BEGIC - On the morning of August 5th, at the Administrative Center of Binh Duong Province, the Standing Committee of the Provincial Party Committee held a ceremony to award decisions on cadre work. Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao – Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee and Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee chaired the ceremony.
BEGIC - In the morning of August 07th, 2019, Binh Duong province hold the Conference on meeting with industries associations and domestic businesses of the province at Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center.
BEGIC - In the morning of July 30th, 2019, at the Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center, the People's Committee of Binh Duong province hold the Dialogue with Korean investors in Binh Duong province. This program is hold annually aiming to listen the suggestion and proposition and promptly create the favorable conditions to businesses.
BEGIC- In the afternoon of July 29th, 2019, Mr. Mai Hung Dung, Standing Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee had a working session with Mr. Hemant Rupani, Managing Director of Mondelez Kinh Do Viet Nam Joint Stock Company.
BEGIC - In the afternoon of July 25th, 2019, Mr. Mai Hung Dung, Standing Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee received Mr. Sung-Moo Hong, Chief Division Officer Business Division 1 – Kolon Corporation (South Korea).
BEGIC - In the afternoon of July 17th, 2019, Mr. Dang Minh Hung, Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee received Korean Businesses Association in Guangdong province, China led by Chairman Mr. Lee Min Jae.
BEGIC - On the morning of July 4th, at Binh Duong Administration Center, Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao - Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee and Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee chaired the appointment and retirement decisions for officials.
BEGIC - On the afternoon of June 25, at Binh Duong Administrative Center, Provincial People's Committee held the 18th meeting to go through the contents of the People's Council meeting in mid-2019. Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee and Chairman of Provincial People's Committee chaired the meeting.
BEGIC - On the morning of June 18th, at Binh Duong Administrative Center, Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Member of Provincial Standing Committee, Standing Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee welcomed Mr. Emile Lin - Special Assistant of Deputy Chairman of Teco Group (Taiwan) and Mr. Dennis Chen - Deputy General Director of CSI Company (Taiwan) to explore investment opportunities in Binh Duong.
BEGIC - On the morning of June 25th, at Binh Duong Administrative Center, Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of Party Central Committee, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Head of Provincial National Assembly Delegation presided a working visit with the Delegation of Singaporean Businesses, led by Mr. Kent Lim - Director of WINSTAR company, as head of the delegation visiting Binh Duong provincial leaders. Along with representatives of some provincial departments.
BEGIC - Facing with opportunities and challenges of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 and especially the construction of smart city, Binh Duong is targeting models of smart industrial parks and science and technology industrial parks to be ready to welcome new investment waves in the new context.
The program "Innovation to attract investment in the period of 2016-2020" focuses on the field of trade - services, urban development projects, high-tech agriculture, high-tech production, supporting industries, less polluting the environment and the ability to make major contributions to the budget. Developing science and technology industrial park is one of the key projects to create a groundbreaking breakthrough for the formation of an innovation ecosystem, aiming to attract high-value production investment, gradually building high-tech production in the strategic industries of the province.
According to the planning on development of industrial parks in Binh Duong province to 2020, it is expected that Binh Duong will build a Science and Technology industrial park with an area of 900ha in Bau Bang district to attract science and technology enterprises to invest. Thereby, forming a private industrial park for businesses in the field with high levels of gray matter and added-value; promoting research and technology transfer centers and attracting knowledge and skilled workers.
According to international consultants from the Netherlands, Singapore, Japan, to establish a solid foundation for the sustainable development of Binh Duong, it is necessary to change the economic structure from labor-intensive industries to higher value-added industries, based on technology and knowledge. To develop modern and synchronous infrastructure, the key to success Science and Technology Industrial park lies in the construction of soft institutions through incentive policies, modern governance systems and promote of the creation of innovative ecosystems based on close cooperation and interaction among innovative innovators in the region. Operational model of Science and Technology industrial park must meet the increasing demand for the cooperation between enterprise - institute/ school to improve local innovation capacity. Besides, to promote industrial structural transformation of Binh Duong, it is necessary to establish a system to promote regional strategic industries and support businesses, incubate and attract technology companies.
Mr. Nguyen Hoang Vu - Deputy General Director of Becamex IDC said, Becamex IDC was assigned by the Provincial People's Committee to study and build Science and Technology industrial park. The orientation to develop the operation model of the project is to build a platform of innovative playgrounds, in which this Industrial park will play a role in building a nuclear platform to create innovation based on the region's knowledge and support the innovation ecosystem. Industrial park also supports foreign companies to promote the development of high-tech industries in the region; at the same time establishing a support system to nurture technology companies and attract foreign technology companies.
Orientation to develop spatial planning of Science and Technology industrial park including: University and institute (training center to attract high-tech human resources, research on technology transfer); Industrial parks (attracting corporations, especially small-medium enterprises, start-up enterprises in spearhead manufacturing industries with high added value); service urban areas (creating an ideal living environment for experts, engineers, scientists etc.); community cultural and sports areas (creating mental and physical cultural institutions for active and modern lifestyles); business park (providing office space, research facilities for laboratories, designing, producing sample products etc. for technology enterprises).
"The goal of building Science and Technology industrial park to promote the development of the Northern region of Binh Duong, focusing on both high value-added production and research/development of science and technology, training of human resources and building a good living environment for experts"- Mr. Vu said.
An important milestone in expanding international relations of Binh Duong in 2018 was Binh Duong became a member of the World Technopolis Association (WTA), selected by WTA to host 2018 events on the 20th anniversary of WTA. This is a very important turning point for Binh Duong to take advantage of relationships with WTA members in building smart urban areas.
To build the Science and Technology industrial park, Becamex IDC worked with consulting units, especially working closely with WTA to develop development models, ideas, plans, strategies and policies that give direction to the key development industries. According to WTA experts, in order to have a proper Science and Technology industrial park, it is necessary to prepare well, from technology infrastructure, people, policy mechanisms etc. rather than just having the name of Science and Technology industrial park.
In addition, the role of the Science and Technology industrial park will focus on programs to promote the cooperation between enterprise - institute/ school in considering the region's innovation system; identify key industries that need to attract Science and Technology industrial park to promote industry and improve technology in Binh Duong. The model also encourages the development of policies and programs to enhance the innovation environment in Binh Duong.
Recently, the WTA expert team consisted of many professors from famous universities in Korea who conducted practical research and surveys in Binh Duong to work with related parties. Along with that, Becamex IDC has cooperated with planning consultant from Singapore to study the integration of space and works, in order to create an ideal environment to promote innovation, interactivity, links between the main subjects. The two units also set up the plan of preliminary planning and functional subdivision; the overall planning and urban design scheme includes greenery, water surface, public transport, bicycle, walking, green infrastructure solutions.
In addition, Becamex IDC is actively working with partners who are high-tech manufacturing investors, infrastructure development corporations of the Netherlands, Japan and Korea, to promote the participation of important partners as well as to prepare for first customers of Science and Technology industrial park. It is expected that semiconductor manufacturing factory will be the first customer of Science and Technology industrial park.
After completing the research project, Becamex IDC will submit and request the provincial policy to soon implement the project.
According to Mr. Vu, this is a new pilot model, learning experiences from developed countries, it is necessary to pay attention to support policies and mechanisms from local and central governments. The success of this project will create a turning point for Binh Duong in the future to gradually forming a high-tech production ecosystem, knowledge-based center and dynamic spot of the whole country. Therefore, Becamex IDC will consult with the Government to issue preferential policies and programs to promote the attraction of technology research and development activities, high-tech manufacturing industries and domestic and international experts.
The Standing Committee of the Provincial Party Committee handed the re-appointment decision to Mr. Nguyen Hong Nguyen - Deputy Director of Natural Resources and Environment Department; handed the retirement decision by regime to Mr. Le Phu Cuong - Deputy Director of Construction Department and Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Hiep - Secretary of Bac Tan Uyen District Party Committee.
BEGIC - That is information in the report on the socio-economic situation, national defense in Binh Duong province in the first 6 months and directions, tasks of the last 6 months of 2019 presented by Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee at the opening session of the 10th meeting session - Binh Duong Provincial People's Council, term IX.
According to the report, the first 6 months of 2019, Total products in Binh Duong province (GRDP) increased 8.09% over the same period in 2018; in which, industry - construction increased by 7.65%; service increased 9.35%; agriculture, forestry and fisheries increased by 3.43%; product tax minus product subsidy increased by 9.6%. This is the highest growth rate in the 2016-2019 period. Specifically, the first 6 months of 2016 increased by 7.74%, the first 6 months of 2017 increased by 7.65% and the first 6 months of 2018 increased by 7.16%.
Budget revenue is estimated at VND 28,600 billion, reaching 52% of the provincial People's Council's estimation and increased 16% over the same period. Total development investment capital of the whole society is estimated at VND 40,623 billion, up 12.02% over the same period.
Industrial production continued to grow, Industrial production index was estimated to increase 8.08% over the same period. Domestic trade is stable, prices are stable. Total retail sales of goods and service revenue are estimated at VND 111,415 billion, up 15.8% over the same period. Export and import turnover continued to grow well, maintaining a trade surplus (US $3.4 billion).
Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee reports on the socio-economic situation, national defense in Binh Duong province in the first 6 months and directions, tasks of the last 6 months of 2019 at the 10th meeting session - Binh Duong Provincial People's Council, term IX
By June 30th, 2019, the province attracted VND 31,152 billion of domestic investment capital; Up to now, the province has 39,541 domestic enterprises with a total registered capital of VND 332,130 billion. Foreign attraction investment reached US $ 1.450 billion, up 70% over the same period, exceeding 3.6% of the yearly plan; until now, the province has 3,639 foreign-invested projects with a total registered capital of USD $33.76 billion.
Besides, agricultural production continued to grow. The value of agricultural, forestry and fishery production increased by 3.5% over the same period. Up to now, 100% of communes in the province meet new rural standards and 03 district-level units have completed the task of building new rural areas.
The regimes and policies for people with meritorious services, social objects, the poor and workers are paid attention to by the province. Particularly in Lunar New Year 2019, the province mobilized VND 499.5 billion for social security activities, build 06 gratitude houses, support new construction and repair 61 great unity houses. Continue to implement the National Target Program for sustainable poverty reduction, so far the province has 4,546 poor households (accounting for 1.56%) and 2,924 nearly-poor households (accounting for 1.01%) according to the multi-dimensional criteria of the province. The results of the 2019 population and housing census, the whole province has 2,411,694 people. The province has created jobs for 20,502 workers, achieving 45.6% of the year plan.
The quality and results of education and training are increasingly consolidating and gradually improving. High school graduation rate in 2019 of the province reached 95.05%, of which the public sector reached 98.49%, non-public reached 99.48% and regular education reached 74.25%. In 2018-2019 school year, the whole province has 654 educational institutions (up 26 bases compared to the previous school year), the rate of chemical construction reached 79.63%, the rate of public schools reaching national standards is 71.08%. The work of people's health care at all levels is guaranteed. The rate of participants in health insurance reached 86.19%. Activities to propagate, encourage and organize activities to greet the new year, holidays, great memories of the country and local political events are carefully implemented. Information communication, science and technology activities continue to be ensured and effective.
National defense and security in the province are guaranteed. The province has actively monitored and grasped the situation, implemented the plan to effectively handle the violations of the law.
In addition to the achieved results, Binh Duong's socio-economy in the first 6 months of 2019 still has some shortcomings and limitations. Due to the volume of implementation and disbursement of public investment is low; By June 30th, 2019, the total value of public investment disbursements was only 20.9% of the year plan. Low rubber latex prices, African cholera epidemic and hot weather have a great impact on agricultural production. The handling of unsettled issues and embellishment of spontaneous residential areas of branches and localities is still slow. Some traffic projects also have environmental pollution and illegal construction. Rapid population growth continues to put pressure on sectors and localities, especially Health, Education and order security. Crime types are increased over the same period, some cases of murder etc.
To successfully implement the objectives and tasks of socio-economic, defense and security development in 2019, sectors and levels will focus on reviewing and evaluating solutions to correct and overcome the above limitations, shortcomings and weaknesses. Along with that, continue to improve business investment environment and investment attraction in accordance with the province's orientation; organize dialogues with enterprises and industry associations to solve difficulties and problems, trade promotion, call for investment. Proactively preventing and fighting diseases on plants and animals, especially African swine cholera, instructing to re-herd at appropriate time; improve the quality of new rural criteria. Speeding up the progress and disbursement of public investment capital; preparing to inaugurate some key projects. Strengthening urban order management; effectively implement approved projects under Binh Duong Smart City Project.
From now until the end of the year, the province continues to implement social security policies and national target programs on sustainable poverty reduction. Deploy tasks for the 2019-2020 school year and activities to celebrate holidays and celebrations. Improving the quality of administrative reform, implementing the scheme of reorganizing the apparatus, streamlining the staff, enhancing discipline and administrative discipline; grasping the situation and be ready to respond to situations of order and security.
BEGIC - On the afternoon of July 30th, in Thu Dau Mot City, the Provincial People's Committee held a Conference to report on construction components of Binh Duong Smart City.
Attending 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 - Chairman of Provincial People's Council; Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee; representatives of provincial departments, agencies and unions.
Leaders of AIC Joint Stock Company presents the model of Binh Duong Smart City Operations Center at the conference
At the seminar, representatives of AIC Joint Stock Company reported the deployment of models of Smart Urban Operations Center at provincial level, with the following contents: Framework of common national smart architecture and Smart City; Operating Center Model; Demo model of Operating Center; report on components of Operating Center. At the same time, propose proposals for construction of Smart Urban Center; Human resources of Operating Center; invest in upgrading the information technology infrastructure system to suit the objectives etc. According to AIC Company's analysis, the model of Smart City Operations Center allows unified information, data, at the same time, agencies can share this information, thereby helping leaders at all levels to catch all the public opinion and information to timely propose appropriate solutions. Besides, people and businesses can also respond through this application, make recommendations to functional branches and authorities at all levels on urgent issues to be resolved and overcome.
Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee delivers a speech at the conference
Through opinions of agencies and units, Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee, Head of Executive Board of Binh Duong Smart City said, Binh Duong Smart City Scheme has been built and issued for 3 years, the province has done many things to contribute directly and indirectly to the local socio-economic development process, to enhance the role of government and Binh Duong brand in the international arena. Binh Duong Smart City Operation Center is one of the proposed projects to be constructed in 2019. This model is applied in cities, smart cities, managers can monitor and manage based on intelligent integrated platform technology. This model will bring convenience to people as proactive access to provincial information and interaction with authorities; businesses easily access information, and business opportunities; for government, information management is accurate and smooth. With the importance of the project, the determination of the whole political system is needed in the successful construction of Binh Duong Smart City Operation Center.
Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of the Central Party Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the National Assembly Delegation of Binh Duong province, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem – Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the provincial People's Committee, Mr. Vo Van Minh, Chairman of the provincial People's Council, Mr. Mai Hung Dung, Standing Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee co-chaired the conference. Mr. Nguyen Van Loc, Chairman of the provincial Viet Nam Fatherland Committee, Mr. Pham Trong Nhan, Vice Head of the National Assembly Delegation of Binh Duong province and leaders of departments, agencies, districts, towns and Thu Dau Mot City; representatives of 09 industries associations of the province and domestic enterprises attended the program.
Participants focused on matter concerning the human resources training especially skilled labours, social and technical infrastructures, logistics, etc. Representatives of industries associations and enterprises expressed their sincere thanks to Binh Duong leaders for their support.
Mr. Tran Thanh Liem, Chairman of People's Committee committed to accompany with businesses by improving the social and technical infrastructure, ensuring the power for production, implementing administrative reforms and ensuring the social security for their sustainable development of the company and the province.
BEGIC - According to Binh Duong People's Committee report, in the first six months of 2019, Binh Duong attracted the FDI of 1.45 billion US dollars from 32 countries and territories, a rise of 70% compared to 2018. 116 new projects were registered with 648 million US dollars, 58 adjusted projects and 268 projects of capital contribution and share purchase added 404.8 million US dollars and 396 million US dollars respectively.
In 6 first months of 2019, Hong Kong is the largest investor among 32 countries and territories investing in Binh Duong with the registered capital of 310.2 million US dollars, account for 21.4%, the second is Samoa with 166 million US dollars.
FDI projects were invested mainly in processing and mechanic industries and trading with 153 new registered, adjusted and contributed and share purchase projects of total capital of 1.2 billion US dollars, account for 81.6% of total FDI capital
Foreign businesses focused in investing 1.03 billion US dollars in industrial parks equivalent to 71.6 % FDI capital in the first two semester of 2019 with 96 new registered projects, 33 adjusted projects and 145 contributed and share purchase projects.
Currently, Binh Duong province ranks the third locality of Viet Nam (after Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi) in term of FDI attraction with 3,644 projects with total capital of 33.75 billion US dollars., in which, 2,272 projects of 21.8 billion US dollars were invested in industrial parks, account for 67% of total FDI of the whole province.
Taiwan is the biggest investor among 64 countries and territories investing in Binh Duong province with 841 projects of over 5.5 billion US dollars, the second is Japan with 298 projects of over 5.2 billion US dollars, Singapore ranks the third with 237 projects of 4.3 billion US dollars, the followers are Samoa and South Korea.
Aiming to become the destination of foreign investors, according to Mr. Tran Thanh Liem, Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee, Binh Duong deployed uniformly many activities including improving the social and technical infrastructure, improving the human resources as well as expanding the international cooperation through investment, trade promotion conferences, dialogues with investors, establishing the friendship relation with foreign provinces/cities (Binh Duong have established the friendship relation with 10 foreign provinces and cities including Daejeon Metropolitan - South Korea, Champasak Province – Laos, Kratie province – Cambodia, Emilia-Romagna region – Italy, Yamaguchi prefecture – Japan East Flanders – Belgium, Guangzhou – China, Eindhoven and Emmen Cities – Netherlands, Oryol Oblast – Russsia); joining the international organizations including World Technopolis Association (WTA), holding the Horasis Asia Meeting, WTA event, … Especially, Binh Duong was recognized one of the 21 cities/ regions having the typical strategy on smart city (SMART21).
Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of the Central Party Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the National Assembly Delegation of Binh Duong province, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem – Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, Chairman for the provincial People's Committee, Mr. Kim Won Sik - Chairman of Korean businesses co-chaired the meeting with Korean investors. Participants were Mr. Lim Jae Hoon – Consul General of Korea in Ho Chi Minh City, leaders of provincial related departments and agencies and over 80 Korean enterprises investing in Binh Duong province.
Since the official establishment of the foreign relation, Viet Nam and South Korea enhance the bilateral cooperation in many areas. The bilateral import-export turnover reached 68 million US dollars in 2018. In the first 6 months of 2019, Viet Nam attracted 2.73 billion US dollars (account for14.8% the total FDI capital and ranked the second largest investor of Viet Nam, after Hong Kong). Currently, Binh Duong has 3,644 FDI projects from 64 countries and territories. South Korea is the fifth biggest investor of Binh Duong with 734 projects of total capital 3.13 billion US dollars. The long-term investment of Korean investors proves that Binh Duong is not only the attractive destination but also the provincial government has the close relation with Korean businesses community.
At the dialogue, Korean investors frankly explained difficulties, challenges concerning the matters of human resources, social security, and healthcare for foreigners which were directly resolved by the leaders of departments, agencies or reported to the Central agencies in order to create the most favorable conditions for the business operation.
Mr. Tran Van Nam, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee highlighted the information exchanges between provincial departments, agencies and businesses and wishes the coordination among businesses and universities, colleges in training skilled labours for enterprises.
To close the dialogue, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem, Chairman of provincial People's Committee committed that Binh Duong will focus in improving the investment environment, the competitiveness, and support businesses, especially improving the infrastructure, the quality of labour, building social houses, implementing the administrative procedures reforms, facilitating enterprises.
At the session, Mr. Hemant Rupani, Managing Director of Mondelez Kinh Do Viet Nam Joint Stock Company expressed his sincere thanks to Binh Duong authorities for their support to Kinh Do Mondelez Factory in Binh Duong province in the past time. Actually, Mondelez Kinh Do Viet Nam has two factories in Hung Yen and Binh Duong province. Besides the business development, Mondelez Kinh Do Viet Nam also pays attention to social responsibility implementation including the "Joy Schools" program in Binh Nham ward, Thuan An town, which aims to promote balanced nutrition and an active lifestyle for school-aged children. He hoped to receive the support of Binh Duong leaders for the business in Binh Duong in the future.
On behalf of Binh Duong authorities, Standing Vice Chairman Mai Hung Dung sent his congratulations to the achievements of Mondelez Kinh Do Viet Nam and committed to create the favorable conditions to the company in Binh Duong.
At the meeting, Vice Chairman Dang Minh Hung briefed the socio-economic development of Binh Duong in the past time. He highlighted that FDI businesses in Binh Duong province contributed considerably to the provincial socio economic development. He also appreciated the sisterhood relation between Binh Duong province and Daejeon Metropolitan in the past over ten years and the province would like to attract FDI projects which have higher value-added, less labor-intensive industries to build Binh Duong smart city.
Mr. Sung-Moo Hong, Chief Division Officer Business Division 1 of Kolon Corporation expressed his sincere thanks to Standing Vice Chairman Mai Hung Dung and Binh Duong department leaders for their precious time and hospitality. He shared that Kolon Corporation currently has 02 factories specializing in manufacturing airbags and polyester fiber yarns for automobile tires in Binh Duong province. In the coming time, Kolon Corporation will expand its production in Binh Duong province and pay attention to the skilled labors.
Standing Vice Chairman Mai Hung Dung committed to support Kolon Corporation to produce and expand its manufacturing in Binh Duong province and hoped that Kolon will be developed and contribute to the provincial development.
At the meeting, Vice Chairman Dang Minh Hung briefed the socio-economic development of Binh Duong in the past time. In 2018, the GRDP of Binh Duong province raised by 8.8% and FDI attraction of the province reached 2.2 billion US dollars. Binh Duong ranked the third among provinces and cities of Viet Nam in term of FDI attraction with 3,269 projects of total of 33.62 billion US dollars from 64 countries and territories over the world.
He highlighted that Korean businesses as well as Korean Businesses Association in Binh Duong province (Kocham) contributed considerably to the socio economic development of the province. Binh Duong currently has more than 700 Korean enterprises with total capital of 3.1 billion US dollars.
Mr. Lee Min Jae, Chairman of Korean Businesses Association in Guangdong province, expressed his sincere thanks to Binh Duong authorities for their hospitality and was impressed of the Binh Duong achievements in the past time as well as Binh Duong Smart city Project.
Chairman of Korean Businesses Association in Guangdong province (China) shared that Guangdong province has 2,500 Korean companies, accounting for 25% enterprises of Guangdong province. He hoped that Korean businesses could explore the investment opportunities to cooperate with Binh Duong province in the future.
BEGIC - In the morning of July 18th, 2019, at the Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center, the Executive Board of Binh Duong Smart City held the meeting on evaluation the implementation and deployment of the main projects in 2019.
Mr. Lai Xuan Thanh, Director of Binh Duong Department of Informations and Communication and Mr. Peter Portheine, expert – advisor of Binh Duong Smart City chaired the meeting with the participation of members of the Executive Board and officials from departments, agencies, companies, colleges and universities.
At the meeting, Mr. Lai Xuan Thanh, Director of Department of Informations and Communication welcomed new members of the Executive Board from departments, agencies Thuan An, Di An towns and Thu Dau Mot city.
The meeting overviewed of the 11 mains projects of 2019 including smart logistics, development of Science & Technology Park (STIPP), building the semiconductor factory in Binh Duong, focusing in human resources for FabLab and TechLab, incubators, installing the LED Lighting for sustainability and Iconic Lighting, building the enterprise database, preparing for ICT for Smart City Center, accelerating the e-government services, deploying the communication on Smart City Project, coordinating with international partners to organize the international event (Horasis Asia Meeting 2019 and international conferences on smart cities planning in Asia – Pacific) and implementing the sustainable development program.
Mr. Mai Hung Dung, Standing Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee, appreciated the efforts of related departments, agencies, businesses, colleges and universities in deploying their smart city projects in 2019, contributing to the socio economic development of the province as well as foreign direct investment attraction in 2018 and the first 6 months of 2019.
The members of the Executive Board shared their detail works on smart city in the end of 2019, highlighted the preparation of building the complex of World Trade Center in Binh Duong province, implementing the logistic projects, semi-conductor factory as well as communication on smart city and international event organization in Binh Duong province (Horasis Asia Meeting in November of 2019).
BEGIC - That is the direction of the Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the Government Online Conference with localities assessing the socio-economic situation in the first 6 months and deploying the last 6 months of 2019 on July 4th in Hanoi.
the meeting were Deputy Prime Ministers, leaders of Ministries, Central
branches and 63 bridge points of provinces and cities throughout the country.
Binh Duong bridge point, attending were Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao - Standing Deputy
Secretary of Provincial Party Committee; Mr. Tran Thanh Liem -
Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's
Committee; leaders of People's Council, Provincial People's
Committee, departments, agencies, districts, towns and cities.
to the report, the growth of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first 6 months
of 2019 is estimated at 6.76%, although lower than the increase of
the first 6 months of 2018, but still higher than the increase of the 6 months
of the years from 2011-2017. The agricultural sector faced
difficulties due to the spread of African swine flu, so it increased only 1.3%,
much lower than the 3.07% increase of 6 months of 2018. The
fishery sector grew at 6.45%, the highest growth rate of the first 6 months in
the last 9 years.
average Consumer Price Index (CPI) in the first 6 months of 2019 increased by
2.64% compared to the same period in 2018. Disbursement of Foreign
Direct Investment (FDI) in the first 6 months was estimated at 9.1 billion US
dollars, an increase of nearly 8% over the same period. Total
retail sales of consumer goods and services, international arrivals to our
country increased. Exports reached USD $122.4 billion,
imported reached USD $120.8 billion, export surplus reached USD $1.6 billion.
the last 6 months, the country has nearly 67,000 newly established enterprises,
up 3.8% in number of enterprises and 32.5% in registered capital.
the conference, leaders of Ministries, branches and localities focused on
discussing solutions for quick and effective treatments, resolving existing
limitations and prolonged problems affect the implementation of objectives and
it is necessary to focus on promoting the geographical balance of growth motivation
in each sector, field, locality, each major and key project; accelerating
the progress of newly registered FDI projects in the field of processing and
manufacturing; making good use of advantages from new
generation trade agreements, promoting export of goods which are
Vietnam's strengths such as footwear, textiles, and aquatic products; strengthening
the responsibility of the leader in urging and speeding up public investment;
solutions for prevention and control of African swine flu and prepare conditions
to quickly re-build, restore, stabilize production etc.
Delegates attend the conference at Binh Duong bridge point
at the conference, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc thoroughly grasped the
spirit of striving to complete and exceeding the targets assigned by the
Central and the National Assembly. In that spirit, the
Prime Minister noted that, with complicated international and regional contexts
and unpredictable forecast, the requirements for all ministries, branches and
localities are to be flexible and responsive, timely and unconvincing, to
clearly define key tasks and solutions for each ministry, branches and
localities on a stronger decentralized spirit, further promoting the
responsibility of leaders, more proactive and flexible in directing and
operating, mobilizing the participation of the political system, the business
community and the entire people.
the first 6 months of 2019, with strong determination, direction and
administration of the Provincial People's
Committee, together with the
efforts, solidarity and unanimity of all levels, branches, unions, business
community and people, socio-economic in Binh Duong province achieved positive
results. Most of the major evaluation indicators of the
province have improved on scores and rankings on the national rankings. Industrial
production index increased 8.08% compared to the same period in 2018. Total
social investment and development capital is estimated at VND 40,623 billion,
an increase of 12.02% over the same period; in
which, state capital increased by 3.13%, non-state capital increased by 16.33%,
foreign investment increased by 12.42%. The
province continues to well implement the preferential regimes and policies for
people with meritorious services to the revolution, the poor etc. Only on the
occasion of Lunar New Year, the province has mobilized from sources and spent
about VND 499.5 billion to implement social security and welfare policies,
increasing by 13% compared to the same period in 2018.
Accordingly, the Provincial Party Committee handed over the retirement decision by regime from July 1st, 2019 to Mrs. Duong Ngoc Van - Deputy Director of the Department of Finance.
Since July 1st, 2019, appointing Mr. Lam Phi Hung - Acting Director of the provincial Radio and Television Station to hold the position of Director of the Provincial Radio and Television Station. Mobilizing and appointing Mr. Huynh Van Dan - Deputy Director of the Provincial Commission of Inspection to hold the position of Deputy Secretary of Dau Tieng Party Committee. Mobilizing and appointing Mr. Vuong The Hung - Deputy Director of Department of Transportation to hold the position of Deputy Director of the Provincial Construction Investment Management Board; Mr. Nguyen Anh Minh - Deputy Director of Vietnam - Singapore Industrial Zone Management Board to hold the position of Deputy Director of Department of Transportation.
Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao (middle) - Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee and Mr. Tran Thanh Liem (left) - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee award the appointment and retirement decisions for officials
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee respectfully acknowledged Mrs. Duong Ngoc Van's contributions and dedication to the construction and development of the province over the years. At the same time, congratulate and wish the officials be mobilized and appointed soon access new jobs, actively study and learn to inherit and promote the achievements; building solidarity and unity in their agencies and units, contributing to making Binh Duong more civilized and modern.
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.
Attendees included Mr. Pereric Hogberg - Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam; representatives of some Ministries and Central branches; Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee and leaders of some provincial departments.
Tetra Pak Binh Duong plant is the 1st factory in Vietnam and Tetra Pak's 8th plant in Asia, specializes in manufacturing sterilized paper boxes for drinks supplied to the domestic market and exported to countries in ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand. In the first phase, the plant has a capacity of 12 billion paper boxes per year, producing popular paper boxes in Vietnam - Tetra Brik Aseptic and Tetra Fino. The plant will increase its capacity to 20 billion paper boxes each year and expand more types of paper boxes in the future.
Authorized of the Prime Minister, Mr. Mai Hung Dung (right) - Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee hands flower of the Prime Minister to congratulate the inauguration of Binh Duong Tetra Pak Plant
Delegates perform the inauguration ceremony of Binh Duong Tetra Pak Plant
The plant integrates the latest technologies and international production standards to serve effectively customers, ensuring food hygiene and safety, improving product quality as well as contributing to economic development, creating job opportunities and promoting local industry.
Tetra Pak is a Swedish company with 65 years of experience in manufacturing food packaging and processing products. Tetra Pak's inauguration ceremony in Vietnam is a significant event in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam - Sweden diplomatic relations.
Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee visits Binh Duong Tetra Pak Plant's production line
Binh Duong Tetra Pak Plant
BEGIC - On the morning of July 4th, in Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong Radio and Television Station cooperates with the General Department of Sports and Physical Training, Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Binh Duong Province to hold the 8th International 3 – Cushion Billiards Tournament Becamex IJC – Number 1 Cup 2019.
Attending this year's tournament, there are 59 excellent players nationwide and 5 players from abroad such as Korea, Japan and Spain. Remarkable, player Cho Myung Woo (born in 1998) was dubbed the Korean billiard prodigy, with three times being ranked 3rd in the World Cup tournament, the current young world champion, currently ranked 13th in the world. Player Juan David Zapata Garcia from Spain, currently ranked 33rd in the world, is the champion of Spain and South America region.
Vietnam has player Tran Quyet Chien, as the champion of the International 3 – Cushion Billiards Tournament Binh Duong 2018.
The tournament has all 112 matches, taking place continuously for 4 days (July 11-14, 2019). If the previous year of competition is a knockout competition, this year the Organizing Committee applied a competition format for two consecutive losing games to create opportunities for players.
Held since 2012, International 3 – Cushion Billiards Tournament Binh Duong always innovate and improve the quality of competitions, is the convergence of leading domestic and international players.
Accompanying the Prize, Binh Duong Radio and Television Station has a program called "Pre-match Comment" and "Road to Destination and Diary" broadcast on BTV channels.
The meeting has approved the Proposal and the draft Resolution proposing the approval of Thuan An city and Di An city Establishment Scheme and the Establishment Scheme of 4 wards: Hoi Nghia, Vinh Tan, Phu Chanh and Tan Vinh Hiep in Tan Uyen town.
Based on criteria and standards stipulated in Resolution No. 1211/2016/UBTVQH13 dated May 25th, 2016 of the National Assembly Standing Committee Term 13 on administrative standards and administrative unit classification; considering the overview, Di An town and Thuan An town have developed, reaching 5/5 standards of establishing a city directly under the province in terms of population size, natural area, attached administrative units, it is recognized as class III city, structure and level of socio-economic development.
Di An town, Thuan An town are currently the urban - industry - trade - service area in the South of the province, are the regional gateway of traffic hubs that plays a role in promoting socio-economic development of Binh Duong province. Therefore, the establishment of Di An city, Thuan An city under Binh Duong province on the basis of changing the status quo of the area, administrative boundaries, the population of two towns is objective and necessary requirements; timely meet the state management work, contribute to promoting socio-economic development, creating momentum for the development of Di An town, Thuan An town and Binh Duong province in the present time.
A corner of Di An urban area
Discussing at the meeting confirmed the need to establish 4 wards: Hoi Nghia, Vinh Tan, Phu Chanh and Tan Vinh Hiep in Tan Uyen town. By comparing the standards in Resolution No. 1210/2016/NQ-UBTVQH and 1211/2016/NQ-UBTVQH13, Nghia Nghia, Vinh Tan, Phu Chanh and Tan Vinh Hiep have met the criteria requirements of Class III urban areas; balance budget revenues and expenditures; no poor households in 3 years 2016, 2017, 2018; the rate of non-agricultural labor is over 70%, meeting all conditions for establishing a ward according to regulations.
The meeting also reviewed through the Proposals and draft Resolution: Specifying the content and level of support for industrial promotion activities in the province; prescribing the contributions, exemption, reduction and support regimes compulsory drug addicts, support level for voluntary detoxification in the province; support regime for commune veterinarians in the province; adjust and supplement the list of construction projects to be acquired in 2019.
Concluding the meeting, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee Tran Thanh Liem basically agreed with the contents of Proposals and draft Resolution of the Provincial People's Council in the mid-2019 meeting. Assign Department of Home Affairs to review and complete the Project on establishing Di An city, Thuan An city.
BEGIC - On the afternoon of June 20th, at Binh Duong Administrative Center, Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee chaired the meeting to hear the Department of Natural Resources and Environment reporting the results of implementing some tasks of natural resources and environment management.
The meeting listened report's implementation results and proposals, recommendations related to automatic monitoring of wastewater, surface water and exhaust gas; connection of domestic wastewater; results of implementing a pilot plan for solid waste classification at source; the work of treating pollution of Ba Bo canal; situation of deploying waste source database in the province etc.
According to Department of Natural Resources and Environment, although more than 6 years of implementation, however, the ratio of wastewater connection of households in areas with waste water collection system in the province is low. The cause of propaganda for this work is not so drastic; the awareness of people is not high, there is a psychology of not wanting to connect due to the expense, to renovate and rebuild the drainage inside the house etc.
To increase the ratio of wastewater connection, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment proposes to the Provincial People's Committee to direct relevant departments, People's Committee of Thu Dau Mot City, Thuan An Town, Di An Town and Binh Duong Water - Environment Joint Stock Company soon rebuilt the new wastewater connection regulations. In particular, specifying specific responsibilities for agencies responsible for wastewater connection ratio; have a roadmap to fill up wastewater treatment plants; mechanism to support funding for households; regulations on penalties for households not connected etc. At the same time, focus on promoting propaganda, mobilization and inspection for households in the wastewater collection area to promote wastewater connection; build connection technical standards, wastewater treatment unit prices.
To better manage the water quality of Ba Bo canal, Department of Natural Resources and Environment proposed the Provincial People's Committee to direct the Department of Construction to submit regulations on funding for connection of wastewater to households to the Provincial People's Committee, to facilitate households to connect wastewater to concentrated domestic wastewater treatment systems. Thuan An Town People's Committee strengthened propaganda and mobilized people not to throw garbage or discharge wastewater into the canal area, strictly handle violations; mobilize households located in Ba Bo canal to connect wastewater to concentrated domestic wastewater treatment systems of Thuan An and Di An wastewater treatment plants for treatment.
Concluding the meeting, Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Mai Hung Dung asked departments and agencies to advise regulations on funding for connection support, wastewater treatment unit price and submit to the provincial People's Committee for consideration and issuance. Localities should strengthen propaganda to raise people's awareness, urge to increase the ratio of wastewater connection in the area.
BEGIC - On the morning of June 12th, at Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center, the People's Committee of Binh Duong province cooperates with Singapore Automation Association to organize the opening of Viet Nam Industry and Manufacturing Fair in 2019 (VIMF 2019).
Mr. Nguyen Van Loc - Member of Provincial Standing Committee, Head of Provincial Commission for Mass Mobilization, Chairman of Vietnam Provincial Fatherland Front Committee; Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Member of Provincial Standing Committee, Standing Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee; Mr. Nguyen Van Hung - Member of Provincial Standing Committee, Chairman of Directors Board of Becamex IDC and leaders of some provincial departments; businesses inside and outside the province were attended the Fair.
Delegates perform the opening ceremony
VIMF 2019 takes place from June 12-14, 2019 to connect domestic and foreign businesses, manufacturers, domestic and foreign commercial suppliers to introduce and promote new products and technologies as well as meet, directly contact with customers, find agents and distributors, develop and expand markets.
VIMF 2019 introduced to visitors more than 200 booths with products used for key industries such as: Manufacturing, assembling machinery, tools, industrial equipment, industrial automation, mechanical processing, auxiliary industry, plastic and packaging, inkjet printers, industrial robots and applications, 3D printing and design etc. from 10 countries and territories such as Vietnam, Singapore, Japan, Korea, India, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, USA, Indonesia, Turkey, Italy, Germany, Australia etc. In particular, the Organizing Committee has reserved a separate booth area for large factories and manufacturers in Binh Duong and Dong Nai provinces for exhibitors and visitors to have the opportunity to directly contact, thereby better understanding the needs of customers to devise appropriate business plans.
Delegates visit the exhibition booth
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Member of Provincial Standing Committee, Standing Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee said, in recent years, the increase in total output of Binh Duong province has always been high and stable, the province's economic structure always shifted in the right direction; industry still accounts for a high proportion in local economic development. The industrial index of Binh Duong province has grown by over 10% over the years. Up to now, the province has 28 industrial parks and 09 industrial clusters along with more than 3,900 foreign-invested enterprises. From these successes, in order to create a breakthrough and innovate in attracting investment in the province, Binh Duong has issued many innovative programs and plans to attract investment; focused on industrial development in the direction of high added value, encouraged investment in supporting industries for the process of manufacturing and assembling electronic machines and equipment and developing high-tech industries. Through VIMF 2019, he wished, exhibitors and businesses participating in the exhibition can share advances in technology development and automation. Thereby, proposing technological solutions and production innovations to improve the quality and competitiveness of Vietnam's products to the world market.
Standing Vice Chairman of People's Committee Mai Hung Dung speaks at the opening ceremony
Within the fair framework, the organizers also organize many important conferences such as: The 4th industrial revolution and smart production; Printing technology and 3D design; application of printing technology in production, processing and life; robots and applications in life and production.
Some exhibition booths of businesses
At the meeting, Mr. Emile Lin informed the highlights of Teco Group. Currently, the Group has been in the market of 5 continents in the world with more than 100,000 employees and especially developed in Asia. It is one of the leading corporations in the field of application software production, is a partner of many major technology brands in the world. In the last 2 years, the Group is implementing development cooperation projects on equipment and technology application in medicine. In the near future, the Group will inaugurate the first phase plant in Binh Duong and bring more than 300,000 high-tech motors into production lines; at the same time, calling large hi-tech corporations and companies, as Teco's partners to come to Binh Duong to explore the investment environment.
Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee welcomes Mr. Emile Lin - Special Assistant of Deputy Chairman of Teco Group
Discussing with provincial leaders, Mr. Dennis Chen - Deputy General Director of CSI Company, a strategic partner of Teco Group said, CSI was established 21 years ago, currently has 02 branches in China, is a brand that produces reputable and famous electronic scanners and sensors in the world. Every year, CSI produces more than 30 million products, accounting for over 50% of global products, is a long-term partner with many leading corporations and technology companies such as HP, ACER etc. In the coming time, CSI wants to expand investment in Vietnam, especially prioritizing to learn in Binh Duong. It is expected that CSI will invest in building US $10 million factory in Binh Duong. Mr. Dennis Chen hopes to receive the support of provincial leaders so that the project can be implemented soon and during the production process, CSI will contribute positively to the development of Binh Duong.
The Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee thanked the representative of Teco Group and CSI Company for choosing Binh Duong as an investment point. He affirmed that, Binh Duong is aiming to attract investment in high technology, electronic technology and smart manufacturing; therefore, Teco and CSI will be potential businesses that the province aims to. Provincial leaders will support and create favorable conditions for businesses to operate effectively.
Delegates take photos
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.
Ampacs International Co., Ltd. is a joint venture between Ampacs Group (Taiwan) and Vietnam DDK Investment and Development Co., Ltd. Ampacs Group is one of the leading manufacturers of headphones in the world. Ampacs International plant is built on an area of 67,970m2, with an initial investment capital of US $12 million (equivalent to VND 278.4 billion). The plant is expected to go into production in June 2021 and will be the biggest plant of Ampacs Group in Vietnam, after 2 production plants in China.
Chairman of provincial People's Committee Tran Thanh Liem presents flower of Provincial Party Committee, People's Council, People's Committee and Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee to congratulate the groundbreaking ceremony
Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem congratulated Ampacs Group for investing in Binh Duong, choosing Bau Bang Industrial Park to build the plant in accordance with the development orientation and investment attraction of the province, especially high-tech industries. Binh Duong Province always creates the best conditions, promptly resolving difficulties and obstacles for businesses to invest and expand investment in Binh Duong.
Delegates perform groundbreaking ritual for headphones plant in Bau Bang Industrial Park
Welcome the delegation to visit and work in Binh Duong, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee Tran Van Nam said, Binh Duong is a fast-growing socio-economic locality of the whole country, which focuses on developing industrial and service. So far, the province has attracted more than 3,600 foreign investment projects with a total capital of over US $33.6 billion. Among 64 countries and territories investing in Binh Duong, Singapore ranked 3rd with 237 projects and a total capital of USD $4.3 billion. Secretary of provincial Party Committee emphasized, Binh Duong is attracting investment mainly in high-tech, low-labor, environmentally-friendly industries, infrastructure development, logistics, rail, road and river transport systems etc. Thereby, the province will consider approving conditional investors who want to invest in industrial parks according to the criteria set by the province. To create favorable conditions for investors, the province has planned a high-tech industrial park as well as a clean land fund to attract high-tech projects. The province also focused on upgrading Highway 13, Road DT743, Binh Loi Bridge, investing in bridges and rails with neighboring provinces, to ensure the best convenience for goods transportation and circulation.
In response to Binh Duong's leaders, Mr. Kent Lim - Director of WINSTAR company said that, the purpose of the delegation's visit is to understand Binh Duong's socio – economic situation and explore its investment opportunities. He affirmed that, Binh Duong is an attractive destination for investors; therefore many WINSTAR's partners wish to invest in the province in the fields of apartments, finance, logistics etc. Concluding the meeting, Mr. Kent Lim expressed his respect and thanks to Binh Duong provincial government for always paying attention to create the best conditions for enterprises investing in the province.
BEGIC - In the morning of June 25th, 2019, Mr. Dang Minh Hung, Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee received Mr. Sofian Akmal Adb. Karim, Consul General of Malaysia in Ho Chi Minh city on the occasion of completing his term in Viet Nam.
At the meeting, Vice Chairman Dang Minh Hung introduced the brief social economic development of the province as well as FDI attraction and foreign activities of Binh Duong province in the past time. He highlighted that Binh Duong attracted 2.2 billion US dollars in 2018 and 1.3 billion US dollars in the first six months of 2019. Currently, the province ranked the 3rd among 63 provinces and cities in term of attracting FDI with 3,629 FDI projects with total capital of US$33.6 billion from 64 countries and territories, in which, Malaysian investors have 94 projects of more than 810 million US dollars, specializing in furniture and garment.
Mr. Sofian Akmal Adb. Karim, Consul General of Malaysia in Ho Chi Minh city expressed his sincere thanks to Binh Duong authorities for their support to him self in his term in Viet Nam as well as Malaysian businesses community in Binh Duong province throughout the efficient activities including dialogues, meetings with businesses.
He was impressed of Binh Duong development in the past time as well as the implementation of Binh Duong smart city project and believed that Binh Duong province will become the smart urban in the future.
BEGIC - Afternoon of June 5th, at Binh Duong Administrative Center, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem – Chairman of provincial People's Committee welcomed Ms. Leow Siu Lin, Consul-General of Singapore in Ho Chi Minh City to pay farewell calls on the occasion of completing her assignment in Ho Chi Minh City.
At the meeting, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee Tran Thanh Liem sincerely thanked the cooperation, support and positive contributions that Ms. Leow Siu Lin has given to Binh Duong province during the past time. The cooperative relationship between Binh Duong province and Singapore partners is a special relationship. During the past 23 years, the proof of this successful cooperation is the model of Vietnam - Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP), which was first established in Binh Duong in 1996. So far there have been 7 VSIP established and operating effectively throughout Vietnam, which has become a symbol of friendship between the governments of Vietnam and Singapore.
On this occasion, Ms. Leow Siu Lin also sincerely thanked the leaders of Binh Duong province for their active cooperation and support for her individually and the Consulate General of Singapore to complete the task during her assignment in Ho Chi Minh City. Ms. Leow Siu Lin shared good impressions of Binh Duong provincial socio-economic development achievements over the past time and expressed confidence in dynamic policies, an open and attractive investment environment, Binh Duong Province will continue to develop more strongly and always be considered as one of the leading provinces and cities in attracting foreign investment in the future.
Chairman of Provincial People's Committee Tran Thanh Liem highly appreciated the support of the two governments - Vietnam and Singapore, the cooperation between Vietnamese and Singaporean enterprises in the province, which contributing to the socio-economic development of Binh Duong province particularly and Vietnam generally. Currently, Singapore ranks 3rd among 64 countries and territories with investment projects in Binh Duong province with 237 projects and total investment capital of $USD 4 billion 314 million. Chairman Tran Thanh Liem expressed his hope, in the future, Ms. Leow Siu Lin, regardless of her position, she would continue putting efforts to further promote the special investment cooperation relationship with Binh Duong province as well as the comprehensive cooperation relationship between Vietnam and Singapore.
BEGIC - In the afternoon of May 22nd, 2019, Mr. Dang Minh Hung, Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee received the new management board of Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Ho Chi Minh City (JCCH) led by Chairman Hideyuki Okada in the courtesey visit to Binh Duong province.
At the meeting, Vice Chairman Dang Minh Hung introduced the brief social economic development of the province as well as FDI attraction of Binh Duong province. He highlighted that Binh Duong ranked the 3rd among 63 provinces and cities in term of attracting FDI with nearly 3,600 FDI projects with total capital of US$33.3 billion from 64 countries and territories, in which, Japan is the second largest investor of Binh Duong province with 290 projects of more than 5.1 billion US dollars. Vice Chairman Dang Minh Hung also highly appreciated the social responsibility of Japanese businesses in Binh Duong province.
Mr. Hideyuki Okada, Chairman of JCCH expressed his sincere thanks to Binh Duong authorities for their support to Japanese association as well as Japanese enterprises in operation in Binh Duong province throughout the efficient activities including dialogues, meetings with businesses. He shared that JCCH currently has 1,800 members in Viet Nam, in which 1,020 members in Ho Chi Minh City. He hoped that Binh Duong leaders continues to support JCCH and Japanese businesses in their operation and production in the province.
Mr. Dang Minh Hung committed that Binh Duong continues to stand by and support businesses for the sustainable development and prosperity contributing to the provincial development in the future..
BEGIC - On the morning of April 26th, in Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong Architects Association cooperates with Thu Dau Mot University to organize a seminar on planning orientations for building Binh Duong Smart City.
At the seminar, experts and architects shared architectural development solutions for building smart cities such as looking for a specific model in smart urban development; application of 3D technology in preserving and promoting the value of architectural and urban heritage; trend of ecological urban development; renovating spaces along the canal etc.
According to experts, Binh Duong has important premises to build a smart urban area, it is a clear urban planning system and traffic network is connected to areas, Southern key economic zone, post and telecommunications are invested in a perfect way, cultural construction and urban public spaces serve the spiritual needs of residents etc. Besides, Binh Duong has built a smart city development strategy through Binh Duong Smart City Scheme, with this project, Binh Duong was voted as 1 of 21 regions with the most typical smart city development strategy in the world by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). Therefore, the construction of Binh Duong smart urban area with urban spatial architecture planning meets the criteria of a green, clean, beautiful, modern and civilized urban is the inevitable development trend of Binh Duong.
Architect Le Quang Huy - Binh Duong Architects Association presents the presentation at the seminar
On this occasion, Binh Duong Architects Association admitted 21 new members, are architects working at state management agencies, scientific - technical activities, consulting construction design, planning, architecture etc. in the province.
BEGIC - On the morning of April 29th, in Thu Dau Mot City, Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of Party Central Committee, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Head of Provincial National Assembly Delegation presided a working visit with the Delegation of Senator of Japanese National Assembly led by Mr. Sasaki Hajime - Senator of National Assembly, Secretary of Japanese Central Youth Union of Japan, as head of the delegation visiting Binh Duong provincial leaders.
Along with Mr. Le Quoc Phong - Alternate member of Party Central Committee, First Secretary of Central Communist Youth Union of Ho Chi Minh; Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee; Mr. Nguyen Van Hung – Member of Provincial Standing Committee, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Becamex IDC Corporation and representatives of some provincial departments.
Welcome the delegation to visit and work in Binh Duong, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee Tran Van Nam said, Binh Duong is a fast-growing socio-economic locality of the whole country, which focuses on developing industry - service. So far, the province has attracted nearly 3,600 foreign investment projects with a total capital of over US $33 billion. Among 60 countries and territories investing in Binh Duong, Japan currently ranks 2nd with a total capital of over US $5 billion, especially Tokyu Group, which invests over US $1 billion. Tokyu Group is working with the province to study the deployment of a BRT fast bus system and electric train system with Japanese model. Binh Duong is also inviting Japanese enterprises to research and develop logistics and rail transport systems from Binh Duong to Vung Tau. Secretary of provincial Party Committee affirmed that, the cooperative relationship between Binh Duong and Japanese localities generally and Japanese enterprises particularly, has been developing well. On this occasion, the provincial leader hoped that, the Delegation of Senator of National Assembly of Japan continued to promote Binh Duong's image, introducing the results of cooperation between Binh Duong and Japanese localities as well as the performance of Japanese enterprises in Binh Duong, thereby calling for more Japanese and Binh Duong enterprises to explore investment opportunities.
Mr. Tran Van Nam (right) - Member of Party Central Committee, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Head of Provincial National Assembly Delegation presided a working visit with Mr. Sasaki Hajime - Senator of National Assembly, Secretary of Central Youth Union of Japan
In response to Binh Duong's leaders, Mr. Sasaki Hajime - Senator of National Assembly of Japan said that, the purpose of the delegation's visit is to evaluate the results of cooperation between the two sides in urban development in Binh Duong. He hoped that, the two sides would organize regular visits and exchanges to survey the progress of projects and at the same time explore opportunities for cooperation in other fields. Senator of the National Assembly of Japan said that, with the experience and reputation available, Tokyu Group will cooperate and support Binh Duong province to research and develop successful projects on urban construction, services, public transport, contributing to the prosperity of Binh Duong urban in the coming time.
BEGIC - Recently, Binh Duong Smart City Scheme has achieved fundamental results. The project is increasingly contributing to the socio-economic development process of Binh Duong province, creating breakthroughs in integration, expanding international relations, attracting investment partners, especially step by step positioning the Binh Duong brand in the international arena.
Expanding international relations
The goal of Binh Duong is to build an international image that is not only good for working, industrial production but also a smart city with a dynamic and creative living environment. In 2018, Binh Duong continuously achieved success in expanding international integration and image promotion, which is an official member of the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), honored by ICF as one of 21 cities and regions with the most outstanding development strategy of the world's Smart city in 2019, which is the first representative of Vietnam, the second of ASEAN (after Singapore) on this list. Since then expand cooperation with the network of smart, prosperous cities in this international community, mingle with new development trends of the world. Also in 2018, Binh Duong became a member of the World Technopolis Association (WTA), selected by WTA to host 2018 events on the 20th anniversary of WTA. In November 2018, Binh Duong continued to successfully host the Asian Economic Cooperation Forum (Horasis). These important international events have brought to Binh Duong more than 50 workshops on global trends and visions, more than 20 mayors, presidents of provinces and cities around the world, 30 university principals and about 1,000 leaders of corporations and enterprises from more than 60 countries and territories, contributing to bring Binh Duong to a new height in the international arena.
Mr. Tran Thanh Liem (left) - Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Binh Duong Provincial People's Committee receives the decision to officially become a member of WTA
According to experts, the above events are very important, is the driving force, opportunity and premise to build Binh Duong province into a civilized, modern and sustainable development city in the coming time. At the same time, opening up great cooperation opportunities for the province, creating trust for investors, businesses and the foundation for the development of services and high-tech production in the future. Mr. Frank-Jürgen Richter - President of Horasis, Switzerland said that, building a smart city is a necessary path and Binh Duong is having a good start when becoming a member of ICF as well as being actively cooperating with Eindhoven city of the Netherlands. Mr. Truong Gia Binh - Chairman of FPT Corporation said that, following the WTA event held in Binh Duong, Horasis Forum is an opportunity for Binh Duong to promote and call for investment in Smart City projects. At this forum, Vietnamese businesses not only learned about business and management experience in the Industrial Revolution 4.0 but also have the opportunity to connect and collaborate with the world's leading corporations to do entirely new things.
Besides, through implementing Smart City scheme, Binh Duong is "booming" in cooperation with provincial and city governments in many countries around the world such as: Eindhoven City, Emmen City (Netherlands), Emilia Romangna Region (Italy), Deagu city, Daejeon (Korea), Taichung (Taiwan - China), Oryol (Russian Federation) etc.; with multinational companies and corporations such as Philips, Bosch, NXP, Cisco, NTT etc. and large domestic enterprises such as VNPT, Viettel, FPT etc; international reputable universities and research institutes such as Portland State University (USA), Chunghua University, ITRI Institute (Taiwan), Fraunhofer Institute (Germany), Eindhoven University (Netherlands) etc.
It can be seen that, Binh Duong has made a leap forward and become one of the most dynamic economic development localities in the country. Binh Duong's construction and implementation of the Smart City Scheme is one of the inevitable plans with a very scientific roadmap, meeting the needs of a modern city in the future. From the achieved results, Binh Duong proves to the world that the desire to build a province becomes a smart and modern city.
Set a new vision for Binh Duong
Through international events, Binh Duong province has a more multidimensional, more intensive view in building and developing, improving management capacity, scientific and technological level, contributing to the successful construction of Binh Duong Smart City Scheme. The provincial leaders also realized that Binh Duong needs to make more efforts to find out specific solutions for building a smart city in accordance with conditions and circumstances of Binh Duong.
Sharing with Binh Duong Provincial Information Portal about joining ICF, WTA and successfully organizing international events in Binh Duong, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee said, as a member of WTA, ICF, Binh Duong will actively participate in the exchange and cooperation activities in many fields with science and smart cities in many countries around the world. Since then, Binh Duong province contributes to further tighten the solidarity and friendship relations that contribute to the common peace and prosperity of humanity. He affirmed that, the WTA event is the beginning of a new road in the journey to build Binh Duong smart city, which is also a step towards a new era for WTA. He hoped that WTA members will always actively build mutual cooperation in many fields to fulfill the mission of connecting people, connecting scientific and technical advances, building smart cities of the new era.
"It can be said that, in the context of globalization and international integration with many opportunities and challenges, the WTA Binh Duong Conference 2018 has set a new vision for WTA members in achieving their goals; creating a foundation in strengthening multilateral cooperation, promoting the transfer of science and technology, developing science and technology zones, focusing on investing in clean technology, saving energy, practically contributing efforts to minimize negative impacts and consequences of industrial development. Binh Duong Province will make the best efforts to facilitate organizations and individuals to focus on innovation, research and application of advanced science and technology in construction and development of Binh Duong; promote the relationship between Binh Duong and WTA member organizations; develop the cooperation between Binh Duong and UNESCO, building friendship, cooperation and development; unite, join hands for a more peaceful and prosperous world" - Mr. Tran Thanh Liem affirmed.
Following the success that was achieved, in 2019, Binh Duong was honored to continue to host the 2nd Horasis Asia event. This is an opportunity for Binh Duong to further affirm its position in the international arena.
From the success of Horasis 2018, Binh Duong continues to host the Horasis event 2019
Most recently (March 25th, 2019), Binh Duong leaders led by Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of Party Central Committee, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Head of Provincial National Assembly Delegation and Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Member of Provincial Standing Committee, Standing Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee and leaders of some departments, Becamex IDC paid a working visit with leaders of Oryol province (Russian Federation) under the cooperation program between Binh Duong province and Oryol province signed in July 2017. Through exchange, the two sides agreed, period 2019-2021 will cooperate in the field of high-tech agriculture, processing agricultural products, promoting cooperation activities in the field of education, trade, supporting each other in the process of building Smart City. At the same time, organize economic exchanges with the participation of leading enterprises of Oryol province and Binh Duong province to establish business relationships and seek potential partners.
Leaders of Binh Duong province take photo with leaders of Oryol province (Russian Federation)
Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of Binh Duong Provincial People's Committee said that, the expansion of cooperation and positioning Binh Duong brand in the international arena is one of the strategies to implement Binh Duong Smart City Scheme. The objective of the strategy is through organizing international events, connecting with the world's Smart Cities to learn a lot of valuable experiences in building Smart City. Binh Duong aims to attract more investors with high levels of science - technology and smart technology and also an opportunity for Binh Duong to build more efficient and smarter industrial parks in the near future.
These outstanding successes showed that, Binh Duong's development direction with Smart City Scheme - the province's socio-economic breakthrough program is very suitable to the trend of the era, promoting its potential, being highly appreciated by the world, opening up great opportunities for Binh Duong to reach a new height.
BEGIC - In the morning of May 13th, 2019, Mr. Tran Van Nam, member of Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the provincial General Assembly Delegation, had a meeting with the delegation of Daejeon Metropolitan Police Agency led by Mr. Hwang Un Ha – Commissioner, Senior Superintendent General in the courtesy visit to Binh Duong province.
At the meeting, Mr. Tran Van Nam, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee briefed the social economic development of the province. as well as FDI attraction of Binh Duong province. He highlighted that Binh Duong ranked the 3rd among 63 provinces and cities in term of attracting FDI with nearly 3,600 FDI projects with total capital of US$33.2 billion from 64 countries and territories, in which, Korean is one of the biggest investor of Binh Duong province with more than 700 projects of more than 3 billion US dollars.
Binh Duong province and Daejeon Metropolitan have established the friendship cooperation since 2005 in social, economic, cultural areas, etc. Secretary Tran Van Nam highly appreciated the cooperation between Binh Duong Public Security and Daejeon Police Agency in exchanging knowledge and experience on police duties especially in the current international integration.
On behalf of the delegation, Hwang Un Ha – Commissioner of Daejeon Police Agency expressed his sincere thanks to Binh Duong leaders for their warm hospitality. He hoped that Daejeon Police Agency and Binh Duong Public Security Department could enhance the exchange and cooperation.
In the same afternoon, the delegation had a working visit with Binh Duong Public Security Department.
BEGIC - Implementation of the National Program on Electricity Demand Management for the period of 2018-2020, orientation to 2030 (National Program on DSM), EVN Binh Duong deployed to install the solar power system on the roof (also known as the solar roof) in residential communities and production/service businesses in the province.
Accordingly, installing (free) two-way measuring meter to measure electricity, signing a contract to buy surplus electricity from solar roof electricity system of households and enterprises on the grid; monthly payment at the specified price, implementation (free) records related to the connection to the grid, recording the index, payment of solar roof electricity to customers on a monthly basis.
Willing to advise people and businesses about solar roof related contents, electric load adjustment program when contacting district, town and city electricity or call the Customer Care Center at 19001006 or 19009000.
Operation principle of solar roof system
According to Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), if installing solar roofs, people will not have to worry much about electricity when they produce electricity themselves. The amount of unused solar power will be acquired by the electricity industry at a price of up to VND 2,086 /electricity, higher than the current average retail price of about VND 300/ electricity.
The national program on DSM is implemented in accordance with the development trend of the energy industry, electricity industry and national electricity development planning, ensure all social resources, efficiency and benefits of electricity consumers and electricity units in the process chain from electricity production, power transmission, electricity distribution, electricity sales and electricity use.
The specific goal is to strive to reduce the peak load capacity of the national power system (compared with the forecast of electricity load demand in the national electricity development plan) about 300 MW by 2020, 1,000 MW by 2025 and 2,000 MW by 2030 through the implementation of the National Program on DSM; the load factor of national electricity system (Kpt) increased from l% -2% in the period 2018-2020 and 3% -4% in the period from 2021 to 2030.
BEGIC - On the morning of April 20th, at the Becamex Business Incubator (Eastern International University), the Contest Announcement Program of "Startup Idea Battle" for the second time – 2019 took place.
Attending the ceremony were Dr. Ngo Minh Duc - Vice President of Eastern International University; Mrs. Tran Thi Diem Trinh - Deputy Secretary of Provincial Youth Union, Chairman of Binh Duong Student Association; Ms. Nguyen Hien Hong Hanh - Director of Becamex Business Incubator with a large number of union members, youth and students.
Students attending the Contest Announcement Program
The second "Startup Idea Battle" contest - 2019 organized by Eastern International University in collaboration with Binh Duong Province Youth Union for all Vietnamese citizens and foreigners aged 15 to 22 who are living, studying and working in Vietnam with a total prize value of up to VND 300 million. The competition consists of 03 rounds of competitions, revolving around community service ideas, sustainable development, breakthrough technology, smart cities and green initiatives in the fields of technology, education, health, environment, trade, services, public utilities etc. Round 1, took place on June 1st, 2019, round 2 took place on June 15th, 2019; the final round took place on June 22nd, 2019. The Organizing Committee's deadline for receiving the application documents is May 25th, 2019.
Mrs. Tran Thi Diem Trinh - Deputy Secretary of Provincial Youth Union speaks at the Contest
Speaking at the program, Ms. Tran Thi Diem Trinh - Deputy Secretary of Binh Duong Youth Union said the contest is part of the construction program of innovative start-up ecosystem in Binh Duong and Binh Duong smart city. This is a practical activity to promote creativity and entrepreneurship in all students; the opportunity to learn and experience with professionals to summarize business knowledge and experiences and realize ideas right from the school chair; at the same time contribute creative ideas to successfully build Binh Duong Smart City.
Training for start-up knowledge for contestants participating in the Contest
Right after the announcement of the Contest, the Organizing Committee introduced the Contest rules; contest provisions form and winning criteria of the Contest; at the same time, organized a training course on startup knowledge for contestants participating in the Contest with the topic "Definition and orientation about start-up. Identify business opportunities and find out customers problems".
According to statistics, there are
currently about 3,000 innovation start-up businesses, 40
start-up incubators and 40 venture capital funds operating in Vietnam. In 2018,
the startup ecosystem in Vietnam has recorded 92 investment deals into start-up
businesses with a total value of over USD $ 889 million, 3
times higher than 2017.