Building a base from innovation and creativity

In the last days of August, all over the roads of Lao Cai province, from urban to rural areas, from lowland to highland, you can see the bright pink colors of the Party flag everywhere, the Fatherland flag fluttering and cheering in the autumn wind. All the cheerful images, vibrant colors, and bustling sounds have woven a picture of life in the new day after 77 years of independence.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh visits the inter-school cluster in Kim Tan ward (Lao Cai city). Photo by: Tat Dat

Over the past two years, the "dark cloud" of the Covid-19 epidemic has covered, negatively impacted, and upset the entire world and domestic economy. A number of strong economic areas of the province, key and spearhead fields such as tourism - services, border economy, industrial production, transport - logistics were stagnated. Socio-cultural activities have been stalled, especially, medical activities are constantly stressed and overloaded...

Noi Bai - Lao Cai expressway creates favorable conditions to promote Lao Cai development

In that situation, both the political system and the people in the province have made great efforts, perseverance, solidarity, flexibility, determinaion to overcome difficulties and challenges in many creative, typical and typical ways. As a result, the province's economic growth rate (GRDP) is always at a high level in the Northern Midlands and Mountains region and the whole country, reaching 5.33% in 2021, ranking 8th in the region including 14 provinces and 27th nationwide. ranked 8th in the region including 14 provinces and 27th nationwide. Agricultural production grew steadily; industrial production value in 2021 will reach VND 40,800 billion; due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, last year the number of tourists to the province was only about 1.5 million (in 2019 it reached nearly 5 million visitors); the value of goods imported - exported through the province's border gates reached 3.5 billion USD; State budget revenue in the area reached 9,939 billion VND. Agricultural production grew steadily; industrial production value in 2021 will reach VND 40,800 billion; due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, last year the number of tourists to the province was only about 1.5 million (in 2019 it reached nearly 5 million visitors); the value of goods imported - exported through the province's border gates reached 3.5 billion USD; State budget revenue in the area reached 9,939 billion VND.

Tourism is a key economic sector.

After the pandemic, Lao Cai's economy gradually entered a stable recovery trajectory, flexibly adapting to the epidemic. Economic growth rate (GRDP) in the first 6 months of 2022 averaged 7.14%, in the second quarter alone reached 9.18%.

Pay attention to the service system, promote the increase of two-way import and export turnover.

More than 2 years of the pandemic, the economy has faced many difficulties, but the leadership and administration of the Party committees and local authorities at all levels have always paid special attention to ensuring the people's health. the highest mortality rate from epidemics; ensure social security, reduce poor households, pay attention to policy families and the disadvantaged in society. The Provincial Party Committee has issued a separate resolution on sustainable poverty reduction for communes with a poverty rate of over 40%; The project on sustainable poverty reduction in Lao Cai province in the period of 2020 - 2025 continues to be promoted. The Provincial People's Committee also has a socio-economic development plan for the period of 2021 - 2025 for 10 communes with a high rate of poor households in the province, which focuses on addressing groups of criteria according to multidimensional poverty lines. The implementation of policies to support those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic is carried out synchronously, timely and effectively.

The border city of Lao Cai is civilized and modern. Photo by Ngoc Bang

Efforts and high political determination have made miracles, which is even more evident in the past 3 decades, from a poor province, one of the leading difficulties in the country, after the re-establishment, Lao Cai province has "reached out" to become a bright spot of the Northern Midlands and Mountains. In the renovation process, Lao Cai province has many good and creative ways to do things, some new models have been recognized and appreciated by the Central Government, and many provinces and cities are interested and learning. In the Party's leadership method, the Provincial Party Committee takes the development of key programs and projects as a breakthrough for each course, along with that is to strongly innovate the way of researching, studying, mastering and propagating the resolution; renovating and consolidating the organization of the Party apparatus and the political system; attach importance to inspection and supervision; be proactive in setting an example. Another example of innovation in leadership is in promulgating mechanisms and policies, promoting decentralization and decentralization. Such as the synchronous development and implementation of mechanisms and policies in mobilizing development resources, creating a favorable and fair investment and business environment among economic sectors with the slogan of pervasiveness "Business thrives - Lao Cai develops".

Effective mining and mineral processing activities have made an important contribution to raising the value of industrial production.

Prominent in innovation and creativity in leadership and administration of socio-economic development is that the province has correctly identified the potential and advantages of the locality to focus on effectively exploiting. Lao Cai is focusing on exploiting four pillars: border economy, industrial production, tourism - services and agricultural production. To realize the goals, the province has given priority to the development of human resources, especially high-quality human resources, human resources for leadership and management in key and key areas. Focusing on developing synchronous and modern infrastructure to turn Lao Cai into a center connecting the region and the whole country, in which the province is actively coordinating with ministries, branches, central agencies and localities to implementing many key traffic projects such as upgrading 4 lanes of Noi Bai - Lao Cai expressway (section from Yen Bai province); construction of Sa Pa Airport; the road connecting Noi Bai - Lao Cai highway with the center of Sa Pa town; The road and railway transport system connects Lao Cai city with Ha Khau district (Yunnan, China). The innovation of Lao Cai in socio-economic development also includes creative ways of doing things. in the implementation of national target programs; in proactively responding to Covid-19 prevention and control, and at the same time promoting import and export of goods...

Innovation and creativity is the basic foundation of innovation and creativity development in the right direction in the past time, which has formed for Lao Cai a new image, vitality, opportunity, potential, and position for the province to be confident, steady, towards aspiration and the future.

Content: Cao Cuong

Presented by:  Ngoc Luyen

According to LCEN

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