At the meeting
To achieve the economic growth target of the year (9.6 percent), Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Tran Van Can asked leaders of relevant departments, branches and localities to focus on many solutions to speed up the implementation progress of 3 key projects and 2 breakthrough programs of the Resolution of the 10th Party Congress.
He also required leaders of departments, sectors and localities to guide and actively support investors to quickly implement key projects in Duc Hoa, Ben Luc and Can Giuoc districts and to create favorable conditions to carry out solar power projects that have been approved investment policies.
In particular, the Department of Planning and Investment and the Department of Home Affairs must continue to lead the administrative reform, improve PCI and PAPI, promote the replication of the application of ISO standards to commune – level authorities and electronic ISO management system in the province.
Sector II (industry and construction) has a high growth rate
According to the appreciation at the meeting, in the first 6 months of 2019, the province's economy maintained its development, economic growth was quite high. Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) in the first 6 months of 2019 reached VND 39,679 billion (according to the comparative price of 2010), the growth rate was 9.89%. In which, sector I (agriculture, forestry and fishery) increased by 2.17 percent; sector II (industry and construction) increased by 14.65 percent; and sector III (trade and services) increased by 7.5 percent.
The promotion of investment attraction was strengthened to create favorable conditions for businesses. The province focused on implementing solutions to investment in infrastructure of industrial parks and clusters to create more land fund to attract investment in 2019. The review of investment projects and rectification of non-license investments were also strengthened.
In the first 6 months, the number of newly established enterprises and registered capital increased over the same period; domestic investment projects increased in quantity and registered capital.
From the beginning of the year until now, the province has had 898 newly established enterprises with a total capital of VND 14,184 billion; an increase of 16.3 percent in the quantity of enterprises and an increase of 39.48 percent in registered capital over the same period.
Up to now, the province has had 10,907 operating enterprises with a total registered capital of VND 283,676 billion.
Attracting foreign investment also achieved positive results. There were 978 registered projects in the province with a registered capital of USD 6,148 million. In which, 576 projects came into operation (accounting for 58.9 percent of total registered projects) with a total capital of about USD 3,614 million (an increase of 58.8 percent of the total registered capital).
In the last 6 months, the total state budget revenue in the province was VND 9,430 billion, reached 68.9 percent of the Central budget estimate, reaching 68.6 percent of the central budget estimate, reaching 68.6 percent of the estimate assigned by the provincial People's Council, reaching 64.9 percent of the target and increasing by 28.7 percent over the same period.
Cultural and social sectors were focused, social security policies were implemented fully and promptly. Entertainment, festivals were organized according to regulations, contributing to attracting tourists to the province.
Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Tran Van Can asked leaders of relevant departments, branches and localities to focus on many solutions to speed up the implementation progress of 3 key projects and 2 breakthrough programs of the Resolution of the 10th Congress of the Provincial Party Committee
At the meeting, participants also discussed solutions to overcome difficulties in socio-economic development. To be more specific, agricultural production is not stable. African swine fever occurs in the province. Activities of some agricultural cooperatives and cooperative groups are still weak in management capacity, technical science and finance.
Besides, attracting investment is not meet the requirements. There is a low number of clean land fund for lease in industrial parks and clusters while the progress of infrastructure investment in industrial zones and clusters is slow. The implementation of procedures for planning major investment projects is also slow. Tan An city ring road and the road connecting Ho Chi Minh City - Long An - Tien Giang are behind schedule./.