The Central Committee of the VN Veterans Association yesterday held the discussion ‘Digital Transformation to Upgrade Rural Areas towards the Smarter Countryside in the 2021-2025 Period’ for 15 provinces of the Central Highlands and Central region.
The Mekong Delta has faced saline intrusion since December last year, while the Central Highlands are entering its dry season. This calls for proper solutions from the local authorities to help citizens cope with the harsh situation.
Compared to the time adopting Resolution No. 10-NQ/TW by the Politburo on January 18, 2022 on maintaining the stability of political security in the border areas, Resolution No.23 of the Government this time leans more on attracting investments for economic growth of the Central Highlands. This is the comment of Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Tran Duy Dong in the interview conducted by Sai Gon Giai Phong (SGGP) Newspaper.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has emphasized the need for breakthrough steps towards the goal of comprehensive, inclusive and sustainable development for the Tay Nguyen Central Highlands while chairing a conference in Da Lat city, Lam Dong province, on November 20.
According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, the Central, South Central regions, and the Central Highlands will have isolated showers and thunderstorms, with heavy rain in some places with a rainfall of 20-40mm and over 70mm in some places on the night of November 13 and the day of November 14.
The Central Highlands of Vietnam has two international border gates of Le Thanh (in Duc Co District of Gia Lai Province) and Bo Y (in Ngoc Hoi District of Kon Tum Province). Meanwhile, Tay Ninh Province is the home of two international border gates in the Southeast region, namely Moc Bai and Xa Mat. Despite much investment, the border-gate economic zones in these four areas have not reached their full potential as expected, and could not contribute much to the national economic growth.
The hills and mountains in the Central Highlands, plus scattered populations in remote areas, make it extremely challenging to distribute clean water to the community for daily use. In order to maintain sanitation and medical safety for citizens here, the local authorities have determinedly mobilized all possible resources to fulfill the task.
The People's Committee of Dak Lak Province, on August 10, said that it had recently issued a document requesting departments and localities to proactively respond to large-scale heavy rains occurring in the province.
The Central Highlands has over 5 million hectares of agricultural land. The agricultural development here has many advantages, but the situation of “bumper crops, low prices” and “bad harvest, high prices” occurs in many places. Sometimes, agricultural products even face stagnancy in consumption.
The provinces of Central Highlands so far have received investments in hundreds of projects for socio-economic development. Sadly, many of them are still behind schedule or not even launched yet, wreaking havoc on residents’ life.
Even though the Prime Minister has ordered a closure to Central Highlands forests for a long time, it is a fact that the forests here are being encroached from different directions. Statistics reveal that the total surface area of these forests is only 2.5 million hectares, and the situation is getting worse.