PORTAL - On the afternoon of March 08, at the Administration Center of Binh Duong province, Mr. Vo Van Minh - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC) chaired the 29th PPC meeting to approve the report on the PPC's direction and administration and the socio-economic situation, national defense and security in February 2023.
Attending were Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Member of Provincial Standing Party Committee, Permanent Vice Chairman of PPC; Ms. Nguyen Truong Nhat Phuong - Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Council; Ms. Tran Thi Hong Hanh - Vice Chairman of the Provincial Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front and leader representatives of departments, committees, branches and localities.
In February 2023, the PPC focused on urging the implementation of key tasks in the first quarter of 2023; removing difficulties and obstacles for enterprises, investors and implementing real estate projects; monitoring the situation of enterprises and workers working after Tet, etc.
The index of industrial production (IIP) in February 2023 was estimated to increase by 23.3% over the previous month and by 18.3% over the same period in 2022; accumulated 2 months decreased by 3.8% over the same period. Total retail sales of goods and services decreased by 8.8% over the previous month and increased by 11.1% over the same period; accumulated 2 months increased by 13.1% over the same period. The average consumer price index increased by 3.2% over the same period.
Export turnover increased 42.7% over the previous month and 25.7% over the same period; accumulated for 2 months, export turnover decreased by 18.7% over the same period. Import turnover increased by 30.9% over the previous month and by 29.2% over the same period; accumulated 2 months, import turnover decreased by 1.3% over the same period.
Accumulated in the first 2 months of 2023, the province has attracted 5,413 billion VND of domestic investment capital and 338 million USD of foreign investment capital. Total budget revenue reached 11,800 billion VND, reaching 17% of the estimate assigned by the Provincial People's Council.
Binh Duong focuses on implementing solutions to remove difficulties and obstacles for enterprises and investors
At the same time, Binh Duong continues to effectively carry out activities to take care of and support the people's material and spiritual life. To date, most enterprises and workers have returned to work; job counseling for 7,250 workers, 2,966 people getting jobs. The situation of political security, social order and safety after Tet and the festival season in the province is guaranteed to be stable.
However, according to the PPC's assessment, the world and domestic economic situation is still facing many difficulties, so some economic indicators in the first 2 months of 2023 such as: Index of industrial production, export and import decreased over the same period; disbursement of public investment capital is low compared to the plan; progress of provincial planning, adjustment of urban general planning at district level is still slow.
Director of Department of Planning and Investment Pham Trong Nhan reports on public investment
At the meeting, the delegates discussed and proposed many solutions to remove difficulties and obstacles for production and business activities and promote export activities. In March 2023, the province continued to develop a provincial 5-year (2021-2025) land use plan and a plan to exploit revenue from the land fund. Urgently completing the provincial planning for the 2021 – 2030 period, with a vision to 2050; adjusting the district general planning, adjusting the maximum building height in the urban area of Thu Dau Mot city. Completing the project on development of social housing and worker housing. Studying investment plans for traffic roads of Ring Road No. 3, Ring Road No. 4, Ho Chi Minh - Thu Dau Mot - Chon Thanh expressway, An Tay port, expansion of An Son port; investing in upgrading, renovating and building new locations connecting with Thu Duc city and Ho Chi Minh city. Continuing to accelerate the implementation of the 1,500-bed General Hospital; solving problems in the procurement of medical equipment. Investing in building and improving the quality of cultural institutions, etc.
Director of Department of Information and Communications Le Tuan Anh speaks at the meeting
The meeting also considered and discussed a number of important issues such as: Draft Directive on the implementation of the Public Investment Plan in 2023; land price plan for calculation of financial obligations and compensation for the implementation of a number of works and projects in the province; Price list of machine shifts and construction equipment in the province; selecting the method of providing water drainage and domestic wastewater treatment services in the province; Decision promulgating regulations on compensation, support and resettlement when the State recovers land in the province, etc.
The PPC Chairman Vo Van Minh concludes the meeting
Concluding the meeting, the PPC Chairman Vo Van Minh requested departments, branches and localities to focus on implementing key tasks and solutions in March 2023. In which, continuing to remove difficulties for investors and enterprises through shortening the time to handle administrative procedures; reducing inspection and examination; supporting enterprises in fire prevention and fighting; connecting and supporting enterprises to recruit workers to ensure efficient production and business, etc. Advising the Provincial Standing Party Committee on the action program to implement the Politburo's Resolution 24 on socio-economic development, defense and security in the Southeast region to 2030, with a vision to 2045; speeding up the provincial planning for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision to 2050, linking the province's central development orientation with the planning. Actively attacking and suppressing criminals, ensuring social order and safety; continuing to implement Project 06 and Project on surveillance cameras for traffic, security and order, etc.
The PPC Chairman also basically agreed with other contents at the meeting, and at the same time asked the leaders of departments, branches and localities to continue to contribute comments on the draft Directive on the implementation of the Public Investment Plan in 2023 to accelerate the progress of the province's public investment from the first months of the year.
Reported by Phuong Chi- Translated by Thanh Tam