Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh (standing) speaks at the working session with Quang Tri authorities (Photo: VNA)

Quang Tri (VNA) –
The central province of Quang Tri fulfilled all of its set socio-economic targets in 2018 and posted an annual economic growth of 7.12 percent, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh was reported at a working session with local authorities on January 22.

The per capita gross regional domestic product (GRDP) was estimated at 43.6 million VND (1,878 USD), a year-on-year rise of 8.1 percent. 

More than 29,000 national revolutionary contributors in the province have received gifts worth over 6 billion VND (258,567 USD) from the President on the occasion of the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival 2019.

The province also spent over 1.3 billion VND (56,012 USD) to visit and present gift packages to social welfare families.

A programme was also held to raise more than 9.3 billion VND (400,704 USD) to support people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
 
Local socio-political organisations mobilised 4.2 billion VND (180,963 USD) to help poor people enjoy a warm Tet holiday.

Vice President Thinh recognised the achievements that the province gained in 2018 and hoped that it would overcome difficulties and challenges to fulfil tasks in 2019.

She asked the province to continue promoting patriotic emulation movements launched by the Government, as well as push further in implementing poverty reduction policies.

More specifically, the locality should create the best conditions for businesses to develop in the private economy, State economy, and foreign investment, she said, so as to obtain rapid and sustainable development in the future.–VNA