|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (L) speaks at the meeting with the Standing Board of the Lao Cai provincial Party Committee on August 28, 2022. (Photo: VNA)
Meeting with the Standing Board of the Lao Cai provincial Party Committee, the PM requested local authorities continue to effectively implement COVID-19 prevention and control, and create the most favorable conditions for socio-economic recovery and development.
Attention should be paid to accelerating the disbursement of public investment, developing the transport infrastructure system, promoting digital transformation, green and clean energy transformation and climate change adaptation, and strengthening cross-border economic development, he said.
Lao Cai needs to diversify types of services and trade with its strengths such as tourism, transportation and logistics, along with expanding financial, banking and information technology services, he added.
The same day, PM Chinh visited a number of schools in Lao Cai city, and presented 1,000 sets of textbooks to students in Lao Cai on the occasion of the new school year 2022-2023.
Earlier, he made an inspection tour to key projects in Lao Cai province.
|PM Chinh makes an inspection tour of Sa Pa airport project in Lao Cai, August 28, 2022. (Photo: VNA)
While inspecting the progress of Sa Pa airport project, PM Chinh requested the Ministry of Transport, the provincial authorities and investment units to coordinate in planning and investing the project with taking into account long-term development.
Sa Pa airport has a total investment of 306 million USD. The first phase of the 370-ha airport is scheduled to be completed before 2025, serving 1.5 million passengers each year.
PM Chinh also inspected a project to connect the Noi Bai-Lao Cai expressway with Sa Pa town, the Kim Thanh-Ban Vuoc cross-border economic cooperation zone and Kim Thanh landscape, cultural and tourism park in Lao Cai city.