PORTAL - The Provincial People's Committee (PPC) issued a Directive on removing difficulties for the real estate market and housing development in the province.
Accordingly, the Department of Construction coordinated with branches, agencies and units to advise the PPC to implement the tasks assigned by the Government in Resolution No. 33/NQ-CP dated March 11, 2023 of the Government and Official Dispatch No. 178/TTg-CN dated March 27, 2023 of the Prime Minister; actively and effectively implement the responsibilities of the Steering Group to solve difficulties and problems during the implementation of real estate projects in Decision No. 241/QD-UBND dated February 13, 2023.
Each member of the Steering Group reviews difficulties and problems of real estate projects to immediately solve and remove the contents under their authority; reviews and proposes to competent authorities to handle overlapping, inadequate, and obstructing legal regulations in the process of implementing real estate projects in the field of construction, planning, urban development, housing, real estate business in the province.
In addition, coordinating with agencies and units in the implementation of the Government's Resolution No. 11/NQ-CP on the socio-economic recovery and development program and successful implementation of the Project "Investment in the construction of at least 01 million social housing units for low-income people and industrial park workers in the 2021-2030 period" of the Central Government, Project "Development of social housing, worker housing in Binh Duong province in the 2021-2025 period, with orientation to 2030"; assuming the prime responsibility for determining investment priority areas under the Housing Development Program and Plan for stages, ensuring the balance between supply and demand for the housing and real estate market; guiding localities to review and adjust master plans according to their competence as a basis for attracting investment; synthesizing data reported by localities, reviewing commercial housing, social housing and real estate projects being implemented in the province; assessing the causes and legal problems for each specific project that have been approved, but have not or been delayed in implementation, to proactively handle according to their competence or report and propose solutions in case of exceeding authorization.
For problems of an interdisciplinary nature, synthesizing and reporting to the Steering Group to solve difficulties and problems in the process of implementing real estate projects, in order to free up land resources, investment capital, and reduce credit risk.
At the same time, focusing on planning urban development areas, implementing the approved housing development program and plan in Binh Duong province, in which, focusing on calling for and attracting investment in the development of social housing, worker housing, and commercial housing suitable to each subject of housing needs; coordinating with the Department of Information and Communications, provincial newspaper and radio agencies to propagate and disseminate legal policies and solutions to promote the safe, healthy and sustainable development of the real estate market.
Real estate enterprises, related enterprises, actively and proactively restructure product segments, prices, terms and payment methods, etc. in an appropriate, feasible and convenient way for customers and people, especially those with real needs; actively, proactively, focus resources to coordinate, implement according to the provisions of law and instructions of the departments, branches and localities for real estate projects facing difficulties and obstacles.
Reported by Doan Trang- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - In the morning of May 24, in Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong Customs Department held a dialogue conference with Japanese enterprises.
Attending were Mr. Nguyen Thanh Binh - Deputy Director of Binh Duong Customs Department; leaders of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Binh Duong and Japanese enterprises in the province.
Overview of the conference
Speaking at the conference, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Binh said that Binh Duong Customs Department is carrying out procedures for more than 300 Japanese enterprises. In the past time, most Japanese enterprises investing in the area have well complied with the provisions of the law, cooperated well with the Customs in the process of carrying out import and export procedures, making an important contribution to the task completion of Binh Duong Customs Department; many enterprises are increasingly developing and expanding investment projects, making positive contributions to the economic development of the locality.
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Binh - Deputy Director of Binh Duong Customs Department speaks to open the conference
The conference aims to help Japanese investors better understand new policies and laws related to import and export activities; and want to listen to the opinions and recommendations of enterprises about the service attitude of officers and employees of Binh Duong Customs Department in the implementation of customs procedures, supporting and creating favorable conditions for export and import activities of enterprises in the locality, in the context of a serious decline in world export and import markets in order to continue to build and develop an increasingly sustainable customs-enterprise cooperation relationship in the coming time. Binh Duong Customs Department wished to continue to receive the companionship of Japanese enterprises throughout its development journey with the goal of facilitating trade and for the development of enterprises, contributing to building Binh Duong province to develop stronger and stronger.
At the conference, representatives of specialized divisions of Binh Duong Customs Department disseminated new regulations and policies related to customs procedures such as goods labeling, customs inspection and supervision; new regulations and policies related to import and export tax; content related to post-customs clearance inspection, etc.
Japanese enterprise representatives ask questions at the conference
Enterprises asked 6 questions related to the field of import and export, labeling of goods, and post-customs clearance inspection. The questions were clearly explained by representatives of the Customs Department and Customs Branches.
Representative of Binh Duong Customs Department answers questions of enterprises
Reported by Mai Xuan- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - On the morning of May 24, in Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong Provincial School of Politics held a scientific seminar: "Issues raised to improve the quality of Party member development in non-state enterprises in Binh Duong province today". Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao – Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, cum Rector of the Provincial School of Politics chaired the seminar.
Attending were leaders of scientists, lecturers of the Academy of Politics Region II, leaders of departments, committees, branches, mass organizations of the province, districts, towns and cities.
In the introductory speech, Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao emphasized, the seminar aimed to further concretize the views of the 11th Provincial Party Congress on the development of party members; and provide scientific arguments, practical basis for the direct leadership role of Party committees at all levels, the participation of the Fatherland Front, socio-political organizations in creating resources and admitting Party members in private enterprises and foreign-invested enterprises of the Provincial Party Committee. Comprehensively evaluating the current situation of Party member development in this region, its advantages, limitations, causes and lessons learned, as well as proposing solutions and recommendations to improve the efficiency of Party member development in non-state enterprises in the coming time.
The seminar is also a forum for scientists to share experiences on developing Party members in non-state enterprises in other localities, thereby comparing and making lessons for Binh Duong province.
Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao - Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee speaks at the Seminar
He hoped that through the Seminar, it would contribute to a change in the awareness of Party committees and organizations of the importance and need to strengthen Party development in non-state enterprises; continue to make efforts, overcome difficulties, focus more on the development of the Party in this area, contributing to the successful implementation of the Resolution of the 11th Binh Duong Provincial Party Congress and the Resolution of the 13th National Party Congress.
Overview of the Seminar
"Developing Party members among workers" is one of four breakthrough programs identified by Binh Duong at the 11th Provincial Party Congress, 2020-2025 tenure. The provincial Party Committee has given key instructions on this work such as actively creating sources and admitting new party members, especially in localities, units and establishments with few or no party members, etc.; paying attention to build Party organizations, developing Party members in private enterprises and foreign-invested enterprises. Binh Duong Provincial Party Committee issued Program No. 25-CTr/TU, dated July 07, 2021 on "Party development among workers in the 2021-2025 period"; the Provincial Standing Party Committee issued Plan No. 18-KH/TU, dated April 22, 2021 on implementing the party member development for the 2020-2025 tenure and Project No. 03-DA/TU on supporting resources for the construction and development of Party organizations and socio-political organizations in non-state enterprises in Binh Duong province, 2022 – 2025 period. Up to now, the whole province has established Party organizations in 75 non-state enterprises with 3,800 party members.
However, the work of Party organization building and Party member development in non-state enterprises has not yet met the set expectations and requirements.
Dr. Nguyen Thi Tram - Faculty of Party Building, Academy of Politics Region II presents at the Seminar
Ms. Ngo Ngoc Diep – Permanent Deputy Secretary of Di An City Party Committee shares at the Seminar
At the seminar, the delegates exchanged and proposed solutions to improve the efficiency of Party member development in non-state enterprises in the coming time. Accordingly, it is necessary to promote propaganda to help enterprise owners, managers, and employees clearly realize that the Party organization plays an important role in propagating and disseminating to stakeholders about the lines and guidelines of the Party, policies and laws of the State, the province and regulations of enterprises, a bridge to harmonize the interests of enterprises - the State - employees in the spirit of "sharing joys and sorrows", "harmonious benefits, shared risks".
Party committees at all levels develop specific plans and solutions suitable to the local situation, heads of Party committees and People's Committees periodically directly contact, meet and have dialogue with enterprise owners, party members, trade union members and youth in non-state enterprises to listen to their thoughts and aspirations, receive and answer legitimate suggestions and proposals, and form information exchange channel.
Assigning and arranging capable and reputable party members to monitor, mobilize, help and introduce non-state enterprise owners who meet the conditions and criteria for admission to the Party to motivate employees to strive for the Party.
Reported by Phuong Chi- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - Provincial People's Committee (PPC) promulgates Plan to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in 2023.
Accordingly, the Support plan for enterprises is established, organized and operated in accordance with the law on enterprises, meeting the provisions of Chapter II, Decree No. 80/2021/ND-CP dated August 26, 2021 of the Government on criteria for identifying SMEs; business households with business registration, wishing to develop and convert into enterprises in the province; agencies, organizations and individuals involved in supporting SMEs.
The support principles comply with the provisions of Article 4, Decree No. 80/2021/ND-CP dated August 26, 2021 of the Government.
Enterprises are supported with technology. Specifically, implementing investment projects to support SMEs through the construction of new incubators, technical facilities, and co-working areas; renovating and upgrading existing infrastructure to form incubators, technical facilities, and co-working areas; purchasing and installing equipment, machinery, research rooms, laboratories, information technology systems for incubators, technical facilities, and co-working areas to support SMEs.
Maximum support for the value of consulting contract on digital transformation solutions for SMEs, the cost for enterprises to hire and purchase digital transformation solutions, the value of the consulting contract on the establishment of intellectual property rights and the value of consulting contract on technology transfer as prescribed in Article 11, Decree 80/2021/ND-CP dated August 26, 2021 of the Government. Supporting SMEs to improve their productivity based on science, technology and innovation.
SMEs are entitled to technology support according to the content and support levels specified in Clauses 1, 2, 3, 4, Article 11 of Decree No. 80/2021/ND-CP dated August 26, 2021 of the Government. Agencies and organizations supporting SMEs provide support according to the provisions of Articles 4 and 5 of this Circular and a number of other specific regulations.
At the same time, updating and publishing on the Portal of the PPC, the website of the agency or unit managing information about plans, programs, projects, activities to support SMEs, business instructions, information on credit, markets, products, technology, business incubation and other information according to the needs of enterprises in accordance with the provisions of law.
At the same time, guiding enterprises to approach the focal point of organizing the operation of a network of consultants in the management fields of the industry published on the website of ministries and ministerial-level agencies for advice on personnel, finance, production, sales, market, internal management and other contents related to production and business activities of enterprises (excluding advice on administrative and legal procedures in accordance with specialized laws); supporting enterprises to develop human resources; supporting SMEs to transform from business households, innovative start-ups, joining industry clusters, value chains, and supporting interest rates for innovative start-up SMEs, joining industry clusters and value chains.
Reported by Doan Trang- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - On the afternoon of May 18, at the Administration Center of Binh Duong Province, Mr. Vo Van Minh - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC) received and worked with the delegation of Vietnam Railways Corporation led by Mr. Dang Sy Manh - Chairman of the Members' Council of Vietnam Railways Corporation on the Plan to enhance the export capacity of goods through Song Than International Intermodal Station.
Song Than Station is located on National Highway 1A, bordering Binh Duong Province and Ho Chi Minh City, capable of connecting with many provinces. In 2022, the Station has transported over 1.6 million tons of goods, with main transportation items being electronic equipment, automobiles, groceries, food, production materials and products manufactured for industrial zones of Binh Duong, Dong Nai and Ho Chi Minh City.
Mr. Nguyen Tran Hieu - Director of Binh Duong Customs Department shares about transporting import and export goods by rail through Song Than Station
The total capacity of international intermodal transport at Song Than Station is 1.27 million tons/year, expected to reach 2.5 million tons/year by 2025. Due to the lack of international intermodal transport, import and export goods transported at the station only account for about 10% to 15% of the station's output. Besides, the lack of import and export procedures at the station affected the time and cost of import and export activities.
Mr. Dang Sy Manh - Chairman of the Members' Council of Vietnam Railways Corporation makes his recommendations to enhance the export capacity of goods through Song Than international intermodal station
Mr. Dang Sy Manh - Chairman of the Members' Council of the Vietnam Railways Corporation said that the Ministry of Transport is currently developing and submitting to the Government "Plan for improving international rail transport capacity" with 8 stations, of which Song Than Station is planned to become a key cargo station in the South. Accordingly, two railway lines will be formed: Song Than - Dong Dang; Song Than - Lao Cai. From here, goods by rail from Binh Duong will connect with China and other countries on the Asia-Europe rail transport route. Song Than Station has the advantage of having been granted an intermodal code, Binh Duong's early completion of site and security requirements will further promote the Station's international intermodal efficiency. In particular, doing import-export procedures at the Station will create great favorable conditions for import-export enterprises.
Mr. Vo Van Minh - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the PPC speaks at the meeting
Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Vo Van Minh - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the PPC acknowledged the proposals of the Vietnam Railways Corporation. He requested the Customs Department, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment, and the Department of Transport to soon complete the requirements for site and security, carry out import and export procedures at the Station to reduce the time and cost of transporting goods for enterprises. Binh Duong will always create conditions for the Vietnam Railway Corporation to clear ground, focus on investing in renovating and improving the customs clearance capacity, warehouse system, etc. to effectively exploit and develop Song Than international intermodal station into a logistics center of the province and the Southeast region.
Reported by Thao Lam- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - The 9th meeting (thematic) - the 10th Provincial People's Council approved many important resolutions, in which they agreed to propose the implementation of the Ho Chi Minh City - Chon Thanh Expressway Project and the investment policy of Ring Road No. 4.
According to the Resolution on agreeing to propose the implementation of the Ho Chi Minh City - Chon Thanh Expressway Project, the project will invest in the section from Ring Road No. 3 to Binh Phuoc province with a length of about 60.4km; in which the section from Ring Road No. 3 to Binh Duong - Binh Phuoc province border is about 53.3km long, the section through Binh Phuoc province is 7.1km long. Site clearance is according to the planning scale (60m wide) and investing in completed expressway with scale of 06 express lanes, 02 emergency stopping lanes, including intersections.
The Ho Chi Minh City - Chon Thanh Expressway, the section through Binh Duong province, is invested in two phases. Phase 1 will invest in the section from Khanh Van Bridge to Binh Duong - Binh Phuoc province border (about 45.6km through Binh Duong province): Site clearance according to planning scale (60m wide) and investment in 04 full expressway lanes (with emergency stop lanes throughout the route). Section from Ring Road No. 3 to Khanh Van Bridge: Maintaining the status quo invested in DT.743 and DT.747B projects, the total width of the foundation is from 36m - 38m (keeping the planning with the road width of 60m).
Deputies vote on draft Resolutions using information technology application
Phase 2 will invest in a completed expressway with a scale of 06 expressway lanes (section from Ring Road No. 3 to Binh Duong - Binh Phuoc province border).
Investment location in the section through Binh Duong province (phase 1): Tan Uyen city, Bac Tan Uyen district, Phu Giao district, Bau Bang district, Binh Duong province.
The method of implementing the section through Binh Duong province (phase 1) is expected to follow the method of public-private partnership (PPP), preliminary total investment is estimated at 16,196 billion VND; in which, site clearance is 7,388 billion VND; construction and installation is 8,808 billion VND.
According to the Resolution on construction investment policy of the Ho Chi Minh City's Ring Road No. 4 project, the section from Thu Bien bridge - Saigon river (phase 1), the Ring Road No. 4 project has its starting point at the position where the Ho Chi Minh City's Ring Road No. 4 connects with the current Thu Bien bridgehead of Binh Duong province in Thuong Tan commune, Bac Tan Uyen district, Binh Duong province. The ending point of the road is in the area in front of the abutment of Phu Thuan Bridge in An Tay commune, Ben Cat town, Binh Duong province. Total length is about 47.85 km. Scale of expressway, design speed: 100 km/h; grade I traffic works.
Deputies vote to approve the Resolution on construction investment policy of the Ho Chi Minh City's Ring Road No. 4 project
The road crosses the administrative boundaries of Tan Uyen city, Ben Cat town, Bac Tan Uyen district in Binh Duong province. The project implementation period is expected to be from 2023 to 2026. The demand for land use is about 419.6 ha, of which the main road is 413.4 ha and the connecting road is 6.2 ha.
Expected type of PPP project contract: Build - Operate - Transfer (BOT). Preliminary total project investment is about 18,247.9 billion VND.
Speaking at the meeting, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi asked the PPC, departments, branches, districts, towns and cities to focus on speeding up the progress of key transport projects in the province. Striving to complete the upgrading and expansion of National Highway 13 by the end of 2023; start construction of Ring Road No. 3 in June 2023; commence the Ring Road No. 4 by the end of 2023 and start construction of the Ho Chi Minh City - Chon Thanh expressway in early 2024, etc.
Reported by Phuong Chi- Mai Xuan
PORTAL - On the morning of May 18, at the Administration Center of Binh Duong province, the 9th meeting (thematic) - the 10th Provincial People's Council conducted the work of filling out key positions of the People's Council and Provincial People's Committee (PPC).
Accordingly, the deputies conducted additional elections for the title of Chairman of the 10th Provincial People's Council, 2021-2026 tenure. With the approval vote of 62/62 deputies present, accounting for 91.18% of the total number of deputies to the Provincial People's Council (68 deputies), Mr. Nguyen Van Loc was elected as Chairman of the 10th Provincial People's Council, 2021-2026 tenure.
Deputies of the Provincial People's Council vote to elect the title of Chairman of the 10th Provincial People's Council, 2021-2026 tenure
Mr. Nguyen Van Loc was born on November 06, 1966; place of origin: Vu Thu district, Thai Binh province; Qualification: Advanced degree in politics, Master of Politics, majoring in Party Building. He is currently a member of Provincial Standing Party Committee, Head of Commission for Mass Mobilization of Provincial Party Committee, and Chairman of the Provincial Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front.
Mr. Nguyen Van Loc is elected as Chairman of 10th Binh Duong Provincial People's Council
Addressing the assignment, Mr. Nguyen Van Loc affirmed that, with a sense of responsibility before the Party Committee, authorities, voters and people in the province, he will make constant efforts to improve political bravery, hone theory associated with practice; preserve the moral qualities of an official, a party member and a deputy of the Provincial People's Council; continue to learn in a diligent, wholehearted, dedicated way, quickly approaching and effectively performing new tasks. On the basis of inheriting and promoting the experiences and achievements of his predecessors, he will always unite and unify with the collective of the Provincial People's Council's Standing Committee and together with the deputies of the Provincial People's Council, continue to innovate methods and improve the quality and efficiency of operations in all areas of work, affirming the position and role of the People's Council as the local state power agency, representing the will and aspirations of the people.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi (middle), Chairman of the PPC Vo Van Minh (3rd from left) and deputies present flowers to congratulate Mr. Nguyen Van Loc
In order to fulfill the responsibilities and requirements set forth, the Standing Committee of the Provincial People's Council and Mr. Nguyen Van Loc personally look forward to continuing to receive the attention and guidance of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly and the Standing Committee of the Provincial Party Committee, the Provincial Standing Party Committee, the interest and suggestions of the revolutionary elders and the previous generations of provincial leaders; the close coordination of the PPC, the Provincial Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee and agencies, units and localities; the consent and support of socio-political organizations and people in the province, for the Provincial People's Council and People's Committees at all levels to operate more effectively and efficiently, contributing to the successful implementation of the Resolution of the 13th National Party Congress, the Resolution of the 11th Provincial Party Congress and the Resolutions of the 11th Provincial Party Congress and Resolutions of the Provincial People's Council in the 2021 – 2026 period.
Deputies of the Provincial People's Council vote to elect the title of Head of the Culture and Social Affairs Committee, the 10th Provincial People's Council
The meeting also voted to dismiss the position of PPC Member for Mr. Nguyen Tam Duong - former Chief of PPC's Office and Colonel Trinh Ngoc Quyen - former Director of the Provincial Police Department; dismiss Ms. Nguyen Thi Thao Nguyen from the position of Deputy Head of the Culture and Social Affairs Committee of the Provincial People's Council.
Deputies of the Provincial People's Council vote to elect the title of Deputy Head of the Culture and Social Affairs Committee, the 10th Provincial People's Council
Deputies voted to additionally elect the positions of the PPC members, Head and Deputy Head of the Culture and Social Affairs Committee of the 10th Provincial People's Council, 2021-2026 tenure. As a result, Mr. Vo Anh Tuan - Chief of the PPC's Office, Colonel Ta Van Dep - Director of Provincial Police Department and Ms. Ha Thanh - Director of Department of Foreign Affairs were elected as Members of the 10th PPC, 2021- 2026 tenure; Ms. Nguyen Thi Thao Nguyen was elected as the Head of the Culture and Social Affairs Committee of the Provincial People's Council and Ms. Nguyen Khoa Dieu An was elected to the position of Deputy Head of the Culture and Social Affairs Committee of the 10th Provincial People's Council, 2021-2026 tenure.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi (middle), Chairman of the PPC Vo Van Minh (4th from the right), Chairman of the Provincial People's Council Nguyen Van Loc (3rd from the right) and deputies present flowers to congratulate the elected comrades for the positions of Head, Deputy Head of the Culture and Social Affairs Committee of the Provincial People's Council and members of the 10th PPC
Reported by Phuong Chi- Mai Xuan
PORTAL - The weather is very extreme due to the influence of El Nino phenomenon, prolonged hot weather, besides, the demand for electricity is tending to increase. Binh Duong Power Company recommends customers to use electricity economically and efficiently.
As reported by EVN, during the past time, due to the influence of the El Nino phenomenon, hot weather, drought, and lack of water have made hydropower reservoirs seriously affected. Therefore, the demand for electricity is tending to increase, in Binh Duong, in May, June and July 2023, specifically, on May 07, 2023, although it is a weekend break (Sunday) and after the public holiday April 30 to May 01, the demand for the electricity system in the province has increased to a record level (37.3 million kWh), the highest since the beginning of the year; the maximum consumption capacity on May 08, 2023 is 2,406.65 MW, the highest since the beginning of the year.
Implementing Directive No. 20/CT-TTg dated May 07, 2020 on enhancing electricity saving in the 2020-2025 period and Official Telegram No. 397/CD-TTg dated May 13, 2023 on proactively implementing urgent measures to cope with the risk of heat, drought, water shortage and saltwater intrusion by the Prime Minister, Binh Duong Power Company recommends customers to use electricity economically and efficiently, turn off unnecessary electrical equipment, limit the use of equipment that consumes a lot of electricity during peak hours of the power system (including frame hours from 11:00-15:30 and 20:00-23:30 daily); not to use many electrical appliances at the same time to avoid overloading the grid.
At the same time, preventing the risk of fire and explosion in power grids, power stations and residential areas. Restaurants, hotels and commercial service establishments, office complexes and apartment buildings reduce 50% of their outdoor decorative advertising lighting capacity at the above time frame. The units managing the public lighting system, street lights to open late/turn off early, and at the same time reduce 50% of the lighting capacity in the peak hours of the power system. In particular, customers with large electricity consumption, participating in demand response (DR) programs according to Circular No. 23/2017/TT-BCT dated November 16, 2017 of the Ministry of Industry and Trade when there is a notice from the Electricity unit.
Reported by Huong Giang- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - On the morning of May 17, in Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong Customs Department held a dialogue conference with Taiwanese enterprises.
Attending were leader representatives of the Taiwan Business Association in Binh Duong province, Binh Duong Customs Department and more than 70 Taiwanese enterprises in the province.
Delegates attend the conference
Speaking at the opening of the conference, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Binh - Deputy Director of Binh Duong Customs Department said that in order to continue to meet the requirements of promoting reform, development and modernization of the Customs branch and creating a connection between Customs - enterprises in compliance with regulations, policies and laws of Customs, as well as exchange and remove obstacles of Taiwanese enterprises investing in Binh Duong, facilitating import and export activities in the province, currently, Binh Duong Customs Department is carrying out procedures for over 500 Taiwanese enterprises. In the past time, most of the Taiwanese enterprises investing in the area have well complied with the provisions of the law and have cooperated well with the Customs in the process of carrying out import and export procedures, making many important contributions to the completion of the tasks of the Binh Duong Customs Department, many enterprises are increasingly developing and expanding investment projects, making positive contributions to the local economic development.
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Binh - Deputy Director of Binh Duong Customs Department speaks at the conference
The conference aims to help Taiwanese investors better understand new policies and laws related to import and export activities, and at the same time listen to the opinions and recommendations of enterprises about the service attitude of Customs officers and employees in carrying out customs procedures, supporting and creating favorable conditions for import and export activities of enterprises in the locality in the context of a serious decline in world export and import markets, continuing to build and develop an increasingly sustainable Customs-enterprise cooperation relationship in the coming time.
Mr. Do Thanh Phong - Head of Customs Control and Supervision Division, Provincial Customs Department disseminates new regulations and policies related to Customs procedures, Customs inspection and supervision
At the conference, representatives of specialized divisions of Binh Duong Customs Department disseminated new regulations and policies related to Customs procedures, Customs inspection and supervision; import and export tax; post-customs clearance inspection; warn of violations detected through post-clearance inspection, etc. Accordingly, organizations and individuals importing goods into Vietnam must label their goods according to the provisions of Article 9, Decree No. 43/2017/ND-CP and Clause 4, Article 1 of Decree No. 111/2021/ND-CP, Commercial Law 2005; Law on Product Quality; Law on Protection of Consumer Rights. Violating enterprises will be fined up to 120 million VND and apply remedial measures according to the provisions of Decree No. 128/2020/ND-CP, etc.
Taiwanese enterprises ask questions at the conference
Representatives of Taiwanese enterprises asked questions related to the import of machinery and equipment for the food industry; opening the import declaration; procedures for applying for import tax refund, etc. The questions were answered and given specific instructions by the Customs Department.
Leader of Binh Duong Customs Department answers enterprises' problems
Reported by Mai Xuan- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - On the afternoon of May 16, at the Administration Center of Binh Duong Province, Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Member of the Provincial Standing Party Committee, Permanent Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC) received the delegation of the Management Board of Cuba's Mariel Special Development Zone led by Ms. Yanet Vázquez Valdés – Deputy Director of Mariel Special Development Zone to introduce information about the Mariel Special Development Zone and explore investment opportunities.
At the meeting, Permanent Vice Chairman of the PPC Mai Hung Dung gave an overview of the Binh Duong's socio-economic development. Over the years, Binh Duong province has always been evaluated as one of the leading localities in the country in terms of socio-economic development and the speed of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). In 2022, the province's socio-economic situation continued to prosper and achieved many positive and comprehensive results in all fields. In addition, the province always strives to improve the investment environment, reform administrative procedures and enhance competitiveness.
Particularly in the first 4 months of 2023, the province has attracted more than 891 million USD in FDI. Accumulated to April 30, 2023, the province has 4,101 investment projects from 65 countries and territories with a total registered capital of 40 billion USD.
Permanent Vice Chairman of the PPC Mai Hung Dung receives Ms. Yanet Vázquez Valdés - Deputy Director of Mariel Special Development Zone
Permanent Vice Chairman of the PPC Mai Hung Dung said that in September 2022, the delegation of Binh Duong provincial leaders, enterprise delegation, investment and trade promotion specialists had a business trip to Cuba, visited the Mariel Special Development Zone and worked with with Artemisa province. In April 2023, within the framework of the official visit and working of the Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly in Cuba, Binh Duong province and Artemisa province (Cuba) signed a Letter of Intent on establishing cooperative relations between the two sides and awarded Artemisa province 50 tons of rice.
In the coming time, Binh Duong will establish a working group to connect the two provinces more deeply and comprehensively; at the same time, promote the organization of online seminars for enterprises of the two countries to explore mutual investment opportunities as well as facilitate and spread more information about Mariel Special Economic Development Zone for enterprises to learn about investment opportunities here.
Permanent Vice Chairman of the PPC Mai Hung Dung presents a souvenir to Ms. Yanet Vázquez Valdés - Deputy Director of Mariel Special Economic Development Zone
Ms. Yanet Vázquez Valdés expressed her impression of Binh Duong's achievements and development orientation.
Artemisa is the largest province and a municipality of the former Habana province, she said. Artemisa plays the role of a key trading and processing center of the region, specializing in the production and export of sugarcane, tobacco, pineapple, fruits, wine, soap, etc. Artemisa is located on the main highway and main railway line between Havana and Pinar del Río. This is also the area where Thai Binh Company of Vietnam is investing and operating. Mariel Special Economic Development Zone, Artemisa province is the first special zone of its kind in Cuba and enjoys a prime geographical position, in the heart of the Caribbean Sea, at the crossroads of the main maritime trade routes in the Western Hemisphere.
On April 21, 2023, at Mariel Special Economic Development Zone, Artemisa province, the Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue and President of the National Assembly of People's Power of Cuba Esteban Lazo Hernández attended and cut the ribbon to inaugurate Suchel TBV S.A. Laundry Detergent Factory and Solar Power Plant of Thai Binh Investment Joint Stock Company; and attended the groundbreaking ceremony of phase II, Vimariel Industrial Park of Viglacera Corporation, visited the Cuban Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB).
Ms. Yanet Vázquez Valdés shared, in the future, Mariel Special Economic Development Zone will gather overall local resources for development; invest in modern and impressive infrastructure in industrial parks to attract foreign investment. In addition, it also focuses on developing clean and green energy to help reduce waste and protect the environment. She hoped that there will be many opportunities to exchange information, introduce and promote the characteristics and investment potential of Mariel Special Economic Development Zone, Artemisa province to the enterprise community and associations in Vietnam.
Delegates take a souvenir photo
Reported by Doan Trang- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - On the afternoon of May 16, at the Administration Center of Binh Duong Province, Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Member of Provincial Standing Party Committee, Permanent Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee (PPC) chaired the meeting to approve the draft Plan for environmental protection and response to climate change in Binh Duong province for the 2021-2025 period (adjusted) and report on the implementation results in 2022.
The Plan for environmental protection and response to climate change in Binh Duong province for the 2021-2025 period (hereinafter referred to as the Plan) is concretized into 27 priority investment projects and 16 key tasks, in order to focus on protecting the environment in the direction of sustainable development, building a synchronous and modern technical infrastructure system, improving people's living quality, creating a driving force to promote environmentally friendly economic restructuring. Mobilizing investment resources for environmental protection in various appropriate forms to build civilized and modern infrastructure, upgrade, renovate and embellish urban areas in association with building a smart city. Total investment capital for implementing projects and programs is about 26,005,752 billion VND.
Overview of the meeting
By 2022, there are 19 out of 27 projects prioritized for investment all having project approval decisions or investment policies, many items in each project have been completed or are under construction, the total investment capital has been disbursed for projects over 2,180,863 billion VND (compared to the 5-year plan of 25,903,897 billion VND, reaching 8.42%); 14/16 key tasks have also been implemented, of which 02 tasks have been completed, serving as the basis for the next steps in the coming time, 11/16 tasks are being implemented, the remaining 03 tasks have not been implemented due to the review that need to be adjusted accordingly, the total budget for the implementation of tasks by 2022 is over 3,746 billion VND (compared to the 5-year plan of 101,855 billion VND, reaching 3.7%).
The meeting also approved the draft Plan for environmental protection and response to climate change in Binh Duong province for the 2021-2025 period (adjusted). The reason for the adjustment is that the Central Government has issued new projects and plans, so it is necessary to adjust and update the Provincial Plan accordingly.
Accordingly, the draft adjusted Plan adds 16 more targets, bringing the total number of implementation targets to 24; implementing 41 investment priority projects (increasing 14 projects); performs 21 key tasks (increasing 5 tasks); estimated cost is about 38,903 billion VND (increasing 12,898 billion VND).
Permanent Vice Chairman of the PPC Mai Hung Dung concludes the meeting
After listening to the delegates' specific comments for each target, project and task of the draft Plan, Permanent Vice Chairman of the PPC Mai Hung Dung asked the relevant departments and branches to review specific contents to suit the actual situation of the province. The Department of Natural Resources and Environment receives the comments of the delegates, quickly completes the draft Plan to submit to the PPC for promulgation.
Reported by Yen Nhi- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL – The Provincial People's Committee (PPC) promulgates Decision on announcement of amended administrative procedures (APs) in the field of housing and offices; construction activities; construction planning, architecture under the jurisdiction of the Department of Construction.
Specifically, amending 05 APs for housing and offices and 06 APs for construction activities in Decision No. 2377/QD-UBND dated October 18, 2021 of the PPC Chairman on the announcement of new APs under the jurisdiction of the Department of Construction, the district-level People's Committee; 04 APs in the construction and architectural planning in Decision No. 390/QD-UBND dated February 05, 2021 of the PPC Chairman on the announcement of newly promulgated APs in the architectural planning under the jurisdiction of the Department of Construction.
Reported by Yen Nhi- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - On the morning of May 10, at the Administration Center of Binh Duong province, Mr. Vo Van Minh - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC) chaired the announcement ceremony of operating the "Binh Duong Digital Government" app.
Accordingly, the "Binh Duong Digital Government" app is a channel to receive and facilitate civil servants, public employees in handling online public services, reflecting recommendations, looking up and exploiting information and data in a timely manner. Besides, through this app, it will help change the habits of officials, civil servants and public employees in using mobile devices to process work, improve work efficiency, save time and minimize delays and shortcomings in performing assigned tasks.
Delegates perform the announcement ceremony of Binh Duong Digital Government app
Basic features of the app: Information module includes news, reference information, operating data. Module for handling daily work: Work schedule - makes it easy to track the calendar, notify when there are changes; notify when there is a meeting through the paperless meeting room; manage documents when there are incoming documents that need to be handled immediately or waiting for digital signature, unprocessed documents that are about to be overdue will be alerted, etc. to ensure the proportion of documents processed on time.
Processing of one-stop-shop documents: When documents are submitted on the Provincial or National Public Service Portal, officials, civil servants and public employees are notified that there are documents to be processed, and a warning that the documents is about to be overdue for timely implementation.
Handling complaints 1022: Incoming people's complaints are notified directly to officials, civil servants and public employees assigned to handle and resolve petitions, handle, look up and track complaints.
IOC function: Officials, civil servants and public employees can monitor warnings related to socio-economic indicators, operating indicators. With the Utilities section, it is possible to use functions such as internal chat to send and receive documents, create interactive groups; look up information to serve the direction and advice.
Reported by Yen Nhi- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - On the morning of May 10, at the Administration Center of Binh Duong province, Mr. Vo Van Minh - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC) chaired a conference to summarize the digital transformation, public administrative reform (PAR) and Project 06 in 2022.
Over the past time, the direction and management of digital transformation activities, building e-Government towards Digital Government as well as completing the legal framework have been focused by Binh Duong. The electronic one-stop-shop information system and the Binh Duong Provincial Public Service Portal have been merged with the following utilities: Household registration lookup through population database, digitization, virtual assistant, digital signature on Eform, digital signature on PDF file, payment on the National public service platform, payment of land tax obligations, online payment to district and commune levels, review and standardization of procedures and reporting system.
The province's Intelligent Operation Center (IOC) collects, connects data and integrates into the system more than 1,000 indicators in 27 socio-economic fields. Building and implementing the socio-economic supervision and administration systems at all levels, including the direction and administration system of the provincial leaders; specialized supervision and administration system in 13/19 departments, committees and branches; 9/9 supervision and administration systems at district level.
The province has 43,117 enterprises in operation. Including 8,705 digital technology enterprises; 41,162 small and medium enterprises participating in digital transformation are using digital platforms for their operations. According to statistics, 82% of people aged 15 and over have transaction accounts at banks or other legal financial institutions; 89% of people know skills in information and communication technology. The province has established 586 Community digital technology groups to support people in digital transformation.
Mr. Le Tuan Anh - Director of Department of Information and Communications discusses at the conference
For Project 06, the whole province has deployed 23/25 services. 100% of online public services at levels 3 and 4 are deployed on the Provincial Public Service Portal (1,290/1,290 services). As of March 01, 2023, 139,525 accounts have been created on National Public Service Portal and Provincial Public Service Portal. Having received 607,725/1,005,735 level 2 electronic identification (eID) documents, reaching 60.43%. According to the statistics of Department C06, Ministry of Public Security, as of March 16, 2023, the total number of approved eID documents is 556,290 documents; total activated accounts is 172,986/1,005,735, reaching 17.2% (ranked 3rd nationwide in terms of number of successfully activated accounts).
The whole province has issued 1,919,976/1,972,053 Citizen Identity Cards (ID cards), reaching 97.36%. Performing medical examination and treatment by chip-based Citizen ID cards with integrated Health Insurance (HI), as of March 27, 2023, there are 1,680,901 HI cards that have been integrated/authenticated by the SI agency with the Citizen ID card number; 177/177 HI healthcare facilities have looked up HI card information by chip-based Citizen ID cards with 726,878/879,666 successful searches.
Mr. Nguyen Van Minh - Director of the Department of Home Affairs reports the PAR results
In 2022, the province's PAPI Index ranked 2nd in the country, the SIPAS Index ranked 4th; PAR index ranked 35th among provinces and cities. In the first quarter of 2023, 310,786 administrative procedure documents (online: 159,463; in person and by postal service: 151,323). In which, the documents were processed on time and before the deadline reached 96.09%.
At the meeting, representatives of departments and branches presented a number of difficulties and obstacles in the process of implementing PAR, digital transformation, Project 06 and proposed some solutions such as: Equipping facilities to serve the implementation of Project 06 and PAR; soon completing the support mechanism for the community digital technology group; increasing the support level for commune-level one-stop-shop forces; the construction situation of IOCs at localities; the preparation for the roadmap to receive and handle administrative procedures in the electronic environment; progress of implementing the project of surveillance camera system to serve traffic, security and order management and handle administrative violations in Binh Duong province, etc.
Mr. Vo Van Minh – PPC Chairman speaks at the conference
Concluding the conference, Mr. Vo Van Minh asked departments, branches and localities to pay attention to solving shortcomings and limitations in PAR; overcome the component indexes to improve the PAR Index. Continuing to prioritize resources for Project 06; well preparing for the pilot implementation of the models that Binh Duong has been selected by the Central Government as a point. The digital transformation in 2023 with many heavy tasks, the PPC requested to focus on strengthening the community digital technology groups; urgently implement the project of surveillance camera system to serve traffic, security and order management and handle administrative violations in the province. Departments try to quickly digitize administrative procedures, especially the Natural Resources and Environment, and Construction branches to basically meet the roadmap for handling paperless documents. Before June 30, 2023, departments, branches and units must complete the digital data set.
Reported by Yen Nhi- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - The project "Developing the application of population database, identification and electronic authentication for national digital transformation in the 2022-2025 period, with a vision to 2030" (referred to as Project 06) was born with the hopes to create new achievements and steps on the digital era integration journey. For Binh Duong, after one year of implementation, Project 06 has brought many utilities, saved time and state budget, and gradually contributed to the establishment of a professional, modern and transparent administration to better serve people and enterprises.
Utility values from Project 06
Before, when the chip-based Citizen Identity Card (ID card) was not applied to replace the Health Insurance (HI) card in medical examination and treatment, the medical examination and treatment process at healthcare facilities took a lot of time, people had to present many documents, wait a long time for healthcare staff to verify and enter information. Currently, people only need to carry Citizen ID Card without having to bring a paper HI card with them when going to healthcare facilities for medical examination and treatment. Ms. Nguyen Thi Hai (Phu Hoa ward, Thu Dau Mot city) said: "I personally find this model very convenient, I don't have to carry as many documents as before, the registration procedure for medical examination and treatment is quick and I don't have to wait a lot of time."
The use of a chip-based Citizen ID card to replace the HI card in medical examination and treatment is a step forward is a step forward in reforming administrative procedures for the Health branch, which clearly demonstrates the utilities that Project 06 brings. Up to now, the whole province has 1,639,481 HI cards that have been integrated and authenticated with Citizen ID cards; 177/177 HI healthcare facilities looked up HI card information by chip-based Citizen ID card with 609,096/741,396 successful searches for medical examination and treatment covered by HI, reaching 82.16%, ranking in the TOP of the country in applying chip-based Citizen ID card to replace the HI card in medical examination and treatment, etc.
Point model of medical examination and treatment using chip-based Citizen ID card to replace HI card at Provincial General Hospital
For the Justice branch, implementing the plan to enter civil status data on the National Population Database, the branch has coordinated to digitize 930,322 civil status records, reaching the rate of 100%, exceeding the schedule 18 days in advance, reducing machine rental costs, saving more than 45% of the State budget. "Correct, sufficient, clean" data creates a solid "root" to promote online public services to serve people and enterprises. The civil status data is entered into the civil status registration and management information system to build and create data for the national electronic civil status database, the exploitation and use of digitized civil status data will help simplify administrative procedures, reduce documents to be submitted and processing time, and reduce travel for people.
Deploying the peak phase to authenticate the database on social security, non-cash payments for people with meritorious services, social protection, the provincial Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs branch has completed information verification for 36,793 beneficiaries under preferential treatment policy; in which 25,460 people are eligible to open accounts and 24,344 people have been granted ATM cards; rate of 71%. With this rate, Binh Duong becomes the leading locality in the country in non-cash social security payments.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi visits and encourages people who make Citizen ID cards at Phu Cuong Ward Police
The official "death" of temporary residence books and household registration books in all administrative procedures services from January 01, 2023 marks another important milestone in the administrative management of Binh Duong as well as provinces and cities nationwide. Accordingly, the management of residence (permanent residence, temporary residence) changes from manual method by paper book to modern management method by information technology; specifically, residence management by using personal identification numbers to access, update and adjust on the National Population Database. Information about each citizen's permanent and temporary residence is a digital data field updated and adjusted on the National Population Database; agencies, organizations and citizens can exploit and use them to serve civil transactions, settle administrative procedures, etc.
Functional force integrates the HI card and other documents into the Citizen ID card
After one year of implementation, Project 06 has made a breakthrough, making fundamental changes in many fields, Binh Duong has become a bright spot in digital transformation with many outstanding indexs, standing in the TOP of the country. The whole province has deployed 1,290/1,290 online public services, reaching 100%; 139,525 accounts were created on the National Public Service Portal, the Provincial Public Service Portal with 587,155 with 587,155 documents submitted online. Regarding the on-time settlement index on Public Service Portal, Binh Duong reached 18.8/20 points. In the satisfaction index of people and enterprises, Binh Duong has an average score of 17/18 points. In 2022, Binh Duong's online public service index only reached 3.8/12 points, but in the first 3 months of 2023, the province had a breakthrough with 7.2/12 points.
Binh Duong ranked 3rd nationwide in both areas of Citizen ID card issuance and the number of successfully activated electronic identification (eID) accounts. Accordingly, the whole province has issued 1,919,976/1,972,053 Citizen ID cards, reaching 97.36%. At the same time, 607,725/1,005,735 level-2 eID records were obtained, reaching 60.43%. According to statistics of the Police Department for administrative management of social order, as of March 16, 2023, the total number of approved eID records is 556,290 documents; 172,986/1,005,735 active accounts, reaching 17.2%.
Building digital data, completing digital transformation infrastructure
According to the assessment of the Project 06 Working Group, in addition to the initial positive results with many utility values, the implementation of Project 06 still has many problems. In some places, the arrangement of computers, transmission lines, creating free access points is lacking. The preparation of conditions for human resources and funding is still slow, not meeting the requirements of the task, especially high-quality human resources in information technology.
Services in the electronic environment require citizens to register for an account and have network access devices such as smartphones, computers, etc. and skills in using relevant applications and software. In many cases, due to lack of equipment and limited software use skills, they are afraid to access and use services. The features of the current VNeID app have been widely deployed for people to use; however, the app does not have many utilities, information about driver's license, vehicle registration, etc. is slow to display, prolongs the time to roam the documents to the receiving software, leading to the settlement and return of results to citizens that do not guarantee the prescribed time.
The community digital technology group of Phu Tho ward, Thu Dau Mot city guides people to install and activate level 2 eID account
The national population database system is unstable, with many software functions incomplete, regularly updated and upgraded, etc. so there are many cases where citizen information has not been updated timely on the system; there is still a situation where citizen information is not consistent in documents, etc.
It can be seen that Project 06 still has "obstacles", "bottlenecks" that Binh Duong need to remove in 2023. In which, there are 3 issues on building and strengthening human resources for digital transformation to meet both quality and quantity; build digital data sources; continue to improve the infrastructure for digital transformation.
According to Colonel Vu Van Tan - Deputy Director General of the Police Department for administrative management of social order, the Ministry of Public Security: "Digitalization requires data and storage to serve the exploitation and use. It is known that Binh Duong is starting to deploy a datastore, has connected the data of the project implementation results to the Provincial Intelligent Operation Center (IOC) on the digital map platform, serving the direction and administration. From the success of the civil status data entry model, Binh Duong can completely successfully digitize other data such as: data of committees and branches, unions, party members, civil servants, public employees, etc. A further goal is to complete the overall data for the whole province."
Binh Duong Intelligent Operation Center effectively serves the province's direction and administration.Photo: The provincial delegation listens to the leaders of the IOC Binh Duong report on the province's supervision and administration activities
In addition to the task of focusing on overcoming the backlogs and problems; the Project 06 Working Group continues to set higher and more distant goals and expectations in the coming time. On the basis of the achieved results, in 2023, the province will continue to perfect the ecosystem for connecting, exploiting and enriching population data. Strengthening the propaganda and dissemination of the law on Project 06 to a large number of people in the province to grasp and actively participate in the implementation. Accordingly, deploying community digital transformation teams, volunteering to propagate and guide people to install and activate level 2 eID accounts. Paying attention to the work of ensuring security and safety of information and data. Effectively maintaining and implementing utility groups for handling administrative procedures, providing online public services, effectively implementing online public services, especially the 25 essential public services identified in the Project 06 and 24 online public services.
Binh Duong was selected by the Government as a pilot locality to integrate driver's licenses on eID accounts via the "VNeID" app. Currently, the Provincial Project 06 Working Group is actively coordinating with the Government's Project 06 Working Group to develop the content, guide and implement the pilot plan to integrate the driver's license on the eID account of "VNeID" app in the near future.
Promoting the application of Citizen ID cards in medical examination and treatment to replace paper HI; comprehensively promoting all digital payment methods, especially in payment of hospital fees and tuition fees, and implementing social security policies for beneficiaries with the state budget. Deploying the use of Citizen ID cards to replace ATM cards at branches of banks located in the area, other utilities are integrated on VNeID app when there are specific instructions from the Ministry of Public Security. Accelerating the collection of eID documents for citizens in the province with the goal of completing activation of more than 1.2 million level 2 eID accounts before June 20, 2023, etc.
Speaking at the Conference summarizing the one-year implementation of Project 06, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi suggested that the Project 06 Working Group and other branches and levels continue to thoroughly understand and raise awareness for both the political system and the people about the importance of Project 06; uphold the spirit of leaders in digital transformation. Completing facilities and infrastructure for digital transformation; building and renovating the government apparatus in the direction of modernity and efficient operation to serve the people and enterprises. Continuing to deploy eID accounts; striving until June 01, 2023 not to receive paper documents in handling administrative procedures; collecting and inputting data on the system of the provincial IOC system; solving the shortage of equipment for the grassroots; upgrading transmission lines; improving the operational efficiency of the community transformation team of the residential area, etc.
Reported by Yen Nhi- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - On the morning of May 05, at the Provincial Labor Culture Center (Thuan An City), the Provincial People's Committee (PPC) in collaboration with the Provincial Confederation of Labor (COL) held the launching ceremony of Workers' Month and Action Month for Labour Safety and Hygiene in 2023.
Attending were Mr. Vo Van Minh - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, PPC Chairman and leaders of departments, branches and localities in the province.
With the theme "Connecting workers, building organizations", in the Workers' Month and Action Month for Labour Safety and Hygiene in 2023, Trade unions at all levels will coordinate with authorities, branches and mass organizations to join hands to take care of the material and spiritual life and protect the health of workers in the context that their lives and jobs have been severely impacted after the Covid-19 pandemic.
The PPC Chairman Vo Van Minh presents gifts to workers
Ms. Nguyen Kim Loan - Chairman of Provincial COL presents gifts to workers
Speaking at the ceremony, the PPC Chairman Vo Van Minh praised, recognized and congratulated the achievements that the Trade Union, the enterprise community, and workers have achieved in recent years, contributing to an important part in the achievement of socio-economic development in the whole province. The PPC Chairman suggested that the departments, committees, branches, local authorities, and the enterprise community of the province continue to strengthen the emulation movement of good labor, creative labor, promoting technical innovations, and increasing labor productivity, etc. At the same time, having practical activities to honor workers, honor exemplary and advanced examples in production labor and emulation movements, to accompany the development of enterprises and Binh Duong province. Better performing activities to care for, represent and protect the interests of trade union members and workers not only in May but must be considered as regular activities of the Trade Union.
The PPC Chairman Vo Van Minh speaks at the ceremony
The local functional branches need to regularly monitor, urge and remind cases where enterprises have not complied with the provisions of the law related to the rights and interests of workers, actively coordinate with enterprise owners to promptly solve problems and conflicts arising in labor relations, so as not to let prolonged labor disputes affect rights and interests of workers, employers and local security and order.
Praising and rewarding typical enterprises that ensure jobs, income, and take good care of workers
"In the coming time, the Party Committee and authorities of Binh Duong province will continue to have specific and practical guidelines, policies, and activities to create all the best conditions to remove difficulties for enterprises, and at the same time help workers feel secure to settle down and live, in order to continue the journey to build the province to develop faster and more sustainably" – The PPC Chairman Vo Van Minh affirmed.
Provincial leaders give support to disadvantaged workers suffering from occupational accidents and occupational diseases
At the launching ceremony, the Provincial COL gave support to 81 disadvantaged workers suffering from occupational accidents and occupational diseases, each of which consisted of 2 million VND in cash and 1 gift of necessities; gave support to 50 disadvantaged workers suffering from occupational accidents and occupational diseases whose children overcome difficulties and studied well, each support consisted of 2.3 million VND in cash and 2 gifts of necessities.
Provincial COL received support from enterprises
Also at the ceremony, the Provincial COL received the support from enterprises through the Provincial Trade Union to give the Trade Union home as well as meaningful gifts to workers with a total value of more than 600 million VND.
Provincial leaders award Certificates of merit to 20 typical trade union members and workers in the emulation movement "01 million initiatives - efforts to overcome difficulties, creativity, and determination to win the Covid-19 pandemic"
On this occasion, the Provincial COL awarded Certificates of Merit to 20 typical union members and workers with many achievements in the emulation movement "01 million initiatives - efforts to overcome difficulties, creativity, and determination to win the Covid-19 pandemic"; praised and rewarded 10 typical enterprises that ensure jobs and income, and take good care of their workers. The Vietnam General COL presented Emulation Flags to 3 collectives under the Binh Duong Provincial Trade Union with outstanding achievements in the emulation movement of good labor and building a strong Trade Union in 2022.
Presenting the Emulation flag of the Vietnam General COL to 3 collectives with outstanding achievements in the emulation movement of good labor and building a strong Trade Union in 2022
PORTAL - On the afternoon of May 05, at the Administration Center of Binh Duong province, Mr. Vo Van Minh - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC) chaired a meeting to review public investment in the first 4 months of 2023.
The public investment capital plan of Binh Duong province in 2023 is 21,782 billion 939 million VND. As of April 30, 2023, the implementation volume reached nearly 824 billion VND, the disbursement value reached nearly 1,598,969 billion VND, reaching 7.4% of the plan assigned by the province and reaching 13.1% of the plan assigned by the Prime Minister. There are 13 investors whose disbursement rate is higher than the provincial average; 06 units are lower than the provincial average and 12 units have not been disbursed. In general, the district-level investors have better disbursement results than the provincial-level investors.
For key projects, in 2023, the province will allocate capital for 38 projects with a total capital of over 14,561 billion VND, accounting for 66.8% of the total plan. The implementation volume as of April 30, 2023 reached 331 billion VND, disbursed value reached 283 billion VND, reaching 1.9% of the plan.
Through the review, a number of projects reported problems related to the relocation of technical infrastructure (such as the site clearance project of National Highway 13, the section from Vinh Phu Welcome Gate to Ong Bo Bridge intersection, Huynh Van Luy street to Dong Cay Viet street, etc.); construction site is not yet guaranteed (road from Ben Cat Treasury to Cau Quan, Hoa Phu Secondary School, Le Chi Dan street, etc.); specialized agencies have not yet commented on the list of equipment (the 1,500-bed General Hospital Project), etc.
The cause of difficulties and problems is due to a number of unsynchronized legal provisions; the coordination mechanism between agencies and units is not effective, many problems have not been dealt with radically and definitively such as site clearance. There are still many inadequacies in planning and implementation, especially capacity in appraisal, inspection, supervision, construction, etc. leading to slow progress, slow disbursement, and slow settlement.
At the meeting, departments, branches and localities discussed solutions to overcome difficulties and problems related to a number of specific projects in the area.
Representatives of localities and units report on the implementation of some specific projects
In order to fundamentally solve difficulties and obstacles in the allocation and disbursement of public investment capital, Mr. Pham Trong Nhan - Director of the Department of Planning and Investment suggested that it is necessary to focus on accelerating the preparation and implementation of key projects, strictly implementing the direction of the Central Government; urge agencies and units to implement public investment plans. At the same time, continuing to propose the central ministries and branches to guide the removal of difficulties and obstacles, facilitate the relocation of technical infrastructure, norms and costs in the appraisal of estimates for investment preparation and investment policies for projects without construction components.
Concluding the meeting, the PPC Chairman Vo Van Minh had comments to direct "remove obstacles" for each specific works and project. He asked the branches and localities to drastically accelerate the public investment disbursement in 2023, focusing on key projects such as the project of upgrading and expanding National Highway 13, the road from Tam Lap bridge (Phu Giao district) to Dong Phu, Binh Phuoc province, etc.; urgently advise and promulgate the compensation price plan for the Ring Road No. 3 project. The Department of Industry and Trade conducts technical appraisal of the relocation of the power grid to serve the construction of works. At the same time, branches and levels quickly settle complaints and denunciations related to works and projects to speed up site clearance. The investor units improve the sense of responsibility, coordinate in assessing the capacity of contractors and consulting units; determine progress, roadmap and time for each specific job for each project to ensure the disbursement of investment capital.
Reported by Phuong Chi- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - That is information at the meeting and working session between Mr. Nguyen Van Danh - Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC) and Ms. Priyamvada Srivastava (abbreviated as Priya) - General Director of P&G Vietnam on the morning of April 25 at the Administration Center of Binh Duong province.
At the meeting, Mr. Nguyen Van Danh gave brief information about the province's socio-economic development and investment attraction. Over the years, Binh Duong has always made efforts to improve the investment environment, reform administrative procedures, and enhance competitiveness. In 2022, the province continued to maintain its second position in the country on the Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI).
Up to now, Binh Duong has 4,099 investment projects from 65 countries and territories with a total registered capital of nearly 40 billion USD. The United States alone ranks 10th among countries and territories investing in Binh Duong, with 133 projects and a total capital of 1.33 billion USD. Investment fields mainly include electricity, electronics, logistics, ceramic tiles and sanitary ware, furniture and interior decoration, chemical and cosmetic, garment, embroidery and textile products for export, etc.
Vice Chairman of the PPC emphasized that the development of the province in the past time has had great contributions from enterprises, including P&G. During nearly 30 years of operation in Binh Duong, the Company has produced and operated effectively, complied with the law, created jobs for workers, ensured the Covid-19 pandemic prevention and control and well performed social responsibilities with funding support for pandemic prevention and control, and taking care of orphaned children due to Covid-19.
Sharing about the development orientation of the province, the Vice Chairman of the PPC said that Binh Duong is promoting a breakthrough in development in the new period, prioritizing investment in infrastructure development, reforming administrative procedures, and developing high-quality human resources. The province prioritizes attracting investment in high-tech, advanced, environmentally friendly, low-labor-intensive industries and fields, creating high added value, etc. towards green and sustainable development. Therefore, he wants P&G to continue investing in Binh Duong province. Provincial leaders are committed to accompanying, supporting and creating the most favorable conditions for enterprises, considering the success of enterprises as the success of the province.
Ms. Priya said that P&G will continue to invest an additional nearly 100 million USD in the factory in Binh Duong
Ms. Priya - General Director of P&G Vietnam said that P&G has been operating in Binh Duong for 28 years with a total investment of about 300 million USD. P&G currently has about 800 direct workers and has created about 5,000 jobs in Binh Duong over the years.
In the coming time, P&G will continue to invest nearly 100 million USD in Binh Duong to expand the production line at the Ben Cat factory, attracting about 150 more workers. Thereby affirming the strategy of considering Vietnam in general and Binh Duong in particular as a key investment place, focusing on modern production in the Group's production chain around the world.
Appreciating the development orientation of Binh Duong province, Ms. Priya affirmed that P&G Vietnam will strive to achieve the goal of a factory with zero net emissions. The company will also accompany the province in training high quality human resources; strengthen social responsibility and innovation towards green and sustainable development.
Mr. Nguyen Van Danh - Vice Chairman of the PPC presents a gift to Mrs. Priya - General Director of P&G Vietnam
Delegates take a souvenir photo
P&G is a global consumer goods company with a portfolio of
quality products that are trusted around the world such as laundry detergent
(Ariel, Tide), shampoo (Pantene, Head & Shoulders). P&G has been
operating in Vietnam since 1995 and now has two factories (producing Ariel,
Downy, Febreze, Joy and Gillette razors) in Binh Duong.
PORTAL - Workers' Month 2023 will take place from May 01 to 31, 2023
with the theme "Connecting workers, building organizations",
implemented simultaneously by Binh Duong provincial Trade Unions at all levels to
take care of and protect the lawful and legitimate rights and interests of trade
union members and workers.
Accordingly, based on the target assigned by the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor to organize the activities of Workers' Month 2023, the Provincial Trade Unions at all levels continue to organize activities that are promoting their effectiveness, which are well received by trade union members and workers, and are interested and supported by all levels of Party committees, authorities, and employers.
Specifically, in Workers' Month, meaningful and practical activities will take place such as: Program "Dialogue in May"; Forum "Workers for enterprises, enterprises for workers", activities "Thank you workers"; organizing the peak month to develop trade union members, establish the grassroots trade union; introducing elite trade union members to the Party for consideration, training and admission. In particular, organizing the program "Each grassroots trade union, one trade union member benefit", including "Worker fair", "Sales week with discounts for workers", "Workers Culture and Sports Day", "Health Care Day"; organizing travel and vacation programs for workers; continuing to sign and deploy activities with welfare partners to bring benefits to trade union members and workers.
Ms. Nguyen Kim Loan - Chairman of the Provincial Labor Confederation visits and encourages workers in difficult circumstances
In addition, linking Workers' Month activities with Action Month on occupational safety and health and organizing Trade Union congresses at all levels.
On May 05, 2023, the Provincial Labor Confederation will hold a ceremony to launch the Workers' Month and the Action Month on Occupational Safety and Health 2023 at the Provincial Labor Culture Center (An Phu Ward, Ho Chi Minh City). At the ceremony, the Organizing Committee will give support to 100 workers with difficult circumstances, occupational accidents, occupational diseases, and serious illnesses; give gifts to 50 disadvantaged workers whose children have achieved excellent academic results; commend and reward 50 typical trade union members and workers with outstanding achievements in the emulation movement; commend 10 typical enterprises that ensure jobs, income, and take good care of trade union members and workers.
Ms. Nguyen Kim Loan - Chairman of Binh Duong provincial Labor Confederation said that the organization of activities in the Workers' Month 2023 aims to propagate extensively about the position, role and contribution of the Vietnamese working class; strengthen the relationship connecting trade union members, workers, officials and employees with the trade union organization, contributing to building a strong Vietnamese trade union organization.
At the same time, encouraging trade union members, workers, officials and employees, especially the labor force to make efforts to overcome difficulties and creative labor to contribute to efforts to overcome difficulties, creative labor, contributing to the development of each enterprise, promoting the economic growth of the country.
Through the activities of Workers' Month, the Trade union does a better job of representing, taking care of and protecting the lawful and legitimate rights and interests of trade union members and workers, creating more attention of the party committee, the government, the political system, enterprises owners and the whole society to the working class.
Reported by Mai Xuan- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - That is the assessment of Mr. Preben Elnef - General Director of Lego Vietnam Manufacturing Co., Ltd. when talking with Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi at the survey on the construction progress of Lego Group's factory in Vietnam - Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP) III on the morning of April 26.
According to the Lego Company's report, after being licensed to build the factory, the Group has accelerated the project implementation. Mr. Preben Elnef thanked the Binh Duong province government for creating all conditions for the Group to build the factory as planned. It is expected that by the third quarter of 2024, the factory will be put into operation. Lego also proposed the province to speed up the connection of the electricity grid to create conditions for the factory to go into operation.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi discusses with the leaders of Lego Manufacturing Vietnam Co., Ltd. about the project implementation situation
Responding to Lego Group's proposal, a representative of the Department of Industry and Trade said that the Department is coordinating with the Vietnam Electricity to implement steps to connect the electrical system, which is expected to complete the connection soon.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi and leaders of Lego Manufacturing Vietnam Co., Ltd. visit the project construction site
Busy construction site for the project to be completed on schedule
Mr. Preben Elnef - General Director of Lego Manufacturing Vietnam Co., Ltd. thanks the provincial leaders and Binh Duong authorities for creating all conditions for the factory construction project to be implemented on schedule
At the survey, the investor VSIP III reported on the progress of implementing the industrial park infrastructure system to facilitate the Lego Group to implement the factory construction project. Up to now, the construction investment in phase 1 with an area of 196 hectares has basically completed the items, including the licensing of fire prevention and fighting appraisal. In the near future, phase 2 will be deployed with an area of 300 hectares.
VSIP leader reports on VSIP III construction investment situation
According to the investor's report, the current difficulty is the appraisal of compensation prices for affected cases in phase 2, construction of a wastewater treatment plant for the industrial park. The investor proposed the province to soon approve the compensation land price plan for 60 affected cases in phase 2 to deploy infrastructure investment.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi asks VSIP to accelerate the investment progress of VSIP III infrastructure construction to welcome the investment capital flow to Vietnam
Through the reports of the units, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi asked VSIP to accelerate the implementation of the industrial park's phase 2 to catch up the flow of investment capital moving from other countries to Vietnam. Besides, screening and attracting investment projects of modern technology 4.0; First of all, focusing on building a wastewater treatment plant for industrial park to serve production and business activities of enterprises. For the site clearance in phase 2, the Secretary suggested VSIP to coordinate with the locality to mobilize the people to agree, and at the same time apply policies to ensure the interests of the people; implement phase 2 in accordance with the prescribed order but must accelerate the schedule.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi emphasizes that the province will create all conditions for the Lego Group's factory to operate effectively in the locality
Regarding the Lego factory construction project, the Secretary emphasized that this is is a project that is of great interest to the Government, therefore, in the construction process, Lego Group has problems and difficulties need to be promptly discussed with the province to find solutions, for ideas beyond Provincial authority, the province will propose the Central government to settle. The Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee said that DT.746 road running through VSIP III will complete the upgrade and expansion in 2023, the province also starts construction of Ring Road No. 4, An Tay port, thereby creating favorable conditions for the circulation of goods with seaports and airports. The Secretary hoped that Lego's project deployed in Binh Duong will be a point project on a carbon-neutral factory in Vietnam, so the province will create all conditions for the Group's factory to operate effectively in the locality.
PORTAL - On the morning of April 26, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi went to survey the implementation of DT.746 road upgrade and expansion project, section from Tan Thanh junction to Hoi Nghia junction.
According to the report of the Management Board of Transportation Works Construction and Investment Projects in the province and localities, the project of upgrading and expanding DT.746 road, the section from Tan Thanh junction to Hoi Nghia junction has a length of more than 11km passing through Bac Tan Uyen district and Tan Uyen city. In which, the section through Bac Tan Uyen district has 678 households affected by the project. Up to now, the measurement and notification of land acquisition for 668 cases have been completed; the remaining 10 cases are expected to be completed in May 2023. The People's Committee of Bac Tan Uyen district has approved the compensation and support plan for Phuoc Hoa Rubber Joint Stock Company and made land acquisition to implement the project. On April 20, 2023, the PPC approved the land price plan for compensation for the project, which is expected to make compensation payments to people in the second quarter of 2023.
Leader of Tan Uyen City reports on the implementation of the project, section through the city
The upgraded and expanded DT.746 road has great significance for the local development
The section through Tan Uyen city has 434 affected cases, so far, the measurement and notification of land acquisition have been completed. The People's Committee of Tan Uyen City has approved the compensation and support plan for Phuoc Hoa Rubber Joint Stock Company. On April 20, 2023, the PPC approved the compensation land price plan, which is expected to pay compensation in the second quarter of 2023.
the PPC approved the compensation land price plan
For construction work, the construction unit is implementing the installation of vertical culverts for drainage, backfilling with red gravel for the section that has been handed over to the site. According to the investor, the current difficulties and obstacles in the project implementation process are the relocation of the power grid, adjustment of investment policies, the cost of ground clearance has increased compared to the original plan approved, leading to an increase in the total project investment from 1,500 billion VND to 3,000 billion VND.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi discusses with the construction unit about the project implementation schedule
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi asks the investor and construction unit to coordinate with localities to speed up project implementation
Through the opinion of the investor and construction unit, local leaders, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi suggested the units cooperate to speed up the project implementation, in which focusing on compensation and clearance to hand over the site to the construction unit to implement the project. For cases where the handover of the site has not been agreed, it is necessary to mobilize the people to agree. Striving to the end of 2023, the upgrade and expansion of the road will be completed, the province will allocate enough capital to implement the project; the Bac Tan Uyen and Tan Uyen localities try to open a campaign to clear and compensate for the whole road. Speeding up project implementation to connect with Ring Road No. 4, Ho Chi Minh City - Thu Dau Mot - Chon Thanh Expressway; studying the plan to relocate the power grid system to facilitate the speeding up of the project construction.
Reported by Mai Xuan- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - On the afternoon of April 24, at Binh Duong Tax Department, the General Department of Taxation held an announcement ceremony of decision on personnel work.
Attending were Mr. Vo Van Minh - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC); Mr. Vu Chi Hung - Deputy General Director of General Department of Taxation and leader representatives of the Provincial Party Committee's Organizing Committee and a number of related departments and branches.
The Conference awarded the Decision to appoint Mr. Nguyen Manh Dong - Head of Tax Inspection Division No. 2, Provincial Tax Department to hold the position of Deputy Director of Provincial Tax Department since April 15, 2023.
Mr. Vu Chi Hung (right cover) - Deputy General Director of the General Department of Taxation awards the Decision to Mr. Nguyen Manh Dong - the new Deputy Director of the Provincial Tax Department
Mr. Vo Van Minh (left cover) - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the PPC presents flowers to congratulate the new Deputy Director of the Provincial Tax Department
At the same time, awarding the Decision to re-appoint the position of Deputy Director of the Provincial Tax Department to Mr. Nguyen Minh Hai and the decision to extend the time of holding the position of Deputy Director of the Provincial Tax Department to Mr. Le Thanh Quy.
Mr. Vu Chi Hung (right cover) - Deputy General Director of General Department of Taxation and Mr. Vo Van Minh (left cover) - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the PPC present flowers to congratulate the comrades re-appointed and extended the time of holding their duties
Speaking at the conference, Mr. Vu Chi Hung - Deputy General Director of the General Department of Taxation congratulated the comrades on the appointment, re-appointment and extension. At the same time, he suggested that comrades continue to promote their political abilities, qualities, and lead by example; uphold the spirit of solidarity, dynamism, creativity together with the team to successfully complete the assigned tasks. All civil servants and employees of Tax branch are united, unanimously support and create favorable conditions for the Board of Directors of the Provincial Tax Department to perform their political tasks well.
Mr. Vu Chi Hung - Deputy General Director of General Department of Taxation speaks at the conference
Chairman of the PPC Vo Van Minh hoped that in the coming time, the leaders and civil servants of the unit will continue to promote the spirit of solidarity; well implement tax administration in the locality, contributing to the successful implementation of socio-economic development goals in the locality.
Mr. Vo Van Minh - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the PPC speaks at the conference
Reported by Doan Trang- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - On the afternoon of April 24, in Thu Dau
Mot City, the Ministry of Public Security held an Announcement ceremony of the
Minister of Public Security's decision on personnel work.
Attending were Senior Lieutenant General Luong Tam Quang - Member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Minister of Public Security; Mr. Nguyen Van Loi - Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of Binh Duong Provincial Delegation of National Assembly Deputies; Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao – Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee; Mr. Vo Van Minh - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC); Mr. Nguyen Manh Hung - Deputy Secretary of Tay Ninh Provincial Party Committee and leaders of professional units of the Ministry of Public Security; Police of Binh Duong province and Tay Ninh province.
At the conference, the Department of Personnel and Organization, Ministry of Public Security announced the decision of the Minister of Public Security on assigning and appointing Colonel Ta Van Dep - Deputy Director of the Tay Ninh Provincial Police to take over the job and hold the position of Director of the Binh Duong Provincial Police from May 01, 2023.
Colonel Ta Van Dep was born in 1975, place of origin: Trang Bang district, Tay Ninh province. Qualification: Advanced political theory; Doctor of People's Police, majoring in Criminology and crime prevention.
Senior Lieutenant General Luong Tam Quang (right cover) - Member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Minister of Public Security awards the Decision and presents flowers to Colonel Ta Van Dep
Senior Lieutenant General Luong Tam Quang - Member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Minister of Public Security presents flowers to congratulate Colonel Trinh Ngoc Quyen
At the same time, it is announced the Decision of the Minister of Public Security on assigining Colonel Trinh Ngoc Quyen - Director of Binh Duong Provincial Police to take up the job and hold the position of Director of the People's Security Academy from May 01, 2023. The announcement and awarding ceremony of the Decision will be held at the People's Security Academy.
Leaders of Binh Duong province present flowers to congratulate Colonel Ta Van Dep and Colonel Trinh Ngoc Quyen
Speaking at the ceremony, Senior Lieutenant General Luong Tam Quang highly appreciated the capabilities and contributions of Colonel Trinh Ngoc Quyen and Colonel Ta Van Dep. He wished Colonel Ta Van Dep in a new position and responsibility, will quickly approach the area, promote his own experience, train and preserve revolutionary morality; take advantage of the leadership of the Provincial Party Committee and People's Committee of Binh Duong Province, make efforts in leading the Binh Duong Provincial Police force to continue to fulfill their tasks well and promote the results achieved by generations of leaders, officers and soldiers of the Provincial Police. Continuing to closely coordinate with committees, branches and localities in the province to well perform the task of ensuring national security, ensuring social order and safety in the area in the coming time.
Deputy Minister of Public Security Luong Tam Quang speaks at the ceremony
On behalf of the leaders of Binh Duong province, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi acknowledged and highly appreciated Colonel Trinh Ngoc Quyen's very important and valuable contributions to the task of ensuring security and order and socio-economic development of Binh Duong province during the past time.
The Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee said that Binh Duong is a dynamically developing locality, located in the Southern key economic region, subject to great pressure from mechanical population growth, so the security and order situation is very complicated, posing many difficulties and challenges for the police force from the province to the grassroots. Therefore, the Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee wished Colonel Ta Van Dep quickly grasp the general and specific situation of the locality, continue to implement programs, plans and work to continue to ensure and maintain security and order to create conditions for local socio-economic development.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi speaks at the ceremony
Provincial leaders believed that Colonel Ta Van Dep will promote his capacity, experience and forte in working with the Party Committee and the Board of Directors of Binh Duong Provincial Police in solidarity, innovation and overcoming difficulties and challenges, building the provincial police force more and more clean, strong, comprehensive, modern and regular, to meet the requirements of tasks in the new situation.
PORTAL - On the afternoon of April 13, at the Administration Center of Binh Duong Province, Mr. Vo Van Minh - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC) received the Korean business delegation led by Mr. Kim Jong Cheon - Former Chairman of Daejeon City Council (Korea) to visit and explore investment opportunities in Binh Duong province.
At the meeting, Mr. Kim Jong Cheon said that the good cooperation relationship between Daejeon City and Binh Duong province in the past time have been the driving force for the two localities to maintain and move towards more effective cooperation and mutual development in all fields. During the past time, he introduced about the potential investment environment in Binh Duong province to Korean enterprises.
On this occasion, representatives of some leading enterprises in the construction and real estate in Daejeon City visited many potential locations of Binh Duong province to invest in modern real estate projects.
Mr. Kim Jong Cheon hoped that the provincial government would support and create favorable conditions for Korean enterprises in the coming time.
Chairman of PPC Vo Van Minh (right cover) receives Mr. Kim Jong Cheon - Former Chairman of Daejeon City Council (Korea)
The PPC Chairman Vo Van Minh welcomed the visit and work of the delegation. He said, Korea is currently ranked 5th among 65 countries and territories investing in Binh Duong, with 762 projects and total investment capital of 3.3 billion USD; investing mainly in manufacturing auxiliary products for the automotive, medical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food processing industries, industrial production of textiles, footwear, etc.
The PPC Chairman believed that the two sides will agree to sign, cooperate and invest, especially in construction, real estate, investment in houses and apartments suitable to the needs in Binh Duong.
PORTAL - On the morning of April 22, in Hanoi, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired a Meeting with foreign investors.
Co-chairing the conference were Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai; Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang; Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung; 180 delegates representing enterprises, associations of foreign-invested enterprises in Vietnam; leaders of the People's Committees of 63 provinces and cities at online bridge points; 37 bridge points of foreign-invested enterprises in Vietnam.
At Binh Duong bridge point, there were Mr. Nguyen Van Danh - Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC); representatives of departments and branches; foreign enterprises in the province.
Delegates attend at Binh Duong bridge point
Informing at the conference, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung said that the socio-economic situation in 2022 has achieved positive results. Vietnam is considered by many international organizations as a "bright spot in the grayscale picture" of the global economy. In the first 3 months of 2023, the macro-economy continued to be stable; the money market was basically stable; trade surplus reached 4.07 billion USD; social realized investment capital in the first quarter increased by 3.7% over the same period; foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction reached 4.3 billion USD; economic growth was estimated at 3.32% over the same period last year; tourism recovered positively, international visitors in the first three months of the year reached nearly 2.7 million arrivals, 29.7 times higher than the same period last year.
The meeting received many comments, discussions, analysis and proposals of representatives of foreign-invested associations and enterprises in Vietnam about the trend of investment capital flows in the world and assessment of the business investment environment in Vietnam; identifying challenges, taking advantage of opportunities to invest, and expand investment in a number of fields in Vietnam. Among them are the recommendations related to: Labor solutions; issuing visas to foreigners; fire protection and prevention; food; appraising and issuing licenses for class C and D medical equipment; bidding mechanism for medical equipment; energy (planning for power VIII, wind power, solar power), etc. In addition, the meeting also listened to local leaders report shortcomings and problems that need to be taken care of and removed to promote the attraction and implementation of land-using projects, including FDI projects; and suggest solutions.
Concluding the meeting, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh requested ministries, branches and localities to effectively implement the guidelines and lines of the Party, policies and laws of the State, and the direction of the Government and the Prime Minister; create a favorable business investment environment with the motto "Taking people and enterprises as the center, the subject and the goal, driving force and development resource". Continuing to review and assess the current situation, having solutions to improve the business investment environment and creating favorable conditions and reducing costs for enterprises; implementing solutions to extend and postpone debt; extending, postponing, reducing taxes, fees, charges and land rents to promote growth in both consumption and production; promptly and effectively handling the recommendations and proposals of enterprises. Timely completing relevant legal regulations, mechanisms and policies, especially dealing with difficulties and problems related to capital access, bond market, real estate, access to land, administrative procedures, issues of taxes, fees, charges, regulations on fire prevention and fighting, environmental protection, waste water treatment, emissions, etc.
For the enterprise community, investors need to build a long-term, sustainable and environmentally friendly business strategy, focusing on emerging industries such as digital transformation, green transformation, circular economy, knowledge economy, response to climate change; well implement the entrepreneurial culture, regimes and policies towards workers; uphold the spirit of "harmonious benefits, shared risks"; "said it must be done; committed to effective implementation"; proactively innovate production and business models, restructure enterprises; promptly provide and report problems and difficulties in the operation process and make recommendations and propose appropriate policies and laws.
Reported by Thao Lam- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - The General Department of Customs has issued a Decision recognizing the location of concentrated gathering, inspection and supervision for postal and express goods of Express Newport Joint Stock Company at the address 7/20 DT.743 street, Binh Dang quarter, Binh Hoa ward, Thuan An city, Binh Duong province. The deployment of express delivery service is a new type that brings many benefits to enterprises.
Through the assessment, this is an opportunity for postal service and express delivery enterprises to develop, create a breakthrough in the development of e-commerce, and diversify types of goods export and import, contributing to forming a large logistics center of the region, forming a stable supply chain of goods for customers in Binh Duong province.
The deployment of express delivery will diversify goods supply services, making it easier for enterprises to deliver and import goods. At the same time, it reduces costs and time for enterprises because it can be done right in the locality instead of previously having to carry out procedures in other localities.
In the past time, Binh Duong Customs Department has actively supported Express Newport Joint Stock Company to deploy express delivery locations, in the spirit of meeting the requirements of trade facilitation in parallel with the requirements of Customs management to ensure efficiency and compliance with regulations.
Officials of Song Than Customs Branch carry out customs procedures for goods sent via express delivery
Binh Duong Customs Department assigned Song Than Customs Branch to directly manage the express delivery location of Express Newport Joint Stock Company; organize a working delegation to exchange experiences in implementing this type of operation at the Hanoi Customs Department and the Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department; direct the consulting divisions to study regulations on customs procedures for export and import via express delivery service, advise and issue guiding documents for uniform implementation; research on risk management; complete the information technology system; procedures for granting radiation safety permits, ensuring operating conditions for the scanner; arrange personnel for screening operation. At first, Song Than Customs Branch coordinates with consulting units to organize trial runs of procedures before official implementation.
Up to now, the implementation of customs procedures via express delivery service has been basically completed, enterprises have made declarations for small shipments in order to evaluate, perfect the software, standardize the documents and procedures to ensure that when officially deployed in May 2023, there will be no bottlenecks or mistakes.
Reported by Phi Vu - Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - On the morning of April 20, in Hanoi, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired a conference on announcement and implementation of the National Master Plan (NMP) for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision to 2050 with the theme "New Mindset - New Vision - New Opportunities - New Values" and National conference on speeding up and improving the planning quality in the period of 2021-2030.
Attending were Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha, Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang; leaders of ministries, Central department and agencies, and 63 provinces and cities.
At Binh Duong bridge point, there were Mr. Nguyen Van Loi - Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial Delegation of the National Assembly Deputies; Mr. Vo Van Minh - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC) and leaders of departments, committees and branches.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi and Chairman of the PPC Vo Van Minh chair the conference at Binh Duong bridge point
At the conference, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung announced Resolution No. 81/2023/QH15 dated January 09, 2023 of the National Assembly on the NMP for the period of 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050.
The master plan defines general goals: By 2030, Vietnam will be a developing country with modern industry, high middle income, and economic growth based on science, technology, innovation and digital transformation; effective, unified and sustainable spatial organization model for national development; forming dynamic zones, economic corridors, growth poles, with a synchronous and modern basic infrastructure network; ensuring great balances, improving the resilience of the economy; ecological environment is protected; the material and spiritual life of the people is enhanced; national defense and security are guaranteed. The average GDP growth rate of the whole country will reach about 7.0%/year in the period of 2021 - 2030. By 2030, GDP per capita at current prices will be about 7,500 USD.
With a vision to 2050, Vietnam is a developed, high-income country with a fair, democratic and civilized society. The system of infrastructure is synchronous and modern. The urban system is smart, modern, rich in identity, and green. Regions develop harmoniously and sustainably. The nation's fine cultural values and identities are preserved and promoted. The environment quality is good, society is harmonious with nature, effectively developing towards low carbon; striving to achieve the national target of reducing net emissions to "zero" as quickly as possible by 2050. The average growth rate in the period of 2031 - 2050 will reach about 6.5-7.5%/year.
Delegates attend the conference at Binh Duong bridge point
In terms of space, developing 06 socio-economic regions. The Northern Midlands and Mountains region: developing towards green, sustainable and comprehensive. Focusing on protecting and restoring forests; developing processing, manufacturing and energy industries; developing high-tech, organic and specialty agriculture. Building the Bac Giang - Thai Nguyen - Phu Tho industrial belt to become the driving force to promote the growth of the whole region.
The Red River Delta region: Focusing on developing modern industrial production and service industries. Building innovation centers, taking the lead in science and technology development. Continuing to build Hai Phong - Quang Ninh area to become a modern, international and leading marine economic center in Southeast Asia.
The North Central Region and Central Coast: Strongly developing the marine economy in combination with ensuring national defense and security. Improving the efficiency of the seaport system, coastal economic zones and industrial parks. Developing sea and island tourism, eco-tourism and cultural-historical tourism. Building the Thanh Hoa - Nghe An - Ha Tinh coastal area into an industrial development center of the region and the whole country.
The Central Highlands: Protecting forests is associated with ensuring water security. Improving the efficiency of industrial plant development. Stepping up the development of agro-forestry product processing industry and renewable energy; sustainable development of bauxite mining, alumina processing, and aluminum production. Developing tourism in association with preserving and promoting the values and cultural identities of the Central Highlands ethnic groups.
The Southeast region: Becoming a dynamic development region, with high economic growth rate, the largest growth engine in the country; being the center of science, technology and innovation, high-tech industry, logistics and international financial center with high competitiveness in the region.
The Mekong Delta region: Developing the region into a sustainable, dynamic and highly efficient agricultural economic center of the whole country, the region and the world. Developing green industry, renewable energy. Actively adapting to climate change and sea level rise.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the conference
Speaking at the conference, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh stated: The NMP, which was first built in our country, is a master plan which is both comprehensive and strategic, covering all socio-economic fields and is made for 10 years (previously there was only the socio-economic development strategy of the whole country). This is the legal basis, an important tool to help the State plan, create development momentum and space, and ensure the synchronous connection between national, regional and provincial planning, in order to fully exploit the country's potentials and advantages for fast, inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development.
On behalf of the Government, the Prime Minister requested all levels and branches to focus on directing, reviewing, updating and concretizing the contents of the NMP into national, regional and provincial planning that have been approved or are being appraised, are being formulated, and ensure the synchronization and consistency of planning levels. Prioritizing allocating resources for the effective implementation of the NMP, especially concentrating capital for the implementation of important national programs and projects. Continuing to promote administrative reform, improve and enhance the quality of the investment and business environment, creating favorable conditions for all economic sectors, ensuring fair, equal, transparent and effective competition. Developing human resources sustainably, ensuring overall balance and harmonizing with population distribution orientation.
Along with that, perfecting the legal basis, policies and solutions to ensure social security in association with social progress and justice in the context of developing a socialist-oriented market economy. Accelerating economic restructuring in association with innovating the growth model on the basis of productivity improvement, application of scientific and technological advances and innovation. Ensuring national defense and security; taking the initiative in formulating combat plans and options; raising the level and combat readiness to firmly protect independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity and maintain political stability, national security, social order and safety.
The National planning information and database system
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and delegates performed the ceremony of pressing the button to open the National planning information and database system: https://quyhoachquocgia.mpi.gov.vn/.
At the Conference on speeding up and improving the planning quality in the period of 2021-2030, leaders of the Government, ministries, branches and agencies listened to localities present difficulties and problems, propose solutions to overcome, especially in terms of institutions and commitments on the progress of formulation, appraisal and approval of master plans for the period of 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050. Thereby speeding up the planning progress and improving the planning quality, striving for completion in 2023.
Reported by Phuong Chi- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - On the morning of April 19, in Hanoi, the Government's Steering Committee for Public Administrative Reform Index (PAR) held a conference on announcement of the PAR Index in 2022 and the Satisfaction Index of Public Administration Services (SIPAS) in 2022.
According to the results of the SIPAS Index in 2022, the satisfaction level of people and organizations with the public administration services in Binh Duong province reached 85.52%; ranked 4th out of 63 provinces and cities, up 18 places compared to 2021 (in 2021 Binh Duong ranked 22nd out of 63 provinces). The top five provinces include Quang Ninh, Thai Nguyen, Ca Mau, Binh Duong and Thanh Hoa.
Regarding the PAR Index, Quang Ninh led the provinces and cities in the country with 90.1 points, the lowest is Phu Yen (55.99 points). Binh Duong reached 84.78/100 points, ranking 35th out of 63 provinces and cities in the country (down 22 places compared to 2021).
SIPAS index in 2022
The PAR Index is a tool to monitor and evaluate PAR activities of ministries, ministerial-level agencies and People's Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities. The PAR index is determined in 8 areas, including: PAR direction and administration; formulating and organizing the implementation of legal documents; administrative procedure reform; organizational reform of the State administrative apparatus; building and improving the quality of cadres, civil servants and public employees; reforming the financial mechanism for administrative agencies and public non-business units; administrative modernization; implementing the one-stop-shop mechanism, and interconnected one-stop shop mechanism.
The SIPAS index is an objective measure that honestly reflects the assessment results of people and organizations about the service of State administrative agencies through the provision of specific public administrative services.
Reported by Yen Nhi- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - On the afternoon of April 20, Mr. Vo Van Minh - Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC) and leaders of departments and branches surveyed and worked with Di An City on compensation for Ring Road No. 3, section through the city.
As reported by Di An City, the total number of cases affected by the project is about 515 up to now (in which, there are 437 cases of land acquisition and about 78 cases of only assets on land), corresponding to 523 land plots. Up to now, the People's Committee of Di An City has issued notices of land recovery 04 times, a total of 537 notices/537 land plots, reaching the rate of 100%.
The PPC Chairman Vo Van Minh (2nd from the right) surveys the compensation and ground clearance of Ring Road No. 3
As of April 17, 2023, it has measured, tallied, and established compensation records for 486/515 cases (of which, 408 cases of land recovery and 78 cases of only assets on land), reaching the rate of 94%. It is expected that the tally will be completed in April 2023.
On April 03, 2023, the People's Committee of Di An City submitted the dossier to the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment for advice and submission to the Appraisal Council and the Provincial People's Committee to approve the land price for project implementation compensation.
For resettlement, through preliminary survey, there are more than 300 cases of houses being completely cleared or the remaining land area is not enough to build houses, etc. must solve the policy of re-arranging the resettlement sites.
Leader of Di An City reports the implementation schedule of Ring Road No.3 project
With the above situation, based on the number of existing resettlement sites in the city, the Compensation Council intends to arrange resettlement sites in 06 resettlement areas in Di An city and continue to review to arrange enough resettlement sites for the project.
The PPC Chairman Vo Van Minh speaks to conclude the meeting
Through the actual survey and report of Di An City People's Committee, the PPC Chairman Vo Van Minh emphasized, this project is very important for the development of the Southeast region, therefore, the branches and levels need to focus on implementing steps to speed up the project. The PPC Chairman said that in the near future, the Price Appraisal Council and the People's Committee will meet to approve the land price plan for project compensation. The PPC Chairman also noted that Di An needs to review the missing resettlement sites to have a plan to fully arrange and promptly hand over to people to stabilize their lives.
Reported by Mai Xuan- Translated by Thanh Tam
PORTAL - On the morning of April 20, in Thu Dau Mot City, the delegation led by Mr. Nguyen Van Loi - Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial Delegation of the National Assembly Deputies, surveyed and inspected the implementation schedule of the 1,500-bed General Hospital project.
Attending the meeting were Mr. Nguyen Van Danh - Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC); together with representatives of departments and branches; representative of the construction unit.
According to Mr. Nguyen Vinh Toan - Director of the Provincial Construction Investment Project Management Board, said that the 1,500-bed hospital project implemented 02 bidding packages. Package 01 – Construction, supply and installation of technical systems and package 02 – Construction and installation of medical gas system and patient sample transportation equipment. Up to now, package 01 has achieved 92.1% and package 02 has achieved 89%. As for the basic construction, it has been completed and will be completed in the third quarter of 2023; the complete installation of the systems, the completion of the overall cleaning of the work will be done in the fourth quarter of 2023. Particularly, the arising volume of group 5 (construction of 20 operating rooms, connecting external infrastructure, etc.) belongs to package 01 because it is waiting for the completion of the policy approval procedure and takes a long time to import equipment. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.
Mr. Nguyen Vinh Toan - Director of the Provincial Construction Investment Project Management Board reports the project schedule
Because the equipment lists of the old project are no longer suitable for purposes and efficiency, the provincial Department of Health and the leaders of the 1,500-bed General Hospital are reviewing and re-listing, explaining the reasons for the adjustment to apply for an investment adjustment policy. After that, a feasibility study report will be prepared, a contractor selection plan will be made and contractor selection will be implemented. Regarding the plan to relocate the Medical Cluster on Yersin street to build Nguyen Sinh Sac Park, Mr. Nguyen Hong Chuong - Director of the Department of Health said that currently, the Department of Health has developed two plans for relocation. Each plan has its own advantages and disadvantages, will be submitted to the provincial leaders for opinions. With the demand for specialized obstetric and pediatric services for public hospitals in the province, the Department of Health requested approval of the policy of using the facility of the Provincial General Hospital to develop and establish a specialized Obstetric and Pediatric Hospital with a minimum size of 500 beds. This will be the basis for the Department of Health to develop a plan to operate the 1,500-bed Provincial General Hospital.
Image of the current 1,500-bed General Hospital
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Lan Hieu - Director of the Provincial General Hospital said that the operation of the 1,500-bed General Hospital involves many different stages and expertise, which medical personnel cannot meet. In order to facilitate the relocation of equipment from the old hospital and operate the new hospital in the future, the province is proposed to approve the policy of leasing a hospital operating unit and the relocation is done step by step, by ward and by department.
Mr. Nguyen Van Loi - Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial Delegation of the National Assembly Deputies
Concludes the direction of the meeting
Concluding the survey, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi asked relevant units to strive to put the 1,500-bed General Hospital into operation by November 2023. The method of relocating equipment from the Provincial General Hospital must ensure the rationality, economy, efficiency and safety. The Secretary emphasized that it absolutely must not let corruption and negativity occur in the bidding; strengthen inspection and urge the implementation. It is necessary to immediately establish a Steering Group to supervise the implementation of the 1,500-bed General Hospital into operation. The steering group together with the Project Management Board, the Department of Health and the Hospital should quickly set up a Scientific Council to develop a new project for equipment package. He requested that the equipment package be separated into small packages for ease of implementation. The Health branch needs to boldly socialize in the deployment of departments and wards in accordance with the provisions of law. Regarding problems in fire prevention and fighting, the Secretary asked the leaders of the Provincial Police to pay attention to the approval of the project, to flexibly apply the law in accordance with reality. Policy-related agencies must actively advise and give recommendations and suggestions. He agreed with the policy of leasing an operating unit to carry out the relocation, reception and operation when the hospital comes into operation. As for the plan to relocate the cluster of medical facilities on Yersin Street to build Nguyen Sinh Sac Memorial Site, in order to synchronize with the general planning policy of the province, save land fund, he proposed the Department of Construction to chair, in collaboration with the Department of Health, Natural Resources and Environment, and the Provincial General Hospital to survey, allocate and effectively use existing facilities (Provincial General Hospital and Phu Chanh Hospital) to arrange these medical facilities.
Reported by Thao Lam- Quoc Chien- Translated by Thanh Tam