VGP – The northern province of Điện Biên on Wednesday celebrated the 20th founding anniversary of Điện Biên Phủ city (April 18, 1992).
The city was founded through the merger of Điện Biên town and Thanh Minh commune of Điện Biên district.
Điện Biên Phủ city
It was recognized as the third-grade city in 2003 and became the political, economic, social center of Điện Biên province.
The local economy grew 17% annually since 2000 and per capita income increased to US $2,300 in 2011 from US $100 in 1993.
Up to new, some 97% of the local population access to clean water and the poverty rate díp to 1.89%.
The city plans to maintain economic growth at 15- 16% annually and pull down the poverty rate to 0.5% by 2015.
On the occasion, the city was presented the second-grade Labor Order.
By Kim Loan