Gia Lai (VNA) – The Steering Committee
for the Central Highlands held a ceremony to celebrate its 15th founding
anniversary on July 17.
Speaking at the event, Chairman of the committee
To Lam, who is also Minister of Public Security, said over the past 15 years,
remarkable changes have been recorded in the region’s economic growth and
He stressed that with a goal toward the regional
sustainable development, the steering committee will continue working with
relevant ministries, sectors and agencies to capitalise on the region’s
potential and strengths and to speed up its international integration.
Sectors of focus are trade, high-tech
agricultural technology, renewable energy, processing industry and tourism, he
The Central Highlands region grows more than 10
percent on a yearly average, with agro-forestry-fishery production value
increasing about 7 percent annually.
By the end of 2016, income per capita in the
region reached nearly 40 million VND (1,760 USD), 13 times higher than the
figure for 2001.-VNA