PORTAL - On the afternoon of March 22, 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) received Mr. Shimizu Akira - Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Vietnam Office to say goodbye on the occasion of the end of his working term.
PORTAL - On the morning of March 22, nearly 100 enterprises, trade associations and banks participated in the Conference on connecting banks - enterprises in Binh Duong province in 2023, organized by the Provincial People's Committee (PPC) in collaboration with the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) of Provincial Branch. Mr. Nguyen Van Danh - Vice Chairman of the PPC chaired the conference.
PORTAL – The Provincial People's Committee (PPC) issued the event plan "Binh Duong: Launching - Connection - New Development".
PORTAL - On the morning of March 20, at the Administration Center of Binh Duong Province, Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Member of Provincial Standing Party Committee, Permanent Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee (PPC) chaired the meeting to listen to the leader of Tan Uyen town report on the plan to organize the Announcement Ceremony of the National Assembly Standing Committee's Resolution on the establishment of Tan Uyen city in Binh Duong province.
PORTAL - On the morning of March 15, at Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center, the Department of Planning and Investment in collaboration with Becamex IDC Corp and the Vietnam Institute for Urban and Rural Planning, Ministry of Construction (VIUP) organized a mid-term Seminar on planning Binh Duong province for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision to 2050.
PORTAL - On the morning of March 15, at the Administration Center of Binh Duong province, the Provincial Delegation of National Assembly Deputies held a Conference to collect comments on the draft report on thematic monitoring results "implementation of policies and laws on energy development for the 2016-2021 period in Binh Duong province". Ms. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Xuan - Deputy Head of the Provincial Delegation of National Assembly Deputies chaired the conference.
PORTAL - On the afternoon of March 14, at the Administration Center of Binh Duong province, 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 received the delegation of CapitaLand Development Group (Singapore) led by Mr. Wong Kan Seng - Chairman of CapitaLand Development Group to pay a courtesy visit to the provincial leaders.
PORTAL - On the morning of March 14, the provincial delegation led by 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 had a meeting with enterprises and households affected by the Ho Chi Minh City's Ring Road No. 3 project, section through Di An city.
PORTAL - That was the directing statement of the Provincial Party Committee's Secretary Nguyen Van Loi at the meeting with Di An City Standing Party Committee on the morning of March 14 on the socio-economic development situation in the first 2 months of 2023 in the city.
PORTAL - On the morning of March 14, the provincial delegation led by 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 went to survey a number of projects in Di An city.
The PPC Chairman Vo Van Minh acknowledged and highly appreciated the support of the Japanese Government, including JICA, as well as the efforts and contributions of Mr. Shimizu Akira in promoting cooperative relations between Vietnam - Japan in general, Binh Duong and Japanese partners in particular.
The PPC Chairman thanked Mr. Shimizu Akira for actively supporting Binh Duong during the past time and wished him continued success in his new position.
Mr. Shimizu Akira thanked the leaders of Binh Duong province for always accompanying and supporting him during his working term in Vietnam. Despite facing many challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic as well as some problems from transport infrastructure projects, the provincial leaders always wholeheartedly share, support and cooperate to solve difficulties. 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan, and key cooperation projects in Binh Duong are entering their peak stage. Therefore, Mr. Shimizu Akira wished to continue to receive the attention and support of provincial leaders so that the projects can be implemented as planned.
The PPC Chairman Vo Van Minh receives Mr. Shimizu Akira - Chief Representative of JICA Vietnam Office
He also introduced to the provincial leaders New Chief Representative of JICA Vietnam Office, Mr. Sugano Yuichi will continue to take on the role of supporting Binh Duong to soon implement important transport infrastructure projects; and wished to continue periodic dialogues between JICA Vietnam and provincial leaders to help solve difficulties and obstacles, as well as have more opportunities for the two sides to learn and implement new cooperation programs.
The PPC Chairman Vo Van Minh affirmed that the province will continue to work closely with Mr. Sugano Yuichi - New Chief Representative of JICA Vietnam Office and JICA Vietnam Office to continue implementing cooperation projects that are being deployed between the two sides.
The PPC Chairman Vo Van Minh presents a souvenir to Mr. Shimizu Akira
Currently, the public transport infrastructure improvement project in Binh Duong province has been basically completed by the Ministry of Finance and is waiting for the Japanese Embassy to complete the procedures to submit to the Japanese Government as the basis for signing the Project Exchange Note.
At the same time, the procedures related to the loan agreement are being completed in parallel and submitted to the Government for consideration and approval as the basis for the signing of the JICA loan agreement as soon as the Exchange Note is signed in the second quarter of 2023. After the loan agreement is signed, JICA and Binh Duong will complete relevant procedures to sign a Memorandum of Understanding as a basis for implementing the next steps of the project.
The PPC Chairman Vo Van Minh presents a souvenir to Mr. Sugano Yuichi - New Chief Representative of JICA Vietnam Office
The PPC Chairman agreed on the mechanism of regular exchange and close coordination with JICA; He hoped that in the coming time, the two sides will have more effective cooperation programs in many fields.
Delegates take a souvenir photo
Reported by Doan Trang- Translated by Thanh Tam
The conference aims to create conditions to help enterprises connect with banks to access investment capital to remove difficulties and obstacles, boost production and business, and promote socio-economic development.
Difficult to access loans
Over the past time, the SBV has implemented many solutions to support opening and directing credit capital flows into priority areas, credit to enterprises has achieved positive results, the scale of credit capital is increasing. However, there are still many difficulties and obstacles that make it difficult for enterprises to access loans, especially in the context that some enterprises' production and business activities are facing difficulties due to the influence of world market developments.
Ms. Truong Thi Thuy Lien - Vice President of Binh Duong Leather and Footwear Association mentions difficulties in accessing capital
Ms. Truong Thi Thuy Lien - Vice President of Binh Duong Leather and Footwear Association said that it is difficult for enterprises to access bank capital because they must have collateral, while small and medium-sized enterprises must rent factories, they cannot have collateral, only the form of unsecured loan can solve capital for them. However, getting an unsecured loan is a problem. Ms. Lien explained: "The settlement of unsecured loans must have a good business plan and a highly effective economic contract for the bank to be able to lend. At present, with the current economic situation, good business plans are difficult to implement to bring enterprises closer to the bank."
From March 15, 2023, the SBV issued a decision on adjusting the operating interest rate by 0.5-1%. This will contribute to lower lending rates in the near future. However, enteprrises said that the current loan package at joint-stock commercial banks is too high. Mr. Nguyen Khanh Toan - Director of Hoang Ngan Phat Electric Co.,Ltd said that the SBV has made certain efforts to support enterprises to overcome difficulties. However, the moves to reduce interest rates have not yet brought about a positive impact. "The current interest rate is too high, making it difficult for enterprises to reduce production costs, improve competitiveness and lose many investment opportunities" - Mr. Toan said.
Mr. Tran Van Trong - Vice Chairman of the BOD of Viet Huong Group makes a proposal
In addition, the bank's approach to customers is still single, not closely following geographical areas, industrial parks, industrial clusters, enterprises, and business establishments to enhance direct communication between banks and customers in order to share difficulties, access credit and support interest rates for customers. Mr. Tran Van Trong - Vice Chairman of the BOD of Viet Huong Group suggested that the bank should strengthen connections and proactively work with each enterprise to proactively cash flow and timely capital structure. Enterprises with capital sources will have good competitiveness, operate effectively, create jobs for the society, create value, generate a lot of income, and pay state taxes. The banking system also benefits from reducing bad debts and improving credit quality.
Strengthen bank-enterprise connection
Before the difficulties, problems and proposals of enterprises, representatives of banks gave specific answers on the implementation of customer support policies. Banks said they are looking for ways to approach enterprises and learn about difficulties to boost lending, because credit growth has been slow since the beginning of the year.
Representative of Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Viet Nam (Vietcombank) speaks at the conference
Mr. Vo Dinh Phong - Director of the SBV of Binh Duong branch said that he will direct credit institutions and banks to continue strengthening propaganda and instructing customers about the Government's interest rate support program; actively coordinate to organize conferences connecting banks - enterprises; speed up the implementation of interest rate support.
In particular, strengthening follow-up and in-depth customer access; providing specific guidance on policies to remove difficulties, legal regulations and internal regulations; promptly resolving customer complaints, difficulties and problems. Inappropriate regulations of the law and internal regulations of the bank will be proposed to be resolved promptly.
In Binh Duong province, there are 79 credit institutions,
banks. In 2022, total mobilized capital reached more than 276,000 billion VND, up
3.53% compared to 2021. Total outstanding loans reached 286,000 billion VND, up
12.38% compared to 2021. Bad debts controlled 0.73% of total outstanding loans.
Particularly from the beginning of 2023 until now, the
total mobilized capital of the credit institution system reached 270,000
billion VND, down 2.2% compared to the beginning of the year, up 0.37% over the
same period last year. Total outstanding loans reached 288,000 billion VND, up
1.05% compared to the beginning of the year, up 10.34% over the previous year.
The decrease in mobilized capital, low growth of credit
shows that the currency and credit market in Binh Duong is moving in line with
the development of the whole country when the conflict between Russia and
Ukraine is still present, inflation in other countries is still and in Vietnam
basically under control but still not subjective, although the money market is
temporarily stable and liquidity is abundant. Especially, from March 15, 2023,
the SBV has reduced the operating interest rate to reduce lending interest
rates, contributing to removing difficulties for enterprises and the economy.
Interest rates on deposits and loans in the area have
decreased. Deposit interest rate in VND is at 0.1 - 0.5%/year for demand
deposits and deposits with term of less than 1 month; 4.9 - 5.8%/year for
deposits with term from 1 month to less than 6 months; 5.8 - 7.2%/year for deposits
with term from 6 months to less than 12 months; 7.2%/year for deposits with
term of 12 months or more. The maximum short-term loan interest rate in VND in
some priority sectors and fields is 5.5%; short-term loan interest rates in VND
are popular at 7.5-8.5%/year; interest rates for medium and long-term loans in
VND are popular at 8.1-10.5%/year. Interest rates for short-term USD loans are
popular at 3.7-5.7%/year; medium and long-term at 5.5-5.92%/year. Deposit
interest rate in USD is at 0%/year for institutional and residential deposits.
Reporte by Phuo Chi- Translated by Thanh Tam
Accordingly, the event will take place from March 24-25, 2023 at Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center.
Participants were about 500 delegates, including leaders of the Government and central ministries and branches; leaders of Binh Duong province and other provinces and cities that have and are expected to establish Vietnam - Singapore Industrial Park; departments, committees, branches, local mass organizations in the province and enterprise community, institutes and schools in Binh Duong; Consulate General, Associations and enterprise branches in the country and abroad.
Based on this Plan, the units in charge of proactively assigning tasks to the member units to coordinate to serve as a basis for performance. In the process of performing their tasks, member departments and branches must actively exchange and provide information to members, regularly report on work performance and promptly report proposals and recommendations to the Event Organizing Committee and the PPC for consideration and resolution of difficulties and problems.
The People's Committees of districts, towns and cities thoroughly understand and widely propagate to cadres, civil servants, public employees, employees and the entire people about the purpose, requirements and meaning of hosting the event "Binh Duong: Launching - Connection - New Development"; plan and coordinate to organize support activities to serve the people on the occasion of the event. Propagating and mobilizing people to actively participate in building a cultural and civilized urban lifestyle and building a new countryside with the spirit of "respect, thoughtfulness and hospitality", especially business establishments, tourist areas and attractions often have tourists to visit and entertain.
Reported by Doan Trang- Translated by Thanh Tam
As planned, the Announcement Ceremony is expected to be held on April 12, 2023 at Tan Uyen Town Square (Quarter 1, Uyen Hung Ward), with about 500 participants including leaders of the Central Government, Binh Duong province, districts, towns, cities in the province and some neighboring localities.
The content of the ceremony includes cultural programs; screening of documentary films about the process of building and developing Tan Uyen city; speech of the leaders of the Central Committee, Binh Duong province, representatives of the young generation and a response from the leader of Tan Uyen.
The announcement ceremony is a political event, an important turning point marking the results of efforts in leadership, direction, positive contributions and consensus of people from all walks of life join hands to build the town into a young, beautiful, civilized, and loving city. At the same time, contributing to propagating, promoting and introducing the potentials, advantages, traditional cultural values, socio-economic development achievements, construction and development of Tan Uyen urban area in recent years, continuing to arouse patriotism and creativity, the participation of people from all walks of life, and attracting all resources for the development of the city.
Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Mai Hung Dung asked the Party Committee and People's Committee of Tan Uyen town to carefully and effectively prepare the assigned tasks, ensuring the ceremony to be held successfully. In particular, it is necessary to focus on perfecting the overall program, collecting comments from the Propaganda and Training Commission, the Department of Information and Communications on the content of the documentary. In addition, directing wards and communes to ensure environmental sanitation, urban embellishment to create a bright, green, clean and beautiful landscape, especially at the welcome gate area. Ensuring security and order, traffic safety, food safety and hygiene, pandemic prevention and control, electricity supply and electrical safety, fire prevention and fighting at the ceremony. Well performing the visual propaganda; well preparing facilities and human resources for the ceremony, etc.
725/NQ-UBTVQH15 of the National Assembly Standing Committee on the
establishment of Tan Uyen city in Binh Duong province takes effect from April
Tan Uyen city is established on the basis of the entire 191.76 km2 of natural
area and population size of 466,053 people of Tan Uyen town in Binh Duong
Tan Uyen city
borders the cities of Di An, Thu Dau Mot, Thuan An, Ben Cat town, Bac Tan Uyen
district of Binh Duong province and Vinh Cuu district of Dong Nai province.
establishment, Tan Uyen city has 12 commune-level administrative units,
including 10 wards: Hoi Nghia, Khanh Binh, Phu Chanh, Tan Hiep, Tan Phuoc
Khanh, Tan Vinh Hiep, Thai Hoa, Thanh Phuoc, Uyen Hung, and Vinh Tan and 02
communes: Bach Dang and Thanh Hoi.
Duong province has 09 district-level administrative units, including 04
districts, 01 town and 04 cities; 91 commune-level administrative units,
including 41 communes, 45 wards and 05 towns.
Reported by Phuong
Chi- Translated by Thanh Tam
Attending 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, Head of the Steering Committee for Provincial Planning; Mr. Vo Van Minh - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC); Mr. Nguyen Van Hung – BOD Chairman of Becamex IDC Corp, member of the Steering Committee for Provincial Planning; and members of the Steering Committee, the Supporting Group of the Steering Committee for provincial planning; leaders of departments, committees, branches, districts, towns and cities; consulting unit for provincial planning.
Remove "bottlenecks" that hinder development
At the Seminar, the consulting unit reported: Orientation of integrated strategic framework for Binh Duong province's planning; development orientation of important industries and fields; orientation of spatial development planning and infrastructure system.
The basis of this integrated strategy is the advantageous location and regional linkage so that Binh Duong becomes the first high-income province of Vietnam by 2030, the hub of international trade and the center of the Southeast region. The report at the beginning of the term clearly pointed out the special location of Binh Duong province - playing the role of an important transit location between the Central Highlands, the Southeast, the Southwest and Ho Chi Minh City, an important link of the Southeast economic corridor. Binh Duong plays the role of the northern rear of Ho Chi Minh City, also the rear with the largest natural resources due to its connection with the Central Highlands, Southern Laos and Eastern Cambodia.
Resolution No. 24-NQ/TW dated October 07, 2022 of the Politburo on socio-economic development and assurance of national defense and security in the Southeast region to 2030, with a vision to 2045, clearly identifies Binh Duong province as belonging to two economic sub-regions in the North and the Center. In which, the northern sub-region including Tay Ninh and Binh Phuoc provinces and the northern region of Dong Nai and Binh Duong provinces is a development zone of border gate economy, logistics, expanding the industrial development space of the region; the central sub-region including Ho Chi Minh City, the southern region of Binh Duong province and the southwest of Dong Nai province is the development center of the whole region, outstanding with strengths in high-tech and specialized industries, high quality services, education - training, healthcare and international trade hub.
MSc.Architect Nguyen Xuan Anh - Representative of VIUP brief reports on Binh Duong province planning for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision to 2045
Through more than 25 years of development, Binh Duong has accumulated a great foundation of infrastructure, which is a valuable result of the provincial planning process and planning implementation. However, according to Assoc.Prof.Dr.Architect Hoang Vinh Hung - Deputy Director of VIUP, Binh Duong is facing a number of bottlenecks and challenges that need to be solved in order to free up resources and create an overall impetus for Binh Duong to continue developing in the new period. Specifically, regional connections are congested; especially the transport infrastructure connecting the Southern part of the province is overloaded. The economic growth model faces many challenges such as middle income trap, low proportion of service economy structure, lack of high quality human resources; production is labor and land intensive. Along with that are the challenges of spatial model and infrastructure development without a long-term vision; values of cultural and ecological resources are being forgotten and services are limited; the social environment has many potential risks; competition in the region and in the country is becoming more and more fierce, international fluctuations are unpredictable, etc.
The planning targets that by 2030, Binh Duong will develop according to the model of a centrally run city, which is an important growth pole of the Southern key economic region and the whole country. Binh Duong pioneers in transforming the development model towards modern industries and high-quality services based on the core of a complete innovation ecosystem. The average economic growth rate in the 2021-2030 period reaches about 10%/year; GRDP per capita is about 15,700 USD (412 million VND); the proportion of digital economy reaches 30% of GRDP. Economic growth in the 2031-2050 period is about 5.5 - 6%/year; GRDP per capita is about 31,300 USD, making it a province with a high middle income level; the proportion of processing and manufacturing industry reaches 50% of GRDP.
The PPC Chairman Vo Van Minh speaks at the Seminar
Discussion at the Seminar showed that, to achieve the set goals and overcome the "middle income trap" is not only an economic problem but also a test of local governance capacity. According to MSc.Architect Nguyen Xuan Anh - VIU, in order for Binh Duong to become a center and focal point based on regional linkage and open development, the province needs to continue to combine with national programs and cooperate with neighboring localities to promote the completion of connections by road, rail and river with the center of Ho Chi Minh City. The province also continues to develop according to the model of innovation based on expanding the development space of existing industrial parks and urban areas, applying science and technology to production, management, social services, contributing to creating a new type of ecosystem for socio-economic development of the province. In which, 06 pillars to promote the province's development in the coming period include: Inheritance development, innovation-based development, specialized coordinated development, sustainability-based development, open multilateral development, and common development covering all social classes.
At the seminar, representatives of departments, committees, branches and localities also commented on the content related to the planning of each specific sector and field.
Representatives of departments, branches and units comment at the Seminar
Motivation for a new development period
The Planning Law 2017 has set higher requirements in the integration of goals and interdisciplinary approaches in provincial planning on the same development territory in regional linkages. The integration requires coordination between branches, levels and stakeholders towards solving immediate and long-term problems, ensuring the provincial planning has a long-term vision.
Binh Duong identifies the importance and role of provincial planning, as a guideline for the new development period and beyond, aiming to develop a breakthrough into a high-income province based on 03 philosophies: Building an effective business and investment environment; harmonious, humane and sustainable society; dynamic and constructive local government. Provincial planning for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision to 2050 will be an extremely important tool for the province to orient, operate and manage in order to continue to develop rapidly and sustainably.
Speaking at the Seminar, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi assessed that this draft has a step closer to improving the content and depth of the Planning's requirements, especially having absorbed quite good comments at the beginning Seminar. The connotation of each content of the draft Planning has basically followed the development requirements of the province and Resolution No. 24 of the Politburo.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi speaks at the Seminar
The Secretary emphasized a number of key contents for experts, scientists, departments and branches to continue researching and perfecting the planning scheme to submit to the final-term Seminar, in which it is necessary to closely follow Resolution No. 24 and potential conditions and competitive advantages of Binh Duong to set out the most optimal, appropriate and feasible development scenario.
Specifically, on the orientation of Binh Duong's development space, studying the development space into regions: The southern area, including Thuan An, Di An, and Tan Uyen, is the gateway center of Binh Duong to Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai and the seaport, the focal point of transport connections in the region. The modern city worth living with housing infrastructure, high quality services, international standard medical and educational systems, convenient public transport connecting Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai and the center of Binh Duong New City, Thu Dau Mot, Ben Cat, Bau Bang is a "magnet" to attract people to live, a tool to attract high-quality human resources, material resources, and restructure the economy in the central and northern areas of the province.
The central area of Binh Duong (Thu Dau Mot, Ben Cat, Tan Uyen) with the nucleus as the "center of Binh Duong New City" must continue to be planned to become an innovation area, the core area of a smart city in Binh Duong.
The Northern localities (Ben Cat, Bau Bang, Phu Giao, Dau Tieng, Bac Tan Uyen) still have quite a large space for land, coordinated planning to prepare industrial real estate to form, create industrial belt area; is the center connecting the Southeast region and the river port created by the ring roads. This area needs to become a new development pole to form the Culture - Fitness - Sports - Health - Education Complex of the region to support the development poles of the province and the whole Southeast region.
Regarding specific areas, the goal set for the province in the 2022-2030 period must focus on developing 10,000 hectares of industry to form an industrial, urban, service and logistics belt area along the Ring Road No. 4 corridor and highways of the region, in the northern districts and towns, and continue to develop industry and serve as a place to move enterprises to the South (about 2,888 enterprises need to be relocated to the North) or restructure and spare about 2,000 ha for urban development and services of Thuan An and Di An to become regional urban centers. Striving to 2025, 30% - 40% of manufacturing enterprises in the South must be relocated to the Northern industrial zones and clusters under the relocation project of the province. From that, forming specialized industrial parks, science and technology industrial parks, supporting industrial parks, green industrial parks, circular industrial parks, and industrial parks 4.0. Striving to 2030, at least 30% of enterprises convert production models to automation.
At the same time, it is necessary to allocate space to shape the development of high-quality service industries in the direction of becoming financial centers, commercial centers, educational centers, regional and world-class healthcare centers, and other services.
Overview of the Seminar
Regarding urban development, it is necessary to focus on planning, investment, embellishment and improvement of urban quality towards a smart, civilized, modern city, a place worth living, not to form a "slum" in the heart of the city. By 2025, it is necessary to remove the lanes and alleys with dirt roads, red gravel roads that have not been connected and the residents who have not met the infrastructure conditions, and fully meet the housing development targets (area of urban and rural housing, worker housing, social housing) according to the province's population scale forecast for each period.
The planning must solve the problem posed when the development models are transformed in the direction of applying science and technology, transforming production models to a generation of new industry, green industry, sustainable industry, and non-labor, land and energy intensive industry. Besides, it is necessary to transform 4.0 in enterprises, and improve technology chains. The State builds a digital government, a digital society, a digital economy, and strongly reforms administrative procedures. It is necessary to create a new ecosystem to attract high-quality human resources, and to plan a system of education and training institutions for development to meet high-quality human resources as required. Identifying specific solutions to mobilize the maximum resources from all economic sectors to carry out the tasks according to the planning, including investment in completing socio-economic and urban infrastructure, focusing on transport infrastructure connecting the region.
The Secretary requested, by the end of April 2023, to basically complete the final-term provincial planning project and collect opinions from the people to absorb and complete the planning. Along with identifying resources to organize the effective implementation of goals and tasks, consulting units and branches need to study and propose specific recommendations on institutions and policies for the Central Government to create resources and motivation for Binh Duong to develop in accordance with the approved planning.
Reported by Phuong Chi-Translated by Thanh Tam
Attending the conference were Mr. Nguyen Van Danh - Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC).
In the 2016-2021 period, the implementation of policies and laws on energy development in the province mainly complied with documents issued by the Central Government. In addition, the PPC has issued decisions, plans and documents to concretize policies and laws on energy development. The Provincial Delegation of National Assembly Deputies found that the promulgated documents closely followed the guidelines and lines of the Party, policies and laws of the State, ensuring the legality, synchronization, consistency, completeness, timeliness and high feasibility, in which the energy planning, annual and periodical energy development plans are always consistent with the specific characteristics of local industrial development, in line with socio-economic development goals and strategies of the province.
Delegates comment on the draft report
However, a number of legal documents are not very stable, have to be amended and supplemented many times (Regulations on the order and procedures for granting, amending and supplementing License for electricity activities in the 2015 – 2020 period), overlap and are inconsistent, such as: Regulations on voltage levels in the power system between Decree 14/2021/ND-CP and Circular No. 39/2015/TT-BCT. Accordingly, Circular 39 stipulates: "High voltage is a nominal voltage of over 35kV to 220kV", while Decree 14 stipulates "High voltage grid is a power grid with a nominal voltage of 1,000V or more". At the same time, the approval of the national electricity development plan for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision to 2050 is still slow.
The approval of the national electricity development plan for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision to 2050 is still slow, affecting opportunities as well as the order and procedures in investment work; there is a lack of synchronization between local energy development and land use planning, causing difficulties in the implementation process, etc.
Through the monitoring results, the Provincial Delegation of National Assembly Deputies proposed to the National Assembly Standing Committee to draw conclusions for the Government to soon study and develop a new project of the Law on Renewable Energy in order to institutionalize the Party's views, create a legal corridor to attract resources for the future development of renewable energy, and reduce dependence on traditional energy sources.
Vice Chairman of the PPC Nguyen Van Danh speaks at the conference
Proposing to amend and supplement the Law on Economical and Efficient Use of Energy to suit the current legal system and the actual situation when implementing energy-saving programs and projects.
At the same time, proposing that the Government soon approve and promulgate the National Energy Development Plan, including the electricity development plan of Binh Duong province in the 2016-2025 period, with a vision to 2035. In order to achieve the goal of bringing solar power into the national electricity line to serve the whole society in terms of energy, the Government needs to direct the issuance of specific documents exclusively applied to solar energy to solve the current difficulties in solar power development.
For the PPC, soon completing the master plan for socio-economic development of Binh Duong province for the 2016-2025 period, with a vision to 2035, which integrates the provincial energy development plan, submits it to the competent authority for approval, as a basis for the implementation process. Having a long-term and regular training and retraining plan for the contingent of civil servants in charge of state management of energy in the area, etc.
Speaking at the conference, Vice Chairman of the PPC Nguyen Van Danh said that the laws and policies on energy in the past time have been effective, but new policies are needed to match the orientation of clean energy development. The Vice Chairman of the PPC basically agreed with the draft contents. He said that the monitoring team has comprehensively assessed the implementation of policies and laws on energy development in the province. As for the problems in the coming time, the province will direct the branches to review and coordinate to solve them.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Xuan - Deputy Head of the Provincial Delegation of National Assembly Deputies concludes the conference
Ms. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Xuan - Deputy Head of the Provincial Delegation of National Assembly Deputies requested the Office of the Provincial Delegation of National Assembly Deputies and the Provincial People's Council to acknowledge and fully absorb the deputies' comments and complete the report.
Also in attendance were Mr. Nguyen Van Danh - Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC) and leaders of provincial departments, committees and branches.
At the meeting, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi expressed his pleasure to welcome Mr. Wong Kan Seng and the CapitaLand Development Group's Board of Directors to visit Binh Duong province after the Group signed a cooperation agreement with Becamex IDC on the Binh Duong Smart City development project with an investment of more than 500 million USD in Binh Duong New City at the end of 2021.
The Secretary said that the project has contributed to tightening investment cooperation between Binh Duong province and Singaporean partners, contributing to the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations and the 10th anniversary of the Vietnam - Singapore Strategic Partnership. Over the past 50 years, the two countries have achieved great achievements in many fields. Especially in investment, up to now, Singapore is the second largest investor among 141 countries and territories investing in Vietnam, with more than 3,000 projects and a total investment capital of 70 billion USD.
Particularly in Binh Duong province, Singapore is currently ranked 3rd among 65 countries and territories investing in Binh Duong with 277 projects and a total investment capital of more than 5.4 billion USD. Recently, the province also welcomed a delegation of Singaporean enterprises with more than 30 enterprises to explore investment and trade cooperation opportunities in Binh Duong.
The Secretary emphasized that, promoting the advantages gained, Binh Duong is actively investing in the development of modern and synchronous technical infrastructure, building a complete intra-regional and inter-regional transport system, creating favorable conditions for industrial-commercial-service development and planning for the construction of new urban areas. In the coming time, Binh Duong will deeply transform all fields, towards green, smart and sustainable development.
Overview of the meeting
Mr. Wong Kan Seng said, CapitaLand is a large real estate group in Asia with its head office located in Singapore, business operations present in 256 cities of 39 countries and territories, focusing on core markets of Singapore, China, India and Vietnam.
In Vietnam, besides developing housing and complex projects in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, CapitaLand is currently expanding its investment to neighboring localities, including Binh Duong, a dynamic developing province.
In December 2021, the Group signed a cooperation agreement with Becamex IDC Corp on the Binh Duong Smart City development project. The project focuses on developing housing blocks with a total area of 18.9 hectares. It is expected that more than apartments and houses for long-term ownership will be built in the project, including low-rise, mid-rise and high-rise housing, meeting the needs of about 13,000 residents. The construction will be carried out in phases, with the first phase consisting of about 1,300 apartments and houses expected to take place from 2022-2024. The entire project is expected to be completed by 2027.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi presents a souvenir to Mr. Wong Kan Seng
He hoped that the provincial government would pay attention and support the Group so that the project could be implemented soon. Through the project, it will bring housing opportunities and convenient living areas for residents and workers to settle down and work with peace of mind.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi welcomed the project's vision and goals; and pledged that the province would actively create conditions for the project to be started soon.
Reported by Doan Trang- Translated by Thanh Tam
Attending were Mr. Nguyen Van Loc - Member of Provincial Standing Party Committee, Head of Provincial Party Committee's Commission for Mass Mobilization, Chairman of the Provincial Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front; Mr. Nguyen Van Danh – Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC); leader representatives of provincial departments, committees and branches, Di An city.
At the meeting, provincial leaders listened to enterprises and households affected by the Ring Road No. 3 project to express their thoughts and aspirations. Most enterprises agreed with the policy of the Party and State and of Binh Duong province to build the Ring Road No. 3; at the same time, wanted the provincial government to speed up the project, issue the appropriate clearance compensation price soon, and hand over the resettlement site to the households that are entirely cleared.
Representative of Thuy Chau Co., Ltd. speaks at the meeting
Representative of Thai Binh Investment Joint Stock Company (TBS) speaks at the meeting
Mr. Ngo Quang Su - Director of Department of Natural Resources and Environment, informs about the situation of building the clearance compensation price and construction of resettlement areas
Through the people and enterprises' opinions, representatives of departments and branches informed about the situation of compensation clearance and construction of resettlement areas as well as support policies. Mr. Nguyen Thanh Toan - Director of the Department of Industry and Trade said that Binh Duong is planning to relocate enterprises outside industrial zones and clusters in the South to the North of the province. The province spends 10% of the land fund in the Northern industrial zone and plans industrial clusters so that enterprises can move to restructure production. In June 2023, the province will submit to the Provincial People's Council to approve policies to support enterprises when moving into industrial zones and clusters. In addition, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment is also speeding up the progress of advising the PPC through the clearance compensation price, studying and proposing land funds to build resettlement areas. Di An city also continues to propagate and mobilize people to soon hand over the site to implement the project. Provincial leaders, departments, branches and localities were also very interested in listening to the people and enterprises' opinions to promptly capture information, thereby advising the province to issue appropriate policies.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi shares difficulties with affected enterprises
Speaking at the meeting, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi shared with the thoughts and aspirations of enterprises and households affected by the Ring Road No. 3 project. The Secretary emphasized that this is a key national project, playing a very important role in the development of the entire country in general and the Southeast region in particular, and the fact that people and enterprises agree to support the policy makes a great contribution to speeding up the project's construction schedule. Sharing with the enterprises' difficulties and to take good care of the affected people's lives, the Secretary suggested that Di An City continue to mobilize people to agree with the province's policy, to soon hand over the ground to implement the project.
The functional branches research and develop the clearance compensation price on the basis of compliance with the law, and at the same time harmonize the interests of people and enterprises. Speeding up the construction of the resettlement area with full facilities for people's daily life such as parks, schools, people's markets, etc.; soon handing over the resettlement ground to the affected people.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi discusses with affected enterprises and households
Reported by Doan Trang- Translated by Thanh Tam
Attending the meeting were Mr. Nguyen Van Loc - Member of Provincial Standing Party Committee, Head of Provincial Party Committee's Commission for Mass Mobilization; Ms. Nguyen Minh Thuy - Member of Provincial Standing Party Committee, Head of Provincial Party Committee's Organization Committee; Mr. Nguyen Van Danh – Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC); leader representatives of provincial departments, committees and branches, Di An city.
In the first two months of 2023, the socio-economic situation in Di An city had a stable and comprehensive development. Total retail sales of goods and services were estimated at 18,332 billion VND, equaling 9.97% of the year plan. Industrial production value was estimated at 21,931 billion VND, equaling 15.6% of the year plan. Estimated disbursement of public investment capital reached 20.24% of the assigned plan. The city also performed well in taking care of beneficiaries under preferential treatment policy on the occasion of the Lunar New Year of the Cat 2023. The work of building the Party and the political system achieved outstanding results.
However, besides the achieved results, the city also faced difficulties in allocating capital sources for urban embellishment, the land fund for resettlement projects was limited; lack of capital to pay for clearance compensation, deployment of key projects in the province, etc.
Mr. Pham Trong Nhan - Director of Department of Planning and Investment speaks at the meeting
At the meeting, Di An city and departments and branches proposed and recommended contents related to the deployment of key projects, budget regulation for the city, etc. and key tasks in the coming time.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi speaks to conclude the meeting
Concluding the meeting, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi suggested that Di An city review all lanes and alleys in the area that have not yet built roads and install lights to arrange capital for implementation from now to 2025; focus on urban embellishment, develop urban development policies, and attract investment in the fields of health and education; and invest in synchronous transport infrastructure. Continuing to propagate and mobilize people to support the province's policies for socio-economic development; allocating capital for key projects, especially the capital source for clearance compensation; mobilizing the entire political system to deploy key projects; continuing to listen to the people and enterprises' opinions to create all conditions for enterprises to restructure production and stabilize life.
Reported by Mai Xuan- Translated by Thanh Tam
Accompanied by Mr. Nguyen Van Loc - Member of Provincial Standing Party Committee, Head of Provincial Party Committee's Commission for Mass Mobilization, Chairman of the Provincial Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front; Mr. Nguyen Van Danh – Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC); leader representatives of provincial departments, committees and branches, Di An city.
The delegation of provincial leaders went to survey projects: Song Than Intersection, Upgrading and expanding An Binh Road, Ring Road No. 3, and Dong Hoa Resettlement Area.
Provincial leaders survey the Song Than Intersection project and the project of upgrading and expanding An Binh road
Song Than Intersection project is expected to have a total investment capital of more than 3,800 billion VND
According to the investor's report, the Song Than Intersection project (An Binh Ward, Di An City), is expected to have a total proposed investment capital of more than 3,800 billion VND, of which the cost of site clearance is 2,408 billion VND (Ho Chi Minh City 471 billion VND, Binh Duong 1,937 billion VND), about 144 households affected by the project, of which 116 households are entirely cleared. The province is preparing a pre-feasibility study report for the project.
The project of upgrading and expanding An Binh road has a length of 1.36km (including Binh Duong province and Ho Chi Minh City), in which the road in Binh Duong province has a length of 1.08km, the total proposed investment is 1,693 billion VND, of which the investment level of Binh Duong province is 1,501 billion VND. The total number of affected households is 170 households, of which 102 households are entirely cleared. The project is also preparing a pre-feasibility report.
Provincial leaders discuss with departments and branches about Ho Chi Minh City's Ring Road No. 3 project
The Ring Road No. 3 project, section through Di An city, has a length of more than 11km, with about 431 cases affected. Up to now, the project's compensation, support and resettlement records have been established; and a draft land unit price for compensation and resettlement arrangements for more than 300 households that are entirely cleared has been developed.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee surveys Dong Hoa Resettlement Area
Dong Hoa resettlement area is fully planned with cultural and social institutions
Dong Hoa resettlement area has a total of 198 plots with a total investment of 25.98 billion VND, constructed 5%, it is expected that in July 2023, the ground will be handed over to households, earlier than the schedule.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi asks departments and branches to coordinate to accelerate the projects' schedule
Through the reports of the units, the Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi proposed the functional departments and branches to accelerate the projects' schedule, coordinate with Ministries, branches and localities to make pre-feasibility reports and investment plans for projects of Song Than Intersection, upgrading and expanding An Binh road. Advising the province to determine the appropriate compensation land price for the Ring Road No. 3 project, early to clear the ground to hand over to the construction unit to start the project. In particular, it is necessary to study resettlement areas for households that are entirely cleared with full cultural institutions, contributing to stabilizing people's lives; at the same time supporting enterprises to move to new locations to continue production and business.
Reported by Mai Xuan- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - The Provincial People's Committee (PPC) directs to strengthen the incident and accident prevention for people and workers in the province.
Accordingly, departments, committees, branches and People's Committees of districts, towns and cities focus on widely propagating the basic contents of incident and accident prevention and rescue preparation according to the Government's regulations in Chapter II of Decree No. 83/2017/ND-CP dated August 17, 2017; developing a plan to launch the peak campaign of incident and accident prevention in the first quarter of 2023, then maintain and implement it regularly.
Organizing the review and strictly implementing the PPC's instructions in Plan No. 1926/KH-UBND dated May 10, 2018 and Official Letter No. 4626/UBND-NC dated September 21, 2020 on strengthening rescue; developing a specific plan for implementation at agencies, units and localities and sending it to the Standing Committee of Provincial Steering Committee for Fire Prevention and Fighting (FPF) and rescue before March 20, 2023.
At the same time, focusing on reviewing, fortifying and consolidating the force in charge of on-site rescue; strengthening the construction, practice and rehearsal of plans and options of the FPF force according to regulations; paying attention to allocating funds to ensure the effective implementation of measures for incident and accident prevention, and investing funds for procurement and provision of essential equipment and means necessary for the forces to perform the rescue tasks according to their assigned responsibilities and competence.
Leaders of departments, branches, localities, and heads of establishments are responsible for directing the review, promulgation of decisions and specific operational regulations to consolidate, perfect and ensure 100% of specialized FPF forces and grassroots and civil defense FPF forces effectively perform the rescue tasks and ensure that they are equipped with essential equipment and means to serve the rescue as prescribed. Completing the fortification, consolidation and equipment to ensure operation before June 30, 2023 and sending a report on performance results to the Provincial Steering Committee for FPF and Rescue (via the Provincial Police Department) before July 15, 2023.
The Provincial Police Department, People's Committees of districts and communes, heads of agencies, organizations and establishments within the ambit of their assigned functions, tasks and powers are responsible for periodically or irregularly self-inspecting conditions for ensuring safety of fire, explosion, incidents and accidents, and inspecting conditions, measures, options and plans for rescue; strictly handling cases of violations of regulations on safety of fire and explosion, incident and accident prevention and control as prescribed, etc.
The Department of Education and Training develops specific plans to put into teaching about incident and accident prevention; basic knowledge and skills on prevention and handling of incidents and accidents associated with propagating and teaching basic knowledge about FPF to students at schools in the province as prescribed.
PORTAL - On the morning of March 13, at Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center, Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Member of Provincial Standing Party Committee, Permanent Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC) chaired the meeting and connection trade conference between Binh Duong province and Laval City, Quebec (Canada).
Attending were leaders of provincial departments, committees and branches.
On behalf of the provincial leaders, Permanent Vice Chairman of the PPC Mai Hung Dung expressed his pleasure to welcome the delegation of Laval city, Quebec to visit Binh Duong on the occasion of the two countries Vietnam and Canada approaching the 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations.
Permanent Vice Chairman of the PPC shared that over the past 50 years, the two countries have achieved great achievements in many fields. Up to now, Canada is the 14th largest investor among countries and territories investing in Vietnam, with 244 projects and total investment capital of 4.8 billion USD. Particularly in Binh Duong province, Canada is currently ranked 25th among 65 countries and territories investing in Binh Duong with 23 projects and total investment capital of 86 million USD.
Over the years, Binh Duong province has always been evaluated as one of the leading provinces and cities in the country in terms of socio-economic development and the speed of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). Besides promoting socio-economic development, Binh Duong also actively expands bilateral and multilateral cooperation in many fields.
Overview of the conference
With appropriate development orientation and efforts in building Binh Duong Smart City, Binh Duong Innovation Region and especially Science and Technology Industrial Park with the vision of becoming the innovation center of the Southern Key Economic Region, Binh Duong province has achieved some very encouraging results and is the first province of Vietnam to officially become a member of the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). For 5 consecutive years from 2019 to 2023, Binh Duong has been honored by ICF as one of 21 cities and regions with typical smart city development strategies of the world (SMART 21) and honored as TOP 7 ICF, becoming one of 07 communities with typical smart development strategies in the world for 02 consecutive years from 2021 to 2022.
Through this conference, Binh Duong hoped to receive active cooperation and support from leaders of Laval city, Quebec in calling for investment from Canadian partners and enterprises with high-tech, environmentally friendly, less labor intensive industries and fields, creating high added value such as financial services, logistics, supporting industries, high-tech agriculture and especially attracting investment in the Science and Technology Industrial Park on the basis of industry 4.0 from developed countries, the world's leading potential partners with modern management qualifications, including Canadian partners.
Permanent Vice Chairman of the PPC Mai Hung Dung speaks at the conference
Mr. Bonnet Huor - Deputy Director of the Department of Economic Development at the the Mayor Office of Laval City, Quebec expressed his impression of Binh Duong's achievements as well as strategies and comprehensive development orientation in the coming time.
Laval is a city in Quebec province, located Southwest of the province and North of Montreal, he said. It is the largest suburb of Montreal, the 3rd largest city in the province, and the 13th largest city in Canada, with a population of more than 440,000.
He and Canadian enterprises highly appreciated the province's potential and investment environment; hoped to have the opportunity to learn more deeply to promote effective, long-term and sustainable cooperation in Binh Duong.
At the conference, the Becamex IDC Corp's representative detailed socio-economic information, industrial, commercial, service development projects and urban construction and development planning projects in Binh Duong province.
Enterprises exchange and discuss at the conference
Canadian enterprises also exchanged contents related to industries and policies to attract investment; and wished to invest in the Science and Technology Industrial Park through the fields of artificial intelligence, construction of multi-function buildings, furniture, lights, and high-tech agriculture, etc.
PORTAL - On the morning of March 10, at Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center, a Program on investment and trade promotion with Singapore partners took place.
Attending were Mr. Vo Van Minh - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC); Mr. Nguyen Van Danh - Vice Chairman of PPC; Mr. Kho Choon Keng - President of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI); Mr. Cao Xuan Thang - First Secretary, in charge of Trade, Embassy of Vietnam in Singapore; leaders of provincial departments, committees and branches together with representatives of Singaporean enterprises and trade associations and Binh Duong province's enterprises.
The PPC Chairman Vo Van Minh discusses with SCCCI leaders
According to statistics, Singapore is currently the second largest investor out of 141 countries and territories investing in Vietnam, with more than 3,000 projects and a total investment capital of 70 billion USD. Particularly in Binh Duong province, Singapore is currently ranked 3rd out of 65 countries and territories with 277 projects and total investment capital of more than 5.4 billion USD. The program was organized to help Singaporean enterprises get more information about the socio-economic situation, industrial, commercial, service development projects, construction planning, urban development of Binh Duong and connection with enterprises in the province. Thereby continuing to promote Singaporean investment in Binh Duong in potential and advantageous fields.
Vice Chairman of the PPC Nguyen Van Danh speaks at the Program
Speaking at the program, Vice Chairman of the PPC Nguyen Van Danh said that Binh Duong province is considered as one of the leading provinces and cities nationwide in terms of socio-economic development and the speed of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). Particularly in the first 2 months of 2023, the province has attracted 338 million USD in FDI. Accumulated to February 28, 2023, the province has 4,092 investment projects from 65 countries and territories with a total registered capital of 39.73 billion USD. Binh Duong is currently ranked 2nd in the country in terms of attracting foreign investment capital, after Ho Chi Minh City. The province's import and export turnover in 2022 reached 61.5 billion USD, with a trade surplus of nearly 10 billion USD.
Besides promoting socio-economic development, Binh Duong also actively expands bilateral and multilateral cooperation in many fields. Up to now, Binh Duong province has established bilateral cooperation relationships with 11 foreign provinces and cities and has become an official member and reliable partner of 03 international organizations, including: Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), Horasis Asia Meeting and World Trade Center Association (WTCA).
With appropriate development orientation and efforts in building and deploying the Binh Duong Smart City Project, Binh Duong Innovation Region, especially the Science and Technology Industrial Park project with a vision to become the innovation center of the Southern Key Economic Region, Binh Duong province has achieved some very encouraging results. Binh Duong is also the first locality in Vietnam to officially become a member of the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). For 5 consecutive years from 2019 to 2023, Binh Duong has been honored by ICF as one of 21 cities and regions with typical smart city development strategies of the world (SMART 21) and honored as TOP7 ICF, becoming one of 07 communities with typical smart city development strategies in the world for 02 consecutive years from 2021 to 2022.
Overview of the Trade and Investment Promotion with Singaporean partners
Vice Chairman of the PPC emphasized that Binh Duong province is looking forward to receiving active cooperation from SCCI, Trade Office of the Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore, Consulate General of Singapore in Ho Chi Minh City and Singaporean investors to support the province in calling for investment attraction in high-tech, environmentally friendly, less labor-intensive industries, creating high added value; financial and logistics services; supporting industries, high-tech agriculture and especially attracting investment in the Science and Technology Industrial Park on the basis of Industry 4.0 from developed countries, the world's leading potential partners with modern management level, including Singaporean partners.
Mr. Kho Choon Keng – SCCCI President speaks
Thanks to Binh Duong province's thoughtful and warm welcome, Mr. Kho Choon Keng – the SCCCI President said that the Program has special meaning on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations and the 10th anniversary of the strategic partnership between Vietnam and Singapore and is a great opportunity to connect enterprises between the two sides. Singaporean enterprises highly appreciate the socio-economic development and investment environment of Binh Duong. In which, the Vietnam - Singapore Industrial Parks (VSIP) have demonstrated the solidity and long-term relationship between Singapore and Vietnam in general, and Binh Duong province in particular. The companies participating in the program are reputable and capable enterprises, ready to cooperate with Binh Duong partners. The SCCCI will support members to promote and tighten business activities in Binh Duong.
Singaporean and Binh Duong enterprises exchange at the Program
At the program, Singaporean enterprises and trade associations and enterprises in Binh Duong province exchanged and connected to seek investment cooperation opportunities in the fields of: Medical, healthcare, building materials, apparel, woodworking and furniture, smart traffic management applications, logistics, etc.
Binh Duong provincial leaders hoped that Singaporean investors, enterprises and entrepreneurs will continue to explore investment opportunities and have plans to cooperate in potentials, advantages and areas that Binh Duong province prioritizes to attract investment in the near future. Binh Duong provincial Government committed to continue focusing on improving the investment environment, enhancing competitiveness and promoting support for the development of investment enterprises in the province in general, and Singaporean investors in particular.
Delegates give each other gifts and take a souvenir photo
Reported by Phuong Chi- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - On the morning of March 09, in Seoul (Korea), the signing ceremony of a strategic cooperation agreement between the World Trade Center Binh Duong New City (WTC BDNC) and COEX took place to promote the Exhibition on Smart Factory and Smart Manufacturing Program in Vietnam.
Accordingly, the two sides signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the event "Automation World Vietnam 2023", an exhibition in the field of smart factory and industrial automation representing Asia, with the largest scale ever (gathering 500 exhibitors and 2,000 participating booths).
This MOU is aimed at promoting innovation, cooperation in development and expansion of exchange programs in related industries between Vietnam and Korea, including conferences, commercial events and seminars. In addition, WTC BDNC and Coex have agreed to cooperate in organizing the program "Automation World Vietnam 2023" (tentative name) at WTC Binh Duong New City EXPO (WTC EXPO) in September 2024.
Strategic cooperation agreement to organize the program "Automation World Vietnam 2023" between WTC BDNC and Coex
The signing of the strategic cooperation agreement marks an important milestone in the development of the manufacturing industry in Vietnam, contributing to the enhancement of technological capacity for the manufacturing industry and enhancing competition in the international market. WTC BDNC is committed to well implementing agreements in cooperation with international partners to increase innovation and encourage growth in the manufacturing industry in Vietnam.
Cooperation agreement is signed between WTC BDNC and Coex, witnessed by leaders of Becamex IDC Corp, Binh Duong Department of Foreign Affairs and Coex's representative in Korea
Binh Duong province, where the headquarters of WTC BDNC is located, is one of the provinces and cities in the Southern Key Economic Region of Vietnam. Up to now, the province has attracted foreign investment with more than 4,000 FDI projects worth nearly 40 billion USD. Binh Duong is also the locality with the highest monthly income per capita in Vietnam, creating an attractive location for enterprises. With 29 large-scale industrial parks in operation, the province has an ideal industrial ecosystem to support the implementation of the agreements in this MOU.
Mr. Nguyen Van Hung – BOD Chairman of Becamex IDC Corp gives a congratulatory speech at the signing ceremony
Ms. Huynh Dinh Thai Linh - Director of WTC BDNC, said: "We are delighted to support the development of the manufacturing industry in Vietnam through this partnership agreement and this is an important step towards realizing our vision of making Binh Duong province an innovation and technology hub of the manufacturing industry."
Reported by Ha Long- Van Thuan- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - On the morning of March 09, at the Administration Center of Binh Duong Province, Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Member of Provincial Standing Party Committee, Permanent Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC) received the delegation of SEP Group (Korea) and Gia Dinh Group Joint Stock Company led by Prof. Dong Hoon Hyun – President of SEP Group, lecturer at Korea University of Technology to learn about the investment environment in the province.
At the meeting, Mr. Dong Hoon Hyun said that Korea Technical University specializes in training engineering and technology majors and is the first Korean university to have a Carbon Neutral Faculty.
Currently, large corporations such as Samsung, LG, Hyundai, etc. are all focusing on converting to carbon-neutral production.
Based on the Carbon Neutral model being piloted by Banwol-Sihwa Industrial Complexes in Korea, SEP Group wants to invest more than 200 million USD to establish a Carbon Neutral Industrial Complex specializing in shoe industry and the first carbon reduction infrastructure in Vietnam on an area of 180 hectares in Phu Giao district, Binh Duong province. Accordingly, about 20 member enterprises of SEP will participate and invest in carbon neutral solutions. Through this project, it will contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the environment; actively contribute to the "green" and sustainable development orientation of the province.
At the same time, Korea University of Technology will award full scholarships to students who are trained in Environmental Technology in Korea to serve Binh Duong in this field. In the coming time, Mr. Dong Hoon Hyun hoped that Binh Duong province's leaders will actively pay attention and support so that the project can be implemented soon.
Permanent Vice Chairman of the PPC Mai Hung Dung presents a souvenir to Mr. Dong Hoon Hyun
On behalf of provincial leaders, Permanent Vice Chairman of the PPC Mai Hung Dung highly appreciated the interest of SEP Group and Korea University of Technology for Binh Duong. Briefly introducing the socio-economic development achievements of the province in recent years, Mr. Mai Hung Dung emphasized, Binh Duong welcomes the investment in the Group's project. Binh Duong always prioritizes projects with high technology, advanced, environmentally friendly, less labor intensive, creating high added value, etc., meeting the requirements of green and sustainable development. Therefore, the Group's project implementation proposal is in line with the province's development orientation.
Permanent Vice Chairman of the PPC pledged to promote the project to soon form. At the same time, the provincial departments, committees and branches are requested to guide and create all conditions for investment procedures so that the Group can soon deploy the project.
PORTAL - On the morning of March 09, at the Administration Center of Binh Duong province, the Provincial Party Committee held a conference to review the Project on rearranging and organizing the Binh Duong province's political system to be lean, efficient and effective.
Attending were Mr. Nguyen Van Loi - Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial Delegation of the National Assembly Deputies; Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao - Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee; Mr. Vo Van Minh - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC) and leaders of departments, committees, branches and localities in the province.
Reporting at the conference, Head of Organization Committee of Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Minh Thuy said that implementing the Project 711-QD/TU dated May 11, 2018 of the Provincial Standing Party Committee on the rearranging and organizing the Binh Duong province's political system to be lean, efficient and effective according to Resolution No. 18-NQ/TW of the Party Central Committee (hereinafter referred to as Project 711), with high political determination, Binh Duong basically implemented the goal of streamlining the organizational apparatus, streamlining the payrolls, reducing the level of intermediaries, the number of leaders and internal focal points; piloted a number of models on organizational structure and concurrently holding a number of titles at all levels and downsizing at least 10% of the payroll for the 2015 – 2020 period.
Head of Organization Committee of Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Minh Thuy reports at the conference
The province has merged the Party Committee of the Provincial Agencies' Group and the Party Committee of the State-owned Enterprises' Group according to the Politburo's Conclusion No. 34-KL/TW dated August 07, 2018 and officially came into operation from July 01, 2019. The Party Committee of the Provincial Agencies' Group and the State-owned Enterprises' Group currently has 139 grassroots Party organizations (68 grassroots party committees, 71 grassroots cell branches), with a total of 8,217 party members.
Party congresses at all levels in the province for the 2020-2025 tenure have reduced the number of members at provincial and district levels by about 5%. Reducing 01 Vice Chairman of the People's Council at district level.
Up to now, Binh Duong has reduced 04 provincial agencies and units; advising and assisting agencies of the Provincial Party Committee, Fatherland Front, mass organizations, departments and branches at provincial level reduced from 1-2 divisions. Specifically: Provincial Party's Group reduced 08 divisions; the Fatherland Front and provincial mass organizations reduced 10 divisions and committees; Provincial Party Committee of Agencies and Enterprises' Group reduced 06 divisions and committees; non-business units under the Provincial Party Committee reduced 06 divisions and faculties; Provincial State administration's Group reduced 36 divisions.
Organizing and rearranging the organizational apparatus of Binh Duong province's political system to be lean, efficient and effective has achieved many outstanding results. Photo: An officer of Thu Dau Mot Public Administration Service Center instructs people to carry out administrative procedures
Performing concurrently with the titles, Binh Duong has implemented the Head of Commission for Mass Mobilization cum the Chairman of the Provincial Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front. At the district level, implementing the Head of the Organization Department cum Head of the Division of Home Affairs at 02/09 localities; Chairman of the Inspection Committee cum Chief Inspector of district level at 06/09 localities; Head of the Mass Mobilization Committee cum the Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee at district level at 09 localities. Completing the implementation of Head of Propaganda and Training Commission cum Director of Political Center at district level.
The number of cadres, civil servants and non-specialized employees at commune level has decreased by more than 20%. Secretary of the Party Committee cum Chairman of the People's Council at commune level has 49/91 units; Secretary of the Party Committee cum Chairman of the People's Committee at commune level has 15/91 units; Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee cum Chairman of the Fatherland Front Committee at commune level has 34/91 units; Vice Chairman of the People's Council cum Chairman of the Party Committee's Inspection Committee at commune level has 08/91 units implementing. In hamlets and quarters, there are 3-4 non-specialized employees.
Regarding downsizing, from 2017 to 2022, the Party, the Fatherland Front Committee, and mass organizations group reduced their payrolls by 342, a rate of 27.14% (meeting the requirements of Project 711). The State Administration group reduced its staff by 822, a rate of 31.06% (7.87% higher than the Project proposed). The number of cadres, civil servants and non-specialized employees at commune level decreased by 971 people, a rate of 25.5%. The number of non-specialized employees in hamlets and quarters decreased by 1,902 people, a rate of 55.54%. Non-business payrolls (including education and training, excluding contracts according to Decree No. 68/2000/ND-CP) decreased by 2,272 (rate of 8,97%).
However, according to the assessment at the conference, the implementation of Project 711 still has shortcomings and limitations: Regulations on the number, regimes and policies for non-specialized employees at commune, ward or hamlet level are not suitable with the population size, workload and task requirements; the implementation of non-specialized job is still confusing, limited, inadequate; the power control mechanism of non-specialized cadres is not complete and synchronous, the effectiveness and efficiency is not high; the organizational structure and payroll of the political system's organizations are mainly mechanically reduced, etc.
Mr. Dang Van Long - Secretary of the Party cell of Quarter 11, Phu Cuong Ward, Thu Dau Mot City shares at the conference
In the coming time, the Provincial Standing Party Committee will continue to lead and direct the implementation of the Party's guidelines and regulations and the State's laws on the management and use of local payrolls, ensuring strict and effective results, according to regulations. Arranging payroll in accordance with urban and rural government models on the basis of population and job level, not evenly distributed in localities; maximizing the investment of resources, developing appropriate regimes and policies to improve the operation of agencies and organizations in the political system, especially the grassroots political system.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi speaks at the conference
Speaking at the conference, Mr. Nguyen Van Loi emphasized that the arrangement and renovation of the province's political apparatus must ensure the principle of compliance with the regulations of the Central Government, the unified and comprehensive leadership of the Provincial Party Committee and ensure the operational quality of the political system, without increasing the number of payrolls.
In the coming time, he asked all levels of Party committees to continue to innovate leadership methods; the formulation of resolutions on organizational structure and policies for the political system must be concise, focused, and clear resources for implementation and approved by the Provincial People's Council at the mid-2023 meeting. Authorities at all levels continue to promote administrative procedure reform and digital transformation. Developing policies to allocate resources, having plans to reduce the number of public non-business units. Promoting socialization, especially education, health care, culture, physical training and sports, parks, trees, etc. Researching to raise operating costs and increase investment in equipment for communes and wards.
Reported by Phuong Chi- Translated by Thanh Tam
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
PORTAL - On the morning of March 03, at the Administration Center of Binh Duong Province, Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao – Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee had a meeting and worked with the delegation of the University of Economics and Law, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hoang Thong Gia Khanh - Rector of the University.
The content of the meeting related to a number of cooperation and training contents in order to improve the quality of human resources in Binh Duong province.
At the meeting, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hoang Thong Gia Khanh informed: University of Economics - Law is currently training 3 levels including bachelor, master and doctorate. As for the training requirements of Binh Duong, based on the standards and regulations of the Ministry of Education and Training, the University proposed that the cooperation will be in 3 directions: Undergraduate, graduate and short-term courses in administration. In each direction of cooperation, the Binh Duong Provincial Party Committee and the University's leaders will discuss specific issues together (such as: Choosing the Binh Duong Provincial School of Politics as a third party for training; agreeing on the doctoral enrollment target in 2023 and the following years) in order to find out specific solutions and methods for joint training activities to ensure quality, in accordance with the actual human resource requirements that Binh Duong needs.
Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Hoang Thao (right cover) talks with leaders of the University of Economics and Law
Speaking at the meeting, Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Hoang Thao wished that joint training activities must be focused with key points, seriousness and quality. He also stated the reasons that the Binh Duong Provincial Party Committee wanted to choose the Provincial School of Politics as a place to associate training with the University because the province's policy is that the training of human resources must be concentrated. Besides, the facilities of Binh Duong Provincial School of Politics are quite good, meeting the training needs. In addition, the province currently has a Council for Training and Retraining of cadres, so the centralized and unified training of the training force will help the province to be effective in improving the quality of human resources.
The province unanimously selected the plan to build the project to submit to the Ministry of Education and Training for approval. Regarding education level, the province has unified 3 training levels: 2nd Degree, Master, and Doctorate. On the basis of the University's proposals, the province will continue to consider so that the two sides can quickly take the next steps to promote the cooperation and training between the University of Economics and Law and Binh Duong province to be implemented as soon as possible.
Delegates give gifts and take a souvenir photo
Reported by Thao Lam- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - On the morning of February 28, at the Provincial Convention and Exhibition Center, Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Member of Provincial Standing Party Committee, Permanent Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC) chaired a meeting of the Executive Board of the Binh Duong Smart City Project.
At the meeting, Binh Duong Smart City Office reported the results of Smart 21 title in 2023. According to the announced results, Binh Duong was once again officially recognized as Smart 21 by ICF along with cities of Canada, Brazil, Australia, etc.
ICF has conducted research and evaluated TOP 21 (Smart 21) of 2023 based on a set of 6 indicators: Connectivity - Broadband, Knowledge Workforce, Innovation, Digital Equality, Advocacy and Sustainability. In 2023, the ICF renewed the Smart 21 registration questionnaire, focusing on strategic directions on sustainable development and innovation, with deeper and broader applications of technology - digital, in the spirit of taking the community as the center, taking smart connection as the development motto.
Guiding people to install Binh Duong Digital app on smartphones
Binh Duong will implement specific solutions with the goal of continuing to achieve the TOP 7 title and progress to the TOP 1 title of ICF this year. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to strengthen the proposal to develop and complete new projects for all 6 indicators, focusing on the Digital Equality, Advocacy and Sustainability with specific community service projects such as: Guiding the elderly to use public services; digital applications in supporting business women; promoting the use of renewable energy in the community; propaganda activities about smart cities, digital transformation in the community, etc.
Mr. Nguyen Viet Long - Director of the Department of Science and Technology speaks at the meeting
The meeting also exchanged and commented on the draft Binh Duong Smart City development strategy for the 2022-2026 period. The future socio-economic development strategy of Binh Duong is implemented on the Triplex Helix model, towards a Smart Region based on three main factors: economic development, social progress and green growth.
Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Permanent Vice Chairman of the PPC, Head of the Executive Board of Binh Duong Smart City Project speaks at the meeting
Speaking at the conclusion of the meeting, Mr. Mai Hung Dung asked departments and branches to provide information and data for the Smart City Office to complete the application for ICF's TOP 7. At the same time, having orientations and proposals for specific project portfolios of each industry in line with ICF's indicators, especially social and community service projects. Actively providing information and articles on buiding Smart City to update on the Provincial Portal. The Smart City Office plans the Executive Board's activities in 2023; completes the Binh Duong Smart City development strategy for the 2022-2026 period and reports related difficulties and problems for timely handling.
PORTAL - On the evening of March 03, at the Administration Center of Binh Duong province, leaders of the provinces: Binh Duong, Dong Nai, Ba Ria - Vung Tau and Ho Chi Minh City had a meeting on the implementation of Resolution No. 24-NQ/TW dated October 07, 2022 of the Politburo (Resolution 24) and Resolution No. 154/NQ-CP dated November 23, 2022 of the Government on socio-economic development and assurance of national defense and security in the Southeast region to 2030, with a vision to 2045; implementation of traffic projects connecting Binh Duong province with localities in the region.
Chairing the meeting were Mr. Phan Van Mai - Member of the Party Central Committee, Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee; Mr. Vo Van Minh - Chairman of Binh Duong Provincial People's Committee (PPC); Mr. Cao Tien Dung - Chairman of Dong Nai PPC and Mr. Nguyen Van Tho - Chairman of Ba Ria - Vung Tau PPC.
Mr. Phan Van Mai - Member of the Party Central Committee, Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee speaks at the meeting
At the meeting, the leaders of 4 localities discussed investment orientations, methods and ways to effectively implement Resolution 24 of the Politburo, contributing to the socio-economic promotion of the whole region and each locality. Resolution 24 identifies the following goals: The Southeast becomes a dynamic development region with high economic growth rate, the largest growth engine in the country; science - technology and innovation center, high-tech industry, logistics and international financial center with high competitiveness in the region. Taking the lead in growth model innovation, digital transformation, building digital government, digital economy, and digital society. Rapidly developing smart and modern urban system. In which, identifying the central sub-region including Ho Chi Minh City, the southern region of Binh Duong province and the southwest of Dong Nai province is the development center of the whole region.
According to the orientation, the Southeast corridor is the main economic axis of the region, in fact connecting from the Central Highlands, through Binh Duong, Dong Nai, to Cai Mep - Thi Vai port; Ho Chi Minh City has developed to nearly fill the Ring Road No. 2. Therefore, the interval between Ring Road No. 3 and Ring Road No. 4 is the most suitable area for industrial development, National and Regional infrastructures.
Mr. Nguyen Van Tho - Chairman of Ba Ria - Vung Tau PPC speaks at the meeting
Particularly in Binh Duong, the infrastructure is invested to develop rapidly, the industrial urban area has been filled up to the Ring Road No. 3, the space is developing rapidly to the Ring Road No. 4 and currently according to the research and proposal of Binh Duong province's planning consultancy unit, Ho Chi Minh City needs an additional Ring Road No. 5 to meet development requirements in the next phase.
In addition, quickly expanding the transport corridor to the North, along the Ring Road No. 4, bypass Tan Uyen, Bien Hoa and connecting to Bien Hoa - Vung Tau expressway; supplementing the missing section from Tan Uyen to Bien Hoa. Industrial transport flows will follow highways, national highways, and avenues, turning into Ring Road No. 4 to provide resources for the Southeast economic axis, replacing transport flows that have previously followed Ring Roads No. 2 and No. 3.
This expansion means helping Binh Duong move the province's urban center to the North, move the industrial transport flow to Ring Roads No. 4 and No. 5, and move the main industrial and logistics space of the province to the Northeast (Bau Bang, Bac Tan Uyen). From there, the radial transport flows into Ho Chi Minh City will mostly be for passengers and commerce, which is the premise for Thuan An and Di An to have space for reconstruction and restructuring towards commercial, service, financial and knowledge urban areas; contributing to the formation of the "development sub-region" as determined by Resolution 24.
Mr. Cao Tien Dung - Chairman of Dong Nai PPC speaks at the meeting
The localities have also made specific proposals related to traffic connection nodes in the Region such as: Bridge connecting Thu Duc city, Ho Chi Minh City with Long Thanh district, Dong Nai province; Hieu Liem 2 bridge, Tan An - An Lac bridge, Tan Hien - Thuong Tan bridge, Thanh Hoi 2 bridge connecting Dong Nai province with Binh Duong province; Ring Road No. 3, Ring Road No. 4 project, Ho Chi Minh City - Thu Dau Mot - Chon Thanh expressway; urban railway line No. 1 in Binh Duong province connecting urban railway line No. 1 of Ho Chi Minh City; Bien Hoa – Vung Tau railway, etc. At the same time, discussing about human resource training for digital transformation, riverside planning, etc.
Speaking at the meeting, the leaders of the localities all agreed to work together to closely coordinate the implementation of inter-regional transport routes and traffic routes of each locality but with regional impacts. The leading and smooth development of transport will create a driving force to promote the development of other socio-economic fields.
Mr. Vo Van Minh - Chairman of Binh Duong PPC speaks at the meeting
Chairman of Binh Duong PPC Vo Van Minh agreed to propose that the Central Government soon promulgate mechanisms and policies to support Ho Chi Minh City as well as the region to soon complete multimodal connections including road, waterway, railway to support the transport of goods and passengers. Special priority is given to new connections by urban railway with routes from Binh Duong to the center of Ho Chi Minh City, Tan Son Nhat airport, in the direction of extending the railway network of Ho Chi Minh City center to Ho Chi Minh City area, thereby expanding development spaces in terms of human resources, commercial services, tourism, science and technology.
Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Phan Van Mai said that for the Ring Road No. 3, Ho Chi Minh City has basically completed the contents on schedule, expected to start in June 2023, basically open to traffic in 2025 and complete in 2026. However, the current difficulty is materials, localities need to coordinate to review, ensure the source and coordinate the source of materials for the project. At the same time, it is necessary to coordinate and agree on the contents of compensation and clearance, technical design to ensure the synchronization of the road. He agreed on the implementation schedule of the Ring Road No. 4 project.
Regarding the content of railway development, digital transformation, riverside planning, etc., departments and branches will focus on researching, advising, and local leaders will continue to have meetings to discuss specific contents and agree on the implementation plan.
Chairman of Binh Duong PPC presents souvenirs to local leaders
PORTAL - On the morning of March 02, at the Provincial Administration Center, the Provincial Steering Committee for Foreign Information Affairs (the Steering Committee) held a meeting to review the work in 2022 and implement the tasks in 2023. Ms. Truong Thi Bich Hanh - Member of Provincial Standing Party Committee, Head of Propaganda and Training Commission of Provincial Party Committee chaired the meeting.
In 2022, the foreign information, propaganda of seas, islands and demarcation continued to be implemented synchronously and effectively and achieved certain results, contributing to the province's socio-economic tasks.
Implementing the orientation of closely linking foreign information with economic diplomacy, the province has strengthened the organization of many foreign economic activities, trade promotion and foreign investment cooperation. Some foreign activities, international events in the province such as the Event honoring the ICF's TOP 7; Horasis India Meeting 2022; events on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Korea, etc.
Horasis India Meeting 2022 is held in Binh Duong
The cultural and social foreign activities were well implemented, notably the implementation of propaganda activities for the scientific seminar "Keeping up the tradition, Binh Duong province - The journey of a quarter century: Achievements and Prospects"; organizing international sports tournaments; in collaboration with the Ministry of Science and Technology to host the National Innovative Entrepreneurship Day 2022 - Techfest Vietnam 2022, etc.
In people's foreign affairs, strengthening propaganda and foreign information on the domestic situation, the local situation, the Party's guidelines, lines and views, issues of public concern are conveyed to all classes of people, overseas Vietnamese returning to visit localities in a timely manner, through many channels, creating favorable public opinion for socio-economic development, keeping political security, social order and safety of the province.
Mass media agencies have closely coordinated in foreign information, between foreign information and domestic information, among press agencies inside and outside the province.
Members of the Steering Committee give comments on the 2023 work program
However, the province's foreign information still has some limitations: The coordination between a number of departments, branches and localities in propaganda is not regular and synchronous; the content and form of foreign information and propaganda in some fields are still not unique, the attractiveness and attraction are not high, especially information in foreign languages; the application of information technology, the Internet, and social networks in propaganda and promotion activities in Binh Duong province is still limited in terms of content, has not been widely spread and the propaganda effectiveness is not high, etc.
In 2023, the Steering Committee continues to deeply grasp the views, guidelines and policies of the Party and State and the province on foreign affairs and foreign information. Strengthening propaganda, promoting foreign information on the economy, propaganda activities, promoting the image of the country, people, history, national culture, achievements in economic, cultural, social development and strengths, potentials of cooperation, investment, tourism, relationships with foreign localities, etc. of Vietnam in general, and Binh Duong province in particular.
At the meeting, the delegates contributed to the completion of the Steering Committee's 2023 work program.
Ms. Truong Thi Bich Hanh - Member of Provincial Standing Party Committee, Head of Propaganda and Training Commission of Provincial Party Committee speaks at the meeting
Concluding the meeting, Ms. Truong Thi Bich Hanh requested the Steering Committee to continue to supplement and complete the report, highlighting the results of the Steering Committee's activities in 2023. Departments and branches actively provide information, the Propaganda and Training Commission presides over the development of a set of foreign information documents using QR codes. The Steering Committee advises the organization of Binh Duong's identity creation contest; research, innovate, diversify both content and form of foreign information in a way that is easy to read, understand, highly oriented and pervasive, etc.
Reported by Phuong Chi-Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - On the afternoon of March 01, 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) received and worked with the delegation of Binh Phuoc PPC led by Ms. Tran Tue Hien - Chairman of Binh Phuoc PPC to discuss the planning of regional connectivity between the two provinces.
At the meeting, Binh Duong Department of Transport reported the investment plan for the Ho Chi Minh City - Thu Dau Mot - Chon Thanh expressway project and the main traffic connection points between the two provinces of Binh Duong and Binh Phuoc.
The expressway starts at Go Dua intersection, goes along provincial road 43 (in Thu Duc city) about 800m, then turns right along DT.743B; DT.743A; DT.747B comes in front of Khanh Van bridge, then turns left to separate from the current road and follow Suoi Cai and parallel to DH409. The route cuts DT.747A at Green Gate, goes parallel to DT.741 to An Long commune, Phu Giao district and then goes straight to the North, bordering the East of Becamex Binh Phuoc Industrial Park, intersecting National Highway 14 at Chon Thanh.
Binh Duong province proposed Binh Phuoc province to agree on the investment plan. Specifically, phase 1, the section from Khanh Van bridge to Binh Phuoc province is 45.6km long with a total investment of about 17,300 billion VND, invested in the PPP form. The construction is expected to be completed in 2026. Phase 2, upgrading from 4 lanes to 6 lanes, implementing a number of technical solutions such as building overpasses, underpasses and branch roads.
The Department of Transport in the province has reported the investment plan for the Ho Chi Minh City-Thu Dau Mot-Chon Thanh expressway project
For the main traffic connection points between Binh Duong and Binh Phuoc provinces, including: Ho Chi Minh road; National Highway 13; National Highway 13C; Bac Tan Uyen-Phu Giao-Bau Bang road, etc. the two provinces continue to coordinate in implementation. For the western route of National Highway 13, Binh Duong proposes to unify the planning scale in each province, in order to reserve land for future development of transport infrastructure.
Ms. Tran Tue Hien - Chairman of Binh Phuoc PPC speaks at the meeting
Speaking at the meeting, Ms. Tran Tue Hien - Chairman of Binh Phuoc PPC said that Binh Phuoc received the proposal of Binh Duong province, through which the PPC will report to the Standing Committee of Provincial Party Committee and Provincial People's Council to consider allocating capital sources of the Ho Chi Minh City - Thu Dau Mot - Chon Thanh Expressway section passing through Binh Phuoc province with a length of 7km, which will be invested by Binh Phuoc province in the form of public investment, with a total capital clearance, compensation and construction about 1,500 billion VND.
Chairman of Binh Duong PPC Vo Van Minh emphasized that the Ho Chi Minh City - Thu Dau Mot - Chon Thanh expressway and the main traffic connection points between the two provinces of Binh Duong and Binh Phuoc are the key routes not only of Binh Duong, but also connecting the key economic regions in the South, opening up new development space for the whole region. Through the meeting, the two PPCs agreed to assign two Departments of Transport and districts to survey, calculate route alignment and specific connection plans for provincial roads and bordering district roads of the two provinces to submit to the two PPCs for consideration and settlement in the near future.
Reported by Yen Nhi- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - On the morning of March 01, 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) received and worked with Mr. Preben ELNEF - Vice President of LEGO Group and General Director of LEGO Manufacturing Vietnam.
At the meeting, Mr. Preben Enef informed provincial leaders about the progress of the Group's construction project of over-1.3 billion-USD factory in Vietnam - Singapore III Industrial Park (VSIP III). On behalf of the Group's leaders, he thanked the Binh Duong provincial government for creating all favorable conditions for LEGO Group to implement the project. The province has prepared the infrastructure, started to expand the DT.746B road - the arterial road leading to VSIP III and connecting with other important traffic routes. At the same time, quickly completing the work permit procedure to facilitate LEGO's foreign experts to work in Binh Duong.
In order for the Group to put the factory into operation in June 2024 according to the set schedule, Mr. Preben Enef wished the Binh Duong provincial government to quickly complete the land procedures. In addition, connecting to the 110kv grid, deploying solar power, appraising technical designs for fire prevention and fighting, etc. are also issues that LEGO cares about and wants the province to support to implement so that the Group can deploy the project as soon as possible.
Mr. Vo Van Minh (right cover) - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of PPC receives Mr. Preben ELNEF - Vice President of LEGO Group and General Director of LEGO Manufacturing Vietnam
Noting LEGO's recommendations at the meeting, the PPC Chairman Vo Van Minh said that provincial leaders and departments are particularly interested in and making efforts to speed up procedures related to LEGO's projects. Binh Duong provincial government will actively coordinate to complete the procedures for land use rights in March 2023 for the Group to implement the next steps of the project. At the same time, supporting recommendations to the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Southern Power Corporation to speed up the appraisal of fire prevention and fighting, connection to the power grid, etc.
Believing that LEGO's project will be implemented smoothly and successfully, the PPC Chairman pledged that the Binh Duong provincial government will always accompany, listen to aspirations, support the investor to remove difficulties for effective investment and production activities; actively contribute to the sustainable development of the province in the coming time.
In December 2021, LEGO Group (Denmark) signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate with Vietnam - Singapore Industrial Park Limited Company (VSIP) to invest 1 billion USD in building a factory in Binh Duong. This is the largest high-tech project since the Covid-19 pandemic invested in Binh Duong. The project uses renewable energy, solar energy and emissions of international standards, so it has a very positive impact on the environment and ecosystem. On March 19, 2022, the investment license was awarded to LEGO Group at the VSIP III Groundbreaking Ceremony. On November 03, 2022, LEGO Group started construction of the factory at VSIP III.
Reported by Phuong Chi- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - On the morning of March 01, 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 a conference to award decisions to officials.
Attending the conference were Ms. Nguyen Minh Thuy - Member of Provincial Standing Party Committee, Head of Organization Committee of Provincial Party Committee.
At the conference, the Standing Committee of the Provincial Party Committee and the PPC announced the decisions on mobilization and appointment of officials. Accordingly, mobilizing Mr. Vo Anh Tuan - Vice Chairman of Di An City People's Committee to receive a job at the PPC Office and appointing to hold the position of Chief of the PPC Office from March 01, 2023; receiving Mr. Truong Van Phong - Deputy Secretary of Bac Tan Uyen District Party Committee to work at the Provincial Industrial Zones Authority and appointing to hold the position of Deputy Head of the Provincial Industrial Zones Authority; mobilizing Mr. Le Thanh Toan - Vice Chairman of Thu Dau Mot City People's Committee to accept work at the Department of Planning and Investment and appointing to hold the position of Deputy Director of the Department of Planning and Investment; appointing Mr. Nguyen Thanh An - Head of Business Registration Division, Department of Planning and Investment to hold the position of Deputy Director of Department of Planning and Investment; appointing Mr. Tran Trong Tuyen - Director of the Center for Science and Technology Information and Statistics to hold the position of Deputy Director of the Department of Science and Technology. The conference also announced the decision of the Central Committee of Vietnam Veterans Association to approve Mr. Tran Hoang Thi as Vice Chairman of Binh Duong Veterans Association.
Mr. Vo Van Minh (3rd from the right) - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the PPC and Ms. Nguyen Minh Thuy - Member of Provincial Standing Party Committee, Head of Organization Committee of Provincial Party Committee award decisions and present flowers to the mobilized and appointed comrades
The conference awarded the decision to resign according to his wishes to Mr. Nguyen Tam Duong - Chief of the PPC Office; awarded the decision to retire before the age according to the regime to Mr. Bui Thien Khai - Deputy Director of Binh Duong Radio and Television Station from March 01, 2023.
Provincial leaders award decisions and present flowers to retired comrades
On behalf of the provincial leaders, Mr. Vo Van Minh - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the PPC acknowledged the important contributions of Mr. Nguyen Tam Duong, Mr. Bui Thien Khai to the province's overall development. The PPC Chairman wished Mr. Nguyen Tam Duong, Mr. Bui Thien Khai and their families always healthy, peaceful and happy. Congratulating the newly mobilized and appointed comrades, the PPC Chairman wished that the comrades will continue to promote the spirit of solidarity, make efforts, strive to the best, successfully complete the tasks entrusted by the Party and State, making an important contribution to the province's socio-economic development in the coming time.
Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the PPC Vo Van Minh speaks at the conference
Reported by Mai Xuan- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - Tetra Pak's beverage carton packaging factory in Binh Duong has just been certified as the first and only factory in Vietnam to achieve international AA+ rating on quality and food safety standards for carton products.
BRCGS is a quality management standard system released by the British Retail Consortium in 1996 to protect consumers. This system of standards was developed with the main objective of clarifying food safety, quality and production requirements for food packaging manufacturers. To achieve an AA+ rating, a manufacturer needs to have less than 5 defects in non-compliance with the BRCGS standards. During a surprise inspection by an independent third party, the Tetra Pak Binh Duong factory had only 2 minor defects and was therefore rated AA+. This rating is valid until March 06, 2024.
"BRCGS certification with an AA+ rating in an unannounced inspection further confirms the strict compliance and consistent quality of Tetra Pak Binh Duong's sterilized carton production process. This helps us strengthen confidence in food quality and safety with consumers as well as food and beverage manufacturers" - said Mr. Eliseo Barcas, Managing Director of Tetra Pak Vietnam.
The Tetra Pak factory in Binh Duong came into operation in mid-2019, applying the most stringent standards to the production of sterilized cartons for the domestic market, ASEAN region, Australia and New Zealand. As a result, the factory has been certified for four consecutive years by BRCGS standards.
Previously, in 2020, Tetra Pak Binh Duong was also one of the few factories in Vietnam to receive the highest LEED Gold - Version 4 certification. With confidence in the recovery of the economy after the pandemic as well as the ambition to completely eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from the entire Company's operations by 2030, Tetra Pak has invested an additional 5 million euros in Binh Duong factory, with the goal of increasing annual output from the current 11.5 billion boxes to 16.5 billion boxes and installing 2,300 solar panels on the roof of the factory.
PORTAL - Although newly established and put into operation, the Special patrol groups 171 of Binh Duong Provincial Police have shown their elites, effectively fought against all kinds of street crimes, prevented and promptly handled violations of traffic order and safety.
According to the report, Binh Duong Provincial Police are maintaining 23 Special patrol groups (5 provincial groups and 18 district groups). Special patrol groups 171 with the participation of many forces: Criminal Police, Economic Police, Police 113, Mobile Police, Drug-related crime investigation Police, etc.
Senior Colonel Pham Quang Truong - Deputy Head of the Traffic Police Division, Binh Duong Provincial Police Department said that the Patrol groups 171 are always ready in terms of forces, vehicles, technical equipment and support tools, each officer and soldier shows their determination to carry out patrol and control tasks throughout the province and throughout all days of the week in order to ensure security and order, and to bring peace to the people.
Special patrol group 171 catches two people stealing property on the way to sell it
After 3 months of synchronous and drastic implementation, the Patrol groups 171 with a high sense of responsibility, strictly implemented processes, work plans and legal regulations, crime and law violations tend to reduce, creating a deterrent, criminal offenses do not dare to commit crimes on the street, especially the crimes of property theft with tricks of breaking into people's houses, robbing property on the roads. Specifically, crimes related to social order occurred 125 cases (reduced more than 54.2% of cases compared to the previous 3 months). In which, crimes fell sharply such as: Theft of property occurred 36 cases (reduced by 90 cases), intentional injury occurred 14 cases (reduced by 20 cases). Regarding drug crimes, the functional forces detected and removed 152 cases and arrested 331 people. The situation of traffic accidents reduced in all three criteria in terms of number of cases, number of deaths and number of injured. No particularly serious traffic accidents occurred.
According to the assessment, Groups 171 proactively grasped complex routes and areas, collected information on crime and law violations, to organize control patrols and armed patrols with focus and key points, thereby maximizing efficiency in crime prevention and combat.
Colonel Trinh Ngoc Quyen - Director of the Provincial Police Department praised and highly appreciated the results, efforts and determination of officers and soldiers who have contributed to maintaining the security situation and reducing crime. In the coming time, he suggested that Patrol groups 171 continue to strengthen patrols, control, and fight, prevent all kinds of crimes, focus on timely handling of crimes related to social order, drug-related crimes, economic and environmental crimes, weapons possession, military use and trading, transportation of firecrackers, acts against law enforcement officers, disrupting public order, etc.
Reported by Mai Xuan-Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - According to the Public Investment Plan in 2023, the local capital of Binh Duong is nearly 18,675 billion VND. Difficulties and obstacles in capital disbursement also focus on key projects with high investment capital. Clearly identifying "bottlenecks" and having appropriate solutions to promote the disbursement of the province's public investment capital in 2023 is an urgent requirement today.
Public investment is a work involving many industries and stages, of which the most relevant is the stage of land price determination. This is the stage that causes many "congestions" for the next stages of the project, especially projects related to site clearance. Typically, the project of upgrading and expanding DT.746 road (section from Tan Thanh junction to Hoi Nghia junction); constructing Bach Dang Bridge 2 (Project 2 of building a bridge over Dong Nai river), etc. encountered problems in site clearance, leading to behind schedule.
Commencement of upgrading and expanding the DT746 road
According to the leader of the Provincial Traffic Works Construction Investment Project Management Board, in 2022, the total capital allocated by the Board is 1,837 billion VND, of which more than 70% of the capital is allocated for site clearance. As of January 31, 2023, the undisbursed ground clearance capital was 1,184 billion VND, accounting for 64.4%. The reason is that the compensation plans have not been approved according to the expected plan.
As reported by the Provincial People's Committee (PPC), by December 08, 2022, the disbursement rate for the 2022 public investment capital plan, including the extended 2021 plan, was only 38.7%. Therefore, the PPC immediately implemented the campaign "Promoting disbursement of public investment capital" (from December 08, 2022 to January 31, 2023).
After 50 days of campaign implementation, by January 31, 2023, the province's disbursement rate for public investment in 2022 has reached 74.4% and the disbursement rate for key projects is 66.3%.
The construction unit accelerates the construction progress of the Bac Tan Uyen - Phu Giao - Bau Bang road
The implementation results of peak campaign "Promoting disbursement of public investment capital" in 2022 showed how important it is to properly identify and remove the "bottleneck" of land prices for projects related to site clearance.
Besides, some projects are behind schedule due to the complicated nature of some specialized equipment procurement packages, so bidding cannot be held; or when organizing the bidding, they cannot find a contractor to meet the requirements, which are also significant difficulties and problems, such as the 1,500-bed General Hospital Equipment bidding package.
The 1,500-bed General Hospital
According to Mr. Nguyen Vinh Toan - Director of the Provincial Construction Investment Project Management Board, the reason for the low disbursement rate of projects invested by the Board is that a number of large projects have not been implemented yet. Specifically, the 1,500-bed General Hospital equipment project has not been implemented with an investment of more than 379 billion VND and the Central park and overall technical infrastructure of the War Zone D memorial site with an investment capital of 62.5 billion VND, only 22.2% disbursed.
In addition, according to the opinions of departments, committees and branches, the low disbursement rate of key projects is also due to problems such as: Authority to adjust capital plans; separating the site clearance project into an independent project; policy on land acquisition, compensation and support for resettlement; the coordination of relocation of technical infrastructure works, etc. The project survey and design is not good, leading to a number of projects that cannot be disbursed when they are implemented due to problems with planning and location, and having to adjust unit prices and adjust projects. Risk assessment and management during project implementation have not been paid due attention by investors.
In 2021, the Covid-19 outbreak and its serious impacts on many fields is also the reason why the province's undisbursed capital is quite large.
"Opening up" solution
Drawing experience from the campaign "Promoting disbursement of public investment capital" in 2022, Mr. Trinh Hoang Tuan Anh - Deputy Director of the Department of Planning and Investment shared, the reason the Campaign achieved results is because a number of tasks and solutions were first deployed by agencies and units. Specifically, the publication of daily disbursement data of investors helped investors make timely adjustments in processing progress. In addition, the integration of work steps has accelerated the preparation, appraisal and approval of the compensation plan. Or the fact that the Land Fund Development Center updated the draft compensation plan to list publicly as soon as the Price Appraisal Council agreed on the unit price without waiting for the PPC to approve the unit price as before, which helped the units to shorten the waiting time to apply the price for the projects.
In order for the disbursement in 2023 to reach the target of 25% per quarter, according to Mr. Trinh Hoang Tuan Anh, the investment and project preparation must be done early in order to promptly adjust if any problems arise during the implementation process. Not putting it into the last months of the year, avoiding falling into a passive situation when adjusting, not disbursing capital plans in time.
In addition, it is necessary to review and identify projects that are eligible for capital allocation to be able to transfer capital plans from projects that cannot be disbursed according to the schedule during the year. At the same time, it is necessary to study a mechanism to allow the transfer of capital in case of necessity for some projects that have not been implemented immediately.
At the recent meeting of discussing solutions to speed up public investment in 2023, the PPC Chairman Vo Minh Minh said that the PPC will soon issue a Directive related to public investment based on the assessment of public investment capital disbursement results in 2022. In which, the units need to urge and strengthen the direction of compensation and clearance; focus on key projects in 2023 such as Ring Road No. 3, Ring Road No. 4, Thu Bien - Dat Cuoc road. Project Management Boards and relevant departments and branches need to focus on pre-feasibility investment preparation for projects such as Ring Road No. 4 and Ho Chi Minh Road passing through Binh Duong province. Besides, well preparing for the commencement of projects such as building underpasses at Phuoc Kien 5-way intersection, Song Than station intersection, etc.
In particular, the Land Price Appraisal Council needs to complete the land price appraisal to remove difficulties in the land price bracket. Localities need to establish working groups so that projects can be implemented on schedule.
The directive also requires investors to actively develop implementation plans and disbursement schedule for each project, including explanation and risk assessment during the implementation of each project; make periodic or ad-hoc performance reports as required; have a follow-up plan to achieve the set targets. For key projects at district level, steering groups are also set up so that the projects can be implemented on schedule.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi inspects the Ring Road No. 3 project progress in the early days of the New Year 2023
In addition, the PPC Chairman Vo Van Minh proposed the Provincial People's Council to support the PPC in monitoring the progress of key projects. For national target works, he requested the units to urgently implement and complete well. Early deploying capital allocation, in which priority is given to allocating capital for resettlement. For projects that are expected to start new construction in 2023, the agencies, units and investors should urgently complete the necessary procedures for early implementation, not to focus on the end of the year; limit the risks that lead to the failure to disburse capital as planned.
"Public investment plays a huge role in the development of the country. Binh Duong's good implementation of public investment disbursement not only ensures the economic development, social security, and political stability of the locality, but also makes an important contribution to the defense and maintenance of the independence and sovereignty of the Fatherland. Therefore, identifying and overcoming obstacles in the disbursement of public investment capital in 2022 will be an important premise for the effective public investment capital plan in 2023" – The PPC Chairman Vo Van Minh emphasized.
Reported by Thao Lam- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - On the morning of February 27, at the Administration Center of Binh Duong Province, Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Member of Provincial Standing Party Committee, permanent Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC) received the delegation of Concordia University, Canada led by Mr. Graham Carr - President and Vice-Chancellor of University.
At the meeting, Mr. Graham Carr expressed his impression of the dynamic development of Binh Duong during his first visit.
He said, Concordia University was established in 1974, belongs to the group of new-generation universities, located in Montreal city. Ranked in the TOP 20 of Canada's top universities, Concordia University is always a leader in training fields such as biology, finance, business, chemistry, sociology-related majors and education. This is a learning and research environment with the most invested equipment and facilities.
Permanent Vice Chairman of the PPC Mai Hung Dung receives Mr. Graham Carr - President and Vice-Chancellor of Concordia University, Canada
Through the field visit, Mr. Graham Carr highly appreciated the facilities, educational environment as well as the training program of Eastern International University. He realized the common values and aspirations, the potential to become a partner between the two sides, especially the student exchange program between universities; at the same time, create conditions for students to start a business have the opportunity to experience the real world.
Permanent Vice Chairman of the PPC Mai Hung Dung presents a souvenir to Mr. Graham Carr
Permanent Vice Chairman Mai Hung Dung was pleased to welcome the Delegation of Concordia University. He said that, in the process of socio-economic development and building Binh Duong Smart City, the province always focuses on investing in education and training, developing high-quality human resources. Therefore, Binh Duong always wishes to expand cooperation between advanced universities in the world to create a richer and quality human resource.
Permanent Vice Chairman Mai Hung Dung welcomed Concordia University as well as Canadian enterprises to promote investment in multi-field development in Binh Duong. At the same time, he hoped that Binh Duong province and Concordia University would make new strides in educational cooperation.
Reported by Doan Trang- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - That is the desire of the Binh Duong provincial leaders when visiting and working with the Eastern International University (EIU) on the morning of February 22.
The delegation of provincial leaders include: Mr. Nguyen Van Loi - Member of the Central Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial Delegation of National Assembly Deputies; Ms. Truong Thi Bich Hanh - Member of Provincial Standing Party Committee, Head of Propaganda and Training Commission of Provincial Party Committee; Mr. Nguyen Loc Ha - Member of Provincial Standing Party Committee, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC); representatives of provincial departments, committees and branches.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi discusses with EIU lecturers
Receiving the delegation, there was Mr. Nguyen Van Hung - Board of Directors' Chairman of Becamex IDC Corp; members in the Board of Directors of Becamex IDC Corp; and EIU's Council and Board of Directors.
At the work program, PhD. Ngo Minh Duc – Rector of the University presented the report on EIU's activities during the past years, especially the University's outstanding performance in providing high quality human resources meeting the needs of digital transformation and trends of the 4th industrial revolution. Accordingly, over the past time, Becamex IDC Corp in general and EIU in particular are the pioneer of building a startup ecosystem, innovation, approach to Industry 4.0 transition. EIU has had specific solutions to form secondary ecosystems right in the Univerisity including units with close correlation with each other such as Fablab, Becamex Business Incubator, Aspire company, etc. in order to contribute to promoting, attracting and supporting the startup community in Binh Duong through many specific activities. In which, the Industry 4.0 Innovation Centre can be mentioned to support the conversion of labor-intensive production models to knowledge and automation intensive production. Thereby contributing to developing and promoting added value for localities and surrounding areas. In addition, in 2022, Becamex IDC and EIU also built an Advanced Manufacturing Center - AMC, playing an important role in providing diverse processing solutions, supporting design calculations and measurement, quality assurance. These are very important steps, affirming the perfection of the creative ecosystem at EIU, thereby contributing directly to the training, providing high quality human resources to meet the development needs of enterprises; and attracting human resources with high gray matter content to the locality; promoting innovation, supporting startup; transferring knowledge and technology to create new values, contributing to the socio-economic development of the province.
PhD. Ngo Minh Duc – Rector of the University presents the report on EIU's operation results
In the future, in order to serve the development needs of the enterprise community in particular and for Binh Duong province in general, the University has developed a plan to open new training majors such as Economics, Electronics and Telecommunications, Computer Science, etc. especially developing training in Health Sciences.
Mr. Nguyen Van Hung - Board of Directors' Chairman of Becamex IDC Corp speaks at the meeting
Mr. Nguyen Van Hung - Board of Directors' Chairman of Becamex IDC Corp said: "After many years with practical experience in developing industrial parks as well as concluding from cooperation with many countries like Korea, Netherlands, etc., Becamex in general and EIU in particular realize that it is responsible for investing in developing and training high quality human resources for the province. This is also one of the main advantages, attracting foreign investment into areas of Binh Duong in the future. In the next phase, Becamex IDC will coordinate to build development ecosystems to catch up with the trend of Industrial Revolution 4.0. In particular, EIU is the focus to build many small ecosystems that blend together among universities, thereby clarifying the roles and responsibilities of each party on the basis of the Triple-Helix model: university – government - enterprise".
Provincial Party Committee Secretary Nguyen Van Loi highly appreciates EIU's training results
Speaking at the meeting, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi highly appreciated EIU's achievements and future development orientation. The Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee suggested that in the coming time, EIU should promote digital transformation in training, focusing on training high-quality human resources to serve the needs of industrialization and modernization of the province. EIU must catch up with the trend of digital transformation, Industrial Revolution 4.0 to promote its role as the role as one part of the Triple-Helix model in building Binh Duong Smart city. The Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee emphasized that in the near future, EIU must be the center of innovation; strengthen coordination with enterprises to train human resources to meet Industry 4.0. At the same time, cooperating with high schools in the province to train English teachers, contributing to the early implementation of bilingual teaching projects in schools in the province. The Secretary also agreed with the orientation of expanding the University's Health care major, especially the medical major to serve the needs of the province and the region. Provincial leaders will always accompany, support and create all conditions for the University to develop.
Provincial leaders present a souvenir to EIU
Reported by Mai Xuan- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - On the morning of February 26, a delegation of the Vietnam Business Association in Japan visited, worked and learned about investment opportunities in Binh Duong.
Receiving and working with the delegation were Ms. Tran Thi Kim Van - President of Binh Duong Union of Friendship Organizations; Ms. Ha Thanh - Director of the Provincial Department of Foreign Affairs and representatives of a number of provincial agencies, committees and branches.
At the meeting, the delegation listened to information summarizing the province's socio-economic development situation and investment attraction over the past time. Accordingly, with an open and attractive investment environment, in recent years, Binh Duong has always been one of the leading provinces and cities nationwide in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 4,000 investment projects, total registered capital of 39.7 billion USD; ranked second in the country in terms of attracting foreign investment capital, after Ho Chi Minh City. In which, Japan ranks second among 65 countries and territories investing in Binh Duong with 341 projects and total investment capital of more than 5 billion USD. In particular, Binh Duong is the first locality in Vietnam to officially become a member of the world's Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). Continuously for 5 years 2019-2023, Binh Duong has been honored by ICF as one of 21 localities with typical smart city development strategies of the world - SMART 21 and honored in TOP7 by ICF as one of 07 communities with a typical Smart Development Strategy in the world for 2 consecutive years 2021 and 2022.
Ms. Ha Thanh - Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs informs the delegation about Binh Duong province's socio-economic development over the past time
Implementing the Project of Binh Duong Smart City and Innovation Region, in the coming time, the province will continue to prioritize investment attraction in high-tech, advanced, environment-friendly, less labor-intensive industries, creating high added value; supporting industries, high-tech agriculture; especially attract investment in the Science and Technology Industrial Park on the basis of industry 4.0 with the goal of becoming the Innovation Center of the Southern Key Economic Region.
Mr. Vu Hoang Duc - Chairman of Vietnam Business Association in Japan speaks at the meeting
Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Vu Hoang Duc - Chairman of the Vietnam Business Association in Japan said that the Vietnam Business Association in Japan was established in 2013, is a voluntary social and professional organization of enterprises whose owners are Vietnamese or native Vietnamese who are operating for a long time and have a good reputation in Japan. Up to now, the association has attracted more than 40 members. Over the years, the Association has always paid attention and has many activities to enhance the Vietnamese and Japanese enterprise brands in the market, contributing to the economic development of Vietnam and Japan. In the coming time, the Association will continue to invite and introduce more Japanese corporations and enterprises to explore opportunities and invest in Binh Duong as well as Binh Duong enterprises to learn about the investment environment in Japan.
Association members discuss issues needing cooperation at the meeting
On this visit and working visit, the delegation members exchanged and learned about the environment and investment attraction policies of Binh Duong today. Thereby, the Association and its delegates wished that Binh Duong would continue to pay attention to support and create all favorable conditions for Japanese enterprises in Binh Duong to operate stably and effectively, contributing to promoting the local socio-economic development quickly and sustainably as well as tightening the friendly cooperation relationship between the two countries Vietnam and Japan.
Ms. Tran Thi Kim Van - President of Binh Duong Union of Friendship Organizations welcomes this visit and work of the Association
Ms. Tran Thi Kim Van - President of Binh Duong Union of Friendship Organizations highly appreciated the visit and work of the Association this time. She added, Binh Duong welcomes domestic and foreign enterprises to invest in Binh Duong in the fields the province is encouraging and prioritizing to attract. At the same time, she hoped that, in the coming time, Vietnamese enterprises in Japan will strengthen cooperation with Binh Duong enterprises in the fields of agricultural product processing, medicine and pharmaceuticals, etc. to contribute to the socio-economic development of Vietnam, Japan in general, and Binh Duong province in particular.