She noted that Dong Thap has switched from rice farming to the cultivation of other crops and aquatic products, and launched smart agriculture model.

The NA Chairwoman also hailed the province’s administrative reform, saying that Dong Thap has jumped to the third place out of the 63 cities and provinces nationwide.

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan at the working session (Photo: VNA)

The top legislator suggested that orchards in Lai Vung and Cao Lanh districts, Thap Muoi lotus ponds, Tan Thuan Dong tourism village and Sa Dec flower village could be built into tourism attractions. She also took the occasion to ask the province to prepare for Party congresses at all levels towards the 13th National Party Congress, as well as the public investment plan for the next five years.

The locality was required to continue building value and production chains in agriculture, improve the added value of agricultural products, and pay more attention to the new-style rural building programme.

It must keep strengthening national defence – security, social safety and order, build a strong and transparent apparatus, and fight corruption and wastefulness.

Agreeing with the province’s suggestion on the National Highway 30 construction, Ngan stressed the importance of the project which will connect with several regional localities and Cambodia-bordering areas.

The same day, the leader presented scholarships and books to 50 poor children in Dong Thap and witnessed the granting of scholarships worth VND355 million (USD14,500) from the National Fund for Vietnamese Children to local students living in need.

She also paid floral tribute to Nguyen Sinh Sac, father of President Ho Chi Minh, learned about activities of Thuan Tan Hoi and Tam Que Hoi club houses in Tan Thuan Tay commune, Cao Lanh city, and visited My Xuong mango cooperative in Cao Lanh district.

In the morning the same day, she visited and presented gifts to a heroic Vietnamese mother in Nhi My commune and the family of a war invalid in Cao Lanh district./.

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