Attending the ceremony were Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council - Nguyen Van Duoc; Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial National Assembly Delegation - Nguyen Thanh Hai; Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Council - Mai Van Nhieu; Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam; members of the Standing Committee of the Provincial Party Committee; former provincial leader; representatives of departments, boards, branches, mass organizations and localities; leaders of the provincial economic zone management board over the periods; representatives of the Business Association; representative of the Provincial Young Entrepreneurs Association; representatives of infrastructure companies and enterprises directly producing in the province.
Delegates attending the ceremony
In a summary report summarizing 25 years of construction and development of industrial zones in the province, the head of the provincial Economic Zone Management Board - Nguyen Thanh Thanh said that in 1997, Long An province had 02 industrial zones, namely Duc Hoa 1 Industrial Park. and Duc Hoa 2 Industrial Park (now Xuyen A Industrial Park). Up to now, the province has 37 industrial zones with a total planning area of 12,285.48 hectares; in which there are 24 industrial parks eligible to receive investment with the leased land area of 3,774 hectares/5,982.14 hectares, the occupancy rate reaching 63.09 percent; 18 industrial zones have been put into operation with the leased land area of 3,511.88 hectares/4,076.23 hectares, the occupancy rate reaching 86.45 percent.
Head of the Provincial Economic Zone Management Board - Nguyen Thanh Thanh summarizes the 25 years of construction and development of the Industrial Park in the province
Over 25 years from the initial steps, 2 Industrial Parks were established according to the new economic management model; with the economic structure of the province at that time, sector I (agriculture - forestry - fishery accounted for 52.31%), region II (industry - construction accounted for 17.84 percent), sector III (services accounted for 29 .85%), average GDP is 4.2 million dong. By 2021, 28 industrial zones will be established, contributing to promoting the transformation of the province's economic structure in a positive direction, region I (agriculture - forestry - fishery accounted for 16.05 percent, down 36.26 percent). sector II (industry - construction accounted for 51.15 percent, up 33.31 percent), region III (services accounted for 32.8 percent, up 2.95 percent), average GDP was 80.08 million VND, an increase of 75.88 million VND compared to 25 years ago.
Regarding the scale of industrial parks, Long An province is currently ranked 3rd nationwide (after Dong Nai, Binh Duong); in terms of attracting foreign investment FDI ranks 13th (after Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Bac Ninh, Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Tay Ninh, Ho Chi Minh City, Bac Giang, Hanoi, Hung Yen, Ha Nam, Hai Duong, Vinh Phuc); In terms of domestic capital attraction, it ranks third (after Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Ho Chi Minh City) and leads the provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta.
With the advantage of being located at the gateway of the Mekong Delta adjacent to Ho Chi Minh City, Long An province is an important intersection in the trade of goods and an attractive investment attraction of Vietnam. many businesses in recent years. The formation of industrial zones and economic zones in Long An has made an important contribution to the cause of industrialization and modernization of the country, promoting the attraction of capital in new industrial zones, expanding urban space, and creating jobs for workers.
Accumulated since the Industrial Park was established until now, it has attracted 1,762 investment projects, including 849 foreign investment capital (FDI) projects with new and increased capital of 5,666 billion USD, accounting for 56.83 percent of total FDI investment capital in the province (9,970 billion USD) and 913 domestic projects with an investment capital of 113,589.9 billion VND, accounting for 50.93 percent of total domestic investment capital in the province (223,000 billion VND; creating jobs for over 179,714 employees.
Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee – Nguyen Minh Lam speaks at the ceremony
Speaking at the ceremony, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam acknowledged and praised the achievements and contributions of all levels, sectors and businesses to the development of the Industrial Park during the development process. industrial development, contributing to the economic growth of Long An province.
In the provincial planning, the goal of building "Long An becomes a vibrant and sustainable economic development center of the Mekong Delta based on green industry, automation, and science." innovative technology; a gateway for smooth and convenient connection between the Southeast region and the Mekong Delta; improving people's living standards, ensuring the environment, improving security, and maintaining order social safety and ensuring national defense and security". With that vision and goal, the provincial leaders hope that the provincial Economic Zone Management Board will continue to promote its role of advising and coordinating with other departments, agencies, localities and the business community to well implement the following contents: such as: Focus on implementing well, flexibly and effectively with the goal of preventing and combating the Covid-19 epidemic, not being subjective and neglecting new strains; continue to bring into full play the potential and advantages of the province to accelerate rapid and sustainable development; economic development associated with progress, social justice and protection of natural resources and environment to improve the people's quality of life; focus on overcoming shortcomings and limitations in planning, investment, construction, operation and development of industrial zones over the past time;
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council - Nguyen Van Duoc (left cover) and Chairman of the Provincial Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee - Truong Van No (right cover) award certificates of merit from the Ministry of Planning and Investment for collectives
On this occasion, the province awarded 04 investment policy decisions of the Prime Minister and 13 investment registration certificates for typical projects in 2022; awarded the certificate of merit from the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the certificate of merit from the Chairman of the People's Committee of Long An province to 21 collectives and the provincial Economic Zone Management Board for their many achievements in the patriotic emulation movement. for the development of industrial zones in recent years.
Collectives receive certificates of merit from the Provincial People's Committee.
Reported by Binh An
Translated by NT