President Truong Tan Sang has asked the northern province of Vinh Phuc to focus on developing support industry as it plays an important role in attracting investors, especially those from overseas.

The State leader made the request at a meeting with the provincial key leaders during his visit to the locality on April 12.

He also emphasised the need for Vinh Phuc and the nation as a whole to develop automotive manufacturing industry and increase official development assistance (ODA) attraction.

He asked the local authorities and people to make more efforts to successfully implement the Resolution of the 11 th National Party Congress, turning the country into a basically modern industrial nation by 2020.

The same day, President Sang attended and delivered a speech at the congress of the provincial association of revolutionary soldiers who were detained by the enemies during the war.

He also visited several businesses operating in the support industry, including the Cosmos Technology Co. Ltd and Jahwa Vina Co. Ltd based at the Khai Quang Industrial Park in Vinh Yen city.-VNA