President Tran Dai Quang (in black coat) and locals in Tan Hung commune, Lang Giang district of Bac Giang (Photo: VNA)

Bac Giang (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang attended the National Solidarity Festival 2017 in Tan Hung commune, Lang Giang district of the northern province of Bac Giang.

Tan Hung commune covers 1,336 hectares, with 15 villages, 2,825 households and 11,200 people. The recognised new-style rural commune is home to seven ethnic minority groups and one Catholic parish.

Its economic growth in 2017 is likely to reach 14 percent and budget collection expected to hit 8 billion VND.

Local poor households account for only 4.87 percent of total population, while per capita income of locals is 44 million VND annually. Up to 98 percent of local people have joined health insurance scheme.

President Tran Dai Quang lauded the local community’s lifestyle changes, as well as efforts to preserve and promote traditional culture.

He praised the communal Party cells, government and organisations for their endeavors to get local people engaged in patriotism movements, thus improving their spiritual and material life and ensuring security and order, and fostering solidarity and mutual support between the local communities.

The State leader asked Tan Hung commune and Bac Giang province in general to continue encouraging individuals and collectives to involve in the building of Party, government and socio-political organisations as well as the implementation of new-style rural area building programme.

Highlighting that solidarity is the primary strength of the nation, he expressed hope that local people and government will stay united to make their homeland greener and more prosperous.-VNA