Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung worked with authorities of the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang on social-economic development and organising Party Committee Congresses at all levels on April 9.

At the meeting, the PM expressed his delight at the province’s economic progress to become one of the leading localities in the region on building new-style rural areas.

The PM also highlighted limitations, such as the scarcity of qualified labourers, limited technical infrastructure and lack of application of science and technology on production in the new stage of development.

He advised the province to take advantage of its strengths in agriculture and livestock breeding by innovating farming techniques to increase income for farmers and develop irrigation systems.

The province’s Party Committee Secretary Huynh Minh Chac said Hau Giang has completed Party Congresses at grassroots levels for 2015-2017 with 22.5 percent new members.

The province has completed 17 of the 19 criteria for social-economic development from 2011-2015 and intends to achieve the two remaining criteria this year, Chac said.-VNA