Le Ngoc Hoa, Secretary of Tan My Chanh commune’s Party Committee. (Photo: VOV)
Tan My Chanh commune’s socio-economic situation has greatly improved in recent years. In 2014, Tan My Chanh was the first commune to be recognized as a new rural development area in Tien Giang province. Mr. Le Ngoc Hoa and other members of the commune’s Party Committee had exerted greatest effort and joined local people to fulfil all new rural development criteria.
“Party members should be role models for the people to follow. They should demonstrate their responsibility and resolute political will to achieve the set targets,” Mr. Hoa said.
After returning from the army in 1988, Mr. Hoa was appointed Vice Chairman of Tan My Chanh commune’s Farmers Association and head of the commune’s agricultural cooperative. He then worked as Chairman of Tan My Chanh commune’s People’s Committee and Secretary of the commune’s Party Committee. Hoa always puts the people’s interests first. Waste water, polluted air, illegal housing construction, and other issues are made public for discussion and solution.
Mr. Hoa has prioritized local economic growth, especially growing fruit to the VietGap standard, and growing high-tech vegetables. Tan My Chanh commune now has 200 hectares of green skin pomelo and muskmelon, generating an average annual income of 2,500 USD per capita.
“Mr. Hoa is dedicated to new rural development. He is close and helpful to the people,” said farmer Nguyen Van Tho.
Nearing the age of retirement, Mr. Hoa is still dedicated to his work. He said: “I will continue to work with other Party members and local people to further develop my commune. I'm doing whatever I can to serve the people.”