At the meeting, the provincial leadership reported that since the beginning of this year, the province has achieved remarkable results in the Party and political system building. They promoted the efficiency of management at all levels of authorities, paid due attention to preventing corruption and wastefulness and to dealing with complaints and denouncements while maintaining the province’s economic growth with increases in rice production, budget revenue, tourist arrivals, and new-style rural area building.

The province has also gained achievements in social welfare and poverty reduction (household poverty rate reducing from 8.32 percent in 2017 to 4.14 percent in 2019), maintained local defense and security postures, and promoted external affairs.

General Ngo Xuan Lich speaks at the event.

It has also made preparations for the upcoming 13th Party Congress of the province and party congresses at all levels.

Regarding its missions for the remainder of the year, the province will exert all-out efforts to accomplish all set targets with a focus on carrying out the project of agricultural restructuring in combination with new-style rural area building, boosting trade promotion, expanding markets for agricultural and sea product exports, perfecting tourism development projects, attracting more investment, and mobilizing capital resources to meet the goal of economic growth.

About the defense and security task performance, the provincial Party Committee and People’s Committee will continue directing forces to boost coordination in closely following situational developments, to give recommendations to higher-levels to effectively address arising problems, to actively foil hostile forces’ sabotage activities, and to strengthen the ties with authorities and armed forces of provinces that border Cambodia.

The province’s authorities will try its best to deal with arising issues along the border and in local waters in a timely manner while working out more approaches to ensuring security and order in the mainland, at sea, and on islands.

General Ngo Xuan Lich hands over gifts to the armed forces in Kien Giang province.

Addressing the meeting, General Lich acknowledged the great efforts being made and expressed his delight at the results of the province’s Party Committee, authorities and contributors.

He asked the provincial Party Committee to continue preparing and organizing all-level party congresses successfully, reorganizing personnel structure with due attention paid to competent cadres and promoting democracy.

The province’s party committees at all levels, authorities, cadres and people were also requested to further build strong local armed forces and affiliated units under Military Region 9 stationed in the locality.

They were also asked to promote external affairs, uphold relations with authorities and the armed forces of provinces bordering Cambodia, closely team up with relevant units to fulfill the border demarcation and marker planting missions, and to maintain solidarity and friendship with Cambodian localities to achieve a peaceful environment for the development of each country.

Translated by Mai Huong