BEGIC - That is the information stated in the report of the socio-economic situation, national defense and security in Binh Duong province in 2019 and directions and tasks in 2020 presented by Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of the PPC at the 12th Meeting - Binh Duong People's Council, term IX.
GRDP increases by 9.5%
According to the report, in 2019, Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) of Binh Duong Province increased by 9.5%. The economic structure of industry - service - agriculture - product tax minus product subsidy with the proportion of 66.8% - 22.4% - 2.6% - 8.2%. GRDP per capita reached VND 146.9 million.
Total budget revenue is estimated at VND 57,300 billion, reaching 105% of the provincial People's Council's estimate, up 14% over the same period. Total local budget balancing expenditure was estimated at VND 20,535 billion, reaching 100% of the provincial People's Council's estimate, up 12% over the same period.
In 2019, the industrial production situation continues to develop; internally moving in the positive direction; Processing and manufacturing industries play an important role in the industry. The industrial production index is estimated to increase by 9.86% over the same period. Domestic trade operates stably, goods are abundant, quality and prices are stable. Total retail sales of goods and services reached VND 227.805 billion, up 19.2% over the same period.
Import and export turnover maintains growth; the structure of export goods has been improved towards increasing manufactured and processed products and agricultural products. Export turnover is estimated at USD $27 billion 781 million, up 15.6%. Import turnover is estimated at USD $20 billion 795 million, up 10.6%; The province's trade surplus in 2019 reached nearly USD $7 billion.
Up to November 27th, 2019, the province has attracted VND 56,702 billion of domestic business registration capital (up 3.3%); Accumulated to date, the whole province has 42,269 registered enterprises, total registered capital of VND 357,680 billion. Foreign investment attraction reached USD $3 billion 67 million (exceeding 119% of the year plan, up 49% over the same period); Accumulated to date, the province has 3,753 valid foreign-invested projects with a total registered capital of USD $34.23 billion.
Social security is concerned
Policies and regimes for people with meritorious services, social beneficiaries, the poor, children in special circumstances and labor workers, especially holidays, celebrations are done promptly and fully. The whole province mobilized VND $986 billion from many sources of capital to take care of the subjects; building and repairing 30 gratitude houses and 120 great unity houses, with a total budget of over VND 9 billion. Currently, the province has 3,808 poor households (accounting for 1.31%) and 2,790 near-poor households (accounting for 0.96%) according to the multi-dimensional criteria of the province.
At the same time, the province has paid attention to protecting, caring for children, gender equality, preventing and combating social evils; reviewing and arranging appropriately the vocational training system; creating additional jobs for 45,400 people (reaching 100.8% of the plan). Completing the census of housing and population in 2019, on April 1st, 2019, the province's population was 2,411,796 people; the average population growth rate in the period of 2009-2019 was 5%/ year.
In the school year 2018-2019, education and training have been improved, the quality of teaching and learning at all levels has been improved; developing teachers and educational management staff about professional capacity, skills to build and implement education plans according to student capacity development orientations. As a result, 99.99% of students completed the elementary program; 95.95% of high school graduates; 29 national contests for excellent students; National high school graduation exam ensures safety, seriousness and compliance with regulations, the graduation rate reaches 95.17%. The socialization, especially the socialization of preschool education (accounting for 67.8% of non-public schools) has been carried out actively, synchronously, attracting resources to participate. The health sector has developed a plan to invest in equipment and materials, improve human resources quality and transfer advanced technologies for medical examination and treatment at all levels; renew styles and attitudes to serve patients. Up to now, 89% of the population has participated in Health Insurance.
Activities of propaganda, encouragement and organization of activities to celebrate the New Year, national holidays, major anniversaries and local political events took place vigorously and widely. Communication and science technology activities continue to be ensured smoothly and effectively.
Foreign affairs and international integration have been carried out proactively and comprehensively, creating favorable conditions to attract investment, promoting foreign economic relations and cultural exchanges. National defense and security in the province are guaranteed. The province has actively monitored, grasped the situation and implemented an effective and definitive plan to handle the violations of the law.
Strive to successfully achieve the targets and tasks in 2020
In addition to the achieved results, Binh Duong's socio-economic situation in 2019 still has some shortcomings and limitations. That is, the rate of disbursement of public investment capital was low compared to the adjusted plan in 2019, until November 15th, 2019, the disbursement value reached VND 5,033 billion, reaching 40.3% of the adjusted plan in 2019; a number of key projects have focused on directing but are still slow and encounter many obstacles in the stage of site clearance, investment procedures, especially key traffic works; a number of new and extended industrial park projects are still slow in implementation. Rubber price is still low, African swine cholera appears in many livestock households, and the weather is abnormal. Some housing projects are still slow in implementation. The situation of infectious disease has increased, lack of medical supplies and medicine in some health facilities; Unmanaged and ineffective use of a number of invested health facilities; social insurance participation rate is low compared to the labor force; exploitation and use of cultural and sports constructions, learning functions of grassroots community have not promoted synchronously and effectively; Entertainment activities have not yet been organized to meet the needs of the people.
To successfully accomplish the objectives and tasks of socio-economic development, defense and security in 2020, the whole province strives to increase the industrial production index by 9.55% compared to 2019; industrial development associated with urban development, stabilizing the growth rate and playing an important role in promoting the development of other industries and fields; value added of service sector increased by 10.1%, total retail sales of goods and services increased by 19.9%, export turnover increased by 15% compared to 2019; production value of agriculture - forestry - fishery increased by 4%; encourage urban agriculture, high-tech application agriculture, organic agriculture; scaling up and promoting the effectiveness of effective agricultural cultivation models; thoroughly review and handle shortcomings in land management, especially related to public land, in order to prevent illegal sale of land lots; review, manage and plan the relocation of production and business establishments using toxic chemicals and environmental pollution out of urban centers and concentrated residential areas.
Branches and levels focused on implementing the 3-year financial and budget plan 2020-2022. Striving to achieve total state budget revenue of VND 62,200 billion (up 9% compared to the estimated implementation in 2019), total local balanced budget expenditure is VND 22,400 billion (up 9% compared to the estimate in 2019). Estimated total investment capital for development of the whole society is about VND 132,416 billion, accounting for 34.5% of the province's total product and an increase of 15.5% compared to 2019; attracting foreign direct investment of over USD $1.4 billion. Striving to reduce the rate of poor households to less than 1% according to the multidimensional poverty line of the province; create jobs for 45,000 workers, the rate of trained workers reaches 80%. Performing well the work of people's health care; adequately and timely supply of medical equipment, supplies and medicines in medical examination and treatment of diseases at all levels; speeding up the investment of 1,500 provincial General Hospital. Reviewing the investment plan for the network of public schools to ensure the need to improve the quality of teaching and learning; vocational guidance and student orientation in general education; striving for the rate of public schools reaching the national standard of 74.4%. In 2020, continue organizing the organizational structure, streamlining the payroll according to the Provincial Party Committee's Decision No.711-QD/ TU of May 11th, 2019, Plan No. 4651/ KH-UBND of October 2nd, 2019. In 2018, the PPC focused on the transition to financial autonomy and equalization of non-business units.