BEGIC - On the morning of June 6th, at Bau Bang Industrial Park (Bau Bang District), Ampacs International Co., Ltd. held a groundbreaking ceremony for plant construction, specializes in manufacturing wired and wireless headphones. Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee was attended.
BEGIC - On the morning of June 25th, at Binh Duong Administrative Center, Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of Party Central Committee, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Head of Provincial National Assembly Delegation presided a working visit with the Delegation of Singaporean Businesses, led by Mr. Kent Lim - Director of WINSTAR company, as head of the delegation visiting Binh Duong provincial leaders. Along with representatives of some provincial departments.
BEGIC - In the morning of June 25th, 2019, Mr. Dang Minh Hung, Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee received Mr. Sofian Akmal Adb. Karim, Consul General of Malaysia in Ho Chi Minh city on the occasion of completing his term in Viet Nam.
BEGIC - Afternoon of June 5th, at Binh Duong Administrative Center, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem – Chairman of provincial People's Committee welcomed Ms. Leow Siu Lin, Consul-General of Singapore in Ho Chi Minh City to pay farewell calls on the occasion of completing her assignment in Ho Chi Minh City.
BEGIC - In the afternoon of May 22nd, 2019, Mr. Dang Minh Hung, Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee received the new management board of Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Ho Chi Minh City (JCCH) led by Chairman Hideyuki Okada in the courtesey visit to Binh Duong province.
BEGIC - On the morning of April 26th, in Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong Architects Association cooperates with Thu Dau Mot University to organize a seminar on planning orientations for building Binh Duong Smart City.
BEGIC - On the morning of April 29th, in Thu Dau Mot City, Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of Party Central Committee, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Head of Provincial National Assembly Delegation presided a working visit with the Delegation of Senator of Japanese National Assembly led by Mr. Sasaki Hajime - Senator of National Assembly, Secretary of Japanese Central Youth Union of Japan, as head of the delegation visiting Binh Duong provincial leaders.
BEGIC - Recently, Binh Duong Smart City Scheme has achieved fundamental results. The project is increasingly contributing to the socio-economic development process of Binh Duong province, creating breakthroughs in integration, expanding international relations, attracting investment partners, especially step by step positioning the Binh Duong brand in the international arena.
BEGIC - In the morning of May 13th, 2019, Mr. Tran Van Nam, member of Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the provincial General Assembly Delegation, had a meeting with the delegation of Daejeon Metropolitan Police Agency led by Mr. Hwang Un Ha – Commissioner, Senior Superintendent General in the courtesy visit to Binh Duong province.
BEGIC - Implementation of the National Program on Electricity Demand Management for the period of 2018-2020, orientation to 2030 (National Program on DSM), EVN Binh Duong deployed to install the solar power system on the roof (also known as the solar roof) in residential communities and production/service businesses in the province.
BEGIC - Morning of October 22, at the Administrative Center of Binh Duong Province, Vice Chairman Dang Minh Hung paid a working visit with Mr. Paul Jansen - Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium leading Belgian organizations, localities and businesses to visit Binh Duong and learn about the investment environment in Binh Duong.
According to Mr. Paul Jansen, currently, Belgium is developing strongly in the areas of urban development, renewable energy and smart transport. He highly appreciated Binh Duong's cooperation with 04 large and high-tech projects of Belgian companies such as AB Inbev. In this visit to Binh Duong, the Belgian side wishes to cooperate with Binh Duong in two areas including mixed urban development and urban infrastructure and automatic surveillance cameras in the construction of smart cities.
Vice Chairman Dang Minh Hung welcomes Mr. Paul Jansen - Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium
At the meeting, Vice Chairman Dang Minh Hung informed the Ambassador about socio-economic situation and investment attraction in Binh Duong province in 2019. Along with focusing on economic development, Binh Duong pays attention to social security and education culture towards sustainable development. Currently, Binh Duong has been making efforts to implement administrative reform, promote foreign investment attraction selectively, especially high-tech enterprises. Provincial leaders are committed to always accompany the business. At the same time, the functional departments have been trying to build smart city projects, including intelligent transportation, smart infrastructure, smart education, smart health, renewable energy etc. so that Binh Duong will soon become a smart city.
Mr. Paul Jansen said that through research, Belgian businesses operating in Binh Duong are very satisfied with the investment environment in the province. He expected that after this meeting, potential organizations, localities and businesses from Belgium would continue to cooperate with Binh Duong in many fields.
After the meeting, the Delegation had a working session with Transportation Department and Becamex IDC Corporation on issues related to electricity transmission grid, development and storage of renewable energy and surveillance cameras.
BEGIC - The Provincial People's Committee has just promulgated a Plan to organize the Horasis Asia Meeting - Binh Duong 2019.
The Horasis Asia Meeting - Binh Duong 2019 (referred to as: Horasis - Binh Duong 2019) will be held from November 24, 2019 to November 26, 2019 at Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center.
Participants: Domestic guests (about 100 people) including leaders of the Government, leaders of ministries, central branches and leaders of some provinces, cities and businesses; Foreign guests (more than 400 guests from 60 countries worldwide) including ministry leaders of a number of foreign countries, localities, international organizations, multinational corporations; professors, speakers of a number of research institutes and universities around the world and local leaders (about 300 people).
The Horasis - Binh Duong 2019 is a forum organized in the form of the world economic forum with 04 plenary meetings, 35 dialogue sessions, parallel discussions and sideline event "Horasis for all" Festival.
The Steering Committee is responsible for directing, guiding and urging relevant branches and units to organize the activities of the Horasis - Binh Duong 2019 to achieve the purpose, requirements and contents of the plan.
The Organizing Committee is responsible for directing the Master Plan of Horasis - Binh Duong 2019; assigning tasks to units that formulate plans and approving detailed plans to organize activities. Head of Organizing Committee will assign specific tasks to each member and decide to establish Sub-Committees to serve the Organizing Committee.
People 's Committees of districts, towns and cities will thoroughly organize and widely propagate information to cadres, civil servants, officials, laborers and the entire people about the purpose, requirements and significance of hosting the Horasis - Binh Duong 2019; formulate plans and coordinate to organize support activities to serve the people on the occasion of organizing events; propagandize and mobilize people to actively participate in building cultural and civilized lifestyles and building new rural areas with the spirit of "respect, thoughtful and hospitality", especially businesses, resorts and tourist sites often have tourists to visit and entertain.
BEGIC - Morning of October 24, at the provincial Social Insurance, the People's Committee of Binh Duong province had a meeting with Steering Committee to implement the social insurance, health insurance and unemployment insurance policies in the province. Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of provincial People's Committee chaired the meeting.
According to the report, in the first 9 months of 2019, the whole province had 1,000,991 people participating in social insurance, reaching 95.88% of the plan assigned by Vietnam Social Insurance, an increase of 21,966 people compared to 2018; 960,995 people participating in unemployment insurance, reaching 84.9%, an increase of 894 people compared to May 2018; 1,981,208 people participating in health insurance, reaching 102.3% of the plan, exceeding 45,660 people, reaching 88.4% coverage (exceeding the target of 87.5%, assigned by the Prime Minister in Decision No. 1167/QD-TTg), an increase of 79,149 people compared to 2018. However, the development of voluntary social insurance is still low, with 4,037 participants, 48% of the plan assigned by Vietnam Social Insurance, the reason is that Binh Duong province has the highest rate of working-age laborers who have a job and participates in compulsory social insurance nationwide, therefore, the subjects to exploit voluntary social insurance are mainly temporary unemployed people, people who are near the working age, unofficial seasonal labor workers (people outside the province); besides, the propaganda and advocacy for voluntary social insurance participants does not have a synchronized and effective coordination.
The settlement and payment of social insurance, health insurance and unemployment insurance regimes are addressed promptly; at the same time, associated with the organization of specialized inspection, interdisciplinary inspection of the implementation of the Law on Social Insurance, the Law on Health Insurance, the work of medical examination and treatment with health insurance, payment of social insurance allowances at units and enterprises.
Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman speaks at the meeting
Concluding the meeting, Mr. Dang Minh Hung emphasized that social insurance, unemployment insurance and health insurance play a key and sustainable role in the social security system; in which, health insurance is the most important social policy, which is humane and deeply shared in the community, is highly respected by the Party and the State, always upholding in the system of social security policies. He suggested that in the coming time, branches and localities should coordinate to promote communication and advocacy; especially through the Fatherland Front Committee and mass organizations, the active participation of People's Committees of districts, towns and cities in the local socio-economic development program. In which propaganda on the policy of voluntary social insurance, household health insurance to members and all people in the province, ensuring the achievement of the target under Resolution No. 28-NQ/ TW is to have 1% of the labor force participating in voluntary social insurance. For voluntary social insurance, it is necessary to classify the objects for advocacy, specific as small businesses, freelance workers etc. find ways to propagate and mobilize. At the same time, it is necessary to strengthen the inspection and examination of units and enterprises, promptly propose handling of violations of law for the implementation of the law on social insurance, health insurance and unemployment insurance.
The meeting approved the draft Decision of the Provincial People's Committee to assign tasks to members of the Steering Committee for implementation of the policies of social insurance, health insurance and unemployment insurance in the province and Plan No. 5195/ KH-UBND of October 11th, 2019 of Binh Duong People's Committee, on implementation of the Government's Resolution No. 102/ NQ-CP of August 3rd, 2018 on the allocation of targets for developing social insurance participants, the period of 2019-2020 in Binh Duong province.
BEGIC - On October 22nd, 2019, in the United States, the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) has published a list of 21 cities and regions honored with typical Smart City development strategy of the world in 2020 (Smart21). Binh Duong continues to be the locality of Vietnam honored in this list, affirming the direction of developing Smart City properly, effectively of the province, consistent with the development trend of the world.
02 consecutive years achieving Smart21
ICF (Intelligent Community Forum) - a prestigious international organization with more than 180 members, which are prosperous smart cities around the world. ICF has set out an approach and set of smart city building criteria that all members must achieve, which not only looks at solutions to the individual problems of the city, but also emphasizes community development and cooperation, attaching importance to the technological infrastructure of the foundation, thereby promoting the innovation of the whole system towards the digital economy and promoting knowledge and creating momentum for sustainable development, not only in culture, society, environment but also in economy.
In 2016, Binh Duong officially announced the Binh Duong Smart City Project. The project is a social-economic breakthrough program in Binh Duong province, transforming the economy into service - high-tech production, green urban, modern smart, good living, meeting the new needs of people and businesses in the new era, towards the knowledge economy, digital economy, to catch the wave of Industrial Revolution 4.0.
The highlight of Binh Duong Smart City Project is the Triple Helix model - close cooperation between the State, entrepreneurs, schools - is also a key model in the approach to ICF, at the same time, following the ICF's set of criteria, since then, the province has changed rapidly and achieved great socio-economic success in the past three years.
List of 21 intelligent regions of the world in 2020
Binh Duong plans an area called the Binh Duong Smart Region that covers the Southern part of the province, selected based on international criteria, which is currently the gathering of urban centers, education research areas and industries of the province.
With the right direction based on the evaluation criteria of ICF, Binh Duong Smart Region was again voted as one of 21 cities, the region with the typical smart city development strategy of the world in 2020, according to the criteria announced by ICF.
The fact that the Binh Duong Smart Region has joined the ICF and 2 consecutive years of being voted into the Smart21 has a great meaning to continue the breakthrough of socio-economic development; affirming the development direction of the smart city of the province to be effective, consistent with the global trend; elevating Binh Duong to a new position in the international arena; opening up the opportunity to cooperate and exchange experiences with ICF's network of more than 180 smart cities around the world. At the same time, creating confidence for investors, businesses, breakthroughs in attracting foreign investment, attracting intellectual workers, institutes and schools around the world, is the foundation for service development, high technology production in the future.
List of Smart21 cities and regions with the typical smart city development strategy of the world selected by ICF based on quantitative and qualitative data, evaluated by a team of analysts, headed by former Cisco and Westchester County (New York) CIO CEO, Dr. Norman Jacknis. The analysis is based on the ICF Criteria Set providing a framework and concepts to focus on developing the competitiveness factors of the community about economy, society, environment and culture.
The ICF's set of criteria is a very rigorous system of questions, both quantitative and qualitative, is focused on 6 major criteria that are fundamental, including: Broadband, Knowledge workforce, Innovation, Equal access to digital technology, Sustainability and Support - encouragement. A set of criteria helps communities to "measure" their "smart" initially. Based on that, there are orientations for developing, improving the quality of community services, mobilizing forces to participate and enlisting the support of the whole region. Meeting the requirements of the set of criteria is required conditions for becoming an official member of the ICF network.
Binh Duong is constantly rising
In October 2018, Binh Duong achieved Smart21 for the first time and joined ICF, which is an important first step to reach internationally. This shows that Binh Duong is gradually forming a foundation to create new breakthroughs. Continuing the momentum, in 2019, Binh Duong constantly implements new programs for smart cities, with constant socio-economic breakthroughs, supporting businesses, opening strong start-up waves, building nurseries, Fablab, Techlab, Innovation Center etc. to closely connecting the State, institutes, businesses, raising investment attraction and resources to a new level. Currently, the province continue cooperates with Singapore, Eindhoven city (Netherlands), Daejeon city (Korea) and World Technopolis Association to implement the idea of building a science and technology industrial park, in order to create a new added value for Binh Duong.
Binh Duong successfully organized the Asia Meeting Forum - Horasis 2018
In particular, in September 2019, World Trade Center Binh Duong New City (WTC BDNC) officially became a member of the World Trade Centers.
In November 2019, Binh Duong will launch the World Trade Center complex project in the heart of the New City (Hoa Phu ward, Thu Dau Mot City) on the occasion of the Horasis Asia Meeting 2019 taking place in Binh Duong, creating a highlight of commercial service. These will be important milestones for Binh Duong's services to take the new steps.
Besides, Binh Duong is currently making efforts to build up e-government, creating favorable conditions to encourage businesses and organizations in the province to digitize, apply technology, improve knowledge, develop smart factories etc. Binh Duong is also conducting drastic research on logistics and smart transport solutions to create the best conditions for businesses and people.
Since the end of 2018, Binh Duong has continuously hosted a series of international events such as the Horasis Asia Meeting, the Global Innovation Forum and the World Technopolis Association etc. with the participation of thousands of government leaders, experts, businesses and institutes around the globe, creating great buzz and breakthrough in attracting investment, cooperating to exchange international experiences.
The interest of prestigious international organizations in recent years and continue to choose Binh Duong as the venue for many important events of the world in economics, science and technology such as Horasis Asia Meeting 2019, Horasis India, Asia Workshop on Urban etc. has demonstrated a new era of strong development of Binh Duong, is the era towards knowledge economy, digital economy, ready to catch the wave of the Industrial Revolution 4.0.
BEGIC - From November 25, 2019, Binh Duong Taxation Department will deploy the Electronic Tax Service System (eTax) to replace the iHTKK System and Electronic Tax Payment System.
The e-tax service system (eTax) is a premise for the one-stop electronic tax system - focusing on providing all electronic tax transaction services for businesses and individuals across the country in the near future.
As an alternative to the electronic tax filing and payment system, the Electronic Tax Service System fully meets the functions of these systems. At the same time, to make it easier for taxpayers to access the electronic tax service system, the tax declaration module, the tax payment system on the electronic tax service system is similarly designed and fully responsive as the electronic tax filing and payment system at the websites: nhantokhai.gdt.gov.vn, nopthue.gdt.gov.vn that the taxpayer used before. Other modules are also arranged visually and scientifically so that taxpayers can easily learn and use.
For businesses that have dealt with tax authorities on electronic tax filing and payment systems (already have transaction accounts), all information about the trading account and corporate records will be transferred to the electronic tax service system so that the business can continue using the services of the tax agency without having to register again. With the Electronic Tax Service System, businesses can access and manage all electronic tax services on a single system instead of having to log into many different applications as before. Electronic Tax Service System includes the following 10 functions: Tax registration, Service registration, Account management, Tax return, Tax refund, Tax payment, Information lookup, Business management, Questions and answers, Subsystem for individuals (Detailed functions and instructions at: http://thuedientu.gdt.gov.vn/).
Electronic tax service system has outstanding features such as: Login to 01 system to use all services, manage all tax records without changing website address or logging back into the system; for large-scale enterprises, in addition to 01 main account of each tax code, enterprises may create additional accounts for different titles in the enterprise such as Director, Chief Accountant, Accountant etc. help control members' responsibilities in a secure and flexible manner; Lookup function helps businesses to look up the tax records sent to the tax authorities, notices handling the results of the tax records, look up information about tax obligations, tax payable; question and answer function allows taxpayers to send questions to tax offices and looking up answers of tax offices; tax registration allows taxpayers to declare and submit tax registration dossiers to tax offices (except for tax registration dossiers connected with the Department of Planning and Investment).
BEGIC - Afternoon of October 10th, at the Provincial Administration Center, Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee chaired the meeting of the Organizing Committee of Horasis Asia Meeting (Horasis) – Binh Duong 2019.
The meeting heard the report of preparations for Horasis 2019 in Binh Duong. Accordingly, in implementing the Plan of organizing the Horasis 2019 - Binh Duong, the provincial departments, agencies, and unions have developed specific implementation plans. Up to now, decoration of hall, preparation of invitations, guest list, arrangement of meeting rooms, organization of events are being focused on implementation. In particular, the event propaganda is interested in implementing, Department of Information and Communications is building Horasis Information Website to promote the event.
2019 Horasis Asia Meeting – Binh Duong will be held from November 24th to November 26th, 2019 at Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center (Hoa Phu Ward, Thu Dau Mot City). Horasis 2019 - Binh Duong brings together about 400 senior guests from 60 countries around the world and 350 guests from the Central, Ministries, branches of Vietnam and localities. The forum consisted of a series of sessions discussing regional and global economic issues, new trends in technology development, etc. Following the success of the Horasis 2018 - Binh Duong, the Horasis 2019 - Binh Duong will organize including 04 Horasis plenary meetings, 35 Regional sessions focused on Asia and the sideline event – "Horasis for all" Festival.
Besides, in the chain of Horasis 2019 activities, Binh Duong will open a hotline of 1022, launch the Center for innovation and innovation and organize a Scientific Workshop at Vietnam-Germany University. Especially, Becamex IDC will hold a ceremony to announce the World Trade Center Binh Duong, becoming a member of the World Trade Center Association and information on starting the project at the roundabout next to the Administration Center of Binh Duong Province.
Concluding the meeting, Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of provincial People's Committee suggested the departments and branches to develop a master plan of each event to serve as a basis for implementation; focus on completing the stage of issuing invitations, building a team of volunteers for the event. Pay attention to propaganda to people and businesses; Security order before and during the event.
BEGIC- According to information from Becamex IDC, dated September 25th, 2019, World Trade Center Binh Duong New City has officially become a member of the World Trade Center Association (WTCA).
International trade connection
The goal of establishing and developing the World Trade Center Binh Duong New City (WTC BDNC) is to connect and help local businesses to develop international trade, develop Binh Duong to become a dynamic area with diversified professional services, human resources, development capable of developing global commerce and increasing attraction for real estate projects in the region. WTC BDNC, with the role of supporting international trade service activities in Binh Duong and surrounding areas, will synthesize domestic and foreign resources (including facilities and international trade services) such as international convention and exhibition centers, office buildings, shopping malls, hotel and restaurant complexes. International trade service facilities at the center include service of organizing conferences, international fairs, services of connecting commercial enterprises, trade missions and information centers and support the development of international trade, the center for training and developing global trade manpower etc. WTC BDNC will also admit member businesses and these businesses will become members of WTCA as well as be able to connect with over 1 million businesses worldwide.
Based on the approval of WTCA, Becamex IDC will conduct the construction of WTC BDNC at the roundabout of new city, right next to the Administration Center of Binh Duong Province. When formed, this place will be a complex including the center of fairs, international conferences, hotels, shopping centers, offices, Metro stations connected to Metro Line 1 of Ho Chi Minh City.
The project is about to be announced
Recently, Becamex IDC Corporation has researched and submitted the project to the Provincial People's Committee to develop this complex with the desire to increase the proportion of services in Binh Duong province and associate with 05 breakthrough programs of Binh Duong province in the period of 2016-2020 (improving the quality of human resources, modernizing civilized urban planning, developing highly qualified professional services, mobilizing domestic and foreign resources for development as well as raising Binh Duong international brand name).
Moreover, this project is also included in the overall development of smart city according to Decision No. 3206 QD/UBND dated November 21st, 2016. During the meeting, Becamex IDC presented the project to the provincial People's Committee, Chairman Tran Thanh Liem desires to develop the World Trade Center in Binh Duong more than a building or an organization, is a service center attracting international trade activities in the Southeast region. To ensure membership of the WTCA, Becamex IDC has spent time researching in countries around the world such as the US, Korea, Taiwan and the development models of international trade centers of other members of WTCA. In addition, Becamex IDC has developed the project with the feasibility of financial and human resources to build this area as well as train and develop human resources related to services for Binh Duong province and surrounding areas. In this project, Becamex IDC has also shown that it will coordinate with departments and agencies in Binh Duong and international trade promotion organizations to develop professional service groups with a view to developing a strong business community to reach the international level.
It is expected that November 23rd, 2019 will announce the World Trade Center project in Binh Duong. This program is part of 2019 Horasis Asia Meeting – Binh Duong (referred as Horasis 2019 - Binh Duong) will be held from November 24th to November 26th, 2019 at Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center (Hoa Phu Ward, Thu Dau Mot City). Horasis 2019 - Binh Duong brings together about 400 senior guests from 60 countries around the world and 350 guests from the Central, Ministries, branches of Vietnam and localities. The forum consisted of a series of sessions discussing regional and global economic issues, new trends in technology development, etc. Following the success of the Horasis 2018 - Binh Duong, the Horasis 2019 - Binh Duong will organize including 04 Horasis plenary meetings, 35 Regional sessions focused on Asia and the sideline event – "Horasis for all" Festival.
World Trade Center Association (WTCA) is
a non-profit, non-political association dedicated to the establishment and
effective operation of World Trade Centers as instruments for trade expansion.
association was established to promote trade and investment opportunities for
commercial real estate developers, regional economic development agencies and
international businesses with the desire to connect globally to local area
development. Today, the WTCA represents over 330 members in more
than 100 countries and more than 1 million international
trading corporations. The benefits of joining the association are to promote
the strong urban economic and commercial development, create the prestige and
international image of the city, create many symbolic works to increase the
base value, create prosperity from investing in small and medium
enterprises. Upon joining WTCA, members will have the privilege
to use a WTC brand, participate in a global network; the iconic real estate
will be name as well as organize appropriate commercial
BEGIC - Afternoon of October 10th, Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee chaired the meeting of Binh Duong Smart City Executive Board.
At the meeting, representatives of departments, agencies and sectors reported the implementation of 11 key projects in 2019. In particular, the work of preparing to launch a hotline 1022 for Horasis 2019 - Binh Duong; announce the World Trade Center Binh Duong, becoming a member of the World Trade Center Association; operate the Center for innovation and innovation; develop Smart City Operating Center etc.
At the same time, discussing the criteria to achieve awards of Smart21, the Top7 smart cities in the world voted by the World Intelligent Forum (ICF). Accordingly, Binh Duong should endeavor to implement the broadband project, intellectual and innovation training, digital technology equality etc.
Concluding the meeting, Mr. Mai Hung Dung highly appreciated the implementation of key projects in 2019 of departments and agencies in the construction of Binh Duong Smart City. He noted, departments and branches review the difficulties and obstacles in implementation to find solutions to achieve effective projects. Coordinate with Binh Duong Smart City Office to register to participate in Smart21.
BEGIC - Along with the development of Industrial Revolution 4.0, solar systems have been gaining popularity in the past few years. In Vietnam, there have been many solar development projects that have been carried out initially and brought about certain results. Binh Duong is building a smart city, therefore, using solar power to develop sustainable urban areas is an interest to businesses.
Encourage the use of solar power
According to statistics, currently there are about 4 billion people living in cities worldwide, in the next 20 years, this number will exceed 6 billion. The problem for developed cities is that with the increasing trend of globalization and urbanization, how to balance development with resource scarcity and environmental pollution issues.
In order to solve the above problem, in recent time, besides economic development, Binh Duong has always paid attention to environmental protection solutions. Oriented investment attraction in the province is focusing on industries less labor-intensive, creating high added value and environmental friendliness. According to experts, the average number of sunshine hours in the year of Binh Duong is from 2,200 - 2,800 hours, with the annual average amount of solar radiation at about 4.5 kWh/ m2/ day. Besides, with existing infrastructure and the process of building a smart city, solar power will be the optimal source of energy in the present condition if assessing the level of pollution, utilities and sustainability in Binh Duong. Therefore, Binh Duong is assessed to have potential to develop solar power in the Southern region particularly and the country generally.
Encourage the use of solar power
Binh Duong currently has more than 36,400 domestic enterprises with a total registered capital of nearly 300 trillion dong and more than 3,612 foreign investment projects (FDI) with a total capital of over USD 33 billion. The province is considered as one of the leading localities in the country in attracting FDI. This means that the growing number of factories and companies, as well as immigrants from all over the world comes to live and work, the investment in developing and using solar power becomes more necessary.
According to Mr. Phan Thanh Lam - Deputy Director of Binh Duong Electricity, in the current context, in order to reduce the pressure on electricity Binh Duong Electricity encourages residents and businesses to install rooftop solar power systems that can both reduce electricity costs, and can resell surplus electricity to the electricity industry and protect the environment.
Recently, at the seminar "Rooftop solar power - Solution of using electricity economically and effectively" was held in Binh Duong, Binh Duong Electricity has provided businesses and people useful information to promote the development of solar power projects such as: Introducing of related policies; guiding grid connection procedures; mechanism of trading electricity from solar power system; Sharing experience from real projects etc.
According to Mr. Nguyen Van Danh - Director of Binh Duong Department of Industry and Trade, in addition to technical issues, factor of solar power price is also creating barriers for investors to develop solar power in Binh Duong particularly and the country generally. Therefore, Department of Industry and Trade wishes the Government continue to have price mechanisms to attract and encourage businesses to participate in solar power projects.
In recent years, Binh Duong has strongly encouraged investors to develop solar power on the basis of ensuring economic benefits and maintaining local security and safety.
Grasping the benefits of solar power, AB InBev Company (Belgium) has started installing solar power for the factory in Vietnam - Singapore Industrial Park II-A. According to AB InBev's calculations, this investment will help the company produce 840,600 kWh/ year, accounting for about 20% of the total electricity output that the company is using each year. It is expected that the company will continue to invest in this solar system at the factory in My Phuoc 2 Industrial Park.
Mr. Jan Craps - CEO and President of Asia Pacific region of AB InBev Company said, the use of solar power at a brewery in VSIP II-A Industrial Park is a significant breakthrough in the progress towards ensuring 100% of the electricity supplied to the plant is converted from heat by 2025. We would like to apply this technique to all breweries in Vietnam in the future.
Applying modern technology of Singapore
Singapore is a typical country in developing green and clean energy. To achieve such results, Singapore has actively encouraged the development of clean energy such as solar and wind power.
In 2016, Singapore announced over USD $700 million in funding for public sector research and development (R&D) activities for five years in order to find solutions for sustainable urban development. Currently, Singapore is experimenting with building solar power plants in urban areas and floating solar power stations on reservoirs.
At the same time, to promote solar power projects, Singapore provides competitive tariffs and prioritizes the development of a competitive electricity trading market. Accordingly, all consumers, including households, will have the right to choose their own electricity supplier.
From Singapore's experience in developing solar power, recently, a joint venture between the Member Company of Sembcorp Industries (Singapore) and Becamex IDC Corporation and VSIP has started to implement solar power projects in Vietnam, in order to bring urban energy solutions to industrial parks, Industrial Complexes, Industrial, Urban and Service Complex, contribute to promoting economic growth and social change towards green and sustainable. These solutions, along with the modern master plans help integrate the elements of work, live, play and study for the suburban area, meet the increasingly needs of our customers.
Mr. Ang Kong Hua - Chairman of Sembcorp Group said, these urban energy solutions include the design, installation and operation of solar panels on the roofs of factories in industrial zones, to absorb green energy for daily production activities. When connected to a storage battery system using intelligent data analysis software, optimal energy usage will be achieved.
Singapore's modern technology for solar power will be applied in Vietnam
"Other solutions such as turning waste into energy, treating and regenerating water will enhance energy independence in our integrated projects. The introduction of intelligent cooling systems will also support the energy and cooling needs of specialized industries. These energy devices will be managed by a modern energy management system, using predictive analytics and artificial intelligence to manage supply and demand, provide optimal energy solutions for industrial zones. Focusing on creating a more efficient 21st-century smart city model, all solutions are designed to help urban areas solve challenges, develop sustainably and improve the quality of people life "- Mr. Ang Kong Hua emphasized.
Mr. Nguyen Van Hung - Chairman of the Board of Directors of Becamex IDC Corporation, Co-Chairman of VSIP Group said: "We want to ensure that Becamex and VSIP complex projects will continue towards long-term investment projects. Environmentally friendly factors that enhance the sustainability of the project will maximize the overall value of the economy; bring more benefits and a healthier living environment to the communities around our projects. This is a step in line with the general orientation of the province in developing a smart city model".
Mr. Hung said, Becamex IDC is always determined to improve infrastructure and utilities with the province, in order to improve the service quality for investors, contributing to creating a sustainable investment environment, continuing to spread its influence on investment attraction and economic development nationwide. With the goal of sustainable development and optimal customer service, the joint venture will continue to research, develop and launch more projects that take advantage of the strength of modern green energy solutions from Singapore and infrastructure development along with customer base available in Vietnam.
Rooftop solar power is installed at the Office building of VSIP I (Thuan An Town)
A small scale rooftop solar power project with a capacity of 51KWp has been implemented at the Office building of VSIP I (Thuan An Town), including more than 130 solar panels. The solar panels installed here are expected to provide renewable energy and reduce the amount of carbon emissions in the building.
BEGIC - In the afternoon of October 14th, at the Binh Duong Administration Center, Mr. Dang Minh Hung, Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee received the delegation of Cambridge International School (CIS) – Russia Federation led by Mr. Ildar Nafikov, CEO of CIS Group in working session with Binh Duong authorities.
At the meeting, Mr. Dang Minh Hung - Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee, briefed the social economic development as well as education and training activities of Binh Duong province. Binh Duong province pays great attention to education because investment in education and training is the motor of the development, especially in the context that Binh Duong province is deploying the smart city project and meeting the demands of the 4th Industrial Revolution.
CIS Group hopes to explore the cooperation opportunities to build the high quality training program with Binh Duong province and Becamex IDC. to serve the community.
BEGIC - In the morning of October 15th, 2019, the People's Committee of Binh Duong province hold the Japanese businesses dialogue at the Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center aiming to listen the suggestion and proposition and promptly create the favorable conditions to businesses
Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem – Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the provincial People's Committee, Mr. Vo Van Minh, Chairman of the provincial People's Council, co-chaired the conference.
Mr. Kawaue Junichi,, Consul General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City, Mr. Okada Hideyuki Japanese Business Association in Ho Chi Minh city, Ms. Yasuie Kumi Deputy Head of Japan External Trade Organization, representatives of provincial departments, districts, towns and Thu Dau Mot City and about 80 Japanese businesses in the province attended the program.
According to Department of Planning and Investment, in 9 months of 2019, Binh Duong province attracted over 2.56 billion US dollars from 34 countries and territories, a rise of 83% against last period. Binh Duong is the third largest destination of FDI attraction of Viet Nam (after Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi) with 3,702 projects from 64 countries and territories, total registered capital of over 34.8 billion US dollars.
Japan is the biggest investor of Binh Duong province in term of the capital with 304 projects of 5.65 billion US dollars, accounting for 16.2% of total provincial FDI investment. Japanese businesses specializes in building infrastructure, residential and urban areas, electronics,…
At the dialogue, foreign investors and association paid attention to issues related to import- export, human resources, infrastructure, especially trans-regional transport infrastructures, etc. The provincial authorities directly answer the questions of companies aiming to create the most favorable condition for investors.
Speaking at the dialogue, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem, Chairman of People's Committee affirmed that Binh Duong will stand by businesses, try to resolve the difficulties faced by companies and focus in improving the investment environment, the competitiveness to support businesses community, especially improving the infrastructure, the quality of labour, building social houses, implementing the administrative procedures reforms, facilitating enterprises. Binh Duong authorities will stand by businesses for the sustainable of both companies and the province.
BEGIC - In the morning of October 07, Binh Duong Foreign Affairs Department in coordination with Department of Training and Education, Binh Duong Red Cross, Consulate General of Korean in Ho Chi Minh City and Korean business Association in Binh Duong province organized the 7th Kocham Scholarship and Love houses Granting Ceremony.
Mr. Dang Minh Hung, Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee, representatives of related departments, Consulate General of Korean in Ho Chi Minh City, Kocham and Korean sponsors attended the ceremony.
Kocham granted scholarships to 219 students with over 700 million dong (135 high school students and 84 junior students); 13 love houses for underprivileged households with total of over 1 billion dong.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Dang Minh Hung, Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee recognized and appreciated the contribution of Kocham Binh Duong and Korean businesses to Binh Duong social economic development as well as company social responsibility to local people.
Currently, Korean is the forth biggest investor among 64 countries and territories in Binh Duong province with over 700 projects equivalent to more than 3 billion US dollars. And he hoped that Binh Duong will continue to receive the support from Korean businesses to held the underprivileged people to overcome the difficulties
BEGIC - In the afternoon of October 07, at the Binh Duong Administration center, Mr. Mai Hung Dung, Standing Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee received Mr. Yoon Kim, Director General of Viet Nam, Cambodia and Myanmar Region – Schneider Electric Group.
At the meeting, Mr. Yoon Kim, Director General of Viet Nam, Cambodia and Myanmar Region – Schneider Electric Group introduced the general information of Schneider Electric Group. Schneider Electric is the French Group, ranks the first in building automation and the second industrial automation projects in the world. Schneider Electric has its power company in Viet Nam since 1994 and also has many projects in countries in the world including China, Russia, etc.
Mr. Mai Hung Dung, Standing Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee welcomed Schneider Electric to pay a working visit in Binh Duong to explore the cooperation opportunities and requested provincial branches and departments to research and cooperate with Schneider Electric Group to deploy the Binh Duong smart City project especially in energy field.
BEGIC - In the morning of September 24th, 2019, the People's Committee of Binh Duong province hold the FDI business dialogue at the Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center aiming to listen the suggestion and proposition and promptly create the favorable conditions to businesses.
Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of the Central Party Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the National Assembly Delegation of Binh Duong province, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem – Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the provincial People's Committee, Mr. Vo Van Minh, Chairman of the provincial People's Council, co-chaired the conference. Mr. Roy Kho Ngee Seng, Consul General of Singapore, Mr. Roberto Cajati, Vice Consul General of Italy, representative of Consulate General of Thailand, Germany and Malaysia in Ho Chi Minh, leaders of departments, agencies, districts, towns and Thu Dau Mot City; representatives of foreign businesses associations European Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong Business Association –Viet Nam, and about 100 FDI businesses in the province attended the program.
According to Department of Planning and Investment, in 9 months of 2019, Binh Duong province attracted over 2.42 billion US dollars from 34 countries and territories, a rise of 81% against last period. Accumulate, Binh Duong is the second largest destination of FDI attraction of Viet Nam (after Ho Chi Minh City) with 3,670 from 64 countries and territories, total registered capital of over 34.7 billion US dollars.
From 2016, Binh Duong province has decided to renovate the development, investment model, creating the new momentum to the Binh Duong smart city project. Binh Duong has achieved considerable results in launching the Binh Duong brand name to the world including to be an official member of the World Technopolis Association (WTA) and Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). The province also organized successfully two international events including series of Binh Duong WTA 2018 events and Horasis Asia Meeting – Binh Duong 2018. Especially, Binh Duong is the first locality of Viet Nam which is recognized as one of 21 regions having the world 2019 typical smart city strategy.
At the dialogue, foreign investors and association frankly explained their aspiration as well as difficulties, challenges during business operation in Binh Duong province. The main topics were related to import- export, human resources, infrastructure, especially trans-regional transport infrastructures, etc. The provincial authorities directly answer the questions of companies aiming to create the most favorable condition for investors.
Speaking at the dialogue, Mr. Tran Van Nam, Secretary of provincial Party Committee and Mr. Tran Thanh Liem – Chairman of People's Committee affirmed that Binh Duong will stand by businesses, try to resolve the difficulties faced by companies and focus in improving the investment environment, the competitiveness to support businesses community, especially improving the infrastructure, the quality of labour, building social houses, implementing the administrative procedures reforms, facilitating enterprises. Binh Duong authorities will stand by businesses for the sustainable of both companies and the province.
BEGIC- In the afternoon of September 24th, 2019, at Binh Duong Administration Center, Mr. Tran Van Nam, Secretary of Binh Duong Party Committee received Mr. Ang Kong Hua, Chairman of Sembcorp Industries Board of Directors in his working visit in Binh Duong province.
Mr. Tran Van Nam, Secretary of Binh Duong Party Committee highly appreciated the cooperation between Singapore and Binh Duong in the past time and Viet Nam – Singapore Industrial Park – the joint venture of Singapore and Binh Duong is the industrial park model of Viet Nam with 8 VSIPs are operated in 6 provinces and cities in Viet Nam.
Mr. Ang Kong Hua, Chairman of Sembcorp Industries Board of Directors expressed his impression to the province development and affirmed that Binh Duong province and Becamex IDC. are the strategic partners of Sembcorp. He hoped that Sembcorp could continue to cooperate with Binh Duong province in deploying its new projects including renewable energy, waste-to-energy, wastewater treatment and water recycling.
In the same afternoon, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem, Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee also had a working session with Mr. Ang Kong Hua, Chairman of Sembcorp Industries Board of Directors. Chairman Tran Thanh Liem briefed the socio – economic development of the province. Singapore is the third largest investor among 64 countries and territories in Binh Duong province with 238 projects of 4.3 billion US dollars. He hoped that the cooperation between Singapore and Viet Nam in general and Singapore and Binh Duong in particular is more and more developed. Chairman Tran Thanh Liem also highly appreciated the contribution of VSIPs to Viet Nam as well as Binh Duong in last 23 years.
* In the morning of Septembe 24th, 2019, Sembcorp Smart Energy Solutions Vietnam (Sembcorp), a newly incorporated wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries has signed a joint venture agreement with Becamex IDC and Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park J.V. Co (VSIP) on applying new generation of sustainable smart energy solutions to Vietnam. The tripartite partnership will see a range of energy and utilities solutions such as renewable energy, waste-to-energy, wastewater treatment and water recycling brought to VSIP's various integrated townships and industrial parks as well as other Becamex-owned industrial parks and facilities in Vietnam.The first completed project under this collaboration is a 51 kilowatt-peak rooftop solar farm atop the 12,000-square foot VSIP administrative building in Binh Duong province. The solar panels installed will provide renewable energy and lower the carbon footprint for this building.
BEGIC - On the morning of September 24th, at VSIP Office, Thuan An Town, Becamex IDC, Sembcorp Smart Energy Solutions (a member of Sembcorp Industries) and VSIP Joint Venture held a signing ceremony of business cooperation and introduction of solar power project. When the solar power project is implemented, businesses will have the opportunity to operate green energy to reduce operating costs and improve competitiveness.
The solar system is based on a high-tech digital platform connected to Monitoring Center for Solar Activities of Sembcorp located in Singapore. Using real-time monitoring tools, this centralized system remotely monitors the output of all single chains of rooftop solar power systems in complex projects. This platform provides enhanced visibility of active devices and helps maintenance and troubleshooting teams quickly deploy as needed - making solar devices more robust and reliable. Firstly, customers in industrial parks will be proposed to use renewable energy from solar panels installed on the roof of the factory. Becamex and Sembcorp will create conditions for more than 1,000 customers to have the opportunity to operate green energy, thereby achieving environmental sustainability goals. By using green energy, customers will reduce operating costs and improve competitiveness.
Solar panels will provide renewable energy and reduce the amount of carbon emissions
A small rooftop solar power project has been implemented in the office building of VSIP I, Thuan An town. The solar panels installed here are expected to provide renewable energy and reduce the amount of carbon emissions in the building. Plans to install rooftop solar power on all office buildings of VSIP are also being implemented.
Leaders of Becamex IDC, Sembcorp Smart Energy Solutions and VSIP Joint Venture Company sign a business cooperation agreement
Delegates perform the launching ceremony of solar power project
Mr. Koh Chiap Khiong - General Director of Energy in Singapore, Southeast Asia and China of Sembcorp Industries Group said: "We are delighted to join the joint venture with the goal of introducing smart and sustainable energy solutions to Vietnamese businesses. We believe that these solutions will help us bring greater added value to our partners and customers of VSIP and Becamex by helping them manage their carbon emissions and save costs".
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Van Hung - Chairman of the Board of Directors of Becamex IDC said, grasping the trend of the world generally and the demand of investors in Binh Duong and provinces particularly in developing clean energy, along with taking advantage of favorable natural conditions, suitable for the development of this type of energy, Becamex and partners have taken active steps in preparing people, potentials, technologies, finance, cooperation etc. These steps suit with the general orientation of Binh Duong province in the development of smart city model. With the goal of sustainable development and optimal customer service, the joint venture will continue to research, develop and launch more projects that take advantage of the modern green energy solutions from Singapore and infrastructure development, along with customer base available in Vietnam.
Delegates visit the rooftop solar power system at VSIP I Office building
Currently, VSIP is applying special solutions to operate industrial and urban complexes in a socially and environmentally sustainable way, at the same time, contribute to the economic development in the direction of national industrialization. The shareholders of VSIP, Becamex IDC and Sembcorp Development are increasingly investing in energy and utility solutions such as renewable energy, waste disposal into energy, wastewater treatment and water recycling, towards a productive economy and sustainable development.
In the afternoon of September 20th, 2019, at Binh Duong Administration Center, Mr. Tran Van Nam, Secretary of Binh Duong Party Committee received Mr. Kho Ngee Seng Roy, Consul General of Singapore in Ho Chi Minh City in courtesy visit in Binh Duong province.
Mr. Tran Van Nam, Secretary of Binh Duong Party Committee sent the congratulations on the successful term in Viet Nam to Consul General Kho Ngee Seng Roy. Secretary Tran Van Nam highly appreciated the cooperation between Singapore and Binh Duong in the past time and hoped to strengthen the bilateral relation in the coming time. Viet Nam – Singapore Industrial Park – the joint venture of Singapore and Binh Duong is the IP model of Viet Nam and until now, 8 Viet Nam – Singapore industrial parks are operated in 6 provinces and cities in Viet Nam.
In the same afternoon, Mr. Tran Thanh Liem, Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee also had a working session with Mr. Kho Ngee Seng Roy, Consul General of Singapore in Ho Chi Minh City. Chairman Tran Thanh Liem briefed the socio – economic development of the province. Singapore is the third largest investor among 64 countries and territories in Binh Duong province with 238 projects of 4.3 billion US dollars. He hoped to continuously receive the support from Consulate General of Singapore in Ho Chi Minh City in calling Singaporean investors to invest in Binh Duong province.
Consul General Kho Ngee Seng Roy expressed his impression to Binh Duong achievement as well as the transport and industrial parks infrastructures. Singaporean businesses appreciated the support of Binh Duong government during their operation. He extended his thanks for the hospitality of Binh Duong leaders and hoped to continue to deepen the bilateral cooperation in the coming time.
BEGIC - On the morning of September 20th, at the Provincial Administration Center, Binh Duong Provincial People's Committee (PPC) held an Announcement ceremony of pilot deployment of VNPT paperless meeting room system - e-Cabinet.
Attending were Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Chairman of PPC; representatives of departments, branches, unions of the province, People's Committees of districts, towns and cities.
E-Cabinet includes functions to support the work of the PPC before, during and after the PPC Meeting; manage to send opinion form to Members of PPC, send SMS and Email notifications to Members of the PPC, members in the PPC meeting, automatically warnings, remind deadline for members of the PPC and advisory department etc.
Delegates perform the launching ceremony of e-Cabinet system
The specific objective of the e-Cabinet has been identified as reducing the time of the PPC Meetings, striving to reduce the meeting time by 30% compared to the average of previous years. E-cabinet also minimizes the use of paper documents in PPC meetings. Strive to achieve the goal of the paperless in PPC meeting, using 100% of electronic documents in the PPC meetings (except for confidential documents).
E-Cabinet system brings many utilities
Speaking at the ceremony, Chairman of the PPC Tran Thanh Liem highly appreciated the pilot implementation of the paperless meeting room; contribute towards the goal of building e-Government. Emphasizing the goal of the system is to help transform the working method from paper documents into an electronic environment, use electronic documents, create a modern, professional, transparent and effective working environment, reduce time, increase the timeliness and efficiency in job handling, Chairman of the PPC suggested that, the departments, agencies, and unions necessary to grasp the spirit of pioneering, fierce participation, strong innovation, mastering the operations to use the system competently. The active and effective operation of this system will help the PPC reach the target of reducing at least 30% of the time of PPC Meetings, at the same time minimize the use of paper documents in the PPC Meetings.
Delegates attending the PPC Meeting use laptops or tablets to exploit materials
Immediately after the e-Cabinet System officially deployed, Chairman of the PPC Tran Thanh Liem chaired the first PPC Meeting through this System through the Report on socio-economic situation, national defense and security in 9 months and key tasks for the remaining 3 months of 2019 and October 2019 agenda of the PPC.
BEGIC - On the morning of September 20th, at the Provincial Convention and Exhibition Center, Farmer Association of Binh Duong Province held the Conference "Solutions to link businesses in implementing agricultural product chains in 2019".
Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee attended the meeting. Attending were scientific experts in the field of agriculture, departments, branches, enterprises operating in the field of agriculture, cooperatives and farmers with outstanding business and production in the province.
Presenters present at the conference
The conference focused on discussing a number of topics on: the role of advanced technology in the agricultural value chain; development orientation of high-tech application agriculture; the selection and application of technologies on seeds, cultivation, harvest, preservation and preliminary processing; closed production process to overcome the adverse factors of the weather and promote efficiency in production. The conference also mentioned the role of research institutions in increasing product value chain and connecting agricultural outputs; the need to link businesses to implement agricultural product chains and some contents on management, collective brand usage and fruit tree production towards organic agriculture.
Standing Vice Chairman Mai Hung Dung speaks at the conference
Speaking at the conference, Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Mai Hung Dung emphasized that, currently, there are businesses operating in the field of agriculture, Agricultural Cooperatives in the province have cooperated with farmers to produce and export agricultural products to foreign countries, bringing high economic value. Through the conference, scientists, businesses and farmers exchanged for support in new production models, high technology applications, sustainable link between production and consumption to improve agricultural economic efficiency.
BEGIC - On the afternoon of September 17th, at the Administrative Center of Binh Duong Province, Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee chaired the meeting to approve the draft Plan of Horasis Asia Meeting – Binh Duong 2019. The Horasis Asia Meeting – Binh Duong 2019 (hereinafter referred as Horasis - Binh Duong 2019) will be held from November 24 - 26, 2019 at Binh Duong Convention and Exhibition Center.
Horasis - Binh Duong 2019 brings together about 400 senior guests from 60 countries around the world and 350 guests from the Central, Ministries, branches of Vietnam and localities. The meeting consists a series of discussion sessions on regional and world economic issues, new trends in technology development etc. Following the success of the Horasis Asia Meeting – Binh Duong 2018, the Horasis Asia Meeting – Binh Duong 2019 is organized including 04 Horasis plenary meetings, 35 Regional Dialogue focused on Asia and also other event such as "Horasis for all" Festival.
At the meeting, delegates focused discussions and suggestions to overcome the outstanding issues of Horasis - Binh Duong 2018 such as: Security, decoration, communication, logistics, welcome rituals etc. to create success for Horasis - Binh Duong 2019.
Speaking at the meeting, the Standing Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee requested the established sub-committees to actively assign tasks to members as a basis for implementation. In the process of implementing the tasks, the member departments and branches must actively exchange and provide information to the relevant subcommittees, regularly reporting the status of work performance. Departments, branches and People's Committees of districts, towns and cities thoroughly and widely propagate information to cadres, civil servants, officials, laborers and the entire people about the purpose and significance of hosting Horasis 2019.
BEGIC - On the afternoon of September 18th, Public Security of Binh Duong province held the inauguration ceremony of Kim Huy Industrial Park Police Station, located in Phu Tan Ward, Thu Dau Mot City.
Attending were Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee; Mr. Vo Van Minh - Chairman of Provincial People's Council.
After 10 months of construction, Kim Huy Industrial Park Police Station has been completed. After 10 months of construction, Kim Huy Industrial Park Police Station has been completed. This is a 3-levels working area, a construction area of 365 m2, a total construction cost of about VND 6 billion funded by Kim Huy Industrial Park Development Co., Ltd. In addition to the office and living room, the station also has a number of other work items in order to improve the combat quality of officers and soldiers, to well perform the task of ensuring security and order in the industrial park. Along with the inauguration, Public Security of Binh Duong province also announced the Decision of the apparatus and staffing of Kim Huy Industrial Park Police Station; mobilize leading and commanding officers. Accordingly, the Kim Huy Industrial Park Police Station is composed of a General Team, Crime prevention and combat Team and Administrative management on social order Team. Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Minh Hai - Former Head of Advisory Department of provincial Public Security, hold the position of Head of Kim Huy Industrial Park Police Station.
Delegates perform the launching ceremony of Kim Huy Industrial Park Police Station
The establishment of Kim Huy Industrial Police Station helps Public Security of Thu Dau Mot city deploy more professional measures, organize patrols, control, crime prevention and other law violations, contributing to ensure the stable and efficient social order and safety, business production activities in the industrial park, which serves the local socio-economic development.
BEGIC - In the morning of September 12th, 2019, at Binh Duong Administration Center, Mr. Mai Hung Dung – Standing Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee had meeting with Mr. Abedalrasq Khalil, Senior Water Resources Specialist on Di An waste water project deployment in Binh Duong province.
Leaders of Department of Construction, Planning and Investment, Foreign Affairs, Project Management Unit of Waste water management, Di An People's Committee attended the meeting.
Mr. Abedalrasq Khalil, Senior Water Resources Specialist, appreciated Binh Duong province in deploying projects funded by World Bank. Di an waste water project has being deployed 90% works. The two principal issues are the raising land acquisition cost and waste water tariff building.
Standing Vice Chairman Mai Hung Dung expressed his thanks to World Bank for the cooperation and support to Binh Duong province in constructing and operating the projects and hoped to cooperate closely with World Bank in funding and deploying projects in the province in the coming time.
Binh Duong authorities will accelerate the pending works in order to complete the project for the interest of Binh Duong people.
BEGIC - To receive, resolve and return the results of administrative procedures to the people, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Justice and People's Committees of districts, towns and cities will organize to work on Saturday.
Specifically, the units and divisions arranged to work on Saturday mornings, including: Department of receiving and returning results of districts and towns and Public Administration Service Center of Thu Dau Mot City; Department of receiving and returning results of People's Committees of wards and towns in districts, towns and cities; Land registration offices branch of in districts, towns and cities; No. 1 and No. 2 Notary Public Offices of the Department of Justice.
Regarding to People's Committee of commune, districts and towns consider and take initiative for People's Committee of commune to work on Saturday morning according to the actual situation of receiving, returning results and conditions of the People's Committee of commune.
BEGIC - In the afternoon of September 06th, 2019, at Binh Duong Administration Center, Mr. Dang Minh Hung – Vice Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee received Mr. Apirat Sugondhabhirom, Consul General of Thailand in Ho Chi Minh City in his courtesy call to Binh Duong province.
At the meeting, Mr. Dang Minh Hung -Vice Chairman of provincial People's Committee introduced briefly the socio-economic development and investment attraction directions of Binh Duong province. Currently, Binh Duong province has 33 Thai projects with the capital of nearly 600 million US dollars, specializing in paper production, food processing and manufacturing, agricultural products, beverage, plastic products, etc. Besides, Thai investors also actively take social responsibilities with diverse activities in Binh Duong province. Parallel to economic development, Binh Duong province pays special attention to education and healthcare and wishes cooperate with Thailand in these areas.
Mr. Apirat Sugondhabhirom, Consul General of Thailand in Ho Chi Minh City appreciated the Binh Duong dynamic development with abundant labor, convenient logistics and transportation, attracting Thai investors to do business in the province. He said that Thailand focusses on education cooperation, exchanging teachers with several countries and hoped could cooperates in this field in the future.
BEGIC - Implementing the Party and State policies on managing foreign activities, improving the quality and effectiveness of foreign activities contributing to provincial socio-economic development, in September 05th, 2019, Binh Duong Foreign Affairs Department in coordination with Center for Foreign Affairs and Languages Training in Ho Chi Minh City organized the training class of updating foreign affairs knowledge for over 200 provincial officials, functionaries.
Ambassador Le Quoc Hung, former Director of Ho Chi Minh Foreign Affairs Department, Former Consul General of Viet Nam in San Francisco, USA shared information about foreign affairs skills, protocol and communication skills to the participants.
Speaking in the opening the training class, Mr. Le Phu Hoa – Director of Binh Duong Foreign Affairs Department briefed the achievement of the provincial foreign activities, foreign direct investment situation as well as outstanding international events hold in Binh Duong province including series event of World Technopolis Association (WTA) 2018 and Binh Duong Economic Cooperation Forum (Horasis 2018), etc. The training class of updating foreign affairs knowledge for officials hold in 2 days (September 05th, and 06th, 2019).
BEGIC - On the morning of September 4th, at the 2019 Opening ceremony of Ngo Thoi Nhiem School (Hoa Phu ward, Thu Dau Mot City), Viet Nam Technology and Telecommunication Joint Stock Company (VNTT) and NTT Group (Japan), unit has had many years in implementing the ICT learning environment in many schools in Japan, officially piloted Smart Education solution.
Attending the ceremony were leader representatives of Binh Duong Department of Education and Training, Mr. Shunichi Kondo - Representative of NTT Vietnam, Mr. Giang Quoc Dung - General Director of VNTT.
The deployment of smart education solutions (Smart Education) is one of the activities to contribute to the realization of the project "Enhancing the application of information technology in management and support of teaching - learning and scientific research activities, contributing to improve the quality of education and training in 2016-2020 period, with orientations toward 2025" of the Government and the implementation of Binh Duong Smart City Project. Following the success of the pilot implementation in the Northern region (Hanoi), the Central region (Da Nang), VNTT has cooperated with NTT Vietnam to deploy the Smart Education solution for the Southern region, which is piloted in Binh Duong province.
Delegates perform the pilot cutting ceremony of Smart Education solution at Ngo Thoi Nhiem School
Smart Education system is one of the highly appreciated systems and is being successfully applied in many schools in Japan. The solution has also received a lot of positive feedback and evaluation at some pilot schools in Vietnam such as Archimedes Academy Primary School in Hanoi and Tran Cao Van Primary School in Da Nang.
Students will learn directly on the tablet device
Deploying the Smart Education system into schools with the application of cloud computing technology provided and guaranteed by VNTT in storing teaching content, textbooks, modern information technology equipment (interactive boards, computers and tablets, charging cabinet systems and accessories etc.), together with a professional IT support team of VNTT, has created an intelligent classroom model that will bring high efficiency in creating and improving creative thinking, analytical skills, problem solving and teamwork communication skills for students.
Smart Education solution consists of 5 components and closely linked to create a comprehensive solution: Smart teaching application software; lecture system; modern information technology equipment system; transmission system; IT support staff system.
It is known that, in 2019-2020, VNTT will pilot Smart Education at Phu Tan Primary School and Ngo Thoi Nhiem School for grades 3,4,5 with the subjects of Mathematics, Science and Vietnamese.
Classroom model with Smart Education
After the trial ends (December 31st, 2019), based on the opinions of the Provincial People's Committee and the Department of Education and Training of Binh Duong Province, VNTT will officially provide this solution to the tested schools and other public schools throughout the province.
In 2019-2020, Ngo Thoi Nhiem school system has 6,300 high school students, 1,200 preschool students. In Binh Duong, Ngo Thoi Nhiem School has been in operation for 8 years, in 2019-2020, the school has 2,500 students, of which 900 boarding students. In this school year, the school carried out a comprehensive renovation of thinking to take action, proactively approach the general education program, towards developing students' qualities and competencies.
BEGIC - In the morning of August 22nd, at the Binh Duong Administration Center, Champasak People's Council Delegation led by Mr. Khamsy Piangvolavong, Vice Chairman Champasak People's Council, paid a working visit to Binh Duong province.
Mrs. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh, Vice Chairwoman of Binh Duong People's Council and leaders of related commissions, departments and agencies received the delegation.
At the session, the two sides briefed socio-economic development of Binh Duong and Champasak province as well as shared experiences in implementing the functions and tasks of the bilateral People's Councils. Leader of Champasak People's Council expressed the sincere thanks to his counterpart for the hospitality and hoped to deepen the friendship relation between Binh Duong and Champasak governments and people.
Champasak People's Council Delegation visited Binh Duong province
Deploying the signed Memorandum of Understanding, Binh Duong and Champasak cooperated in human resources training in healthcare, sports, information and communication technology, investment promotion including the 10,000 rubber trees projects of Dau Tieng Vietnam-Laos Rubber Joint Stock Company, medical consultation and gifts granting for poor Laotians, scholarship granting for Laotian students to study in Binh Duong province.
The delegation also visited companies in Dau Tieng District, Tay Ninh and Ba Ria –Vung Tau province.
BEGIC - The Provincial People's Committee announced a list of enterprises conducting price registration and price declaration at the Department of Finance. This notice replaces Notice No. 175/TB-UBND dated August 15th, 2018 of the People's Committee of Binh Duong Province.
Currently, 186 enterprises conducted price declaration and 83 enterprises registered prices.
Any changed information of the businesses including name, type of business, address will be sent by written document to Department of Finance within 15 working days after the change, and at the same time, enterprises continue to make price declaration according to current regulations.
Department of Finance is responsible for urging and guiding organizations and individuals named in the lists to implement price registration and price declaration in accordance to current regulations.
BEGIC - In the morning of August 28th, at the Binh Duong Administration Center, the provincial Delegation of National Assembly hold the meeting to collect comments on the amended Labor Code. Mr. Pham Trong Nhan, Deputy Head of Binh Duong National Assembly Delegation and Mrs. Truong Thi Bich Hanh, Chairman of the Provincial Labor Confederation co-chaired the meeting with the participation of representatives of provincial departments, agencies, industry associations, confederations and employers.
This Labor Code will be basically and comprehensively revised to address 10 policies that the Government has submitted to the National Assembly before and some new and important policies including: solving problems and shortcomings arising in 6 years since 2013. The goal is to meet the requirements of institutionalizing the provisions of the 2013 Constitution and ensure the uniformity of recently promulgated laws. Meeting requirements from international economic integration and implementing labor commitments in trade agreements that Vietnam has ratified and acceded to. The purpose is to meet the requirements of institutionalizing the provisions of the 2013 Constitution and ensure the uniformity of recently promulgated laws; adaptation to the international economic integration and implementing labor commitments in trade agreements ratified by Viet Nam.
The meeting panorama
The draft consists of 17 chapters, 223 articles, down 19 articles compared to the current Labor Code. Amending and supplementing about 170 articles in all chapters, 2 articles of the Law on Social Insurance related to the adjustment to increase the retirement age ... Specifically, on expanding the agreement framework on overtime hours, the current Labor Code stipulates that the maximum total overtime must not exceed 200 hours per year, in special cases it shall not exceed 300 hours per year; the draft of the revised Labor Code proposed in special cases, increasing by 100 hours per year (from 300 hours per year to 400 hours per year). According to the draft (plan 1) from January 1, 2021, the retirement age for men is 60 years and 3 months, for women is 55 years and 4 months; after that, each year will increase by 3 months for men and 4 months for women until 62 years for men and 60 years for women.
Participants commented in the meeting
At the meeting, participants commented specifically on the content of the draft Labor Code (amended) on salaries, expanding the agreement framework on overtime; the right to unilaterally terminate the labor contract of the employee; regulations on retirement age of employees and policies for female workers; ... Specifically, the proposal remains the 48 hours per week, and overtime pay is about 1.5 times compared to normal wages to ensure competitiveness, because labor productivity is still low compared to many countries in the region, overtime wages remain high. The increase in retirement age must be suitable for each region, each field and each specific object. At the same time, the participants also proposed the drafting of the law according to the open mechanism appropriate to types of businesses.
Implementing the Resolution No. 28-NQ/TW, in order to ensure that many people are entitled to social insurance policies, increasing the retirement age, reducing social insurance payment time to 15 years, or 10 years instead of 20 years, adding July 27 as a public holiday were proposed during the discussion.
The opinions of the delegates will be summarized and proposed, and proposed to the National Assembly for consideration and addition to the Labor Code to ensure the rights and interests of employees in accordance with the principles and requirements set out in new period.
BEGIC - In the morning of August 27th, at the Binh Duong Administration Center, the Provincial People's Committee hold the monthly session of August, 2019. Mr. Tran Thanh Liem presided the session.
Participants were Vice Chairmen, members of the provincial People's Committee and leaders of departments and agencies, districts, towns and Thu Dau Mot City.
The provincial report on socio-economic security and defense situation of August, 2019 were approved. The provincial People's Committee's directed and promptly and efficiently deployed the prevention and control of African swine fever; flood and storm prevention, organizational structure and staffing; solved difficulties and problems of departments, branches and localities. Socio economic figures continued to grow; political security, social order were maintained. Industrial, agriculture production continued to develop, import – export turnover were increased significantly, FDI attraction rose in both project number and registered capital in comparison with the last period; budget revenue reached the proposed plan, expenditures was saved and efficient; bank bad debt decreased; the new school year was well prepared.
Compared to last month, social economic figures were increased. Specifically, the industrial production index rose by 6.59% over the previous month and an increase of 14.27% over the same period in 2018; Estimated total of commodity retail sales and service revenue was VND 18,864 billion, up 0.4% over the previous month and up 20.3% over the same period. The consumer price index of 8 months increased by 2.14% over the same period; export turnover was estimated at 3 billion 404 million US dollars, up 52.5% over the previous month and up 54% over the same period; Import turnover in August was estimated at US $ 2 billion, reaching US $ 187 million, up 22.2% over the previous month and up 33.6% over the same period. 8-month export and import surplus7-month surplus of import and export reached US $ 3.8 billion. Provincial budget is estimated to reach 4,360 billion dong, up 19% over the same period and reaching 72% of the proposed figure the provincial People's Council; State expenditure was 1,371 billion Dong, up 11% over the same period and reaching 38% of the estimate.
In term of investment attraction, from July 16 to August 15, 2019, the province has attracted 7,469 billion dong of domestic businesses and 389 million USD of FDI capital. Since the beginning of the year, Binh Duong province has attracted nearly 40,440 billion dong of domestic investment, including 4,130 newly registered enterprises and 558 enterprises increasing capital; FDI attraction attracted 1.942 billion US dollars (up 74% over the same period), including 146 new projects, 104 capital adjusted projects and 40 contributed capital projects.
Social security continued to be ensured. The province deployed solutions on reducing sustainable poverty, granted TV to 1,101 poor householders, ensured social welfares for invalids, martyrs and people with meritorious services on the occasion of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day 27/7 and the August Revolution, National Day 02/9. In 8 months, the province has created new jobs for 31,988 workers (reaching over 71.1% of the plan in 2019).
At the meeting, the provincial People's Committee noted the handling the problems difficulties arising but still faced many challenges including African swine fever, low public investment disbursement, increased traffic accidents, complex epidemics, crimes, fires.
Inspecting spontaneous residential areas
Close the meeting, Mr. Tran Than Lime, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee requested departments, branches, agencies, districts, towns and Thu Daub Mot City to focus on overcoming difficulties, accelerating to disburse public investment capital, organizing dialogues with businesses, industrial associations; strictly managing revenue sources and handling tax arrears; reviewing and handling spontaneous residential areas, establishing regulations on management of planning and architecture of 03 routes: Binh Duong Boulevard, My Phuoc - Tan Van and DT.743 ...