PM works with leaders of Cao Bang hinh anh 1At the meeting (Source: VNA)
Cao Bang (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on November 15 worked with key leaders of the northern border province of Cao Bang on the local socio-economic situation in 2021 and futrue development orientations.

Tran Hong Minh, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, reported that despite difficulties brought about by COVID-19, the locality has still made important achievements in all fields in the first 10 months, with gross regional domestic product (GRDP) growth reaching 4.1 percent, industrial and handicraft production value rising 11.7 percent, and import-export turnover increasing 32 percent year on year.

Its budget collection has reached over 1.36 trillion VND, equivalent to 94 percent of the estimate, while the disbursement of public investment hit 41 percent of the plan.

Particularly, as of November 11, the locality had recorded only four COVID-19 cases, all quarantined right upon arrival in the province, said Minh.

Addressing the working session, PM Chinh lauded Cao Bang’s performance in all fields, reminding the province to continue paying great attention to Party building and the construction of the political system, while continuing to apply measures to prevent COVID-19 spreading.

He asked Cao Bang to focus on completing planning schemes to optimise its potential and advantages for socio-economic development, with special attention to the expansion of border gate economy and tourism.

He requested the province to review all projects using public investment, cutting capital from ineffective projects for more effective and feasible ones, and focusing resources on the construction of highways in the locality.

Responding to Cao Bang’s proposals, he agreed on the construction of the Dong Dang-Tra Linh Expressway in the public-private partnership (PPP) form. He asked relevant ministries and sectors to support Cao Bang in implementing the project, while assisting the province in ensuring social welfare, especially in ethnic minority-inhabited areas, striving to help 6,602 households living in temporary and dilapidated houses to welcome the Lunar New Year festival in new houses.

Following the session, PM Chinh presented 5 billion VND to Cao Bang to build houses for policy beneficiaries and poor households.

Earlier on the day, he joined the National Great Unity Festival in Truong Ha commune, Ha Quang district and visited Trung Khanh district as well as a number of destinations in Cao Bang./.