BEGIC - The plan to organize Binh Duong Smart City Conference is been released by Binh Duong provincial People's Committee.
BEGIC - The provincial People's
Committee has just issued a Decision on announcing the list of priority projects calling
for investment in the province period 2017-2020 (phase 1).
BEGIC - Afternoon 23rd
August, 2017, at Binh Duong Administrative Center, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem, Vice Secretary
of Binh Duong Party Committee cum Vice Chairman of Binh Duong Provincial People’s
Committee has presided over a meeting on the detailed planning of Binh Duong
new bus station project.
BEGIC - In the morning of June 2 at Thu Dau Mot City,
the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in collaboration with the
Department of Transport of Binh Duong Province held the launching ceremony of
parking lot for bus passengers at Becamex Tower.
BEGIC - On November 23, the MoU signing ceremony between Binh Duong PPC and Kolon Industry Inc. (South Korea) and the announcement of land lease contract between Becamex IDC Corp. and Kolon Industry Inc. took place in Binh Duong.
BEGIC - Along with the great industrial-urban development of Binh Duong in general and the province’s northern region in particular, the birth of Bau Bang urban-industrial park is seen an indispensable assertion in the development trend of the economic zone with flexible and potential development.
BEGIC - Morning Apr 4, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem, Deputy Secretary of
provincial Party Committee, Chairman of provincial People’s Committee
(PPC), chaired the PPC’s 96th session discussing issues: Binh Duong
urban development program in the 2016 – 2020, and 3 breakthrough
programs building new urban areas associated with upgrading, developing
TDM City and satellite towns. Mr. Tran Thanh Liem, Deputy Chairman of
PPC, also attended the meeting.
BEGIC - Binh Duong province’s golf course planning and development were
highly appreciated by the Central Institute of Development Strategies.
BEGIC - In 2015, province-based Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Parks
(VSIPs) continued being an attractive destination for investors. The
total amount of FDI capital flowing into the VSIPs last year was
US$538.8mln or 179.6% of the year’s plan.
BEGIC - Urban development program in the 2011-2015 period in Binh Duong
province has achieved important results, forming a foundation for
building up Binh Duong as a green, clean and beautiful industrial city
in the 2016-2020 period.
BEGIC - Viet Nam German University (VGU) has held its 10 anniversary of establishment (2008 – 2018).
Vu Duc Dam, member of the Central Party Committee, Deputy Prime Minister; Boris Rhein, Minister of Science and Arts of German Hassen State; Nguyen Van Phuc Deputy Minister of Training and Education Ministry; Nguyen Thien Nhan, Politburo member, Secretary of HCMC Party Committee; Tran Van Nam, Member of The Party Central Committee, Secretary of Binh Duong Party Committee, Head of the National Assembly Delegation of Binh Duong province; Tran Thanh Liem, Vice Secretary of provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Binh Duong provincial People's Committee; leaders of provincial People's Council, People's Committee and businesses, partners, lecturers, student..attended the ceremony.
Vu Duc Dam, Deputy Prime Minister had a talk with Tran van Nam, Secretary of provincial Party Committee
Delegates to the ceremony
VGU was founded in September 1st 2008 aiming at becoming Viet Nam's top leading university, study and research institute that will develop to the regional and international scale. It has now the staff of 150 who is professionally trained and can master at least one foreign language (English). Many of them had followed studying and accomplished the PhD programs in Germany. VGU is now in cooperation with 9 German top leading universities to train 11 programs including 5 for university level programs and 6 for graduate level ones. Approximately, 2,200 students of VGU have followed progressive training programs of German education. 674 students have graduated and been certificated by German's partner universities. Over 95% of graduate students have been well employed.
Vu Duc Dam, member of the Central Party Committee, Deputy Prime Minister addressed at the ceremony
Addressing the ceremony, Deputy prime minister Vu Duc Dam affirmed that VGU is considered the symbol of friendship and cooperation and the highlight of cooperation between Viet Nam and German's education. He emphasized the role of training and education in improving the competitiveness index of Viet Nam, especially in the background of 4.0 industry revolution while urging that VGU should continue perfect its organization and management to become the model of university that will spread out to other universities in Viet Nam. It should concentrate great sources and cooperate with potential partners to apply modern training programs internationally. The Deputy Prime Minister also mentioned the quality of lecturers, encouraged startups. "The success of VGU is not the number of graduate students who are employed but the number of projects, innovation and businesses from the startup programs of VGU itself" stressed Dam.
He added that VGU should further cooperate with modern universities, accelerating the construction for new facility. On behalf of Viet Nam's Government, he expressed his thanks to Government of Germany, Hassen State, World Bank, organizations and businesses for their kindly support and cooperation. He highly appreciated the contribution of Binh Duong and HCMC authorities and people to the development of VGU for the past 10 years.
Đại học Việt Đức và Công ty Siemens Việt Nam ký kết hợp tác đào tạo và nghiên cứu về công nghiệp 4.0.
On this occasion, VGU handed the Devotion Awards to individuals who have made excellent contribution to the development of VGU, the Awards of Excellent Teaching and the Awards of Social Responsibility to its staff. VGU and Siemens Cooperate signed the cooperation on 4.0 study and training.
Devotion Awards were offered to individuals who have made excellent contribution to the development of VGU
VGU and Siemens Cooperate signed the cooperation on 4.0 study and training
BEGIC - Mai Hung Dung, Standing Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee urged the Management Board of Smart City Project to set out good preparation for the international events held in Binh Duong by the end of this year.
At the working session related to this matter, organizations reported their preparation for the 20th anniversary of WTA (World Technopolis Association), the Horasis Asian Economic Forum and the development of Binh Duong Smart City Project.
Accordingly, the preparation for the 11th General Assembly of WTA, Hi-Tech Fair and the Global Innovation Forum 2018 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of WTA which will be held in Binh Duong from 10th to 12th October 2018 is promptly carried out.
After those events, Binh Duong will expectedly host the Horasis (The Asian Economic Forum) by November 2018. This forum aims at helping leaders to approach issues related to sustainable development, social challenges and investment. This is also considered the chance for cooperation between Asian and world top leading businesses.
In term of the development of Binh Duong Smart City Project, the functional organizations have actively implemented the plans in 2018 including the startup accelerator programs, the business incubators, the research to build the headquarter of Binh Duong smart city…..
Concluding the meeting, Mai Hung Dung highly evaluated the efforts of organizations while urging that organizations and sectors should concentrate carrying out the assigned tasks, boost the tasks of propagandizing for the important events and the smart city project.
BEGIC - Tran Thanh Liem, Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee presided over a working session with Trinh Thu Van, Head of Taiwanese Cheng Loong's Management Board.
At the reception, Ms Van revealed that Cheng Loong Cooperation has been established for 60. It is one of the world leaders in paper production. The cooperation has been working in Viet Nam or 14 years and Viet Nam becomes the potential destination for the cooperation's development. The biggest project with the initial capital of USD 289 million has been put into operation in Binh Duong. Ms. Van expressed her thanks to the support of the local authorities while promising that Cheng Loong Cooperation will maintain its business motto: royalty, prestige, environmental protection and devotion to social works. The cooperation will try to become one of the typical contributors to the development of Binh Duong.
Tran Thanh Liem, Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee offered souvenirs to Trinh Thu Van, Head of Taiwanese Cheng Loong's Management Board
The Chairman of Binh Duong provincial People's Committee Tran Thanh Liem informed that Taiwan is the top leader in terms of FDI projects and capital in Binh Duong, making great contributions to the local development. Binh Duong-based Taiwanese enterprises have worked along with Viet Nam's laws. Many have expanded their business and helped to establish other new enterprises. The Chairman of provincial People's Committee highly appreciated the project of Cheng Loong in Binh Duong and affirmed that Binh Duong will support, accompany and perceive the feedback of enterprises to help them run business effectively.
Trinh Thu Van, Head of Taiwanese Cheng Loong's Management Board handed souvenirs to Tran Thanh Liem, Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee
BEGIC - On the afternoon of August, the 29th, the Steering Committee of the 11th conference of the WTA General Assembly held a meeting at Binh Duong province's Administrative Center to listen to reports on preparation for events in celebration of the 20th WTA's anniversary.
Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the provincial People's Committee and head of the Steering Committee of the 11th conference of the WTA General Assembly presided over the meeting. Member of the provincial Standing Party Committee, Standing Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee, head of the organizing board of the 11th conference of the WTA General Assembly Mai Hung Dung attended the meeting.
According to reports of local departments and sectors, all preparation tasks have been made for the 11th conference of the WTA General Assembly; 2018 Global Innovation Forum, Hi-tech Fair on the occasion of the 20th WTA's anniversary to take place as planned from October, the 10th to the 12th, 2018 in Binh Duong. Local units have actively carried out preparation for meeting-halls, letters of invitation, propaganda…Promotional information is available at the website (www.binhduong.wtanet.org).
On August, the 16th, 2018, the WTA Chairman granted the decision to confirm Binh Duong as an official member of the WTA.
The website for the 11th conference of the WTA General Assembly (www.binhduong.wtanet.org) timely provides information of the event
Delivering his closing remarks at the meeting, Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Tran Thanh Liem asked local agencies and units to focus on launching their assigned duties. The Chairman reminded them to speed up propaganda for the event via mass media, with the most focus put on popularizing the event website for people to know and login to it. The agencies and units were also suggested to pay attention to the tasks of meeting and seeing off, arranging accommodation for international guests, contents of speeches of the Central and provincial leaders and they should arrange the programs suitably.
BEGIC - Tran Van Nam, Member of Party Central Committee, Secretary of Binh Duong Party Committee, Head of National Assembly Delegation of Binh Duong province received the delegation of Central Vietnam - Laos Friendship Association Led by Vilayvong Bouddakham, member of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party, Member of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly, Chairman of the Planning, Finance and Auditing Committee of the National Assembly, and Chairman of the Laos-Vietnam Friendship Association.
Secretary of Binh Duong Party Committee Tran Van Nam received Mr. Vilayvong Bouddakham
At the reception, Mr. Tran Van Nam said that the contribution of Vietnam – Laos Friendship Association has boosted the relation between the two countries, Binh Duong province and other localities. He affirmed that Binh Duong has nourished its traditional friendly relation with southern provinces of Laos. Beside the projects invested by Dau Tieng Viet – Lao Rubber Company, Binh Duong has invested in ceramics and building material production in Champasak province.
In addition to targeting at economic development, the company has actively participated in other social activities. In terms of human resources, Binh Duong has annually trained and offered scholarships to 10 students of Champasak who are studying in Binh Duong. 65 packs of scholarship have been handed in total. The province has also created favorable conditions for persons to have medical check-up and treatment. In the coming time, Binh Duong will continue to support and cooperate with localities of Laos to focus on training human resources and to accompany with the development of this country.
Secretary of Binh Duong Party Committee Tran Van Nam expressed at the reception
Secretary of Binh Duong Party Committee Tran Van Nam offered souvenirs to Mr. Vilayvong Bouddakham
Mr. Vilayvong Bouddakham reaffirmed that the relationship between the two countries will continue to be tightened. The contribution of Vietnam – Laos Friendship Association has always been honored. He expressed his thanks to active supports of Binh Duong, especially the amount of USD 25,000 to help Attapeu province in the hydroelectricity dam break-down. The Association has always paid great attention to training the traditions and the good relationship between the two Parties, Governments and Peoples. He hoped Binh Duong will continue to help localities of Laos and learn precious experiences of Binh Duong in FDI attraction and administrative reform.
Mr. Vilayvong Bouddakham offered souvenirs to Secretary of Binh Duong Party Committee Tran Van Nam
Delegates took photos at the reception
BEGIC - On the morning of August 20th, People's Committee of Binh Phuoc province held Investment Promotion Conference in Binh Phuoc province. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended and spoke at the conference. From Binh Duong province, Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of Provincial National Assembly Delegation; Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee; Mr. Nguyen Van Hung - Member of Standing Provincial Party Committee, General Director of Becamex IDC.
Mr. Tran Van Nam (middle) - Member of Party Central Committee, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Head of provincial National Assembly Delegation of Binh Duong province attend the conference
Mr. Tran Thanh Liem (right) - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Binh Duong provincial People's Committee and Mr. Nguyen Van Hung (middle) - Member of Standing Provincial Party Committee, General Director of Becamex IDC attend the conference
At the conference, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, former State President Nguyen Minh Triet, Binh Duong and Binh Phuoc provincial leaders witnessed the Binh Phuoc provincial People's Committee, Becamex IDC - investor of Binh Phuoc Becamex Industrial Complex and Urban Zone and other units sign commitment to support businesses to invest in Binh Phuoc Becamex Industrial Complex and Urban Zone. At the same time, Binh Duong provincial leaders and Binh Phuoc provincial leaders have granted investment certificates to 23 projects, of which 10 foreign investment projects in Binh Phuoc Becamex Industrial Complex and Urban Zone with a total registered capital of more than USD $ 312 million.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, former State President Nguyen Minh Triet, Binh Duong and Binh Phuoc provincial leaders witnessed the Binh Phuoc provincial People's Committee, Becamex IDC - investor of Binh Phuoc Becamex Industrial Complex and Urban Zone and other units sign commitment to support businesses to invest in Binh Phuoc Becamex Industrial Complex and Urban Zone.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, former State President Nguyen Minh Triet, Binh Duong and Binh Phuoc provincial leaders witnessed the Binh Phuoc provincial People's Committee, Becamex IDC - investor of Binh Phuoc Becamex Industrial Complex and Urban Zone and other units sign commitment to support businesses to invest in Binh Phuoc Becamex Industrial Complex and Urban Zone
Mr. Tran Van Nam (left) - Member of Central Party Committee, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Head of Provincial National Assembly Delegation; Mr. Tran Thanh Liem (right) - Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee hand over the certificate of investment and flowers to investors
Leaders of Binh Duong and Binh Phuoc provinces and investors take photo with the Prime Minister and the former State President
Mr. Nguyen Van Hung - General Director of Becamex IDC said "Binh Duong and Binh Phuoc are two friendly provinces sharing the Be River; Leaders of the two provinces have put high determination to work together to build a strategic orientation to bring Binh Phuoc from an agricultural economy into a bright spot in industrial development, a dynamic and creative region. The key breakthrough is the Binh Phuoc Becamex Industrial and Urban Complex Zone is gradually formed in the expectation of the government and people in the province. This will be the foundation and motivation to bring into full play the advantages and potential of this land, attracting many domestic and foreign businesses and many big economic groups to invest and contribute to economic and social development of Binh Phuoc province to a new level.
With the high determination of the province, Binh Phuoc Becamex Industrial and Urban Complex is planned and built to be the pillar of economic development of Binh Phuoc province, ready to welcome the trend and new chances of the Industrial Revolution 4.0.
Speaking at the conference, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc highly appreciated the achievements of Binh Phuoc province and the support of Binh Duong province. He hoped that Binh Phuoc and Binh Duong continue to resonate and supplement together, linking the value chain of the Southern key economic zone.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speak at the conference
With a planned total investment of project is more
than 20,000 billion Dongs, Becamex Binh Phuoc Industrial Complex and Urban Zone
project will be implemented in Chon Thanh District, Binh Phuoc with the total
area of 4600 hectares, of which 50 % land fund for urban and service construction;
50% for industrial development.
The project is planned to include industrial parks,
residential areas, and resettlement, which are designed and constructed in
accordance with modern and synchronous standards such as internal and external system
traffic connection, electricity, water supply, telecommunications, wastewater
treatment, greenery, ecological lakes, etc. ... to best serve for residents and investors.
The combination of building hard infrastructure, soft
infrastructure and social infrastructure will create a harmonious development space
between industry - urban - service, meeting urgent demands of investors, creating
stable jobs and an important step in the process of economic and social
development of Binh Phuoc province towards industrialization and modernization.
BEGIC - On August 17th, At Chungbuk Province (Korea), Delegation of Binh Duong Province led by Mr. Tran Thanh Liem- Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee- Chairman of Provincial People's Committee visited and witnessed the MOU Signing Ceremony on Cooperation between Eastern International University and Chungbuk National University; Becamex International Hospital and Hana General Hospital.
According to content of MOU on Cooperation between Eastern International University and Chungbuk National University; mutual exchange of lecturers, students, experts from short- term, long- term; training cooperation and academic research; development of extra-curricular educational activities in order to better understand the economics, culture of both countries Vietnam- Korea; collaboration in developing and improving the quality of university education.
The content of MOU on Cooperation between Becamex International Hospital and Hana General Hospital includes: mutual exchange of medical experts; to develop the quality of medical check, treatment through the consultation and development of new medical techniques; to serve Korean Business Community in Binh Duong and whole country.
BEGIC - On the morning of August 16th, Delegation of Binh Duong Province led by Mr. Tran Thanh Liem- Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee- Chairman of Provincial People's Committee visited and worked with Mr. Her Tae Jeong- New Mayor of Daejeon Metropolitan City (Korea) – New Chairman of World Technopolis Association (WTA).
At the meeting, on behalf of provincial leaders, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee congratulated Mr. Her Tae Jeong, New Mayor of Daejeon Metropolitan City. Chairman believes that, with leadership experience of Mr. Her Tae Jeong, Daejeon Metropolitan City will continue to gain more great achievements in construction and development of City. The Chairman looks forward for further developed cooperation between two localities of Binh Duong and Daejeon City. Especially, the supports of Daejeon Metropolitan City and Mr Her Tae Jeon in the construction of Binh Duong Smart City on basis of the signed MOU between two localities.
Chairman of Provincial People's Committee thanked the Deajeon Metropolitan City's leaders and WTA for the coordination, support and assistance during the past time, we simultaneously look forward to continuing receive the support and cooperation in the future. The Chairman wishes the friendly relation between Vietnam and Korea in general, as well as Binh Duong Province and Daejeon Metropolitan City in particular increasingly developed and prosperous.
Delegation works with WTA in Korea
In respond to Chairman of Provincial People's Committee, Mr. Her Tae Jeong congratulated Binh Duong Province for joining the WTA, and emphasized, in the past time, the relationship between Binh Duong Province and Daejeon Metropolitan City is getting better. He appreciated the economic development of Binh Duong Province; Daejeon Metropolitan City committed to actively support Binh Duong in the construction of Binh Duong Smart City and hoped to cooperate more deeply in the fields.
On this Occasion, New Mayor of Daejeon Metropolitan City cum New Chairman of WTA awarded the Decision of Certificate from Binh Duong Province to officially become member of WTA.
Binh Duong receive the Decision of Certificate for officially being a member of WTA
According to the plan, Delegation of Binh Duong Province will visit and sign cooperation with Chungbuk University of Medicine on August 17th 2018.
BEGIC - On the morning of August 14th, at Binh Duong Provincial Administrative Center, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee presided over the meeting of Senior leaders Delegation of Sharp Group (Japan) led by Mr. Hashimoto Yoshihiro - CEO of Sharp Group to learn investment environment in Binh Duong.
At the meeting, Mr. Hashimoto Yoshihiro said that currently, Sharp Group is manufacturing and trading 3 main fields: camera module, television and projection products, health and environmental products (washing machines, air conditioners ...). Sharp's products focus on high technology, improved health, environmental and energy savings. Sharp has been operating in Vietnam since 2009; Over the years, Sharp has grown steadily and has an important position in the market with the presence of distribution systems and electronics stores nationwide. On this occasion, Mr. Hashimoto Yoshihiro wants to explore investment environment in Binh Duong to build a factory producing high-tech camera module and smartphone screen with investment capital of about 2 billion US dollars. Mr. Hashimoto Yoshihiro added that, after studying the investment environment in many countries and many provinces and cities in Vietnam, he found that Binh Duong is a place where investment opportunities are favorable and appropriate. He hoped that, the province will create conditions for Sharp Group to invest in the future.
Welcoming Sharp Group’s investment in Binh Duong, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Vice Chairman of provincial People's Committee emphasized that, Binh Duong is located in the area of development of electricity, electronics and supporting industries. Therefore, the province always has many attractive investment policies for businesses to operating in the field of electronics and high technology applications. Besides, the provincial government always accompanies and creates an open investment environment; to promptly solve difficulties and proposals of businesses. In the coming time, the province will upgrade and expand waterway transportation system; research and build a railway system in order to provide optimal support for the transportation and circulation of goods. He hoped the Sharp Group would choose Binh Duong as the investment destination.
BEGIC - On the morning of August 11st, at Binh Duong provincial Exhibition and Convention Center, Eastern International University (EIU) held the 3rd Graduation Ceremony, 2018. Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of provincial People's Committee; EIU, Becamex IDC, partners and students were attended the ceremony.
Mr. Dang Minh Hung (right) - Vice Chairman of provincial People's Committee presents flower of provincial Party Committee, People's Council, People's Committee, Provincial Fatherland Front Committee for EIU
Speaking at the ceremony, Dr. Nguyen Van Phuc - Principal of EIU said, EIU was established in 2010 with goal and mission of training high quality human resources, creating motivation to attract investment for Binh Duong province and the whole society. Conducting survey of businesses in the province and neighboring provinces and cities, EIU understands the need and trend of high quality human resources of organizations and businesses that are concentrated in economic, technical and medical fields, thereby offering realistic training programs, according to international standards. Not only focus on training program, EIU has invested in facilities to create an ideal learning environment and serve scientific research and start-up ideas. Students are learning and practicing in modern environment, in addition, students are developing innovative ideas, scientific research at the Startup Centers, Labs with modern technology etc. Graduates have stable jobs, right professional, which highly appreciated by units, organizations and businesses.
At the ceremony, the University awarded certificate for Phase 1, 2018 to 191 new graduates, engineers.
Dr. Nguyen Van Phuc - Principal of EIU awards Graduation Certificates to the new graduates, engineer
Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of provincial People's Committee presents awards to the new graduates, engineer
BEGIC - On the morning of August 14th, at Thu Dau Mot City, VSIP Charity Foundation (Binh Duong) cooperated with Binh Duong provincial VSIP Labor Union to organize VSIP Scholarship Grating Ceremony 2018 for disadvantaged labor workers and students in the province.
At the ceremony, 252 scholarships were awarded to students with a total value of 550 million VND.
In Binh Duong province, VSIP Scholarship is one of the significant projects in the community activities of VSIP Charity Foundation, was established by Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park Joint-Venture Company (VSIP) and VSIP's customers in Binh Duong. Up to now, the scholarship program has supported over 1,400 cases, with a total amount of up to VND 4 billion.
Started in 2003, VSIP Charity Foundation (Binh Duong) has raised nearly VND 20 billion and regularly implemented community activities in the province such as: VSIP Charity Day, building charity houses, gratitude houses for difficult families, caring and financial support for Vietnamese Heroic Mothers, visiting and giving gifts to orphan centers, repairing and upgrading schools, donating libraries, equipment and school supplies.
Ms. Tran Thi Anh Dao - President of VSIP Charity Foundation grants VSIP 2018 Scholarships to disadvantaged labor workers and students in provinces
TTĐT - On August 8th, the delegation of Binh Duong province led by Mr. Le Phu Hoa - Director of Foreign Affairs Department visited and sent letters from Secretary of Binh Duong provincial Party Committee to Mr. Let Saynhaphon - Secretary, Governor of Attapeu Province (Lao People's Democratic Republic).
On behalf of Binh Duong provincial leaders, Mr. Le Phu Hoa shared the words of leaders and people of Binh Duong province in the face of difficulties and losses that the people of Attapeu province encountered in the dam breakdown; at the same time, expressing the belief of high determination of the leaders, the province will quickly overcome the consequences to soon stabilize the life of people.
Director of Foreign Affairs Department sent letters from Secretary of Binh Duong provincial Party Committee to Secretary, Governor of Attapeu Province
The delegation gave US $ 25,000 to support the people of Attapeu Province to overcome the breakdown consequences of the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy Hydropower Dam in Sanamxay District, Attapeu Province.
Secretary, Governor of Attapeu province thanked the attention and support of Binh Duong province for Attapeu province in recent years, especially special feelings of leaders and people of Binh Duong province for Attapeu province in this difficult time.
Giving money to Attapeu province
BEGIC - Afternoon of August 3rd, at Thu Dau Mot City, People's Committee of Binh Duong province in collaboration with Advance International Company (AIC) held a seminar to report architecture framework and demonstration solutions to build Binh Duong province into smart city.
Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of Party Central Committee, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Head of Steering Committee of Binh Duong Smart City Scheme; Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of provincial Party Committee, Chairman of provincial People's Committee, Chairman of the Advisory Council of Binh Duong Triple Helix Model; Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Member of Provincial Party Committee, Standing Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee, Head of Management Board of Binh Duong Smart City; leaders of departments, branches and unions of the province.
Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee introduces the opening speech for seminar
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. Mai Hung Dung said, Binh Duong project has basically completed the foundation phase, strategic direction, implementation of breakthrough projects to launch and start the new phase, which is implementing specific projects in a uniform and comprehensive manners, with the participation of the entire system, contributing more powerful and practical, creating groundbreaking premise of social-economic development of Binh Duong province. For the project to be widely deployed and actually put into practice, in 2018, the province will promote propaganda and rapidly deploy programs and projects of branches, sectors, especially the programs which serve the interests of the community and businesses. Therefore, today's seminar will propose architecture framework and solutions to deploy Binh Duong smart urban construction as the target of the proposed Smart City Scheme.
International experts present Binh Duong smart urban construction solution
At the seminar, international experts and AIC introduced the general architecture of Smart City and demonstrated solutions on information technology platform, integrated axis and operation center of Binh Duong province, center of socio-economic forecast, smart traffic, urban management, urban lighting, intelligent education, smart health, smart job training, safe city, network security, emergency rescue center EOC etc. to build Binh Duong into a smart city.
According to international experts, in order to successfully deploy urban city, Binh Duong should note the construction process, there must be master plan, including financial resources, investment plans, management and operation of items in the process of construction and decentralization of state administrative agencies. The construction of smart urban management center should ensure connectivity, compatibility and synchronization with existing operational centers and centers operating in selected smart urban construction pilot.
BEGIC - Afternoon of July 30th, at Administrative Center of Binh Duong province, Provincial People's Committee held a regular meeting in July 2018 through a report on the direction of provincial People's Committee and socio-economic situation, national defense and security in July 2018. Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of provincial Party Committee, Chairman of provincial People's Committee presided over the meeting. Vice Chairmen, members of provincial People's Committee and leaders of departments, branches and localities were attended the meeting.
According to the report, the industrial production index of July in the province increased by 7.1% over the previous month. Estimated total retail sales of goods and services reached 15,900 billion dong. Export turnover is estimated at US $ 2 billion and import turnover is estimated at US $ 1.6 billion. The seven-month trade surplus reached nearly $ 2.9 billion. Within this month, Binh Duong has attracted US $ 177 million worth of investment capital, raising the total FDI capital to US $ 850 million since the beginning of the year. Meanwhile, estimated budget of the first 7 months of the province is 29,500 billion dong, up 9% over the same period. Social security has also been guaranteed. The province has organized practical activities of gratitude on the occasion of the 71th anniversary of Martyrs' Day with a cost of 16.4 billion dong. The field of labor - employment, education - training, health care, culture - sports - tourism, science - technology has many positive changes. Defense is strengthened, political security is maintained.
Overview of the conference
The meeting also reviewed the drafts: Report on the implementation of Program No. 34-CTr/ TU of provincial Party Committee on investment attraction renewal in the period 2016-2020; Socio-economic Development Plan, Public Investment Plan in 2019; Plan on implementation of Program No. 77-CTr / TU dated May 11st 2018 of Standing Committee of Provincial Party Committee on reorganizing and renovating the organization and management system, improving quality and effectiveness of operation of public service units of Binh Duong province for the period of 2018-2020; Plan on implementation of Program No. 78-CTr/TU dated May 11st 2018 of Standing Committee of provincial Party Committee on population work in the new situation; Plan on implementation of Program 79-Ctr/TU dated May 11st 2018 of Standing Committee of provincial Party Committee on strengthening the protection, care and improvement of people's health in the new situation.
Concluding the meeting, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Chairman of provincial People's Committee highly appreciated the efforts of provincial People's Committee, departments and branches in the past and requested departments, localities to strictly implement the tasks and solutions as directed by the Government, the Prime Minister, the provincial Party Committee and the Provincial People's Council on tasks in the last 6 months of 2018. At the same time, based on the functions and tasks, drastically direct the implementation of groups of tasks and solutions from now to the end of the year, strive to reach and exceed the targets of socio-economic development in 2018. Organizing business dialogue in order to solve problems and difficulties, improve business environment as well as operating the state budget in accordance to the assigned estimates, budget savings strictly, thoroughly.
BEGIC - Afternoon of July 30th, at Administrative Center of Binh Duong province, Mr. Huynh Thanh Long - Member of Standing Committee of Provincial Party Committee, Standing Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Council presided over the Delegation of Union of Parliamentarians of the People's Council of Yamaguchi Prefecture (Japan) by Mr. Shintani Kazuhiko - Chairman of the Union of Parliamentarians and Parliamentarians of the Yamaguchi Provincial People's Council as Head of delegation visited and worked with Binh Duong province.
At the meeting, Mr. Huynh Thanh Long said, friendship relations between Binh Duong province and Yamaguchi Prefecture was established on December 25th 2014, up to now, two localities have had practical cooperative activities in the field of education and tourism development. In addition, the two sides regularly organize trade promotion and investment delegations to explore opportunities for cooperation and investment. Japan currently has 289 projects with total investment capital of nearly US$ 5 billion, ranking 2nd among 63 countries and territories investing in Binh Duong province. He added, after a business trip of Binh Duong provincial People's Council delegation to Yamaguchi in March 2018, there are Japanese enterprises looking to invest in Binh Duong on building nursing homes; this is the lack of models in Binh Duong as well as in developed localities of Vietnam. Therefore, the province is ready to create conditions for businesses to promote investment in Binh Duong. He hoped to further improve friendly relation between the two elected bodies in particular and between the two localities in general.
Mr. Huynh Thanh Long - Member of Standing Committee of Provincial Party Committee, Standing Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Council presents flower to Mr. Shintani Kazuhiko - Chairman of the Union of Parliamentarians and Parliamentarians of the Yamaguchi Provincial People's Council
Mr. Shintani Kazuhiko gladded to visit Binh Duong 2nd times and received warm welcome from the province. He found that Binh Duong is now developing rapidly and dynamically. He said that in the past, two localities have had intimate relationship, mutual interest and support. In the future, Yamaguchi will continue to support Binh Duong in science and technology, high technology application in production.
Mr. Huynh Thanh Long - Member of Standing Committee of Provincial Party Committee, Standing Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Council presents souvenir to Mr. Shintani Kazuhiko - Chairman of the Union of Parliamentarians and Parliamentarians of the Yamaguchi Provincial People's Council
Delegates take picture
Same morning, Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee welcomes the Delegation of Union of Parliamentarians of the People's Council of Yamaguchi Prefecture.
Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee appreciated the contribution of Japanese businesses to the socio-economic development of Binh Duong province. In addition to the development investment, Japanese businesses also carry out many social welfare works, helping the poor, granting scholarships to students in the province. Under the pressure of growing population and increasing demand, Binh Duong is facing difficulties in social security, health care, education and infrastructure. He hoped that, in the coming time, Yamaguchi will continue to support Binh Duong on investing in high technology applications, improving productivity and product quality; human resources training in a sustainable manner.
Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee welcomes Mr. Shintani Kazuhiko - Chairman of the Union of Parliamentarians and Parliamentarians of the Yamaguchi Provincial People's Council
Responding to Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee, Mr. Shintani Kazuhiko will always accompany the development of Binh Duong. Thereby, tighten the friendly relation between the two localities.
BEGIC - Morning of July 30th, at the Provincial Convention and Exhibition Center, the provincial People's Committee held a dialogue with foreign-invested businesses in the province. Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of Central Party Committee, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Head of provincial National Assembly Delegation; Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of provincial Party Committee, Chairman of provincial People's Committee presided over the meeting, representatives of departments and agencies, Consulate General of India, Netherlands, Malaysia and Singapore in Ho Chi Minh City; representatives of foreign businesses operating in Binh Duong province.
At the dialogue, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Truc - Director of Planning and Investment Department, over the past few years, by putting efforts in investment environment improvement launched by the Government, Binh Duong has made great strides in attracting investment, contributing to the province to maintain high growth rate and continues to be the locality with dynamic economic development of the whole country and of the Southern Key Economic Zone. In 2017, the total foreign investment capital of the province reached nearly US$ 2 billion 810 million, up 133% over the same period. In the first 6 months of 2018, total foreign investment reached US$ 853.5 million. Province's fields and sectors that have priority in attracting investment such as electricity, electronics, mechanical engineering, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, commercial services ... continue to be attracted by many investors. Up to now, Binh Duong has 3,397 valid projects with a total registered investment capital of US$ 30.95 billion, ranking 3rd nationwide (after Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi) in term of attracting foreign investment.
Business representative speaks at business dialogue
Mr. Nguyen Phuoc Viet Dung - The Director of Binh Duong Customs Department answers the opinions of business
Discussing with provincial leaders, businesses expressed the impression of socio-economic development and investment attraction of Binh Duong province. Many companies and foreign corporations continue to choose Binh Duong for investment as a good signal in attracting investment, proving provincial investment environment has always been an attractive destination for both domestic and foreign businesses. At the same time, discussing many issues related to the new customs clearance regulations of the General Department of Customs, applying social insurance for foreigners working in Vietnam, supporting policies of Binh Duong province by encouraged sectors and fields; forecasting the situation of labor resources of the province in the coming years etc. Businesses recommend functional departments to consider employee overtime regulations. Recommendations and proposals of businesses have been specifically answered by the departments.
Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of Central Party Committee, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Head of provincial National Assembly Delegation speeches at the business dialogue
Speaking at the business dialogue, Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of Central Party Committee, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Head of provincial National Assembly Delegation highly appreciated the effectiveness of foreign investment projects in Binh Duong province, which is an important source of economic development in Binh Duong. He affirmed that provincial leaders are committed to creating the best conditions for businesses to have the best achievements on the basis of the laws of Vietnam. Provincial leaders are willing to share difficulties and challenges with businesses; together with businesses to solve problems and obstacles so that businesses can have the best development in the process of investment, production and business.
Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of provincial Party Committee, Chairman of provincial People's Committee concludes at the business dialogue
Concluding at the business dialogue, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Chairman of provincial People's Committee said, in the coming time, the province will continue to focus on improving investment environment, enhancing the competitiveness and boosting the support of investment development of businesses in the province. The province will focus resources to invest in improving socio-economic infrastructure such as: transport, water supply, electricity, environmental treatment etc. to plan the expansion of industrial parks, create clean land fund for investment attraction. Implementing human resources training, building social houses and houses for workers, which supply sufficient and timely labor sources for businesses to invest in the province. Concentrate on developing high-quality services to meet the requirements of business production and demand of industrial and urban development of the province. The province will continue to reform administrative procedures to ensure transparency, simplicity and create the most favorable conditions for businesses to invest. At the same time, ensuring security, social order and safety, which create favorable conditions for businesses to invest, produce and work in Binh Duong.
BEGIC - Afternoon of July 23rd, at Administrative Center of Binh Duong province, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Vice Chairman of provincial People's Committee welcomes Mr. Fukuda Naoyuki – General Director of Saigon Stec Co., Ltd.
At the meeting, Mr. Fukuda Naoyuki said, Saigon Stec Company under Sharp Takaya Corporation (Japan) was established in 2007, operating in the field of manufacturing electronic components, camera module and high technology application. In Binh Duong, in 2015, Sai Gon Stec officially commenced phase 4 of plant construction in Vietnam - Singapore Industrial Park II. Mr. Fukuda Naoyuki - General Director appreciated the cooperation and support from Binh Duong province, which create conditions for Saigon Stec to develop and expand. It is expected that, in the coming time, Sai Gon Stec will build a new factory in Binh Duong specializing in high-tech applications in manufacturing household appliances.
Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Vice Chairman of provincial People's Committee presents souvenir to Mr. Fukuda Naoyuki – General Director of Saigon Stec Co., Ltd.
Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Vice Chairman of provincial People's Committee affirmed that, Binh Duong always accompanied and created a favorable investment environment for businesses. Every year, the province has policies to create opportunities for businesses to operate better and promptly solve difficulties and proposals of businesses; as well as associated training for workers at universities, colleges and vocational training centers in the province. Vice Chairman hoped, Saigon Stec and Sharp Takaya Corporation will continue to expand investment in Binh Duong. From province side, we will continue to accompany Saigon Stec in particular and businesses in general, to have the best investment environment.
BEGIC - Provincial People's Committee has promulgated the Decision on ratifying the detail scheme of river port, inland port system in Binh Duong to 2020 and the vision to 2030.
The Scheme revealed that Binh Duong province will strive to develop the system of river ports and inland ports to meet the demand of transporting over 8 tons of goods and more than 3 million turns of passengers in 2020. The figures will be expected up to 20 tons of goods and nearly 6 million turns of passengers in 2025 and 40 million tons of goods and 8 million turns of passengers after 2025. The transportation volume by waterway accounts for 15% of the total transportation demand of the province.
The provincial Department of Transportation will cooperate with relevant organizations, people's committees of districts and city to build up the plans for the inland ports including 10 ports of goods transportation, 1 port of passenger transportation and 7 ports of special purposes. Some ports of goods transportation will be eradicated, other ports for passenger transportation will be improved.
BEGIC - Ministry of Information & Communications has revealed the 2017 ranking table of IT application and E-Government in ministries, ministerial – level agencies, agencies under the management of government and cities and provinces. Accordingly, Binh Duong Portal is ranked 11th on the table and Binh Dung Portal has made big leaps forward to the top.
In 2016, Binh Duong Portal was ranked 44th out of 63 cities and provinces. In 2017, the effectiveness of portals of cities and provinces included 28 criteria. As a result, Binh Duong Portal obtained 0.948 points with 54 over 60 criteria at the highest points, ranking top of the list.
Binh Duong Portal ranked top over 63 cities and provinces
In 2017, 19 out of 22 agencies of ministries and ministerial – level agencies were under the survey. The top 5 respectively included the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Science and Technologies, Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The top 10 of cities and provinces in IT application and E-Government development incuded Thua Thien – Hue, Da Nang, Lam Dong, Quang Ninh, HCMC, Lao Cai, Khanh Hoa, An Giang, Tien Giang and Ha Tinh. Binh Duong province dropped 2 ranks at 11th compared to its position in 2016.
Index of IT application and E-Government Development of Binh Duong province in 2017
BEGIC - Tran Thanh Liem, Deputy Secretary of provincial Party Committee, Chairman of provincial People's Committee accompanied with the delegation of leaders of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, leaders of cities of Ha Noi, Hai Phong, and Quang Nam province to attend the Summit of WCS 2018 in Singapore.
In July 8th 2018, the delegation of Viet Nam joined the 6th ASEAN Mayors Forum, signed the Singaporean Declaration about sustainable environment and participate the ceremony to reveal the ASEAN smart cities network.
160 Mayors, Governors and localities' leaders from 125 countries and territories together with leaders of organizations, enterprises worldwide participated in the forum. The title: sustainable and worth living cities: master the future through creativeness and cooperation, the forum included 2 discussions. The first was taking advantage of breakthrough creativeness to develop smart cities and the second was attracting financial resources for urban infrastructure projects.
On behalf of Viet Nam's delegation, Nguyen Van Suu, Standing Deputy Chairman of Ha Noi's People's Committee spoke of the vision and strategies to develop smart cities, E-Government development of Viet Nam and Ha Noi city.
Binh Duong provincial People's Committee's Chairman Tran Thanh Liem (middle) accompanied the delegation to participated in the 2018 WCS in Singapore
From 9 to 11 of July, the delegation of Viet Nam will attend the Lee Kuan Yew Prize Award Ceremony and other workshops about urban management and other issues.
World City Summit was
hosted by Singaporean National Development Ministry from 8 to 12 of July, 2018
in Singapore. The Summit included main contents: WCS opening ceremony,
Singaporean International Water Week, Singaporean Clean Environment Summit, Lee
Kuan Yew World City Prize Award and Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize Award Ceremony,
workshops on building smart cities and related matters such as urban plan and
management, adopting capabilities of cities, financial matters, renovation and
breakthrough to develop smart cities and PPP (Public Private Partnership).
BEGIC - Late July 6th 2018, Dang Minh Hung, Vice-Chairman of provincial People's Committee received the delegation of the Association of People Loving Vietnam in the Republic of Korea (VESAMO) led by Chang Ho Ick, the chairman of the Association.
Mr. Chang Ho Ick thanked local authorities for warm welcome, while saying that VESAMO was founded in 2002 under the management of South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It has more than 100 members including scholars, lawyers, customers, artists, painters mainly in Busan, Ulsan and Kyeongnam. VESAMO has helped and supports Vietnamese people to South Korea and organized social activities to build up the mutual cooperation and friendship between the two countries such as: the Walk in commemoration of great events, donation for needy children and the victims of Orange Agent/Dioxin in Vietnam. He affirmed that members of VESAMO share the same love for Viet Nam and will try to promote cultural exchanges and the friendship between South Korea and Vietnam in general and South Korea and Binh Duong in particular.
Dang Minh Hung, Vice-Chairman of provincial People's Committee offered souvenirs to Chang Ho Ick, VESAMO's chairman
Expressing his grateful thanks to the contributions of VESAMO to Viet Nam and Binh Duong, Dang Minh Hung, Vice-Chairman of provincial People's Committee expected that VESAMO will continue to help Vietnamese who are living and working n Korea; organize meaningful activities to help needy students, victims of Orange Agent/Dioxin; boost cultural exchanges and support Vietnamese students, laborers and brides to stabilize their lives in Korea.
Representatives took photos at the reception
Early July 6th 2018, VESAMO visited
Ms Dang Kim Anh in Dau Tieng District and offered her a house valued at USD
3,000. The delegation also handed 30 packs of gifts, each valued at USD 150 to
victims of Orange Agent/Dioxin.
BEGIC - Early July 5, Tran Thanh Liem, Vice-Chairman of provincial People's Committee received Hanif Salim, the new Consul General of Indonesia in HCM city.
Mr.Hanif Salim expressed his delight when taking his new tenure in Vietnam, saying that Viet Nam and Indonesia shares certain cultural and historic characteristics. After 40 years of establishment, the relationship between Vietnam and Indonesia has got more tightened with remarkable economic achievements. He said that Binh Duong is a locality with flexible development full of potentials for investors. After the visit, he will call for big investors from Indonesia to make investment in Binh Duong. He also wanted that along with economic cooperation, Vietnam and Indonesia will boost cooperation in terms of culture, society and tourism so that people of the two countries have a chance to understand mutually and get closer.
Hanif Salim - the new Consul General of Indonesia in HCM city offered souvenir to Tran Thanh Liem, Vice-Chairman of provincial People's Committee
Mr.Liem said that Binh Duong has so far absorbed 13 enterprises from Indonesia with a total investment capital of around US$100million. The province has always accompanied and created favorable conditions for investors to work. He hoped that after the visit, Mr.Hanif Salim will introduce more Indonesian investors to Binh Duong. He wished the New Consul General success in his tenure, contributing to consolidating the friendship and cooperation between Viet Nam and Indonesia.
Representatives took photos at the reception
BEGIC - Late June 29, Viet Nam Technology and Telecommunication (VNTT) and the Eastern International University held a ceremony to sign cooperation agreement in the field of information technology.
the event was Nguyen Van Hung, Member of Provincial Standing Party Committee,
Director General of Becamex IDC. Corporation; Nguyen Tan Loi, Chairman of Board
of Directors of EIU; Giang Quoc Dung, CEO of VNTT.
of VNTT and EIU signed MoU agreement
Both sides will cooperate in the fields of training and researching, exchanging lecturers and trainees, implementing the scheme to train IT human resource, period 2017 – 2020 by the Ministry of Training and Education. EIU will sketch out training programs in accordance with the requirements of VNTT. In returns, VNTT will accept students of EIU. This is considered an important cooperation in carrying out the project to build Binh Duong Smart city following the Triplex Helix model
Giang Quoc Dung, CEO of VNTT revealed that the cooperation between VNTT and EIU is expected to bring positive changes in training high skilled workforce for enterprises and to solve challenges in technology and management.
Representatives took photos at the signing ceremony
BEGIC - Late June 29, Korea – Viet Nam Footwear Industries Association was established at a ceremony held in Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center. The event welcomed Tran Thanh Liem, Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee; Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh, Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Council; representatives of General Consulate of Korea in HCMC, leaders of provincial departments and sectors; and enterprises of Korea and Viet Nam.
Tran Thanh Liem, Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee offered flowers to congratulate the founding of the Association
Addressing the ceremony, Lee Young Man, president of Korea – Viet Nam Footwear Industries Association revealed over 100 Korean enterprises are investing in leather and footwear industries mainly in Binh Duong province. The Association is founded with 90 members, aiming at fostering the development of footwear industries in Viet Nam. It also focuses on enhancing the competitiveness through exchanging and cooperating programs between Korea, Viet Nam and other countries. The Association when operational is expected to create favorable conditions for enterprises to cooperate and improve their competitiveness. It hopes to raise its members up to 120 in 2018.
Footwear Industries Associations of Korea, Indonesia, and Korea – Viet Nam signed MoU agreements
Representatives took photos at the ceremony
At the ceremony, Footwear Industries Associations of Korea, Indonesia, and Korea – Viet Nam signed MoU agreements to cooperate and develop the network and production techniques in footwear industries.
BEGIC - Late June 27, Binh Duong provincial People's Committee in cooperation with Finnish Embassy in Viet Nam held a workshop on sharing Finland's experience to build smart cities and innovative eco-systems.
At the workshop, the Finnish experts introduced successful solutions and models to develop smart city and innovative eco-system to help Binh Duong in the process of becoming the global destination through the smart infrastructure operation.
Attending the event was Mai Hung Dung, Member of Provincial Standing Party Committee, Standing Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee; Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh, Vice Chairwoman of the Provincial People's Council; Leaders of Finnish Embassy in Vietnam; Finland's experts and leaders of provincial departments and sectors.
Mai Hung Dung, Standing Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee addressed to open the workshop
Representatives at the workshop
Speaking at the workshop, Mai Hung Dung emphasized that Finland is always in the top 10 countries in the world in the index of Global Innovation Index (GII) and Global Competitiveness Index (GCI). The country has been in the top performers on public service, university education, enterprises' innovation, public – private cooperation….The success of Finland in promoting economic growth and sustainable development based on innovation is a valuable experience for reference.
Mr. Jukka Viitanen introduced experiences on innovation
Innovation Partnership Program – IPP is one of
the examples on the cooperation between both countries in the field of
innovation. The focus is to promote sustainable economic development through
supporting and developing innovative activities, improving the quality of
universities, sponsoring high potential innovative startup projects and
connecting Viet Nam to global commercial opportunities. Those are the targets
of Binh Duong in developing it into a smart city and implementing the province’s
BEGIC - Late June 21st 2018, Dang Minh Hung, the Deputy Chairman of Provincial People's Committee received Noel Servigon, the Filipino Ambassador to Vietnam.
The Deputy Chairman briefed the socio-economic development of Binh Duong Province. He said Philippines has had 6 investment projects in Binh Duong with the working capital of USD 74.2 million. 450 Filipino experts and employees are now living and working in the locality, mainly in teaching foreign languages in schools and language centers. In addition, Binh Duong has cooperated with certain Filipino universities to train the workforce. In the coming time, Binh Duong will focus on expanding the IPs, developing the infrastructure and creating good business climate for enterprises. Mr. Hung expected that after this visit, the Ambassador will introduce more Filipino enterprises and experts to Binh Duong to learn about the business climate and opportunities as well as boost the cooperation between Binh Duong and localities of Philippines.
Dang Minh Hung, the Deputy Chairman of Provincial People's Committee presented souvenirs to Noel Servigon, the Filipino Ambassador to Vietnam
In his reply, Noel Servigon, the Filipino Ambassador to Vietnam informed of the increasing quantity of Vietnamese students getting to the Philippines to study. Aside from projects in Binh Duong, the Philippines aims at greater cooperation of education and training of human resources for the province. He hoped Binh Duong authorities will create favorable conditions for Filipino enterprises, universities and employees to invest and work in Binh Duong.
Dang Minh Hung, the Deputy Chairman of Provincial People's Committee took photos with Noel Servigon, the Filipino Ambassador to Vietnam
BEGIC - On June 20 tháng năm 2018, Trần Thanh Liêm, Phó Chủ tịch UBND tỉnh chủ trì một cuộc họp làm việc với đoàn công tác của Cơ quan Hợp tác Quốc tế Nhật Bản, dẫn đầu bởi Izaki Hiroshi, Trưởng Văn phòng đại diện của JCA tại TP.HCM về kết quả của khảo sát dự án cải thiện cơ sở hạ tầng giao thông công cộng tại Bình Dương.
Dự án nhằm cải thiện cơ sở hạ tầng giao thông công cộng và tuyến đường xe buýt nhanh Giao thông vận tải (BRT) nối Bình Dương thành phố mới để Suối Tiên dự kiến sẽ rút ngắn vận chuyển giữa Bình Dương, TP Hồ Chí Minh và tỉnh Đồng Nai. BRT sẽ kết nối các khu đô thị Dĩ An, Thuận An, Thủ Dầu Một, thành phố mới Bình Dương với TP.HCM, tăng số lượng người sử dụng dịch vụ tuyến Metro 1 (Bến Thành - Suối Tiên), khuyến khích sử dụng công chúng vận chuyển và đặt nền móng để phát triển tuyến Metro 1 đi Bình Dương và Đồng Nai. Dự án cũng được dự kiến sẽ giải quyết tình trạng kẹt xe tại địa phương.
Dựa trên kết quả của cuộc khảo sát và nghiên cứu thực hiện của JICA, hai bên đã thảo luận thêm về nhu cầu của cộng đồng trong việc sử dụng BRT, điều chỉnh quy mô của dự án và các vấn đề liên quan khác.
Ông Izaki Hiroshi tiết lộ rằng vào cuối tháng 6 năm 2018, đoàn sẽ hoàn thành báo cáo và trình Ủy ban nhân dân tỉnh. Ông hy vọng các cơ quan chức năng tỉnh, các sở, ban ngành sẽ hỗ trợ để đạt được sự chấp thuận và đưa dự án vào hoạt động.
Trần Thanh Liêm, Phó Chủ tịch UBND tỉnh nhấn mạnh rằng đây là một dự án trọng điểm đòi hỏi sự chuẩn bị đầy đủ từ cả hai phía. JICA sẽ tiếp tục giúp Bình Dương triển khai các giai đoạn tiếp theo của dự án, bổ sung Liêm.
BEGIC - Late June 18th 2018, Tran Thanh Liem, Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee chaired a meeting to receive the delegation of South Korea's Daejeon Metropolitan City Council led by Kim Kyong Hun, Chairman of Daejeon Metropolitan City Council.
At the reception, Mr. Liem highly appreciated the contribution of Korean enterprises to the development of Binh Duong. He said with nearly 700 enterprises capitalized at about USD 3 billion, Korea is ranked fourth among countries and territories having invested in the locality. These enterprises paid much attention to local social welfare tasks. Since official cooperation in 2005, Binh Duong and Daejeon city have held many activities to boost experience exchange and cooperation in different fields. I the coming time, Binh Duong will host 2018 WTA General Assembly and hopes to receive supports from Daejeon city and other organizations of South Korea.
Tran Thanh Liem, Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee received Kim Kyong Hun, Chairman of Daejeon Metropolitan City Council
Kim Kyong Hun, Chairman of Daejeon Metropolitan City Council affirmed that Binh Duong has its potentials for development and the cooperation between the 2 localities is vital. He expected that in the coming time, Binh Duong and Daejeon will boost cooperation in all fields while wishing Binh Duong success in hosting 2018 WTA General Assembly.
Tran Thanh Liem, Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee took photos with the delegation of South Korea's Daejeon Metropolitan City Council
BEGIC - Early June 18, Mai Hung Dung, member of provincial Party Standing Committee, Permanent Vice-Chairman of provincial People's Committee received Kyle Nunas, Canadian Consul General in HCM city.
At the reception, Mr.Kyle Nunas said that Vietnam and Canada have established mutual friendship and cooperation for more than 40 years. Bilateral cooperation in the fields of protecting the environment and combating climate change is now the top priority. In the coming time, Canada will create technical initiatives to support Vietnam in infrastructure development and waste treatment. He also expressed his impression at Binh Duong's development and said that a delegation of Canadian enterprises in waste treatment and clean technology development will pay a visit to Binh Duong in July, 2018 in research of investment opportunities. In addition, Canada will advocate Binh Duong in investment development under the "public-private partnership" (PPP) form.
Mai Hung Dung, member of provincial Party Standing Committee, Permanent Vice-Chairman of provincial People's Committee received Kyle Nunas, Canadian Consul General in HCM city
Mr. Dung hoped that after the visit, many Canadian enterprises will visit Binh Duong and learn about the local investment climate, especially in terms of waste treatment, environmental protection and technical infrastructure as well as experience exchange to develop PPP form in Binh Duong, tightening the bilateral friendship between the two countries. Binh Duong will also have opportunities to cooperate with other localities of Canada, he added.
Mai Hung Dung, member of provincial Party Standing Committee, Permanent Vice-Chairman of provincial People's Committee offered souvenir to Kyle Nunas, Canadian Consul General in HCM city