(VOVWORLD) - President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Tuesday attended a ceremony to mark of the 550th year of the name Quang Nam and the 25th anniversary of the province's reestablishment.
In his address, President Phuc highlighted cultural and historical values of Quang Nam province and its achievements after 35 years of national renewal and 25 years of the province’s reestablishment.
He urged the province to bring into play those achievements and better tap in its potential and advantages of being located in the key economic region in central Vietnam.
He said the province should focus on industrial development particularly processing and manufacturing industries, tourism, and high tech agriculture, invest more in education and health care, and better enforce social support policies in order to improve people’s living standard.
In 1471, King Le Thanh Tong set up the 13th administrative units of Dai Viet with the name Quang Nam Thua Tuyen Dao, which comprised of the present Da Nang city, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Binh Dinh provinces. The name Quang Nam means expanding to the south.
Since its re-establishment in 1997, Quang Nam’s economic growth has reached 9 percent annually on average, helping the local economy expand by more than 40 times.
Tourism has seen rapid development. In 2019, the province welcomed nearly 8 million visitors, including 4.5 million foreigners. Its world cultural heritages Hoi An ancient town and My Son Sanctuary together with world biosphere reserve Cu Lao Cham have become regional and national key tourist destinations.