PORTAL - That is the issue discussed at the Press Conference on the socio-economic situation in April 2022 held by the Provincial People's Committee (PPC) on the morning of May 06 at the Provincial Exhibition and Convention Center. Mr. Nguyen Tam Duong - Chief of PPC Office and Mr. Le Tuan Anh - Director of Department of Information and Communications chaired the press conference.
At the press conference, representatives of the press agencies asked questions about "hot" issues of public concern such as: Solutions to prevent flooding in the rainy season; solutions to limit and reduce traffic accidents; the repair of the lighting system on DT.741 road; the implementation of support policies for people staying at boarding houses that ensures correctness and does not leave out the subject. In addition, issues related to the Health branch such as the organization and rearrangement of Mobile medical stations, procurement and preservation of medical equipment; the detection of fake Molnupiravir drug produced in Binh Duong, etc. were also of interest and exchange.
Representative of Labor Newspaper asks a question at the press conference
Recognizing the problem of flooding in the rainy season affecting people's lives, a representative of the Department of Transport said that the cause is due to the small, unsynchronized drainage system, some manholes being blocked (people seal themselves to block odors) combined with high tides, limiting the ability to drain water when there is heavy rain. To solve this situation, according to Mr. Nguyen Thanh Thuan - Head of Infrastructure Management and Traffic Safety Division, Department of Transport, the fundamental solution is mainly structural measures. The Department of Transport will coordinate to advise the PPC to invest in a drainage system linking shafts, regions and areas to improve drainage capacity. He also said that the upkeep, maintenance and repair of damage on roads are considered a regular and continuous task, contributing to reducing accidents and traffic jams.
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Thuan - Head of Infrastructure Management and Traffic Safety Division answers questions from the press
Mr. Nguyen Tam Duong - Chief of the PPC Office further discussed, with the characteristics of the province's rapid development and high urbanization rate, leading to some inadequacies such as traffic jams, flooding when there is heavy rain. Binh Duong is implementing long-term structural measures to overcome this situation. In the immediate future, deploying non-structural measures such as traffic flow distribution by hour, arrangement of traffic regulation forces, etc.
Regarding the implementation of Decision no. 08 on the policy to support people staying at boarding houses, Mr. Pham Van Tuyen - Deputy Director of the Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs said that the PPC has authorized the district People's Committee to approve the list and funding for housing rental support for workers in the province. The data on the list of policy beneficiaries will be compared with the Police's data to ensure the right subject and avoid profiteering.
Mr. Huynh Minh Chin - Deputy Director of the Department of Health speaks at the press conference
Regarding issues related to the Health branch, Mr. Huynh Minh Chin - Deputy Director of the Department of Health said that the Health branch has prepared a plan to suspend the operation of Mobile medical stations and establish fixed medical stations with a scale of 15,000 people/1 station under the direction of the PPC to suit the new situation. The establishment and suspension of Mobile medical stations is done in accordance with the law, while ensuring full benefits, arranging jobs for people working in Mobile medical stations. The branch also considers a plan to increase staffing for commune, ward and town medical stations. Regarding the fake Molnupiravir drug, he said that the Department of Health has organized an inspection team and will provide more specific information after the inspection results are available.
Other issues were also answered by representatives of departments and branches at the press conference.
According to information at the press conference, the socio-economic situation of Binh Duong province in April 2022 achieved many important results. The index of industrial production (IIP) in April 2022 was estimated to increase by 7.3% over the previous month and by 11.1% over the same period in 2020; accumulated 4 months, the IIP increased by 7.5% over the same period. The Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) 2021 reached 69.61 points, ranking 6th out of 63 provinces and cities, continuing to be the leading locality in terms of infrastructure index and the top in the Southeast region.
Total retail sales of goods and services was estimated to increase by 3.7% over the previous month and by 15.9% over the same period; accumulated 4 months increased by 10.7% over the same period. The average consumer price index in April increased by 2.3% over the same period. Export turnover was estimated to increase by 4.5% over the previous month and by 22.7% over the same period; accumulated 4 months, export turnover increased by 11.9% over the same period. Import turnover was estimated to increase by 15.2% over the previous month and by 6% over the same period; accumulated 4 months, import turnover increased by 1.3% over the same period. Maintaining a trade surplus of 3.9 billion USD.
By April 15, 2022, the province has attracted 9,786 billion VND of domestic investment capital; accumulated in the first 4 months of the year, has attracted 22,950 billion VND. Foreign investment attracted 658 million USD; accumulated 4 months, has attracted over 2.3 billion USD.
The Covid-19 pandemic is under control; social security, security and order are maintained stably.
Reported by Phuong Chi- Translated by Thanh Tam