Tuyen Quang province should pay more attention to reinforcing its political system, particularly regarding Party-building efforts, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong announced.

He paid a visit to the northern province of Tuyen Quang on August 28 to inspect its multi-level preparations for the provincial Party congress.

He praised the locality for positioning personnel adequately, ensuring a gender balance, and meeting targets on the allocation of state agency positions to ethnic minorities.

Regarding its socio-economic development, he advised the province to concentrate on promoting high-technology agriculture and forestry, along with the processing industry.

Tuyen Quang’s rich history as the cradle of the Vietnamese revolution should be tapped into as a means to promote tourism growth, he said.

In 2013, the province reported a GDP growth rate of 13.5 percent and an average GDP per capita of 25.5 million VND.

Poverty declined significantly from 23 percent in 2012 to 18 percent in late 2013, although it remains at a higher level than other localities in the country.

Previously, the Party chief embarked on a fact-finding mission to My Bang commune, in Yen Son district, where the late President Ho Chi Minh lived and worked during the war of resistance against the French colonialists.

He offered incense and planted a tree at a temple dedicated to President Ho Chi Minh.-VNA