PORTAL - On the afternoon of October 30, at the Provincial Convention and Exhibition Center, the Provincial Party Committee, Binh Duong People's Council and People's Committee of held a conference among provincial leaders and associations and businesses in 2020.
There were Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial National Assembly Delegation; Mr. Vo Van Minh - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council; Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee; Mr. Nguyen Thanh Truc - Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee; representatives of departments, agencies, branches and associations of commodity industries and investment enterprises in Binh Duong attending the conference.
The conference overview
Positive results in the socio-economic targets
At the conference, Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee announced the results of the 11th Party Committee Congress of Binh Duong Province, term 2020-2025 and the socio-economic situation of the province in 10 months of 2020; development orientation in the coming time.
According to the report, the 11th Party Committee Congress of Binh Duong province, term 2020 - 2025 was a great success; the success of the Congress was special significance, demonstrating the high political determination of the entire Party Committee and people in the province. This is a very important premise, creating a solid foundation for successful implementation of the goals set out by the Congress.
The success of the congress also stems from the solidarity, dynamism, creativity, open vision, strong aspirations of all levels and branches and the attention, support and encouragement of all classes of people, including the great contribution of the business community in the province. The support and unanimity of the business community will be a great motivation for the new Executive Board to continue to overcome shortcomings, take advantage of opportunities, overcome challenges, and promote comprehensive innovation, achieve strong new strides, build the province to rise to become a modern industrial center, a civilized city, contributing actively to the general construction and development of the country.
Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee announced the results of the 11th Party Committee Congress of Binh Duong Province, term 2020-2025 and the socio-economic situation of the province in 10 months of 2020
Regarding socio-economic development, in the past 10 months, although the domestic economy has been heavily affected by the Covid-19 epidemic and natural disasters, but Binh Duong still ensures its growth rate stability. Industrial production has many positive signals, export and import markets continue to recover, and enterprises have orders which are increasing and focus on production at the end of the year. Accumulating 10 months, the Index of Industrial Production increased by 6.77% over the same period in 2019 (the same period increased by 6.1%). Total retail sales of goods and service revenue reached more than 208,000 billion VND; increase by 11.7% over the same period, export turnover reached over 22 billion USD, increase 6.85 over the same period. Domestic investment attraction as of October 15, 2020 reached nearly 59,500 billion VND, an increase of nearly 21% over the same period. Accumulated up to now, there are nearly 47,600 enterprises in the province with a total capital of 424,000 billion VND. Foreign investment attraction reaches nearly 1.7 billion USD, exceeding 19% of the plan in 2020. Up to now, there are 3,909 foreign investment projects in the province with a total capital of 35.2 billion USD. The socio-cultural fields achieved good results, social security was guaranteed.
Expectation for breakthrough in term 2020-2025
At the conference, representatives of industry and business associations congratulated the success of the 11th Party Congress of Binh Duong Province. At the same time, they would like to thank the leaders of Binh Duong province and all levels and sectors for always accompanying, creating favorable conditions for businesses to operate effectively in production and business, creating a favorable investment environment for domestic and foreign businesses.
Mr. Dien Quang Hiep - Chairman of Binh Duong Furniture Association delivers a speech at the conference
According to industry and business associations, the problem of capital is now an urgent need for businesses to stabilize their production and innovate in the context of the Covid-19 epidemic. Therefore, businesses need capital with preferential interest rates to improve their competitiveness and improve their facilities after a period of shutdown due to the Covid-19 epidemic. The leather/shoes industry, garments and wood processing industries, etc. are the main export sectors of Binh Duong that are facing with difficulties in labor resources, so businesses need the assistance of the provincial government in attracting labors. In term of investment in infrastructure, businesses want the locality to continue promoting investment in infrastructure, especially transport and logistics infrastructure to meet the development requirements of businesses. In addition, it is expected that the road traffic routes of Binh Duong be upgraded and expanded to better connect with Ho Chi Minh City and Long Thanh airport. Binh Duong also needs to complete short ways connecting to ports on Dong Nai and Saigon rivers in order to reduce the load on roads soon.
Mr. Kim Won Sik - President of Korean Investment Enterprises Association in Binh Duong gives comments at the conference
Besides, industry and businesses associations assessed that Binh Duong administrative reform achieved many outstanding results. However, administrative procedures have not been abridged to the maximum, causing difficulties for enterprises.
Always accompany and support businesses
Through the comments of representatives from the industries and businesses associations, Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao - Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee said that, in recent years, Binh Duong has implemented many administrative reform solutions, focusing on building an interconnected one-door mechanism, building a modern and friendly administration. The indicators in the administrative reform of the province recently have continuously increased. To promote the achieved results, in the coming time, Binh Duong will continue to reform administrative procedures in modern way, promote the application of information technology, minimize procedures and build attitudes towards polite, friendly and effective communication in order to better serve people and businesses.
Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao (the second from the right) - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee discusses with enterprises
Concluding the conference, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Mr. Tran Van Nam emphasized that over the past years businesses in the province have made great progress and made important contributions to the local socio-economic development. Under current conditions, the province always wants businesses to continue to improve their competitiveness through integrated solutions from production management, technology innovation to market development, branding and diversification of products, etc.
Binh Duong province will always accompany businesses in this process. In term of the proposals at the conference, provincial leaders and relevant agencies will take note and study to have appropriate solutions, create favorable conditions for convenient and effective production and business. The Secretary requested the Provincial People's Committee to work with the State Bank in Binh Duong province on preferential capital programs for businesses. At the same time, to direct functional departments and branches to have in-depth meetings with industry and business associations to concretely grasp difficulties and problems; coordinate with businesses to solve problems of labor, social security, etc. which create favorable conditions for businesses to feel secure in production and development in the right direction. In the coming period, along with efforts to solve the difficulties and problems of enterprises, Binh Duong province commits to create favorable conditions for enterprises to invest in, convert and apply high technology in production.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Mr. Tran Van Nam delivers a speech to conclude the conference
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Mr. Tran Van Nam said that infrastructure development is a content that is particularly interested in and will be endeavored to find solutions for a breakthrough by the Provincial Party Committee. Binh Duong province will promote traffic projects in connection with Ho Chi Minh City. In which, Highway 13 will be expanded, connecting to the entire My Phuoc - Tan Van route in association with the development of the Bus Rapid Transit route connecting Binh Duong New City with Suoi Tien (Ho Chi Minh City), etc. Binh Duong province has been negotiating and coordinating with neighboring localities to propose to the Government many projects of infrastructure connection in the Southeast region.
"The leaders of Binh Duong province want foreign businesses and investors to immediately register with departments or provincial leaders if they have any problem, not waiting for conferences. We commit to always take the time to listen to businesses "- Mr. Tran Van Nam affirmed.