PM urges Nghe An to form scientific complex of national standards hinh anh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the Party Congress of Nghe An province. (Photo: VNA)

Nghe An (VNA) –
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on October 17 urged the central province of Nghe An to form a complex of scientific research and transfer that meets national standards in the next five years, as part of measures to realize the goal of becoming a development hub of the north central region.

Speaking at the 19th provincial Party Congress for 2020-2025 tenure, the leader said Nghe An should work to step up connectivity between economic regions while bringing into full play its own advantages.

PM Phuc required the province to well implement the Prime Minister’s decision on developing Vinh city into the economic and cultural centre of the north central region by 2030, with orientations towards 2030.

He also urged the province to attract and use effectively resources for local socio-economic development, bolster development in its western part, improve living standards in ethnic minority-inhabited and remote areas, especially disadvantaged mountainous localities, and narrow the development gap between the eastern and western parts of the province.

Nghe An should also ensure national defence and security, political stability, social order and safety, and a strong Party and political system in the new tenure, he said.

It was reported at the congress that Nghe An’s gross regional domestic product (GRDP) growth was estimated at 7.84 percent during the 2016-2020 period, and its GRDP per capita is expected to reach 44.34 million VND (1,914 USD) at the end of this year.

Over the past five years, the local agro-forestry-fishery sector expanded about 4.47 percent annually.

Significant progress has also been made in new-style rural area building, industry, construction, maritime economic development, infrastructure, and socio-cultural affairs, according to the report.

However, it said, there still remain shortcomings such as slow sectoral restructuring, unsustainable agricultural development, and failure to attract investment in major industrial projects.

During the 2020-2025 tenue, Nghe An aims to build a pure and strong Party organisation and political system, strengthen the great national unity bloc, optimise its potential and advantages, promote innovation and creativity, and mobilise both internal and external resources for rapid and sustainable development, soon becoming a connection centre of the north central region.

Its GRDP is set to grow at 9.5-10.5 percent in the period, while GRDP per capita is projected to reach about 83 million VND by 2025 and budget collection ranging from 26 trillion-30 trillion VND.

Total social investment in the province would reach 500 trillion VND and urbanisation rate at 36 percent./.