BEGIC - In the morning of October 15th, 2019, the People's Committee of Binh Duong province hold the Japanese businesses dialogue at the Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center aiming to listen the suggestion and proposition and promptly create the favorable conditions to businesses
BEGIC - In the morning of October 07, Binh Duong Foreign Affairs Department in coordination with Department of Training and Education, Binh Duong Red Cross, Consulate General of Korean in Ho Chi Minh City and Korean business Association in Binh Duong province organized the 7th Kocham Scholarship and Love houses Granting Ceremony.
BEGIC - In the morning of September 24th, 2019, the People's Committee of Binh Duong province hold the FDI business dialogue at the Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center aiming to listen the suggestion and proposition and promptly create the favorable conditions to businesses.
BEGIC - On the morning of September 20th, at the Provincial Convention and Exhibition Center, Farmer Association of Binh Duong Province held the Conference "Solutions to link businesses in implementing agricultural product chains in 2019".
BEGIC - On the afternoon of September 17th, at the Administrative Center of Binh Duong Province, Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee chaired the meeting to approve the draft Plan of Horasis Asia Meeting – Binh Duong 2019. The Horasis Asia Meeting – Binh Duong 2019 (hereinafter referred as Horasis - Binh Duong 2019) will be held from November 24 - 26, 2019 at Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center.
BEGIC - On the afternoon of September 18th, Public Security of Binh Duong province held the inauguration ceremony of Kim Huy Industrial Park Police Station, located in Phu Tan Ward, Thu Dau Mot City.
BEGIC - To receive, resolve and return the results of administrative procedures to the people, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Justice and People's Committees of districts, towns and cities will organize to work on Saturday.
BEGIC - Implementing the Party and State policies on managing foreign activities, improving the quality and effectiveness of foreign activities contributing to provincial socio-economic development, in September 05th, 2019, Binh Duong Foreign Affairs Department in coordination with Center for Foreign Affairs and Languages Training in Ho Chi Minh City organized the training class of updating foreign affairs knowledge for over 200 provincial officials, functionaries.
BEGIC - The Provincial People's Committee announced a list of enterprises conducting price registration and price declaration at the Department of Finance. This notice replaces Notice No. 175/TB-UBND dated August 15th, 2018 of the People's Committee of Binh Duong Province.
BEGIC - In the morning of August 28th, at the Binh Duong Administration Center, the provincial Delegation of National Assembly hold the meeting to collect comments on the amended Labor Code. Mr. Pham Trong Nhan, Deputy Head of Binh Duong National Assembly Delegation and Mrs. Truong Thi Bich Hanh, Chairman of the Provincial Labor Confederation co-chaired the meeting with the participation of representatives of provincial departments, agencies, industry associations, confederations and employers.
BEGIC - In the afternoon of October 14th, at the Binh Duong Administration Center, Mr. Dang Minh Hung, Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee received the delegation of Cambridge International School (CIS) – Russia Federation led by Mr. Ildar Nafikov, CEO of CIS Group in working session with Binh Duong authorities.
At the meeting, Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee, briefed the social economic development as well as education and training activities of Binh Duong province. Binh Duong province pays great attention to education because investment in education and training is the motor of the development, especially in the context that Binh Duong province is deploying the smart city project and meeting the demands of the 4th Industrial Revolution.
CIS Group hopes to explore the cooperation opportunities to build the high quality training program with Binh Duong province and Becamex IDC. to serve the community.
Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, 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, co-chaired the conference.
Mr. Kawaue Junichi,, Consul General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City, Mr. Okada Hideyuki Japanese Business Association in Ho Chi Minh city, Ms. Yasuie Kumi Deputy Head of Japan External Trade Organization, representatives of provincial departments, districts, towns and Thu Dau Mot City and about 80 Japanese businesses in the province attended the program.
According to Department of Planning and Investment, in 9 months of 2019, Binh Duong province attracted over 2.56 billion US dollars from 34 countries and territories, a rise of 83% against last period. Binh Duong is the third largest destination of FDI attraction of Viet Nam (after Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi) with 3,702 projects from 64 countries and territories, total registered capital of over 34.8 billion US dollars.
Japan is the biggest investor of Binh Duong province in term of the capital with 304 projects of 5.65 billion US dollars, accounting for 16.2% of total provincial FDI investment. Japanese businesses specializes in building infrastructure, residential and urban areas, electronics,…
At the dialogue, foreign investors and association paid attention to issues related to import- export, human resources, infrastructure, especially trans-regional transport infrastructures, etc. The provincial authorities directly answer the questions of companies aiming to create the most favorable condition for investors.
Speaking at the dialogue, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem, Chairman of People's Committee affirmed that Binh Duong will stand by businesses, try to resolve the difficulties faced by companies and focus in improving the investment environment, the competitiveness to support businesses community, especially improving the infrastructure, the quality of labour, building social houses, implementing the administrative procedures reforms, facilitating enterprises. Binh Duong authorities will stand by businesses for the sustainable of both companies and the province.
Mr. Dang Minh Hung, Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee, representatives of related departments, Consulate General of Korean in Ho Chi Minh City, Kocham and Korean sponsors attended the ceremony.
Kocham granted scholarships to 219 students with over 700 million dong (135 high school students and 84 junior students); 13 love houses for underprivileged households with total of over 1 billion dong.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Dang Minh Hung, Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee recognized and appreciated the contribution of Kocham Binh Duong and Korean businesses to Binh Duong social economic development as well as company social responsibility to local people.
Currently, Korean is the forth biggest investor among 64 countries and territories in Binh Duong province with over 700 projects equivalent to more than 3 billion US dollars. And he hoped that Binh Duong will continue to receive the support from Korean businesses to held the underprivileged people to overcome the difficulties
BEGIC - In the afternoon of October 07, at the Binh Duong Administration center, Mr. Mai Hung Dung, Standing Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee received Mr. Yoon Kim, Director General of Viet Nam, Cambodia and Myanmar Region – Schneider Electric Group.
At the meeting, Mr. Yoon Kim, Director General of Viet Nam, Cambodia and Myanmar Region – Schneider Electric Group introduced the general information of Schneider Electric Group. Schneider Electric is the French Group, ranks the first in building automation and the second industrial automation projects in the world. Schneider Electric has its power company in Viet Nam since 1994 and also has many projects in countries in the world including China, Russia, etc.
Mr. Mai Hung Dung, Standing Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee welcomed Schneider Electric to pay a working visit in Binh Duong to explore the cooperation opportunities and requested provincial branches and departments to research and cooperate with Schneider Electric Group to deploy the Binh Duong smart City project especially in energy field.
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, co-chaired the conference. Mr. Roy Kho Ngee Seng, Consul General of Singapore, Mr. Roberto Cajati, Vice Consul General of Italy, representative of Consulate General of Thailand, Germany and Malaysia in Ho Chi Minh, leaders of departments, agencies, districts, towns and Thu Dau Mot City; representatives of foreign businesses associations European Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong Business Association –Viet Nam, and about 100 FDI businesses in the province attended the program.
According to Department of Planning and Investment, in 9 months of 2019, Binh Duong province attracted over 2.42 billion US dollars from 34 countries and territories, a rise of 81% against last period. Accumulate, Binh Duong is the second largest destination of FDI attraction of Viet Nam (after Ho Chi Minh City) with 3,670 from 64 countries and territories, total registered capital of over 34.7 billion US dollars.
From 2016, Binh Duong province has decided to renovate the development, investment model, creating the new momentum to the Binh Duong smart city project. Binh Duong has achieved considerable results in launching the Binh Duong brand name to the world including to be an official member of the World Technopolis Association (WTA) and Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). The province also organized successfully two international events including series of Binh Duong WTA 2018 events and Horasis Asia Meeting – Binh Duong 2018. Especially, Binh Duong is the first locality of Viet Nam which is recognized as one of 21 regions having the world 2019 typical smart city strategy.
At the dialogue, foreign investors and association frankly explained their aspiration as well as difficulties, challenges during business operation in Binh Duong province. The main topics were related to import- export, human resources, infrastructure, especially trans-regional transport infrastructures, etc. The provincial authorities directly answer the questions of companies aiming to create the most favorable condition for investors.
Speaking at the dialogue, Mr. Tran Van Nam, Secretary of provincial Party Committee and Mr. Tran Thanh Liem – Chairman of People's Committee affirmed that Binh Duong will stand by businesses, try to resolve the difficulties faced by companies and focus in improving the investment environment, the competitiveness to support businesses community, especially improving the infrastructure, the quality of labour, building social houses, implementing the administrative procedures reforms, facilitating enterprises. Binh Duong authorities will stand by businesses for the sustainable of both companies and the province.
BEGIC- In the afternoon of September 24th, 2019, at Binh Duong Administration Center, Mr. Tran Van Nam, Secretary of Binh Duong Party Committee received Mr. Ang Kong Hua, Chairman of Sembcorp Industries Board of Directors in his working visit in Binh Duong province.
Mr. Tran Van Nam, Secretary of Binh Duong Party Committee highly appreciated the cooperation between Singapore and Binh Duong in the past time and Viet Nam – Singapore Industrial Park – the joint venture of Singapore and Binh Duong is the industrial park model of Viet Nam with 8 VSIPs are operated in 6 provinces and cities in Viet Nam.
Mr. Ang Kong Hua, Chairman of Sembcorp Industries Board of Directors expressed his impression to the province development and affirmed that Binh Duong province and Becamex IDC. are the strategic partners of Sembcorp. He hoped that Sembcorp could continue to cooperate with Binh Duong province in deploying its new projects including renewable energy, waste-to-energy, wastewater treatment and water recycling.
In the same afternoon, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem, Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee also had a working session with Mr. Ang Kong Hua, Chairman of Sembcorp Industries Board of Directors. Chairman Tran Thanh Liem briefed the socio – economic development of the province. Singapore is the third largest investor among 64 countries and territories in Binh Duong province with 238 projects of 4.3 billion US dollars. He hoped that the cooperation between Singapore and Viet Nam in general and Singapore and Binh Duong in particular is more and more developed. Chairman Tran Thanh Liem also highly appreciated the contribution of VSIPs to Viet Nam as well as Binh Duong in last 23 years.
* In the morning of Septembe 24th, 2019, Sembcorp Smart Energy Solutions Vietnam (Sembcorp), a newly incorporated wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries has signed a joint venture agreement with Becamex IDC and Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park J.V. Co (VSIP) on applying new generation of sustainable smart energy solutions to Vietnam. The tripartite partnership will see a range of energy and utilities solutions such as renewable energy, waste-to-energy, wastewater treatment and water recycling brought to VSIP's various integrated townships and industrial parks as well as other Becamex-owned industrial parks and facilities in Vietnam.The first completed project under this collaboration is a 51 kilowatt-peak rooftop solar farm atop the 12,000-square foot VSIP administrative building in Binh Duong province. The solar panels installed will provide renewable energy and lower the carbon footprint for this building.
BEGIC - On the morning of September 24th, at VSIP Office, Thuan An Town, Becamex IDC, Sembcorp Smart Energy Solutions (a member of Sembcorp Industries) and VSIP Joint Venture held a signing ceremony of business cooperation and introduction of solar power project. When the solar power project is implemented, businesses will have the opportunity to operate green energy to reduce operating costs and improve competitiveness.
The solar system is based on a high-tech digital platform connected to Monitoring Center for Solar Activities of Sembcorp located in Singapore. Using real-time monitoring tools, this centralized system remotely monitors the output of all single chains of rooftop solar power systems in complex projects. This platform provides enhanced visibility of active devices and helps maintenance and troubleshooting teams quickly deploy as needed - making solar devices more robust and reliable. Firstly, customers in industrial parks will be proposed to use renewable energy from solar panels installed on the roof of the factory. Becamex and Sembcorp will create conditions for more than 1,000 customers to have the opportunity to operate green energy, thereby achieving environmental sustainability goals. By using green energy, customers will reduce operating costs and improve competitiveness.
Solar panels will provide renewable energy and reduce the amount of carbon emissions
A small rooftop solar power project has been implemented in the office building of VSIP I, Thuan An town. The solar panels installed here are expected to provide renewable energy and reduce the amount of carbon emissions in the building. Plans to install rooftop solar power on all office buildings of VSIP are also being implemented.
Leaders of Becamex IDC, Sembcorp Smart Energy Solutions and VSIP Joint Venture Company sign a business cooperation agreement
Delegates perform the launching ceremony of solar power project
Mr. Koh Chiap Khiong - General Director of Energy in Singapore, Southeast Asia and China of Sembcorp Industries Group said: "We are delighted to join the joint venture with the goal of introducing smart and sustainable energy solutions to Vietnamese businesses. We believe that these solutions will help us bring greater added value to our partners and customers of VSIP and Becamex by helping them manage their carbon emissions and save costs".
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Van Hung - Chairman of the Board of Directors of Becamex IDC said, grasping the trend of the world generally and the demand of investors in Binh Duong and provinces particularly in developing clean energy, along with taking advantage of favorable natural conditions, suitable for the development of this type of energy, Becamex and partners have taken active steps in preparing people, potentials, technologies, finance, cooperation etc. These steps suit with the general orientation of Binh Duong province in the development of smart city model. With the goal of sustainable development and optimal customer service, the joint venture will continue to research, develop and launch more projects that take advantage of the modern green energy solutions from Singapore and infrastructure development, along with customer base available in Vietnam.
Delegates visit the rooftop solar power system at VSIP I Office building
Currently, VSIP is applying special solutions to operate industrial and urban complexes in a socially and environmentally sustainable way, at the same time, contribute to the economic development in the direction of national industrialization. The shareholders of VSIP, Becamex IDC and Sembcorp Development are increasingly investing in energy and utility solutions such as renewable energy, waste disposal into energy, wastewater treatment and water recycling, towards a productive economy and sustainable development.
In the afternoon of September 20th, 2019, at Binh Duong Administration Center, Mr. Tran Van Nam, Secretary of Binh Duong Party Committee received Mr. Kho Ngee Seng Roy, Consul General of Singapore in Ho Chi Minh City in courtesy visit in Binh Duong province.
Mr. Tran Van Nam, Secretary of Binh Duong Party Committee sent the congratulations on the successful term in Viet Nam to Consul General Kho Ngee Seng Roy. Secretary Tran Van Nam highly appreciated the cooperation between Singapore and Binh Duong in the past time and hoped to strengthen the bilateral relation in the coming time. Viet Nam – Singapore Industrial Park – the joint venture of Singapore and Binh Duong is the IP model of Viet Nam and until now, 8 Viet Nam – Singapore industrial parks are operated in 6 provinces and cities in Viet Nam.
In the same afternoon, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem, Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee also had a working session with Mr. Kho Ngee Seng Roy, Consul General of Singapore in Ho Chi Minh City. Chairman Tran Thanh Liem briefed the socio – economic development of the province. Singapore is the third largest investor among 64 countries and territories in Binh Duong province with 238 projects of 4.3 billion US dollars. He hoped to continuously receive the support from Consulate General of Singapore in Ho Chi Minh City in calling Singaporean investors to invest in Binh Duong province.
Consul General Kho Ngee Seng Roy expressed his impression to Binh Duong achievement as well as the transport and industrial parks infrastructures. Singaporean businesses appreciated the support of Binh Duong government during their operation. He extended his thanks for the hospitality of Binh Duong leaders and hoped to continue to deepen the bilateral cooperation in the coming time.
BEGIC - On the morning of September 20th, at the Provincial Administration Center, Binh Duong Provincial People's Committee (PPC) held an Announcement ceremony of pilot deployment of VNPT paperless meeting room system - e-Cabinet.
Attending were Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Chairman of PPC; representatives of departments, branches, unions of the province, People's Committees of districts, towns and cities.
E-Cabinet includes functions to support the work of the PPC before, during and after the PPC Meeting; manage to send opinion form to Members of PPC, send SMS and Email notifications to Members of the PPC, members in the PPC meeting, automatically warnings, remind deadline for members of the PPC and advisory department etc.
Delegates perform the launching ceremony of e-Cabinet system
The specific objective of the e-Cabinet has been identified as reducing the time of the PPC Meetings, striving to reduce the meeting time by 30% compared to the average of previous years. E-cabinet also minimizes the use of paper documents in PPC meetings. Strive to achieve the goal of the paperless in PPC meeting, using 100% of electronic documents in the PPC meetings (except for confidential documents).
E-Cabinet system brings many utilities
Speaking at the ceremony, Chairman of the PPC Tran Thanh Liem highly appreciated the pilot implementation of the paperless meeting room; contribute towards the goal of building e-Government. Emphasizing the goal of the system is to help transform the working method from paper documents into an electronic environment, use electronic documents, create a modern, professional, transparent and effective working environment, reduce time, increase the timeliness and efficiency in job handling, Chairman of the PPC suggested that, the departments, agencies, and unions necessary to grasp the spirit of pioneering, fierce participation, strong innovation, mastering the operations to use the system competently. The active and effective operation of this system will help the PPC reach the target of reducing at least 30% of the time of PPC Meetings, at the same time minimize the use of paper documents in the PPC Meetings.
Delegates attending the PPC Meeting use laptops or tablets to exploit materials
Immediately after the e-Cabinet System officially deployed, Chairman of the PPC Tran Thanh Liem chaired the first PPC Meeting through this System through the Report on socio-economic situation, national defense and security in 9 months and key tasks for the remaining 3 months of 2019 and October 2019 agenda of the PPC.
Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee attended the meeting. Attending were scientific experts in the field of agriculture, departments, branches, enterprises operating in the field of agriculture, cooperatives and farmers with outstanding business and production in the province.
Presenters present at the conference
The conference focused on discussing a number of topics on: the role of advanced technology in the agricultural value chain; development orientation of high-tech application agriculture; the selection and application of technologies on seeds, cultivation, harvest, preservation and preliminary processing; closed production process to overcome the adverse factors of the weather and promote efficiency in production. The conference also mentioned the role of research institutions in increasing product value chain and connecting agricultural outputs; the need to link businesses to implement agricultural product chains and some contents on management, collective brand usage and fruit tree production towards organic agriculture.
Standing Vice Chairman Mai Hung Dung speaks at the conference
Speaking at the conference, Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Mai Hung Dung emphasized that, currently, there are businesses operating in the field of agriculture, Agricultural Cooperatives in the province have cooperated with farmers to produce and export agricultural products to foreign countries, bringing high economic value. Through the conference, scientists, businesses and farmers exchanged for support in new production models, high technology applications, sustainable link between production and consumption to improve agricultural economic efficiency.
Horasis - Binh Duong 2019 brings together about 400 senior guests from 60 countries around the world and 350 guests from the Central, Ministries, branches of Vietnam and localities. The meeting consists a series of discussion sessions on regional and world economic issues, new trends in technology development etc. Following the success of the Horasis Asia Meeting – Binh Duong 2018, the Horasis Asia Meeting – Binh Duong 2019 is organized including 04 Horasis plenary meetings, 35 Regional Dialogue focused on Asia and also other event such as "Horasis for all" Festival.
At the meeting, delegates focused discussions and suggestions to overcome the outstanding issues of Horasis - Binh Duong 2018 such as: Security, decoration, communication, logistics, welcome rituals etc. to create success for Horasis - Binh Duong 2019.
Speaking at the meeting, the Standing Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee requested the established sub-committees to actively assign tasks to members as a basis for implementation. In the process of implementing the tasks, the member departments and branches must actively exchange and provide information to the relevant subcommittees, regularly reporting the status of work performance. Departments, branches and People's Committees of districts, towns and cities thoroughly and widely propagate information to cadres, civil servants, officials, laborers and the entire people about the purpose and significance of hosting Horasis 2019.
Attending were Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee; Mr. Vo Van Minh - Chairman of Provincial People's Council.
After 10 months of construction, Kim Huy Industrial Park Police Station has been completed. After 10 months of construction, Kim Huy Industrial Park Police Station has been completed. This is a 3-levels working area, a construction area of 365 m2, a total construction cost of about VND 6 billion funded by Kim Huy Industrial Park Development Co., Ltd. In addition to the office and living room, the station also has a number of other work items in order to improve the combat quality of officers and soldiers, to well perform the task of ensuring security and order in the industrial park. Along with the inauguration, Public Security of Binh Duong province also announced the Decision of the apparatus and staffing of Kim Huy Industrial Park Police Station; mobilize leading and commanding officers. Accordingly, the Kim Huy Industrial Park Police Station is composed of a General Team, Crime prevention and combat Team and Administrative management on social order Team. Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Minh Hai - Former Head of Advisory Department of provincial Public Security, hold the position of Head of Kim Huy Industrial Park Police Station.
Delegates perform the launching ceremony of Kim Huy Industrial Park Police Station
The establishment of Kim Huy Industrial Police Station helps Public Security of Thu Dau Mot city deploy more professional measures, organize patrols, control, crime prevention and other law violations, contributing to ensure the stable and efficient social order and safety, business production activities in the industrial park, which serves the local socio-economic development.
BEGIC - In the morning of September 12th, 2019, at Binh Duong Administration Center, Mr. Mai Hung Dung – Standing Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee had meeting with Mr. Abedalrasq Khalil, Senior Water Resources Specialist on Di An waste water project deployment in Binh Duong province.
Leaders of Department of Construction, Planning and Investment, Foreign Affairs, Project Management Unit of Waste water management, Di An People's Committee attended the meeting.
Mr. Abedalrasq Khalil, Senior Water Resources Specialist, appreciated Binh Duong province in deploying projects funded by World Bank. Di an waste water project has being deployed 90% works. The two principal issues are the raising land acquisition cost and waste water tariff building.
Standing Vice Chairman Mai Hung Dung expressed his thanks to World Bank for the cooperation and support to Binh Duong province in constructing and operating the projects and hoped to cooperate closely with World Bank in funding and deploying projects in the province in the coming time.
Binh Duong authorities will accelerate the pending works in order to complete the project for the interest of Binh Duong people.
Specifically, the units and divisions arranged to work on Saturday mornings, including: Department of receiving and returning results of districts and towns and Public Administration Service Center of Thu Dau Mot City; Department of receiving and returning results of People's Committees of wards and towns in districts, towns and cities; Land registration offices branch of in districts, towns and cities; No. 1 and No. 2 Notary Public Offices of the Department of Justice.
Regarding to People's Committee of commune, districts and towns consider and take initiative for People's Committee of commune to work on Saturday morning according to the actual situation of receiving, returning results and conditions of the People's Committee of commune.
BEGIC - In the afternoon of September 06th, 2019, at Binh Duong Administration Center, Mr. Dang Minh Hung – Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee received Mr. Apirat Sugondhabhirom, Consul General of Thailand in Ho Chi Minh City in his courtesy call to Binh Duong province.
At the meeting, Mr. Dang Minh Hung -Vice Chairman of provincial People's Committee introduced briefly the socio-economic development and investment attraction directions of Binh Duong province. Currently, Binh Duong province has 33 Thai projects with the capital of nearly 600 million US dollars, specializing in paper production, food processing and manufacturing, agricultural products, beverage, plastic products, etc. Besides, Thai investors also actively take social responsibilities with diverse activities in Binh Duong province. Parallel to economic development, Binh Duong province pays special attention to education and healthcare and wishes cooperate with Thailand in these areas.
Mr. Apirat Sugondhabhirom, Consul General of Thailand in Ho Chi Minh City appreciated the Binh Duong dynamic development with abundant labor, convenient logistics and transportation, attracting Thai investors to do business in the province. He said that Thailand focusses on education cooperation, exchanging teachers with several countries and hoped could cooperates in this field in the future.
Ambassador Le Quoc Hung, former Director of Ho Chi Minh Foreign Affairs Department, Former Consul General of Viet Nam in San Francisco, USA shared information about foreign affairs skills, protocol and communication skills to the participants.
Speaking in the opening the training class, Mr. Le Phu Hoa – Director of Binh Duong Foreign Affairs Department briefed the achievement of the provincial foreign activities, foreign direct investment situation as well as outstanding international events hold in Binh Duong province including series event of World Technopolis Association (WTA) 2018 and Binh Duong Economic Cooperation Forum (Horasis 2018), etc. The training class of updating foreign affairs knowledge for officials hold in 2 days (September 05th, and 06th, 2019).
BEGIC - On the morning of September 4th, at the 2019 Opening ceremony of Ngo Thoi Nhiem School (Hoa Phu ward, Thu Dau Mot City), Viet Nam Technology and Telecommunication Joint Stock Company (VNTT) and NTT Group (Japan), unit has had many years in implementing the ICT learning environment in many schools in Japan, officially piloted Smart Education solution.
Attending the ceremony were leader representatives of Binh Duong Department of Education and Training, Mr. Shunichi Kondo - Representative of NTT Vietnam, Mr. Giang Quoc Dung - General Director of VNTT.
The deployment of smart education solutions (Smart Education) is one of the activities to contribute to the realization of the project "Enhancing the application of information technology in management and support of teaching - learning and scientific research activities, contributing to improve the quality of education and training in 2016-2020 period, with orientations toward 2025" of the Government and the implementation of Binh Duong Smart City Project. Following the success of the pilot implementation in the Northern region (Hanoi), the Central region (Da Nang), VNTT has cooperated with NTT Vietnam to deploy the Smart Education solution for the Southern region, which is piloted in Binh Duong province.
Delegates perform the pilot cutting ceremony of Smart Education solution at Ngo Thoi Nhiem School
Smart Education system is one of the highly appreciated systems and is being successfully applied in many schools in Japan. The solution has also received a lot of positive feedback and evaluation at some pilot schools in Vietnam such as Archimedes Academy Primary School in Hanoi and Tran Cao Van Primary School in Da Nang.
Students will learn directly on the tablet device
Deploying the Smart Education system into schools with the application of cloud computing technology provided and guaranteed by VNTT in storing teaching content, textbooks, modern information technology equipment (interactive boards, computers and tablets, charging cabinet systems and accessories etc.), together with a professional IT support team of VNTT, has created an intelligent classroom model that will bring high efficiency in creating and improving creative thinking, analytical skills, problem solving and teamwork communication skills for students.
Smart Education solution consists of 5 components and closely linked to create a comprehensive solution: Smart teaching application software; lecture system; modern information technology equipment system; transmission system; IT support staff system.
It is known that, in 2019-2020, VNTT will pilot Smart Education at Phu Tan Primary School and Ngo Thoi Nhiem School for grades 3,4,5 with the subjects of Mathematics, Science and Vietnamese.
Classroom model with Smart Education
After the trial ends (December 31st, 2019), based on the opinions of the Provincial People's Committee and the Department of Education and Training of Binh Duong Province, VNTT will officially provide this solution to the tested schools and other public schools throughout the province.
In 2019-2020, Ngo Thoi Nhiem school system has 6,300 high school students, 1,200 preschool students. In Binh Duong, Ngo Thoi Nhiem School has been in operation for 8 years, in 2019-2020, the school has 2,500 students, of which 900 boarding students. In this school year, the school carried out a comprehensive renovation of thinking to take action, proactively approach the general education program, towards developing students' qualities and competencies.
BEGIC - In the morning of August 22nd, at the Binh Duong Administration Center, Champasak People's Council Delegation led by Mr. Khamsy Piangvolavong, Vice Chairman Champasak People's Council, paid a working visit to Binh Duong province.
Mrs. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh, Vice Chairwoman of Binh Duong People's Council and leaders of related commissions, departments and agencies received the delegation.
At the session, the two sides briefed socio-economic development of Binh Duong and Champasak province as well as shared experiences in implementing the functions and tasks of the bilateral People's Councils. Leader of Champasak People's Council expressed the sincere thanks to his counterpart for the hospitality and hoped to deepen the friendship relation between Binh Duong and Champasak governments and people.
Champasak People's Council Delegation visited Binh Duong province
Deploying the signed Memorandum of Understanding, Binh Duong and Champasak cooperated in human resources training in healthcare, sports, information and communication technology, investment promotion including the 10,000 rubber trees projects of Dau Tieng Vietnam-Laos Rubber Joint Stock Company, medical consultation and gifts granting for poor Laotians, scholarship granting for Laotian students to study in Binh Duong province.
The delegation also visited companies in Dau Tieng District, Tay Ninh and Ba Ria –Vung Tau province.
Currently, 186 enterprises conducted price declaration and 83 enterprises registered prices.
Any changed information of the businesses including name, type of business, address will be sent by written document to Department of Finance within 15 working days after the change, and at the same time, enterprises continue to make price declaration according to current regulations.
Department of Finance is responsible for urging and guiding organizations and individuals named in the lists to implement price registration and price declaration in accordance to current regulations.
This Labor Code will be basically and comprehensively revised to address 10 policies that the Government has submitted to the National Assembly before and some new and important policies including: solving problems and shortcomings arising in 6 years since 2013. The goal is to meet the requirements of institutionalizing the provisions of the 2013 Constitution and ensure the uniformity of recently promulgated laws. Meeting requirements from international economic integration and implementing labor commitments in trade agreements that Vietnam has ratified and acceded to. The purpose is to meet the requirements of institutionalizing the provisions of the 2013 Constitution and ensure the uniformity of recently promulgated laws; adaptation to the international economic integration and implementing labor commitments in trade agreements ratified by Viet Nam.
The meeting panorama
The draft consists of 17 chapters, 223 articles, down 19 articles compared to the current Labor Code. Amending and supplementing about 170 articles in all chapters, 2 articles of the Law on Social Insurance related to the adjustment to increase the retirement age ... Specifically, on expanding the agreement framework on overtime hours, the current Labor Code stipulates that the maximum total overtime must not exceed 200 hours per year, in special cases it shall not exceed 300 hours per year; the draft of the revised Labor Code proposed in special cases, increasing by 100 hours per year (from 300 hours per year to 400 hours per year). According to the draft (plan 1) from January 1, 2021, the retirement age for men is 60 years and 3 months, for women is 55 years and 4 months; after that, each year will increase by 3 months for men and 4 months for women until 62 years for men and 60 years for women.
Participants commented in the meeting
At the meeting, participants commented specifically on the content of the draft Labor Code (amended) on salaries, expanding the agreement framework on overtime; the right to unilaterally terminate the labor contract of the employee; regulations on retirement age of employees and policies for female workers; ... Specifically, the proposal remains the 48 hours per week, and overtime pay is about 1.5 times compared to normal wages to ensure competitiveness, because labor productivity is still low compared to many countries in the region, overtime wages remain high. The increase in retirement age must be suitable for each region, each field and each specific object. At the same time, the participants also proposed the drafting of the law according to the open mechanism appropriate to types of businesses.
Implementing the Resolution No. 28-NQ/TW, in order to ensure that many people are entitled to social insurance policies, increasing the retirement age, reducing social insurance payment time to 15 years, or 10 years instead of 20 years, adding July 27 as a public holiday were proposed during the discussion.
The opinions of the delegates will be summarized and proposed, and proposed to the National Assembly for consideration and addition to the Labor Code to ensure the rights and interests of employees in accordance with the principles and requirements set out in new period.
BEGIC - In the morning of August 27th, at the Binh Duong Administration Center, the Provincial People's Committee hold the monthly session of August, 2019. Mr. Tran Thanh Liem presided the session.
Participants were Vice Chairmen, members of the provincial People's Committee and leaders of departments and agencies, districts, towns and Thu Dau Mot City.
The provincial report on socio-economic security and defense situation of August, 2019 were approved. The provincial People's Committee's directed and promptly and efficiently deployed the prevention and control of African swine fever; flood and storm prevention, organizational structure and staffing; solved difficulties and problems of departments, branches and localities. Socio economic figures continued to grow; political security, social order were maintained. Industrial, agriculture production continued to develop, import – export turnover were increased significantly, FDI attraction rose in both project number and registered capital in comparison with the last period; budget revenue reached the proposed plan, expenditures was saved and efficient; bank bad debt decreased; the new school year was well prepared.
Compared to last month, social economic figures were increased. Specifically, the industrial production index rose by 6.59% over the previous month and an increase of 14.27% over the same period in 2018; Estimated total of commodity retail sales and service revenue was VND 18,864 billion, up 0.4% over the previous month and up 20.3% over the same period. The consumer price index of 8 months increased by 2.14% over the same period; export turnover was estimated at 3 billion 404 million US dollars, up 52.5% over the previous month and up 54% over the same period; Import turnover in August was estimated at US $ 2 billion, reaching US $ 187 million, up 22.2% over the previous month and up 33.6% over the same period. 8-month export and import surplus7-month surplus of import and export reached US $ 3.8 billion. Provincial budget is estimated to reach 4,360 billion dong, up 19% over the same period and reaching 72% of the proposed figure the provincial People's Council; State expenditure was 1,371 billion Dong, up 11% over the same period and reaching 38% of the estimate.
In term of investment attraction, from July 16 to August 15, 2019, the province has attracted 7,469 billion dong of domestic businesses and 389 million USD of FDI capital. Since the beginning of the year, Binh Duong province has attracted nearly 40,440 billion dong of domestic investment, including 4,130 newly registered enterprises and 558 enterprises increasing capital; FDI attraction attracted 1.942 billion US dollars (up 74% over the same period), including 146 new projects, 104 capital adjusted projects and 40 contributed capital projects.
Social security continued to be ensured. The province deployed solutions on reducing sustainable poverty, granted TV to 1,101 poor householders, ensured social welfares for invalids, martyrs and people with meritorious services on the occasion of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day 27/7 and the August Revolution, National Day 02/9. In 8 months, the province has created new jobs for 31,988 workers (reaching over 71.1% of the plan in 2019).
At the meeting, the provincial People's Committee noted the handling the problems difficulties arising but still faced many challenges including African swine fever, low public investment disbursement, increased traffic accidents, complex epidemics, crimes, fires.
Inspecting spontaneous residential areas
Close the meeting, Mr. Tran Than Lime, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee requested departments, branches, agencies, districts, towns and Thu Daub Mot City to focus on overcoming difficulties, accelerating to disburse public investment capital, organizing dialogues with businesses, industrial associations; strictly managing revenue sources and handling tax arrears; reviewing and handling spontaneous residential areas, establishing regulations on management of planning and architecture of 03 routes: Binh Duong Boulevard, My Phuoc - Tan Van and DT.743 ...
BEGIC - The morning of August 17th, at Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center, Eastern International University hold the EIU graduation ceremony phase 1 of 2019 to over 200 students of Faculties of Business Administration, Information Technology, Engineering and Nursing.
Mr. Dang Minh Hung, Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee, leaders of related of departments, agencies, EIU, students and their parents attended the ceremony.
EIU was established by Becamex IDC Corporation, operates under the model of many universities in one university, attracting graduate lecturers from many European and American countries, training courses meeting the demands of the socio economic development and businesses' needs for the sustainable development.
Mr. Dang Minh Hung (right) - Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee presented a flowers to congratulate the ceremony
Mr. Dang Minh Hung (left) - Vice Chairman congratulated the new bachelor
Dr. Nguyen Van Phuc - Rector of EIU awarded diplomas to students
According to Dr. Nguyen Van Phuc - Rector of EIU, with the philosophy of "Human, community, creativity and sustainability", EIU is not only a university model of teaching and learning but also is a community for working, studying and researching for common development. Currently, EIU is focusing on training major faculties of management science, technical science - technology and health sciences. In order to become an international standard university, EIU focuses on training programs according to Asian university accreditation standards, defining the minimum English level of IELTS 6.0; building an ecosystem of "Teaching learning - Scientific research - Connecting communities - Practicing startups". Specifically, the business incubator, TechLab, manufacturing laboratory and lighting lab were built by EIU to create the ideal learning environment and create the best conditions for students.
In the past 3 years, more than 95% of EIU students after graduation have had jobs appropriate to their professional knowledge. In 2019 only, over 75% of students have had jobs.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee appreciated the efforts and considerable contributions of Eastern International University during the past time. Moreover, EIU needs to pay attention to improving the quality of training to improving labor resources; proactively prepare to open a number of training codes to meet the requirements of industrialization, modernization contributing to building the Binh Duong smart city. Students need to strive, be diligent in training, study, scientific researches to become a useful citizen.
Tung Won Woo (Korea) – EIU student of K4 Marketing in Business Administration said "After 04 years of studying and researching at Eastern International University. The study environment is very favorable, and teachers and students are enthusiastic and friendly, helping me to discover new things. EIU has diverse study programs, provides opportunities to visit and connect to businesses. And I also shared my experience with new students to communicate with foreigners, improving English, being active and enthusiastic to participate in many activities".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.