The Provincial Party Committees' Standing Boards of the two provinces discussed and proposed some cooperation issues.
Secretaries of Hai Duong and Hung Yen Provincial Party Committees Nguyen Manh Hien and Do Tien Sy preside over the meeting between the two Provincial Party Committees' Standing Boards. Photo: Thanh Chung
Mr. Nguyen Manh Hien, Member of the Central Party Committee, Secretary of the Hai Duong Provincial Party Committee (PPC), Chairman of the Provincial People's Council, and Mr. Do Tien Sy, Member of the Central Party Committee, Secretary of the Hung Yen PPC, Head of the Provincial Delegation of National Assembly Deputies, on January 9 afternoon presided over a meeting between the two PPCs' Standing Boards at the headquarters of the Hai Duong PPC.
Also in attendance were Mr. Vu Van Son, Standing Deputy Secretary of the Hai Duong PPC; Mr. Nguyen Duong Thai, Deputy Secretary of the Hai Duong PPC, Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee, Head of the Provincial Delegation of National Assembly Deputies; Mr. Nguyen Van Phong, Deputy Secretary of the Hung Yen PPC, Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee; members of the two PPCs' Standing Boards; and leaders of the Provincial People’s Committees and some departments, boards, and sectors of the two provinces.
Warmly welcoming the cadre of Hung Yen province, Hai Duong PPC Secretary Nguyen Manh Hien reviewed the 29-year close-knit journey of Hai Hung province.
Since 1997, after the separation of Hai Hung province, the Party organizations, authorities, and residents of Hai Duong and Hung Yen provinces have maintained intimate relations, active support, exchanges, cooperation, and development.
The two provinces have made great strides compared with the time before reestablishment. To date, they have proudly been one of 16 provinces and cities across the country balancing the budget by themselves. Right in the first year of self-reliance, 2017, both provinces surpassed the assigned budget revenues.
At the meeting, the two PPCs' Standing Boards discussed and proposed some cooperation issues. In which, the two sides will promote the exchange and learning of experience in clean and hi-tech agricultural development and effective production in concentrated commodity zones; assist each other in replacing inefficient rice with other plants like flowers, fruit trees, vegetables, and medicinal plants; etc.
Regarding transport connection, the two provinces intended to work out a plan to jointly build a bridge across the Sat river to national highway 5 to link Binh Giang district (Hai Duong) and My Hao district (Hung Yen); renovate, enlarge, and upgrade about 3 km of district road 80 (Nhat Quang commune, Phu Cu district, Hung Yen) to a provincial road and connect it with provincial road 396 through Dao Co eco-tourism site (Chi Lang Nam commune, Thanh Mien district, Hai Duong).
Hai Duong provincial authorities proposed that Hung Yen authorities direct and plan the replacement of buses of route 216.
In the field of natural resources and environment, the authorities of the two provinces suggested that the Government, ministries, and Central bodies invest in renovating and upgrading Bac Hung Hai irrigation work system and jointly control and prevent pollution caused by large volumes of wastewater discharged into Bac Hung Hai river system.
The authorities of the two provinces also proposed cooperation plans in the fields of tourism and trade popularization and development; assurance of political security and social order and safety; and coordination, exchange of information, and facilitation of investment attraction in the two provinces.
Concluding the meeting, Mr. Nguyen Manh Hien and Mr. Do Tien Sy once again affirmed the special value of the historical, solidary, and intimate relations between the Party organizations and residents of the two provinces.
They asked generations of officials of Hai Duong and Hung Yen to continue the tradition with active exchanges and comprehensive cooperation in all fields.
The officials suggested that boards, sectors, and localities of the two provinces continue to closely coordinate and select specific activities related to actual and urgent requirements of the two provinces.
Mr. Nguyen Manh Hien asked the Departments of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of the two provinces to promptly collaborate to develop cultural tours and create products preserving the national character and traditions of each locality; the Transport Departments of the two provinces to review and determine the order of work construction to connect traffic between the two provinces, promptly choose works for implementation right in 2018; and the Radio and Television and newspapers of the two provinces to increase propaganda and popularization of cooperation activities of leaders, sectors, associations, and unions.
Leaders of the two provinces agreed to assign departments, boards, sectors, and unions to intensify cooperation, exchange, and coordination activities and programs; step up the assurance of security and order with attention paid to bordering areas; etc.
The two PPCs' Standing Boards will hold annual meetings to review and discuss cooperation issues in the next time.
In 2017, Hung Yen budget raked in VND12,015 billion (12.8% higher than estimated and up 25% over 2016's figure).
One district and 27 communes of the province were recognized to meet new-style rural standards, bringing the total number of standard communes to 87 (60%).
Last year, the province recorded 255 new projects with a total registered capital of VND15,506 billion and USD517.7 million. There were 1,304 newly-established enterprises with a registered capital of VND13,086 billion..