Son La urged to overcome challenges

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc called on Son La province to work harder to overcome challenges and draw investment while presiding over the investment promotion conference in the locality on July 17.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc

PM Phuc praised Son La for its good preparations  for the conference.

Boosting advantages

The northern province boasts for three outstanding advantages, namely unique sub-regional climate, with Moc Chau pletau being dubbed as a giant air conditioner with spectacular natural landscape, high economic growth pace, and vast potentials in tourism with hot mineral water, diversified minerals, herbal medicines, and farming.

The province houses 12 ethnic minority groups which impress both Vietnames and foreign visitors.

Self-reliant handbook for Son La

However, Son La province is classified as among the poorest provinces in Viet Nam because of its challenging topography and distance from the capital city. Five districts of Son La province were named in Resolution 30a of the Government for quick and sustainable poverty reduction intended for poor districts nationwide.  

PM Phuc proposed Son La maintain border security, social security and order; promote market-based goods production and connecitivity of production models; enable business start-up among citizens and ethnic minority groups; and improve the investment environment and local competitiveness.

The Government noticed the importance of perfecting infrastructure, upholding resources and smart infrastructure factors namely energy, technique, professional skills of public servants, social connection, and Internet access.

PM Phuc urged the northern province to take advantage of high-tech farming and tourism, focusing on planning tourism and sustainable urban areas.  

Combatting wastefulness

PM Phuc said that he was concerned about the wastefulness among a proportion of civil servants and party members in Son La. They undermined confidence of foreign investors in the local business environment and hamper means of subsistence of local peole and growth.

PM Phuc took the occasion to welcome enterprises which set the first footholds to do long-term business in the far-reaching province.

Under the witness of PM Phuc, the local authorities of Son La granted 26 business licenses worth VND 8,560 billion and signed MoUs with 17 investors with a total registered capital of VND 14,932 billion.

Source VGP

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