President Nguyen Minh Triet has suggested the southernmost province of Ca Mau capitalise on its diverse potential and advantages and choose a breakthrough sector for development.

The State leader made this recommendation during his working session with Ca Mau authorities on June 23.

Ca Mau needed to be active and creative and take advantage of opportunities, said Triet, adding that local authorities should increase the efficiency of hunger eradication and poverty reduction and pay more attention to education and training to add more talent to the country.

The Ca Mau gas-power-fertiliser industrial zone was a lever to boost economic development, he said.

However, he said, the province should have an appropriate policy to attract domestic and foreign investors and take advantage of capital sources to roads and bridges in communes.

2011 was also the first year the entire nation implemented the Resolution of the 11 th National Party Congress, stressed the President.

Party members and cadres in Ca Mau and the whole country must study the resolution well, to thoroughly grasp its contents, he said.

Triet took the occasion to hail the first half socio-economic achievements of the provincial Party’s Committee, authorities and people.

Ca Mau was leading the country in seafood exports with an annual export turnover of over 800 million USD and achieved a food output of more than 450,000 tonnes and an annual per-capita income of over 1,100 USD, he said.

The living conditions of the local people had been improved and the number of poor households had dropped considerably. In addition, Party building work was also consolidated.

The same day, the President also visited social beneficiary families, toured Phu Tan and Cai Nuoc districts and visited local armed forces./.