Tuyen Quang celebrates President Ho’s Testament anniversary

A meeting was held at the former Tan Trao revolutionary base in the northern province of Tuyen Quang to mark the 40th anniversary of implementing the late President Ho Chi Minh’s Testament.

Delegates and local people offered incense to the late President at Na Lua shelter where he stayed for four months in 1945 to prepare for the General Uprising in August of the same year.

To Huy Rua, a secretary of the Party Central Committee and head of the Party Commission for Information and Education, acknowledged the achievements the province has made in implementing the late President’s Testament and said it should fully exploit its potential to make a breakthrough in development.

As Tuyen Quang has a relatively high rate of forest coverage, at nearly 62 percent, it should develop a forest-based economy and help local people to live off the forests, said the Party’s politburo member.

He suggested that the province prioritise farm produce processing, exploit and process minerals, speed up economic restructuring, expand vocational training and preserve historical vestiges.

Since 2006, Tuyen Quang has attracted 36 industrial projects capitalised at over VND11 trillion and achieved an annual GDP growth rate of 13.2 percent. Last year, its per capita income reached VND8.7 million.

Thanks to economic restructuring, the province has established areas for growing food and cash crops of high economic value.

At the ceremony, Nguyen Sang Vang, the provincial Party Secretary, called on local Party members, officials and people of different ethnic groups to respond to exemplary role model campaigns to bring the late President Ho’s Testament to life.