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 - 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.
BEGIC - On the evening of November 24, at the Provincial Exhibition and Convention Center, the whole meeting of Horasis Economic Cooperation Forum 2019 with the theme "Asia in the transition process" was held.
As to the attending staff, there were 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; Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Permanent Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee; Dr. Frank Jurgen Richter - Chairman of the Horasis Forum; leaders of Becamex IDC Corporation, VSIP Group and leaders of departments, branches and provinces; domestic and international businesses
Provicial leaders attended the Plenary
International guests attended the Plenary
At the meeting, experts from India, Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam shared Asian development issues during the Fourth Industrial Revolution together; The opportunities and challenges are posed to each country when the free trade agreements are signed. At the same time, solutions are proposed to promote the entrepreneurship and innovation.
Experts had a discussion about Asian issues in transition
According to experts, the free trade agreements are bringing practical benefits to countries, contributing to economic growth of Asia. The tendency to protectioni and free-trade trends always go together with each other. The signed agreements will bring about benefits for the countries participating in the agreement. Additionally, experts also said that the ongoing US-China tension issue will create a shift of investment, and Asia will be selected by the US big corporations. However, the trend of digitization and integration is always on the increase, creating opportunities with which not all countries can take advantage of and share. Among the key factors, infrastructure is the key factor in the economic development, attracting investments; Besides, the quick access to technology trends also contributes to the economy development.
According to experts' assessment, the key to making Asia succeeed is to open the door to the international economic integration, necessarily strengthen the cooperation, and take advantage of all conditions to help the business environment better. In addition, it is also necessary to have the sustainable development, skills and capacity to grasp development trends; persistence, perseverance, flexibility to help countries adapt quickly to the economy market, which is an important strategy of each country.
The world is at a turning point and Asia is no exception in the general context of geopolitical and geopolitical fluctuations. How Asia can get the best out of this context to consolidate and accelerate the sustainable growth and how Asian economies and companies can take full advantage of the opportunities arising from the non-stop changes in the era of instability can also be discussed by experts at the Plenary.
Attending the signing ceremony 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.
According to the signed content,
Becamex IDC and NUS cooperated to set up Block71 with a view to nurturing a strong
and innovative startup ecosystem in Vietnam.
This collaborative initiative will
create a two-way flow for the exchange of talented individuals, technology and
startup companies, with the goal of encouraging creativity and promoting
startups in Vietnam and Singapore. Vietnamese and Singaporean start-up companies
can use Block71's global network of resources and relationships so as to launch
start-ups and gain access to international markets. Besides, this coolaboration provides more
opportunities for the information
exchange, connection and access to programs between Singapore, Vietnam and the
Block71 in Vietnam is the latest
expansion of NUS's international startup gateway network, helping NUS companies
of startup and technology have access to new markets and vice versa, promoting
the access to NUS’s programs of education and innovation for Vietnamese
students and entrepreneurs.
Founded and managed by NUS
Enterprise, with strategic cooperation and links with businesses and government
agencies, Block71 leverages the synergies of NUS Enterprise's vast experience widely known for being the main unit behind
the start-up ecosystem associated with Asia's leading University, as well as in
combination with the rich experience of
Becamex, the leading industrial infrastructure developer in Vietnam with a
system of the industry zones across the country.
Speaking at the ceremony, Professor
Freddy Boey - Vice Rector of National University of Singapore said: "NUS is
excited to start a partnership with Becamex to expand Block71's presence in
Southeast Asia. The new position of Block71 Vietnam will give individuals
participating in start-ups and innovation opportunities to reach new markets,
provide NUS students with interesting internship programs, and supply
information and access to innovative start-up programs, training programs in
Singapore like masters’ and NUS technology access programs. "
Deputy Premier Vuong Dinh Hue
and leaders of Binh Duong province, Horasis Forum, VSIP witnessed those of Becamex
IDC and Singapore’s National University signing the cooperation agreement
Mr. Nguyen Van Hung -
Chairman of Becamex Corporation said: "We are on a journey to build an
innovation ecosystem around Becamex's core business of developing
infrastructure and industrial services. We are also excited to establish a strategic
relationship with NUS, Asia's leading university, with the aim of supporting
startup businesses and local talents in learning and pursuing entrepreneurship.
We welcome startup businesses wishing to enter Vietnam’s market as well as
access to local technology talents.These are core issues in our strategic goal
that is to create favorable conditions for the restructuring of Vietnam's
economy from an economy of labour intensive into that of technology intensive
and intellectual activities.”
Block71 was named out of its origin
place - the Block71 building in the Ayer Rajah industrial complex in Singapore,
where abandoned industrial buildings were transformed into a strategic
geographic location for the innovation through the way of gathering and developing
a community of local tech startup. Besides Singapore, Block71 was established
in many other places such as San Francisco (USA), Jakarta, Bandung and
Yogyakarta (Indonesia) and two locations of Suzhou (China).
Deputy Premier Vuong Dinh Hue
and leaders of Binh Duong province, Horasis Forum, VSIP witnessed leaders of
Becamex IDC and the Applied Informatics Mechanics Institute signed a
At the ceremony, Becamex IDC also
signed a contract with the Applied Informatics Mechanics Institute to
coordinate the construction of a high-tech center, aiming to establish the Applied
Informatics Mechanics Institute in Binh Duong.
NUS Enterprise and Becamex IDC will closely co-ordinate to build a vibrant and
sustainable start-up ecosystem, and construct a business developing bridge in
Vietnam, and additionally, Block71 supports startup businesses by providing:
to global networks - NUS Enterprise and Becamex have a comprehensive network
including investors, partner companies, advisors and businesses. Startup
companies in Singapore have easier access to the market and Vietnam’s startup
businesses can take advantage of NUS Enterprise start-up centers in the United
States of America, Indonesia, China and Singapore to enter into joint ventures
in these markets.
support for the startup incubation - NUS Enterprise organizes a range of
support programs to help entrepreneurs launch and develop their ideas.
to pilot and test technology and business ideas.
to participate in startup initiatives such as business competitions, idea
endorsement programs, exchange sessions, conferences and other startup-related
ecosystem and a community, a strong start-up community provides synergies and
opportunities of cooperation. It is also a channel for sharing successful
business models. Events and start-up activities are frequently held at Block71
to strengthen a strong community.
programs on innovation in technology and entrepreneurship at NUS.
BEGIC - On the morning of November 25, the Asian Economic Cooperation Horasis Forum - Binh Duong 2019 officially opened at Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center.
As to the central attending, there was Mr. Vuong Dinh Hue - Member of the Politburo, Deputy Premier of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam; representatives of ministries, departments and branches.
Binh Duong province's leaders welcomed Deputy Premier Vuong Dinh Hue
Deputy Premier Vuong Dinh Hue took a photo with Binh Duong province's leaders
Deputy Premier Vuong Dinh Hue and leaders of Binh Duong Province, Ministries, branches and localities attended the Opening ceremony of the Horasis Forum 2019
Deputy Premier Vuong Dinh Hue (the second from the right) offered flowers of congratulation to the Horasis Forum
As to the delegation from Binh Duong province and other provinces and cities, there were 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; Vice-Chairmen of People's Council, Provincial People's Committee; leaders of departments, agencies, unions of the province; representatives of businesses; leaders of other provinces and cities out of Binh Phuoc, Binh Thuan, Da Nang, Long An, Ho Chi Minh, Tay Ninh, Dong Nai and Binh Dinh.
As for the organizers, there were Dr. Frank Jurgen Richter - Chairman of Horasis Forum; Mr. Nguyen Van Hung - Chairman of Becamex IDC Corporation; Mr. Huynh Quang Hai - Standing Vice Chairman of VSIP Group and delegates as well as domestic and international invited guests.
Mr. Vuong Dinh Hue - Member of the Politburo and Deputy Premier spoke at the Opening ceremony
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. Vuong Dinh Hue - Member of the Politburo and Deputy Premier generalized the socio-economic situation of Vietnam. At the same time, he highly appreciated the results of Binh Duong province achieved in socio-economic development in 2019, the dynamism of Binh Duong has contributed significantly to the development of the Southern key economic region and of the whole. country. Especially with the implementation of the Binh Duong Smart City Project. Deputy Prime Minister expected, Binh Duong will prosper in the future.
Deputy Prime Minister said that Horasis 2019 Asian Economic Cooperation Forum in Binh Duong is not only a good opportunity for Binh Duong to promote the image of the province in particular, of Vietnam in general, and to national friends. However, it is also an opportunity for businesses to learn about and choose Binh Duong - an attractive and reliable investment destination, a city worth living and developing sustainably.
Horasis 2019 is again a key event in the series of events "Smart City Binh Duong 2019" and especially the announcement of Binh Duong New World Trade Center, which just took place on 23/23 11. The Deputy Prime Minister believes that these activities continue to make new socio-economic breakthroughs in the coming time for the province.
The Deputy Prime Minister has also said that opening the door to the international economic integration will not only bring benefits but also pose many challenges. Therefore, when Binh Duong decides to enter a big playground, it is necessary to have smart strategies, long-term thinking and put in the development orientation and connecting the appropriate Region. In a hyperlinked world, with 02 consecutive years of hosting the Asian Economic Cooperation Forum Horasis 2018 and 2019, Binh Duong is promoting extensive and deep international integration, actively constructing and affirming. Binh Duong brand name on the regional map. Deputy Premier has believed and expected the rise of Binh Duong in the near future that will contribute to the overall prosperity of the Southern key economic region and the whole country.
Mr. Tran Thanh Liem, Chairman of People's Committee of Binh Duong province spoke at the Forum
Speaking at the ceremony, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee Tran Thanh Liem said that the Asian Economic Cooperation HorasisForum 2019 was an important event to gather international experts, executives and investors of investment and senior leaders in the business areas with their brainpower so as to find out the right solutions and development strategies suitable for a peaceful, stable and prosperous future.
With 04 plenary sessions and 35 parallel discussion sessions, the Asia Economic Cooperation Forum in Binh Duong province this time promises to bring the authorities, all levels, branches of Binh Duong province and the business community with practical opportunities to exchange and share multi-dimensional perspectives, practical experiences, new business perspectives and advanced development models, consistent with the current trend; contribute to effectively solving many problems and consequences arising from the process of industrial development.
Especially, through this Forum, Binh Duong province hopes to find out important modern solutions to redistribute the province's development resources towards the more effective and appropriate application on the reality of the province in the coming time; contributing to developing Binh Duong's economy to be increasingly dynamic and ready for the international integration; effectively serving the process of industrialization, modernization and actualization of the development goal of Binh Duong province to become a smart city, bringing a better life for its people.
At the ceremony, Deputy Premier Vuong Dinh Hue and leaders of Binh Duong province, Horasis Forum, Becamex IDC and delegates conducted due ceremonials for the opening ceremony of the Asian Economic Cooperation Horasis Forum - Binh Duong 2019.
Delegates performed due ceremonials for the opening Horasis Forum 2019
BEGIC - Afternoon of November 14, at the Provincial Administration Center, Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee chaired the meeting to listen to departments and agencies report on preparation for organizing the events of Binh Duong Smart City in 2019.
According to reports of departments, branches and Becamex IDC, up to now, the preparation for organizing the Horasis Asia Meeting (Horasis) and sideline events such as launching ceremony of World Trade Center Binh Duong New City, launching 1022 Hotline system of Binh Duong province, inaugurating the Center for Community Initiatives and Start-up Support, 15th International Asian Urbanization Conference (AUC) etc. were basically completed. The province has sent 900 invitations to the guests, including businesses, economic experts, leaders from Central, ministries, departments, localities and localities in the country, international organizations and diplomatic agencies. At the same time, the departments and agencies have coordinated to prepare the receptionist logistics such as transportation and accommodation for the delegates. Besides, the preparation of script, interpretation and speeches of provincial leaders were basically completed. For the security order of Horasis 2019, it is different from the previous year, the security is tightened and the security screening system is strengthened. Currently, the Security Order Subcommittee has approved the plan, mobilize forces and develop plans, to ensure absolute safety for the activities of Horasis 2019.
Concluding the meeting, Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee highly appreciated the preparation work of Becamex IDC and other departments. In addition, the subcommittees are requested to re-hold the number of participants, organize thoughtful reception, strengthen security order, ensure food hygiene and safety, fire prevention and fighting. At the same time, propaganda subcommittee is requested to promote propaganda about events to a large number of people.
BEGIC - Attending the meeting were Nguyen Van Phuc, Deputy Minister of Education and Training; representatives of Provincial People's Council, leaders of departments, branches, and Vietnam-Germany University (VGU).
At the meeting, Chairman of the provincial People's Committee (PPC) Tran Thanh Liem informed the delegation about socio-economic development situation of Binh Duong province over the current years. The Chairman thanked the Government and the authorities of the Federal Republic of Germany for their attention and investment in VGU; thereby, this has closely tied the relation between two countries Vietnam and Germany, contributing to training high-quality human resources, facilitating sustainable socio-economic development of Binh Duong Province.
Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Tran Thanh Liem presents souvenir to Mr. Boris Rhein - President of Hessen Federal Parliament
Responding to the Chairman of PPC, Mr. Boris Rhein emphasized the importance of VGU to the friendship relationship between Vietnam and Germany over the years, is a bridge for strong connection and educational cooperation of the two countries. Particularly for the German Government, it will actively support and accompany the development of the University in order to affirm the quality of training and its position in the Education sector. In parallel with the training of high quality human resources to meet the development needs of Binh Duong province, the University also focuses on training to improve the quality of staff working in the province. He thanked Binh Duong for its efforts and attention in the past time, creating good conditions for VGU to constantly grow and hope to receive more attention from the provincial government.
Delegates take photo
BEGIC - Morning of November 21, at the Provincial Administration Center, Chairman of the provincial People's Committee (PPC) Tran Thanh Liem chaired the meeting to listen to the report on the preparation for organizing the Horasis Asia Meeting (Horasis) – Binh Duong 2019.
Attending were Dr. Frank-Jürgen Richter – Chairman of Horasis; Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of the PPC; Mr. Nguyen Van Hung - Chairman of Becamex IDC and leaders of departments, agencies, unions and units.
According to the reports of agencies and units, the preparation for organizing the Horasis 2019 has basically been completed. More than 1,000 delegates will attend the event. Propaganda was promoted; the Organizing Committee has built a website (www.binhduongsmartcity.vn) to propagate the event. The work of sending invitations, accommodation arrangements and transportation of delegates interested in implementation. In particular, the task of ensuring security order before and during the event was concentrated by the provincial Public Security to ensure the successful of the event.
Concluding the meeting, Chairman of the PPC Tran Thanh Liem highly appreciated the preparation for organizing the Horasis 2019. At the same time, all units must concentrate on fulfilling their assigned tasks, especially Thu Dau Mot city. Each subcommittee reviews and completes scripts of events; strengthens communication information work; ensures security order for the event to be successful.
The Horasis 2019 event series:
November 23, 2019
November 24, 2019
9:30am: Launching the 1022 Hotline in Binh Duong Provin
BEGIC - Horasis Asia Meeting 2019 will take place from 24 - 25 November 2019 at Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center. This is an opportunity for Binh Duong to connect and promote trade with major corporations in the world, at the same time raising Binh Duong brand in the international arena.
Promote the construction of Binh Duong Smart City
Asia Meeting (Horasis) is
an international investment promotion organization established in 2005 with the
mission of connecting multinational corporations around the world. Horasis will bring positive values in
economic development during the Industrial Revolution 4.0 period generally and
Binh Duong Smart City Project particularly.
creates a platform to connect and help localities, investors and multinational
corporations in the world to promote and seek opportunities and global
development partners, offer solutions to today's most important corporate challenges
and international strategic forecasts. Horasis
was held in Binh Duong in 2018 and also on this November 24-25 the region's
largest economic event continues to take place in Binh Duong for the second
Nguyen Van Hung - Chairman of Becamex IDC said that, Horasis is an event in the
series of the Binh Duong Smart City Project’s programs. Horasis leaders found
that, Binh Duong has all conditions, especially infrastructures and important
foundations for economic development in the new period, especially the current
Binh Duong successfully organized Horasis 2018
Duong Smart City project was approved in 2016 by the provincial People's
Committee. After 03 years
of implementation, the project has been achieving positive results. In particular, organizing Horasis Asia
Meeting in Binh Duong is considered as an opportunity for Binh Duong to
complete the project quickly.
the past 03 years, Binh Duong province has taken appropriate steps to implement
the Smart City Project. In
which, Horasis has become an important foundation for Binh Duong to study,
acquire and share experiences on the trend of building smart cities in the
world. Thereby, mobilizing
resources from inside and outside the country to shape the smart city development
model to suit with the locality. To implement the project, Binh Duong province
has focused on developing industrial and intelligent services; further improving the Triple Helix cooperation
model, supplement and consolidate the project organizational structure; integrating smart city related projects to
create synchronization; increasing
the continuous cooperation between government, businesses, schools/ institutes
in all activities; coordinating
to research and review the work that has been done, promote the spirit of
initiative, thereby obtaining the most optimal proposal. In addition, Binh Duong has also
promoted international connections and exchanges, maximized opportunities for
cooperation with international networks and organizations of smart, science and
technology cities in the world, especially,
the organizations that Binh Duong has participated in such as: World Technopolis
Association (WTA), Horasis, Intelliegent Community Forum (ICF). On the other hand, promoting propaganda,
applying more diverse methods to propagate to all social sectors, especially focus on Binh Duong people,
attract more active participation of the community and promote community
strength in building smart cities.
the coming time, Binh Duong assigns relevant departments and units to implement
key projects, including: Developing
intelligent logistics, creating motivation to attract high value-added
businesses, promoting business production; developing
Back-end semiconductor factory, a typical project of attracting high-tech
investors to Binh Duong; focus
on developing high quality human resources, especially in technology. This is an important foundation for Binh
Duong province, creating a motivation for breakthroughs, a key to attract
investment in the future.
The importance of Horasis to Binh Duong
with the provincial web portal, Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of
Provincial People's Committee said, many
members of the Horasis network also want to learn more about Vietnam generally
and about Binh Duong particularly, so they proposed to continue to coordinate
with Binh Duong to organize 2019 events with a larger scale, more effectively. Provincial leaders also assessed the
effectiveness of Horasis when successfully organizing Horasis in 2018. This is a new way to attract effective
investment, create a forum to connect the government with institutes/ schools,
raise Binh Duong brand in the international arena and orient the development of
Binh Duong smart city.
Horasis takes place, Binh Duong will facilitate maximum connectivity and
exchange between businesses and regulators to achieve effective results. In
parallel with organizing sideline events, in reception or in direct exchange, the Organizing Committee also arranged separate working rooms for
Vietnamese and foreign businesses to meet and exchange information to explore
business cooperation opportunities. Specifically,
Horasis in 2018, Binh Duong held working sessions between Binh Duong
enterprises and foreign businesses. Typically,
Becamex IDC has signed important MOU with Bangladesh and Singapore
corporations. At Horasis 2019,
Becamex IDC will announce the project of World Trade Center Binh Duong New City-
one of the key projects of the province to promote economic development and
Binh Duong will have fireworks at 9pm on
November 23, 2019 at the Provincial Exhibition and Convention Center
immediately after the announcement of World Trade Center Binh Duong New City.
Photo: Xuan Thi
World Trade Center Binh Duong New City will create opportunities for Binh Duong
businesses to reach more than 1 million global businesses to join the World
Trade Center Association (WTCA). Therefore, domestic enterprises need to well
prepare all potentials in business production, improve management and science,
technology capabilities to connect trade and participate in global value chains
as well as deeper integration in the big playing field of the WTCA.
particular, at Horasis 2019, the Organizing Committee will continue to organize
02 "Investment opportunities in Binh Duong province" sessions chaired
by the leaders of the Provincial People's Committee to introduce potentials and
opportunities for investment cooperation to foreign businesses participating in
the event. It is expected
that these two sessions will have hundreds of foreign enterprises
participating, exploring and seizing investment cooperation opportunities of
Vietnam generally and Binh Duong province particularly.
Frank-Jürgen Richter – Chairman of Horasis said, Horasis
has a mission to connect multinational corporation investors in the world to
create a connection platform, seeking opportunities for global development
cooperation. Every year,
Horasis holds meetings to promote the most important challenges and solutions for
multinational corporations; therefore,
any interactive exchanges with the delegation attending Horasis will benefit
the parties. Specifically,
Horasis 2018, at the dialogue sessions, delegates came up with the most
effective solutions for economic development, in addition, companies reached agreements
can be said that, with hundreds of domestic and foreign corporations attending
the Horasis, this is an opportunity for domestic businesses to market to the
world's leading corporations, thereby
promoting the brand and image of Binh Duong with businesses around the world to
promote investment attraction. At the same time, it is an opportunity for Binh
Duong to enlist the support of localities and international experts in the
construction of Binh Duong Smart City.
Horasis Asia Meeting 2019 will be held from
November 24 to November 26, 2019 at Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center
(Hoa Phu ward, Thu Dau Mot City). Horasis - Binh Duong 2019 brings together
more than 1,000 distinguished guests of economic groups from more than 60
countries around the world, along with distinguished guests from the Central,
Ministries, branches, local leaders and senior leaders of Vietnamese
businesses. The forum includes a series of dialogue sessions on regional and
world economic issues, new trends in technology development etc. Following the
success of the Horasis - Binh Duong 2018, Horasis - Binh Duong 2019 is
organized including 04 Horasis plenary sessions, 35 Regional Dialogue focused
on Asia and the sideline event - the "Horasis for all" Festival.
BEGIC - Morning of November 6, in Ho Chi Minh City, the Press seminar of Vietnam International Furniture Fair - VIFF 2019 took place.
Attending were Mr. Bui Chinh Nghia - Director of Department of Forestry Production Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development; Mr. Dien Quang Hiep - Chairman of Binh Duong Wood Processing Association; leaders of Taiwan Furniture Manufacturers' Association and numerous local and Central press agencies.
VIFF 2019 organized by the General Department of Forestry in collaboration with Binh Duong Furniture Association (BIFA), Vietnam Fair Exhibition Joint Stock Company (VIETFAIR) and Taiwan Furniture Manufacturers' Association (TFMA) will take place from November 27 - November 30, 2019 at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center - SECC, 799 Nguyen Van Linh Boulevard, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, exhibiting products: Bedroom furniture, dining room, kitchen shelves, flooring, sofa, office tables and chairs, outdoor furniture etc. This is a trade event gathering more than 100 businesses, 500 booths of Vietnamese businesses and typical businesses from Taiwan, Malaysia, China, Thailand etc.
Within the framework of the fair, the seminar to promote foreign investment in Vietnam's wood and forest product processing industry will take place on the afternoon of November 27 with content such as supporting Vietnamese businesses to approach and interact with foreign businesses, including those from the EU. "PEFC/ VFCS Certification: Demand, supply and benefits" conference with case studies of using PEFC certification to meet market demand; discussing issues related to the benefits, needs and supply of PEFC certified timber globally; solutions for businesses having difficulty in sourcing PEFC certified timber; development of Vietnam Forest Certification System; potential of domestic timber with VFCS/ PEFC certification. BIFA Technology Department organized a seminar with the topic "Preparing for effective operation of the plant from design - construction - equipment selection - IT application" on the afternoon of November 29, 2019 etc.
At the fair, the Organizing Committee also organizes trade promotion activities, tours and wood processing enterprises surveys in Binh Duong province; "Gratitude to customers" program - giving gifts to visiting delegates and specialized visitors.
Mr. Dien Quang Hiep - Chairman of BIFA said, as the role of trade promotion, the fair is an opportunity for organizations and businesses to promote products, enhance experience exchange, seize investment opportunities, expand markets, enter into joint ventures, transfer technologies to improve efficiency in production and business. The organizers believe that the overall success of VIFF 2019 will help furniture manufacturers improve their visibility and brand in Vietnam, the region and the world; contribute to striving for Vietnam to become one of the world's leading countries in producing, processing and exporting wooden products and non-timber forest products with prestigious brands in the international market.
BEGIC - Morning of November 10, in Thu Dau Mot City, the Vietnam-India Friendship Association in Binh Duong province held the First Congress, term 2019 - 2024.
Attending were Mr. Srikar Reddy - Consulate General of India in Ho Chi Minh City; Mr. Nguyen Van Loc - Member of the provincial Party Standing Committee, Head of the Provincial Commission for Mass Mobilization, Chairman of the provincial Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee; Mrs. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh - Vice Chairwoman of Provincial People's Council; Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee; Mrs. Tran Thi Kim Van - President of Union of Friendship Organizations of Binh Duong province; Mr. Ha Minh Hue – Central Standing Vice Chairman of Vietnam - India Friendship Association.
Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of provincial People's Committee presents flower of Provincial Party Committee, People's Council, People's Committee and Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee congratulating the Congress
The congress announced the Decision to establish the Vietnam - India Friendship Association in Binh Duong province; passed through the draft Statute and program activities of the Association; at the same time discussing the contents of the Congress. On September 24, 2019, the provincial People's Committee issued Decision No. 2750/ QD-UBND allowing the establishment of the Vietnam - India Friendship Association in Binh Duong province. Accordingly, the Association is a social organization founded on a voluntary basis to create exchanges and enhance the understanding between the peoples of Vietnam and India, strengthen and develop the friendship between the two countries generally and between Binh Duong province and localities of India particularly.
After a period of campaigning to establish the Association, up to now, Vietnam - India Friendship Association in Binh Dung province has 111 members.
The congress highly agreed on the Association's 2019-2024 term programs. Whereby, the Association will focus on informing people of all classes in the province to learn about the history, country, people, culture and achievements in building the country of the people of India, At the same time, strengthen the propaganda and promotion about Vietnam generally and Binh Duong particularly with Indian people. Organize exchanges, friendship, solidarity and cooperation between the people of the two countries to create opportunities to learn and introduce the country, people and outstanding culture of Vietnam and India such as: Horasis - India, Vietnam - India People's Friendship Festival, World Yoga Day etc.
The Executive Committee of the term 2019-2024
The provincial leaders and delegates take photos with the Executive Board of Vietnam - India Friendship Association in Binh Duong province
The Congress elected the Executive Committee for the term 2019-2024, consisting of 17 people; Ms. Vu Thi Van Huong was elected to be the Chairman of the Association.
Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee speaks at the Congress
Speaking at the Congress, Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee suggested, right after the Congress, the Association quickly deployed and put into operation on the basis of adhering to the principles and objectives, actively contribute to strengthening and developing the friendship, cooperation and exchanges between Binh Duong province and the localities of India. At the same time, departments, agencies, political, economic and social organizations enhance support and cooperation with the Association in activities to enhance the relationship of peace, solidarity and friendship between the people of Vietnam and India.
Thus, up to now, Binh Duong Union of Friendship Organizations has established 07 member associations, including: Vietnam - Laos Friendship Association of Binh Duong province; Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association of Binh Duong province; Vietnam-Russia Friendship Association of Binh Duong Province; Vietnam - Korea Friendship Association in Binh Duong province; Vietnam - China Friendship Association in Binh Duong province; Vietnam - Japan Friendship Association in Binh Duong province and Vietnam - India Friendship Association in Binh Duong province.
BEGIC - Morning of November 1, at the provincial Administration Center, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of PPC presided over the appointment and retirement decisions to the officials.
Accordingly, the Standing Committee of Provincial Party Committee awarded the decision to mobilize and appoint Mr. Ngo Quang Su - Vice Chairman of Tan Uyen People's Committee to hold the position of Director of Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Binh Duong Province from November 1, 2019. The provincial Party Committee also awarded the retirement decision from November 1, 2019 to Mr. Pham Danh - Director of Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Binh Duong province and awarded the retirement decision according to the regime from November 1, 2019 of the General Statistics Office to Ms. Luan Thi Sang - Deputy Director of Binh Duong Statistical Office.
Mr. Tran Thanh Liem (right) - Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of PPC awards the decision and presents flowers to retired and appointed comrades
On behalf of the Provincial Standing Committee, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem respectfully acknowledged and praised the contributions of retired comrades to the development of the province; at the same time wish the comrade's good health, continue to participate in local activities of residence. Tran Thanh Liem desired appointed comrades continue developing the capabilities and responsibilities with their units to fulfill the assigned tasks.
Through the agreement, COEX and Becamex IDC Corporation share the secret of managing and operating the Convention and Exhibition Center as a strategic and development partner to organize world-class conferences and exhibitions at the World Trade Center Binh Duong New City (WTC BDNC), built and developed by Becamex IDC Corporation.
Becamex IDC Corporation and COEX desire to create an international trade service platform as well as develop a highly skilled workforce in the field of international trade and exhibition services in the future in the Southern key economic zone, Viet Nam. According to COEX, Vietnam is a promising market for Korean businesses, especially more than 750 Korean enterprises are investing and developing factories in the system of industrial parks of Binh Duong province.
Becamex IDC Corporation develops WTC BDNC with the desire to establish and develop the World Trade Center in Binh Duong New City with the goal of connecting and supporting local businesses to develop international trade, turning Binh Duong into a dynamic area with diversified professional services and developing human resources which have global commercial activity capabilities and increasing attractiveness for real estate projects in the region. Becamex IDC Corporation has researched and submitted the project to the People's Committee of Binh Duong Province to develop this complex in order to increase the proportion of services in Binh Duong Province, associated with 5 key themes in the province's Breakthrough Program: improving the quality of human resources, planning modern civilized urban, developing high-level professional services, mobilizing domestic and foreign resources for development as well as the desire to raise the international brand of Binh Duong in the 2016-2020 period. Moreover, this project is also included in the overall development of Binh Duong Smart City.
WTC BDNC will be announced by Binh Duong Provincial People's Committee and Becamex IDC Corporation on November 23, 2019. This program is part of the Horasis Asia Meeting 2019, which will take place from November 24, 2019 to November 26, 2019 at Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center.
BEGIC - Morning of November 7, at Sakata Inx Vietnam
Co., Ltd. (33 Tu Do Highway, Vietnam - Singapore Industrial Park I, Thuan An
town), provincial Steering
Committee for responding to environmental incidents has organized a rehearsal
of plans to prevent and respond to environmental incidents caused by fires and
explosions in Binh Duong province in 2019.
Attending the rehearsal were Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee, representatives of the departments, branches and leaders of Sakata Inx Vietnam Co., Ltd. (Sakata Company).
Scenario, during the transportation of chemicals for production into the storage tank of Sakata Company, there was a collision between tank truck and forklift leading to fire. As soon as the fire occurred, Sakata Company quickly implemented simultaneously measures to fight fires and respond to environmental incidents. Facing complicated fires, chemicals at risk of being released into the environment, Sakata Company announced and requested functional forces to assist. Upon receiving the news, the provincial Public Security mobilized forces and means to quickly come to the scene to deploy solutions for firefighting, environmental incident response and rescue. After deploying the foam spraying fire directly, extinguish the fire completely. At the same time, functional forces organize the collection and treatment of wastes to bring the environment to its original state.
The grassroots fire prevention and fighting force rescues people and properties as soon as a fire or explosion occurs
Fire prevention and fighting force quickly deploys firefighting measures
Through the rehearsal, the leaders and functional forces will be ready to prepare forces, means and plans to prevent and handle environmental incidents caused by fire and explosion.
Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of provincial People's Committee gives flowers to congratulate the rehearsal successfully
BEGIC - The Government Office has just sent a dispatch to convey the opinion of Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam to allow Binh Duong to have low-level fireworks on the evening of November 23, 2019.
Accordingly, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam agreed to allow Binh Duong People's Committee to organize low-level fireworks within 15 minutes on the evening of November 23, 2019 at the provincial Convention and Exhibition Center, right next to the Administration Center of Binh Duong Province (Hoa Phu ward, Thu Dau Mot City).
November 23, 2019 is the beginning of a series of Smart City events organized by Binh Duong from November 24 to November 26, 2019, including: Horasis Asia Meeting 2019; launching the 1022 Hotline system; announcing the World Trade Center Binh Duong New City project; launching the Center for innovation startups etc.
Horasis Asia Meeting 2019 will be held from November 24 to November 26, 2019 at Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center (Hoa Phu ward, Thu Dau Mot City). Horasis 2019 Binh Duong brings together more than 1,000 distinguished guests of economic groups from more than 60 countries around the world, along with guests from the Central, Ministries, branches, local leaders and senior leaders of Vietnamese businesses. The forum includes a series of dialogue sessions on regional and world economic issues, new trends in technology development etc. Following the success of the Horasis 2018 - Binh Duong, Horasis 2019 - Binh Duong Forum is organized including 04 Horasis plenary sessions, 35 Regional Dialogue focused on Asia and the sideline event is the "Horasis for all" Festival.
Afternoon of October 29, at the Administrative Center of Binh Duong Province, the Provincial People's Committee (PPC) held a regular online meeting in October 2019.
Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Chairman of PPC chaired the meeting. Attending were Mrs. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh - Vice Chairwoman of Provincial People's Council, Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of PCC; members of the PCC, leaders of departments, branches, unions of the province and representatives of People's Committees of districts, towns and cities at online bridge points.
The meeting listened to the PPC's Steering and Executive Report and the socio-economic, national defense and security situation in October 2019; 1022 hotline system; Draft Report summarizing urban development towards civilization, richness and improve the quality of people's life associated with the preliminary project on building Binh Duong Smart City to 2020.
In October 2019, the PPC directed and implemented effectively and timely in all sectors and fields. Industrial and agricultural production continued to develop stably, import-export turnover increased significantly; attracting domestic and foreign investment are high compared to the same period in both projects and capital; budget revenue ensures the estimates, spending budget savings and efficiency; pay attention to the implementation of regimes and policies for subjects; organization, apparatus, inspection and judiciary are interested in directing; political security, social order and safety are maintained.
Specifically, the Index-Industry Products (IIP) in October increased by 6.1% over the previous month and by 15.4% over the same period in 2018. Estimated total of commodity retail sale and service revenue in October reached VND 19,474 billion, up 1.3% over the previous month and up 20.5% over the same period. Consumer price index in 10 months increased by 2% over the same period. Export turnover is estimated at USD 3 billion 980 million, up 83.3% over the same period; import turnover in October is estimated at USD 2 billion 468 million, up by 34.7% over the same period. Domestic investment (from September 16 to October 15, 2019) attracted VND 4,976 billion of business registration capital, including 633 newly registered enterprises, 75 capital- increased enterprises and 01 capital- decreased enterprise; 42 dissolution enterprises. In the first 10 months, the province has attracted VND 49,318 billion, including 5,254 newly registered enterprises, 716 capital- increased enterprises, 34 capital- decreased enterprises; 319 dissolution enterprises. Foreign investment (from September 16 to October 15, 2019) attracted US $188 million, including 27 new projects, 17 capital- increased projects and 28 capital adjustment projects. Accumulated, the first 10 months attracted USD 2 billion 613 million (up 71% over the same period, exceeding 86.6% of the plan for 2019), 191 new investment projects (US $1,248 million), 124 capital adjustment projects (an increase of US $ 803 million), 381 capital contribution projects (US $569 million) and 03 capital- decreased projects (US $7 million).
Export turnover is estimated at USD 3 billion 980 million, up 83.3% over the same period
By October 23, 2019, the African swine cholera disease has appeared in 1,349 households and breeding farms of 83 communes, wards and towns of 9 districts, towns and cities with a total of 85,361 pigs killed and forced to destroy (accounting for 13% of the whole province); spent nearly VND 80 billion to support the damaged farmers (accounting for 24% of the estimated budget).
The provincial hotline system 1022 project is in the trial operation period (from October 14 to November 15, 2019), it is expected that November 24, 2019 will officially launch on the occasion of Binh Duong organizing the Horasis Asia Meeting 2019.
At the meeting, representatives of departments, branches discussed the issues related to the security and order situation in the province; disbursement of public investment capital; budget revenues and expenditures; the situation of African swine cholera; civil servants and officials recruitment in 2019, organizational structure of the government; preparations for organizing the Horasis Asia Meeting 2019 etc.
Concluding the meeting, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Chairman of the PPC suggested that departments, agencies, districts, towns and cities review each specific goal and task that has set out in the year to strive to achieve. Promoting the disbursement of public investment, especially speeding up the progress of key projects to welcome the Party Congress at all levels. Striving to achieve the targets of estimated revenue and expenditure according to the proposed resolution; Well prepared for the organization of the Horasis 2019.
BEGIC - Binh Duong province accelerates the friendship cooperation with WTA members in term of building and deploying smart city.
Binh Duong province organized the delegation led by Mr. Tran Thanh Liem – Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the provincial People's Committee, chief of the delegation to take part in the World Technopolis Association (WTA) in Daejeon Metropolitan City (Republic of Korea) from October 21st to October 23rd, 2019.
This year, WTA events were hold in Daejeon Metropolitan City (Republic of Korea), comprising of 04 main events 2019 Global Innovation Forum, WTA General Assembly, the 16th WTA Hi-tech Fair and 2019 UNESCO-WTA International Training Workshop. The series of WTA 2019 in Daejeon Metropolitan City welcomed about 1.000 delegates including government officials, scientists, lecturers, researchers and businessmen from 30 countries and territories.
Delegates taking group photo at the opening ceremony of WTA 2019 (Daejeon, Korea)
Global Innovation Forum (GIF) was launched in 2014 as a joint initiative of UNESCO, World Technopolis Association (WTA) and Daejeon Metropolitan City in the Republic of Korea. GIF aims to promote the culture of innovation based on the advancement of science and technology and contribute to the sustainable development of regions and nations worldwide narrowing the gap between developed and developing countries.
GIF provides interactive discussion and networking among STI policy makers, innovation players from higher education institutes, research institutes and hi-tech productive sectors and civil societies from across the globe.
The theme of 2019 GIF was "Towards a Smart City from Sustainability Context". Through various sessions, the Forum discussed the opportunity to explore diverse stories and strategies of building smart cities focusing on the implementations and expectations of smart city projects shared by WTA cities members in many parts of the world. Many issues related to smart cities were discussed in 03 days including technopolis development in the context of Smart City, policies for smart cities, impacts and outcomes for smart city projects, innovation platform for sustainable smart city in the Industry 4.0, startups from basics science, encouraging youth entrepreneurship.
Leaders of WTA cities, provinces in Korean traditional costumes in the WTA welcome dinners
Besides, the 16th WTA Hi-Tech Fair from October 21st to October 22nd, 2019 introduced the newest products related sciences, technology applied for smart cities and serving for the better life
Mr. Tran Thanh Liem, Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee visited the 16th WTA Hi-Tech Fair 2019
The 2019 UNESCO-WTA International Training Workshop, which is the 15th edition since 2005, was held under the theme of "Science & Technology Park and Smart City" to provide opportunities to discuss and learn about the direction and strategy of the sustainable science and technology park development in response to changing global environment.
Meeting and call for Korean investment to Binh Duong province
During the business trip, Binh Duong delegation paid the working session with Korean Groups such as Lotte E&C Group, SK Group, Woori Investment Bank, HanHwa Company in order to attract more Korean investment to Binh Duong province in the area of urban residential, commercial complex, infrastructures for smart city.
Binh Duong delegation working with SK Group (Seoul, Korea)
BEGIC - Morning of October 22, at the Administrative Center of Binh Duong Province, Vice Chairman Dang Minh Hung paid a working visit with Mr. Paul Jansen - Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium leading Belgian organizations, localities and businesses to visit Binh Duong and learn about the investment environment in Binh Duong.
According to Mr. Paul Jansen, currently, Belgium is developing strongly in the areas of urban development, renewable energy and smart transport. He highly appreciated Binh Duong's cooperation with 04 large and high-tech projects of Belgian companies such as AB Inbev. In this visit to Binh Duong, the Belgian side wishes to cooperate with Binh Duong in two areas including mixed urban development and urban infrastructure and automatic surveillance cameras in the construction of smart cities.
Vice Chairman Dang Minh Hung welcomes Mr. Paul Jansen - Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium
At the meeting, Vice Chairman Dang Minh Hung informed the Ambassador about socio-economic situation and investment attraction in Binh Duong province in 2019. Along with focusing on economic development, Binh Duong pays attention to social security and education culture towards sustainable development. Currently, Binh Duong has been making efforts to implement administrative reform, promote foreign investment attraction selectively, especially high-tech enterprises. Provincial leaders are committed to always accompany the business. At the same time, the functional departments have been trying to build smart city projects, including intelligent transportation, smart infrastructure, smart education, smart health, renewable energy etc. so that Binh Duong will soon become a smart city.
Mr. Paul Jansen said that through research, Belgian businesses operating in Binh Duong are very satisfied with the investment environment in the province. He expected that after this meeting, potential organizations, localities and businesses from Belgium would continue to cooperate with Binh Duong in many fields.
After the meeting, the Delegation had a working session with Transportation Department and Becamex IDC Corporation on issues related to electricity transmission grid, development and storage of renewable energy and surveillance cameras.
BEGIC - The Provincial People's Committee has just promulgated a Plan to organize the Horasis Asia Meeting - Binh Duong 2019.
The Horasis Asia Meeting - Binh Duong 2019 (referred to as: Horasis - Binh Duong 2019) will be held from November 24, 2019 to November 26, 2019 at Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center.
Participants: Domestic guests (about 100 people) including leaders of the Government, leaders of ministries, central branches and leaders of some provinces, cities and businesses; Foreign guests (more than 400 guests from 60 countries worldwide) including ministry leaders of a number of foreign countries, localities, international organizations, multinational corporations; professors, speakers of a number of research institutes and universities around the world and local leaders (about 300 people).
The Horasis - Binh Duong 2019 is a forum organized in the form of the world economic forum with 04 plenary meetings, 35 dialogue sessions, parallel discussions and sideline event "Horasis for all" Festival.
The Steering Committee is responsible for directing, guiding and urging relevant branches and units to organize the activities of the Horasis - Binh Duong 2019 to achieve the purpose, requirements and contents of the plan.
The Organizing Committee is responsible for directing the Master Plan of Horasis - Binh Duong 2019; assigning tasks to units that formulate plans and approving detailed plans to organize activities. Head of Organizing Committee will assign specific tasks to each member and decide to establish Sub-Committees to serve the Organizing Committee.
People 's Committees of districts, towns and cities will thoroughly organize and widely propagate information to cadres, civil servants, officials, laborers and the entire people about the purpose, requirements and significance of hosting the Horasis - Binh Duong 2019; formulate plans and coordinate to organize support activities to serve the people on the occasion of organizing events; propagandize and mobilize people to actively participate in building cultural and civilized lifestyles and building new rural areas with the spirit of "respect, thoughtful and hospitality", especially businesses, resorts and tourist sites often have tourists to visit and entertain.
BEGIC - Morning of October 24, at the provincial Social Insurance, the People's Committee of Binh Duong province had a meeting with Steering Committee to implement the social insurance, health insurance and unemployment insurance policies in the province. Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of provincial People's Committee chaired the meeting.
According to the report, in the first 9 months of 2019, the whole province had 1,000,991 people participating in social insurance, reaching 95.88% of the plan assigned by Vietnam Social Insurance, an increase of 21,966 people compared to 2018; 960,995 people participating in unemployment insurance, reaching 84.9%, an increase of 894 people compared to May 2018; 1,981,208 people participating in health insurance, reaching 102.3% of the plan, exceeding 45,660 people, reaching 88.4% coverage (exceeding the target of 87.5%, assigned by the Prime Minister in Decision No. 1167/QD-TTg), an increase of 79,149 people compared to 2018. However, the development of voluntary social insurance is still low, with 4,037 participants, 48% of the plan assigned by Vietnam Social Insurance, the reason is that Binh Duong province has the highest rate of working-age laborers who have a job and participates in compulsory social insurance nationwide, therefore, the subjects to exploit voluntary social insurance are mainly temporary unemployed people, people who are near the working age, unofficial seasonal labor workers (people outside the province); besides, the propaganda and advocacy for voluntary social insurance participants does not have a synchronized and effective coordination.
The settlement and payment of social insurance, health insurance and unemployment insurance regimes are addressed promptly; at the same time, associated with the organization of specialized inspection, interdisciplinary inspection of the implementation of the Law on Social Insurance, the Law on Health Insurance, the work of medical examination and treatment with health insurance, payment of social insurance allowances at units and enterprises.
Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman speaks at the meeting
Concluding the meeting, Mr. Dang Minh Hung emphasized that social insurance, unemployment insurance and health insurance play a key and sustainable role in the social security system; in which, health insurance is the most important social policy, which is humane and deeply shared in the community, is highly respected by the Party and the State, always upholding in the system of social security policies. He suggested that in the coming time, branches and localities should coordinate to promote communication and advocacy; especially through the Fatherland Front Committee and mass organizations, the active participation of People's Committees of districts, towns and cities in the local socio-economic development program. In which propaganda on the policy of voluntary social insurance, household health insurance to members and all people in the province, ensuring the achievement of the target under Resolution No. 28-NQ/ TW is to have 1% of the labor force participating in voluntary social insurance. For voluntary social insurance, it is necessary to classify the objects for advocacy, specific as small businesses, freelance workers etc. find ways to propagate and mobilize. At the same time, it is necessary to strengthen the inspection and examination of units and enterprises, promptly propose handling of violations of law for the implementation of the law on social insurance, health insurance and unemployment insurance.
The meeting approved the draft Decision of the Provincial People's Committee to assign tasks to members of the Steering Committee for implementation of the policies of social insurance, health insurance and unemployment insurance in the province and Plan No. 5195/ KH-UBND of October 11th, 2019 of Binh Duong People's Committee, on implementation of the Government's Resolution No. 102/ NQ-CP of August 3rd, 2018 on the allocation of targets for developing social insurance participants, the period of 2019-2020 in Binh Duong province.