In his speech at an investment promotion conference in Son La province on July 17, the government leader noted that these projects greatly benefited local people, particularly ethnic groups.
The conference, the biggest ever in Son La, introduced the province’s advantages, potential, incentive policies, and key projects.
Son La should focus on ensuring security and order in the border, while paying head to business development, Phuc said.
He also asked the province to continue boosting high technology agriculture and seek outlets for local products as well as accelerating the building of new-style rural areas and increase the cultivation of herbal trees.
The locality should also take more care of locals in resettlement areas for the construction of Son La hydropower plant. It needs to develop its tourism in a sustainable way with a focus on preserving cultural identities of local ethnic minority groups, making tourism a spearhead sector, the cabinet leader said.
Son La is still a poor province with the ratio of poor households reaching 31.44% in 2016.
Last year, the province’s gross regional domestic products (GRDP) hit 9.2 %. In the first six months of this year, the province’s economic growth reached 5.15%.
Son La has 43 businesses and cooperatives with 86 agricultural products meeting VietGap standard.
This year, Son La attracted more than US$100 million from dairy group TH True Milk. Son La province is home to the largest hydro-power plant in Southeast Asia.