The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Vietnam held a working session with the Standing Board of the Party Committee of central Thua Thien-Hue province in Hanoi on July 10 to review the five-year implementation of its Conclusion 48 on developing the province and Hue city till 2020.

In Conclusion 48, the Political Bureau asserted the special position and role of Thua Thien-Hue, agreeing that the locality will be developed into a centrally-run city that acts as a centre of the central region and one of the hubs for culture, tourism, science-technology, specialised health services, and top-grade education-training in the country.

Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Nguyen Ngoc Thien reported to Politburo members that during 2009-2013, the local economy grew over 10.2 percent annually and GDP per capita saw a 1.77 fold rise.

Thua Thien-Hue has capitalised on its position as a prominent cultural centre, especially the Hue imperial capital, to turn itself into a festival-driven city.

The province has heavily invested in modernising its specialised hospitals as well as healthcare networks to serve people across the central region and beyond.

Education and training have covered multiple fields, producing a contingent of high-quality human resources for the central region and the whole nation.

On behalf of the Political Bureau, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong spoke highly of the pro-activeness and serious implementation of Conclusion 48 by Thua Thien-Hue and government ministries and central agencies.

He agreed that the province has made visible, comprehensive changes, especially in economy. “Thua Thien-Hue is fully aware of combining economic development and protecting cultural heritage and the environment.”

The province has maintained unity in its political system and developed a strong Party line-up to create a driving force to move forward, the Party chief stressed.

However, Thua Thien-Hue should adopt bolder breakthroughs to fully tap its potential in cultural tourism, services and sea-borne economy to enlarge its economic scope, thus further improving local people’s living standards, he stated.-VNA