Authorities of Xekong Province are making efforts to ensure that average per capita income reaches 12 million kip and GDP reaches over 1 trillion kip in 2017.
Mr Khampakhon Outhenthaphaya, Deputy Head of Investment and Planning sector of Xekong Province said last week that in order to achieve the planning target, the province will promote agricultural production and industry for trade, in particular rice production of 59,000 tons, coffee production on 25,000 hectares, as well as sweet corn, sugar cane, peanuts, beans, cassava, taro, sweet potatoes, and various other vegetables.
In addition, provincial authorities will mobilize local people to increase the production of cows by 6 percent, buffalo by 2%, goats by 2 per cent, pigs by 3 percent, fish by 10 percent, and poultry by 6 per cent. This takes into account a recent study which determined that consumption per person is approximately 62 kilogram for animal protein and nutrients.
Besides that, provincial authorities will mobilize local people to focus on tree farming on 4,000 hectares and the re-forestation of about 200,000 hectares.
Source: Lao News Agency