Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung had a working session with key leaders of the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong in Hanoi on March 6 to discuss the province’s socio-economic development performance.

Dung praised Dak Nong’s achievements in socio-economic development since its reestablishment, in particular its triumphs in economic growth, healthcare, education, poverty reduction, political system building and ensuring social order.

He asked the locality to continue to mobilise resources and bring into full play its advantages to serve socio-economic development, especially in agriculture, forestry, the growing and processing of industrial trees, hydroelectricity and mining.

Dak Nong should also pay attention to health care, education-training and infrastructure, he said.

The State, Party and Government support the province in pursuing rapid and sustainable development and narrowing its gap with other localities nationwide, he affirmed.

Last year, the Dak Nong Party Committee, local authority and people made all-out efforts to overcome difficulties and realise most of the set targets.

The province has devised a 2013 development plan focusing on infrastructure to promote socio-economic development and social security in remote and ethnic minority areas.

On this occasion, the province asked the Government to fund its projects on helping migrants settle down and support the building of district hospitals with 75 billion VND expected to be mobilised this year.-VNA