Deputy PM Phuc made this statement yesterday at a meeting in Bac Kan province to review the Committee's performance in the first six months of this year and implement tasks for the remaining six months.
In addition to promoting agro-forestry development, the Deputy PM urged the region to improve the quality of its human resources, implement policies on ethnic groups, religion, security and defence, and strengthen the political system at all levels.
The Deputy PM also asked delegates to focus on urgent current issues and propose feasible measures to develop the region further.
Delegates held discussions and made reports on important issues in the region including transportation in the northern mountainous areas; regional agro-forestry development until 2020; social housing programmes for needy people; mineral exploitation and management; and HIV/AIDS prevention and control.
* On the same day, the Central Highlands Steering Committee met in Buon Ma Thuat city, Dak Lak province, to review its six-month performance and implement tasks for the second half of 2012.
Politburo member, Minister of Public Security cum Head of the Central Highlands Steering Committee Tran Dai Quang attended the meeting,
In the first half of the year, Central Highlands provinces reached many socio-economic development targets with a GDP of 12.8% and export revenues of US$1.12 billion, up 7.8% against the same period last year.
Local farmers have also accessed advanced technology for planting coffee, fruit, tea, vegetables and flowers for export. Pressing issues including land disputes, compensation and residential resettlement related to power projects have also been resolved.
In the remaining months of the year, the Central Highlands region will co-ordinate with the Steering Committee to devise measures to cope with urgent issues in land and forest management and coffee exports to improve living standards for local people, especially ethnic minority groups.
Politburo member Quang also asked the region to pay more attention to Party building and socio-political security.