Thua Thien – Hue asked to adjust mindset for growth hinh anh 1The opening of Thua Thien-Hue Party Organisation's 15th Congress (Photo: VNA)

Changing mindsets and working styles to suit the international integration is of the utmost importance to further improve the business climate and draw domestic and foreign investors to the central province of Thua Thien – Hue.

Politburo member and permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Le Hong Anh was speaking at the 15th Congress of the province’s Party Organisation held from October 23-24 with the participation of 345 delegates representing over 46,000 Party members in the province.

In addition to developing the local economy, the province needs to more effectively implement social welfare policies, especially for the poor in Nam Dong and A Luoi mountainous districts, he said.

The locality should tap its geographical advantages and promote its rich historical and cultural heritage to match its position as a cultural and tourism hub in the central key economic region, he said, adding that more efforts are needed to turn Thua Thien-Hue into a centrally governed city.

Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Le Truong Luu reported that the local economy saw an annual average growth of 9 percent between 2010 and 2015. Per capita income nearly doubled to reach 2,000 USD while the State budget collection increased 1.6 times to nearly 5 trillion VND (225 million USD).

The new-style rural areas building programme has reaped positive outcomes with nine communes fulfilling all targets of the programme. The household poverty rate dropped to 4.7 percent.

Regarding external business affairs, the province has maintained cooperation with 41 countries over the world. The disbursement of foreign direct investment (FDI) has reached nearly 350 million USD.-VNA