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Source: Socialist Republic of Vietnam

They wished local authorities, armed forces and people health, success and new accomplishments in the new year.

Binh asked the province to focus on developing transport system at key economic areas, and attracting domestic and foreign investment.

He also suggested building new urban areas and smart cities in association with environmental protection, and applying waste-to-electricity treatment technology.

The Deputy PM requested the province to pay more attention to administrative reform to build a friendly administrative system, continuously safeguard border security and take care of people in remote and border areas, as well as develop services, trade, tourism and finance.

In 2019, Long An recorded economic growth of 9.41 percent and annual per capita gross regional domestic product (GRDP) of nearly VND73 million (US$3,139), said Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Council Pham Van Ranh.

The local economic structure continued to shift towards industry-construction, trade-service, and agro-forestry-fishery, he said, adding that the total state budget collection in 2019 was estimated at VND18 trillion (US$773.9 million). The rate of poor households was reduced to 1.5 percent and nearly-poor, 2.7 percent.

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