The central province of Quang Tri has set a 7 percent economic growth target, a rate of poor households of 2.5 percent, and 9,500 jobs for next year.

It also strives to collect more than 1.6 trillion VND (76.2 million USD) for the State budget in 2014.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Cuong said that to reach the targets, the province plans to continue streamlining administrative procedures; give credit priorities to agriculture, exports production, support and high technology industries; and renovate State-owned enterprises.

Quang Tri will also increase human resource quality, science and technology application, and price management as well as ensure social welfares, he said, adding that it will promote cooperation with other central provinces and localities along the East – West economic corridor.

In 2013, the province has achieved an economic growth of 6.7 percent and industrial production of 5.5 trillion VND (262.6 million USD). Its export revenue reaches 118 million USD, a year-on-year increase of 23.5 percent.

There are now 2,518 enterprises, 459 branches, 39 representative offices and 61 business centres in the locality with a total registered capital of over 16 trillion VND (761.9 million USD). They have provided jobs for nearly 33,000 people.-VNA