PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the working session (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged the northern province of Ha Nam to promote hi-tech agriculture and accelerate the building of new-style rural areas.

At a meeting with Ha Nam’s key leaders on August 6, the Government leader commended the province for recording one of the highest growth rates among localities in the Red River Delta and for effective investment attraction.

Ha Nam should optimise its geographical location as a gateway to the capital city to spur its development, he said, asking the provincial leaders to pay more heed to local planning.

The PM reminded the province that sustainable development should be paired with environmental protection, suggesting Ha Nam increase its investments in tourism services to conserve the ecological system.

For their part, the provincial leaders proposed the Government and the PM create mechanisms to help universities and central-level hospitals in Hanoi relocate to or build branches in Ha Nam.

They asked the Government to support Ha Nam in attracting projects in processing, manufacturing and high-tech and create optimal conditions for the locality to access financial resources of the State budget, Government bonds and ODA loans.

Earlier, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited a 20ha farm run by An Phu Hung Company, one of the typical high-tech farming models in Ha Nam that produces organic vegetables using Japanese technologies.

He also toured construction sites of branches of the Bach Mai Hospital and the Viet Duc Friendship Hospital, which have been built to ease overloading at their existing facilities in the capital city.

The leaders suggested Ha Nam encourage private investment in the satellite hospitals and service supply to big hospitals in the province.-VNA