On the morning of April 3rd, at Binh Duong Administrative Center, Provincial People's Council term IX held the 9th Meeting (unusual). Attending were Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of Party Central Committee, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Head of Provincial National Assembly Delegation; Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee; Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao - Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee; comrades in the Provincial Standing Committee, Provincial Party Executive Committee; Vice Chairmen of Provincial People's Councils, People's Committees and 66 provincial People's Council deputies.
BEGIC - On the morning of April 2nd, at Binh Duong Administrative Center, the provincial People's Committee held a regular meeting in March 2019 to approve the report on the situation of socio-economic development, national defense - security in the 1st quarter and the key task of the 2nd quarter of 2019. Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee chaired the meeting.
BEGIC - On the morning of April 8th, at Binh Duong Administrative Center, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee and Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao - Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee presided to award the appointment, re-appointment and retirement decisions for officials.
BEGIC - In the afternoon of April 04th, 2019,
at Binh Duong People’s Committee hall, Mr. Dang Minh Hung, Vice Chairman of
Binh Duong People’s Committee received Mrs. Phimpha Keomixay, the new Consul
General of the Lao People's Democratic Republic in Ho Chi Minh City in her
courtesy call to Binh Duong province.
BEGIC - In the morning of April 03rd, 2019,
at the Binh Duong Exhibition and Convention Center, Asian Development Bank in
coordination with Binh Duong Department of Industry and Trade held the workshop
on “How Binh Duong can become smart city: Opportunities and potential
cooperation including the smart and efficient lighting project”.
BEGIC - On March 25, 2019, at the Administrative Center of Oryol Province (Russian Federation), the delegation of Binh Duong Province led by Mr. Tran Van Nam, Member of The Party Central Committee, Secretary of Binh Duong Party Committee had a working visit with Mr. Andrey Yevgenyevich Klychkov – Governor of Oryol province.
BEGIC - That was the affirmation of Mr. Ousmane Dione - Country Director of the World Bank (WB) in Vietnam when working with Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee on the afternoon of March 26 at the Administrative Center of Binh Duong Province.
BEGIC - In the afternoon of
March 27, 2019, Mr. Fujiwara Yutaka, Deputy of Economic commercial Cooperation
Department – Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan had a working
session with Mr. Tran Thanh Liem, Chairman of Binh Duong provincial People’s
BEGIC - That was the subject of the 2019 National Labor Inspection Campaign, which launched by the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs on the morning of March 27 in Binh Duong province.
BEGIC - Afternoon of March 25th, at Administrative Center of Binh Duong Province, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee welcomed and worked with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) under the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Netherlands led by Mrs. Kim Tran - Chief Advisor of Drainage and wastewater treatment project in Ben Cat area.
BEGIC - On the morning of March 20, at the Provincial Administration Center, Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Mai Hung Dung chaired a meeting to hear the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development report 2 projects: "Developing specialty fruit gardens associated with eco-tourism in the southern region of Binh Duong province" and "Building a safe vegetable production chain in the Southern region of Binh Duong province in the period of 2020-2021".
Objective of the project "Building a safe vegetable production chain in the Southern region of Binh Duong province in the period of 2020-2021" is to build a model of safe vegetable production in chains, ensuring traceability, applying VietGAP process, creating safe products; contribute to improving productivity, quality and efficiency of products, associated with the consumer market, creating a stable output, increasing income for producers. Specifically, building 01 safe vegetable production chain (leaf vegetables, fruit and vegetables of all kinds) with an area of about 7.64 ha (about 23 organizations and individuals) aims to provide a safe amount of vegetables for consumers inside and outside the province about 580 tons/ year, with a total budget of more than VND 10.2 billion. The project implementation period is 02 years from the approval of the Provincial People's Committee (from 2020-2021).
The project "Developing specialty fruit gardens associated with eco-tourism in the Southern region of Binh Duong province" is expected to be implemented in 03 years from the approval of the Provincial People's Committee (from 2020-2022), with a total budget of over VND 2.5 billion. The project objective is to develop models of orchard development in association with eco-tourism, in order to increase the income of gardeners and promote eco-tourism in the southern region of Binh Duong province. Accordingly, the project builds 2 models/ 7 destinations for specialty fruit orchard in Thuan An city (4 points) and Bach Dang commune, Tan Uyen town (3 points). These are models, destinations for tourists inside and outside the province to visit, contributing to increasing incomes for the households participating in the project, creating jobs for local people.
Delegates speak at the meeting
In conclusion of the meeting, Standing Vice Chairman Mai Hung Dung asked the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to supplement some contents, in which must analyze the economic efficiency of each project, people's income when participating in the project. In particular, the Standing Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee also noted that the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development should take into account the risk factors in each project; Studying a simple but effective way to invest. After the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development completes the supplement, it will be submitted to the Provincial People's Committee for approval.
BEGIC - On the afternoon of March 9, at the Administrative Center of Binh Duong Province, the IX Provincial People's Council held the 14th Session (extraordinary).
Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial National Assembly Delegation; Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao - Standing 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; Mr. Nguyen Van Loc - Member of the Provincial Standing Committee, Chairman of Provincial Viet Nam Fatherland Front Committee, Head of Provincial Commission for Mass Mobilization; Vice Chairmen, Chairwoman of People's Council, Provincial People's Committee, Member of the Provincial People's Committee; provincial leaders through periods; leaders of departments, agencies, unions, districts, towns, cities and 60 provincial People's Council representatives.
Delegates of the Provincial People's Council vote to pass resolutions
At the meeting, delegates voted to pass resolutions on: Adjusting the public investment plan in 2020; adjusting the investment policy of a number of public investment projects; Project on establishing Tan Binh town in Bac Tan Uyen district, Binh Duong province.
Accordingly, for the Public Investment Plan in 2020, an additional VND 142,760,000,000 is added from the balance of the 2019 Public Investment Plan for 25 projects, including 17 capital supplement projects and 08 new projects. In addition, adjusting the implementation time of the ground clearance project for upgrading and expanding DT.743 road and the ground clearance project for My Phuoc - Bau Bang construction project.
Tan Binh town of Bac Tan Uyen district, Binh Duong province was established on the basis of changing the status quo of the natural area, population and administrative boundaries of Tan Binh commune. Specifically, the natural area is 28,93km2; population of 9,879 people; administrative boundaries: The North borders Hung Hoa commune, Bau Bang district and Phuoc Hoa commune, Phu Giao district, the South borders Vinh Tan ward, Tan Uyen town, the West borders Chanh Phu Hoa ward, Ben Cat town and the East borders Binh My commune, Bac Tan Uyen district.
Delegates of the Provincial People's Council vote to supplement the title of Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Council
The meeting conducted additional election for the title of Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Council Session IX, term 2016-2021. Accordingly, Mr. Ho Quang Diep - Secretary of the Party Committee of Tan Uyen was elected as Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Council Term IX, term 2016-2021.
Mr. Tran Van Nam (3rd from left) - Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial National Assembly Delegation; Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao (3rd from right) - Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee; Mr. Tran Thanh Liem(2nd from left) - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee and leaders of the provincial People's Council present flowers to congratulate Mr. Ho Quang Diep (middle)
Mr. Ho Quang Diep was born in 1965,
hometown: An Son Commune, Thuan An City, Binh Duong Province, with a background
in Master of Economics and Bachelor of Business Administration. He
used to hold various positions: Chief of Provincial People's Council Office,
Chairman of People's Committee of Thuan An City, Director of Department of
Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, Secretary of Party Committee of Tan Uyen
BEGIC - On the afternoon of March 18, Mr. Nguyen Van Loc - Member of the Provincial Standing Committee, Chairman of Provincial Viet Nam Fatherland Front Committee, Head of Provincial Commission for Mass Mobilization; Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee and leaders of a number of departments and agencies visited and congratulated Bishop of Phu Cuong Diocese Nguyen Tan Tuoc on the St. Joseph Day March 19.
On behalf of the provincial leaders, Mr. Dang Minh Hung acknowledged the positive contributions of Bishop Joseph Nguyen Tan Tuoc and all Catholics in the development process of the province; especially the contributions, support, active participation in the prevention and control of Covid-19 disease over the past time. Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee congratulated the feast of Bishop Joseph Nguyen Tan Tuoc and expressed his desire for Bishop Joseph Nguyen Tan Tuoc to continue guiding and encouraging Catholic people in the province to abide by the law, actively participate in local campaigns and emulation movements, contribute to building a great unity bloc of the entire nation; actively support and implement measures to prevent and control diseases as recommended by the Health sector for the effective implementation of the prevention and control of Covid-19 disease.
Bishop Joseph Nguyen Tan Tuoc thanked the provincial leaders for visiting and congratulating the St. Joseph Day. He expressed his deep gratitude to the Party committees, the authorities and the local agencies and unions for always creating favorable conditions for the Catholics to perform their freedom of religious belief, accompanying in the process of building, developing upward of the province. Catholic compatriots in the province will continue to implement good measures to prevent and control diseases; cooperating with authorities and Health sector to carry out the prevention and control of Covid-19 epidemic with good results; live responsibly with yourself and the community.
Mr. Nguyen Van Loc - Member of the Provincial Standing Committee, Chairman of Provincial Viet Nam Fatherland Front Committee, Head of Provincial Commission for Mass Mobilization presents gift from the Provincial Party Committee, People's Council and Viet Nam Fatherland Front Committee to Bishop Joseph Nguyen Tan Tuoc
BEGIC - On the morning of March 17, at the Administrative Center of Binh Duong Province, Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial National Assembly Delegation; Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao - Permanent 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 presided over the decisions on staff work.
Accordingly, the provincial leaders handed over the decision to mobilize Mr. Ho Quang Diep - Secretary of the Party Committee of Tan Uyen to holds the position of of Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Council; handing over the decision to mobilize Mr. Nguyen Van Danh - Director of Department of Industry and Trade to work at Party Committee of Tan Uyen, appointment to join the Executive Committee, Standing Committee of Tan Uyen Party Committee and holds the position of Secretary of Tan Uyen Party Committee for the term 2015-2020; mobilizing Mr. Nguyen Thanh Toan - Deputy Director of Department of Foreign Affairs to work at the Department of Industry and Trade and holding the position of Director of Department of Industry and Trade; Mr. Nguyen Hong Nguyen - Deputy Director of Department of Natural Resources and Environment was appointed to join the Executive Committee, Standing Committee of Tan Uyen.
Mr. Tran Van Nam (middle) - Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial National Assembly Delegation; Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao (2nd from left) - Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee; Mr. Tran Thanh Liem (2nd from right) - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee hand over the decisions on staff work.
On behalf of the Standing Committee of the Provincial Party Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Tran Van Nam congratulated comrades for accepting the new task; at the same time, expected the comrades to be assigned and appointed to promote the traditions of the units and localities as well as work experience; maintain the political spirit, firm ideology, continue to grow in practical work; maintaining solidarity and internal agreement in a new working position, truly exemplary, pioneering, fulfilling the tasks to develop a more developed province, worthy of the faith of the Party Committee, the government and the people of the province.
Afternoon of March 9, in Hanoi, the Working Committee on Foreign Non-Governmental Organizations organized an online briefings for FNGOs in 2019 and directions for tasks in 2020. Standing Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chairman of Working Committee for FNGOs Bui Thanh Son chaired the conference.
At the Binh Duong Bridge Point, attending the conference were Mr. Tran Huu Phuoc - Deputy Director of Department of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Nguyen Huynh Dinh - Vice Chairman of Provincial Fatherland Front Committee.
Participants at the Binh Duong bridge point
According to the report, Vietnam currently has 504 active NGOs. In 2019, these organizations provided USD$ 262 million in aid spread across most areas such as health, education, the environment, developing and resolving social issues, contributing to promote Viet Nam's image in the international arena. According to the overall assessment, FNGOs continue to commit to accompany with Viet Nam, making positive contributions to socio-economic development and promoting people's external relations. The majority of FNGOs comply with the relevant regulations as well as coordinate well with Vietnamese agencies in the project implementation process; aid from embassies and foreign businesses continue to account for a significant proportion; management is guaranteed and aid mobilization is strengthened. In ministries, branches and localities, FNGOs work has been paid more attention, coordination has been improved. Many ministries, branches and localities have actively implemented many effective aid mobilization activities.
In 2020, the Working Committee for FNGOs is tasked with promoting the sharing, updating information and capacity building for focal points on FNGOs works in localities, ministries and branches; continue to diversify aid sources, subjects and modes of aid mobilization. Strengthen state management of FNGOs activities, frequent information exchanges and close coordination among local agencies as well as between central and local agencies in managing, supervising FNGOs aid activities to take timely, skillful and effective measures to meet security - political and external requirements.
Speaking at the conference, Standing Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chairman of the Working Committee for FNGOs Bui Thanh Son said that in 2019, FNGOs achieved 5 important results: Maintain a stable number of aid provided by FNGOs organizations; aid continues to focus on local needs; the overall implementation has ensured security and order and social safety; promulgating 01 long-term program of coordination and mobilization of FNGOs program, effectiveness of cooperation between central and local agencies. At the same time, the Deputy Minister requested that in the coming time, need to overcome some limitations such as: The management is not strict, many projects are small, spread and prolonged; information sharing and reporting is not good. The Deputy Minister also said that in the coming time, the mobilization of aid organizations will face difficulties due to the impact on the world situation; vigilance must be focused on forces that abuse aid to combat the State; localities focus on advising research investment projects and policies with the right focus and key points; localities need to study and base on economic development strategies to build project programs when preparing Party Congress at all levels; strengthen inspection and supervision of FNGOs work etc.
BEGIC - According to the Resolution of the National Assembly Standing Committee, Thuan An town and Di An town officially became cities under Binh Duong Province starting on February 1, 2020.
The National Assembly Standing Committee also decided to establish 04 wards: Vinh Tan, Phu Chanh, Tan Vinh Hiep and Hoi Nghia in Tan Uyen town.
Thus, Binh Duong has 09 district-level administrative units, including: 03 cities, 04 districts, and 02 towns; 91 communal units, including: 42 communes, 45 wards and 04 burghs.
Di An City was established on the basis of the entire 60.1km2 natural area and population size of more than 403,000 people of Di An town. This is the city adjacent to Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Nai, there are many works connecting the region such as Hanoi Highway, Dong Nai Bridge, New Eastern Bus Station, Urban Area of Ho Chi Minh City National University etc.
Thuan An City was established on the basis of the entire 83.71km2 natural area and population size of more than 508,000 people of Thuan An town. Thuan An has many large industrial zones, such as Vietnam - Singapore (VSIP I) and Viet Huong, with National Highway 13 arterial going through.
Thuan An officially became a city under Binh Duong province from February 1, 2020
According to leaders of Thuan An city, Di An city, becoming a provincial city, Thuan An, Di An will mobilize all resources to complete the infrastructure of a civilized and modern city. Besides, cultural institutions, education, health etc. have also been upgraded to serve the needs of the people. In addition, becoming a city, Thuan An, Di An will have many opportunities to attract more people and businesses to invest, live and work in the locality, contribute to improving the income and the level of enjoyment of people's lives.
BEGIC - Afternoon of February 18, at the Provincial Administration Center, Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial National Assembly Delegation chaired the Standing Committee of the Provincial Party Committee to hear about the preparation work to organize the Ceremony of announcing the Resolution of the National Assembly Standing Committee on the establishment of Di An city and Thuan An city in Binh Duong province.
Attending were Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao - Standing 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, together with representatives of departments, branches and localities.
The Announcement Ceremony of Resolution for establishing 2 cities of Di An and Thuan An in order to widely disseminate to the people the Resolution on setting up 2 cities directly under the province; At the same time, creating a joyful atmosphere for the achievements of the two cities in the period of construction and development. In addition, the Announcement Ceremony aims to launch the patriotic emulation movement among the people, officials, party members, civil servants, officials and employees, associated with activities to celebrate the great holidays of 2020, to strive to emulate the building of two cities increasingly civilized and modern.
Di An city was officially established on February 1, 2020. Photo: Quoc Chien
It is expected that a ceremony to announce the Resolutions of the 2 cities will be held in late March 2020. The program was broadcast live on Binh Duong Radio and Television.
To let people know about this event, Di An and Thuan An cities continue to promote extensive propaganda with visual forms of encouragement; through the system of grassroots radio; businesses and people in the two city fly the national flag and redecorate public offices.
Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Tran Van Nam concludes the meeting
Concluding the meeting, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Tran Van Nam asked the departments, branches and cities of Thuan An and Di An to carefully prepare the activities of the announcement ceremony, the program content was brief and specific, but must be solemn. At the same time, it is necessary to promote the propaganda on the Party Congress at all levels; strengthen the management, inspection and surveillance in the situation of Covid-19 disease and avian influenza today.
BEGIC - In the morning of February 19th, at the Binh Duong Administration Center, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Truc, Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee received the delegation of Asian Development Bank (ADB) led by Mr. Satoshi Ishii, Chief expert in urban of ADB on support of deployment the new project of Binh Duong Water and Environment Joint Stock Company (BIWASE). Participants were leader of Department of Planning and Investment, Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Construction, Department of Finance, Department of Natural Ressources and Environment and Binh Duong Water and Environment Joint Stock Company attended the program.
According to BIWASE, Tan Hiep Water Plant, under to Water Supply Branch of the Complex - Binh Duong Water Environment Joint Stock Company with an existing design capacity of 120,000 m³ per day, providing clean water for Binh Duong Complex - Industry - Service - Urban Area, My Phuoc Industrial Zones 1, 2, 3, 4; An Tay Industrial Park, Bau Bang Industrial Park ... However, the demand of water use is increasing because of provincial urbanization. Therefore, it is urgent and necessary to increase the capacity of Tan Hiep Water Plant Project with an additional capacity of 100,000m3 per day.
Mr. Satoshi Ishii said that ADB and JICA expected to provide funding for BIWASE to implement the project of expanding Tan Hiep Water Plant capacity of 100,000 m3 per day; supplying to 74,000 households and industrial areas. The total investment capital of the project is estimated US$ 46 million; in which, ADB and JICA support 16 million USD. This is also the first project in Viet Nam supported by ADB without the guarantee from the Government. Therefore, ADB will consider assessing the financial status of BIWASE and support the project implementation as soon as possible.
Participants taking group photo
Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Truc expressed his thanks to ADB for its support in water supply and drainage projects in Binh Duong and affirmed that the Tan Hiep Water Plant expansion project is essential for socio-economic development and meeting the urgent needs of local citizens. BIWASE is a competent company, he believes that the project will be implemented smoothly in the near future with the support of ADB.
BEGIC - In the morning of February 19, at the Binh Duong Administration Center, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Truc, Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee received the delegation of World Bank in Viet Nam led by Mr. Abedalrazq K. Khalil – Senior expert in water management on the Southern Binh Duong water environment improvement project and Project of the protection environment in the Dong Nai river basin system. Leader of Department of Planning and Investment, Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Construction, Department of Finance, Department of Natural Resources and Environment and Binh Duong Water and Environment Joint Stock Company attended the program.
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Truc, Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee recognized and expressed his thank for the support and cooperation of World Bank. He stressed that Binh Duong always prioritizes investment in building domestic wastewater treatment projects to meet the urgent demand of local citizens and businesses. Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Truc basically agreed with the suggestion the World experts to ensure the reciprocal capital to implement the project. At the same time, the provincial People's Committee will direct the provincial wastewater specialized project management unit to accelerate the project implementation progress in accordance with the law.
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Truc, Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee received Mr. Abedalrazq K. Khalil, senior expert of water management of World Bank
At the working session, Mr. Abedalrazq Khalil proposed to accelerate the progress of project approval by Ministries and Central Agencies; to studying and completing the pre-feasibility report of the project. Moreover, he proposed the Binh Duong People's Committee to construct the plan of capital and human resources and study and the steering Committee for the project to coordinate with World Bank in the project deployment. World Bank committed to support Binh Duong to accelerate the procedure of this project.
The Provincial People's Committee issued the Plan to implement Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP dated January 1, 2020 of the Government on continuing to perform key tasks and solutions to improve the business environment and enhance national competitiveness in 2020 in Binh Duong province.
Accordingly, departments, agencies, People's Committees of districts, towns and cities formulate action plans to implement Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP of January 1, 2020 of the unit, completing before February 15, 2020. In particular, clearly defining the objectives, tasks, implementation schedule, the unit in charge of implementation focuses on performing the major tasks of continuing to improve the business environment; abolish and simplify the regulations on business conditions; carry out comprehensive reform of management, specialized inspection and connect the National One-Step-Service, ASEAN One-Step-Service; promote cashless payments and provide level 4 online public services; develop innovative and creative ecosystem, supporting and encouraging start-up businesses.
The Department of Information and Communications shall coordinate with the Provincial Propaganda and Training Commission to guide media agencies with propaganda sections on the content of Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP of January 1, 2020 of the Government and this Plan. Departments, committees, branches and People's Committees of districts, towns and cities organize thoroughly grasping Resolution No. 02/ NQ-CP of January 1, 2020 and this Plan associated with the review of their responsibilities in implementing administrative procedure reforms, improving the business environment and competitiveness; overcome shortcomings and weaknesses; promote achievements to propose solutions to successfully implement objectives and tasks of Resolution 02/ NQ-CP.
Chairman of People's Committees of districts, towns and cities before June 10, 2020 and before December 10, 2020, summarize reports, evaluate the situation of implementation, results of implementation in the quarter and the whole year of Resolution No. 02/ NQ-CP, this Plan and send to the Department of Planning and Investment to summarize and advise the Provincial People's Committee to report to the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Government Office as prescribed.
Binh Duong Smart City Executive Board has just issued a Plan to implement the Binh Duong Smart City Project 2020.
Accordingly, 2020 aims to deploy the smart platform to break through to the new era 4.0; further improve the Triple Helix cooperation model; actively participating, maximizing opportunities for cooperation with international networks and organizations of smart, innovative and science and technology cities in the world; deploy at least 3 specific projects, bringing different and direct effects to people and businesses; apply more diverse methods to propagate, attract more active participation of the community, promote collective strength.
To accomplish this goal, in 2020, Binh Duong will focus on deploying 12 key project clusters. Specifically, Binh Duong will conduct a test to register the Top 7 title of ICF (1 in 7 localities having typical smart city development strategy of 2021); focus on developing high quality human resources, creative environment, promoting science & technology applications in all sectors and levels; promote innovation in the community, support startups, build a good business environment for new businesses, expand the connection of existing businesses. At the same time, the province prioritizes the development of science & technology industry; building intelligent supply chain and logistics ecosystems; attracting domestic and foreign enterprises and institutes, paying special attention to advanced information technology, communication and production, promoting the construction of ICT systems etc.; continue to implement database systems, e-government, administrative reform and public services, especially in assisting people; step by step developing the Binh Duong Smart City Operation Center, connecting to a shared database system, starting with the 1022 hotline center, it is the focal point to receive and promptly respond to information for people through many channels and means.
At the same time, actively communicate and promote the Smart City Scheme and specific projects; organize big world-class events, prioritizing deployment into a series of Smart City events to coordinate resources, bringing great and practical significance to Binh Duong, both in terms of branding and investment attraction, exchange of experience, technology and human resources; develop sustainable development programs (clean energy, environmental protection, waste treatment, information disclosure to the people etc.), creating a good living environment for people, attracting experts to live and work and building a smart, green and clean Binh Duong brand.
BEGIC - On the morning of February 3rd, at Binh Duong Administrative 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, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee presided over the decision to retire and re-appoint officials.
Accordingly, the Standing Committee of the Provincial Party Committee granted the retirement decision according to the regime to Mr. Lam Van Man - Member of the Provincial Party Inspection Committee and Mrs. Nguyen Thi Thanh Hao - Deputy Director of Construction Department; granted reappointment decision to Mr. Ngo Hoang Luan - Deputy Head of Internal Affairs Division of Provincial Party Committee.
Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao (right) - Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee; Mr. Tran Thanh Liem (left) - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee grant decisions and flowers to retire and re-appoint officials
On behalf of the Provincial Standing Party Committee, Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao – Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee acknowledged the dedication of retired comrades to the development of Binh Duong province; at the same time, wished the retired comrades always healthy and continue to make positive contributions in the locality. For the re-appointed comrades, the Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee hoped the comrades continue developing their capacity with the collective to successfully complete the assigned tasks.
BEGIC - In the afternoon of January 14th, 2020, at the Binh Duong Administration Center, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Truc – Director of Planning and Investment of Binh Duong province received the delegation of Development Department – Ministry of Defense of Kingdom of Cambodia led by Major General Yong Mao – Deputy Chief of Development Department – Cambodian Ministry of Defense to visit Binh Duong authorities on the occasion of the traditional lunar New Year 2020.
At the working session, on behalf of Cambodian Ministry of Defense, Major General Yong Mao sent the best wishes to the Party Committee, authorities, people and army force of Viet Nam in general and of Binh Duong in particular for their help in the liberation of Cambodia and in the current gradual development and construction. Specifically, Binh Duong province also paid the trip on free consultation for miserable people, scholarship granting to Cambodian students. The province of Binh Duong also supported and cooperated with Cambodia in many areas, especially in defense, security, contributing to strengthen the long term and friendship cooperation between Viet Nam and Cambodia.
BEGIC - In the afternoon, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem – Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee had a working session with Mr. Chung Hungtae- President of Bumin Medical Group (South Korea).
Chairman Tran Thanh Liem introduced briefly the socio-economic achievements of the province in 2019. The Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) increased by 9.5%; the Industrial Production Index increased by 9.86%; production value of agriculture - forestry - fishery increased by 4%; value added in the service sector increased by 9.8%. Export turnover increased by 15.6% to nearly USD $28 billion with a trade surplus of nearly USD $7 billion. Budget revenue exceeded the set plan and reached nearly VND 60,000 billion. Social security and welfare are guaranteed, the living standard of citizens has been stable and improved with an average income of VND 146.9 million/ person/ year (equivalent to USD $6,500), an increase of VND 16 million compared to 2018.
In 2019, foreign investment attraction of the Binh Duong province exceeded the plan and reached USD $3.29 billion. Currently, the province has over 42,000 domestic enterprises with a total registered capital of nearly VND 358,000 billion; 3,753 foreign invested projects from 65 countries and territories around the world with a total registered capital of USD $34.33 billion, Binh Duong ranked the 2nd nationwide in term of foreign investment attraction, after Ho Chi Minh City.
Bumin Medical Group specializes in hi-tech health care and would like to explore the investment opportunities in health care. Binh Duong would like to develop to serve the health care service for the citizens as well as the foreigners living in Binh Duong.
BEGIC - In the evening of January 09th, 2020, Binh Duong province solemnly organized a Meeting with Consular Posts and Foreign Missions at Becamex Hotel New City with the participation of representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Consular Corps, Trade Missions and Foreign Business Associations in Ho Chi Minh City, provincial departments, agencies, foreign and domestic businesses operating in Binh Duong Province.
According to Mr. Tran Thanh Liem, Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee, despite of the context of complicated global and national economic and political situation with many opportunities and challenges; however, with the spirit of solidarity, dynamism and opportunities promptly capturing, Binh Duong province has overcome difficulties and challenges, ensuring the economy to continuously achieve high growth rates with most of the targets reaching and exceeding the set plan.
With specific efforts to create a favorable and open investment environment, and determination to maintain political security, social order and safety; in 2019, the Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) increased by 9.5%; the Industrial Production Index increased by 9.86%; production value of agriculture - forestry - fishery increased by 4%; value added in the service sector increased by 9.8%. Export turnover increased by 15.6% to nearly USD $28 billion with a trade surplus of nearly USD $7 billion. Budget revenue exceeded the set plan and reached nearly VND 60,000 billion. Social security and welfare are guaranteed, the living standard of citizens has been stable and improved with an average income of VND 146.9 million/ person/ year (equivalent to USD $6,500), an increase of VND 16 million compared to 2018.
In 2019, foreign investment attraction of the Binh Duong province continued to exceed the plan and reached USD $3.29 billion. Currently, the province has over 42,000 domestic enterprises with a total registered capital of nearly VND 358,000 billion; 3,753 foreign invested projects from 65 countries and territories around the world with a total registered capital of USD $34.33 billion, Binh Duong ranked the 2nd nationwide in term of foreign investment attraction, after Ho Chi Minh City.
Binh Duong province has achieved many successes in external relations and economic diplomatic activities such as: successfully organized 02 important international conferences including the Conference in Institutional and Policy Consultation on FDI in the New Context" and Horasis Asia Meeting 2019; 04 Foreign business dialogue for Korean, Taiwanese, Japanese and foreign businesses operating in the province. Specifically, Horasis Asia Meeting 2019 was a major event in the series of "Binh Duong Smart City 2019" events with programs such as the 15th International Asian Urbanization Conference, launching a number of projects associated with science - technology of the province including the inauguration of the 1022 hotline, Center for Community Initiative and Startup Support and especially the Launching Ceremony of World Trade Center Binh Duong New City, a milestone for Binh Duong to become an official member of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA).
Also in 2019, Binh Duong has continued to be honored as one of 21 cities and regions with typical World Smart City development strategy (Smart 21); marking a successful start of Binh Duong province on the way of implementing the target of the "Smart City - Binh Duong" and the breakthrough strategy "Binh Duong Navigator 2021" after the province officially became a member of the World Technopolis Association (WTA) and the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF).
Giving his speech at the Reception, Mr. Baloghdi Tibor, Consul General of Hungary in Ho Chi Minh City, Head of Consular Corps in Ho Chi Minh City appreciated the socio-economic achievements of Binh Duong in the past time and the business support activities of the provincial authorities and committed to continuously cooperate with Binh Duong in the coming time.
Under the context of increasingly globalization and international integration, Binh Duong province has been striving to strengthen bilateral and multilateral cooperation, at the same time, promoting economic, cultural and people's diplomacy exchange activities; creating motivation for Binh Duong to develop dynamically, be ready for integration and realize the development goals of Binh Duong province to become an industrial, intelligent and modern city; aiming to create a better life for people and an environment for the business community to develop effectively.
Chairman Tran Thanh Liem expressed the sincere thanks for the close cooperation, enthusiastic and responsible support to the Consular Corps, Trade Missions and Foreign Business Associations etc. in promoting, providing information and introducing international investors about a friendly and dynamic Binh Duong province in the development process; thereby contributing to consolidate and strengthen the friendly relations and investment cooperation between Binh Duong and countries and territories around the world for the goal of sustainable development and prosperity.
BEGIC - Afternoon of December 31st, at the Provincial Administration Center, Binh Duong People's Committee term IX held the 13th Session (extraordinary) to elect the key title of the Provincial People's Committee for the term 2016-2021.
Attending were Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of Party Central Committee, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Head of Provincial National Assembly Delegation; Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao - Standing Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee; Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee; Vice Chairmen of Provincial People's Council, Provincial People's Committee and 57 delegates of Provincial People's Council.
At the meeting, the Provincial People's Council considered to supplement the title of Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee for the term 2016-2021. Based on the voting results, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Truc, born in 1965, Provincial Commissioner, Director of Department of Planning and Investment was elected as Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee, period 2016-2021.
Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of Party Central Committee, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Head of Provincial National Assembly Delegation presents flowers to congratulate Mr. Nguyen Thanh Truc
The provincial leaders congratulate and take photo with Mr. Nguyen Thanh Truc
Previously, the 34th Provincial Party Executive Committee Meeting (Term X) has elected Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Member of Provincial Party Committee, Standing Vice Head of Organizing Committee of the Provincial Party Committee to become Commissioner of Provincial Inspection Commission term X, period 2015-2020 (cum).
BEGIC - In the morning of January 03rd, 2020 ,
at the Binh Duong Administration Center, Mr. Tran Van Nam, member of Central
Party Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of National
Assembly Delegation of Binh Duong province received Ms. Marie C. Damour, Consul
General of United States of America in Ho Chi Minh City on the occasion of her
new tenure in Viet Nam
Leaders of Department of Planning and Investment, Department of Foreign Affairs, Binh Duong of Industrial Zone Authorities, Office of provincial People’s Committee, Office of provincial Party Committee and Becamex IDC Corporation attended the working session.
Mr. Tran Van Nam, member of Central
Party Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of National
Assembly Delegation of Binh Duong province received Ms. Marie C. Damour, Consul
General of United States of America in Ho Chi Minh City
BEGIC - Binh Duong People's Committee has just issued a Decision stipulating the price list of land types in the province for the period of 2020-2024, which is applied from January 1, 2020, of which, some roads in Phu Cuong ward, Thu Dau Mot city have the highest land price of 37.8 million dong/ m2.
Specifically, for agricultural land, the land price is equal to the maximum price bracket prescribed by the Government in Decree No.104/2014/ND-CP but ensuring harmony between districts, towns and cities in the province. Supplementing the price list of special-use forest land: equal to the price of production and protection forest land (the maximum level is VND 450,000/ m2).
For non-agricultural land, make adjustments equal to the land price calculated according to the applicable Land Price Adjustment Coefficient (K) in 2019 is being applied (with adjustments to suit between districts, towns and cities), corresponding to an average increase of about 18% compared to the current land price list. Specifically, Thu Dau Mot city will increase on average 10%; Thuan An and Di An towns will increase on average 5% to 30%; Ben Cat town, Tan Uyen town, Bau Bang district and Bac Tan Uyen district will increase on average 5% to 20%. Phu Giao and Dau Tieng districts will increase on average 10%. Supplement the land price list for religious and belief establishments: Applying the price equal to the price of land for production, business, non-agricultural land, not commercial or service land. Supplement the price list of national defense and security land: 65% of the residential land price.
For urban residential land, routes of type I in position 1 of Thu Dau Mot city include: Yersin, Bach Dang, Cach Mang Thang 8, Binh Duong Boulevard, Dieu Ong, Dinh Bo Linh, Doan Tran Nghiep, Hung Vuong, Nguyen Du, Nguyen Thai Hoc, Quang Trung and Tran Hung Dao have the highest land prices of VND 37.8 million/ m2. The routes of type II in position 1 of Thu Dau Mot city have land prices ranging from VND 20-25 million/ m2.
The decision also supplements 27 sections and routes; raising the adjustment coefficient (D) 45 routes; reducing the coefficient of 02 routes; lifting 5-lane road types; correcting and renaming 21 routes; adjusting the first point and the last point of 5 routes.
Thus, Binh Duong land price list in the period of 2020-2024 adjusts land price increase in proportion to land price according to Land price adjustment coefficient K, an average increase of 18% compared to the current land price list. Ensuring the effectiveness of the stability and development policies of the real estate market in the past time in the province according to the Directive No.11/ CT-TTg dated April 23, 2019 of the Prime Minister on a number of solutions to promote the stable and healthy real estate market development. This is an appropriate solution to the unreasonable situation of the agricultural land price frame stipulated by the Government as currently. Continue to consistently implement guidelines and policies to enhance investment attraction and cooperation; creating an increasingly favorable and competitive investment environment under Action Program No.34CTr/ TU of December 15, 2016 of Binh Duong Provincial Party Committee on investment attraction renovation in the 2016-2020 period in Binh Duong province. Maintain an advantage in attracting investment, raising the provincial PCI and the competitiveness of local business. Consistent with the fluctuation of the real estate market in recent times and forecasts of the situation in the near future. In addition, it helps to increase budget revenues, reduce the loss of state assets in localities with large land fluctuations such as Thuan An and Di An towns and limit the big disturbance in the real estate market. Gradually build the price list of land types closer to the common land prices in the market. The minimum price in this land price list is guaranteed to be higher than the minimum price in the price bracket prescribed by the Government for 2 urban areas (Thuan An and Di An town are grade II city) if recognized in the near future. Therefore, there is no need to adjust the land price list if these two cities are officially recognized.
BEGIC - Morning of December 28th, the Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association of Binh Duong province held the 3rd Congress, period 2019-2024.
Attending the Congress were Mr. Sor Dareth - Consulate General of the Kingdom of Cambodia in Ho Chi Minh City; Mr. Le Hong Liem - Vice Chairman of Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association; Mrs. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh - Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Council; Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee; Mrs. Tran Thi Hong Hanh - Vice Chairman of Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of the province; representatives of departments, branches, unions, and Friendship Associations and 796 members of the Association.
Mr. Sor Dareth - Consulate General of the Kingdom of Cambodia in Ho Chi Minh City presents flowers to congratulate the Congress
Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of provincial People's Committee presents flower of the Provincial Party Committee, People's Council, People's Committee and Vietnam
In the past term, the activities of the Association have been built and implemented in an active, flexible, practical and economical manner, bringing high efficiency. The Association has focused on coordinating with the news agencies to timely provide information on activities. Charitable social activities are coordinated with businesses and sponsors in the province to pay regular attention and achieve meaningful and practical results. The total value of charitable activities visiting, delivering gifts, examining and distributing medicines in the localities of Cambodia is nearly VND 7.5 billion. The Association has cooperated with organizations and businesses to organize solidarity and friendship activities such as: Collaborated with the Provincial Youth Union and provincial mass organizations in the programs "Nurturing friendship" and "Sharing the Mekong River"; support and care for Cambodian students and students studying in the province etc. The organization of the Association was strengthened and developed, and the membership force developed rapidly. At the beginning of the term, there were 144 members, up to now, the Association has had 796 members; building close relationships, teamwork, actively helping, supporting and sharing among members.
The Congress negotiated to unify the Association's Executive Board for the period 2019 - 2024 with 37 delegates. Ms. Tran Thi Kim Van was re-elected Chairman of the Association for the period 2019 - 2024. The Congress also agreed on the direction of activities of the Association in the new term, focusing on strengthening the organization, innovating methods, the content of activities with the motto "Active - Flexible - Creative - Effective" to promote the rich, diverse, practical in activities of the Association, contribute to strengthening, building and nurturing relationships for peace, stability and social progress with the provinces of Kratie, Kandal particularly and the Cambodian people generally.
Launching the Executive Committee of the period 2019-2024
Delegates take photos with the Executive Committee of the period 2019-2024
Speaking at the Congress, on behalf of the Provincial People's Committee, Mr. Dang Minh Hung praised the achievements of the Association in the past 5 years, At the same time, noted that, in the coming time, the Association needs to continue to renovate and improve the effectiveness of people's external relations in the new situation; strengthens cooperation to support each other economically, culturally and socially with the two sister provinces of Kratie and Kandal; continues to consolidate and expand the Association's organization in terms of quantity and quality, especially with regard to developing young members; focuses on vigorously renovating the content, methods and further improving the effectiveness of the Association's activities.
On this occasion, the Central Committee of Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association presents souvenir to the Congress; the provincial People's Committee awards the Certificate of Merit to the Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association of Binh Duong Province for its outstanding achievements in the 2014-2019 term work.
Mr. Le Hong Liem (left) - Vice Chairman of Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association presents souvenir to the Congress
Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of provincial People's Committee awards the Certificate of Merit of the Provincial People's Committee to the Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Association of Binh Duong Province
BEGIC - On December 24, in Thu Dau Mot City, NTT Viet Nam Company organized a scholarship ceremony for students with outstanding achievements in learning and sharing football skills for students of Ngo Thoi Nhiem and Chu Van An Secondary School.
At Chu Van An Secondary School, NTT Viet Nam has awarded 10 scholarships to students with outstanding achievements in the 2018-2019 school year and 60 sports suits for the school's football team.
NTT Viet Nam's leaders and delegates present scholarships and take photos with Chu Van An Secondary School's students
NTT Viet Nam's leaders and delegates present gifts to Chu Van An Secondary School
In addition to awarding scholarships, the Coach Board of Japanese Omiya Ardija football club has conveyed the experience, skills in playing football and inspired students who love this sport. It is known that Omiya Ardija Football Club is a professional football club in Japan, owned by NTT East Japan Group, currently a partner of Viet Nam Technology and Telecommunication Joint Stock Company (VNTT Viet Nam) in building Binh Duong smart city in the fields of telecommunications and information technology.
The coaches of Omiya Ardija Club of Japan share their skills in football with Ngo Thoi Nhiem and Chu Van An Secondary School's students
Mr. Tomoaki Kanazawa - Head of Operations Division of NTT Viet Nam in Binh Duong said, over the past years, in addition to business development, NTT Viet Nam has always had activities with Binh Duong authorities to take care disadvantaged people, contributing to ensure social security in the province. Besides, NTT Viet Nam also aimed to organize cultural exchange and sport activities in order to improve the physical strength, the skills to play football and arouse the passion of football among students in Binh Duong province.
TTĐT - In the afternoon of December
25th, 2019, at the Binh Duong Administration Center, Mr. Tran Van
Nam, member of Central Party Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party
Committee, Head of National Assembly Delegation of Binh Duong province received
Mr. Sok Dareth, Consul General of Cambodia in Ho Chi Minh City on the occasion
of his new tenure in Viet Nam.
Mr. Tran Thanh Liem, Chairman
of Binh Duong People’s Committee, leaders of Department of Planning and Investment,
Department of Foreign Affairs, Binh Duong of Industrial Zone Authorities,
Office of provincial People’s Committee, Office of provincial Party Committee
attended the working session.
At the meeting, Secretary of
the Provincial Party Committee Tran Van Nam briefed the provincial socio
–economic development. Binh Duong is one of top developed localities of Viet
Nam with the industrial and service proportion in the economic structure of
more than 97%, top five provinces and cities in term of Central budget contribution.
Especially, GDP per capita is the most highest compared to other localities of
Viet Nam with about 7,000 US dollars per year. Moreover, Binh Duong is also one
of the top investment destinations Viet Nam in term of investment attraction
with more than 3,700 FDI projects an 38,000 Vietnamese companies. Secretary of
the Provincial Party Committee Tran Van Nam hoped that Mr. Sok Dareth will have
the successful tenure as Cambodian
Consul General in Cho Chi Minh City and asked for his support in facilitating
Vietnamese and Binh Duong companies to do business in Cambodia.
Mr. Tran Van
Nam, member of Central Party Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party
Committee, Head of National Assembly Delegation of Binh Duong province received
Mr. Sok Dareth, Consul General of Cambodia in Ho Chi Minh City
Consul General Sok Dareth also
informed that the trade balance Viet Nam – Cambodia reached 5 billions US
dollars. Viet Nam has 210 projects of about 3 billions US dollars investing in
Cambodia. Cambodian Consul General Sok Dareth expressed his impression on Binh
Duong achievement and sent his congratulations to Binh Duong province. He highly
appreciated the bright direction of the provincial leaders in the
socio-economic development. He expressed his sincere thanks to Binh Duong
province for the support Cambodian provinces including Kratie, Kandal, Kamponthong,
especially Binh Duong has supported Kratie province in the social, infrastructural
construction, medical consultation, gift granting, etc. in the past time and
hoped to continues to received Binh Duong support and cooperation in the coming
BEGIC - In the morning of December 20th, 2019, at the Binh Duong Administration Center, Mr. Mai Hung Dung, Standing Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee, received Mr. Umeda Kunio, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Viet Nam in his working visit in Binh Duong province.
Participants were leaders of Department of Foreign Affairs, Planning and Investment, Education and Training, Culture, Sports and Tourism, Becamex Coporation and Becamex Tokyu Company.
At the meeting, Standing Vice Chairman Mai Hung Dung briefed the provincial socio –economic development. Japan is the biggest investor in term of the investment capital with total capital of 5.6 billion US dollars among 65 countries and territories in Binh Duong province. He appreciated the Japanese companies in Binh Duong for their businesses, social responsibility, and policies for employees.
Japanese ambassador Umeda Kunio expressed his impress of the socio –economic achievement of Binh Duong and wished to continue to enhance the cooperation between Japan and Viet Nam in general and with Binh Duong in specific in areas of economics, culture, education, …Especially, the Viet Nam - Japan U13 international teenager football tournament kicked off in December 20th, 2019 in Binh Duong province.
Standing Vice Chairman Mai Hung Dung expressed his sincere thanks to Japanese ambassador to Viet Nam for his support and wished to receive his cooperation in strengthen the relation between Binh Duong and Japanese partners in the future.
BEGIC- In the afternoon of December 12th, 2019, Mr. Mai Hung Dung, Standing Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee chaired the meeting to evaluate Horasis Asia Meeting 2019.
Being one of smart city events of the province, the Horasis Asia Meeting 2019 – an important international economic event co-hosted by Binh Duong People's Committee and Horasis took place from November 24 - 26, 2019 in Binh Duong New City with over 1.000 participants from 47 countries and territories from Viet Nam Central Government, Ministries and agencies, provinces and cities, CEOs, General Directors of leading Corporations, Groups, key businesses, prestigious scientists, etc.
Especially, Horasis Asia Meeting 2019 in Binh Duong had honor to welcome Mr. Vuong Dinh Hue, Member of Politburo - Deputy Prime Minister of Viet Nam Socialist Republic to attend and give speech at the opening ceremony. Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue highly appreciated the socio – economic achievements of Binh Duong province as well as the well prepared Horasis Asia Meeting 2019.
Being one of the key events of Binh Duong Smart city 2019, along with15th Asia International Science Conference on Urbanization, launching the hotline 1022, Binh Duong Innovation Center opening, the launching ceremony of World Trade Center Binh Duong New City in the new urban area of Binh Duong province, Horasis Asia Meeting 2019 was well organized and appreciated by Vietnamese and foreign participants by the facilities, hospitality of Binh Duong province, the first co-host locality in Viet Nam.
Horasis Asia Meeting 2019 is a great opportunity for foreign politicians and entrepreneurs to explore and understand the country and people of Viet Nam generally and the business investment environment of Binh Duong province particularly; especially, investors will have more options for an attractive and reliable destination – Binh Duong province - the potential locality with many opportunities for prosperous and sustainable development.
Especially, with the great success of the Horasis Asia Meeting of the two consecutive years 2018 and 2019, Binh Duong will continue to co-host the Horasis India in June 2020.
BEGIC - On the evening of December 14, at Binh Duong Stadium, the 20th BTV International Football Tournament - Number 1 Cup officially opened.
Attending were Mr. Cao Van Chong - Vice Chairman of Vietnam Football Federation (VFF); Mr. Le Huu Phuoc - Standing Member of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial propaganda and training commission; Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of the PPC; representatives of some departments, branches and a large number of fans.
Parade to welcome the tournament
The provincial People's Committee commends the teams and individuals who have made great contributions to the organization of the Tournament
The tournament will take place from December 14 to December 18, 2019, with the participation of 4 teams including U20 Vietnam, U22 Myanmar, U20 Cambodia and the host - Becamex Binh Duong (B.BD). The four teams were divided into 2 pairs (including B.BD against U22 Myanmar, taking place on December 14 and U22 Vietnam against U22 Cambodia, taking place on December 15) to compete in the knockout format. The two winning teams will play in the final, on December 18 and the losing two will compete for third place on December 17. Winning only 2 games is the champion, but the reward for the winning team is still VND 500 million as before. The second and third teams receive VND 300 million and VND 150 million respectively.
Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of the PPC delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the Tournament
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of the PPC believed, the teams will play hard, honest, noble and united, giving the audience beautiful matches, at the same time believe that the Tournament will continue to be maintained and developed stronger, in order to contribute practically to the football development of the province particularly and the whole country generally, becoming an important event to introduce the image and dynamic development of Binh Duong province to domestic and international friends.
Match between B.BD and U20 Myanmar
After the opening ceremony, the first match between B.BD and U20 Myanmar took place. After 120 minutes, the two teams decided to win or lose with a penalty shootout 11m. As a result, B.BD won with a score of 5-4 and won the right to compete in the final. B.BD's opponent will be the winner in the match between U20 Vietnam and U20 Cambodia, taking place tomorrow afternoon (December 15).
BEGIC - On the morning of December 12, at the Provincial Exhibition and Convention Center, the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs of Binh Duong Province held a Conference on the implementation of the regional minimum wage in 2020 and other legal documents for representatives of more than 500 businesses in the province.
The conference implemented Decree No. 90/2019/ND-CP dated November 15, 2019 of the Government stipulating the regional minimum wage for employees working under labor contracts. Accordingly, from January 1st, 2020, businesses operating in Binh Duong province will apply the regional minimum wage (region I), with VND 4,420,000/ month. The regional minimum wage is the lowest level which serves as a basis for enterprises and workers to agree and pay wages; in which the salary paid to employees working in normal working conditions, ensuring adequate working time in the month, fulfilling the agreed labor or work norms must ensure; not lower than the regional minimum wage for workers doing the simplest work.
According to the guidance of the provincial Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs, the salary is at least 7% higher than the regional minimum wage for employees doing jobs requiring workers who have passed vocational training. When implementing the regional minimum wage in accordance with Decree 90/ ND-CP, enterprises are not allowed to eliminate or reduce salary regimes when laborers work overtime, work at night, work in heavy, hazardous, the regime of in-kind allowances for heavy and hazardous occupations and other regimes prescribed by labor law. Other allowances, additions and bonuses prescribed by enterprises comply with the labor contract, the collective labor agreement or the enterprise's regulations.
The conference also implemented Decree 140/2018/ ND-CP dated October 8th, 2018 of the Government amending and supplementing decrees related to business investment conditions and administrative procedures under the scope of state management of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs; the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs's Circular specifies the list of products and goods likely to cause unsafety under the state management responsibility of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs; stipulating in detail training activities of occupational safety and sanitation; national technical regulations on labor safety when working in confined spaces; national technical regulations for personal protective equipment - safety boots, protective clothing against fire.
BEGIC - That is the information stated in the report of the socio-economic situation, national defense and security in Binh Duong province in 2019 and directions and tasks in 2020 presented by Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of the PPC at the 12th Meeting - Binh Duong People's Council, term IX.
GRDP increases by 9.5%
According to the report, in 2019, Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) of Binh Duong Province increased by 9.5%. The economic structure of industry - service - agriculture - product tax minus product subsidy with the proportion of 66.8% - 22.4% - 2.6% - 8.2%. GRDP per capita reached VND 146.9 million.
Total budget revenue is estimated at VND 57,300 billion, reaching 105% of the provincial People's Council's estimate, up 14% over the same period. Total local budget balancing expenditure was estimated at VND 20,535 billion, reaching 100% of the provincial People's Council's estimate, up 12% over the same period.
In 2019, the industrial production situation continues to develop; internally moving in the positive direction; Processing and manufacturing industries play an important role in the industry. The industrial production index is estimated to increase by 9.86% over the same period. Domestic trade operates stably, goods are abundant, quality and prices are stable. Total retail sales of goods and services reached VND 227.805 billion, up 19.2% over the same period.
Import and export turnover maintains growth; the structure of export goods has been improved towards increasing manufactured and processed products and agricultural products. Export turnover is estimated at USD $27 billion 781 million, up 15.6%. Import turnover is estimated at USD $20 billion 795 million, up 10.6%; The province's trade surplus in 2019 reached nearly USD $7 billion.
Up to November 27th, 2019, the province has attracted VND 56,702 billion of domestic business registration capital (up 3.3%); Accumulated to date, the whole province has 42,269 registered enterprises, total registered capital of VND 357,680 billion. Foreign investment attraction reached USD $3 billion 67 million (exceeding 119% of the year plan, up 49% over the same period); Accumulated to date, the province has 3,753 valid foreign-invested projects with a total registered capital of USD $34.23 billion.
Social security is concerned
Policies and regimes for people with meritorious services, social beneficiaries, the poor, children in special circumstances and labor workers, especially holidays, celebrations are done promptly and fully. The whole province mobilized VND $986 billion from many sources of capital to take care of the subjects; building and repairing 30 gratitude houses and 120 great unity houses, with a total budget of over VND 9 billion. Currently, the province has 3,808 poor households (accounting for 1.31%) and 2,790 near-poor households (accounting for 0.96%) according to the multi-dimensional criteria of the province.
At the same time, the province has paid attention to protecting, caring for children, gender equality, preventing and combating social evils; reviewing and arranging appropriately the vocational training system; creating additional jobs for 45,400 people (reaching 100.8% of the plan). Completing the census of housing and population in 2019, on April 1st, 2019, the province's population was 2,411,796 people; the average population growth rate in the period of 2009-2019 was 5%/ year.
In the school year 2018-2019, education and training have been improved, the quality of teaching and learning at all levels has been improved; developing teachers and educational management staff about professional capacity, skills to build and implement education plans according to student capacity development orientations. As a result, 99.99% of students completed the elementary program; 95.95% of high school graduates; 29 national contests for excellent students; National high school graduation exam ensures safety, seriousness and compliance with regulations, the graduation rate reaches 95.17%. The socialization, especially the socialization of preschool education (accounting for 67.8% of non-public schools) has been carried out actively, synchronously, attracting resources to participate. The health sector has developed a plan to invest in equipment and materials, improve human resources quality and transfer advanced technologies for medical examination and treatment at all levels; renew styles and attitudes to serve patients. Up to now, 89% of the population has participated in Health Insurance.
Activities of propaganda, encouragement and organization of activities to celebrate the New Year, national holidays, major anniversaries and local political events took place vigorously and widely. Communication and science technology activities continue to be ensured smoothly and effectively.
Foreign affairs and international integration have been carried out proactively and comprehensively, creating favorable conditions to attract investment, promoting foreign economic relations and cultural exchanges. National defense and security in the province are guaranteed. The province has actively monitored, grasped the situation and implemented an effective and definitive plan to handle the violations of the law.
Strive to successfully achieve the targets and tasks in 2020
In addition to the achieved results, Binh Duong's socio-economic situation in 2019 still has some shortcomings and limitations. That is, the rate of disbursement of public investment capital was low compared to the adjusted plan in 2019, until November 15th, 2019, the disbursement value reached VND 5,033 billion, reaching 40.3% of the adjusted plan in 2019; a number of key projects have focused on directing but are still slow and encounter many obstacles in the stage of site clearance, investment procedures, especially key traffic works; a number of new and extended industrial park projects are still slow in implementation. Rubber price is still low, African swine cholera appears in many livestock households, and the weather is abnormal. Some housing projects are still slow in implementation. The situation of infectious disease has increased, lack of medical supplies and medicine in some health facilities; Unmanaged and ineffective use of a number of invested health facilities; social insurance participation rate is low compared to the labor force; exploitation and use of cultural and sports constructions, learning functions of grassroots community have not promoted synchronously and effectively; Entertainment activities have not yet been organized to meet the needs of the people.
To successfully accomplish the objectives and tasks of socio-economic development, defense and security in 2020, the whole province strives to increase the industrial production index by 9.55% compared to 2019; industrial development associated with urban development, stabilizing the growth rate and playing an important role in promoting the development of other industries and fields; value added of service sector increased by 10.1%, total retail sales of goods and services increased by 19.9%, export turnover increased by 15% compared to 2019; production value of agriculture - forestry - fishery increased by 4%; encourage urban agriculture, high-tech application agriculture, organic agriculture; scaling up and promoting the effectiveness of effective agricultural cultivation models; thoroughly review and handle shortcomings in land management, especially related to public land, in order to prevent illegal sale of land lots; review, manage and plan the relocation of production and business establishments using toxic chemicals and environmental pollution out of urban centers and concentrated residential areas.
Branches and levels focused on implementing the 3-year financial and budget plan 2020-2022. Striving to achieve total state budget revenue of VND 62,200 billion (up 9% compared to the estimated implementation in 2019), total local balanced budget expenditure is VND 22,400 billion (up 9% compared to the estimate in 2019). Estimated total investment capital for development of the whole society is about VND 132,416 billion, accounting for 34.5% of the province's total product and an increase of 15.5% compared to 2019; attracting foreign direct investment of over USD $1.4 billion. Striving to reduce the rate of poor households to less than 1% according to the multidimensional poverty line of the province; create jobs for 45,000 workers, the rate of trained workers reaches 80%. Performing well the work of people's health care; adequately and timely supply of medical equipment, supplies and medicines in medical examination and treatment of diseases at all levels; speeding up the investment of 1,500 provincial General Hospital. Reviewing the investment plan for the network of public schools to ensure the need to improve the quality of teaching and learning; vocational guidance and student orientation in general education; striving for the rate of public schools reaching the national standard of 74.4%. In 2020, continue organizing the organizational structure, streamlining the payroll according to the Provincial Party Committee's Decision No.711-QD/ TU of May 11th, 2019, Plan No. 4651/ KH-UBND of October 2nd, 2019. In 2018, the PPC focused on the transition to financial autonomy and equalization of non-business units.
BEGIC - On the afternoon of December 10th, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the PPC presented at the 10th Meeting of Provincial People's Council term IX on key solutions to implement the socio-economic development plan 2020.
Accordingly, in order to grasp the Government's guiding spirit of the main tasks and solutions to implement the socio-economic development plan and the State budget estimate in 2020, Resolution on the direction and tasks of 2020 of the Provincial Party Committee; Chairman of the PPC directed departments, branches and localities to urgently focus on overcoming the shortcomings and limitations; continue to be active, innovative, creative and fiercely take actions, synchronously perform the main tasks and solutions of the Resolution on socio-economic development 2020 adopted by the provincial People's Council at the meeting. In order to successfully accomplish those objectives and tasks, the PPC will implement additional 05 key solutions.
Firstly, continue to synchronously deploy tasks and solutions to improve the investment environment, promote business production and improve the province's competitiveness; must strive to increase many levels, with the spirit of untying, expanding production, liberating the people power and transparency as directed by the Prime Minister. Speeding up the establishment and expansion of industrial parks and industrial clusters; at the same time, soon establishing a high-tech industrial park, supporting industry, serving as a basis for further implementation in the next term. Early promulgating policies and gradually implementing the supporting policies and encourage the conversion of industrial production facilities in the South into commercial, service, urban and hi-tech industry development in accordance with the planning.
Chairman of the PPC Tran Thanh Liem presents key solutions for socio-economic development in 2020
Second, continue to mobilize maximum resources for development investment, in association with expanding forms of investment socialization. Concentrating to the utmost to complete works and projects under the medium-term plan of 2016-2020, creating motivation for socio-economic development, continuing to build public investment plan for the period 2021 - 2025. From now to the end of the year, all branches and localities must concentrate to the utmost to accelerate the disbursement of works and projects under the public investment plan in 2019. Continue to closely monitor, lead and steer drastically to speed up the clearance of key projects; determined to complete the construction schedule to celebrate the Party Congress at all levels such as: 1,500 General Hospital; War Zone D Memorial Area; Working headquarters of the provincial Public Security etc.
Thirdly, focus on well implementing the Planning of Binh Duong province in the 2021-2030 period, with a vision to 2050, this is a very important work, serving as a basis for orienting the socio-economic development of the province in the coming years. Continue to invest in upgrading and embellishing urban areas, ensuring the roadmap for urban upgrading of the province and localities. Continue to implement the Smart City Scheme, closely associated with each industry and field, creating the sympathy and wide response of the people and business community. Paying attention to creating favorable conditions for investors to soon implement the construction of the World Trade Center Binh Duong New City project, this is a key project of the province in 2020 and the term of 2020 - 2025.
Fourthly, focus on solving problems in terms of mechanisms, policies and implementation methods to further promote socialization of cultural and social fields. Urgently carry out the procedures to conduct concentrated procurement of medicines and medical supplies to promptly serve medical examination and treatment for people; review, consolidate and organize the organization. Continue to effectively implement the Scheme on training, fostering and attracting high-quality human resources, renewing the way of organizing and managing the sector; have plans to make effective use of the infrastructure that has been invested and at the same time, increase investment in equipment, apply high technology in medical examination and treatment, in order to improve the quality and efficiency of the health sector's operation. Thoroughly organize cultural, arts and sports activities to celebrate major national and local holidays and celebrations, especially to celebrate the Party Congress at all levels.
Fifthly, strengthening the management of population in the area; grasp the situation, promptly implement preventive measures and fight against all kinds of crimes, ensure the maintenance of political security, social order and safety, especially at the time of important political events and the Party Congress at all levels. Focus on reviewing and resolving complaints and denunciations of citizens, especially complicated and prolonged cases; at the same time, promptly and effectively deal with people's petitions and feedbacks, avoid pressing people to make complaints and grievances and create hot news. Continue to focus on promoting administrative reform, in association with the application of information technology, gradually building e-government to better serve citizens and businesses.
From now until the end of 2019, the province will focus on taking good care of regimes, policies for policy beneficiaries, people with meritorious services, the poor and provide assistance to disadvantaged people, labor workers, be sure to complete before the 15th of the lunar calendar to carefully prepare for the Lunar New Year 2020. At the same time, focus on preparing and implementing well the recruitment and calling the army to enlist in 2020, ensuring the completion of assigned targets.
Chairman emphasized, the missions in the coming time are very important, requiring the efforts of all levels and sectors, the contribution of all economic sectors, the consensus of the army and the people in the whole province. The Chairman is looking forward to receiving the leadership attention of the Party Committees at all levels, the active coordination of the provincial Fatherland Front Committee and its member organizations, the contributions of all economic sectors, the consensus of the army and the people in the province; at the same time, proposing the Provincial People's Council, the representatives of the provincial People's Council and voters to pay attention to supervise and promptly reflect the pressing issues arising in life; requesting members of the PPC, heads of departments, branches, People's Committees of districts, towns and cities to promote their sense of responsibility and coordinate well in the proposed advisory, contribute to successfully implementing the objectives of socio-economic development tasks in 2020.
BEGIC - On the morning of November 28, at the Provincial Exhibition and Convention Center, Vietnamese German University (VGU), in collaboration with the Asian Urban Research Association (AURA) hosted the 15th International Asian Urbanization Conference (AUC) with the topic "Urban Futures: Critical transformations in Asian cities".
This is the first time the event has taken place in Vietnam after it has taken place in many places such as Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, and Thailand etc. aims to enable scholars, experts and officials interested in meeting, sharing research and learning experiences in Asian urbanization.
This conference has a larger scale than previous times with the participation and speech of some world-class scholars such as Professor Michael Douglass of the University of Hawaii and many other great scholars from the United States, the Federal Republic of Germany, France, Finland and most countries of South Asia and Southeast Asia etc.
Delegates attending the conference
On November 28 and 29, 2019, international and domestic scholars will present over 100 papers focusing on 8 topics including: Climate change and urban resilience; implementable urban governance & sustainable urban finance; smart and green mobility; transformations in land management; livable and smart cities; integrated planning and development; urban slums and affordable housing; urban renewal and redevelopment.
Notably, at the special sessions, there will be presentations on Binh Duong smart city development by Mr. Peter Portheine (Smart Region Eindhoven) and on Vietnam Urban Development Strategy to 2030 by Dr. Nguyen Quang (Director of Vietnam UN-Habitat Program).
Dr. Michael Douglas, Professor of University of Hawaii presents at the conference
According to Dr. Ha Thuc Vien - Vice President of VGU, the AURA selected 15th AUC. VGU is hosted by several training programs related to urban development and urban sustainable. This is a training program in cooperation with VGU and leading German universities. Besides, the university also has a lot of research related to sustainable urban development. Due the capacity and topic of the conference are related to the content that the university is conducting training, AURA agreed to allow VGU to hold a conference in Binh Duong. Also according to Dr. Ha Thuc Vien, currently for the Asian region, the development of megacities leads to the development of infrastructure and housing, social service conditions for people in urban areas become challenging issues, therefore, with real-world evidence, Binh Duong needs a new approach in urban management. We do not focus on developing large cities; we should develop urban at small and medium scale so that we have access to modern urban development, which creating an open space for people to live peacefully in an urban environment. The research content at the conference is to share experiences and solutions so that Binh Duong can have a reasonable development orientation, ensuring modern urban development without losing humanistic values and environmental impacts.
Dr. Nguyen Viet Long - Deputy Director of Becamex IDC, Director of Binh Duong Smart City Office discusses the career development orientation for young scientists
Besides scientific events, the conference also organized side events such as a discussion session for young scientists on career development orientation, organized a Ho Chi Minh City development tour for scholars and experts to expand the network of cooperation in domestic and international research, training, and development on sustainable urban development.
BEGIC - That is the information that the leader of VGU reported to the Ho Chi Minh City Delegation led by Mr. Nguyen Thanh Phong - Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee as Head of delegation visiting and working with VGU in Binh Duong province on November 26.
Reporting to the delegation of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, Mr. Ha Thuc Vien - Vice President of VGU said, recently, the university has implemented a number of projects from the city's budget and other sources, but with a dominant research area is Ho Chi Minh City such as Project of real estate market development of Ho Chi Minh City, general planning evaluation of Ho Chi Minh City etc.
VGU is a public university with support and cooperation from major German universities, so the university wishes to continue to expand cooperation with Ho Chi Minh City in the fields of the university's strengths.
Currently, the University is implementing a total of 14 training programs (including 7 master's programs and 7 bachelor's programs) out of 23 training programs in 6 disciplines focusing on technology, economics and governance, which are the major fields of Germany, including: Electrical, Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer science, Environmental and Process Engineering and Economics and Industrial Engineering according to the training program development plan to 2021/2022 approved by the university.
VGU is building its headquarter on a land of more than 50ha, with an area of about 135,000m2 for training 5,000 to 6,000 students in Ben Cat town, Binh Duong province. The total investment of the project is nearly VND 3,200 billion, of which mainly is ODA loans from the World Bank.
With the interest and support from Binh Duong authority, it is expected that VGU's new headquarter will be put into operation in November 2020.
Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong said, in the coming time, the city will speed up ordering VGU for research and training projects, aiming to make Ho Chi Minh City become the leading economic and financial center of the region. Currently, Ho Chi Minh City has planned about 1,000 hectares for university towns in District 9, Hoc Mon district, Nha Be etc; hence, it is willing to consider the proposal of the VGU on supporting the university to build a training and research facility in Ho Chi Minh City.
Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong visits VGU
BEGIC - The provincial People's Committee has issued a Decision on adjusting and supplementing the Transport master plan of Binh Duong province to 2020 and orientation to 2030.
Accordingly, adjusting and adding to the planning of transportation industry in Binh Duong province 02 routes: Bac Tan Uyen - Phu Giao - Bau Bang Tao Luc Street; roads and bridges connecting Binh Duong and Tay Ninh provinces.
Specifically, Bac Tan Uyen - Phu Giao - Bau Bang Tao Luc Street: The route connects Bac Tan Uyen, Phu Giao and Bau Bang districts; the starting point is at Tan Thanh intersection, DT.746 (about 100m from Tan Thanh Commune People's Committee, Bac Tan Uyen district), the end point of the route is in Lai Uyen town, Bau Bang district. The section running through Bac Tan Uyen district is 9.32 km long, the section running through Phu Giao district is 29.38 km long, the section running through Bau Bang district is 8,648km long, The total length of the route is 47.35 km. Scale planning is 06 lanes.
Roads and bridges connecting Binh Duong and Tay Ninh provinces: The route connects 02 provinces of Binh Duong and Tay Ninh, the starting point is at DT.744 intersection, passing through Dau Tieng town, the end point of the route is on Saigon River to connect with Dat Set - Ben Cui Street in Tay Ninh Province. The total length of the route is 800.39m, of which the bridge section is 330.8m long, the bridgehead section on Binh Duong side is 377,565m long and the western end of Tay Ninh bridge is 92,025m long. 6-lane road scale planning and 6-lane bridge scale planning.