The central province of Quang Nam should focus on well implementing Party building work as well as building a really pure and strong political system and Party organisations with high leadership and combative capacity.

President Truong Tan Sang made the request while attending a ceremony in Tam Ky city on Feb. 7 to mark 15 years of reestablishment of Quang Nam province (January 1, 1997-2012).

He emphasised the need to promote real democracy in the Party and create conditions for the people to contribute ideas on Party building through the Fatherland Front and other social organisations.

The President said that Quang Nam, as a poor province, should bring into full play its strengths and available resources to speed up economic restructuring in the direction of industrialisation and modernisation and renovate the growth model.

Together with economic development, the province needs to pay attention to improving the material and spiritual life of people by raising the quality of educational and health care services and promoting cultural and sports activities.

According to Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Phuc Thanh, Quang Nam province has made remarkable achievements during the past 15 years with an annual GDP growth rate of 10.6 percent in the 1997-2011 period.

From a province without any industrial zones and complexes, Quang Nam now has 9 concentrated industrial zones which have attracted 81 FDI projects with a total investment capital of over 4.7 billion USD.

Per-capita income has increased by 10 times from 2.1 million VND in 1997 to 22.5 million VND in 2011. The poverty rate has gradually decreased by 2.5-3 percent per year.

On the occasion, President Sang presented the noble Ho Chi Minh Order to the Quang Nam authorities and people in recognition of their contributions and admirable achievements over the past time.

Earlier, the President laid a wreath at the Martyrs’ Cemetery in Tam Ky city./.