Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh presents gifts to impoverished students in Dak Nong province. (Photo: VNA)

Dak Nong (VNA) – The Central Highlands province of Dak Nong should work towards sustainable economic development, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh said at a working session with local leaders on July 16.

Lauding the province’s socio-economic achievements over the past six months, Thinh said that despite a lot of formidable challenges, the province has turned in a brilliant performance in ensuring political security and social order.

In the time to come, due attention should be given to poverty alleviation and communication work to promptly grasp and address local residents’ wishes, she noted.

Regarding nutrition for children, Thinh ordered the Vietnam Children’s Fund to support children’s physical development in Dak Nong province.

In the first half of the year, Dak Nong province witnessed a positive expansion of the agricultural sector, as well as impressive index growth in industrial production thanks to the stable operations of the Nhan Co Alumina Plant.

The province collected over 1.2 trillion VND (51.6 million USD) for the State budget during the January-June period, a year-on-year surge of 41 percent. It shipped 560 million USD worth of products to foreign countries in the period, up 29 percent from last year.

Dak Nong has also paid particular heed to the Party and political system building work.

However, the province still faces many drawbacks such as unsettlement of migrants, high poverty rate, and high rate of malnourished children, according to local authorities.

Local leaders said that the province needs financial assistance from the Government, ministries, and branches to fulfill its set targets, especially those criteria on new rural areas and sustainable poverty reduction.

Earlier, Thinh visited and presented gifts to 200 disadvantaged students at La Van Cau and Le Loi primary schools in Dak R’Mang commune, Dak Glong district.

Students at the La Van Cau school also received 60,570 glasses of milk in the past three months from the Vietnam Dairy Products JSC (Vinamilk) milk programme.-VNA