Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked Ca Mau, the southernmost province, to boost shrimp farming on the industrial scale to at least 20,000 ha of water surface to better cash in on its fisheries potential.

The Government leader also told provincial leaders, during his visit on August 17, to intensify investment in the transport infrastructure and irrigation network to ensure sustainable agricultural development

“Ca Mau should focus on education and healthcare as well as speed up the currently slow tempo of capital disbursements,” Dung emphasised.

He pledged to consider the province’s proposals and make final decisions as soon as possible to help it overcome difficulties.

The Government leader also stopped at the Ca Mau Gas, Electricity and Fertiliser Industrial Zone where he seemed satisfied with the early operation of two electricity plants.

“The two power plants have made a considerable contribution to the national energy strategy and helped the nation overcome a power shortage in the recent past,” he said.

He called for greater efforts to be made to speed up the construction of the nitrogenous fertiliser factory, as well as caring for the social welfare of the local population.

The Prime Minister urged the project investor, the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group, commonly known as PetroVietnam, to pay attention to promoting employment, especially for those young people of working age from over 220 families displaced by the project./.