Sơn La urged to eradicate poverty
07:04 | 14/04/2012
VGP – State President Trương Tấn Sang on April 13 called upon leaders of Sơn La province to work out measures to help local residents to eliminate poverty.

State President Trương Tấn Sang (1st from R) meets with ethnic minirity people in Sơn La - Photo: QĐND

Sơn La is home to 12 ethnic minority groups and is still struggling with poverty.

Five out of 10 districts are categorized as poor and 89 communes are particularly cash-strapped.

Over the past few years, the province has shifted to growing tea and dairy farming, which has helped lift the province's economic growth.

The province has been successful in resettling residents to make way for the construction of the Sơn La Hydro-power plant.   

The State President hailed the province's efforts but suggested local authorities offer resettled residents more technical and agricultural support to stabilize their lives.

He also noted that when the plant is completed, Sơn La should take the chance to develop aquaculture.

The State President also asked local leaders to raise the quality of its cadres and pay more heed to disaster-prone people.

Earlier, the President worked with the provincial People's Court and People's Procuracy over judicial reforms./.

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