The recognition of Can Gio coastal district as a new-style rural area and its Thanh An Commune as an island commune marked a turning point for the district’s development and opened many opportunities for the area’s economic growth, Chairman of the People’s Committee of HCMC Nguyen Thanh Phong said at an announcement ceremony on April 27.
The Prime Minister's Certificate of Merit and the decision of recognition of Thanh An as an island commune were presented by Chairman of the People’s Committee of HCMC Nguyen Thanh Phong and Standing Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of HCMC Tran Luu Quang.
The city’s chairman highlighted Can Gio District’s significant achievements in implementing the new-style rural area building program, presenting advanced manufacturing at a higher level, farmer’s skills and knowledge which are better, competitive products, clean and green landscape .
He asked the district to continue to effectively implement the agricultural development and new-style rural area building programs, encourage local people to participate in emulation movements, carry out the planning adjustment of land areas for various purposes and strengthen cooperation and high-tech application to increase the products’ value.
The district should pursue closely the plans and development orientation that have been launched by the city’s government as well as exploit effectively potentials and strong points. In addition, measures of attracting investments, developing sectors of agriculture, industry, handicraft industry and service must be synchronizedly carried out, he added.
Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee of HCMC Nguyen Thanh Phong noted that Can Gio is the only coastal district of HCMC, having many advantages with its unique geographic position. Therefore, developing high quality human resources is one of the key factors to take over the propositions in coming time.