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The urban space development plan of Ben Luc district up to 2030 will follow the model of an urban network and an urban chain in the corridor area of National Highway 1 with appropriate, synchronous and modern technical and social infrastructure. 
 
Although 2023 is forecast to see many difficulties, experts expect this is a recovery year of the retail sector after COVID-19 pandemic as there are many signs showing the return of investors and higher demands. 
 
On Lunar New Year 2023, the number of tourists to Long An increased compared to previous years. Both the number of visitors and revenue increased by over 66% over the same period. 
 
As the gateway connecting the Southeast with the Mekong Delta region, adjacent to Ho Chi Minh City, Long An has favorable conditions for economic development, cultural exchange, and tourism connection. On the basis of interest in preserving, honoring and promoting cultural and historical values as well as focusing on exploiting potentials and strengths, building tours, routes, Long An tourism industry is expected to be more fresh and attractive, and become a thriving economic sector in the future. 
 
On the occasion of Lunar New Year of the Cat 2023, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the People's Committee of Long An - Nguyen Van Ut sent officers, soldiers of the armed forces and people in the province the new year greetings. 
 
On the morning of January 22 (the first day of the Lunar New Year), the Long An Provincial Party Committee held a meeting at the beginning of the year. Attending the meeting were the Standing Deputy Head of the Central Organizing Committee - Mai Van Chinh; 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; Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut. 
 
Business leaders are calling for increased efforts from government agencies to implement crucial business environment reforms in the coming year. 
 
On January 18, Deputy Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs - Le Tan Dung presented 320 Tet gifts on the occasion of Lunar New Year 2023 in Moc Hoa, Thu Thua, Ben Luc, Chau Thanh districts and Tan An city. 
 
In 2023, the Industry and Trade sector is striving to successfully implement the main tasks and targets set out in the plan; proactively deploying and implementing tasks and solutions in the field of industry and trade, especially coordinating to promote production recovery and economic development. 
 
On the occasion of the Lunar New Year of the Rabbit in 2023, on January 15, the Sharing - Sharing group in collaboration with the Red Riding Hood Newspaper, Duc Hoa District Union and Phap Minh Pagoda organized a Tet program for children in 2023. 
 
 
  
  
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Long An: Awarding the Prime Minister's decision on investment policy for 4 industrial park projects with a total capital of nearly 23 trillion VNDLong An: Awarding the Prime Minister's decision on investment policy for 4 industrial park projects with a total capital of nearly 23 trillion VND
On the morning of November 22, 2022, at the ceremony to summarize 25 years of construction and development of industrial parks (IZs) in the province, Long An province conducted a ceremony to hand over the investment policy decision of the Prime Minister of investment registration certificates for typical projects in 2022.

Specifically, awarding the investment policy decision of the Prime Minister for 4 investment projects in construction and business of industrial park infrastructure in the province with a total area of 1,770 hectares, total investment capital of 22,858 billions VND.

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Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council - Nguyen Van Duoc (3rd from the right) and Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam (3rd from the left) handing the decision on investment policy of the Prime Minister

At the same time, granting investment registration certificates to 6 FDI projects with a total investment capital of 184,503 million USD; granted investment registration certificates to 7 domestic projects with a total investment capital of 9,064 billion VND.

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Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial National Assembly Delegation - Nguyen Thanh Hai (4th from the right) and Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam awarded investment registration certificates to 6 FDI project

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Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Council – Mai Van Loi (4th from the right) and Head of the Management Board of the Provincial Economic Zone – Nguyen Thanh Thanh (4th from the left) awarded the investment registration certificate to 7 domestic projects

Information from the Provincial Economic Zone Management Board said that up to now, the whole province has 37 industrial zones with a total planning area of 12,285.48 hectares. Since the beginning of the year, in the Industrial Park, there have been 102 new projects attracting investment, up 23 percent over the same period. Regarding newly granted and increased FDI capital, 539.4 million USD, up 30 percent, domestic investment capital 16,544.82 billion VND, up 59 percent over the same period. Following the direction of the leaders of Long An province, in order to create favorable conditions in the investment attraction environment in the direction of reducing time and simplifying administrative procedures, from the beginning of the year until now, the Management Board of the Economic Zone The province has processed the application on time 100 percent, of which 90 percent before the appointment and especially over 35 percent of the investment registration certificate is issued within the day after receiving the complete and valid dossier.

Recently, despite the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, the attraction of investment in industrial parks is increasing, the formation and development of more industrial parks has created favorable conditions to attract a large amount of investment capital. for industrial and socio-economic development, creating new production capacity, with a source of goods to meet domestic consumption and export demand, speeding up the pace of industrialization, modernization, and development orientation. industrial development according to planning, avoiding spontaneous and scattered; save land; effectively use investment capital, improve value./.

Reported by Binh An

Translated by NT

23/11/2022 10:00 SAĐã ban hành
Press release of Industry and Trade Fair in the Mekong Delta - Long An in 2022Press release of Industry and Trade Fair in the Mekong Delta - Long An in 2022
Industry and Trade Fair in the Mekong Delta - Long An in 2022 is a national trade promotion event in 2022 held at Tan An City Park, Long An province from December 2 to the end of the day. December 8, 2022.

Directing agency: Ministry of Industry and Trade and People's Committee of Long An province.

Organizers: Department of Trade Promotion and Department of Industry and Trade of Long An province.

Implementing agency: Center for Industrial Promotion and Trade Promotion of Long An Province; International Advertising and Trade Promotion Joint Stock Company.

The fair is an opportunity for businesses in the region to exchange, connect and seek trade promotion opportunities in order to link investment, production and business, and develop trade between localities and domestic enterprises. especially provinces and cities. At the same time, promote the image, potential and strengths of the localities; promote the development of the domestic market; effectively implement the Project on developing the domestic market in association with the implementation of the campaign "Vietnamese people give priority to using Vietnamese goods", developing the brand name of Vietnamese goods.

The fair was held on a regional scale, with many units and businesses from many provinces and cities participating. Products participating in the Fair are rich and diverse, ensuring regulations on goods and goods circulation, giving priority to OCOP products; typical products, typical rural industrial products,....

The fair is expected to attract the participation of nearly 30 provinces and cities across the country with over 200 businesses, 500 standard booths, many events to connect trade on the sidelines, many attractive promotions in response. Promotion month focuses on 2022, promising an enjoyable shopping experience.

Reported by TH

Translated by NT

28/11/2022 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Workshop on promoting development of Vietnam's border trade infrastructure in Long AnWorkshop on promoting development of Vietnam's border trade infrastructure in Long An
On November 9, Long An Department of Industry and Trade coordinated with People's Committee of Kien Tuong town to organize a workshop on promoting the development of Vietnam's border trade infrastructure in Long An. Attending the workshop were Vice Chairman of Kien Tuong People's Committee - La Van Dan; Deputy Director of Department of Industry and Trade - Chau Thi Le; Deputy Head of the Management Board of the Provincial Economic Zone - Vo Ngoc Dinh, representatives of the Customs Department, border districts, a number of enterprises inside and outside the province.


Delegates attend the workshop

Deputy Director of Department of Industry and Trade - Chau Thi Le said that the workshop was organized to create basic solutions and timely respond to the orientation of socio-economic development in the border area to become a dynamic economic region. Thereby, it help exploit the potential to develop the land into a high-tech agricultural production area; form and develop industrial zones, clusters, logistics centers along the border; build and develop border gate economy. The Department of Industry and Trade wishes to work with businesses, representatives from departments, agencies, People's Committees of districts and towns to study, exchange, and propose preeminent orientations, programs and solutions to promote the development of border economic infrastructure in Long An.

Long An is assessed to have conditions for harmonious development of industry, agriculture, trade and services as well as potential and advantages for border trade development with 133km of border line contiguous to two provinces Svei Rieng and Prey-Veng, Kingdom of Cambodia. Long An Border Gate Economic Zone was established by the Prime Minister under Decision No.07/2010/QD-TTg dated January 25, 2010 with a total area of 13,080 hectares. He also approved the general planning on construction of Long An border gate economic zone by 2030. Long An border gate economic zone is an important economic corridor axis located in the west of Long An, an important trade point in the Dong Thap Muoi region associated with trans-Asian traffic routes.

The border economic development goal of Long An by 2030 is becoming a dynamic economic region, exploiting the potential to develop into a high-tech agricultural production area as well as making the border gate economic zone an economic nucleus in promoting the socio-economic development of Long An and Mekong Delta region through promoting industrial production, trade and cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia.


General Director of Ba Huan Company shared her business perspective on promoting the development of border trade infrastructure

Participating in the workshop, delegates focused on solutions to develop border trade infrastructure. In particular, the current state picture of the border infrastructure of the province, the list of border trade infrastructure that needs to be called for investment, the current status of cross-border import and export activities of Long An - the role of commercial infrastructure in import and export activities were mainly focused on.

Other issues such as the status and orientation of investment attraction, border infrastructure development in Kien Tuong and Duc Hue; status and operation, investment attraction at Binh Hiep International Border Gate; businesses perspective on promoting the development of border trade infrastructure, etc were also focused and discussed by delegates, contributing to promoting the development of border trade infrastructure in Long An in particular and Vietnam in general./.

Source: https://news.baolongan.vn/

10/11/2022 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Industry and Trade Fair in the Mekong Delta - Long An in 2022 will be held from December 2 to 8 at Tan An City ParkIndustry and Trade Fair in the Mekong Delta - Long An in 2022 will be held from December 2 to 8 at Tan An City Park
On November 15, Director of Long An Department of Industry and Trade - Nguyen Tuan Thanh, Head of the Organizing Committee, chaired a meeting with the Organizing Committee of the Mekong Delta - Long An Industry and Trade Fair in 2022. Chairman of the Committee Provincial Committee of Vietnam Fatherland Front - Truong Van No attended.

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Organizing Committee meeting to prepare for the fair

The fair is an activity in the national trade promotion program of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, held at Tan An City Park from December 2 to 8, 2022. The meeting aims to comment on the content and work of coordination and support to organize the Industry and Trade Fair in the Mekong Delta - Long An in 2022.

The organizers of the fair are the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the People's Committee of Long An province. The organizers are the Department of Trade Promotion and the Department of Industry and Trade of Long An. The implementation unit is the Center for Industrial Promotion and Trade Promotion, International Advertising and Trade Promotion Joint Stock Company.

Up to this point, the fair has attracted 21 southern and central provinces and cities to participate. The Organizing Committee continued to invite some other provinces and cities. It is expected that the fair will have 30 participating provinces and cities with nearly 500 booths displaying and promoting typical products of regions, regions and localities.

Director of Long An Department of Industry and Trade - Nguyen Tuan Thanh said that the fair is a national trade promotion event in 2022. This is an opportunity for businesses in the region to exchange, connect and seek opportunities for promotion. promote trade in order to link investment, production, business and trade development between localities and domestic enterprises, especially provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta region.

This is also an opportunity for Long An as well as many other localities to promote the image, potential, strengths, and typical products and goods to visitors and shoppers at the fair. Thereby, promoting the development of the domestic market; effectively implement the campaign "Vietnamese people give priority to using Vietnamese goods".

The Department of Industry and Trade proposes that the winning bidder to organize the fair is the International Advertising and Trade Promotion Joint Stock Company, focusing on stages such as organization, booth space, security, order, and environmental sanitation school, ... for the fair to take place thoughtfully.

Reported by Mai Huong

Translated by NT

15/11/2022 3:00 CHĐã ban hành
Summarizing 25 years of construction and development of industrial parksSummarizing 25 years of construction and development of industrial parks
On the morning of November 22, 2022, the Economic Zone Management Board of Long An province held a ceremony "Summarizing 25 years of construction and development of industrial zones in Long An province".

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.

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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.

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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.

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 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;

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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.

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Collectives receive certificates of merit from the Provincial People's Committee.

Reported by Binh An

Translated by NT

23/11/2022 5:00 CHĐã ban hành
Positive signals for rice exports in 2023Positive signals for rice exports in 2023
Vietnam exported nearly 7.2 million tonnes of rice worth 3.49 billion USD last year, including many shipments navigating demanding markets such as Japan and the European Union (EU).

Vietnam exported nearly 7.2 million tonnes of rice worth 3.49 billion USD last year. (Photo: VNA)

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan said the sales signaled that Vietnamese rice has gained better quality, from choosing varieties for cultivation and standardisation to meet requirements of each market.

Aware of the need to build long-term business strategies, major rice exporters such as Trung An Hi-tech Farming JSC and Loc Troi Group have teamed up with farmers and cooperatives in material zones to generate stable and quality rice supply.


Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Food Association Do Ha Nam said thanks to jasmine and high-quality rice, Vietnam won a number of markets and recorded fast growth in demanding markets such as the US and the EU.

Many firms already received orders until April or even the third quarter of this year.

The VFA forecast that domestic rice exporters have a distinct advantage this year thanks to high rice prices and huge demand from China, the Philippines and Africa.

The Philippines, the biggest importer of Vietnamese rice, has decided to maintain import tax of 35% this year.

Meanwhile, the second Vietnamese rice importer  - China - will lift its zero-COVID policy and reopen its borders with Vietnam, Nam said./.

Source: VNA

16/01/2023 9:00 SAĐã ban hành
Cambodian delegation visits and gives Long An Lunar New Year greetingsCambodian delegation visits and gives Long An Lunar New Year greetings
On January 13, the Cambodian delegation led by Deputy Governor of administrative committee, Head of Svay Rieng delegation - Hem Piset; Deputy Governor of administrative committee, Head of Prey Veng delegation - Hy Thouk visited and gave Long An Lunar New Year 2023 greetings.


Delegates attending the meeting

Welcoming the delegation were Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial National Assembly delegation - Nguyen Thanh Hai; Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut; Vice Chairman of Science, Technology and Environment Committee of the National Assembly (Member of the National Assembly of Long An) - Nguyen Tuan Anh; Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee - Truong Van No; former provincial leaders; leaders of provincial departments and branches.


Deputy Governor of Administrative Committee, Head of the Svay Rieng Delegation - Hem Piset (right cover) gives New Year present to Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Thanh Hai

Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut emphasized that in 2022, although Long An province suffered a lot from Covid-19 pandemic, with solidarity, determination, efforts to strive, overcome difficulties, the province achieved many encouraging results. The economic growth rate is at 8.46%, the total state budget revenue is nearly 22 trillion VND; social security is guaranteed, national defense and security are maintained, foreign relations are strengthened and expanded, and the border line of peace, friendship, cooperation and development is built and maintained.


Deputy Governor of Administrative Committee, Head of the Svay Rieng delegation - Hem Piset (R) gives New Year present to Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut

Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee said that these results includes the contribution from the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between Long An and the two neighboring provinces of Svay Rieng, Prey Veng, Kingdom of Cambodia.

In the past year, all levels and branches of Long An and the two provinces of Svay Rieng and Prey Veng have made great efforts to deepen the traditional friendship and cooperation relationship in many fields, contributing socio-economic development of each province. In particular, in 2022, "The Year of Friendship between Vietnam - Cambodia", the two countries have had many practical and meaningful activities to celebrate the 55th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations (June 24,1967 - June 24, 2022).


Representative of Prey Veng gives New Year greetings to Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Thanh Hai (R)

Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut wished the delegates a healthy, happy and successful New Year. He also wished Vietnam and Cambodia to always live in peace, happinessand prosperity; the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the people of Vietnam - Cambodia in general and the people of the 3 provinces of Long An - Svay Rieng - Prey Veng in particular to be more and more sustainable.


Deputy Governor of the Administrative Committee, Head of the Prey Veng Delegation - Hy Thouk (L) gives New Year greeting to Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut

Head of delegation of the two provinces Svay Rieng and Prey Veng congratulated Long An on socio-economic achievements despite being affected by the Covid-19 epidemic. On the occasion of the Vietnamese traditional New Year, leaders of the two provinces Svay Rieng and Prey Veng wished Long An a happy and peaceful New Year and the three provinces' friendship to be more united and cooperative./.

Source: https://news.baolongan.vn/

15/01/2023 9:00 SAĐã ban hành
Retail market predicted to bustle in 2023Retail market predicted to bustle in 2023
Although 2023 is forecast to see many difficulties, experts expect this is a recovery year of the retail sector after COVID-19 pandemic as there are many signs showing the return of investors and higher demands.

Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), the scale of the Vietnamese retail market is 142 billion USD, which is expected to reach 350 billion USD in 2025, with contributions of 59% to total GDP.

Last year, the total revenue from retail sales of goods and services rose 21%, exceeding the target of 8%.

A survey by Vietnam Report showed that over 53.8% of total retail firms enjoyed similar and higher business results compared to the pre-pandemic level.

Experts held that growth of retail sales is being supported by rise in income and the strong recovery of the tourism sector as well as relevant sectors such as transport and accommodations, as well as the effectiveness of inflation control measures.

Particularly, from now to the Lunar New Year (Tet) Festival, which falls in late January, consumers are predicted to loosen their wallet dramatically.

At the same time, there are signs of vibrant retail activities as many foreign investors have announced their plans to return after COVID-19.


Central Retail aims to raise coverage from 40 localities in Vietnam currently to 55 (Photo: VNA)

Recently, Thailand's Central Retail said that it will pump additional 20 trillion VND (852.87 million USD) into the Vietnamese market in the next five years, pushing its investments in Vietnam in the 2022-2026 period to 65 trillion VND. With this plan, Central Retail will raise their coverage from 40 localities currently to 55.

Meanwhile, Japanese giant retailer Aeon Group plans to build another megamall in Hanoi, raising its total trade centres in Vietnam to 20.

Phung Trung Kien, Founder of Vietnam Holdings Inc., said that retail businesses will see good growth in early 2023, especially those trading consumer goods thanks to the Lunar New Year Festival.

In 2023, four trade centres are scheduled to be launched - Central Premium plaza, Vincom Megamall Grand Park, Sunrise City Central and Emart 2 with total area of over 116,000 sq.m.

Many experts predicted that this year, retailers will expand their selling channels, bringing their products to different trading platforms to optimise online retail channels.

MoIT Deputy Minister Do Thang Hai said that in the time to come, the ministry will coordinate with other ministries and localities to keep a close eye on the developments of the market, ensuring the supply of commodities, especially during Tet. At the same time, it will apply measures to control consumer price index (CPI), he said./.

Source: VNA

27/01/2023 11:00 SAĐã ban hành
Opportunity to promote OCOP products during Long An Province Culture and Tourism Week in 2022Opportunity to promote OCOP products during Long An Province Culture and Tourism Week in 2022
During the "Long An Province Culture and Tourism Week 2022", at the Street Food Festival - Traditional Craft Villages associated with the OCOP Exhibition Fair of Long An Province in 2022, 42 typical OCOP products of the province participated. exhibition space, product introduction. Thereby bringing opportunities for cooperation and association to expand the market, bringing the province's typical products' brands to reach further.

42 OCOP products from 3 stars to 4 stars participated in exhibitions and introduced at "Long An Province Culture and Tourism Week 2022" such as: cordyceps nutritional powder, cordyceps herbal tea; Crispy dried dragon fruit without HG oil; Quang Vinh Melaleuca honey; Moc Hoa wind cajeput oil in Vietnam; This is considered a favorable condition for shops and businesses with OCOP products to introduce and promote to domestic tourists and seek opportunities for cooperation and development.

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OCOP products of the province participated in exhibitions and introduced at "Long An Province Culture and Tourism Week in 2022"

In addition to OCOP products, there are also typical local products at the festival. With the policy of proactively adapting safely and effectively, recovering and developing the economy, especially the policy of reopening tourism activities under new normal conditions, this is an opportunity for the province's tourism industry to develop. Long An has a breakthrough in 2022./.

Reported by TH

Translated by NT

20/09/2022 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Traffic accidents fall during Tet holidayNewTraffic accidents fall during Tet holiday
As many as 152 traffic accidents occurred in the country during the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, from January 20 to January 26, a year-on-year decrease of 12 cases, according to the Ministry of Transport.


Police check a driver's papers on Highway No 1 in Chau Thanh district, Tien Giang province.(Photo: VNA)

The traffic accidents killed 89 people, down three from last year's holiday, and injured 111 others, up by eight.

The majority were road accidents, while there are four railway and one waterway accidents.

Road traffic police nationwide punished 21,967 violators with fines totalling 50.4 billion VND (2.1 million USD).

They temporarily confiscated 639 automobiles and more than 9,910 motorbikes and withdrew approximately 4,950 driving licences of different kinds.

Of all the violators, more than 7,726 people were fined for high blood alcohol content, an increase of more than 6,600 people compared with the last Tet holiday.

On waterways, police punished one person with an administrative fine of 1 million VND (42 USD).

Railway police fined four violators 8 million VND (340 USD)./.

Source: VNA

30/01/2023 9:00 SAChờ ban hành
Long An – bright spot in investment attraction in industrial developmentLong An – bright spot in investment attraction in industrial development
With appropriate strategies, open policies, promoted administrative reform, and upgraded transport infrastructure, Long An province is considered a bright spot in attracting investment in industrial development in the Southern Key Economic Zone and the Mekong Delta region.

Long An international port (Photo: nhandan.vn)

Currently, Long An ranks third in the country in terms of industrial park scale; 13th in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), and third in the Southern Key Economic Zone and first in the Mekong Delta region in attracting domestic investment.

According to Director of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment Huynh Van Son, the province has planned 41 industrial parks and nearly 80 industrial clusters, of which 18 parks and 23 clusters are already operating with over 1,560 businesses and 1,760 projects. Of the total, there are 849 foreign-invested ones with capital totaling 5.6 billion USD, and 913 domestic ones worth nearly 113.59 trillion VND (4.8 billion USD).

Head of Long An's management board of economic zones Nguyen Thanh Thanh said that this year, enterprises in industrial parks have contributed over 5.6 trillion VND to the State budget.

To attract more foreign investors, Long An has set up the KOCHAM (Korean Chamber of Commerce) Club in the province, held a trade and investment promotion workshop with Korean companies, and dialogues with Japanese firms, received delegations of foreign enterprises, and sent delegations to promote investment in the Republic of Korea, Japan and Australia.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Nguyen Minh Lam said that the province will stand side by side with businesses to help them promptly deal with difficulties, step up administrative reform and digital transformation to better serve enterprises and individuals, and focus on training high-quality human resources.

Long An will continue promoting its potential and advantages of industrial zones, seaports and border gates to gain rapid and sustainable development, he added./.

Source: VNA

13/12/2022 2:00 CHĐã ban hành
Accelerating process of international economic integration in current situationAccelerating process of international economic integration in current situation
Long An's goal is to become an industrially developed province and an important production center of the southern region. To achieve this goal, beside the support from the Central Government, ministries, branches, the province also focuses on promoting internal resources in the process of international economic integration in order to effectively exploit potentials, strengths, promote Socio-economic development.

Thoroughly grasping guidelines and policies on international economic integration

Over the past time, the province has strengthened ideological education, thoroughly grasped the guidelines and policies of the Party and State on international economic integration in the new situation. Simultaneously, the province implemented Program No. 15, dated May 17, 2017 of the Provincial Party Committee on implementing Resolution No. 06 of the Party Central Committee (term XII) on the implementation of the international integration process, maintaining socio-political stability in the context of our country joining the new generation of free trade agreements. At the same time, the province continues to implement the resolutions of the Politburo; Action plan of the Government and Provincial Party Committee on a number of major undertakings and policies for rapid and sustainable economic development when Vietnam is a member of the World Trade Organization.


Thanks to promoting internal resources in the process of international economic integration, Long An attracts investment well, promoting socio-economic development.

In addition, the development and improvement of mechanisms, policies, legal documents and improvement of law enforcement capacity are also concerned through the development and issuance of documents in the province. Accordingly, since the beginning of 2022, the Provincial People's Council and Provincial People's Committee have issued many legal documents regulating a number of local implementation mechanisms and policies. The promulgated documents comply with the process, ensure the quality, feasibility, and in accordance with the current legal regulations. In particular, many documents and plans have been issued and deployed to concretize assigned tasks according to the guidelines and policies of the Party, National Assembly, Government, Ministry of Justice, as a basis for agencies, units and localities to organize and implement the implementation in accordance with their respective management areas.

Integration for development

In 2022, the province continues to effectively implement Resolution No. 02 dated January 10, 2022 of the Government on continuing to improve the business environment and enhance national competitiveness in 2022 and many other resolutions, plans and programs of the central and provincial governments. At the same time, the province urgently prepares a provincial plan for the period of 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050; focus on building transport infrastructure in the province in order to create favorable conditions for traveling and trading goods with neighboring localities, contributing to economic development, import and export of goods of the province.

In addition, Long An also develops and promulgates legal documents under the province's authority, ensuring uniformity and stability, in line with international commitments, associated with accelerating administrative procedure reform; actively implement solutions to quickly improve the investment, business environment and enhance the province's competitiveness; create favorable conditions to attract foreign investment. In addition, the province has also improved the quality of forecasting and assessment of the socio-economic situation, national defense - security and foreign affairs to serve the formulation of economic development goals, orientations, solutions and policies on socio-economic development of the province in line with the integration process of the country.


Digital transformation has been promoted by the province, initially achieving positive results. Long An has built a shared database and the Open Portal of the province (ttps://data.longan.gov.vn); establishing a Working Group and implementing the Project on Developing the application of population data, identification and electronic authentication for the national digital transformation period 2022-2025, with a vision to 2030. The province also put into operation the "Long An Digital" application, the system of receiving and processing complaints and petitions (Switchboard 1022) - an interaction channel between the government and the people, helping people to be more convenient in access to information, use digital platforms (online payments, access to e-commerce, purchase goods online, use health and education services, etc.) and direct agencies, units propagates and encourages cadres, civil servants, public employees and people to install and use.

The province's online public service portal currently provides 100% level 2 online public services; 165 level 3 online public services and 1,525 level 4 online public services, ensuring the maintenance of providing 100% of eligible  level 4 online public services; connected to the national online payment platform - Paygov (connected to payment intermediaries: ViettelPay, VNPTPay, Ngan Luong, Payoo).

In 2022, the province will actively coordinate with central ministries and branches to submit to the Prime Minister for approval the policy of investment in 4 more industrial parks in the province, including: Tandoland Industrial Park (250 hectares), Prodezi Industrial Park (400 hectares), Tan Tap Industrial Park (654 hectares), Loc Giang Industrial Park (466 hectares). Investment attraction continued to receive attention, achieving some positive results. Up to now, the province has 18 industrial zones in operation, attracting 1,762 investment projects. As for industrial clusters, the province has 23 operating industrial clusters, attracting 688 projects. Up to now, the province has 15,226 businesses registered to operate with a total registered capital of 362,731 billion VND. As for domestic investment attraction, the province currently has 2,175 projects with a registered capital of 221,898 billion VND. For foreign investment, there are 1,158 projects with a total capital of over 10 billion USD. In particular, in 2022, provincial leaders carried out many investment promotion programs in Korea, Japan, Australia and in the country. Thanks to that, many business delegations came to work and learn about investment opportunities in Long An. The province continues to implement solutions to promote infrastructure investment in industrial parks and industrial clusters to create more land fund.

In particular, the province continues to implement the project of restructuring industry and trade sector to serve the industrialization, modernization and sustainable development in the period 2020, with a vision to 2030; restructuring industries in industrial parks and industrial zones in order to promote industrial restructuring, develop in-depth, promote the development of industries and industrial products with high export value in associated with the development of industrial services, action plan to implement the National Action Program on sustainable production and consumption in the period of 2021 - 2030. As a result, export and import activities in the province have prospered. Export turnover of commodities is estimated at 6.7 billion USD (reaching 104.69% of the plan), an increase of 8.94% over the same period; import turnover is estimated at 5.1 billion USD (reaching 102% of the plan), an increase of 1.59% over the same period, with the participation of over 900 import and export enterprises of the province, exporting to more than 110 countries countries and territories around the world. Exports are diversified and gradually shifted from agricultural products to processed and manufactured industrial products. Export turnover of light industrial products - handicrafts accounted for about 83%, agricultural, forestry and fishery products accounted for 17%.

In order to speed up the process of international economic integration, the province has strengthened the implementation and exploitation of free trade agreements; at the same time, continued to widely propagate and raise awareness of international integration in all fields; strengthened dialogue between production and business enterprises in the province, ensuring that Vietnam's international integration commitments really come to life, bringing practical benefits to businesses and people. The province continues to implement solutions to improve competitiveness; administrative reform; investment environment while ensuring that it does not affect existing businesses as well as new investors in order to maximize investment resources for socio-economic development in accordance with the socio-economic development master plan of the province in the period 2021 - 2030, with a vision to 2050, regional and inter-regional plans; attracting economic sectors to participate in the formation and development of value chains, building brands for key products, improving the competitiveness of products and enterprises./.

Source: https://news.baolongan.vn/

30/12/2022 11:00 SAĐã ban hành
Inauguration of Huafu Vietnam Factory in Long AnInauguration of Huafu Vietnam Factory in Long An
On December 15th, Huafu (Vietnam) Industrial Co., Ltd held the ceremony for inaugurating Factory and signing the project named Chiet Thuong Eco-fashion Industrial Zone in Long Dinh commune, Can Duoc district, Long An province. The Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Council - Pham Van Ranh, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee - Tran Van Can attended the ceremony.

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Mr. Pham Van Rach affirmed that Long An will always create all favorable conditions for the enterprises and invertors to operate in the province

Huafu is one of large-scale economic groups specialized in textile industry and the supplier of high quality yarn to the textile industry in more than 60 countries and territories.

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Delegate cut the factory inauguration ribbon

In 2013, Huafu (Vietnam) Industrial Co., Ltd was established with the total investment capital of 300 million USD. This is considered one of the largest foreign invested factories in the province. At present, the factory has completed the construction and put into production. In 2018, total revenue of the factory reached 150 million USD and has created jobs for more than 3,200 local laborers.

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Signing Ceremony of Chiet Thuong Eco-fashion Industrial Zone Project

The Signing Ceremony of Chiet Thuong Eco-fashion Industrial Zone Project was also held at the ceremony. The total investment capital of the project is estimated at 24.2 billion Yuan (equivalent to 3.4 billion USD).

On behalf of the provincial leaders, the Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council- Pham Van Ranh congratulated the company's success and hoped that s new projects of Huafu will be soon put into operation and promoted the effectiveness and made more practical contributions to the development of the province. Mr. Pham Van Ranh affirmed that Long An is always willing to accompany and create all favorable conditions for enterprises and investors to successfully implement the works and projects in the province.

Reported by An Thuan

Translated by Lan Vy

06/01/2019 4:00 CHĐã ban hành
Mobilize resources to build a synchronous transport infrastructure systemMobilize resources to build a synchronous transport infrastructure system
In the period of 2020-2025, the estimated total capital needs to implement and implement key and breakthrough transport projects is about 29,928 billion VND with a capital structure of 61.2 percent from the state budget, equivalent to 18,308 billion VND and 38.8 percent mobilized capital from economic sectors equivalent to 11,620 billion VND.

Step by step synchronize the traffic system

Long An has a favorable geographical location, located in the southern key economic region, the gateway from Ho Chi Minh City and the Southeast within walking distance of the Mekong Delta provinces and vice versa, with borders, border gates, River ports to the sea, especially adjacent to Ho Chi Minh City - the major economic center of the country, have many favorable conditions to promote industrial development. From these potentialities and advantages, the Xth Provincial Party Committee's Congress clearly determines the importance of traffic and takes advantage of resources for investment and improvement. In the 2015-2020 term, the province has implemented 3 key projects and 14 projects under the transport breakthrough program.

Out of 14 projects in the breakthrough program with a total investment of nearly VND 5,900 billion, currently 9 projects have been completed, put into use and brought into full play; 2 projects are to be completed and 3 works will be completed after 2020. In addition, during the term, the Department of Transport (MOT) also implemented 7 more urgent works assigned by the Provincial People's Committee, including 5 projects have been completed and 2 works are in progress, ready to be completed and put into use.

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The traffic works, when completed, will contribute to promoting the province's socio-economic development

With the goal of mobilizing and efficiently using resources from all economic sectors together with the State budget to invest in the construction of transport infrastructure, over the past time, the province has directed to focus on mobilizing all resources to improve and upgrade roads in the province, creating a driving force for socio-economic development, especially in attracting investment, developing industry, commerce, services and urban development. Information from the Department of Transport, up to now, the transport network in the province is gradually built up, synchronously, basically meeting the needs of transporting, trading goods as well as traveling of people in the present time and contributing to the successful implementation of the goals of accelerating industrialization, modernization and attracting investment.

Continue to implement 8 breakthrough traffic works in the period 2020-2025

According to Deputy Director of the Department of Transport - Nguyen Hoai Trung, following the success of the previous term, implementing a breakthrough program Mobilizing all resources to build a synchronous transport infrastructure system for industrial and urban development. The key economic region of the Resolution of the 11th Provincial Party Congress, for the term 2020-2025, the Transport sector has proposed a list of 8 breakthrough projects and 3 key projects in the period 2020-2025. All projects in the breakthrough program and selected key projects are located in Tan An city and key districts: Ben Luc, Duc Hoa, Can Duoc, Can Giuoc are planned synchronously to industrial zones and clusters and urban development.

Accordingly, 8 works in the traffic breakthrough program in the period 2020-2025 include: Luong Hoa - Binh Chanh Road, 6.2 kilometers in length, urban road scale, 60 meters wide roadbed with the starting point of Vam Co Dong river, the last point is the boundary of Ho Chi Minh City, 100 percent of investment capital is mobilized from enterprises; Huu Thanh - Tan Buu road with a length of 12.8 kilometers, the beginning point intersects with the road connecting Provincial Road 830 to Hai Son - Tan Do, the end point is Tan Buu bridge with 6-lane urban road scale gender + 4 mixed lanes, roadbed 102 meters wide, capital investment is mobilized from enterprises; Provincial Road 826E, section from Provincial Road 826C intersection to Can Giuoc bridge, 1.6 kilometers in length with 6-lane urban road, 40 meters wide roadbed; Road connecting the road to Rach Doi bridge to Provincial Road 826E with a length of about 2 kilometers, scale of foundation 40 meters wide; Duc Hoa dynamic axis, approximately 22 kilometers in length, size of 4-lane urban road, 33 meters wide road base; upgrade and expand Provincial Road 824 from My Hanh intersection to Kenh Ranh bridge, nearly 2.2 kilometers in length, 25m wide road base, widen parallel road 5m x 2 sides, road surface 15 meters wide, 4 lanes; Tan Tap - Long Hau road, section from Ring Road 4 to Provincial Road 830, 4.6 kilometers in length with the scale of plain grade 3 road and finally the intersection of Hung Vuong road - Highway 62, Tan An city. At the same time, during the term, the transport sector also undertook the implementation of 3 key projects of the Congress, including completing the Ring Road of Tan An City; Provincial Road 830E, from the expressway intersection to Provincial Road 830 and Provincial Road 827E, from Ho Chi Minh City to Vam Co Dong River.

Deputy Director of the Department of Transport - Nguyen Hoai Trung said: "In the period 2020-2025, it is estimated that the total capital needs to deploy and implement key transport projects, breakthrough about 29,928 billion VND with capital structure 61, 2 percent from the state budget, equivalent to 18,308 billion VND and 38.8 percent mobilized capital from different economic sectors, equivalent to 11,620 billion VND ".

Focus on good management of traffic projects

Information from the Department of Transport, in the period 2020-2025, the Transport sector will endeavor to well perform the tasks determined by the XIth Provincial Party Congress in the field of transportation, meeting the requirements of industrialization, modernize the home province. In particular, focusing on management and implementation of projects under the traffic breakthrough program and 3 key projects; advise the Provincial People's Committee to prioritize investment in projects serving socio-economic development of key economic regions of the province, investment in the construction of drainage systems for some main routes to ensure traffic safety, reduce flooding, and ensure protect traffic infrastructure and prolong operation work.

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Deputy Director of the Department of Transport - Nguyen Hoai Trung said that the total capital needs to deploy and implement key transport projects, breakthrough in the period 2020-2025 is estimated at about 29,928 billion VND

Deputy Director of the Department of Transport - Nguyen Hoai Trung said that the breakthrough program in traffic in the previous term has affirmed the practical efficiency when gradually forming a modern and synchronous traffic system to meet the practical requirements. socio-economic development, especially in attracting investment. Along with that, this term, the breakthrough projects in the transport field and 3 key projects promise to "untie" the traffic, bringing a new, more synchronous, modern and coherent face. High connection between districts of key economic regions with Long An International Port and Ho Chi Minh City. At the same time, the Department is also studying to advise the Provincial People's Committee to deploy 7 traffic projects connecting with Ho Chi Minh City, with a total capital estimated at 24,000 billion VND.

"Once no longer bound by traffic barriers, Long An province will surely take steps to exploit its potentials and advantages in economic development, creating a premise for the province to maintain its goals. The leading province in the Mekong Delta region "- Deputy Director of the Department of Transport - Nguyen Hoai Trung affirmed.

In addition, in addition to traffic projects under the breakthrough program and 3 key projects in the period 2020-2025, with a further vision, the Department of Transport coordinates sectors, localities and neighboring provinces to continue the Government and the Ministry of Transport should soon pay attention to investing in regional transport axes such as the N1 axis; upgrade and expand the N2 axis; Highway 50; coastal driving force connecting the western coastal provinces and Ho Chi Minh City; continue to plan the coastal expressway, ... to complete the transport system of the province as well as of the western provinces connecting to Ho Chi Minh City, creating a driving force for development.

Reported by Kien Dinh

Translated by NT

13/01/2021 9:00 SAĐã ban hành
Electronic firms continue to shift investment to VietnamElectronic firms continue to shift investment to Vietnam
In continuation of moving their production hubs, this year many of the giants in the world of technology and electronics have announced business expansion plans in Vietnam.

Electronic firms continue to shift investment to Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

Recently, Apple revealed that it will move its MacBook production chain to Vietnam in 2023. It has asked Foxconn, its biggest supplier, to launch a MacBook production chain in Vietnam from May this year, while making plans to produce Mac Pro in Vietnam.

In 2025, about 20% of the total number of iPads and Apple Watches will be produced in Vietnam, along with 5% of the MacBook and 65% of  the AirPods. Currently, 25 out of the 190 partners of Apple are running their factories in Vietnam.

Foxconn, after investing 1.5 billion USD in Vietnam, plans to invest additional 300 million USD in Fukang factory in Quang Chau industrial park in Bac Giang province.

Another Apple's supplier, Goertek has announced its additional 300 million USD investment in Bac Giang. Meanwhile, Lxshare, which will assemble iPhone 15 Pro Max, is running six factories in Vietnam with a total of 40,000 labourers.

At the same time, computer producer Dell is striving to make sure all of its chips are produced outside China.

Electronics firm Pegatron is also building a factory worth about 481 million USD in Hai Phong, while moving its R&D centre from China to Vietnam at a suitable time.

Many other big companies such as OPPO, HP and Brose are also considering the relocation of production plants to Vietnam, while others, including Xiaomi, Bosch, Panasonic, Amkor, Sharp and Compal, also plan to expand its business presence in the country.

Particularly, Korean firm Samsung, after pouring 18 billion USD and launching Southeast Asia's largest R&D centre in Vietnam, also plans to raise its investment in Vietnam to 20 billion USD in the coming time.

Another Korean electronics company, LG, is also making plans to inject additional 4 billion USD in Vietnam.

Dr. Ho Quoc Tuan, a lecturer at Bristol University, commented that Vietnam is benefiting from the diversification of production locations of international businesses.

Experts attributed the phenomenon to Vietnam's advantages such as low-cost workforce, and the country's engagement in 15 free trade agreements covering more than 50 countries, as well as Vietnam's political stability./.

Source: VNA

16/01/2023 9:00 SAĐã ban hành
Happy signs in exportsHappy signs in exports
In the first 3 months of 2021, the amount of exported goods of enterprises in Long An province increased by over 10 percent. This shows positive signs in the complicated context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Leaders of the Government, the province visited Long An Port, they witnessed the cargo ship loading and unloading steel of TVP Steel Joint Stock Company on board for export. Photo: Mai Huong

Standing firmly in difficult period due to the pandemic 

If the first months of 2020, the textile and garment industry faces many difficulties due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, the early months of 2021 will have many positive signs. In the first 3 months of 2021, the total export turnover of textile and garment enterprises in Long An reached about 672 million USD. Some textile and garment enterprises said that textile and garment orders were relatively plentiful while many industrial products were worried about the lack of orders due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic. One of the factors to achieve this result is thanks to enterprises overcoming difficulties and finding suitable directions. Huafu Vietnam One Member Limited Liability Company (Thuan Dao Industrial Park, Can Duoc district) is one of the companies with a good position in the domestic and global supply chain after difficulties due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

Huafu Vietnam One Member Limited Liability Company was established in 2013, with a total investment capital of up to 300 million USD, total output of 280,000 rolls of fiber; including textile factory, dyeing workshop, cotton net workshop, dyeing workshop, vortex workshop and twisted fiber, and so on with warehouse support works, wastewater treatment system. The factory is equipped with a modern production line system to meet the requirements of highly efficient production, save energy and protect the environment. In particular, the factory is also applying automation and information systems, contributing to improving product quality, reducing the labor intensity of employees, saving human resources, and competitive prices. This is a key factor that helps businesses stand firm in the difficult period due to the impact of the epidemic.

General Director of Huafu Vietnam Co., Ltd - Zhu Cui Yun said that, after a period of investment and production, up to now, Huafu has quickly affirmed its brand position in the Vietnamese market in particular, Southeast Asia in general. The company currently provides a variety of fiber products with a variety of colors, bringing its brand name increasingly closer to customers, to meet the fashion needs of customers around the world. In 2020, the company provides 35,705 tons of products to the market, including domestic and export. In 2021, the company plans to provide about 25,000 tons of products for export. In the past 3 months, the company has supplied more than 7,000 tons to Southeast Asia, Europe and America markets.

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The textile and garment sector has a large export turnover in the first quarter of 2021

Along with the recovery of export growth in the textile and garment industry, in the first 3 months of 2021, the enterprises' iron and steel, mechanical products and so on in the export province increased by 12 percent over the same period in 2020, reaching a turnover of over 280 million dollars. TVP Steel Joint Stock Company (Ben Luc district) is one of the enterprises with large steel export volume. In the first 3 months of 2021, the steel export volume of this company reached 100,000 tons, the market included Thailand and some European countries. According to Director of TVP Steel Joint Stock Company - Ninh Thi Bich Thuy, to be able to export well, over time, the company regularly invests in new technology, receiving the world's most advanced technology in the steel industry. This job serves production, improves quality, is able to compete with products from Taiwan, Japan, Switzerland and so on as well as welcomes and takes advantage of opportunities when Vietnam joins EVFTA.

If in 2020, TVP Steel Joint Stock Company exports about 300,000 tons, the company is confident that it will export over 400,000 tons in 2021. About this issue, Ms. Ninh Thi Bich Thuy said that the iron and steel industry in Vietnam in recent years always takes the lead in manufacturing and exporting to Southeast Asian countries. For TVP, the company invests deeply in new technology, perfecting the production process to create products with competitive quality, fully confident in maintaining and developing market share.

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Many happy signals

Information from the Department of Industry and Trade, the province's export turnover in the first 3 months of 2021 has many happy signs. Accordingly, the total export turnover reached about 1.53 billion USD, up 10.2 percent over the same period in 2020 (up 5.3 percent in the same period). In which, the export items had high value. For example, textile reached 672 million USD; battery, iron and steel, mechanical reached 280 million USD; footwear reached 260 million USD; rice reached 73 million USD; cashew nuts reached 17 million USD; seafood reached 56 million USD; etc. At the same time, import turnover reached about 1.15 billion USD, up over 23 percent over the same period in 2020. Major export markets such as Taiwan, the US, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, and so on and still growing over 15 percent over the same period in 2020.

JiaHsin Co., Ltd (Cau Tram Industrial Park, Can Duoc district) specializes in the production of beach-going sandals, which are exported to many markets around the world through the brands such as Adidas, Puma, etc. According to the company's representative, although it will be heavily affected by the Covid-19 epidemic in 2020, but all officers, workers and employees of the company have made great efforts to overcome difficulties, and exported nearly 23 million products. At this time, although the difficulties affected by the epidemic still exist, thanks to the authorities for good disease control and innovation efforts, step by step take advantage of the advantages when Vietnam has signed the agreements trade, footwear industry in general and the company in particular gradually recovered, stabilize production and increase export volume. In the first 2 months of 2021, the company exported nearly 8.7 million products, an increase of more than 100,000 products over the same period. The company's goal in 2021 is to export 25 million products.

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According to information from the Vietnam Leather and Footwear Association, in the context of the Covid-19 epidemic, Vietnamese leather and footwear enterprises have made many positive changes in their business. Previously, the following designs were designed by foreign experts who came to Vietnam to model products, but due to epidemics, brands were forced to let Vietnamese enterprises take the initiative in products and design. As a result, most supply chains and brands believe in the capabilities of Vietnamese enterprises. Experts say that this is a good sign, it shows that Vietnam is penetrating more deeply into the supply chain of the leather and footwear industry instead of only processing according to the samples of previous brands. In addition, the signed and effective free trade agreements such as CPTPP, EVFTA, and do on will be a big driver for the growth of footwear and handbag enterprises in the coming time.

According to Long An Customs Department, from the beginning of 2021 to March 15, the number of enterprises coming to carry out import and export (import-export) procedures at units directly under the Customs Department increased by 4.2 percent with 100,938 declarations, an increase of 2.7 percent over the same period in 2020. Import-export turnover under commercial contracts in the period reached 3.66 billion USD, up 20 percent over the same period in 2020. In particular, tax-inclusive turnover in the period reached USD 0.42 billion (accounting for 11.6 percent of the total turnover), an increase of 92 percent compared to the same period in 2020. Thereby, as of March 15, the total budget revenue of the whole Department reached over VND 1,072 billion. , reaching 31 percent compared with the target set by the Ministry of Finance, reaching 29.1 percent of the target assigned by the General Department of Customs, up 98 percent over the same period in 2020.

Since the beginning of 2021, Long An Customs Department has activated and deployed anti-epidemic measures of Covid-19 at the highest level with the solutions of implementing the "dual goals" of the Government. According to the director of Long An Customs Department - Nguyen Ngoc Huan, the sector is focusing a lot on the reform of administrative procedures, modernization of customs associated with improving management efficiency in public service, receiving and solving difficulties, problems, reflections of enterprises; Priority is given to fast and compact procedures to reduce time and costs for businesses. At the same time, the Department of Customs organized exchanges with enterprises with large import-export turnover and large budget revenues in order to grasp specific information and offer the most effective support solutions for businesses. Thereby, creating conditions for import and export activities of enterprises, economic development, increasing budget revenues./.

Source: https://news.baolongan.vn/

06/04/2021 7:00 SAĐã ban hành
Standing Deputy Prime Minister - Truong Hoa Binh attends inauguration ceremony of Long An International PortStanding Deputy Prime Minister - Truong Hoa Binh attends inauguration ceremony of Long An International Port
On September 26, at Tan Tap commune, Can Giuoc district, Long An province, Dong Tam Group held the inauguration of phase 1 and started construction of phase 2 of Long An International Port.

Former State President - Truong Tan Sang; Member of the Politburo, Standing Deputy Prime Minister - Truong Hoa Binh and leaders of ministries, central agencies, leaders of Long An province and domestic and international enterprises attended the event.

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Delegates cut the ribbon to inaugurate phase 1 and start phase 2 of Long An International Port

Chairman of the Long An People's Committee - Tran Van Can said that Long An International Port is considered to have a strategic position that has brought practical values to Long An in the process of attracting investment, contributing to socio-economic development of Long An, it was worthy of being a province located in the southern key economic region with a total investment of 10,000 billion VND. Long An International Seaport located at the mouth of Soai Rap river, has received ships from 30,000 DWT to 50,000 DWT to load down, it will receive ships of 70,000 DWT to 100,000 DWT in the future.

From 1997 up to now, Long An province has attracted investment in the area and is now the common house of nearly 12,000 operating businesses, with a total registered capital of nearly 315,000 billion VND; There are nearly 2,000 domestic investment projects licensed with registered capital of over 230,000 billion VND. Long An attracted 1,059 FDI projects, total capital 6,496 million USD. The planning for developing the industrial zones and clusters in the province is reasonably distributed.

Long An has 32 industrial zones that were added by the Prime Minister to the planning for developing the industrial zones in Vietnam with a total area of nearly 12,000 hectares; in which, the occupancy rate of industrial parks in operation reached nearly 87 percent.

The approved planning for development of industrial clusters in the province has 62 industrial clusters with a total area of 3,106 hectares; of which, there are 21 industrial clusters with an area of 1,080 hectares put into operation, occupancy rate is nearly 90 percent.

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Delegates perform the groundbreaking ceremony of Long An International Port Urban Area

With the advantages of geographical location, land and labor, along with the guidelines and guidance of the provincial leaders, the local government must accompany enterprises, the investment environment of Long An province is always open, attractive, which is a bright spot to attract investment in the region as well as the whole nation. Especially, Long An attracted enterprises operating in the field of industrial zone infrastructure development and investors operating in industrial parks and clusters.

From the above factors, Long An is always a locality in the Mekong River Delta region with a relatively high economic growth rate compared to the national average, the 2016-2020 average is estimated  to reach 9.62 percent. The economic structure continues to shift strongly towards industrialization and modernization, in accordance with the general orientation of the province (industry - service - agriculture). Its per capita income in 2019 reached 72.67 million VND (an increase of 7.14 million VND compared to 2018).

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Groundbreaking ceremony of wharf No. 7 - Long An International Port

In addition to maximizing those potentials and advantages, Long An Party Committee and government are always consistent, determining administrative reform, improving business investment environment, enhancing competitiveness, supporting and developing businesses is one of the top important tasks, making a practical contribution to the rapid and sustainable development of the province. Long An has always continuously been ranked in the good group in the ranking of the Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) from 2017 up to now.

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Long An International Port signs a strategic cooperation agreement with ports in the Mekong Delta region

Chairman of the Board of Directors Dong Tam Group - Vo Quoc Thang said that Long An International Port belongs to group 5 in Vietnam's seaport development plan. With the advantage of geography, being located between the East and the South West, it helps to reduce traffic pressure in the central port clusters of Ho Chi Minh City. Long An International Port will create a driving force for the socio-economic development not only for Long An province but also for the Mekong River Delta region. Long An International Port has an area of 147 hectares, water surface length of 2.6 kilometers, is invested and built into three phases with a total capital of nearly 10,000 billion VND including 7 wharves capable of receiving ships up to 70,000 DWT; warehouse system, bonded warehouse system; container yard system and other auxiliary works, etc. Particularly, the warehouse area for storage at the port is more than 400,000 square meters, serving the needs of transporting, storing agricultural, aquatic products, fertilizers, iron and steel and so on in the Mekong River Delta region and is the gateway for import-export enterprises in the Southeast region to gather and distribute goods by road, sea or inland water.

Phase 1 has completed construction of 3 wharves with a length of 630 meters. In the process of both construction and operation, Long An International Port has welcomed nearly 1,000 domestic and foreign ships in and out of the port, reaching nearly 1 million tons of import and export goods through the port. It was the most notably that the port has successfully received and unloaded many 50,000 DWT vessels. In 2020, Long An International Port continues to build wharves No. 4, No. 5, with the goal of putting into operation soon in 2021. Currently, investors are also promoting the completion of legal procedures to continue to build wharves No. 8 and No. 9 to accommodate ships of up to 100,000 DWT; bringing the total continuous length of the wharf system up to 2,368 meters, becoming one of the international ports with the largest port length in Vietnam today. The volume for cargo customs clearance is about 80 million tons per year.

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Delegates visit Long An International Port

On September 26, Long An International Port officially inaugurated the first phase of Long An international port cluster, groundbreaking the urban area, whaves No. 6 & 7 to welcome ships up to 70,000 DWT, cut the ribbon inaugurated the international port system of Long An, signed strategic cooperation with ports in the Mekong Delta region. At the inauguration ceremony of phase 1 of Long An International Port, Dong Tam Joint Stock Company awarded 2 billion VND to Can Giuoc district to build houses for the poor and 3 billion VND to Fund for Long An Study Promotion Association to implement the social security program.

To celebrate the XIth Long An Provincial Party Congress and towards the XIII National Congress of the Party, Long An International Port inaugurated the Flagpole project - Long An International Port with the height of 63 meters that represents 63 provinces in the nation and the flag has an area of 54 square meters representing 54 ethnic groups of united Vietnam./.

Source: http://news.baolongan.vn/

28/09/2020 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Long An – Meeting of infrastructure investors of industrial parks, industrial clusters and enterprises operating well in 2019Long An – Meeting of infrastructure investors of industrial parks, industrial clusters and enterprises operating well in 2019
On January 17th, 2020, the Provincial Party Committee, People’s Council, People’s Committee, and Fatherland Front Committee of Long An province held a meeting with infrastructure investors of industrial parks, industrial clusters and enterprises operating well in 2019.

Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Van Duoc; Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Tran Van Can; Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Pham Tan Hoa and Nguyen Van Ut; Head of the National Assembly Delegation in Long An province, Chairman of the provincial Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee - Truong Van No; leaders of some departments and 70 investors and enterprises attended this event.

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Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee – Nguyen Van Duoc gives souvenir gift to representatives of investors and enterprises operating well in 2019

Currently, the whole province has 11,305 enterprises registering for establishment with a total capital of VND 297,403 billion. In the current conditions, in addition to foreign-invested enterprises and some corporations, the small and medium-sized enterprises are facing many great difficulties and challenges. However, with the support of the provincial leaders in creating a transparent and fair business environment, the enterprises' operations have been effective, contributing to the socio-economic development of the province.

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Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee – Tran Van Can speaks at the meeting

Speaking at the meeting, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee – Tran Van Can affirmed that the province's socio-economic situation in 2019 has achieved positive changes. This is a common victory of solidarity, unanimous efforts, and non-stop striving of the authorities and people in the province, especially with a great contribution of the business community in which the bright spot is typical enterprises in production and business activities with high budget contributions and great contribution to the social community.

On behalf of the leaders of the Provincial Party Committee, People's Council, People's Committee, and Fatherland Front Committee of Long An province, he acknowledged and appreciated the contributions of infrastructure investors, typical enterprises and business community during the past time.

In the spirit of "Accompanying enterprises", the provincial leaders of all levels were committed to creating a favorable environment to support enterprises to develop, including focusing on administrative reform, improving the investment environment so that it would be more open, friendly, and providing specific solutions to remove and completely solve the long-term problems, implementing practical solutions to accelerate the ground clearance to create conditions for investors to deploy infrastructure investment.

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Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee – Tran Van Can gives souvenir gift to the representatives of investors and enterprises operating well in 2019

Thereby, the Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee expressed his wish that enterprises, infrastructure investors, with their enthusiasm, responsibility and good economic skills, would accompany the province in implementing solutions, goals, bringing economic efficiency for enterprises, investors and contributing to the socio-economic development of the province. Entering the new year 2020, each enterprise in particular and Long An in general would have stronger development steps and further achievements.

 

Reported by Kha Tam​

​​Translated by Lan Vy​​​

18/01/2020 11:00 SAĐã ban hành
Speech by Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong at the Ceremony in Honor of the 90th Anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of VietnamSpeech by Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong at the Ceremony in Honor of the 90th Anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of Vietnam
The following is the full text of the speech delivered by Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong at the ceremony held in Hanoi on February 3 to celebrate the 90th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (February 3,1930 - February 3, 2020).

Distinguished participants,

Dear comrades and compatriots,

In the jubilant atmosphere of the whole nation rejoicing at the momentous achievements recorded in 2019 and welcoming the Year of the Rat 2020, today in Hanoi – "A-Thousand-Year Cultured and Heroic" Capital City and "The City for Peace" – we are solemnly celebrating the 90th anniversary of the founding of the glorious Communist Party of Vietnam (February 3, 1930 – February 3, 2020).

On behalf of the Party Central Committee, I would like to extend my warmest greetings, most heartfelt regards and best wishes to incumbent and former Party, State and Vietnam Fatherland Front leaders, veteran revolutionaries, Vietnam Hero mothers, distinguished guests, all comrades and compatriots across the country, and overseas compatriots.

Dear comrades and compatriots,

The many-thousand-year-long history of our nation has proved that the love for the country, the preservation of the country, the resolute fight against foreign invasion, and the defense of national independence, sovereignty and unification constitute an extremely precious tradition of our people.

Building on this tradition, since the mid-19th century when our country was invaded by the French colonialists, never subjugated to slavery, our people had kept rising up in continual and forceful patriotic movements characterized by multiple paths and tendencies, ranging from national salvation paths chosen by scholars to rebellions by peasants and bourgeois-styled revolutionary paths, etc.

However, despite their staunchness, wholeheartedness and immense sufferings, all those movements ended in failure due to historical limitations, most notably the lack of a judicious line. A new path was dictated by history.

In 1911, the young patriot Nguyen Tat Thanh (our greatly beloved Uncle Ho) set out for a new path to save the country and fight for national independence.

Driven by eminent and ardent aspirations, He came to Marxism-Leninism and found in this revolutionary doctrine the right path for national salvation – that of proletarian revolution.

Throughout the many years of intensive travels and activities overseas, He persisted in studying, learning and creatively applying Marxism-Leninism and incrementally disseminated it to Vietnam, while strenuously preparing conditions necessary for the establishment of a genuine revolutionary party. Convened in Kowloon, Hong Kong on February 3, 1930 and chaired by Him (alias leader Nguyen Ai Quoc), the communist merger Conference made a decision to merge the then Vietnamese communist organizations into a single political party which was named Communist Party of Vietnam. That was a monumental historic turning-point, putting an end to the protracted crisis in the organization and guidelines of the Vietnamese revolution.

That the Communist Party of Vietnam was born resulted from the  convergence of Marxism-Leninism on the one hand and the workers' and patriotic movements on the other, attesting to the Vietnamese working class's maturity and capacity to shoulder the historic mission of leadership over the revolution.

The Party's first Political Platform adopted at this founding Conference identified the fundamental path for the Vietnamese revolution that met the urgent demand of the nation and the impassioned aspiration of the population


Within a mere 15 years since its founding, in flesh-and-blood bond with the population, and enjoying their full support and trust, our Party led the  national liberation movement and conducted three revolutionary high-tides: the 1930-1931 high-tide that culminated in the Nghe-Tinh Soviet movement, the 1936-1939 high-tide demanding social welfare and democracy, and the 1939-1945 national liberation revolutionary high-tide, so that in 1945, when the time for the revolution was ripe, the Communist Party of Vietnam led the entire Vietnamese nation to the landslide victory of the August 1945 Revolution and the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam on September 2, 1945 (whose 75th anniversary we are celebrating this year).

Hardly had the Democratic Republic of Vietnam been born when the revolution was to face numerous difficulties and challenges, among them simultaneous confrontation with a three-fold enemy, namely hunger, illiteracy and foreign invasions.

In such a time of great peril, the Party led our people through the situation which was "hung by a hair," unyieldingly safeguarding and building the infantile government, while proactively making all-round preparations to embark upon the war of resistance against the French colonialists.

In keeping with the line of an "all-people," "all-sided," "long-term" and "essentially self-reliant" war of resistance, and building on the promoted tradition of all-nation unity and patriotism, our Party led the people to successively defeat all of the enemy's aggressive schemes and plans. Of special significance was the triumphant 1953-1954 Winter-Spring Operation, with its culmination being the historic Đien Bien Phu victory that "resounded over the five continents and shook the globe," and that drove the French colonialists into signing the Geneva Accords in 1954, thus ending their war of aggression against Vietnam.

From 1954 to 1975, our country was divided into two parts. Under the leadership of the Party, the North exerted great efforts to build socialism while devoting all of its energy to fulfilling the duty of a great rear to the great frontline. The people of the South continued their undaunted struggle for national independence and reunification.

Imbued with the spirit "We would rather sacrifice all than surrendering our country and being enslaved" and "Nothing is more precious than independence and freedom," following the Party's sound and creative guidelines, and thanks to the entire nation's aggregate strength, our armed forces and people successively defeated the American imperialists' war strategies, completely liberated the South, and reunified the country on April 30, 1975.

This victory will "be written in the history of our nation eternally as a most glorious page and an illuminating symbol of an all-winning victory of revolutionary heroism and human wisdom, and go down in world history as a great feat of the 20th century and an event of pivotal international importance and profound epoch-making magnitude" (whose 45th anniversary we are celebrating this year).

While having to work to urgently address extremely grave war aftermaths, the Vietnamese people continued to confront newly staged wars. Under the Party's leadership, our armed forces and people focused on socio-economic restoration while fighting to defend our borderlines and safeguarding our sacred national independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty. All the while, we succeeded in fulfilling internationalist obligations of helping the Cambodian people escape from genocide and revive their nation.

In the face of the emerging needs of national development and in a bid to redress the shortcomings caused by the centrally-planned subsidy-based bureaucratic mechanism which resulted in post-war socio-economic crises, and basing itself on reviews of the population's initiatives and innovations in reality, the Party embarked upon phasing in Doi Moi (Renewal) of agriculture and industry, first and foremost of theoretical thinking about socialism, and came to gradually shape the National Doi Moi policy.

Having deeply analyzed the country's situation, and after a practical exploratory and testing process, in the spirit of "looking straight into the truth, evaluating correctly the truth, and telling the truth in a black-and-white manner," the 6thNational Party Congress in December 1986 charted out the policy of Comprehensive National Doi Moi, marking an important watershed in the transition to socialism in Vietnam.

The Doi Moi policy's enactment met the demand of historical realities, demonstrating the Party's firm willpower and innovative thinking, and opening up a new period of development for the country.

Following the 6thNational Congress, the Party step by step improved and concretized the Doi Moi policy the basic and core substance of which was expressed in the Political Platform on National Construction in the Period of Transition to Socialism (the 1991 Platform and the amended 2011 Platform) and other important Party documents adopted by subsequent successive Party Congresses.

The 1990s witnessed the Communist Party and people of Vietnam surmounting the challenges arising from the collapse of the real socialism model in the Soviet Union and Eastern European countries, remaining unswerving and taking steady and creative steps on the path to socialism in a way suitable to Vietnam's specific conditions and characteristics.

The Party Central Committee has between the 6th and 12th Tenures adopted a great many resolutions on the fundamental and crucial issues of the Party as well as on the development of the country. These documents have been then institutionalized by the National Assembly into the legal system and laws, hence an increasingly synchronized and appropriate legal foundation for the Doi Moi process. They have been further concretized by the Government into specific mechanisms, policies and solutions in service of the management, governance and administration over national construction and development.

In defining and determining the Doi Moi policy, our Party has always firmly grasped and innovatively applied the basic tenets, viewpoints and dialectical materialist methodologies of Marxism-Leninism, Ho Chi Minh Thought and practical local and foreign experiences, properly tackled such basic relations as those in the development of a socialist-oriented market economy; the building of a socialist law-governed State "of the people, by the people and for the people;" the close-knit  combination between Doi Moi in the economic sphere and Doi Moi in the political  sphere, as well as between economic growth and the realization of social progress and equity; the effective combination between socio-economic development and national defense and security, between national construction and national defense, between national independence and autonomy on the one hand and proactive and active international integration on the other, as well as between the Party's leadership, the State's governance and the people's ownership, etc. And all this has been done in a manner free from lopsidedness, extremism, wishfulness or switching from one extreme to another.

As reality has shown, Vietnam has after nearly 35 years of Doi Moi transformed itself from being an underdeveloped country with an outdated material-technological base, backward socio-economic infrastructures, and a low level of development into a middle-income developing country, with its culture and society continuously developed, its population's material and spiritual living standards improved, breakthroughs in Party-building and the building of political system achieved, its all-nation unity unceasingly consolidated, its political and social situation stabilized, its national defense, security, independence and sovereignty firmly maintained, and its status and prestige in the international arena increasingly elevated.

Today's home to a nearly-100 million-strong population with a per capita income of 2,800 US dollars, Vietnam has acceded to virtually all international organizations and become an active and responsible participant in the activity of the international community.

Elected in a recent United Nations General Assembly session with a record high number of votes, almost unanimously, Vietnam has now been serving for the second time as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.
In view of the great achievements attained, we are well-grounded to confirm that never has our country enjoyed such fortunes, potential, status and prestige as they are today.

Comrades and compatriots,

The rich and vivid reality of the Vietnamese revolution over the past 90 years has demonstrated that the judicious and clear-sighted leadership of the Party is the primary determinant of all victories of the revolution and a great number of extraordinary achievements in Vietnam.

In parallel with that, in exercising its leadership over the revolution, our Party has become tempered and increasingly mature, worthy of its role and mission as the leader of the revolution as well as of the people's trust and expectation.

Such a reality affirms this one truth: In Vietnam, there is no other political force than the Communist Party of Vietnam that has adequate mettle, wisdom, experience, prestige and capability to lead the country through all hardships and trials, and bring our nation's revolutionary cause from one victory to the other.

Also in this process, our Party has accumulated and synthesized many invaluable lessons, and forged the glorious traditions which we are now responsible for preserving and bringing into full play. It is the tradition of infinite loyalty to the national and class interest, and persistence in the goal and ideal of national independence closely linked with socialism based on Marxism-Leninism and Ho Chi Minh Thought.

It is the tradition of solid maintenance of independence and autonomy in guidelines; firm grasp, creative application and development of Marxism-Leninism, and due reference to international experience with a view to working out sound policies and organizing the effective execution of revolutionary tasks.

It is the tradition of flesh-and-blood bond between the Party and the people, and consistent idea of serving the people as both raison d'etre and goal in life and work. It is the tradition of unity and unanimity, close-knit organization and discipline, and strictness and transparency based on democratic centralism, self-criticism, criticism and comradeship. It is the tradition of faithful and crystal-clear internationalist solidarity built on lofty principles and goals.

Looking back on the 90-year journey of building, combat, and growth of the Communist Party of Vietnam, and at this sacred moment, we express our boundless gratitude to the heavenly merits of President Ho Chi Minh, the genius Leader of our Party and people, the great Teacher of the Vietnamese revolution, Hero of National Liberation, and Man of Culture.

He devoted his entire life to our people and country, led our Party and people to resounding victories, and brought "glory to our nation, our people, and our Homeland."

The more developed our country becomes and the greater our people's affluence and happiness are, the more evident it demonstrates that President Ho Chi Minh's thought, life's work, morality and style constitute an invaluable treasure and the guiding torch for our nation to steadily step towards the future.

We will forever remain grateful to the tremendous contributions of past leaders and millions of heroes and fallen soldiers, those outstanding men and women who bravely gave their life for the Homeland's independence, freedom, sovereignty, unification, and territorial integrity, for socialism and in the name of lofty internationalist obligations.

We express our deep gratitude to veteran revolutionaries, families of fallen soldiers, Vietnam Hero Mothers, wounded and ill veterans, families with meritorious service to the nation, and all compatriots and male and female combatants for their valiant fight and sacrifice, creative work and colossal contributions to our nation's glorious revolutionary cause.

With all modesty of revolutionaries, we can still say, "How great our Party is! How heroic our people are!"

We will forever engrave in our hearts and be deeply grateful for the valuable support and help that the people of the fraternal socialist countries, progressive forces, and friends all over the world have extended to our past struggle for national liberation and reunification as well as our present cause of national construction and defense.

Dear comrades and compatriots,

At the moment, our entire Party, people and armed forces are making all-out efforts to implement the Party Platform and State Constitution; push forward in a comprehensive and concerted manner the Doi Moi undertaking, and national industrialization and modernization; develop a socialist-oriented market economy; effectuate openness and international integration; and put into practice the dual strategic task of building and firmly safeguarding the Homeland, for the goal of a prosperous people, a strong, democratic, equitable, and advanced nation.

This is an enormous revolutionary undertaking, or in Uncle Ho's words, "a gigantic struggle," yet full of difficulties and complexities. The international and domestic context has presented us with numerous difficulties and challenges, apart from advantages and opportunities. We are encountering a host of emerging issues and extremely complicated developments to be addressed.

All this requires our entire Party, people and armed forces, more than ever, to maximize our patriotic and revolutionary traditions, the sense of unity and responsibility, and endeavor to overcome all difficulties and challenges in order to build ours an ever more prosperous and beautiful Homeland.

The resilient and innovative efforts by the entire population as well as by each and every industry, locality and economic sector are of critical importance to our national development.

It is imperative for our Party to exert utmost efforts to bolster Party building and rectification, for the Party to be increasingly clean and strong, and to successfully fulfill its responsibility as the vanguard exercising leadership over the revolutionary cause in the new period.

Since its 12th National Congress, our Party has devoted significant time and effort to Party building, considering this a key task. More recently, the entire Party has involved in Party building and rectification in line with the Resolutions of the 4th Central Committee Plena (the 11th and 12thTenures), scoring initial crucial outcome and experience, contributing to preventing and repelling to a certain extent negative practices, while enhancing the Party's leadership capacity and combat capability.

However, much remains to be done in Party building, particularly in fighting against the degradation of political ideology, morality, and lifestyle; manifestations of "self-evolution" and "self-transformation"; and corruption, wastefulness, red tape, and detachment from the population, etc.

Hostile forces are still seeking all means to undermine the revolutionary cause of our people; try to distort and slander our Party and State; directly strike at our Party's ideology, Platform and political guidelines; and incite and sow division within the Party as well as between the Party and State on the one hand and the people on the other, aiming at disintegrating our Party and system from the root and from within. This is extremely insidious and dangerous.

Today's general direction in Party building and rectification is to continue to promote the good traditions; firmly preserve and enhance the Party's revolutionary and vanguard nature; build ours a truly clean and strong Party in terms of politics, ideology, morality, organization, and personnel; innovate its leadership mode; and strengthen the flesh-and-blood bond between the Party and the people to ensure that our Party is adequately capable of leading our country along the line of uninterrupted development.

With ours being the party in power, operating in an environment of market economy development, openness and international integration, in which Party cadres and members hold many high responsibility positions and consequently in constant contact with the inducible temptation of money, wealth, power and personal interests, it is all the more necessary for us to attend to firmly upholding the Party's revolutionary and vanguard nature.

Without profound awareness of this, and without active and tenacious self-training and learning efforts, Party cadres and members would easily fall victim to degeneration and denaturation. The preservation of the essence of our Party – a Communist Party, a genuine revolutionary party working for the cause of the working class and the nation, in the interest of the people – is a basic issue of paramount importance.

President Ho Chi Minh once warned, "A nation, a party, and an individual with greatness and huge charisma yesterday may not surely enjoy the same affection and commendation from the people today and tomorrow, if their minds and hearts are no longer pure, and if they fall into individualism."

The Resolutions on Party building adopted by the 4th Party Central Committee Plena (the 11th and 12th Tenures) affirm the necessity to actively, resolutely and vigorously build and rectify the Party in order to bring about an ever more visible change across the board, prevent and repel ideological degradation, and consolidate the steadfastness in the revolutionary aims and ideals; to strengthen unanimity in willpower and action; to fortify party organization; to forge an ever closer attachment to the people; and to promote the Party's leadership capacity and combat capability. These are considered matters of life and death to our Party and our system.

A genuine revolutionary party with sound guidelines, a close-knit organization, and a contingent of party cadres and members, who are clean, exemplary, dedicated, and attached to and supported by the population, enjoys power invincible and uncheckable by any force as it leads the nation forward.

Dear comrades and compatriots,

This year, we are celebrating the Founding of our Party at a time of great significance: The year 2020 is the concluding year of the 12thTenure, when party congresses at different levels are held in the run-up to the 13th National Party Congress, anniversaries of various political events of extraordinary importance celebrated, and Vietnam's roles as the ASEAN Chair and a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council performed.

The international and domestic landscape brings about many opportunities and advantages as well as hardships and challenges, requiring utmost efforts and strong determination from our entire Party, people and armed forces with a view to successfully accomplishing the tasks set for 2020, the core of which includes the fulfillment to the greatest extent of socio-economic development tasks, the betterment of macroeconomic stability, the furtherance of the strategic breakthroughs, the restructuring of the economy in conjunction with the innovation of the growth model, the ensuring of social security and welfare, and the improvement of the people's living standard.

National independence, sovereignty and the peaceful and stable environment for national development must be firmly maintained and foreign relations energetically bolstered. Efforts must be focused on successfully organizing Party congresses at various levels in the run-up to the 13th National Party Congress, in association with the continued implementation of the Resolutions of the 4th Party Central Committee Plena (the 11th and 12th Tenures) on Party building; Instructive No. 05 of the Politburo on pressing ahead with the studying and following of Ho Chi Minh Thought, morality and lifestyle so as to foster ever more vigorous development in Party building and rectification.

Filled with joy and pride, we strongly believe that the Communist Party of Vietnam will fulfill outstandingly its heavy tasks. Our entire Party, people and armed forces will endeavor with joint efforts and single-mindedness for a peaceful, unified, independent, democratic, prosperous, and strong Vietnam, marching steadily toward socialism.

Eternal glory to the cultured and heroic Vietnamese nation!
Long live the glorious Communist Party of Vietnam!
Long live the Socialist Republic of Vietnam!
Great President Ho Chi Minh lives forever in our cause!
Thank you sincerely.

Source: https://vietnam.vnanet.vn/

19/03/2020 11:00 SAĐã ban hành
Quickly bring resolutions to lifeQuickly bring resolutions to life
After the success of the 2020-2025 party committee congress, the party committees and authorities at all levels in Long An province urgently embarked on the concretization, implementation and implementation of the resolution with the determination to make changes right from the start early term.

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Focusing on implementing and grasping the resolution

Information from Kien Tuong City Party Committee's Office, right after the town's Party Congress for the term 2020-2025, the XIIth Town Party Committee has developed an action program to implement the Resolution to lead and direct all levels, committees, authorities, agencies, departments, and unions to develop plans, actively coordinate the implementation within localities, sectors and branches.

The Standing Committee of Kien Tuong Party Committee issued the Plan No. 01-KH/TU on September 15, 2020 on the thorough organization and implementation of the Resolution of the XIIth Town Party Congress, term 2020-2025, The full-term working program of the town's Party Executive Committee, the Town Party Standing Committee and the full-term working regulations of the town's Party Committee, term 2020-2025.

In addition to the specific plan to implement the targets of the Resolution for the 2020-2025 term, the town also develops a plan to implement a breakthrough program on the development of agricultural programs, high-quality rice areas using high technology. The period of 2020-2025 and the implementation plan of a breakthrough program on mobilizing resources for investment in infrastructure for the development of Kien Tuong town to urban grade III.

Chairman of the Town People's Committee - Nguyen Van Vu said: From now to 2025, the Party Committee and the town people will concentrate all resources to strive to build and develop urban towns with infrastructure, synchronous, modern, civilized and environmentally friendly. At the same time, the town continues to receive and direct the development of high-quality rice areas with high technology application in the direction of large and highly competitive commodity production.

According to Secretary of the Party Committee Kien Tuong - Nguyen Minh Lam, the Standing Committee of the Town Party Committee assigned the Marketing Party Committee to print and issue 2,200 copies of the Resolution of the XIIth Town Party Congress, the term 2020-2025, equipping all Party members in the town. Up to now, the Party Committees at all levels, the authorities, the Front and the mass organizations have developed plans to deploy and implement the Resolution according to the proposed plan.

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Chau Thanh district strives to achieve a new rural district enhanced in the new term

For Chau Thanh district, in order to bring the Resolution to life soon, the District Party Committee approved the Action Program and built a full-term working program of the Party Executive Committee, the program of full-course inspection and supervision. Each comrade in the Standing Committee, the Executive Committee was assigned to be in charge of the fields, the cells and affiliated party committees to receive and direct the implementation of the tasks.

Secretary of Chau Thanh District Party Committee - Vo Thanh Phong informed that in the next term, the district will continue to implement the Resolution No. 08-NQ / TU of the Provincial Party Committee on agricultural development with high technology application associated with the restructuring of the industry agriculture; bring into full play the achieved results in the construction of a new countryside, striving to complete the commune achieving the new rural improved standards by the end of the term, and the district meeting the new rural improved standards.

In order to realize the targets and objectives specified in the Resolution, the Standing Committee of Chau Thanh District Party Committee has issued a study plan, grasped, propagated and organized the implementation and implementation of the modern resolution. In the immediate future, the district will continue to focus on performing the dual task of preventing and combating the Covid-19 epidemic in association with socio-economic development associated with the implementation of the National Target Program on New Rural Construction.

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Industry remains the key economy of Can Giuoc district in the coming term. Photo: An Ky

According to the Secretary of the Can Giuoc District Party Committee - Pham Van Bon, in order to bring the district to a fast and sustainable development in the key economic region of the province, for the term 2020-2025, the district proactively reviewed and resolutely proposed to handle the projects. The judgment is behind schedule according to the approved investment policy; focus on ground clearance for key projects; implement well the resettlement, stabilize the lives of people.

"At the same time, the district strengthens the state management in the field of urban order, concentrating investment in upgrading and expanding technical infrastructure synchronously for the urban area of Can Giuoc town to improve quality of urban areas of grade IV. Continuing administrative reform, improving the business environment; coordinate to remove difficulties and problems for businesses and people; supporting key investment projects "- Mr. Pham Van Bon said.

In addition, according to the action plan of the District Party Committee, one of the district's key tasks in the new term is to continue implementing and effectively implementing the program of socio-economic development, ensuring security, order and mobilization of resources for transport infrastructure development, connection between the district and neighboring districts of Ho Chi Minh City (Binh Chanh, Nha Be, Can Gio); strive to increase the average budget for the term 15 percent; ...

Not only localities, but also departments and branches actively concretize the province's targets, goals, breakthrough programs, and key projects associated with the tasks of the sector and fields in charge. The action program of the Party Committee of the Department of Transport sets out 8 main targets, in which strive to well fulfill the assigned political tasks, with the focus on the sectoral targets according to the Resolution of the Provincial Party Congress term 2020-2025.

Director of the Department of Transport - Nguyen Van Hoc said that next time, the department will continue to deploy and promptly guide documents related to the field of state management of transport - transport in the province. for agencies, organizations and people such as the Construction Law, the Law on Road Traffic, the Law on Inland Waterway Traffic, the guiding decisions of the People's Committee, ... Along with that, the department of organization completing the transport - transport planning of the branch (province, district, town, city); implementing and effectively implementing projects related to transport - transport development in the period 2020-2025, piloting transport management 4.0 and high-quality bus project; focus on load control and strictly handle acts of violating traffic order and safety.

According to Mr. Nguyen Van Hoc, in the new term, the department prioritizes the investment in the development of key and breakthrough traffic projects, modern and connected works that can spread the province's socio-economic development. such as Ho Chi Minh City - Long An - Tien Giang Dynamic Axis, Tan Tap - Long Hau Road, Ring Road 3, Ring Road 4; give priority to the development of multimodal transport on transport corridors, border gates, ...

With the initiative and urgency in building action plans and specific plans, resolutions of the Party Congress at all levels in the province have been and continue to be widely and extensively deployed throughout the Party, the entire people, and positive impact on the results of implementing tasks by localities and units.

Reported by  An Ky

Translated by NT

03/11/2020 9:00 SAĐã ban hành
Over 90% of consumers prioritise made-in-Vietnam goodsOver 90% of consumers prioritise made-in-Vietnam goods
The consumption of Vietnamese goods has been on the rise, with over 90% of consumers prioritising products made in the country, statistics show.

The consumption of Vietnamese goods has been on the rise, with over 90% of consumers prioritising products made in the country, statistics show.

Consumers shop at a supermarket. (Photo: VNA)

Vietnamese goods are currently accounting for more than 90% of products sold at distribution networks of domestic firms. This rate is 60 - 96% at foreign-owned supermarkets in the country, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade's steering committee for the "Vietnamese people prioritise Vietnamese goods" campaign.

Meanwhile, made-in-Vietnam goods make up at least 60% of all products for sale at traditional markets and convenience stores.

In particular, after the COVID-19 pandemic, 76% of Vietnamese consumers have developed preference for domestic goods, especially reputable ones.

More than 90% of consumers said they will prioritise Vietnamese goods when shopping, and 75% will recommend Vietnamese goods for their families and friends, according to the steering committee.

Le Viet Nga, Deputy Director of the Domestic Market Department at the Ministry of Industry and Trade, said the "Vietnamese people prioritise Vietnamese goods" campaign, launched by the Politburo, has changed businesses and consumers' awareness of domestically produced goods.

She attributed that success partly to an awareness improvement among many enterprises which are working to win consumers' trust by applying scientific and technological advances and adopting modern management solutions to reduce production costs, better product quality, and improve product designs and after-sales services.

A number of companies initially focusing on export have paid more attention to the domestic market and sold the products meeting choosy markets' standards to Vietnamese consumers. They have also managed to develop their own distribution networks or connect with distribution businesses to expand their products' presence in the domestic market, Nga noted.

To further promote the competitiveness of Vietnamese goods, experts suggested enterprises proactively equip themselves with cutting-edge technology to increase labour productivity, reduce production costs, guarantee quality, and diversify product designs

Businesses should also improve their management capacity; enhance connectivity with other firms; ensure transparent product information; work with authorities to eradicate counterfeit, poor-quality, and smuggled goods; apply information technology and e-commerce; and concertedly carry out market research, product development, distribution, and trade promotion measures, which will help strengthen their foothold in the domestic and international markets./.

Source: VNA

13/12/2022 2:00 CHĐã ban hành
Long An - an attractive destination for investorsLong An - an attractive destination for investors
With reasonable strategy, right policy along with attention to administrative reform, synchronous investment in transport infrastructure,etc, Long An has gradually asserted itself as an attractive destination for domestic and foreign investors.

Synchronous investment in transport infrastructure

Long An is one of the localities with a favorable and strategic geographical position for businesses to invest and operate. The province is a gateway to connect, trade, and an economic development corridor linking Ho Chi Minh City - the Southeast with the vast Mekong Delta region in the North - South direction, with seaports and international border gates in the East-West direction.


The province focuses on investing in transport infrastructure to serve trade and travel as well as to attract investment

Along with the advantage of location, the province focuses on promoting investment attraction, gradually upgrading and completing infrastructure, especially traffic infrastructure, facilitating trade, travel as well as goods exchange.

According to the representative of Long Hau Joint Stock Company - Tran Hong Son (the investor of Long Hau Industrial Park infrastructure, Can Giuoc district), the transport infrastructure in the district is gradually being completed. The district focuses on infrastructure investment, creating favorable conditions for the industrial park in attracting secondary investors. Many companies in the area can reduce the cost of gasoline and oil, reduce the time to transport goods because the roads are invested synchronously, thereby increasing profits.

According to Director of the Department of Transport - Dang Hoang Tuan, determining the importance of transport infrastructure for the local socio-economic development, over the past time, the province has focused all its resources to invest and perfect the transport infrastructure. Many projects, traffic works in the area have been completed according to schedule and plans, promoting efficiency, facilitating people to move, trade, create regional links, connect Long An with other provinces and cities across the country, thereby increasing investment attraction and making positive contributions to the overall development of the province.

Long An continues to mobilize all resources to perfect the transport infrastructure system in the area, serving the development of the province in the new period. The Department of Transport regularly works with construction units to check and urge the progress of the project. Regarding projects with difficulty in terms of space, the Department worked with other departments, branches and localities, discussed the plan to ensure construction and advised the Provincial People's Committee on solutions to direct during the implementation of the project. For key projects and transitional breakthrough programs, the Department requires all construction units to be urgent and focus resources to complete according to the signed contract. For projects implemented in the 2020-2025 term, the Department prioritizes to implement key projects as planned.

Accelerating administrative reform

Hoa Binh Industrial Park (Thu Thua district) is an area of 118 hectares with 32 secondary enterprises, of which, FDI enterprises account for 50-60%. Representative of Hoa Binh Industrial Park - Dang Trung Tin shared: Long An is one of the localities with attractive investment environment. The province is doing very well with many policies to support, call for and attract investment. The province constantly improves traffic infrastructure, accelerates administrative reform, shortens the time to deal with administrative procedures, corrects working style; provincial and district leaders create all favorable conditions in the process of operation as well as attracting investment. Leaders of provinces and districts regularly hold dialogues and meetings with businesses. Therby, the relationship between the two sides is open, creating favorable conditions for investment.


The province promotes administrative reform, creating favorable conditions for people and businesses

Information from the Provincial People's Committee, identifying administrative reform as a key task, the province promptly issued many documents directing the implementation of administrative reform tasks in the locality. The province actively builds an administrative reform plan in 2022 to focus on leadership and administration. Since then, provincial and local departments and branches have proactively issued annual plans and implemented them on schedule. The institutional reform is basically favorable, legal documents are issued in accordance with the prescribed order, which are strictly controlled, ensuring the consistency, synchronization and feasibility in the whole province. The inspection and review of legal documents continued to be effectively implemented. Administrative procedure reform in the province has been implementedontinuously, with focus and practical efficiency, organizing the review to arrange the administrative apparatus as prescribed. The province has applied information technology and built a digital government.


Long An is currently the home of nearly 15,000 enterprises

From the efforts of the whole political system, Long An has become a bright spot in attracting investment. Up to now, the province is the home of nearly 15,000 enterprises with a total registered capital of over 360,000 billion VND; attracting more than 1,150 FDI projects with a capital of nearly 10,000 million USD, of which, nearly 600 projects have been put into operation with a total investment capital of over 3,600 million USD./.

The goal of the province is that departments and branches must continue to accelerate the economic restructuring associated with innovating the growth model, improving productivity, quality, efficiency and competitiveness in a substantive and effective way, effectively mobilizing and using resources, promoting the construction of infrastructure systems of industrial zones and clusters to receive investment projects in line with the province's investment attraction policy. In addition, the province focuses on administrative reform, improving the investment and business environment, completing the infrastructure system, training high-quality human resources to meet the requirements,etc to strengthen attracting investment, contributing to the local socio-economic development.

 Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut

Source: https://news.baolongan.vn/

06/12/2022 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Sustainable sand management helps reduce climate change impacts on Mekong DeltaSustainable sand management helps reduce climate change impacts on Mekong Delta
A project on enhancing sustainable sand management in the Mekong Delta, carried out by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) – Vietnam, has helped mitigate impacts of climate change on the region.

Sand mining (Photo: VNA)

The information was heard at a working session between representatives from the Southern Institute of Water Resources Research (SIWRR), WWF Vietnam, and the People's Committee of Mekong Delta Can Tho city on October 5.

SIWRR Deputy Director Nguyen Nghia Hung said riverbed sand is an essential resource for socio-economic development needs. Especially in the Mekong Delta, it is much exploited and used as construction materials and in leveling.

However, sand mining in this region is facing challenges such as a decrease in the annual amount of sand due to the impact of upstream dam construction; climate change; overexploitation causing ecological imbalance; river geomorphological instability; and uncontrolled downstream landslides, erosion and sedimentation, Hung noted.

At the working session between representatives from the Southern Institute of Water Resources Research, WWF Vietnam, and People's Committee of Can Tho city (Photo: VNA)

According to WFF-Vietnam, in recent years, the resilience of the Delta has been heavily impacted by human activities, including upstream hydropower dams and sand mining in its main and distributary channels. Between 2018 and 2020, sand mining within the Mekong Delta's channels was reported at 17.77 Mt per year - far more than the 6.18 Mt flowing into the Delta each year.

As a result of this unsustainable activity, the Mekong's riverbanks and coastal zones are eroding, and half a million people are placed at risk of losing their homes. There has also been a reduction in diversity and abundance of fish in mined areas, as well as changes to riverside vegetation. Climate change worsens the effects of unsustainable sand mining on the Delta with increased droughts, heavier rains, and unprecedented sea-level rise.

Started in 2019 and set to end in 2023, the project's goal is to contribute to maintaining key ecological functions and reducing socio-economic vulnerability to climate change in the Mekong Delta.

The project aims at establishing a delta-wide sand budget to create a better understanding of the scope and impact of unsustainable extraction rates.

It also intends to work with key players in the public and private sectors to develop and propose better policies and practices such as the River Geomorphological Stability Plan in relation to sustainable sand and stone mining, and it uses public outreach to raise awareness of the need for action to counter the impacts of unsustainable sediment exploitation in the Delta.

Furthermore, the project is expected to promote participation and dialogues among key players in the Vietnamese construction sector, whom it provides with information on the risks associated with sand mining and opportunities for sustainable alternative sourcing to river sand and stone./.

Source: VNA

07/10/2022 10:00 SAĐã ban hành
Aquatic exports likely to hit record of over 10 bln USD in 2022Aquatic exports likely to hit record of over 10 bln USD in 2022
Aquatic exports are forecast to have hit a record of 10 billion USD in this November thanks to businesses’ flexible adaptation to changes in the global market, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).

A shrimp processing factory in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

By optimising advantages created by free trade agreements (FTAs), Vietnamese enterprises have been working to turn challenges into opportunities, the Lao dong (Labour) daily reported.

The sector is predicted to make up 3% of the country's total overseas shipments this year.

Vietnam is currently the world's third largest exporter of fishery products, after China and Norway. With the obtained results, its aquatic exports are expected to hold an over-7% share in the global market.

The newspaper said the to-be-obtained turnover is attributable to not good luck, but the combination of multiple factors, including authorities' timely actions to sustain production chains, trade promotion effectiveness, and businesses' capacity.

For example, despite a year-on-year revenue decline in the US market, overall shrimp exports have still grown thanks to market diversification and the capitalisation of advantages generated by FTAs.

Many economic experts held that the fishery sector has seen positive signs for the remaining months of 2022 but due to impacts of the global economic situation, it is still facing various difficulties such as inflation and economic downturn in import markets, along with a decrease in orders./.

Source: VNA

09/11/2022 9:00 SAĐã ban hành
Invest in traffic infrastructure to attract investment and develop smart and modern urbanInvest in traffic infrastructure to attract investment and develop smart and modern urban
The urban space development plan of Ben Luc district up to 2030 will follow the model of an urban network and an urban chain in the corridor area of National Highway 1 with appropriate, synchronous and modern technical and social infrastructure.

The roundabout at the intersection of Ho Chi Minh City - Trung Luong Expressway is located in An Thanh commune, Ben Luc district

Special gateway location

Ben Luc district has a very special geographical position because it is the gateway of Long An province and the Mekong Delta provinces to Ho Chi Minh City and vice versa. Ben Luc is only 15 kilometers and 31 kilometers from Tan An City and Ho Chi Minh City, respectively. It converges many important national traffic routes passing through such as National Highway 1, National Highway N2, Ho Chi Minh City - Trung Luong Expressway, Ben Luc - Long Thanh Expressway, Ring Road 3, Ring Road Belt 4, etc. which connects very conveniently with traffic in the Southern Key Economic Zone of the country.

This traffic system is the arterial roads connecting industrial zones and clusters, logistics centers to Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Long Thanh International Airport, regional seaports and Long An International Port. With the above advantages, Ben Luc becomes a district located in the key economic region of Long An province with the role of a central urban area in the Ben Luc - Tan An development corridor as well as a satellite urban of Ho Chi Minh City.

According to the planning orientation, Ben Luc will develop industry - urban - trade - general services together with districts of Duc Hoa, Can Duoc, Can Giuoc and Tan An city to form a strong economic growth pole as well as the locomotive of economic development of the province.

Road transport - the "backbone" of the economy

According to the Resolution of the 11th Provincial Party Congress for the 2020-2025 term, breakthrough key traffic works must be invested. Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Van Duoc affirmed that "roads are focused on investment to help economic development", therefore, this is one of the three breakthrough solutions of the province to implement the Long An Planning period 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050.

Implementing the Resolution of the Provincial Party Committee, Plan No. 1934/KH-UBND dated June 23, 2021 of the Provincial People's Committee, the Plan No. 1934/KH-UBND dated June 23, 2021 of the Provincial People's Committee on the implementation of the works under the Program of Mobilizing all resources to build a synchronous transport infrastructure system for industrial development, urban areas of key economic zones, the People's Committee of Ben Luc district has strongly directed in compensation and ground clearance for many arterial traffic routes. Accordingly, the Project on site clearance of Provincial Road 830E is one of the key traffic routes, the length of the route is 9.16km. The project is being compensated and cleared, and is expected to be constructed in 2023.

The Ring Road 3 Construction Investment Project has a total length of about 76.34km, passing through Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Nai, Binh Duong, and Long An provinces. It is divided into 8 component projects which are operated independently. The section through Ben Luc district is 6.48km long. Provincial People's Committee approved the site clearance project. The People's Committee of Ben Luc District issued a notice of land acquisition, announced the investment policy, the scope of site clearance, awarded the notice of land recovery and distrained and counted the affected households. The district has assigned the branches to complete the dossier to approve the compensation plan and pay compensation to the people in the 2nd quarter of 2023.

Luong Hoa - Binh Chanh road is 4,549km long, its starting point connects with Provincial Road 830, the end point Km4+549.19 is at Ba Lat canal (HCMC), scale of road bed is 60m wide; its investment capital is 1,249 billion VND. The implementation period of the route is from 2022-2025. The work is cleaning and sanitizing the roadbed within the Mai Ba Huong residential area project for construction.

Provincial road 830C is 9km long, its beginning point intersects with Nguyen Huu Tho street, its end point borders Long An - Ho Chi Minh City. The investment capital of the route is VND 970.9 billion from the provincial budget and other lawfully mobilized capital sources. The project was approved by the Resolution of the Provincial People's Council No. 28/NQ-HDND, dated July 13, 2022, it is expected to commence construction in 2023.

Convenient transportation is the driving force for economic development and investment attraction

Convenient transportation is one of the top criteria when businesses choose an investment destination. As a result, up to now, Ben Luc has 11 industrial zones and clusters. In which, 9 industrial zones and clusters have investors and come into operation with an occupancy rate of about 90%; Two industrial parks (Tandoland and Prodezi) have just been approved by the Prime Minister with an investment policy of 650ha. Up to now, Ben Luc has 2,527 domestic enterprises with a capital of 30,724 billion VND, 120 foreign enterprises with a total capital of over 1.3 billion USD (accounting for about 13.6% of the province's investment capital).

In 2022, the district attracted 3 big projects, with a capital of 4,467 billion VND, including: Lotte Eco Logis Long An Co., Ltd., Coca-Cola Vietnam Beverage Factory, and Long An Cold storage. These 3 projects are being implemented in industrial zones in the district, and are expected to contribute significantly to the district's socio-economic development. These 3 projects are being implemented in industrial zones in the district, and are expected to contribute significantly to the district's socio-economic development. In which, the industry-construction sector accounts for the highest proportion with 35.14% of the province, the trade-service sector accounts for 30.23% of the province, the agricultural sector accounts for the lowest proportion with 3.6% of the province. These factors help Ben Luc become one of the localities with high budget revenue in the province.

Chairman of the People's Committee of Ben Luc District - Tran Van Tuoi excitedly said that convenient location, abundant land and labor potential, convenient transportation by road and waterway are the factors for Ben Luc district to develop rapidly in the direction of industry - trade - service. With these advantages, Ben Luc has always been one of the attractive destinations, attracting many large domestic and foreign businesses and investors.Over the past time, Ben Luc continues to invest in a synchronous transport system and other technical infrastructure according to the socio-economic development plan. Experience shows that "roads are focused on investment to help economic development", traffic is the lifeblood of the economy.

That result is proven when in 2022, Ben Luc has 12 socio-economic targets that have met and exceeded the set plan. In which, the most prominent is the target of budget revenue and reduction of the number of multidimensionally poor households according to the new criteria. Accordingly, in 2022, the state budget revenue is about VND 1,000 billion, reaching 176% of the ordinance estimate and reaching 142% of the striving estimate, equaling 134% over the same period.

In order to achieve this result, Ben Luc has taken advantage of the opportunity, overcome difficulties and challenges. Identified as one of the districts in the key economic region of the province, Ben Luc has made efforts to implement many measures to attract investment. At the same time, measures to improve the investment environment, administrative reform, and maintain the connection between local authorities and businesses through the Ben Luc District Business Association are regularly implemented.

Smart and modern urban development

According to Mr. Tran Van Tuoi, in order to exploit the comparative advantages of the district, the Provincial Planning for the period of 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050 has identified Ben Luc as a satellite urban of the gateway to Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta; striving that by 2030, the district will reach grade III urban area directly under the province; In the long-term period to 2045, it will strive to build Ben Luc urban area according to the criteria of a grade II urban area.

In order for Ben Luc urban area to become a smart and modern urban, the Central Government is determined to work with the provinces to urgently implement the Ring Road 3 connecting with the Ben Luc - Long Thanh expressway, passing through 4 provinces and cities: Long An - Ho Chi Minh City - Dong Nai - Binh Duong, Saigon - Can Tho railway (parallel to HCMC - Trung Luong expressway, with station in Thanh Duc commune). In particular, Provincial Road 830E is a key project invested by the province in Ben Luc - Can Duoc district in order to facilitate the transportation of goods from Ben Luc - Duc Hoa industrial zones to the port.

In addition, the province also orientated Ring Road 4 through the communes: Thanh Loi, Thanh Hoa, Binh Duc; Luong Hoa - Binh Chanh road connecting My Quy Tay border gate; Huu Thanh - Tan Buu road, Provincial road 830C; etc. contributing to perfecting the traffic system for local economic development and connecting HCMC area.

With the strategic significance of the economy and the attention of the central and provincial governments, in the future, Ben Luc promises to become a "satellite" urban with great potential for both urban and industrial development and an attractive destination for many investors./.

Source: https://news.baolongan.vn/

27/01/2023 4:00 CHĐã ban hành
Long An proposes the Prime Minister to re-export sticky riceLong An proposes the Prime Minister to re-export sticky rice
The Chairman of Long An Provincial People's Committee - Tran Van Can has just submitted a petition to the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Industry and Trade for the mechanism of re-exporting sticky rice with HS code 1006.30 without quantity limit.

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In Long An province, sticky rice accounts for about 30-32 percent of the province's rice area

According to Official Letter No. 2237 / BCT-XNK dated March 28, 2020 of the Ministry of Industry and Trade proposed the Prime Minister to re-export rice, which 400,000 tons of rice will be exported in April 2020. However, the Ministry of Industry and Trade has not proposed the Prime Minister to export sticky rice products with special export mechanism and unlimited quantity.

At the meeting on March 26, 2020, chaired by the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade on rice exports, Long An province and many other provinces and cities also made recommendations for sticky rice export, because domestic goods produce a lot, especially Long An and An Giang provinces, while domestic demand is low.

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The sticky rice inventory of the enterprises is nearly 56,000 tons

For Long An, sticky rice area accounts for 30-32% of the province's rice area. Typically, the Winter-Spring crop of 2019 - 2020, the area of sticky rice cultivation is about 65,000 hectares. Because the food needs of Vietnamese are mainly rice, they rarely eat sticky rice. Meanwhile, the contracts that have not yet delivered from now until the end of 2020 of Long An enterprise are about 204,570 tons of rice, of which the Chinese market is 44,303 tons, mainly sticky rice. The sticky rice inventory of the enterprise is currently nearly 56,000 tons.

On that basis, Long An Provincial People's Committee proposed the Ministry of Industry and Trade to propose the Prime Minister to re-export sticky rice with unlimited quantity, with HS code 1006.30, in order to solve the export of sticky rice inventory in businesses, helping them continue to buy sticky rice from farmers with better purchasing prices, ensuring the goal of maintaining production and economic growth.

Currently, in Long An province, there are 24 enterprises participating in rice export. Up to April 6, the total export volume of warehouses in the area for 6 months has been 314,070 tons, the unsold volume has been 26,204 tons, accounting for 8.34 percent (exceeding the prescribed 5% in accordance with Decree of provisions 107/2018/ ND-CP). In addition, the actual inventory of traders in the area is 352,322 tons./.

Reported by Mai Huong

Translated by NT

09/04/2020 9:00 SAĐã ban hành
Promote foreign affairs and international integration, contributing to local socio-economic developmentPromote foreign affairs and international integration, contributing to local socio-economic development
In the past few years, especially in the two years 2020 and 2021, despite being heavily affected by Covid-19 pandemic, the foreign affairs and international integration of Long An have been focused on, maintained and achieved important and comprehensive achievements, thereby, contributing to the tradition of solidarity and friendship; promoting investment, cooperating with localities and foreign organizations, promoting socio-economic development of the province.

Up to now, Long An has signed and established cooperative relations with 8 foreign provinces and cities

Investment promotion and cooperation with foreign countries

Long An is currently in the top 10 localities nationwide in attracting foreign investment (FDI) projects. Up to now, the province has 1,155 FDI projects, with registered capital of nearly 9.98 billion USD, from 36 countries and territories. Of which, 588 projects have been put into operation with a total investment capital of over 3.6 billion USD. This result is thanks to the comprehensive and synchronous solutions to improve the investment and business environment, creating all favorable conditions for foreign organizations and enterprises to learn about market and investment environment of the province. At the same time, provincial leaders regularly have meetings and work with localities, businesses and foreign organizations to introduce the province's potentials and strengths to expand cooperation for mutual development.

In 2022, in order to actively welcome the investment wave after the Covid-19 pandemic, the province has focused on implementing the trade and industry promotion programs, especially the participation in fairs, exhibitions and organizing foreign trade group. In particular, the province has organized working delegations to visit, work, promote investment, connect localities and businesses in Australia, Japan, Korea, etc. Thereby, about 150 enterprises have been facilitated by the province to participate in events to connect trade, consult foreign export markets; participated in the Vietnam - India Business Forum in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Netherlands Business Forum. The province also coordinate with Trade Promotion Department (Ministry of Industry and Trade) to organize 2 consulting sessions on exporting dragon fruits to New Zealand and Australia; consulting on exporting cashew nuts to Eastern and Western European markets.

Currently, the province has about 800 enterprises participating in export and import activities to more than 120 countries and territories around the world. Export products are increasingly diversified and gradually shift from agricultural products to processed and manufactured industrial products. The quality of exported products has also been gradually improved, thereby enhancing competitiveness.

Long An signed memorandum of understanding, contract with a partner in the seminar program "Orientation for the development of high-tech economic zones" (Photo TL)

In addition, the thoughtful and close organization of provincial delegations in Australia, Japan and Korea and participation in delegations organized by the Central Government (in China, Korea, Denmark, Cambodia, etc.) not only ensure the element of friendly diplomacy with local governments, but also bring practicality, learning and connection into industrial production investment, trade exchange, labor, real estate, urban development, supporting enterprises to accompany the delegation in promoting economic cooperation activities with partners. In addition, the successful organization of conferences on investment promotion and labor recruitment of Long An in foreign localities has facilitated connection and many business cooperation agreements with partners.

Tighten solidarity and friendship

Up to now, Long An has signed and established cooperative relations with 8 foreign provinces and cities: Svay Rieng and Prey Veng (Kingdom of Cambodia), Kham Muon (Laos), Chungcheongnam-do (Korea), Trat (Thailand), Hyogo (Japan), Sacramento city (California, USA) and Leipzig city (Germany); of which, 17 memorandum of understandings, contracts and cooperation agreements have been implemented. Over the past time, foreign localities have well implemented the terms and conditions of the agreement, maintaining goods trading activities, and sending congratulatory messages on the occasion of national holidays, anniversaries and traditional New Year.

In particular, Long An has 134,906km of border line adjacent to the Kingdom of Cambodia. In order to strengthen solidarity and friendship with the two neighboring provinces of Svay Rieng and Prey Veng (Kingdom of Cambodia), over the past time, the province has done well in people-to-people diplomacy, especially maintaining the organization of delegation exchanges, congratulatory messages on the occasion of holidays, anniversaries, filial piety, Traditional New Year of the 2 ethnic groups; organizing cultural - artistic exchanges, sports and a number of volunteer activities such as free medical examination and medicine distribution; supporting materials, equipment, drugs for the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic; giving gifts to poor and near-poor households in border areas;etc.

The promoting of signing and establishing cooperative relations with foreign localities has contributed to the development of friendship and cooperation relations as well as enhancing the position and prestige of the province.

In the coming time, Long An will constantly expand international cooperation relations, Party external relations, State and people's diplomacy; strengthen friendly exchanges,promote tourism, trade and foreign investment attraction, thereby, contributing to strengthening friendly relations with foreign localities, building Long An into a well-developed province in the Southern Key Economic Region by 2030.

Continue to improve the efficiency of foreign affairs

Long An continues to improve the efficiency of foreign affairs on three pillars of economic diplomacy, political diplomacy and cultural diplomacy. To be proactive in international integration, the province has determined to focus on implementing the following solutions:

First, continue to implement and thoroughly grasp Directive No. 12 dated January 5, 2022 of the Secretariat on strengthening the leadership of the Party, improving the effectiveness of people's diplomacy in the new situation; Directive No. 15, dated August 10, 2022 of the Secretariat on economic diplomacy for the development of the country until 2030; Resolution No. 22, dated April 10, 2013 of the Politburo on international integration; Resolution No. 31, dated May 13, 2014 of the Government promulgating the Action Program to implement Resolution No. 22, dated April 10, 2013 of the Politburo on international integration; Directive No. 15, dated July 7, 2015 of the Prime Minister on the implementation of Resolution No. 22 of the Politburo on international integration;etc.

Second, continue to implement and grasp the overall orientation and strategy of foreign affairs for the 2021-2025 period, with a vision to 2030 in line with the actual situation of the province; especially cultural diplomacy, external information, overseas Vietnamese work, border and territory work, etc. In which, external activities in the whole political system are harmoniously combined between Party diplomacy, State diplomacy and people's diplomacy, creating strength and efficiency in the implementation of foreign affairs in the locality.

Third, continue to maintain the implementation and perform well the external work with foreign localities that have signed agreements with the province; Strengthen international integration, investment promotion, trade, education, health, culture, society and tourism; Effectively implement cultural diplomacy activities with other countries; effectively organize festivals to introduce and promote unique cultural features, landscapes, landscapes and local relics; Coordinate well with the Cambodian authorities in the management of borders and territories, demarcation and marking.

Fourthly, organize incoming and outgoing delegations according to regulations in order to create conditions for effective implementation of foreign affairs and international integration tasks; Regularly review and strengthen the steering committee for external information work at all levels; focus on training and professional training, fostering knowledge of external information for the contingent of full-time officials, propagandists and reporters at all levels.

Fifth, foreign affairs must be associated with ensuring foreign political security, social order and safety; protection of sovereignty, territorial integrity and protection of internal politics./.

Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial National Assembly Delegation - Nguyen Thanh Hai

Source: https://news.baolongan.vn/

23/12/2022 11:00 SAĐã ban hành
Chairman of Long An Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut will accompany President Nguyen Xuan Phuc to visit Republic of KoreaChairman of Long An Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut will accompany President Nguyen Xuan Phuc to visit Republic of Korea
In responding to the invitation of President of the Republic of Korea Yoon Suk Yeol, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam - Nguyen Xuan Phuc, his wife and high-ranking delegation of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam will pay a state visit to the Republic of Korea from December 4 to 6. Chairman of Long An Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut will accompany the delegation.


Leaders of Long An province took souvenir photos with leaders of Lotte Group and Saigontel

It is expected that during his visit to Korea, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc will hold talks with his counterpart Yoon Suk Yeol, meet South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck Soo and South Korean National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin Pyo. The President will also have activities to meet overseas Vietnamese and launch the Vietnam Day event in Korea.

The State President's visit takes place in the context that the two countries are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, with the strategic cooperative partnership developing well, substantively and effectively.

Within the framework of the visit, the delegation will attend the Korea - Vietnam Business Forum. Accordingly, at this event, it is expected that Long An province and Saigontel - KIND - Hyundai - Lotte - Posco - Deawoo - SMBL consortium will sign Memorandum of Understanding on researching and developing infrastructure investment projects and high-tech projects in Vietnam under the witness of senior leaders of the two countries.

The event is expected to gather hundreds of businessmen and large enterprises of the two countries to attend. This will be a great opportunity for Long An to promote cooperation with Korean businesses in many fields, especially economic cooperation./.

Source: https://news.baolongan.vn/ 

05/12/2022 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Investment promotion between enterprises in Hyogo province (Japan) and enterprises in the South of VietnamInvestment promotion between enterprises in Hyogo province (Japan) and enterprises in the South of Vietnam
On December 16, 2020, Chairman of the People's Committee of Long An province - Nguyen Van Ut and enterprises in the province attended the seminar on investment promotion between enterprises in Hyogo province (Japan) and enterprises in the South of Vietnam.

The seminar is held in the form of online; Mr. Mizuguchi Norihisa - Director of Hyogo Provincial Department of International Affairs chaired the workshop; Vietnamese regions participating online included Long An, Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho City.

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Delegates attended the workshop at the bridge point of Long An province

Talking at the seminar, Director of the Department of Planning and Investment of Long An Province - Huynh Van Son said: Japan is the country ranked 4th out of 40 countries and territories investing directly in Long An with 160 projects, total investment capital of more than 600 million USD, investment projects from Japan to Long An are increasing day by day and existing projects are constantly expanding scale and increasing investment capital.

With many favorable geographical conditions, infrastructure, transport infrastructure, international seaports, international border gates, abundant labor force, preferential policies to attract attractive investment, ... Long An wishes to connect businesses in the province with investors in Hyogo province so that they can deploy many cooperation programs in fields such as: high-tech industrial production, supporting industries, mechanical engineering, electronic components manufacturing, green industry, building construction - clean energy projects, renewable energy.

In addition, Long An always creates conditions for Japanese investors to invest in construction and completion of water supply and drainage projects to ensure a clean living environment and increase the quality of life for people; urban - real estate development near Ho Chi Minh city; logistics; providing high quality services in association with Long An Port.

The seminar is an opportunity to share the needs of investment cooperation, trade connection to enhance understanding among the parties and open up opportunities for long-term cooperation and mutual development.

Reported by Tieu Lam

 Translated by NT

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Vietnam's logistics sector speeds up post-pandemic recoveryVietnam's logistics sector speeds up post-pandemic recovery
Up to 68.4% of logistics companies in Vietnam saw increases in their revenues in the first nine months of 2022 compared to the same period of last year, a study released by Vietnam Report JSC showed.


Illustrative image. (Photo: VNA)

Of the 34 listed logistics companies that were surveyed, 64.7% said their revenues had maintained growth compared to the pre-pandemic period, said Vu Dang Vinh, General Director of Vietnam Report.

Up to 26.5% of businesses moved from the "recovery" group in the 2019 - 2021 period to "maintaining growth momentum" in the 2019 – 2022 period, reflecting efforts of logistics enterprises in the recovery process and gaining economic growth in the post-COVID-19 period.

Vietnam Report's survey pointed out that the biggest difficulties that logistics enterprises are facing are fluctuations in energy and input material prices; competition among businesses in the same industry; supply chain-related risks; political instability in the world and reduced demand for shopping. Fuel costs account for a large proportion of the operating cost structure, posing a big problem for logistics enterprises.

About 63.2% of the surveyed enterprises said that total costs increased in the first nine months of this year compared to a year earlier. Nearly one-third of the businesses recorded a significant increase in fuel costs.

Nearly 80% of the businesses forecast that the Russia-Ukraine conflict will continue until the end of 2023, even after COVID-19 prevention and control measures are removed in most markets. In addition, 52.6% of the surveyed enterprises saw a decline in the number of orders and an increase in inventory. Notably, some businesses recorded up to a 40% reduction in orders compared to the same period last year

To deal with the issue, Vinh recommended that in the coming years, businesses need to renew their mindset, putting people at the centre of decisions while establishing positive cultural norms and continuously training the workforce.

The Vietnam Report JSC also unveiled a list of the top 10 prestigious logistic companies in 2022 on the same day.

The logistics companies are operating in various categories such as international freight forwarding, warehousing, third-party logistics, fourth-party logistics, freight transportation, port operation, express, last-mile delivery, and others.

The rankings have been developed based on three main criteria, including financial capacity, media credibility, and the surveys of logistic companies conducted in October and November 2022./.

Source: VNA

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