State President Truong Tan Sang made a fact-finding tour to the northern province of Thai Nguyen on July 6-7 to examine the local social-economic situation.

He commended the province on keeping up its achievements in the field of agriculture such as building trade marks for some local farm produce, adding that Thai Nguyen should seize the chances offered by the increasing flow of investment into agriculture at present.

The President also recognised the local efforts in land management, environmental pollution mitigation, and investment attraction.

He said Thai Nguyen, which was the main revolutionary base during the resistance war, has advantages to promote tourism and develop a major education-training centre in the northern region.

The provincial authorities proposed that the government assists the province in infrastructure, particularly transport, to help it grow into an economic hub of the northern region.

During his working tour, the State leader inspected the implementation progress of an investment project by Samsung group in Thai Nguyen. The Samsung factory in Thai Nguyen employs 57,000 workers and produced more than 10 million mobile phone parts in the first six months of the year, earning 6.2 billion USD from exports.

On the occasion, President Sang presented the Friendship Order to CEO of the Samsung Electronics Vietnam Thai Nguyen (SEVT) Yoo Young Bok in recognition of his contributions to the friendship between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea.-VNA