recalled the province’s liberation day, highlighting the victory in Phu Yen was a milestone towards national reunification.

The province has made strong socio-economic achievements with an annual economic growth over 11.5 percent from 2010 to 2014, he added.

Last year, Phu Yen’s average income per capita reached 29.8 million VND (1,400 USD) and its impoverished household rate decreased to 9.73 percent.

On behalf of the Party, Senior Lieutenant General Ngo Xuan Lich, Chief of the General Department of Politics under the Vietnam People’s Army, lauded Phu Yen’s achievements and contributions to current national development initiatives.

The province should orient itself towards comprehensive and sustainable growth, he said, stressing that Phu Yen holds an important strategic position in the development of the region.-VNA