Tay Ninh should become high-quality agricultural hub: PM hinh anh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (standing) at the meeting with leaders of Tay Ninh province (Photo: VNA)

Tay Ninh (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that the southern province of Tay Ninh boast huge potential to become a national hub for high-quality agricultural production.

At a meeting with the provincial leaders on August 21, PM Phuc said that having strengths in organic farming together with intensive processing, the province should continue expanding processing models, and developing additional goods and services.

Alongside economic development, the province should pay attention to sustainable environmental protection, especially sewage and forest environment issues.

Urging the locality to pay due attention to the fight against smuggling, trade fraud, and counterfeit goods through border gates, he laid stress on the need of combining socio-economic development with ensuring defence and security in the border areas.

He asked relevant ministries and branches to recommend mechanisms and policies facilitating conditions for the province to carry out infrastructure projects.

The Ministry of Transport was requested to submit the pre-feasibility study for the building of Ho Chi Minh City-Moc Bai highway to the Prime Minister in September in order to map out appropriate land clearance measures, he said, adding that construction of the road should begin next year.

Representatives from ministries highlighted the province’s potential in tourism, and recommended that Tay Ninh make tourism a key point in socio-economic development in the coming time.

At the same time, they reminded the province to pay heed to forest protection while developing eco-tourism development, especially in the Ba Den (Black Lady) Mountain region.

Tay Ninh province has favourable geographical conditions for socio-economic development, with flat terrain and fertile soil and temperate climate. The Trans-Asia road connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Cambodia through Moc Bai border gate crosses the locality, making it a gateway for trade exchange and investment between Vietnam and the ASEAN bloc.

Also, it is home to many historical and cultural sites including the headquarters of the former Central Bureau for Southern Vietnam during the anti-US war, the Nui Ba Historical and Cultural Complex with majestic natural landscapes and sacred pagodas and temples, and the Cao Dai Church Holy See.

Furthermore, the province boasts the Lo Go Xa Mat national park with a wide range of fauna and flora, and Dau Tieng Lake, the largest irrigation reservoir in the Southeast Asian region.-VNA