President Truong Tan Sang on Dec. 9 held a working session with leaders of the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang, praising the province’s efforts in implementing socio-economic tasks.

He stressed the need for the mountainous province to follow the Resolution of the 11th Party Congress and competently perform State management in all socio-economic fields in order to fulfil the 2012 growth target of over 12 percent.

The President said he agreé with Cao Bang’s provincial plan to focus on six major tasks, including boosting forestry and industrial development, improving the investment environment and reducing poverty.

He noted the provincial authorities are promoting the advantage of each residential ward in expanding the new style of rural area.

As a northern border province with 322km of borderline and three border gates with China , Cao Bang maintained security and political stability over the past year.

In 2011, the province is expected to register an economic growth rate of 11.8 percent and earn 230 million USD from exports.

On the same day, President Sang visited the Cao Bang Police Department./.