The meeting between Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Tay Ninh leaders (Image: VGP)
He praised the province’s efforts in economic development over recent
years after visiting two high-tech agricultural models based in Tay
The Prime Minister stated that agricultural mechanisation and automation could
help Tay Ninh succeed, noting that the province has a relatively flat
terrain fit for large-scale production and its soil is suitable for
various types of tropical plants.
The government leader highlighted the province’s strengths in organic
agriculture, which should be combined with deep processing, as well as
in tourism and cross-border trade.
At the working session, Tay Ninh leaders briefed the Prime Minister on the
provincial economy’s 7.7% growth in the first half of 2018 and its
income per capita reaching US$2,400 in 2017.
They suggested the central government support its infrastructure
development, especially the Ho Chi Minh City-Moc Bai Expressway and the
Go Dau-Tay Ninh-Xa Mat Expressway.
For the first project, the Prime Minister asked the Ministry of Transport to work
with Tay Ninh province to speed up the rate of progress with a
pre-feasibility report to be submitted in September.
Meanwhile for the second project, Prime Minister Phuc agreed to assign Tay Ninh
province as the project owner, which was asked to propose appropriate
mechanisms to implement it in a timely manner.
As part of his visit to Tay Ninh, the government leader visited Phan
Van Dien, a former official of the Tay Ninh Security Bureau, who has
been honoured as a “Hero of the People’s Armed Forces”.