BEGIC - Within the framework of the Asian Economic Cooperation Meeting - Horasis Forum 2019, on the morning of November 25, at the Binh Duong Exhibition and Convention Center, the MOU signing ceremony was held between the Corporation of Industrial Investment and Development - Joint Stock Company (Becamex IDC) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Applied Informatics Mechanics Institute that is directly under the authority of Vietnam's Sciences and Technology Academy.
BEGIC - Afternoon November 1st, in Thu Dau Mot City, Becamex IDC Corporation and COEX - the owner, operator of Korea's leading exhibition center and the organizer of Korea's largest trade and conference, signed a strategic cooperation agreement to develop World Trade Center Binh Duong New City.
BEGIC - On the morning of July 3rd, in Vietnam - Singapore II-A Industrial Park (Tan Uyen town), Tetra Pak Vietnam Company organized the inauguration ceremony of the sterilized paper box plant with a total investment of Euro $120 million. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc gave flowers to congratulate the company.
BEGIC - On the morning of June 6th, at Bau Bang Industrial Park (Bau Bang District), Ampacs International Co., Ltd. held a groundbreaking ceremony for plant construction, specializes in manufacturing wired and wireless headphones. Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee was attended.
On the morning of April 5th, at My Phuoc 3 Industrial Park, Ben Cat Town, Yamabiko Vietnam Co., Ltd. held the inauguration ceremony of the generator plant with a capacity of 1,750 units/ year, generator components and spare parts with a capacity of 1,650 units/ year.
BEGIC - Afternoon
of March 6th, in Vietnam - Singapore Industrial Park II-A (Tan Binh
commune, Bac Tan Uyen district), India's Tata Group held the grand opening
ceremony of a coffee plant in Vietnam.
In the morning of January 26, Hang Huu Huynh wastewater treatment company held the inauguration of a wastewater treatment plant in Song Than 2 Industrial Park, Di An town. Attending the inaugural ceremony were Nguyen Minh Triet, former State President; Nguyen Dinh Toan, Deputy Minister of Construction Ministry; Tran Thanh Liem, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee; Mai Hung Dung, Permanent Member of the Provincial Party Committee, Permanent Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee; representatives of ministries and central branches; Leaders of provincial departments, localities.
Investment certificate for the cooperation project between Viet Nam Technology and Telecommunication Joint Stock Company - VNTT, a member company of Becamex and Japan's NTT Viet Nam was handed o January 24th 2019.
BEGIC - Leaders of provincial departments and Bau Bang district attended the inaugural ceremony to launch the newly established factory of Atago C., Ltd in Bau Bang IP on Nov 6th, 2018.
BEGIC - Late November 1st 2018, in HCMC, Becamex Tokyu Co., Ltd. and Mitshubishi Jisho Residence Co., Ltd. have signed an agreement to launch a joint venture company named BTMJR Investment Co., Ltd. in Binh Duong. Tran Thanh Liem, Deputy Secretary of Binh Duong provincial Party Committee, Chairman of provincial People's Committee attended the event.
BEGIC - In the afternoon of January 14th, 2020, at the Binh Duong Administration Center, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Truc – Director of Planning and Investment of Binh Duong province received the delegation of Development Department – Ministry of Defense of Kingdom of Cambodia led by Major General Yong Mao – Deputy Chief of Development Department – Cambodian Ministry of Defense to visit Binh Duong authorities on the occasion of the traditional lunar New Year 2020.
At the working session, on behalf of Cambodian Ministry of Defense, Major General Yong Mao sent the best wishes to the Party Committee, authorities, people and army force of Viet Nam in general and of Binh Duong in particular for their help in the liberation of Cambodia and in the current gradual development and construction. Specifically, Binh Duong province also paid the trip on free consultation for miserable people, scholarship granting to Cambodian students. The province of Binh Duong also supported and cooperated with Cambodia in many areas, especially in defense, security, contributing to strengthen the long term and friendship cooperation between Viet Nam and Cambodia.
BEGIC - In the afternoon, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem – Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee had a working session with Mr. Chung Hungtae- President of Bumin Medical Group (South Korea).
Chairman Tran Thanh Liem introduced briefly the socio-economic achievements of the province in 2019. The Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) increased by 9.5%; the Industrial Production Index increased by 9.86%; production value of agriculture - forestry - fishery increased by 4%; value added in the service sector increased by 9.8%. Export turnover increased by 15.6% to nearly USD $28 billion with a trade surplus of nearly USD $7 billion. Budget revenue exceeded the set plan and reached nearly VND 60,000 billion. Social security and welfare are guaranteed, the living standard of citizens has been stable and improved with an average income of VND 146.9 million/ person/ year (equivalent to USD $6,500), an increase of VND 16 million compared to 2018.
In 2019, foreign investment attraction of the Binh Duong province exceeded the plan and reached USD $3.29 billion. Currently, the province has over 42,000 domestic enterprises with a total registered capital of nearly VND 358,000 billion; 3,753 foreign invested projects from 65 countries and territories around the world with a total registered capital of USD $34.33 billion, Binh Duong ranked the 2nd nationwide in term of foreign investment attraction, after Ho Chi Minh City.
Bumin Medical Group specializes in hi-tech health care and would like to explore the investment opportunities in health care. Binh Duong would like to develop to serve the health care service for the citizens as well as the foreigners living in Binh Duong.
BEGIC - In the evening of January 09th, 2020, Binh Duong province solemnly organized a Meeting with Consular Posts and Foreign Missions at Becamex Hotel New City with the participation of representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Consular Corps, Trade Missions and Foreign Business Associations in Ho Chi Minh City, provincial departments, agencies, foreign and domestic businesses operating in Binh Duong Province.
According to Mr. Tran Thanh Liem, Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee, despite of the context of complicated global and national economic and political situation with many opportunities and challenges; however, with the spirit of solidarity, dynamism and opportunities promptly capturing, Binh Duong province has overcome difficulties and challenges, ensuring the economy to continuously achieve high growth rates with most of the targets reaching and exceeding the set plan.
With specific efforts to create a favorable and open investment environment, and determination to maintain political security, social order and safety; in 2019, the Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) increased by 9.5%; the Industrial Production Index increased by 9.86%; production value of agriculture - forestry - fishery increased by 4%; value added in the service sector increased by 9.8%. Export turnover increased by 15.6% to nearly USD $28 billion with a trade surplus of nearly USD $7 billion. Budget revenue exceeded the set plan and reached nearly VND 60,000 billion. Social security and welfare are guaranteed, the living standard of citizens has been stable and improved with an average income of VND 146.9 million/ person/ year (equivalent to USD $6,500), an increase of VND 16 million compared to 2018.
In 2019, foreign investment attraction of the Binh Duong province continued to exceed the plan and reached USD $3.29 billion. Currently, the province has over 42,000 domestic enterprises with a total registered capital of nearly VND 358,000 billion; 3,753 foreign invested projects from 65 countries and territories around the world with a total registered capital of USD $34.33 billion, Binh Duong ranked the 2nd nationwide in term of foreign investment attraction, after Ho Chi Minh City.
Binh Duong province has achieved many successes in external relations and economic diplomatic activities such as: successfully organized 02 important international conferences including the Conference in Institutional and Policy Consultation on FDI in the New Context" and Horasis Asia Meeting 2019; 04 Foreign business dialogue for Korean, Taiwanese, Japanese and foreign businesses operating in the province. Specifically, Horasis Asia Meeting 2019 was a major event in the series of "Binh Duong Smart City 2019" events with programs such as the 15th International Asian Urbanization Conference, launching a number of projects associated with science - technology of the province including the inauguration of the 1022 hotline, Center for Community Initiative and Startup Support and especially the Launching Ceremony of World Trade Center Binh Duong New City, a milestone for Binh Duong to become an official member of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA).
Also in 2019, Binh Duong has continued to be honored as one of 21 cities and regions with typical World Smart City development strategy (Smart 21); marking a successful start of Binh Duong province on the way of implementing the target of the "Smart City - Binh Duong" and the breakthrough strategy "Binh Duong Navigator 2021" after the province officially became a member of the World Technopolis Association (WTA) and the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF).
Giving his speech at the Reception, Mr. Baloghdi Tibor, Consul General of Hungary in Ho Chi Minh City, Head of Consular Corps in Ho Chi Minh City appreciated the socio-economic achievements of Binh Duong in the past time and the business support activities of the provincial authorities and committed to continuously cooperate with Binh Duong in the coming time.
Under the context of increasingly globalization and international integration, Binh Duong province has been striving to strengthen bilateral and multilateral cooperation, at the same time, promoting economic, cultural and people's diplomacy exchange activities; creating motivation for Binh Duong to develop dynamically, be ready for integration and realize the development goals of Binh Duong province to become an industrial, intelligent and modern city; aiming to create a better life for people and an environment for the business community to develop effectively.
Chairman Tran Thanh Liem expressed the sincere thanks for the close cooperation, enthusiastic and responsible support to the Consular Corps, Trade Missions and Foreign Business Associations etc. in promoting, providing information and introducing international investors about a friendly and dynamic Binh Duong province in the development process; thereby contributing to consolidate and strengthen the friendly relations and investment cooperation between Binh Duong and countries and territories around the world for the goal of sustainable development and prosperity.
BEGIC - Afternoon of December 31st, at the Provincial Administration Center, Binh Duong People's Committee term IX held the 13th Session (extraordinary) to elect the key title of the Provincial People's Committee for the term 2016-2021.
Attending were Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of Party Central Committee, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Head of Provincial National Assembly Delegation; Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao - Standing Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee; Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee; Vice Chairmen of Provincial People's Council, Provincial People's Committee and 57 delegates of Provincial People's Council.
At the meeting, the Provincial People's Council considered to supplement the title of Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee for the term 2016-2021. Based on the voting results, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Truc, born in 1965, Provincial Commissioner, Director of Department of Planning and Investment was elected as Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee, period 2016-2021.
Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of Party Central Committee, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Head of Provincial National Assembly Delegation presents flowers to congratulate Mr. Nguyen Thanh Truc
The provincial leaders congratulate and take photo with Mr. Nguyen Thanh Truc
Previously, the 34th Provincial Party Executive Committee Meeting (Term X) has elected Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Member of Provincial Party Committee, Standing Vice Head of Organizing Committee of the Provincial Party Committee to become Commissioner of Provincial Inspection Commission term X, period 2015-2020 (cum).
BEGIC - In the morning of January 03rd, 2020 ,
at the Binh Duong Administration Center, Mr. Tran Van Nam, member of Central
Party Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of National
Assembly Delegation of Binh Duong province received Ms. Marie C. Damour, Consul
General of United States of America in Ho Chi Minh City on the occasion of her
new tenure in Viet Nam
Leaders of Department of Planning and Investment, Department of Foreign Affairs, Binh Duong of Industrial Zone Authorities, Office of provincial People’s Committee, Office of provincial Party Committee and Becamex IDC Corporation attended the working session.
Mr. Tran Van Nam, member of Central
Party Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of National
Assembly Delegation of Binh Duong province received Ms. Marie C. Damour, Consul
General of United States of America in Ho Chi Minh City
BEGIC - Binh Duong People's Committee has just issued a Decision stipulating the price list of land types in the province for the period of 2020-2024, which is applied from January 1, 2020, of which, some roads in Phu Cuong ward, Thu Dau Mot city have the highest land price of 37.8 million dong/ m2.
Specifically, for agricultural land, the land price is equal to the maximum price bracket prescribed by the Government in Decree No.104/2014/ND-CP but ensuring harmony between districts, towns and cities in the province. Supplementing the price list of special-use forest land: equal to the price of production and protection forest land (the maximum level is VND 450,000/ m2).
For non-agricultural land, make adjustments equal to the land price calculated according to the applicable Land Price Adjustment Coefficient (K) in 2019 is being applied (with adjustments to suit between districts, towns and cities), corresponding to an average increase of about 18% compared to the current land price list. Specifically, Thu Dau Mot city will increase on average 10%; Thuan An and Di An towns will increase on average 5% to 30%; Ben Cat town, Tan Uyen town, Bau Bang district and Bac Tan Uyen district will increase on average 5% to 20%. Phu Giao and Dau Tieng districts will increase on average 10%. Supplement the land price list for religious and belief establishments: Applying the price equal to the price of land for production, business, non-agricultural land, not commercial or service land. Supplement the price list of national defense and security land: 65% of the residential land price.
For urban residential land, routes of type I in position 1 of Thu Dau Mot city include: Yersin, Bach Dang, Cach Mang Thang 8, Binh Duong Boulevard, Dieu Ong, Dinh Bo Linh, Doan Tran Nghiep, Hung Vuong, Nguyen Du, Nguyen Thai Hoc, Quang Trung and Tran Hung Dao have the highest land prices of VND 37.8 million/ m2. The routes of type II in position 1 of Thu Dau Mot city have land prices ranging from VND 20-25 million/ m2.
The decision also supplements 27 sections and routes; raising the adjustment coefficient (D) 45 routes; reducing the coefficient of 02 routes; lifting 5-lane road types; correcting and renaming 21 routes; adjusting the first point and the last point of 5 routes.
Thus, Binh Duong land price list in the period of 2020-2024 adjusts land price increase in proportion to land price according to Land price adjustment coefficient K, an average increase of 18% compared to the current land price list. Ensuring the effectiveness of the stability and development policies of the real estate market in the past time in the province according to the Directive No.11/ CT-TTg dated April 23, 2019 of the Prime Minister on a number of solutions to promote the stable and healthy real estate market development. This is an appropriate solution to the unreasonable situation of the agricultural land price frame stipulated by the Government as currently. Continue to consistently implement guidelines and policies to enhance investment attraction and cooperation; creating an increasingly favorable and competitive investment environment under Action Program No.34CTr/ TU of December 15, 2016 of Binh Duong Provincial Party Committee on investment attraction renovation in the 2016-2020 period in Binh Duong province. Maintain an advantage in attracting investment, raising the provincial PCI and the competitiveness of local business. Consistent with the fluctuation of the real estate market in recent times and forecasts of the situation in the near future. In addition, it helps to increase budget revenues, reduce the loss of state assets in localities with large land fluctuations such as Thuan An and Di An towns and limit the big disturbance in the real estate market. Gradually build the price list of land types closer to the common land prices in the market. The minimum price in this land price list is guaranteed to be higher than the minimum price in the price bracket prescribed by the Government for 2 urban areas (Thuan An and Di An town are grade II city) if recognized in the near future. Therefore, there is no need to adjust the land price list if these two cities are officially recognized.
BEGIC - Morning of December 28th, the Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association of Binh Duong province held the 3rd Congress, period 2019-2024.
Attending the Congress were Mr. Sor Dareth - Consulate General of the Kingdom of Cambodia in Ho Chi Minh City; Mr. Le Hong Liem - Vice Chairman of Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association; Mrs. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh - Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Council; Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee; Mrs. Tran Thi Hong Hanh - Vice Chairman of Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of the province; representatives of departments, branches, unions, and Friendship Associations and 796 members of the Association.
Mr. Sor Dareth - Consulate General of the Kingdom of Cambodia in Ho Chi Minh City presents flowers to congratulate the Congress
Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of provincial People's Committee presents flower of the Provincial Party Committee, People's Council, People's Committee and Vietnam
In the past term, the activities of the Association have been built and implemented in an active, flexible, practical and economical manner, bringing high efficiency. The Association has focused on coordinating with the news agencies to timely provide information on activities. Charitable social activities are coordinated with businesses and sponsors in the province to pay regular attention and achieve meaningful and practical results. The total value of charitable activities visiting, delivering gifts, examining and distributing medicines in the localities of Cambodia is nearly VND 7.5 billion. The Association has cooperated with organizations and businesses to organize solidarity and friendship activities such as: Collaborated with the Provincial Youth Union and provincial mass organizations in the programs "Nurturing friendship" and "Sharing the Mekong River"; support and care for Cambodian students and students studying in the province etc. The organization of the Association was strengthened and developed, and the membership force developed rapidly. At the beginning of the term, there were 144 members, up to now, the Association has had 796 members; building close relationships, teamwork, actively helping, supporting and sharing among members.
The Congress negotiated to unify the Association's Executive Board for the period 2019 - 2024 with 37 delegates. Ms. Tran Thi Kim Van was re-elected Chairman of the Association for the period 2019 - 2024. The Congress also agreed on the direction of activities of the Association in the new term, focusing on strengthening the organization, innovating methods, the content of activities with the motto "Active - Flexible - Creative - Effective" to promote the rich, diverse, practical in activities of the Association, contribute to strengthening, building and nurturing relationships for peace, stability and social progress with the provinces of Kratie, Kandal particularly and the Cambodian people generally.
Launching the Executive Committee of the period 2019-2024
Delegates take photos with the Executive Committee of the period 2019-2024
Speaking at the Congress, on behalf of the Provincial People's Committee, Mr. Dang Minh Hung praised the achievements of the Association in the past 5 years, At the same time, noted that, in the coming time, the Association needs to continue to renovate and improve the effectiveness of people's external relations in the new situation; strengthens cooperation to support each other economically, culturally and socially with the two sister provinces of Kratie and Kandal; continues to consolidate and expand the Association's organization in terms of quantity and quality, especially with regard to developing young members; focuses on vigorously renovating the content, methods and further improving the effectiveness of the Association's activities.
On this occasion, the Central Committee of Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association presents souvenir to the Congress; the provincial People's Committee awards the Certificate of Merit to the Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association of Binh Duong Province for its outstanding achievements in the 2014-2019 term work.
Mr. Le Hong Liem (left) - Vice Chairman of Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association presents souvenir to the Congress
Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of provincial People's Committee awards the Certificate of Merit of the Provincial People's Committee to the Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association of Binh Duong Province
BEGIC - On December 24, in Thu Dau Mot City, NTT Viet Nam Company organized a scholarship ceremony for students with outstanding achievements in learning and sharing football skills for students of Ngo Thoi Nhiem and Chu Van An Secondary School.
At Chu Van An Secondary School, NTT Viet Nam has awarded 10 scholarships to students with outstanding achievements in the 2018-2019 school year and 60 sports suits for the school's football team.
NTT Viet Nam's leaders and delegates present scholarships and take photos with Chu Van An Secondary School's students
NTT Viet Nam's leaders and delegates present gifts to Chu Van An Secondary School
In addition to awarding scholarships, the Coach Board of Japanese Omiya Ardija football club has conveyed the experience, skills in playing football and inspired students who love this sport. It is known that Omiya Ardija Football Club is a professional football club in Japan, owned by NTT East Japan Group, currently a partner of Viet Nam Technology and Telecommunication Joint Stock Company (VNTT Viet Nam) in building Binh Duong smart city in the fields of telecommunications and information technology.
The coaches of Omiya Ardija Club of Japan share their skills in football with Ngo Thoi Nhiem and Chu Van An Secondary School's students
Mr. Tomoaki Kanazawa - Head of Operations Division of NTT Viet Nam in Binh Duong said, over the past years, in addition to business development, NTT Viet Nam has always had activities with Binh Duong authorities to take care disadvantaged people, contributing to ensure social security in the province. Besides, NTT Viet Nam also aimed to organize cultural exchange and sport activities in order to improve the physical strength, the skills to play football and arouse the passion of football among students in Binh Duong province.
TTĐT - In the afternoon of December
25th, 2019, at the Binh Duong Administration Center, Mr. Tran Van
Nam, member of Central Party Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party
Committee, Head of National Assembly Delegation of Binh Duong province received
Mr. Sok Dareth, Consul General of Cambodia in Ho Chi Minh City on the occasion
of his new tenure in Viet Nam.
Mr. Tran Thanh Liem, Chairman
of Binh Duong People’s Committee, leaders of Department of Planning and Investment,
Department of Foreign Affairs, Binh Duong of Industrial Zone Authorities,
Office of provincial People’s Committee, Office of provincial Party Committee
attended the working session.
At the meeting, Secretary of
the Provincial Party Committee Tran Van Nam briefed the provincial socio
–economic development. Binh Duong is one of top developed localities of Viet
Nam with the industrial and service proportion in the economic structure of
more than 97%, top five provinces and cities in term of Central budget contribution.
Especially, GDP per capita is the most highest compared to other localities of
Viet Nam with about 7,000 US dollars per year. Moreover, Binh Duong is also one
of the top investment destinations Viet Nam in term of investment attraction
with more than 3,700 FDI projects an 38,000 Vietnamese companies. Secretary of
the Provincial Party Committee Tran Van Nam hoped that Mr. Sok Dareth will have
the successful tenure as Cambodian
Consul General in Cho Chi Minh City and asked for his support in facilitating
Vietnamese and Binh Duong companies to do business in Cambodia.
Mr. Tran Van
Nam, member of Central Party Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party
Committee, Head of National Assembly Delegation of Binh Duong province received
Mr. Sok Dareth, Consul General of Cambodia in Ho Chi Minh City
Consul General Sok Dareth also
informed that the trade balance Viet Nam – Cambodia reached 5 billions US
dollars. Viet Nam has 210 projects of about 3 billions US dollars investing in
Cambodia. Cambodian Consul General Sok Dareth expressed his impression on Binh
Duong achievement and sent his congratulations to Binh Duong province. He highly
appreciated the bright direction of the provincial leaders in the
socio-economic development. He expressed his sincere thanks to Binh Duong
province for the support Cambodian provinces including Kratie, Kandal, Kamponthong,
especially Binh Duong has supported Kratie province in the social, infrastructural
construction, medical consultation, gift granting, etc. in the past time and
hoped to continues to received Binh Duong support and cooperation in the coming
BEGIC - In the morning of December 20th, 2019, at the Binh Duong Administration Center, Mr. Mai Hung Dung, Standing Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee, received Mr. Umeda Kunio, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Viet Nam in his working visit in Binh Duong province.
Participants were leaders of Department of Foreign Affairs, Planning and Investment, Education and Training, Culture, Sports and Tourism, Becamex Coporation and Becamex Tokyu Company.
At the meeting, Standing Vice Chairman Mai Hung Dung briefed the provincial socio –economic development. Japan is the biggest investor in term of the investment capital with total capital of 5.6 billion US dollars among 65 countries and territories in Binh Duong province. He appreciated the Japanese companies in Binh Duong for their businesses, social responsibility, and policies for employees.
Japanese ambassador Umeda Kunio expressed his impress of the socio –economic achievement of Binh Duong and wished to continue to enhance the cooperation between Japan and Viet Nam in general and with Binh Duong in specific in areas of economics, culture, education, …Especially, the Viet Nam - Japan U13 international teenager football tournament kicked off in December 20th, 2019 in Binh Duong province.
Standing Vice Chairman Mai Hung Dung expressed his sincere thanks to Japanese ambassador to Viet Nam for his support and wished to receive his cooperation in strengthen the relation between Binh Duong and Japanese partners in the future.
BEGIC- In the afternoon of December 12th, 2019, Mr. Mai Hung Dung, Standing Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee chaired the meeting to evaluate Horasis Asia Meeting 2019.
Being one of smart city events of the province, the Horasis Asia Meeting 2019 – an important international economic event co-hosted by Binh Duong People's Committee and Horasis took place from November 24 - 26, 2019 in Binh Duong New City with over 1.000 participants from 47 countries and territories from Viet Nam Central Government, Ministries and agencies, provinces and cities, CEOs, General Directors of leading Corporations, Groups, key businesses, prestigious scientists, etc.
Especially, Horasis Asia Meeting 2019 in Binh Duong had honor to welcome Mr. Vuong Dinh Hue, Member of Politburo - Deputy Prime Minister of Viet Nam Socialist Republic to attend and give speech at the opening ceremony. Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue highly appreciated the socio – economic achievements of Binh Duong province as well as the well prepared Horasis Asia Meeting 2019.
Being one of the key events of Binh Duong Smart city 2019, along with15th Asia International Science Conference on Urbanization, launching the hotline 1022, Binh Duong Innovation Center opening, the launching ceremony of World Trade Center Binh Duong New City in the new urban area of Binh Duong province, Horasis Asia Meeting 2019 was well organized and appreciated by Vietnamese and foreign participants by the facilities, hospitality of Binh Duong province, the first co-host locality in Viet Nam.
Horasis Asia Meeting 2019 is a great opportunity for foreign politicians and entrepreneurs to explore and understand the country and people of Viet Nam generally and the business investment environment of Binh Duong province particularly; especially, investors will have more options for an attractive and reliable destination – Binh Duong province - the potential locality with many opportunities for prosperous and sustainable development.
Especially, with the great success of the Horasis Asia Meeting of the two consecutive years 2018 and 2019, Binh Duong will continue to co-host the Horasis India in June 2020.
BEGIC - On the evening of December 14, at Binh Duong Stadium, the 20th BTV International Football Tournament - Number 1 Cup officially opened.
Attending were Mr. Cao Van Chong - Vice Chairman of Vietnam Football Federation (VFF); Mr. Le Huu Phuoc - Standing Member of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial propaganda and training commission; Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of the PPC; representatives of some departments, branches and a large number of fans.
Parade to welcome the tournament
The provincial People's Committee commends the teams and individuals who have made great contributions to the organization of the Tournament
The tournament will take place from December 14 to December 18, 2019, with the participation of 4 teams including U20 Vietnam, U22 Myanmar, U20 Cambodia and the host - Becamex Binh Duong (B.BD). The four teams were divided into 2 pairs (including B.BD against U22 Myanmar, taking place on December 14 and U22 Vietnam against U22 Cambodia, taking place on December 15) to compete in the knockout format. The two winning teams will play in the final, on December 18 and the losing two will compete for third place on December 17. Winning only 2 games is the champion, but the reward for the winning team is still VND 500 million as before. The second and third teams receive VND 300 million and VND 150 million respectively.
Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of the PPC delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the Tournament
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of the PPC believed, the teams will play hard, honest, noble and united, giving the audience beautiful matches, at the same time believe that the Tournament will continue to be maintained and developed stronger, in order to contribute practically to the football development of the province particularly and the whole country generally, becoming an important event to introduce the image and dynamic development of Binh Duong province to domestic and international friends.
Match between B.BD and U20 Myanmar
After the opening ceremony, the first match between B.BD and U20 Myanmar took place. After 120 minutes, the two teams decided to win or lose with a penalty shootout 11m. As a result, B.BD won with a score of 5-4 and won the right to compete in the final. B.BD's opponent will be the winner in the match between U20 Vietnam and U20 Cambodia, taking place tomorrow afternoon (December 15).
BEGIC - On the morning of December 12, at the Provincial Exhibition and Convention Center, the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs of Binh Duong Province held a Conference on the implementation of the regional minimum wage in 2020 and other legal documents for representatives of more than 500 businesses in the province.
The conference implemented Decree No. 90/2019/ND-CP dated November 15, 2019 of the Government stipulating the regional minimum wage for employees working under labor contracts. Accordingly, from January 1st, 2020, businesses operating in Binh Duong province will apply the regional minimum wage (region I), with VND 4,420,000/ month. The regional minimum wage is the lowest level which serves as a basis for enterprises and workers to agree and pay wages; in which the salary paid to employees working in normal working conditions, ensuring adequate working time in the month, fulfilling the agreed labor or work norms must ensure; not lower than the regional minimum wage for workers doing the simplest work.
According to the guidance of the provincial Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs, the salary is at least 7% higher than the regional minimum wage for employees doing jobs requiring workers who have passed vocational training. When implementing the regional minimum wage in accordance with Decree 90/ ND-CP, enterprises are not allowed to eliminate or reduce salary regimes when laborers work overtime, work at night, work in heavy, hazardous, the regime of in-kind allowances for heavy and hazardous occupations and other regimes prescribed by labor law. Other allowances, additions and bonuses prescribed by enterprises comply with the labor contract, the collective labor agreement or the enterprise's regulations.
The conference also implemented Decree 140/2018/ ND-CP dated October 8th, 2018 of the Government amending and supplementing decrees related to business investment conditions and administrative procedures under the scope of state management of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs; the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs's Circular specifies the list of products and goods likely to cause unsafety under the state management responsibility of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs; stipulating in detail training activities of occupational safety and sanitation; national technical regulations on labor safety when working in confined spaces; national technical regulations for personal protective equipment - safety boots, protective clothing against fire.
BEGIC - That is the information stated in the report of the socio-economic situation, national defense and security in Binh Duong province in 2019 and directions and tasks in 2020 presented by Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of the PPC at the 12th Meeting - Binh Duong People's Council, term IX.
GRDP increases by 9.5%
According to the report, in 2019, Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) of Binh Duong Province increased by 9.5%. The economic structure of industry - service - agriculture - product tax minus product subsidy with the proportion of 66.8% - 22.4% - 2.6% - 8.2%. GRDP per capita reached VND 146.9 million.
Total budget revenue is estimated at VND 57,300 billion, reaching 105% of the provincial People's Council's estimate, up 14% over the same period. Total local budget balancing expenditure was estimated at VND 20,535 billion, reaching 100% of the provincial People's Council's estimate, up 12% over the same period.
In 2019, the industrial production situation continues to develop; internally moving in the positive direction; Processing and manufacturing industries play an important role in the industry. The industrial production index is estimated to increase by 9.86% over the same period. Domestic trade operates stably, goods are abundant, quality and prices are stable. Total retail sales of goods and services reached VND 227.805 billion, up 19.2% over the same period.
Import and export turnover maintains growth; the structure of export goods has been improved towards increasing manufactured and processed products and agricultural products. Export turnover is estimated at USD $27 billion 781 million, up 15.6%. Import turnover is estimated at USD $20 billion 795 million, up 10.6%; The province's trade surplus in 2019 reached nearly USD $7 billion.
Up to November 27th, 2019, the province has attracted VND 56,702 billion of domestic business registration capital (up 3.3%); Accumulated to date, the whole province has 42,269 registered enterprises, total registered capital of VND 357,680 billion. Foreign investment attraction reached USD $3 billion 67 million (exceeding 119% of the year plan, up 49% over the same period); Accumulated to date, the province has 3,753 valid foreign-invested projects with a total registered capital of USD $34.23 billion.
Social security is concerned
Policies and regimes for people with meritorious services, social beneficiaries, the poor, children in special circumstances and labor workers, especially holidays, celebrations are done promptly and fully. The whole province mobilized VND $986 billion from many sources of capital to take care of the subjects; building and repairing 30 gratitude houses and 120 great unity houses, with a total budget of over VND 9 billion. Currently, the province has 3,808 poor households (accounting for 1.31%) and 2,790 near-poor households (accounting for 0.96%) according to the multi-dimensional criteria of the province.
At the same time, the province has paid attention to protecting, caring for children, gender equality, preventing and combating social evils; reviewing and arranging appropriately the vocational training system; creating additional jobs for 45,400 people (reaching 100.8% of the plan). Completing the census of housing and population in 2019, on April 1st, 2019, the province's population was 2,411,796 people; the average population growth rate in the period of 2009-2019 was 5%/ year.
In the school year 2018-2019, education and training have been improved, the quality of teaching and learning at all levels has been improved; developing teachers and educational management staff about professional capacity, skills to build and implement education plans according to student capacity development orientations. As a result, 99.99% of students completed the elementary program; 95.95% of high school graduates; 29 national contests for excellent students; National high school graduation exam ensures safety, seriousness and compliance with regulations, the graduation rate reaches 95.17%. The socialization, especially the socialization of preschool education (accounting for 67.8% of non-public schools) has been carried out actively, synchronously, attracting resources to participate. The health sector has developed a plan to invest in equipment and materials, improve human resources quality and transfer advanced technologies for medical examination and treatment at all levels; renew styles and attitudes to serve patients. Up to now, 89% of the population has participated in Health Insurance.
Activities of propaganda, encouragement and organization of activities to celebrate the New Year, national holidays, major anniversaries and local political events took place vigorously and widely. Communication and science technology activities continue to be ensured smoothly and effectively.
Foreign affairs and international integration have been carried out proactively and comprehensively, creating favorable conditions to attract investment, promoting foreign economic relations and cultural exchanges. National defense and security in the province are guaranteed. The province has actively monitored, grasped the situation and implemented an effective and definitive plan to handle the violations of the law.
Strive to successfully achieve the targets and tasks in 2020
In addition to the achieved results, Binh Duong's socio-economic situation in 2019 still has some shortcomings and limitations. That is, the rate of disbursement of public investment capital was low compared to the adjusted plan in 2019, until November 15th, 2019, the disbursement value reached VND 5,033 billion, reaching 40.3% of the adjusted plan in 2019; a number of key projects have focused on directing but are still slow and encounter many obstacles in the stage of site clearance, investment procedures, especially key traffic works; a number of new and extended industrial park projects are still slow in implementation. Rubber price is still low, African swine cholera appears in many livestock households, and the weather is abnormal. Some housing projects are still slow in implementation. The situation of infectious disease has increased, lack of medical supplies and medicine in some health facilities; Unmanaged and ineffective use of a number of invested health facilities; social insurance participation rate is low compared to the labor force; exploitation and use of cultural and sports constructions, learning functions of grassroots community have not promoted synchronously and effectively; Entertainment activities have not yet been organized to meet the needs of the people.
To successfully accomplish the objectives and tasks of socio-economic development, defense and security in 2020, the whole province strives to increase the industrial production index by 9.55% compared to 2019; industrial development associated with urban development, stabilizing the growth rate and playing an important role in promoting the development of other industries and fields; value added of service sector increased by 10.1%, total retail sales of goods and services increased by 19.9%, export turnover increased by 15% compared to 2019; production value of agriculture - forestry - fishery increased by 4%; encourage urban agriculture, high-tech application agriculture, organic agriculture; scaling up and promoting the effectiveness of effective agricultural cultivation models; thoroughly review and handle shortcomings in land management, especially related to public land, in order to prevent illegal sale of land lots; review, manage and plan the relocation of production and business establishments using toxic chemicals and environmental pollution out of urban centers and concentrated residential areas.
Branches and levels focused on implementing the 3-year financial and budget plan 2020-2022. Striving to achieve total state budget revenue of VND 62,200 billion (up 9% compared to the estimated implementation in 2019), total local balanced budget expenditure is VND 22,400 billion (up 9% compared to the estimate in 2019). Estimated total investment capital for development of the whole society is about VND 132,416 billion, accounting for 34.5% of the province's total product and an increase of 15.5% compared to 2019; attracting foreign direct investment of over USD $1.4 billion. Striving to reduce the rate of poor households to less than 1% according to the multidimensional poverty line of the province; create jobs for 45,000 workers, the rate of trained workers reaches 80%. Performing well the work of people's health care; adequately and timely supply of medical equipment, supplies and medicines in medical examination and treatment of diseases at all levels; speeding up the investment of 1,500 provincial General Hospital. Reviewing the investment plan for the network of public schools to ensure the need to improve the quality of teaching and learning; vocational guidance and student orientation in general education; striving for the rate of public schools reaching the national standard of 74.4%. In 2020, continue organizing the organizational structure, streamlining the payroll according to the Provincial Party Committee's Decision No.711-QD/ TU of May 11th, 2019, Plan No. 4651/ KH-UBND of October 2nd, 2019. In 2018, the PPC focused on the transition to financial autonomy and equalization of non-business units.
BEGIC - On the afternoon of December 10th, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the PPC presented at the 10th Meeting of Provincial People's Council term IX on key solutions to implement the socio-economic development plan 2020.
Accordingly, in order to grasp the Government's guiding spirit of the main tasks and solutions to implement the socio-economic development plan and the State budget estimate in 2020, Resolution on the direction and tasks of 2020 of the Provincial Party Committee; Chairman of the PPC directed departments, branches and localities to urgently focus on overcoming the shortcomings and limitations; continue to be active, innovative, creative and fiercely take actions, synchronously perform the main tasks and solutions of the Resolution on socio-economic development 2020 adopted by the provincial People's Council at the meeting. In order to successfully accomplish those objectives and tasks, the PPC will implement additional 05 key solutions.
Firstly, continue to synchronously deploy tasks and solutions to improve the investment environment, promote business production and improve the province's competitiveness; must strive to increase many levels, with the spirit of untying, expanding production, liberating the people power and transparency as directed by the Prime Minister. Speeding up the establishment and expansion of industrial parks and industrial clusters; at the same time, soon establishing a high-tech industrial park, supporting industry, serving as a basis for further implementation in the next term. Early promulgating policies and gradually implementing the supporting policies and encourage the conversion of industrial production facilities in the South into commercial, service, urban and hi-tech industry development in accordance with the planning.
Chairman of the PPC Tran Thanh Liem presents key solutions for socio-economic development in 2020
Second, continue to mobilize maximum resources for development investment, in association with expanding forms of investment socialization. Concentrating to the utmost to complete works and projects under the medium-term plan of 2016-2020, creating motivation for socio-economic development, continuing to build public investment plan for the period 2021 - 2025. From now to the end of the year, all branches and localities must concentrate to the utmost to accelerate the disbursement of works and projects under the public investment plan in 2019. Continue to closely monitor, lead and steer drastically to speed up the clearance of key projects; determined to complete the construction schedule to celebrate the Party Congress at all levels such as: 1,500 General Hospital; War Zone D Memorial Area; Working headquarters of the provincial Public Security etc.
Thirdly, focus on well implementing the Planning of Binh Duong province in the 2021-2030 period, with a vision to 2050, this is a very important work, serving as a basis for orienting the socio-economic development of the province in the coming years. Continue to invest in upgrading and embellishing urban areas, ensuring the roadmap for urban upgrading of the province and localities. Continue to implement the Smart City Scheme, closely associated with each industry and field, creating the sympathy and wide response of the people and business community. Paying attention to creating favorable conditions for investors to soon implement the construction of the World Trade Center Binh Duong New City project, this is a key project of the province in 2020 and the term of 2020 - 2025.
Fourthly, focus on solving problems in terms of mechanisms, policies and implementation methods to further promote socialization of cultural and social fields. Urgently carry out the procedures to conduct concentrated procurement of medicines and medical supplies to promptly serve medical examination and treatment for people; review, consolidate and organize the organization. Continue to effectively implement the Scheme on training, fostering and attracting high-quality human resources, renewing the way of organizing and managing the sector; have plans to make effective use of the infrastructure that has been invested and at the same time, increase investment in equipment, apply high technology in medical examination and treatment, in order to improve the quality and efficiency of the health sector's operation. Thoroughly organize cultural, arts and sports activities to celebrate major national and local holidays and celebrations, especially to celebrate the Party Congress at all levels.
Fifthly, strengthening the management of population in the area; grasp the situation, promptly implement preventive measures and fight against all kinds of crimes, ensure the maintenance of political security, social order and safety, especially at the time of important political events and the Party Congress at all levels. Focus on reviewing and resolving complaints and denunciations of citizens, especially complicated and prolonged cases; at the same time, promptly and effectively deal with people's petitions and feedbacks, avoid pressing people to make complaints and grievances and create hot news. Continue to focus on promoting administrative reform, in association with the application of information technology, gradually building e-government to better serve citizens and businesses.
From now until the end of 2019, the province will focus on taking good care of regimes, policies for policy beneficiaries, people with meritorious services, the poor and provide assistance to disadvantaged people, labor workers, be sure to complete before the 15th of the lunar calendar to carefully prepare for the Lunar New Year 2020. At the same time, focus on preparing and implementing well the recruitment and calling the army to enlist in 2020, ensuring the completion of assigned targets.
Chairman emphasized, the missions in the coming time are very important, requiring the efforts of all levels and sectors, the contribution of all economic sectors, the consensus of the army and the people in the whole province. The Chairman is looking forward to receiving the leadership attention of the Party Committees at all levels, the active coordination of the provincial Fatherland Front Committee and its member organizations, the contributions of all economic sectors, the consensus of the army and the people in the province; at the same time, proposing the Provincial People's Council, the representatives of the provincial People's Council and voters to pay attention to supervise and promptly reflect the pressing issues arising in life; requesting members of the PPC, heads of departments, branches, People's Committees of districts, towns and cities to promote their sense of responsibility and coordinate well in the proposed advisory, contribute to successfully implementing the objectives of socio-economic development tasks in 2020.
BEGIC - On the morning of November 28, at the Provincial Exhibition and Convention Center, Vietnamese German University (VGU), in collaboration with the Asian Urban Research Association (AURA) hosted the 15th International Asian Urbanization Conference (AUC) with the topic "Urban Futures: Critical transformations in Asian cities".
This is the first time the event has taken place in Vietnam after it has taken place in many places such as Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, and Thailand etc. aims to enable scholars, experts and officials interested in meeting, sharing research and learning experiences in Asian urbanization.
This conference has a larger scale than previous times with the participation and speech of some world-class scholars such as Professor Michael Douglass of the University of Hawaii and many other great scholars from the United States, the Federal Republic of Germany, France, Finland and most countries of South Asia and Southeast Asia etc.
Delegates attending the conference
On November 28 and 29, 2019, international and domestic scholars will present over 100 papers focusing on 8 topics including: Climate change and urban resilience; implementable urban governance & sustainable urban finance; smart and green mobility; transformations in land management; livable and smart cities; integrated planning and development; urban slums and affordable housing; urban renewal and redevelopment.
Notably, at the special sessions, there will be presentations on Binh Duong smart city development by Mr. Peter Portheine (Smart Region Eindhoven) and on Vietnam Urban Development Strategy to 2030 by Dr. Nguyen Quang (Director of Vietnam UN-Habitat Program).
Dr. Michael Douglas, Professor of University of Hawaii presents at the conference
According to Dr. Ha Thuc Vien - Vice President of VGU, the AURA selected 15th AUC. VGU is hosted by several training programs related to urban development and urban sustainable. This is a training program in cooperation with VGU and leading German universities. Besides, the university also has a lot of research related to sustainable urban development. Due the capacity and topic of the conference are related to the content that the university is conducting training, AURA agreed to allow VGU to hold a conference in Binh Duong. Also according to Dr. Ha Thuc Vien, currently for the Asian region, the development of megacities leads to the development of infrastructure and housing, social service conditions for people in urban areas become challenging issues, therefore, with real-world evidence, Binh Duong needs a new approach in urban management. We do not focus on developing large cities; we should develop urban at small and medium scale so that we have access to modern urban development, which creating an open space for people to live peacefully in an urban environment. The research content at the conference is to share experiences and solutions so that Binh Duong can have a reasonable development orientation, ensuring modern urban development without losing humanistic values and environmental impacts.
Dr. Nguyen Viet Long - Deputy Director of Becamex IDC, Director of Binh Duong Smart City Office discusses the career development orientation for young scientists
Besides scientific events, the conference also organized side events such as a discussion session for young scientists on career development orientation, organized a Ho Chi Minh City development tour for scholars and experts to expand the network of cooperation in domestic and international research, training, and development on sustainable urban development.
BEGIC - That is the information that the leader of VGU reported to the Ho Chi Minh City Delegation led by Mr. Nguyen Thanh Phong - Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee as Head of delegation visiting and working with VGU in Binh Duong province on November 26.
Reporting to the delegation of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, Mr. Ha Thuc Vien - Vice President of VGU said, recently, the university has implemented a number of projects from the city's budget and other sources, but with a dominant research area is Ho Chi Minh City such as Project of real estate market development of Ho Chi Minh City, general planning evaluation of Ho Chi Minh City etc.
VGU is a public university with support and cooperation from major German universities, so the university wishes to continue to expand cooperation with Ho Chi Minh City in the fields of the university's strengths.
Currently, the University is implementing a total of 14 training programs (including 7 master's programs and 7 bachelor's programs) out of 23 training programs in 6 disciplines focusing on technology, economics and governance, which are the major fields of Germany, including: Electrical, Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer science, Environmental and Process Engineering and Economics and Industrial Engineering according to the training program development plan to 2021/2022 approved by the university.
VGU is building its headquarter on a land of more than 50ha, with an area of about 135,000m2 for training 5,000 to 6,000 students in Ben Cat town, Binh Duong province. The total investment of the project is nearly VND 3,200 billion, of which mainly is ODA loans from the World Bank.
With the interest and support from Binh Duong authority, it is expected that VGU's new headquarter will be put into operation in November 2020.
Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong said, in the coming time, the city will speed up ordering VGU for research and training projects, aiming to make Ho Chi Minh City become the leading economic and financial center of the region. Currently, Ho Chi Minh City has planned about 1,000 hectares for university towns in District 9, Hoc Mon district, Nha Be etc; hence, it is willing to consider the proposal of the VGU on supporting the university to build a training and research facility in Ho Chi Minh City.
Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong visits VGU
BEGIC - The provincial People's Committee has issued a Decision on adjusting and supplementing the Transport master plan of Binh Duong province to 2020 and orientation to 2030.
Accordingly, adjusting and adding to the planning of transportation industry in Binh Duong province 02 routes: Bac Tan Uyen - Phu Giao - Bau Bang Tao Luc Street; roads and bridges connecting Binh Duong and Tay Ninh provinces.
Specifically, Bac Tan Uyen - Phu Giao - Bau Bang Tao Luc Street: The route connects Bac Tan Uyen, Phu Giao and Bau Bang districts; the starting point is at Tan Thanh intersection, DT.746 (about 100m from Tan Thanh Commune People's Committee, Bac Tan Uyen district), the end point of the route is in Lai Uyen town, Bau Bang district. The section running through Bac Tan Uyen district is 9.32 km long, the section running through Phu Giao district is 29.38 km long, the section running through Bau Bang district is 8,648km long, The total length of the route is 47.35 km. Scale planning is 06 lanes.
Roads and bridges connecting Binh Duong and Tay Ninh provinces: The route connects 02 provinces of Binh Duong and Tay Ninh, the starting point is at DT.744 intersection, passing through Dau Tieng town, the end point of the route is on Saigon River to connect with Dat Set - Ben Cui Street in Tay Ninh Province. The total length of the route is 800.39m, of which the bridge section is 330.8m long, the bridgehead section on Binh Duong side is 377,565m long and the western end of Tay Ninh bridge is 92,025m long. 6-lane road scale planning and 6-lane bridge scale planning.
BEGIC - Binh Duong is an ideal destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), thanks to its synchronous infrastructure, convenient transportation to facilitate the trade of goods and the companion of government to the development of businesses. However, that is not all of Binh Duong's advantages.
Rank 3rd in the country in terms of FDI attraction
After being re-established in 1997, the leaders of Binh Duong province through the periods always aware and act in a consistent view that to develop, it is necessary to promote industrialization associated with the effective exploitation of local potentials and advantages, particularly the focus is to stimulate key factors to meet the requirements for the development of geographical position, resources and human resources. In particular, the Party Committee and the authorities of Binh Duong province proactively proposed breakthrough solutions to attract investment, creating resources for development. With the maintenance and effective implementation of the policy of "spreading the flower to call for investors" and "spreading the red carpet to call for talents" has contributed to clearing the deadlock; creating a clear and favorable mechanism to catch investment wave of domestic and foreign enterprises coming to Binh Duong province. Initial achievements in attracting investment, forming and developing concentrated industrial zones, attracting labor resources from provinces and cities nationwide; focus on building infrastructure, gradually building cultural - social institutions etc. have formed important foundations, both economic and political, as a driving force for later development of Binh Duong province.
Up to now, Binh Duong has attracted 3,732 FDI projects from 64 countries and territories with a total registered capital of more than USD $35 billion, becoming the 3rd place in the country to attract FDI. In particular, Japan is considered as a "strict" foreign investor, becoming the largest investor in Binh Duong, with 304 projects and a total registered capital of USD $5 billion 650 million, accounting for 16.2% of total FDI in Binh Duong.
Binh Duong ranks 3rd in the country in terms of FDI attraction
Mr. Atsushi Kitabayashi - General Director of Omron Vietnam Co., Ltd assessed: "Binh Duong has a very good investment environment; the provincial authorities always pay attention to accompany Japanese enterprises in the development process. In our capacity, we will call Japanese investors to seek opportunities and invest in Binh Duong".
Sharing the results, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Chairman of the PPC affirmed the determination of domestic and foreign enterprises have made an important contribution to the province's industrial production sector, achieving fundamental changes; ensure the province's economic structure is shifted in the right direction with industry and services playing a leading role. Businesses and investors have strongly promoted the process of industrialization and modernization in Binh Duong through the transfer and renewal of production technologies towards becoming more modern. Besides, domestic and foreign investment capital has brought tremendous resources, creating a premise for Binh Duong province to develop in a civilized and modern direction; People's lives have been improved; as a basis for implementing specific solutions on industrial development associated with building smart cities.
Promote the "hidden" strengths to meet the industry trend 4.0
Binh Duong Province always appreciates the contribution of businesses to the provincial socio-economic development over the past time. In the coming time, the province will continue to focus on enhancing the investment environment, improving competitiveness and boosting support for the development of investment enterprises in the province generally; especially the community of foreign-invested enterprises particularly. The province will concentrate resources to complete the socio-economic infrastructure system such as: Transportation, water supply, electricity, environmental treatment, etc. carried out the planning to expand industrial parks, creating a clean land fund to attract investment. Training human resources and building social houses, houses for workers to provide sufficient and timely labor for businesses to invest in the province.
Mr. Tran Ba Luan - Director of Binh Duong Transportation Department said, to meet development requirements, the province has planned to invest more roads: National highways; ring road; overpass; roads and bridges connecting provinces like Dong Nai and Tay Ninh etc. Many projects have planned to arrange investment capital; some projects are in the phase of site clearance. The transport sector continues to advise the province to invest in upgrading intra-provincial and urban transport works, especially the important external transport works of the province connecting with national transport hubs and localities in the Southern key economic zone.
Besides, the province has a long-term orientation of developing waterways and railways. Binh Duong has invited businesses to invest in ports on the Saigon, Dong Nai rivers and upgrade the scale of existing ports. In addition, the province also focuses on attracting investment in roads connecting national highways and provincial roads to ports.
Currently, Binh Duong is deploying new industrial parks according to the approved planning, in which, the project of Vietnam - Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP) III with an area of 1,000 hectares was researched and designed in the direction of smart industrial park in terms of infrastructure, energy sources and high-tech applications in production.
Mr. Huynh Quang Hai - Standing Board of Directors and Deputy General Director of VSIP said, in the new phase, VSIP's industrial parks (IPs) are being researched and designed according to a smarter model of infrastructure, including more stable energy sources. "We are working with partners from Singapore and Japan to apply technology on operation, management, electricity supply, waste water treatment, clean water supply to waste collection. All above processes are implemented which will bring efficiency and cost savings for businesses. At the same time cooperate with companies, partners in logistics, supply chain to help businesses save time and costs when transporting goods "- Mr. Hai shared.
Besides, grasping the new development trend, Binh Duong has made a breakthrough in building a smart city aiming at improving the added value of the economy, shifting to high quality services towards knowledge economy and digital economy. Focus on developing human resources for knowledge, applied science and technology (S&T) and start-up, connecting logistics infrastructure, ICT, synchronized databases, innovative ecosystems with the foundation of close cooperation between the state, entrepreneurs and institutes/ schools; at the same time, investing in the social sector makes economic leverage. At the same time, Binh Duong is investing in the construction of a Science and Technology Industrial Park to attract businesses, corporations and start-up businesses with a high added value to invest.
Mr. Nguyen Hoang Vu - Deputy General Director of Becamex IDC said that Becamex IDC was assigned by the PPC to research and build the Science and Technology Industrial Park (S&T IP). The orientation for developing the operational model of the project is to build an innovative playground platform, in which, this IP will play a role in building a nuclear foundation to create innovation based on regional knowledge and support innovative ecosystems. IP also supports foreign companies to promote the development of high-tech industries in the region; at the same time establishes a support system to nurture technology companies and attract foreign technology companies.
Orientations for spatial planning of S&T IP include universities and institutes (training centers to attract high-tech human resources, research and technology transfer); IP (attracting corporations, especially small and medium enterprises, start-ups in key manufacturing industries with high added value); urban service area (creating an ideal living environment for experts, engineers, scientists etc.); cultural and community sports area (creating spiritual and physical cultural institutions for active and modern lifestyles); business park area (providing office space, facilities for researching laboratories, designing, manufacturing prototype products etc. for technology enterprises).
Practice has shown, the correct policy of the Party and State on international economic integration has created a breakthrough in attracting investment, forming an important premise for the country generally and Binh Duong province particularly to affirm its position and increasingly deeply connected with the world. However, in order to develop sustainably and improve the lives of people in all aspects; it requires all levels, sectors and the whole society to take "strategic" steps in the current period. That breakthrough "strategy" is always requires the reciprocal and harmonious relationship between industrial development and smart urban construction; to ensure a safe and happy life with a truly convenient, civilized and modern living environment for future generations.
BEGIC - Continuing the Dialogue sessions at Horasis Binh Duong 2019, on the morning of November 25, leaders of departments and agencies of Binh Duong province together with CEOs, economists and researchers from many countries around the world discussed in-depth content about social, environmental and welfare issues; maintain sustainability in parallel with developing growth potentials, stimulating innovation.
Issues to be exchanged at the Dialogue Sessions include nurturing innovation through commercialization; how to deploy philanthropic capital to foster truly tangible solidarity and critical measures the success of Asian philanthropists; celebrating longevity, helping older people continue to work to contribute to the economy and create personal well-being; meeting anti-pollution goals; encouraging the young to speak up; evolving smart cities for work and play; developing stronger leadership training; absorbing geo-economic tensions; maintain Asian ethnic vitality, safeguard mixed societies to celebrate their identity, and not fear their ethnicity; nurturing the belt and road initiative; what's next for Asia's booming FinTech.
By exchanging, sharing and presenting the views of delegates on taking advantage of available and necessary resources for the sustainable and extensive development of any economy, especially with the current Asian economy, some issues have been deeply analyzed. Specifically: according to the World Health Organization, by mid-century 22% of the globe will be over 60, will living longer cripple already overstretched health and social care budgets and can Asia lead the way to regenerate the aged so they contribute to the economy and generate personal well-being? How can we persuade older staff be more willing to listen, and the young more willing to critique without being fearful of reprimand? Binh Duong is also one of the Asian provinces and cities developing at a breakneck pace, creating bottlenecks on infrastructure, transportation, energy and health. Therefore, tt is necessary to consider the necessary policies and practices to build a smart city that embraces digital innovation, sustainable design and sustainable growth.
Delegates share and discuss at the Dialogue Session
The contents discussed and delivered at the Dialogue sessions are crucial for creating, building and maintaining the global trading economy; connecting resources and promoting the prosperity of the Asian economic community.
BEGIC - Immediately after the Opening ceremony of the Horasis 2019, experts and speakers had a Plenary Session discussing global and Asian economic outlook.
According to experts, the global economic outlook for 2020 is uncertain given the breaking of some global supply chain across Asia. In the context of the ongoing trade war between the world's two leading economies, the United States and China, the speakers said that the strong movement of capital from investors will accelerate into countries in Asia, including Vietnam. This brings many opportunities as well as challenges for domestic investors to supply raw materials and human resources. In the fluctuation context of global economic, Vietnam still maintains strong growth.
Analyzing the period of fluctuations and difficulties of the global economy, the speakers and researchers also pointed out many effects and impacts on the economy. In particular, the most noticeable trend is that the manufacturing enterprises have moved to other countries, leading to qualified human resources. Especially, moving to Asia and Southeast Asia, including Vietnam. It is an opportunity for the development of Asia generally and Vietnam particularly. Besides, it also leads to many issues of inflation, social security settlement and requires innovative innovation models, leveraging and investing in infrastructure to motivate the market.
International guests participating in the Plenary session
Discussed at the Session, the speakers said that China is actively developing its Belt and Road Initiative – a beltway of roads and rail connecting development hubs. It has the potential to aid half the world's population and stimulate a quarter of its GDP. This is an initiative that brings many benefits not only for China but also for other countries in the region. However, to accomplish this, it is necessary to mobilize sufficient resources; linkage and cooperation among countries together.
The Vietnam Government needs to have good policies, create interest for investors, in which, with a team of young and talented human resources, engineers, investors are more interested to boldly invest in Vietnam.
Mr. Don Lam - CEO and co-founder of VinaCapital shared that Vietnam has participated and signed most important trade agreements in the region and the world and always supports free trade. In response to the shift of investors into Vietnam, domestic enterprises believe, in order to keep good personnel, it is necessary to be proactive in responding to labor requirements, especially related policies and benefits.
BEGIC - On the evening of November 23, at Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong province held a ceremony to announce the World Trade Center Binh Duong New City (WTC BDNC) and sign a strategic cooperation agreement to develop WTC BDNC.
Attending the ceremony were Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial National Assembly Delegation; Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee; Mr. Vo Van Minh - Member of the Provincial Standing Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council; Mr. Nguyen Van Hung – Group Executive Chairman of Becamex IDC; comrades in the Provincial Standing Committee; Vice Chairmen of People's Council, PPC; former leaders of the province through periods; leaders of departments, agencies, People's Committees of districts, towns, cities and numerous people.
On behalf of the Association and commercial organizations, Mr. Scott Wan - Vice President of the World Trade Center Association (WTCA); Mr. Tea Kyu Son - Chairman of WTC Seoul (Korea); Mr. Jun Choi - General Director of Coex Vietnam; Mr. Vo Tan Thanh - Vice Chairman of VCCI Vietnam.
After a period of construction and synchronous deployment of technical and social infrastructure, Binh Duong Industrial - Service - Urban Complex is entering a new stage of development. For in-depth construction projects, Becamex IDC has accompanied investors in researching and building residential and commercial models, complex spaces that are not only full of utilities but also highly unique and aesthetic. The goal of establishing and developing WTC BDNC is to connect and help local businesses to develop international trade, developing Binh Duong to become a dynamic area with diversified professional services, human resources development capable of global development and increasing attraction for real estate projects in the region.
Model of World Trade Center Binh Duong New City
Becamex IDC is expected to conduct the construction of WTC BDNC in the roundabout right next to the Administration Center of Binh Duong Province. With a strategic location, the centripetal point of many major boulevards of the city, WTC BND plays a nuclear role connecting in all aspects. WTC BDN is a very important highlight in the overall plan, creating the urban structure and modern image of the city. This is a complex space of functions; diverse types of services, full facilities spread over 70,000m2 of land. An ideal destination for business, cultural and community activities that take place day and night. When formed, this place will be a complex including the center of fairs, international conferences, hotels, shopping centers, offices, Metro stations connected to Metro Line 1 of Ho Chi Minh City. This will be a full service business and economic center for all residents living and working in Binh Duong Smart City in the future.
Mr. Scott Wan (right) - Vice President of WTCA awards the WTC BDNC project certificate and the Association's member flag to Becamex IDC - the investor of the WTC BDNC project
At the ceremony, Mr. Scott Wan - Vice President of WTCA announced the project certification of Binh Duong New City World Trade Center and presented the Association's member flag to the WTC BDNC project. He emphasized that today, the World Trade Center Binh Duong New City was born and was the first project of Vietnam becoming the 331th member of WTCA. WTC BDNC is expected to be leverage for service investors, small and medium enterprises in Binh Duong, gradually learn, change and standardize operating procedures, move closer to world standards, gradually connect to global trade flows.
Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Chairman of the PPC delivers his speech at the ceremony
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Chairman of the PPC emphasized, the establishment of WTC BDNC will call for more businesses to invest in the industry and service sectors, attract a highly qualified workforce for the construction of smart cities, especially when WTC BDNC is formed, it will be an impressive highlight, a useful institution to serve the community, aiming to the noble goal of improving all aspects of material and spiritual life for the people. In the coming time, the provincial leaders expect all levels, sectors, businesses, domestic and foreign investors to always pay attention, accompany and support Becamex IDC in the construction of WTC BDNC; unite to create a commercial service platform of international stature in the Southern key economic zone on Binh Duong land.
WTC BDNC, Seoul World Trade Center, COEX, HKTDC, VCCI Vietnam sign strategic cooperation to develop WTC BDNC
At the ceremony, a strategic signing ceremony took place between WTC BDNC and World Trade Center Seoul (WTCS); COEX (the owner, operator of Korea's leading exhibition center and the largest organizer of trade conferences and exhibitions in Korea); HKTDC (Hong Kong Trade Development Council); VCCI Vietnam to develop WTC BDNC. The signing of this strategic cooperation is an important milestone for the preparation of action programs of partners with WTC BDNC in 2020, WTC BDNC's service development activities have been officially implemented since the beginning of 2020.
Provincial leaders and representatives of Associations and commercial organizations, WTC BDNC project implementation units carry out the ritual of pressing the official button to launch WTC BDNC development cooperation.
After the ceremony to announce the WTC BDNC and the signing of a strategic cooperation development WTC BDNC, Binh Duong province organized a 15-minute firework to congratulate the event.
Firework to congratulate the event
The central square will be
surrounded by functional facilities with a pleasing green oasis, including
parks, lawns and water-covered areas accessible through covered pathways. The
central commercial area will be a four-storeyed building with a floor area of
45,000sq.m. Many facilities such as movie theatres, a concert hall, a food
court, a pedestrian street and a convention hall. The multi-use sports centre
can accommodate 4,000 spectators, and will be suitable for sports as well as
entertainment, concerts and cultural events. Public transportation and personal
vehicles will be arranged along the roundabout, entrances and exits will be
monitored and controlled to ensure the city’s transportation is not affected.
All buildings will have pick-up and drop-off points for buses, taxis and
personal vehicles. A high-rise parking space that can accommodate 600 cars will
be adjacent to the multi-use complex. The parking lot will be within walking
distance to other areas. The central metro station will stand at the centre of
the roundabout, and will be a terminus on the Binh Duong – Suoi Tien line and
an important interchange for the city’s public transport. There will be other
services and facilities in the metro station like commercial areas, shops,
supermarkets, and cultural and art spaces. Next to the central park adjacent to
the central administration building and central roundabout will be office
buildings, hotels, a convention centre, and indoor and outdoor exhibition
centres catering to the increasing demand from industry. The surrounding areas
will have modern residential areas welcoming new occupants to the city. With a
design aimed at residents, all families will be able to use services and
utilities within walking distance, under the shade system of rain, sun, shade
trees. Pedestrian traffic will be separated from vehicle traffic through
underground passageways and overpasses to ensure safety for everyone.
Continuing the success of the international events host by Binh Duong province including World Technopolis Association (WTA) and Horasis Asia Meeting Binh Duong 2018, Binh Duong continues to co-organize the Horasis Asia Meeting 2019.
Being one of smart city events of the province, the Horasis Asia Meeting 2019 – an important international economic event co-hosted by Binh Duong People's Committee and Horasis took place from November 24 - 26, 2019 in Binh Duong New City with over 1.000 participants. Especially, Horasis Asia Meeting 2019 in Binh Duong had honor to welcome Mr. Vuong Dinh Hue, Member of Politburo, Deputy Prime Minister of Viet Nam Socialist Republic, representatives of Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Planning and Investment, Informations and Communications, leaders of provinces and cities including Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh cities, Binh Thuan, Binh Dinh, Long An, Dong Nai, Binh Phuoc provinces; 400 international guests from the Governments, ministries and branches; CEOs, General Directors of leading Corporations, Groups, key businesses, prestigious scientists from 60 countries and territories around the world together with 600 delegates from the Vietnamese Central Government, provinces, cities, Binh Duong province and leading local and national businesses.
Horasis 2019 included 4 Horasis plenary sessions and dialogue sessions with practical topics related to key issues in the current globalization era such as: New trends in economic and trade development of the world and the region, achievements in science and technology. Also within the forum's framework, delegates had the opportunity to attend the 15th Asia International Science Conference on Urbanization, launch various provincial science - technological projects especially launching ceremony of World Trade Center Binh Duong New City in the new urban area of Binh Duong province.
Horasis Asia Meeting 2019 discussed the economically fastest-growing continent, the world's new growth engine as well as the Asian forms' rise to global eminence, the Asia's role in shaping the new economic world; the smart city policies, issues related to anti-pollution goals, sustainable development, brands development across Asia, Asian start-ups nation building; challenges of the Industrial Revolution 4.0, digitalization, robotization, global artificial Intelligence development, etc.
During two days, Horasis completed its mission to connect participants from countries and territories in the world, further promote the economic relations and provide business opportunities for businesses attending the events. At the event, Becamex IDC. Corporation (Binh Duong province) has signed the MOU with National University of Singapore on expanding BLOCK 71 aiming to cultivate a vibrant innovation and entrepreneurship development in Viet Nam. At the same time, Becamex IDC Corporation also has signed the MOU with Institue of Applied Mechanics and Infomatics, Viet Nam Academy Science and Technology on building the scientific Research Center.
Horasis Asia Meeting 2019 is a great opportunity for foreign politicians and entrepreneurs to explore and understand the country and people of Viet Nam generally and the business investment environment of Binh Duong province particularly; especially, investors will have more options for an attractive and reliable destination – Binh Duong province - the potential locality with many opportunities for prosperous and sustainable development.
Horasis is a visions community – together
with our members we explore, define, and implement trajectories of sustainable
growth. Committed to inspiring the future, Horasis provides strategic
foresight to public and private entities who envisage growing into
global and principled organizations.
Horasis hosts annual economic summits, including
the flagship Horasis Global Meeting in Cascais, Portugal, to advance
solutions to the most critical challenges facing corporations today.
Participants jointly identify globally relevant issues and develop
interdisciplinary solutions. In the spirit of Cascais, the aim of
the Horasis Global Meeting is to serve as an incubator for new
initiatives in the year ahead.
Among the hundreds of participants are CEOs of the world’s
most respected corporations, key leaders from emerging markets, and public
figures including heads of government. Horasis also hosts regional summits
including the annual Horasis China Meeting, Horasis India
Meeting and Horasis Asia Meeting, in addition to the Horasis
Visionary Circle – the world’s most trusted peer-to-peer group of
BEGIC - On the evening of November 25, the Closing Ceremony of Horasis 2019 took place at Becamex Hotel Binh Duong New City with the theme "Living the Asian Dream".
Attending were Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC); Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of the PPC; Mrs. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh - Vice Chairwoman of Provincial People's Council; Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of the PPC; Mr. Nguyen Van Hung – Group Executive Chairman of Becamex IDC; Mr. Huynh Quang Hai – Executive Vice Chairman of VSIP Group; Dr. Frank-Jürgen Richter - Chairman of Horasis 2019; leaders of departments, agencies, unions of the province; International delegates attend the Horasis 2019.
Speaking at the closing party, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the PPC congratulated the success of the Horasis 2019. The Chairman believed that the Horasis Asia Meeting 2019 will give delegates an opportunity to learn and experience the reality of Asia; specific characteristics of the country, people of Vietnam generally and the business investment environment of Binh Duong province particularly; helping businesses, investors to have new options for a reliable investment destination; is an opportunity to lay the foundation for investors to cooperate and prosper in the future.
Chairman of the PPC Tran Thanh Liem delivers the closing remarks of Horasis 2019
On behalf of the leaders of Binh Duong Province and the Organizing Committee, the Chairman thanked the enthusiastic support of Dr. Frank-Jürgen Richter and members of the Horasis Asia Meeting, the All India Management Association (AIMA) along with agencies, units, politicians, business leaders, industry associations, speakers, researchers, scientists have actively participated, accompanied and made common success of this important event.
Dr. Frank-Jürgen Richter - Chairman of Horasis speaks at the closing party
Dr. Frank-Jürgen Richter thanked Binh Duong province for successfully organizing the Horasis for 02 consecutive years. Creating an effective bridge for foreign businesses to have the opportunity to exchange and discuss Asian development issues in the future. At the same time, promote Binh Duong's image to foreign investors, create connection to promote investment.
The Horasis 2019 took place successfully in Binh Duong
At the ceremony, Dr. Frank-Jürgen Richter also announced that the city of Kitakyushu (Japan) will be the host of the Horasis 2020. He also hoped that Binh Duong would share experiences in organizing the Horasis with Kitakyushu City (Japan) so that the Horasis will continue to take place and be successful in 2020 in Japan.
On November 25, Binh Duong Provincial People's Committee (PPC) chaired the Dialogue with the theme "Investment opportunities in Binh Duong". This is one of the parallel dialogues of the Horasis 2019 held in Binh Duong province, an opportunity for foreign corporations and businesses to seek investment opportunities in Binh Duong.
In the dialogue about investment opportunities in Binh Duong on the morning of November 25, Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Member of the Provincial Standing Committee, Standing Vice Chairman of the PPC chaired the Dialogue. Attending were Mr. Thomas McClelland – Chairman of Tax Sector Committee of Eurocham; representatives of leaders of domestic and foreign corporations and enterprises; leaders of provincial departments. On the afternoon of the same day, the Dialogue on Investment Opportunities in Binh Duong was chaired by Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the PPC.
Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Chairman of the PPC and Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of the PPC chair the Dialogue
Binh Duong – "golden land" for investors
Introducing the potential to investors, the leader of the provincial People's Committee (PPC) said that Vietnam is a country with stable political security and social order and safety. This is an important premise for foreign businesses to be assured of investing and operating business in the long term. In addition, Vietnam has an abundant human resource, currently in the golden population with about 60% of the working age population, able to meet the diverse needs of human resources. Not only that, with a population of over 96 million people, the purchasing power of Vietnam market is increasing, promising to be a potential market for investors. Active in international integration, as a member of WTO, Vietnam has so far signed and is negotiating 16 bilateral and multilateral FTA agreements. Among them, 12 FTAs have taken effect and are under implementation. This agreement is opening the door for Vietnam to connect and participate more deeply in the value chain and global production network.
Binh Duong is a province located in the Southern key economic zone - a dynamic and thriving economic region with economic growth of 1.5 times higher than the national average, accounting for 40% of export turnover, contributing 60% to the national budget, attracting more than 60% of projects and 50% of foreign investment capital into Vietnam. Binh Duong is transforming itself into a "golden land" that is always ready to spread the red carpet to welcome businesses to invest and cooperate.
Accompanying the transformation of Asia and the world, Binh Duong province has been implementing "Binh Duong Smart City 2021, vision to 2030" project, a breakthrough program for socio-economic development of the province, gradually build technical and social infrastructures, build a favorable and stable investment environment, in order to raise the development of Binh Duong Smart region to the region and the world. In particular, in 2018, Binh Duong province became an official member of the World Tecnopolis Association (WTA) and a member of the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF); Binh Duong is also the first locality of Vietnam to be honored as one of 21 cities and regions with the development strategy of the world's typical smart city (Smart21) in two consecutive years 2019 and 2020.
With modern and synchronous technical infrastructure, complete inter-regional transportation system, creating favorable conditions for industrial development and planning on building new urban areas, so far, Binh Duong province has attracted USD $35 billion of foreign investment capital from 64 countries and territories around the world.
Many preferential policies for investors
Mr. Vo Son Dien - Director of Marketing Department, Becamex IDC introduced the potentials and advantages of Binh Duong as well as investment opportunities in Binh Duong, especially, the Binh Duong Smart City Project is being implemented and will bring many practical benefits to investors. Becamex IDC is implementing many projects associated with major corporations around the world, including projects in science, technology, logistics and commercial services.
Sharing tax and tax policies for investors in Vietnam, Mr. Thomas McClelland – Chairman of Tax Sector Committee of Eurocham said that, Vietnam's advantage is having the lowest tax rates in Southeast Asia. In the near future, the Vietnamese Government will consider reducing the tax rate even lower. It can be said that the process of synchronizing taxes and reforming administrative procedures of Vietnam has greatly facilitated investors. Including tax incentives for businesses investing in the fields of: Education, health and environment; projects in the field of high technology and supporting industries; high-tech electronic components; agriculture sector; technological applications for aviation etc. and other incentive factors.
Enterprises ask questions related to the preferential policies of Vietnam generally and Binh Duong province particularly
Regarding the supply of high quality labor force to meet the needs of enterprises, according to Mr. Pham Van Tuyen - Deputy Director of Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, Binh Duong province currently has 8 universities and colleges that train human resources. Through the dialogues between the provincial leaders with domestic and foreign investors, most businesses have appreciated the human resources of Binh Duong. However, the quantity still does not meet the needs of the business. In the near future, functional departments will work directly with businesses and training schools to find solutions on how the training process is closely linked to the needs of the business.
Answering questions of businesses related to preferential policies and investment incentive industries of Binh Duong. According to Mr. Bui Minh Tri - Head of Binh Duong Industrial Zones Authority, some industries in the province are interested in attracting investment in the coming time such as auto parts, mechanics and electronic equipment. The orientation of the province is to attract industries that use less labor and cause less environmental pollution. With preferential investment policies, Binh Duong is a province that strictly complies with the Government's regulations on preferential investment policies. Specifically, projects investing in industrial zones that not located in urban areas, the common average incentives are income tax exemption for 2 years and a 50% reduction for the next 4 years, a general income tax of 20%. In addition, the general policy for export machinery, equipment or raw materials for export production. For projects with high capital of VND 6,000 billion deployed within 03 years or more, employing 3,000 laborers or the first 3 years with turnover of VND 10,000 billion, income tax rate is reduced for 4 years, exempted from 50% for the next 9 years with preferential tax rates etc. This level is similar to businesses investing in high-tech and supporting industries certified by the Ministries.
Mr. Tri also said that the strength of Binh Duong is having a favorable position located in the Southern key economic zone to build synchronous infrastructure, convenient for goods circulation. Most importantly, the province has well implemented administrative procedure reform, which is a bright spot for building a centralized public administrative center, one-stop service division. Annually, the provincial leaders organize dialogue sessions to acknowledge the opinions of investors to timely assist in solving difficulties and obstacles for enterprises. Mr. Vo Son Dien further explained that the ecosystem of innovation and start-up to attract more workers and build social housing for workers to retain workers. In the Binh Duong Smart City Scheme, the model of Triple Helix State – Enterprises - Schools/ Institutes, the link between the triple helix will solve the problem of labor resources to meet the needs of businesses.
Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Chairman of the PPC speaks at the Dialogue Session
Confirming to investors, the provincial leaders believed that, with the strengths of technology, finance, international market network and business management skills of investors, once combined with the advantages of Binh Duong, it will bring great and practical benefits to both sides. On the provincial side, the province committed to always accompany the business, ready to create the most favorable conditions for business production activities of foreign investors.
BEGIC - On the afternoon of November 24, at the Provincial Exhibition and Convention Center, the Horasis Asia Meeting 2019 took place in parallel dialogue sessions. Attending were leaders of departments and agencies of Binh Duong province; CEOs from foreign and domestic enterprises; scientists and researchers.
The Dialogue sessions are organized on specific topics on world and Asian economic issues, new trends in technology development, global trading systems and comprehensive growth with presentations and speeches from leading speakers in Asia and the world.
The Dialogue session
At the Dialogue sessions, delegates exchanged diverse issues including Competing in a New Age as Asia moves from being an adapter to a driver of globalization; building a shared digital future, driving inclusive growth; clustering activities in China to develop Innovations; re-globalizing trade, capital markets in uncertain times: a view from Asian investors; Asia's sharing economy; riding the next big trend: Asian impact investing; nurturing Blockchains, spurring Asia's regional integration; re-inventing capitalism, Asian-style; welcoming the critical thinker.
The Dialogue sessions have focused around a series of important and meaningful topics for discussion, offering the most effective solutions to promote Asian economic integration; invest in improving the competitiveness for global transactions, increasing the competitiveness in the international arena. Some suggested that Asia should promote its strengths and achievements that have been achieved, in which the key factors are capacity enhancement, increased connectivity of infrastructure, transportation to help us bring our products worldwide. Trade competition is expected to support national growth as Asia moves from being an adapter to a driver of globalization. To enhance competitiveness, Asian countries need to create a regulatory environment that encourages innovation and competition, at the same time protect consumers through more efficient regulation and coordination between government agencies.
Participants exchanged solutions and new trends in regional economic development
With the participation of prestigious speakers, thematic contributions in both academic and practical experience in building an innovation system along with a vision for organizations and localities in the era of industrial revolution 4.0 and the trend of smart cities.
BEGIC - On the afternoon of November 24, at the Provincial Exhibition and Convention Center, provincial leaders, Becamex IDC, VSIP Group welcomed international and domestic delegations to the Horasis Asia Meeting 2019.
Welcoming the delegations were Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial National Assembly Delegation; Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC); Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of the PPC; Mr. Nguyen Van Hung – Group Executive Chairman of Becamex IDC; Mr. Huynh Quang Hai – Executive Vice Chairman of VSIP Group; Dr. Frank-Jürgen Richter - Chairman of Horasis.
Provincial leaders, Becamex IDC, VSIP Group take photo with Horasis leaders
Provincial leaders discuss with Horasis leaders
International guests attending the Horasis 2019
Delivering the welcoming speech, Dr. Frank-Jürgen Richter expressed his pleasure to welcome delegations from many countries around the world. He was also honored to come to Binh Duong for 02 consecutive years to attend an important event. He highly appreciated the development of Vietnam generally and Binh Duong province particularly. Currently, Vietnam is a country that has a very fast growing momentum in Southeast Asia, in which Binh Duong is a locality focusing on entrepreneurship and innovation. He emphasized that Horasis - Binh Duong 2019 aims to create the most important meeting place in Asia for senior leaders of businesses and the Government. This annual event is considered the ideal forum to be discovered and promoted in many different ways, specifically, regional cooperation, impactful investments and sustainable growth. He hoped, the Forum will create close cooperation within the Asian family to stabilize the regional and global financial system through dialogue and mutual trust. He wished all guests will have a very interesting and rewarding event.
Dr. Frank-Jürgen Richter - Chairman of Horasis Forum deliver a speech to welcome delegations
On the evening of November 24, the first plenary session with the theme "Asia in transition" took place, with the goal of discussing the Asian economy, the dynamics and development of Asia, along with maintaining the diversity and cultural identity of the nation in the integration process.
BEGIC - On the afternoon of November 25, at the Provincial Exhibition and Convention Center, Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Member of the Provincial Standing Committee, Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC) had a meeting with the delegation of Kitakyushu City (Japan) led by Mr. Kazuhide Umemoto - Deputy Mayor of KitaKyushu City as the Head of the delegation.
Mr. Nguyen Van Hung – Group Executive Chairman of Becamex IDC and representatives of some departments and agencies of the province also attended the meeting.
At the meeting, Mr. Kazuhide Umemoto introduced KitaKyushu city, Japan to Binh Duong leaders. Accordingly, the city of KitaKyushu has many conditions and advantages for economic development. Currently, what the city cares about and has the most development advantage is environmental issues, minimizing the impact of the environment and pollution of waste. In Vietnam, KitaKyushu City has cooperated with Hai Phong City to implement many environmental treatment projects. Currently, KitaKyushu city is very interested in and highly appreciates the policy of developing green industrial parks, making the most of Vietnam's raw materials and energy sources. On the occasion of the Horasis 2019, Mr. Kazuhide Umemoto and members of the delegation look forward to understanding and cooperating with Binh Duong in many fields; at the same time, exchange and learn more experiences about organizing Horasis with Binh Duong, because Binh Duong has successfully hosted the Horasis twice. KitaKyushu city was chosen to host the Horasis 2020 with the theme of reducing environmental pollution.
On behalf of Binh Duong provincial leaders, Mr. Mai Hung Dung thanked the Deputy Mayor and the delegation members for visiting and working with Binh Duong. The issue of green growth, building green industrial parks is a global and practical issue. Currently, Binh Duong has more than 3,700 foreign enterprises and over 40,000 domestic enterprises to invest. Due to the rapid industrial development, Binh Duong is very interested and focused on synchronous implementation of many solutions to ensure environmental issues associated with environmental treatment, to meet the requirements of sustainable growth etc. Binh Duong is ready to cooperate and at the same time create favorable conditions for Binh Duong and KitaKyushu businesses (Japan) to strengthen cooperation, especially on environmental treatment.
In the afternoon of November 28th, 2019, at Binh Duong Administration Center, Mr. Tran Van Nam, Secretary of Binh Duong Party Committee received Mr. Pranay Verma, Ambassador of India to Viet Nam in courtesy visit in Binh Duong province.
Mr. Tran Thanh Liem, Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee and leaders of Department of Foreign Affairs; Department of Planning and Investment, Binh Duong Industrial Zones Authority, Becamex IDC. Corps attended the session.
At the program, Mr. Tran Van Nam, Secretary of Binh Duong Party Committee expressed his warm welcome to Indian ambassador to Viet Nam and hoped that Binh Duong could cooperate with Indian partners in trade, economics and technology especially in artificial intelligence and hi-tech agriculture.
Ambassador Pranay Verma expressed his impression to Binh Duong achievement and will support to strengthen the strategic partnership relationship between Viet Nam and India in general and enhance the cooperation between Binh Duong and India in specific.
In June of 2020, Binh Duong province will host the Horasis India 2020 with the participation of interternational guests. Binh Duong wishes to receive the support and cooperation of Indian embassy to Viet Nam and Consulate General of India in Ho Chi Minh City for the great succes Horasis India 2020. And Horasis India 2020 will be the good opportunity for Binh Duong to strengthen the cooperation with Indian partners in investment, trade, culture and tourism, etc. Binh Duong
Secretary Tran Van Nam extended his congratulations to Indian ambassador for the successful term in Viet Nam, contributing to deepen the bilateral cooperation in the coming time.
BEGIC - On the evening of November 24, at the Becamex Hotel, Thu Dau Mot city, the provincial People's Committee held a party to welcome Horasis Economic Cooperation Forum 2019 with the theme " Vienam takes a lead in setting the vision for the Mekong region".
Attending the party, there were Mr. Vuong Dinh Hue - Member of the Politburo, Deputy Premier; leaders of ministries, branches and localities; Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of the Central Committee of the Party, the Provincial Committee Secretary, Head of the Provincial National Assembly Delegation; Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Province Committee secretary, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee; Dr. Frank Jurgen Richter - Chairman of the Horasis Forum; Vice Chairmen of People's Council, Provincial People's Committee; businesses.
Delegates attended the welcome party of Horasis Forum 2019
Speaking at the party, Mr. Tran Van Nam said that in recent years, the province has been making efforts to promote bilateral and multilateral cooperation in various fields, in order to promote socio-economic development and improve high integration and competitiveness in the international arena. Accompanying with the transformation of Asia and the world, Binh Duong has been implementing the project to build "Smart City of Binh Duong" until 2021, with a vision to 2030, a breakthrough program on development. Socio-economic development of the province, to gradually raise the level of Binh Duong to the region and the world.
Horasis 2019 this year is a key event in the series of events "Smart City of Binh Duong 2019", with programs such as the 15th International Scientific Conference on Asian Urbanization in Asia, kicking off some works associated with the province's science and technology and especially the announcement of Binh Duong New World Trade Center, in order to continue making new breakthroughs in socio-economic development in the coming time.
Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of the Central Committee of the Party, the Provincial Committee Secretary, Head of the Provincial National Assembly Delegation delivered a welcome speech
The Secretary hoped that with the theme of "Mekong River Vision", today's evening plenary of the Asian Economic Cooperation Horasis Forum 2019 will cause delegates to have a multi-dimensional perspective on Vietnam, a country being actively integrating and making more and more contributions to the region and the world; and on Binh Duong, a dynamic, creative and developing province.
As the co-chair of the Horasis Asia Economic Cooperation Forum 2019, Binh Duong province, through this Forum, wishes to have the opportunity of mutually beneficial cooperation with partners in the region and around the world, in order to develop the socio-economy, implementing the Smart City Scheme, and building Binh Duong urban area to develop quickly and sustainably in the future.
Dr. Fank-Jurgen Richter - Chairman of the Horasis Forum spoke at the party
Dr. Fank-Jurgen Richter - Chairman of the Horasis Forum also thanked the leaders of Binh Duong Province for co-organizing the Horasis Forum 2019. He agreed with the comments of the leaders of Binh Duong province about the importance of Vietnam. Nam in the construction of the Mekong Sub-region. It is in the context of increasingly globalization, deeper international and regional integration, Vietnam has been working with countries in the Mekong sub-region to build a prosperous development sub-region. enter and equality. The parties are working together to develop a Mekong River Basin development strategy for the period 2021 - 2030; close cooperation in areas such as: Investment, infrastructure construction, trade development, tourism, environmental protection and human resource development; At the same time, creating a favorable and coordinated environment, supporting cooperation for the development of mutually beneficial economic development among the member countries of the Mekong sub-region.