Reporting on the province's achievements, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Dao Hong Lan said from a wholly agricultural locality with underdeveloped infrastructure, Bac Ninh has established itself as a modernity-oriented industrialized province that is among the leading localities nationwide in terms of many socio-economic indexes.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong presents gifts to love duet singers.

It is also one of the best performers in foreign investment attraction, she said, noting that 38 countries and territories have come to invest 21.2 billion USD in Bac Ninh.

In particular, the province has taken strong and flexible moves in response to the COVID-19 pandemic last year so as to swiftly revitalize production and business activities and adapt to the new normal, Lan added.

Congratulating Bac Ninh on its substantial efforts and achievements, General Secretary Trong asked the province to continue upholding its glorious traditions so as to build an increasingly clean and strong Party organization and political system and become an exemplary Party organization of the entire nation.

He underlined that economic development must be promoted in tandem with cultural and social development, especially the maintenance of local cultural values as well as the country’s advanced culture deeply imbued with the national identity.

At present, all-level Party committees, authorities, and organizations in Bac Ninh need to work to ensure a merry Tet for all residents, including revolution contributors, disadvantaged and low-income households, and workers, he added.

The leader expressed his belief that the province’s Party organization, administration, and people will stay united to step up reforms while achieving and surpassing the targets set at the 20th provincial Party Congress in order to secure sustainable development.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Bac Ninh province's leaders

On this occasion, the Party chief and senior officials offered incense at Do Temple, a special national relic site dedicated to eight kings of the Ly Dynasty (1010 - 1225), and met with artisans of the Quan ho Bac Ninh folk songs - part of the representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

Source: VNA