A seminar will be held in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang on March 20 to seek to foster the locality’s socio-economic development in close connection with the northeast and northwest regions.

The event will be organised by the Party Central Committee’s Economics Commission, the provincial Party Committee, the Steering Committee for Northwest region, and the State Bank of Vietnam.

Participants will discuss how to accelerate the province’s agricultural restructuring, in particular the development of local specialties as key commodities and turning the locality into a national key zone in growing and processing medicinal plants.

Measures will be sought to develop Ha Giang as one of the country’s key tourist centres, tapping its linkage with north-eastern and north-western localities.

Solutions and orientations to boost border trade between Ha Giang and China’s Yunnan province will also be on the agenda.

Ha Giang has a great potential and advantage for developing tourism, possessing numerous breath-taking landscapes and natural heritage site and its position between the northeast and the northwest.

However, unfavourable terrain and transport system is posing a hurdle to the province’s efforts to achieve its sustainable development target.-VNA