Party chief urges Nam Định to attract more investment

Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng has urged the northern province of Nam Định to attract more investment in industry, agriculture and services. During a working session with Nam Định’s key authority officials in the province on February 8, he hailed the province’s strategic position in the Red River and its time-honoured cultural and historical traditions. He noted that given its potential and natural conditions, the past achievements fall short of expectation of the provincial Party Committee, authorities and people. The average income per capita was only VNĐ42 million (US$1,826), lower than the country’s average, while local budget collection met only 30 per cent of spending needs.

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