PM urges Lai Chau to promote fast, green, sustainable growth

(VOVWORLD) -  Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh had a working session with the Lai Chau provincial Party Committee on the socio-economic development of the northern mountainous province on Sunday.

PM urges Lai Chau to promote fast, green, sustainable growth - ảnh 1Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh held a working session with the Lai Chau provincial People's Committee on November 19, 2023 (Photo: VOV)

Chinh hailed the achievements Lai Chau has gained so far, highlighting the locality's great potential, especially in hydropower development and tourism, and strategic position in national defense and security.

The Prime Minister pointed out that the province's growth has yet to match its potential, underlining that Lai Chau's economic scale has remained modest, its infrastructure system poor, and the people's living conditions in some localities difficult.

The Government leader asked Lai Chau to promote its growth towards a fast, green, and sustainable direction, improve locals’ living conditions, focus on speeding up poverty reduction, preserve and promote the cultural values of local ethnic minority groups, protect the environment, and ensure defense-security.

Along with effectively implementing its development strategies and plans and the resolution of the provincial Party Congress,  Lai Chau should concentrate on implementing three strategic breakthroughs of institution, infrastructure and human resources development, while enhancing investment attraction, he said.

The leader urged Lai Chau to build and promote its economic motivation regions, prioritizing agricultural development, tourism, manufacturing-processing industry, border economy following the digital, green and circular economic model.

At the working session, Lai Chau leaders gave a number of proposals related to mining, aquatic farming, forest development, and transport.

The same day, PM Chinh laid flowers at the statue featuring President Ho Chi Minh with people from ethnic groups in Lai Chau in Lai Chau city.

Earlier on November 18, PM Chinh visited teachers and students at Pa Tan elementary school for ethnic minority students in Sin Ho district, and officials and soldiers at Hoi Luong border station in Phong Tho. He also toured the Ma Lu Thang international border gate.