Ha Giang should not sacrifice social progress, equality, environment for economic gains, says PM ​

(VOVWORLD) - Ha Giang province needs to better mechanisms and policies, and reform administrative procedures in order to pave way for development and lure investments, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said at a working session with the Standing Board of the provincial Party Committee on Sunday.
Ha Giang should not sacrifice social progress, equality, environment for economic gains, says PM  ​ - ảnh 1PM Pham Minh Chinh addresses a working session with the Ha Giang provincial Party Committee, May 28, 2023.

Mr. Chinh stressed that Ha Giang should never sacrifice its social progress and equality, and the environment merely for economic gains.

“Ha Giang should always desire for rapid, green, sustainable development,” he said, asking the locality to optimize its strengths and opportunities to grow further.

The PM urged Ha Giang to accelerate public investment disbursement, drastically implement the national target programs and the socio-economic recovery and development program, and push ahead with strategic breakthroughs in institution, infrastructure and personnel training.

At the same time, more attention should be paid to the growth engines of investment, consumption and export, he said, asking the locality to restructure its industrial sector, and develop hydro-electricity in tandem with the rational use of water resources, and the protection of the environment and biodiversity.

Other specific tasks assigned by the leader included promoting agriculture and forestry effectively in parallel with new-style rural area building, and effectively rolling out the “Once Commune-One Product” program.

Mr. Chinh emphasized that with its great potential in tourism, Ha Giang should turn the sector into an economic spearhead by building high-quality, unique products that are linked with local culture.

Notably, the border province was requested to ensure national defense and security, build a common border line of peace, cooperation and development, and  ensure social order and safety.

According to the provincial Party Committee, Ha Giang fulfilled 29 out of 36 targets set for 2022, with GRDP growth rate of 7.62% and State budget revenue exceeding the estimate by 32.7%.

The same day, PM Chinh and his entourage offered incense at the Vi Xuyen National Martyrs' Cemetery - the resting place of more than 1,870 soldiers who laid down their lives during the struggle to defend the northern border.