PORTAL - On the morning of December 31, at the Provincial Convention and Exhibition Center, the Provincial Party Committee - People's Council - People's Committee - Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of the province solemnly held a Ceremony to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the re-establishment of Binh Duong province (January 01, 1997 - January 01, 2022) and welcome the New Year 2022. This is an important political event, marking the great growth and development of Binh Duong after a quarter of a century separated from Song Be province.
Attending the ceremony were former President Nguyen Minh Triet; Mr. Nguyen Manh Cuong - Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of Binh Phuoc provincial Delegation of National Assembly deputies. On the side of Binh Duong, there were Mr. Nguyen Van Loi - Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial Delegation of National Assembly deputies; leaders of the Provincial Party Committee, People's Council, People's Committee, Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of the province over the years, representatives of departments, committees, branches, districts, towns and cities.
A welcome musical performance at the ceremony
Presenting the speech at the ceremony, Mr. Vo Van Minh - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee emphasized that a quarter of a century ago – on January 01, 1997, implementing Directive 03 of the 8th Politburo and the Resolution of the 10th meeting of the 9th National Assembly on the separation of Song Be province, Binh Duong province was re-established and officially put into operation with 4 administrative units at district level, 77 communes, wards and towns, with a natural area of nearly 2,700 km2 and a population of nearly 670,000 people. Inheriting the guidelines and policies of Song Be province, the Party Committee, authorities and people of Binh Duong province have promoted the tradition of solidarity, dynamism, creativity, strived to overcome all difficulties and challenges to build Binh Duong from an agricultural province with a low starting point into a dynamically developing industrial province in the Southern Key Economic Region.
The transparent policy of "Spreading flower mats to call for investment" is an important premise to attract more and more investors to Binh Duong. Up to now, the province has a large number of domestic private enterprises with more than 53,000 enterprises, total registered capital of 515,000 billion VND and more than 4,000 foreign investment projects with a total registered capital of over 37 billion USD.
The fast growth with high quality of most economic sectors has created a large source of budget revenue for the province. On average, in the 1997-2020 period, the total budget revenue increased by 26.1% per year. Binh Duong soon became a locality with a high budget revenue and a great contribution to the central budget. By 2021, the province's total budget revenue has reached 61,200 billion VND, an increase of 74 times compared to 1997.
Socio-economic infrastructure is invested in synchronously and modernly. In 2004, the province started construction of Binh Duong Industrial - Service - Urban Complex with the center of Binh Duong New City project with a scale of 1,000 ha, aiming to build a civilized and modern urban area with synchronous infrastructure system, closely connected with neighboring provinces and cities.
Delegates perform the flag-saluting ritual
The province also focuses on better and better solving the relationship between economic growth and social progress and justice in each guideline and policy. Security and welfare are taken care of to ensure that all people and protection subjects are cared for, fully and fairly benefited from economic development achievements. At the same time, the province also mobilizes maximum resources to invest in the development of education, health and solving social problems; the development of social housing, housing for workers is considered a bright spot of the country. Since 2017, Binh Duong has been recognized as having no more poor households according to the central standard and the poverty rate according to the province's own standards is less than 1%. The province's per capita income is currently ranked first in the country.
From the practice over more than 35 years of renovation and 25 years of construction and development, it has been shown that the achievements that the Party Committee, army and people of Binh Duong have achieved over the years are very proud. That result is the crystallization of the tradition of diligence, dynamism and creativity of Song Be - Binh Duong's people; the sensitive and flexible application of guidelines and lines of the Party, policies and laws of the State to concretize into guidelines, mechanisms and policies suitable to the actual situation of the locality; always focusing on improving people's knowledge, fostering human resources, attracting and using talents to have a contingent of staff and workers to meet the requirements of integration and development of the province.
Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Vo Van Minh delivers a speech at the ceremony
On behalf of the Provincial Party Committee - People's Council - People's Committee - Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of the province, Mr. Vo Van Minh thanked the Central Committee of the Party, the Politburo, the Secretariat, the National Assembly, the Government and the Central Ministries and branches for creating favorable conditions for Binh Duong province in all aspects during the past 25 years. At the same time, he deeply expressed gratitude to the provincial leaders through the periods; recognized the striving and efforts of all levels and branches, the consensus, support and responsibility of all classes of people and the enterprise community; the support of provinces and cities in the Southern key economic region and the entire country for Binh Duong to have the development it is today.
The achievements achieved in the past 25 years are an important premise and great motivation for Binh Duong province to continue to overcome difficulties and challenges for development and achieve the goals set out by the Resolution of the 11th Provincial Party Congress: "Striving to build Binh Duong province to develop sustainably in the direction of a smart, civilized and modern city; by 2030, Binh Duong will become a modern industrial center, and by 2045, a smart city of the region and the entire country. "The Provincial Party Committee - People's Council - People's Committee - Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of the province fully believes that the entire political system and all comrades, compatriots, soldiers and people of all classes in the province will continue to closely unite and work together to overcome all difficulties and challenges to achieve new and higher achievements, making Binh Duong develop faster, more comprehensively and sustainably, soon becoming a smart, civilized and modern city." – Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Vo Van Minh affirmed.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi awards the First Class Labor Medal and Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Vo Van Minh presents flowers to congratulate the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Binh Duong province
Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao – Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee and Mr. Pham Van Chanh - Chairman of the Provincial People's Council award the Second-class Labor Medal to Mr. Nguyen Hoang Chau - former Member of Provincial Standing Party Committee, former Chairman of the Inspection Committee of the Provincial Party Committee
At the ceremony, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Binh Duong province was honored to receive the First Class Labor Medal; Mr. Nguyen Hoang Chau - former Member of Provincial Standing Party Committee, former Chairman of the Inspection Committee of the Provincial Party Committee received the Second-class Labor Medal awarded by the President. The Provincial Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front received the Certificate of Merit from the Prime Minister for outstanding achievements in work, contributing to the cause of national construction and defense.
Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Vo Van Minh awards the Prime Minister's Certificate of Merit to the Provincial Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front
Reported by Phuong Chi - Quoc Chien - Translated by Nguyen Trang