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Quang Nam (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has urged central Quang Nam province to pay heed to promoting sea-based economy, focusing on providing credit support and vocational training for locals, increasing the number of fishing boats and considering possibilities of shipbuilding industry development.

In a recent working session with leaders of the locality, the deputy PM asked the local authorities to accelerate agricultural restructuring and new urban development, intensify application of sci-technology and expand production and business models that bringing high efficiency.

He also underlined the need for the locality to make a study of aquaculture in hydroelectric reservoirs, promote labour export, natural disaster and forest fire prevention, research and rescue, disease prevention and environmental protection.

Local authorities were requested to hasten the implementation and disbursement of investment projects, giving priority to key projects.

Administrative reform should be stepped up towards improving the provincial competitive index and the business climate, the Deputy PM said, adding that specific ways must be devised to foster start-up activities and lure more strategic investors to the locality.

He asked for sustainable development of hi-tech and support industries, and effective exploitation of popular tourism sites such as Hoi An Ancient Town, Cu Lao Cham Island, My Son Holy Land along with traditional trade villages and beaches in the locality.

Attentions should be also paid to issues concerning socio-culture development, education, health care, poverty reduction, social welfare, and policy for contributors to the national revolution, especially those in disadvantaged and mountainous areas.

Quang Nam enjoyed a stable GDP growth in the first six months of this year, hitting 11.7 percent. It posted year-on-year increases of 6 percent in export turnover, 12.4 percent in industrial production, and nearly 13 percent of total retail sales of consumer goods and services, in the period. The number of tourists to the province was up 23 percent over the same period last year.

Local authorities have taken many solutions to agricultural development and new-style area building, job generation and high-quality human resources training.

The province has 54 communes that have completed all 19 criteria of new rural areas . The rate of poor households under multidimensional poverty standards decreased to 12.9 percent.

However, Quang Nam is facing difficulties in rationalising labour structure, building new-style areas in mountainous areas, managing of natural recourses and minerals and preventing drug-related crimes.-VNA