He praised local authorities for their efforts in improving living conditions for locals, building Party organisations in rural areas, upgrading the infrastructure system and accelerating new-style rural area building.
Hailing achievements in developing products for export such as pepper, coffee and cashew nut, and creating industrial and agricultural value chains, the State leader pointed out shortcomings the province needs to fix in the coming time to improve the quality of goods to international standards.
Local authorities were reminded to pay attention to issues related to free migration, planning of residential zones in border areas, and poverty reduction.
The President also underlined the necessity for effectively managing the border line shared with Cambodia and bolstering relations with the neighbouring country.
Regarding the locality’s proposal to exploit alumina resources, he said the application of high technologies and market research should be promoted to roll out appropriate development strategies for the sector.
While visiting Regiment 762 under the Army Corps 16, the leader spoke highly of an initiative to develop an area of wild land into a large coffee and macadamia farm.
He also asked officers and soldiers in the Dak Song border post to work harder to safeguard the national sovereignty and ensure national security, as well as help locals in socio-economic development.