|Green growth - inevitable choice towards prosperity||Green growth - inevitable choice towards prosperity|
Vietnam is determined to pursue rapid and sustainable economic growth combined with environmental protection to progress to prosperity. To reach that goal, green growth is the inevitable choice.
Inside VinFast automobile manufacturing factory of Vingroup in Hai Phong city (Photo:hanoimoi.com.vn)
According to experts, the path to green growth is not easy as the awareness of the business community toward environmental protection is at an early stage.
In a survey conducted by the Vietnam Federation of Trade and Industry (VCCI), although environmental pollution has seriously affected production and business activities, enterprise comprehension of environmental regulations remains modest. Only 31.8% of private enterprises said they understood environmental regulations, but up to 68% of enterprises said they were negatively affected by climate change.
There is a lack of human resources in Vietnam with adequate knowledge of environmental laws and regulations. In particular, investment in green production and operations in an environmentally friendly direction is capital intensive, which affects short-term competitiveness. Some 44% of domestic enterprises and 38% of foreign-invested enterprises admitted that they have not fully complied with environmental regulations.
In addition, business investment in innovation, and green production practices are generally at an early stage. According to a report from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), only about 50% of enterprises in the fields of industrial production, transportation, and construction have applied solutions to save energy and resources.
Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung affirmed that green and sustainable growth is currently a top priority and a goal that all countries are aiming for. For Vietnam, green growth is an opportunity to become a pioneer in the region, catching up with global trends.
He said Vietnam believes that green growth is based on science, and innovation, taking advantage of new technologies, protecting the environment, and effectively responding to climate change.
The country should create an appropriate mechanism to mobilise and optimise resources, encourage the private sector to participate in green economic development, use various types of renewable energy such as wind power, and solar power, reduce emissions, and strengthen international cooperation. It should also focus on green growth and sustainable development, the minister added.
Recognising the importance of green growth, the Prime Minister issued the National Green Growth Strategy for the period of 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050, along with a national action plan on green growth for the period 2021-2030 and a circular economy development scheme, which all share the same goal to develop science and technology, innovate, and transform the economic model towards a green, digital, and circular economy in order to participate more deeply in the global supply chain.
According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the State can only meet 30% of resources for green growth. Therefore, mechanisms are needed to promote domestic and foreign financial institutions as well as the private sector to participate in green growth goals.
In order to diversify resources, a US business delegation, consisting of 50 big names in the technology industry with green production principles, has just finished a trip to explore manufacturing opportunities in Vietnam. The businesses include Boeing, Meta, and CitiBank which are dubbed as the "eagles" in the fields of telecommunications, aviation, semiconductor, and finance. If new projects from these groups are implemented, it will be a testament to the new success in attracting resources as well as marking a new stage in realising Vietnam's green growth ambitions./.
|03/05/2023 3:00 CH||Đã ban hành|
|Opening the Street Food Festival - Traditional Craft Village associated with the OCOP Expo in Long An Province in 2022||Opening the Street Food Festival - Traditional Craft Village associated with the OCOP Expo in Long An Province in 2022|
On the afternoon of September 17, 2022, the Organizing Committee of the Culture and Tourism Week of Long An province in 2022 held the opening of the Street Food Festival - Traditional Craft Village in association with the OCOP Expo in Long An province in 2022. Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Pham Tan Hoa attended.
Delegates cut the ribbon cutting to open the event
The festival has a scale of nearly 200 stalls, gathering a variety of products and goods in 3 main groups: cuisine, craft villages, and OCOP with the participation of 14 Tourism Promotion Centers of provinces and cities such as: Forestry and Forestry. Dong, Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan, Tay Ninh, Dong Nai, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Tra Vinh, Vinh Long, Hau Giang, Dong Thap, An Giang, Bac Lieu and Soc Trang. This is an opportunity for Long An province to exchange experiences with other provinces and cities, thereby helping Long An tourism soon integrate with the general tourism development trend of the region and the whole country, especially Especially the attractiveness of Long An cuisine to the development of the service industry.
The festival is also an opportunity for the province to promote tourism promotion activities in combination with promoting and introducing OCOP products and traditional craft villages to keep the fire alive for traditional craft villages, contributing to supporting business and production establishments. OCOP business in Long An province continues to develop and increase the value of local agricultural products, thereby contributing to the successful implementation of the province's new rural construction program. Long An province currently has 42 standard OCOP products, of which 26 are 4-star products and 16 are 3-star products.
In addition, the festival has the participation of sponsors such as: Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV), Saigon Hanoi Commercial Joint Stock Bank (SHB). , Saigon Thuong Tin Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Sacombank) and many other sponsors are bridges for businesses in Long An and provinces and cities to have the opportunity to exchange, learn, exchange experiences and promote brands, products, services, trade connections, technological innovation to improve product quality.
Street Food Festival - Traditional Craft Village associated with the OCOP Expo in Long An province in 2022 is one of the main activities, contributing to enriching and attracting tourists during the Culture and Tourism Week of Long province. An in 2022. The program will take place from September 17 to 21, 2022 at Tan An city park.
Some pictures from the festival:
Delegates are watchinh the artisan who is butchering Binh Dinh ocean tuna
Delegates are visiting traditional craft village products
The festival has the participation of Tourism Promotion Centers of other provinces and cities
Booth displaying OCOP products in Long An province
Visitors are excited to visit the stalls
The festival is an opportunity for visitors to experience interesting things in Long An during the Long An Culture and Tourism Week in 2022
Reported by Binh An
Translated by NT
|18/09/2022 7:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|Vietnam-Japan Extensive Strategic Partnership||Vietnam-Japan Extensive Strategic Partnership|
The Vietnam-Japan relationship has been on the rise. Japan is Vietnam's leading official development assistance provider, third largest investor, third biggest source of tourists, and fourth trade partner of the Southeast Asian nation.
The Vietnam-Japan relationship has been on the rise. Japan is Vietnam's leading official development assistance provider, third largest investor, third biggest source of tourists, and fourth trade partner of the Southeast Asian nation.
|23/09/2022 10:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|Provincial People's Committee holds regular meeting in July 2022||Provincial People's Committee holds regular meeting in July 2022|
On the morning of August 8, 2022, the Provincial People's Committee held a regular online meeting in July 2022 with localities to evaluate the implementation of the July socio-economic development plan and the August work program 2022. Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam chaired the meeting.
The session scene
According to the report at the meeting, in July, the situation of agricultural production continued to be focused, examined and directed; focus on safety implementation of irrigation works, dykes and prepare for dike protection and fight against floods and storms in 2022. Diseases on crops and livestock are strictly controlled. There is currently one outbreak of African swine fever in Tan An city, but it has been promptly suppressed and prevented from spreading on a large scale the province's crops and livestock continued to grow well, the planting area of converted crops increased over the same period such as jackfruit, lemon trees, etc. The consumption of agricultural products was stable; prices of sticky rice, cattle and poultry increased compared to the previous month. Continuing the implementation of the agricultural development program with high technology application in association with the restructuring of the agricultural sector in 2022. The investment program to build a new rural area continued to be implemented, in the month recognized 01 additional commune new rural area (Long Huu Tay commune, Can Duoc district) and 02 newly improved rural communes (Vinh Cong commune, Chau Thanh and Tan Lap district, Tan Thanh district).
Industrial production and construction investment activities in the province continued to return to stability and achieved many positive results. Industrial production index in July increased quite high over the same period (up over 20 percent). Trade activities in the month continued to have a positive recovery, reflected in the total retail sales of goods and services in July increasing by 75.9 percent over the same period and 15.75 percent in the first 7 months of the year over the same period; The tourism industry is gradually recovering after being affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, revenue from accommodation, catering and tourism services increased by 6.67 percent over the same period.
As for budget collection, which has been focused on and directed since the beginning of the year, the results of budget collection up to July 21, 2022 were quite good, increasing by 13.9 percent over the same period, of which domestic revenue increased by 19, 8 percent. Credit activity is stable, bad debt ratio is under control.
Regarding the situation of the Covid-19 epidemic, there were no new infections in the province during the month, the number of infections decreased, but with a non-subjective, negligent, and unvigilant view, the province always focused its efforts on implementing flexibility. many solutions to suit the epidemic situation. As for the dengue epidemic situation, by the end of July, Long An had 7,488 cases, an increase of 5.4 times over the same period in 2021; recorded 8 deaths due to late hospitalization and severe progression.
At the meeting, representatives of leaders, departments and localities discussed, assessed, and clarified limitations and difficulties that still existed in the month and suggested solutions and solutions in the coming time.
Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee – Nguyen Minh Lam speaks at the meeting
Speaking at the end of the session, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam suggested that sectors and localities continue to focus on closely monitoring the situation of the Covid-19 epidemic, dengue fever and other infectious diseases. other; organize the drastic and effective implementation of the Covid-19 vaccine vaccination campaign; cleaning, general environmental sanitation to ensure the landscape for the upcoming 20222 Cultural and Tourism Week of Long An province.
At the same time, continue to carry out the key tasks and tasks for socio-economic development in 2022 that have been assigned by the Provincial People's Committee to the branches and localities to ensure the quality, progress and prescribed time; focus on well implementing the work of budget collection, public land auction in the area to have resources to carry out site clearance for key projects of the province; actively coordinate with the provincial planning consulting unit, the Department of Planning and Investment to urgently implement the formulation of the provincial planning period 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050; focus on drastic implementation, taking steps at the same time to speed up site clearance for projects in the province; speeding up the disbursement of public investment capital in 2022, considering this an important task, contributing to promoting socio-economic development and increasing growth rate./.
Reported by Kha Tam
Translated by NT
|08/08/2022 4:00 CH||Đã ban hành|
|Hot weather continues scorching Vietnam||Hot weather continues scorching Vietnam|
According to the National Centre for Hydro- Metreologogical Forecasting (NCHMF), hot weather is set to scorch northern and northern-central localities on May 18, with the highest temperature ranging from 37 to 40 degrees Celsius.
Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
Meteorologists have warned heat along with low humidity will pose risks of forest fires, exhaustion, and health problems to those having to work in high temperatures for a long time.
The northwestern region is partly cloudy, with the mercury even topping 39 decrees during the day but some places can expect showers and thunderstorms at night. Meanwhile, the northeastern region will see harsher weather with no downpours at night and the mercury hovering around 40 degrees.
Hanoi capital is partially cloudy, with the highest temperature being 38 to 40 degrees or even higher in some places.
It's partly cloudy from the north-central coast province of Thanh Hoa to the central province of Thua Thien –Hue. Extreme heatwaves are forecast in the northern area with possibilities of thunderstorms, lightning and strong winds at night. The highest temperature is about 38 degrees.
The central region from Da Nang city to Binh Thuan province can expect showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and at night, with the highest temperature being 31-34 degrees.
The Central Highlands and the southern region are cloudy, while rains are forecast in the afternoon and evening and the highest temperature at 32-35 degrees.
The NCHMF has warned that Vietnam will experience more hot days in 2023 due to the El Nino phenomenon which is likely to return in late May or early June and may last to early 2024./.
|19/05/2023 9:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|Long An strives to have 27 urban areas by 2030||Long An strives to have 27 urban areas by 2030|
According to the planning of Long An province in the period of 2021 - 2030, the province will strive to have 27 urban centers by 2030 when all conditions and standards are met.
In which, including: 01 urban area of grade I is Tan An city; 01 urban area of class II is Kien Tuong town; 03 urban centers of grade III, including urban centers of Ben Luc, Can Giuoc, Duc Hoa; 09 urban centers of grade IV, including the towns of Can Duoc, Dong Thanh, Tan Hung, Vinh Hung, Tan Thanh, Thanh Hoa, Thu Thua, Tan Tru, and Tam Vu; 13 grade-V cities include Rach Kien, Long Cang, Long Huu Dong, Long Trach, My Quy Tay, Binh Hoa Nam, Hung Dien B, Khanh Hung, Thai Binh Trung, Binh Phong Thanh, Hau Thanh Dong, Tan Long, Lac Ton.
Long An strives to have 27 urban areas by 2030
Tan An city will play the role of a modern, high-tech and industrial center of commerce, service and industry of the Northeast of the Mekong Delta, a gateway city between the Southeast region and the Mekong Delta. The urban areas of Duc Hoa, Ben Luc, and Can Giuoc are satellite cities, which play the role of reducing population pressure, social infrastructure and technical infrastructure for Ho Chi Minh City. Kien Tuong town plays the role of the center of Dong Thap Muoi region associated with Long An border-gate economic zone, plays a driving role in promoting industrial activities, logistics, agricultural product processing, and border trade with Cambodia.
The remaining urban centers play the role of political, administrative, economic, cultural and commercial centers of district-level administrative units./.
Reported by T.H
Traslated by NT
|26/07/2023 11:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|Promote trade promotion and connect agricultural product consumption||Promote trade promotion and connect agricultural product consumption|
To support agricultural enterprises, cooperatives, and farmers in producing and consuming products, in recent times, provincial functional agencies have actively guided businesses, cooperatives, and farmers to proactively improve quality. quantity of agricultural products to meet regulations and requirements of export markets. At the same time, functional branches also promote trade promotion activities, especially organizing connection conferences, investment cooperation, fairs,... to create stable output for Vietnam's agricultural products.
Standardize the quality of agricultural products
Information from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, recently, the Department coordinated with relevant departments and branches to organize many conferences to connect supply and demand between businesses purchasing agricultural products (export and consumption). domestic) with cooperatives and farmers in the province. At the same time, the Department organized many training sessions to implement regulations when participating in exporting agricultural products to potential markets such as Europe, China, Japan, Korea, the United States,... Thereby, create conditions for the province's agricultural products to access foreign markets.
From the beginning of 2023 until now, the Department of Industry and Trade has supported more than 100 businesses to participate in fairs and exhibitions inside and outside the province
The entire Long An province currently has nearly 30,000 hectares of land planted with perennial crops, mainly fruit trees such as dragon fruit, lemon, jackfruit, durian, mango,... These are the province's key products. is being developed, forming a concentrated production area to serve the domestic and export markets.
Director of the Provincial Department of Crop Production, Plant Protection and Quality Management of Agricultural Products - Nguyen Van Cuong said that in recent times, the Provincial Agriculture sector has focused on supporting businesses, cooperatives and farmers to build Growing area codes for export of potential crops. To date, in the province there are 288 MSVTs with a total area of over 13,734 hectares, exported to markets: Korea, Japan, USA, Australia, New Zealand, EU, Russia, UK, China.
The agricultural products with the most growing area codes are dragon fruit, followed by lemons, watermelons, bananas, durian, mangoes, sweet potatoes, etc. In addition, the whole province has 163 packaging facilities granted codes. , of which dragon fruit has 109 establishments; lemon 31 establishments; banana 2 establishments; jackfruit, durian, mango 21 establishments.
Tan Thanh district currently has over 2,069 hectares of land planted with fruit trees, mainly jackfruit, durian and lemon, concentrated in Tan Lap, Tan Ninh, Nhon Ninh and Tan Thanh communes. In order to find stable output for agricultural products and build its own brand, the district coordinates with industries to create conditions for farmers to build planting area codes and packaging facility codes.
Tan Thanh district currently has 3 area codes for durian growing exported to China
To date, Tan Thanh district has built 5 growing area codes, including 3 growing area codes for durian trees, 1 growing area code for watermelons exported to China and 1 growing area code for seedless lemons exported. Europe. At the same time, the district has 2 inland growing area codes for rice; 6 cooperatives and cooperative groups achieved VietGAP certification and 1 mushroom production facility achieved organic certification.
Mr. Nguyen Van Hoang (Tan Lap commune, Tan Thanh district) shared: "With nearly 2 hectares of more than 6-year-old durian, my family received support from the local government and functional branches in building the planting area code to meet meet the requirements of export markets. To be granted an open area code, my family cultivates according to the technical procedures instructed by the authorities, uses fertilizers and pesticides according to the allowed list and keeps a complete production diary. enough".
Besides traditional distribution channels, recently, e-commerce has become a new distribution channel to help farmers, cooperatives and businesses strongly promote the process of consuming agricultural products. When participating in e-commerce, farmers, cooperatives, and agricultural businesses have the opportunity to expand the number and target audience of customers. Buying, selling and regulating goods from surplus to shortage takes place flexibly and quickly. The connection and consumption between the parties is carried out through professional shipping units.
PURE Production Trading Company Limited (Tan Long commune, Thu Thua district) specializes in producing cajuput essential oil under the Con Yeu brand and is one of many units taking advantage of e-commerce to market products. Director of PURE Production Trading Company Limited - Nguyen Quoc Vu said: "Currently, the Company sells through many distribution channels, including e-commerce. Because, the biggest trend of businesses and retailers is multi-channel sales, promoting online sales in addition to optimizing traditional sales channels. When participating in e-commerce platforms, the Company can easily promote products and reduce costs in the sales process."
Products of PURE Production Trading Company Limited on the e-commerce platform managed by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
According to Director of the Provincial Center for Industry and Trade Promotion - Pham Van Phong, to effectively bring agricultural products to e-commerce platforms, farmers need to pay attention to the production stage to ensure quality, design, and satisfaction. food safety standards, VietGAP, GlobalGAP,... Preliminarily and processed products must have labels, declaration of conformity, clear information, etc. On the other hand, products must ensure uniformity. , there is a refinement of product images on e-commerce platforms.
Currently, the whole province has over 50 booths registered to participate with over 485 products displayed on e-commerce platforms. In addition, the Department of Industry and Trade also coordinates with the Provincial Post Office and Viettel to support agricultural households, business households, cooperatives, agricultural enterprises,... in the province to promote their images and develop their products. products and brand recognition on e-commerce platforms (https://postmart.vn, https://voso.vn). To date, there are over 63,200 organizations and individuals selling on these two e-commerce platforms with over 7,650 registered products.
In addition, the Department introduces and promotes typical products and OCOP products of the province through Zalo and Facebook groups; Build traceability software for typical products of the province.
Strengthen advertising and trade promotion
From the beginning of 2023 until now, the functional sector supports businesses, cooperatives, and economic entities to participate in fairs in Hanoi City, Can Tho City, Lao Cai province, Hau Giang,...; connecting the Long An Dragon Fruit Association with the APEC BCI Trade Association on purchasing and investing in products with businesses, along with many other programs and policies to help businesses expand consumption markets.
Information from the Department of Industry and Trade, from the beginning of 2023 until now, the Department has supported over 100 businesses participating in fairs and exhibitions; Support many businesses to receive survey delegations and connect directly with many businesses from China and Korea;...
Workers process and package agricultural products (mangoes) for export
As one of the businesses that regularly participates in trade fairs and exhibitions inside and outside the province, Vuon Nha Minh One Member Company Limited (Tan Binh commune, Tan Tru district) carries processed products. transforms from the Moringa tree to customers near and far.
According to Director of Nha Minh Garden One Member Company Limited - Pham Ngoc Anh Tuan, thanks to the support from the Department of Industry and Trade, the Company has the opportunity to promote its products at trade fairs and exhibitions in and abroad. From these fairs, the Company has more customers and signed many contracts, the Company's business is also more favorable.
Deputy Director of the Department of Industry and Trade - Chau Thi Le informed that recently, the Department organized a conference to connect logistics businesses in the field of e-commerce. The conference took place in a friendly and open spirit. Provincial departments, branches, localities and businesses exchanged a lot of content about the latest trends and updates in the fields of logistics, e-commerce and import and export.
"In addition, implementing the Trade Promotion and Industry Support Program of Long An province in 2023, from the beginning of 2023 until now, the Department has supported businesses, cooperatives and OCOP entities to provide seasonal information. crops, harvest and farming output; time to harvest agricultural products for e-commerce platforms; guide agricultural production households to put products on e-commerce platforms; Develop documents to guide agricultural households to register accounts and put products on e-commerce platforms in many forms" - Ms. Chau Thi Le added.
With existing potential and advantages, the strong participation of functional sectors has opened up new prospects in linking, trade promotion and agricultural product consumption. Thereby, helping the province's agricultural products have more consumer markets, reducing the risk of repeating the situation of "good harvest, falling prices" every time entering the peak harvest period./.
Reported by Bui Tung
Translated by NT
|30/11/2023 4:00 CH||Đã ban hành|
|Vietnam’s short-term economic outlook positive: PwC||Vietnam’s short-term economic outlook positive: PwC|
Vietnam’s economic growth is projected to be still positive in the short term, according to the London-based audit service supplier PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
Illustrative photo (Photo: vneconomy.vn)
In its updated report on Vietnam's economy in the first half of 2023, PwC said that Vietnam is still expected one of the few countries in the world that can maintain strong economic growth in 2023 while the others will continue to experience a serious slowdown.
In the first half of this year, Vietnam's socio-economic development faced challenges and instabilities from the global economy, with a gross domestic product (GDP) expansion of only 3.72% year-on-year.
The country's service sector recovered thanks to policies to stimulate domestic consumption and reopen its economy.
Besides, the stock market is adversely affected by government policy on inflation control and negative events in the international financial market including the bankruptcy of banks.
While both the agro-forestry-fishery and services sectors tended to recover positively, industry and construction were hard hit by political turmoil around the world.
In the first half of 2023, Vietnam posted a trade surplus of 12.1 million USD, but the total export value decreased by about 12% compared to the same period last year.
Except for agriculture, chemicals, paper products, and means of transport and components, most of the sectors saw their exports decrease by 10-20% over the same period.
Vietnam's exports slowed down due to the impact of falling consumption in the main export markets, with respective year-on-year decreases of 22%, 10%, 10%, and 9% in the export value to the US, the Republic of Korea, the EU, and ASEAN.
The US remained the biggest importer of Vietnam, accounting for 30% of the Southeast Asian nation's total export turnover. It was followed by China and the EU.
However, PwC believes that Vietnam's short-term economic outlook is still positive, with 2023 GDP growth of over 5% as forecast by Fitch, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and Asian Development Bank (ADB)./.
|16/08/2023 8:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|The delegation of Long An province paid a working visit to Son La||The delegation of Long An province paid a working visit to Son La|
From November 26th to November 28th, the delegation of Long An province led by Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People’s Committee – Tran Van Can, and Vice Chairman of the Provincial People’s Council – Mai Van Nhieu and leaders of departments and sectors visited and worked in Son La province.
Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee, Long An province – Tran Van Can works in Son La province
The trip aimed at studying and exchanging experiences of agricultural and rural models associated with cultural development in Son La province. In the morning of November 26th, Vice Chairwoman of Son La Provincial People's Council – Nham Thi Phuong, Vice Chairman of Son La Provincial People's Committee – Lo Minh Hung welcomed the delegation.
At the meeting, representatives of leaders and departments, sectors of the two provinces exchanged on the situation of economic, cultural and social development. According to the Vice Chairman of Son La Provincial People's Committee – Lo Minh Hung, Son La determined that 2019 was a breakthrough year, completing the province's 5-year socio-economic development. The province's urban and rural development has prospered in various fields; culture and society have made positive changes, material and spiritual life of the people has been gradually improved.
Vice Chairwoman of Son La Provincial People's Council – Nham Thi Phuong, Vice Chairman of Son La Provincial People's Committee – Lo Minh Hung give a souvenir picture to the leaders of Long An province
Mr. Tran Van Can highly appreciated Son La's achievements in recent years. He said that Long An needed to learn about agriculture, rural areas and tourism management and exploitation in Son La, especially high-tech agricultural development program and consumption linking in Son La province.
On the same day, the delegation went to offer incenses at the Uncle Ho and Northwestern People Monument and Memorial Hall of Heroes and Martyrs; visited the special National relic – Son La Prison and Son La Provincial Library.
The delegation of Long An province visits and offers incenses at the Uncle Ho and Northwestern People Monument
The delegation of Long An province offers incenses at the Memorial Hall of Heroes and Martyrs
The delegation visits the special National relic – Son La Prison and Son La Provincial Library
Reported by Huynh Phong
Translated by Lan Vy
|27/11/2019 10:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|Garment sector sees signs of recovery||Garment sector sees signs of recovery|
Garment and textile firms are urged to flexibly implement measures to bring into full play market opportunities and promote growth, so as to fulfil the set goal of over 40 billion USD in export revenue this year.
In the first 10 months of this year, total value of garment and textile exports reaches more than 33 billion USD (Photo: VNA)
In the first 10 months of this year, total value of garment and textile exports reached more than 33 billion USD, down 12.45% year-on-year. In October, the sector saw a sign of recovery when earning 3.2 billion USD from exports, up 5.28% month-on-month, and 2.96% year-on-year.
The US is currently Vietnam's biggest apparel importer, accounting for over 40% of the market share, followed by Japan, the EU, the Republic of Korea, and China.
According to insiders, in the gloomy picture of the market over the past 10 months, the only silver lining is high growth from countries participating in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) such as Japan, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
In addition, the country has gained access to several new markets in Africa and the Middle East, which is expected to help keep the industry's export turnover from decreasing deeply in the context of sharp reductions in global market demand.
General Director of Vietnam Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) Cao Huu Hieu said that in the fourth quarter, market signs become more positive when the frequency of customers coming to learn about the source of goods and production capacity is the driving force for garment firms to introduce their products and offer suitable prices to win orders for the coming period.
Regarding tasks for the last month of 2023, experts advised businesses to re-organise production to increase labour productivity, meet small orders, and arrange appropriate human resources to optimise labour costs.
Chairman of Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (Vitas) Vu Duc Giang emphasised that businesses must quickly change themselves and adapt to market fluctuations.
He stressed the need to organise vocational skills classes and human resources training for green and digital transformation, in order to improve labour productivity and competitiveness.
In addition, it is necessary to retain customers by accepting small orders, while promoting the exploitation of new markets and reducing costs to step up production and business activities, and boost growth, added Giang./.
|24/11/2023 8:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|Duc Hoa: Industry contributes to local socio-economic development||Duc Hoa: Industry contributes to local socio-economic development|
Industry increasingly asserts its leading role and position in the economic structure, making an important contribution to the development of Duc Hoa district, Long An province.
Favorable environment for industrial development
As a key district for industrial development of the province, adjacent to Ho Chi Minh City, Tay Ninh province, Duc Hoa has many conditions for development, especially industrial economy. Over the years, local leaders have always clearly determined that Duc Hoa's key economy is located in area II (industry - construction), so there are many right and reasonable decisions in attracting investment to the area. Not only the province focuses on calling for investors, but the district also strives to promote investment, administrative reform, working style, and create a favorable environment to attract businesses to invest and operate. movement in the area. From the right decisions, the industry - construction sector promoted its efficiency, contributing to the socio-economic development of the district constantly. At present, the economic structure continues to shift strongly in the direction of industry - construction, trade - service development. In which, industry - construction contributes 92.23 percent, trade - service contributes 5.55 percent and agriculture contributes 2.22 percent.
Industry - construction contributes 92.23 percent to the economic structure of Duc Hoa district (Photo taken by Tan Duc Industrial Park)
According to General Director of Tan Duc Investment Joint Stock Company - Phan Nhat Nam, Duc Hoa has a very good location and investment environment. Investment companies in the district are always created favorable conditions by the locality in the process of operation. Currently, the company invests in the Tan Duc Industrial - Service - Urban project in Duc Hoa Ha and Huu Thanh communes, with a total scale of more than 1,140 hectares. The company compensates for site clearance nearly 100 percent.
Phase 1, Industrial Park attracted nearly 150 enterprises, of which foreign investors accounted for more than 40 percent, phase 2 attracted nearly 60 investors with the proportion of foreign investors more than 60 percent. The company recommends that the province continue to pay attention to overcome limitations in traffic connections, compensation prices, promote the training of skilled labor force, meet production and business requirements, contribute to creating favorable in attracting investment.
According to the representative of Hai Son Co., Ltd., the company is given favorable conditions in attracting investment. Leaders of provinces and districts always listen and promptly solve difficulties and problems of enterprises. Since then, the Company has assured to develop production and business. Currently, the Company has expanded its scale and invested in a few new projects in Duc Hoa district (besides Hai Son Industrial Park) and other districts in the province. Hopefully, the company will continue to develop further to contribute to the development of Long An in general and Duc Hoa district in particular.
Contributing to local development
Not only making practical contributions to the economy, creating many jobs, industrial development also helps people stabilize their lives. Mr. Tran Van Hong (My Hanh Bac commune) shared: "If in the past, my family only relied on income from growing beans and raising livestock, now the main income is the salary of workers working in a household. The family has an additional income of more than 10 million VND each month, enough to cover daily living expenses and even save a part of it.In addition to other incomes, my family's economy is more stable".
Chairman of the People's Committee of Duc Hoa district - Le Truong Chinh informed: In recent years, the economic structure of the district has tended to develop strongly in the field of industry - construction and the industrial economy has increasingly affirmed its role, location, makes an important contribution to the development of the locality.
Industry contributes to creating jobs for more than 154,000 workers in the area
The district focuses on implementing many activities to promote the development of investment, trade and service partnerships; focus on the whole political system to support enterprises in site clearance. The district proposed the province to invest in building many traffic routes connecting with industrial zones and clusters; participate in the coordination of industries to create a breakthrough in attracting investment; propose the Provincial People's Committee to make strong adjustments in the direction of healthy investment environment.
The approved industrial land area is nearly 6,200 hectares, including 13 industrial parks and 20 industrial clusters. In which, 13 industrial parks have a total area of nearly 5,200 hectares, 6 industrial parks have been put into operation with an area of over 2,000 hectares, 978 enterprises, the average occupancy rate is 41.76 percent. 20 Industrial clusters with a total area of nearly 1,000 hectares, 10 clusters come into operation with an area of 595 hectares, 540 enterprises, the average occupancy rate is 90.92 percent. Currently, in addition to the Industrial Park and Cluster, there are about 3,440 enterprises.
Despite the important contribution, at present, industrial development in the district still faces certain difficulties and limitations. To solve this problem, the district proposed a direction to focus on maintaining and improving the growth rate of annual average production value; continue to coordinate to remove difficulties in industrial development site clearance; strictly manage industrial - handicraft production establishments located outside industrial zones and clusters to ensure proper operation of permitted industries and environmental sanitation. Leading the investment in capital construction to meet the requirements of socio-economic development in the district; implement the annual basic construction work in accordance with the procedures, progress, and quality assurance, in which, priority is given to allocating capital for key projects of the Resolution of the district Party Congress, projects under the program breakthrough,...
At the same time, the district sets out the development orientation of the locality from now to 2025 and a vision to 2030 in the field of industry construction, focusing on promoting production development of enterprises in the zones. The current industrial cluster; promote the completion of infrastructure of industrial zones and clusters that are behind the investment schedule; promoting and calling for domestic and foreign enterprises to invest in connection with industrial zones and clusters of the province, attached to the system of concentrated industrial zones of the southern key economic region, especially Ho Chi Minh City.
The district creates favorable conditions for development links between industrial zones and clusters in the industrial development chain, towards the formation of specialized or key fields for each industrial zone or cluster. At the same time, the district focuses on embellishing, repairing and building new public and civil works, mainly public facilities, resettlement areas, residential clusters, lines, building houses for the people, public welfare works, especially construction of infrastructure and production and business facilities for industrial zones, clusters, new urban areas, satellite residential areas - industrial logistics - service services, centers and commercial - service zones.
Reported by Chau Son
Translated by NT
|22/09/2022 9:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|Long An announces PAR index in 2022||Long An announces PAR index in 2022|
On March 9, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut chaired an online conference to summarize, announce the public administrative reform (PAR) index 2022, and implement tasks in 2023.
Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee – Nguyen Van Ut chairs the conference
In 2022, PAR work was identified as a key task, and the Provincial People's Committee promptly issued many documents directing and implementing PAR tasks in the locality. Departments, branches and localities also proactively promulgated annual plans and implement them with quality on schedule.
Institutional reform is basically positive, legal documents are promulgated in accordance with the prescribed order, ensuring consistency, synchronization and feasibility in the whole province. Administrative procedure reform has been implemented continuously with focus, and brought practical results. During the year, the province has 42 options to simplify administrative procedures for 42 procedures in 20 fields under the jurisdiction of 16 provincial departments and branches.
Regarding the results of handling administrative procedure records, from January 1, 2022 to December 30, 2022, the whole province received 987,406 records; settled 967,527 records (55.19% before due date, 44.43% on time and 0.39% overdue); currently dealing with 19,879 records (of which 98.74% are not due; 1.26% are overdue).
The implementation of information technology application and building of digital government has been focused on by the province and achieved a number of important results, contributing to the management, direction and administration in the digital environment and helping serve people and businesses better.
The conference is held online, connecting with districts, towns and communes in the province
However, the work of directing and administering PAR were sometimes not thorough; the roles and responsibilities of leaders in the implementation of PAR in some agencies and units have not been enhanced;etc
At the conference, representatives of departments, branches and localities shared difficulties and limitations; at the same time, making proposals, recommendations and solutions to well implement PAR in 2023. Also here, PAR indexes of departments, branches, districts, towns and cities were announced. Accordingly, the Department of Justice ranks first among departments and branches; Tan Tru district ranked first among districts, towns and cities.
Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee – Nguyen Van Ut awards certificates of merit to units with achievements in organizing and implementing PAR
On this occasion, the Provincial People's Committee awarded certificates of merit to 9 collectives with achievements in organizing and implementing PAR in 2022.
Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee – Nguyen Van Ut speaks at the conference
Speaking at the conference, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut recognized and praised the departments, branches and localities that had good achievements and tried their best in PAR.
He asked the departments, branches and localities to seriously overcome the limitations; regularly review legal documents, order and procedures in PAR. In particular, the head must define PAR as an important task; thereby enhancing responsibility in the work of leading and directing administrative procedure reform; strengthen inspection and examination of public service in order to improve the quality of PAR activities in the province in 2023./.
|11/03/2023 8:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|Long An organizes OCOP product promotion week, the province's typical agricultural products in 2023||Long An organizes OCOP product promotion week, the province's typical agricultural products in 2023|
On the evening of September 27, 2023, the Standing Committee of the Provincial Farmers' Union held the Opening Ceremony of the OCOP Product Promotion Week, a typical agricultural product of Long An province in 2023. Attending the opening ceremony was the Vice Chairman. Chairman of the Central Vietnam Farmers' Union - Nguyen Xuan Dinh; Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Pham Tan Hoa; along with representatives of leaders of provincial departments, branches and branches and representatives of Farmers' Associations of provinces and cities.
Delegates cut the ribbon to open the OCOP product promotion week, the province's typical agricultural products in 2023
Speaking at the opening of the week, Vice Chairman of the Provincial Farmers' Association, Head of the Week Organizing Committee - Tran Quoc Quan said that this is a meaningful and practical activity to welcome the 5th Congress of Long An Provincial Farmers' Association. X, moving towards the 8th Congress of Vietnam Farmers' Association, term 2023 - 2028.
With the province's geographical location being the gateway connecting the Mekong Delta provinces with Ho Chi Minh City and the Southeast provinces; is a province with strengths in both industrial development and agricultural development, especially the development of high-tech agriculture. Therefore, Long An province has many favorable conditions in organizing activities to connect, promote and introduce OCOP products and typical agricultural products inside and outside the province to consumers. Participate in the OCOP product promotion week, typical agricultural products of Long An province in 2023 with a diversity of OCOP products with great potential in development links from businesses and cooperatives , production and business households from localities throughout the country.
Vice Chairman of the Provincial Farmers' Association, Head of the Week Organizing Committee - Tran Quoc Quan gave the opening speech
OCOP product promotion week, typical agricultural products of Long An province in 2023, will be held from September 27 to October 3, 2023 with a scale of over 300 booths and more than 200 units, Enterprises, production facilities, and cooperatives inside and outside the province participate. Especially with the participation of the Farmers' Association of 20 provinces and cities of the North, Central and South, creating a diversity of regionally specific agricultural products.
Delegates visit the booths
OCOP products are displayed
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vice Chairman of the Central Vietnam Farmers' Union - Nguyen Xuan Dinh highly appreciated the organization of the OCOP product promotion week, the province's typical agricultural products, thereby demonstrating its role in promoting OCOP products. The role and position of the Association in participating in implementing the province's agricultural economic restructuring program in supporting farmers to promote production development, linking product consumption, building brands, contributing part of improving added value and sustainable development, associated with promoting trade promotion activities in the agricultural sector, consuming and exporting Vietnamese agricultural products to domestic and international markets.
Vice Chairman of the Central Vietnam Farmers' Union - Nguyen Xuan Dinh spoke
At the same time, honor the brands and products of businesses, farms, cooperatives, cooperative groups, and farmer households with good production and business in the province; create opportunities for manufacturers to reach consumers, businesses, scientists, experts to cooperate, exchange information, transfer science and technology, new technology, high technology... mobilization and exploit all resources to support the province's agricultural and rural economy to develop./.
Reported by Binh An
Translated by NT
|28/09/2023 9:00 SA||Đã 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 Park||Industry 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.
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 CH||Đã ban hành|
|Hi-tech agriculture continued to develop||Hi-tech agriculture continued to develop|
It is identified that hi-tech agriculture as the "key" in changing production practices, enhancing quality and solving the problem of output for agricultural products, aiming towards argricultural development in the direction modernity and sustainability, in recent years, Long An has adopted a large number of incentive policies to create favorable conditions for hi-tech farmers to grow crops and raise livestock.
In 2021, the province has many policies to create conditions for people to participate in hi-tech application models
The director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development - Nguyen Thanh Truyen, stated: "In 2021, the Agricultural sector advised the Provincial People's Committee to issue and submit many plans, decisions and resolutions related to the implementation of the program of developing hi-tech agriculture in association with restructuring the agricultural sector in the period of 2021-2025, as proposed by the Provincial People's Committee to the Provincial People's Council in promulgating the resolution on policies giving support to the Agricultural Development Program of hi-tech agriculture in association with restructuring the agricultural sector from 2021 to 2025; the plan for implementing program over the period 2021-2025, etc.
In addition, the Department cooperated with the news agencies to promote propaganda about the Program of developing hi-tech agriculture; worked with local authorities to determine the specific area of each commune and hi-tech production area, define a map of hi-tech zones in the period 2021-2025; transfer between science and technology, put mechanized farming into practice, etc. As a result, up to now, the areas of hi-tech farming for rice, vegetables, lemons, and shrimps have reached 6,640 hectares, 1,732 hectares, 524 hectares and 10 hectares respectively.
Can Giuoc district is the major locality in the implementation of hi-tech farming on vegetables. Accordingly, in 2021, the district created favorable conditions for farmers to access preferential policies from the hi-tech agricultural development program such as organizing three training courses on vegetables in the direction of VietGAP; demonstrating microorganic fertilizer models with new technology - Nano technology with five demonstration sites with the scale of 1,000 square meters per model, in which 100 percent of seeds and 30 percent of materials were provided; building five models of net house to grow vegetables with the scale of 1,000 square meters per model, supporting 40 percent of the cost of materials, etc. The total funding for the implementation of the district's program of developing hi-tech agriculture on vegetables was nearly 930 million VND. Up to now, the district has had 1,135 hectares of hi-tech farming areas for vegetables.
Mr. Huynh Van Sang (from Phuoc Lam commune) shared: "In the past, I used traditional methods to grow two hectares of leafy green vegetables such as mustard greens, basils, corianders, etc. Through training courses, I have learned that hi-tech vegetable cultivation will create hi-quality products to meet the needs of consumers, and more importantly, this method helps to reduce input costs and increase profits. Since then, I have invested in greenhouses, applied automatic irrigation methods, limited fertilizers, pesticides, etc. Over the time of implementation, the profit the model brought was 1.5 times higher than that with traditional methods of growing vegetables".
In 2021, Tan Thanh district planned to build 36 high-tech rice production models with an area of 1,800 hectares, each model ranged from 50 to 100 hectares. Each hamlet was supposed to build at least one pilot model for farmers to visit and share experiences. Mai Van On, the head of the Division of Agriculture and Rural Development of Tan Thanh District, said: "The purpose of building a hi-tech rice model is to help farmers to change their production practices such as applying the method of thin seedling combined with one-time burying fertilizer; applying sowing seeds which are all high quality rice varieties with the quantity ranging from 80 to 100 kilos per hectare; training and guiding production techniques in accordance with the practice "1 must, 6 decrease"; putting mechanization into production; collecting packaging and bottles of pesticides and putting them in the right place, etc. As a result, in 2021, the district implemented 37 hi-tech rice models with the area of over 2,000 hectares.
In the coming time, the Agricultural sector will continue to promote propaganda about the hi-tech agricultural development program associated with the restructuring of the agricultural sector in the period of 2021 - 2025; support the development of cooperatives and collaborative groups to improve their capacity to actively link output consumption, sign co-production contracts according to production chains with addresses and traceability; maintain and multiply the extent of enterprises participating in large fields in the form of co-production and consumption of agricultural products; deploy and build synchronous application models of mechanization, models of reducing the amount of inorganic fertilizers in production.
At the same time, the sector has consolidated 110 cooperatives, established 8 new cooperatives and 65 cooperative groups in hi-tech agricultural production areas; trained human resources for the development of hi-tech agriculture; continued to carry out trade promotion activities to introduce products of Long An province, promoted images of products, special products, typical products, OCOP products of the province; focused on integrating capital sources to speed up the construction progress of irrigation work being implemented in the districts to serve the hi-tech production areas./.
In 2022, the province is striving to build a 1,400-ha high-tech zone on rice to meet export standards; build 26 pilot models with an area of 1,300 hectares; continue to maintain 115 models that have been deployed and implemented in the period 2016-2020.
In addition, there are plans to build two pilot models for vegetable crops with an area of 2 hectares; build 12 hi-tech pilot models with an area of 12 hectares; continue to maintain and replicate models in the period 2016-2020, with an area of 1,772 hectares.
For dragon fruit crops, the province plans to build 20-ha high-tech agricultural zones to meet export standards; build 12 pilot models with an area of 20 hectares; continue to replicate 665 hectares of hi-tech dragon fruit areas and maintain 7 models with an area of 140 hectares.
For lemon tree crops, hi-tech production area in Ben Luc district with 135 hectares and 15 pilot models with an area of 150 hectares are going to be built while 22 models of lemon crops meeting export standards with an area of 220 hectares are being replicated.
Three pilot models of hi-tech beef cattle breeding are being constructed in Duc Hue, Thu Thua and Tan Tru districts; 2 models supporting farmers in applying hi-quality beef breeding technology are being replicated; 6,777 heifers are artificially inseminated with high quality cow breeds.
For shrimps, 29 hi-tech brackish water shrimp farming models with a total area of 14.5 hectares are supported; a tour around effective hi-tech vannamei shrimp farming models are organized, etc.
|28/02/2022 8:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|Long An promotes investment and trade cooperation with Cuba||Long An promotes investment and trade cooperation with Cuba|
Within the framework of the programs taking place in Cuba, the Long An Provincial Working Delegation led by Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam and Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Council - Mai Van Nhieu, led the delegation. Leaders of departments, branches and typical enterprises of the province have participated in many investment and trade cooperation activities organized by the Vietnam Confederation of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in coordination with chambers of commerce and promotion agencies. Cuba held in the capital La Habana. In particular, the provincial leaders had an intimate courtesy call with the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment of Cuba.
Long An province delegation and accompanying businesses attended the Vietnam - Cuba Business Forum
Long An attended the Vietnam - Cuba Business Forum organized by VCCI
On November 8, 2023 local time, the Long An province delegation attended the Vietnam - Cuba Business Forum held at the ExpoCuba Fairground Convention Center, Havana. This is an important program within the framework of FIHAV 2023 events organized by VCCI, bringing together many Vietnamese and Cuban agencies, associations and businesses interested in participating in the event to promote bilateral cooperation. based on the close diplomatic relationship between the two countries.
The forum was chaired by Cuban Minister of Transport - Eduardo Rodriguez Dávila, President of the Cuban Chamber of Commerce - Antonio Luis Carricarte, Head of VCCI International Relations Department - Nguyen Tuan Hai and representatives of large Vietnamese businesses and corporations. and Cuba.
Speaking at the opening ceremony at the forum, leaders of the Cuban Chamber of Commerce highly appreciated the friendly and cooperative relationship between the two countries. The two sides have carried out practical activities to upgrade political and diplomatic relations throughout, maintain a bond of brotherhood and always care, and create favorable conditions for the people in general and businesses. The two countries in particular upgraded their cooperative relationship to new heights. Recently, the two sides have promoted bilateral investment cooperation commensurate with political and diplomatic relations. It is known that Vietnam is currently the largest foreign investor in Cuba in Asia with 5 major projects already implemented.
Vice Chairman of Long An Provincial People's Council - Mai Van Nhieu spoke at the conference
Attending the forum, Vice Chairman of the People's Council of Long An province - Mai Van Nhieu shared that despite being geographically far apart, Vietnam and Cuba always accompany each other and have similarities in their lives. the work of building and defending the country, revolutionary ideals and heroic traditions of the two nations. He said that promoting bilateral trade and investment cooperation based on the foundation of political ties is not only the wish of the provincial leaders but also the aspiration of the local people. Long An province leaders have affirmed their commitment to strengthening investment and trade relations with Cuban partners; At the same time, expressed confidence in the expectation of development cooperation and investment connection between businesses of the two countries.
Acting Director of the Department of Planning and Investment - Truong Van Liep introduced the investment environment of Long An province
In the forum program, Acting Director of the Department of Planning and Investment - Truong Van Liep introduced the investment environment and outstanding achievements in the province's socio-economic development in recent times. At the same time, he also highlighted the province's investment attraction orientations, affirming that Long An is ready to welcome and create the best conditions for Long An and Cuban businesses to research, learn and cooperate. Invest in the strengths of both sides based on traditional cooperative relationships and development potential.
Delegates and businesses of the two countries discussed the potential for cooperation in areas of interest, thereby updating important information and better understanding the mechanism of trade incentives and investment attraction. Foreign investment from Vietnam and Cuba serves as a basis for research, trade promotion and new investment projects. Positive signals after the forum, Cuban organizations and businesses highly value and appreciate the ability to cooperate with Long An and wish to build long-term and sustainable investment and trade cooperation relationships. with the province in the near future.
Long An learns about typical commercial products in Cuba
At the end of the forum, the Long An Provincial Delegation attended the 39th Havana International Fair (FIHAV 2023) - the largest fair in Central America and the Caribbean, gathering over 4,500 delegates. Business representatives from 70 countries and territories around the world. Notably, the above event had the participation of booths of Vietnamese businesses and brands to promote typical, high-quality products to promote export activities to the Latin American market.
The delegation of Long An province visited the Vietnam booth at the La Habana International Fair
Regarding trade cooperation, Vietnam is currently Cuba's second largest Asian trade partner. In the period 2015-2020, bilateral trade turnover reached about 250-350 million USD. The main products Vietnam exports to Cuba include rice, electrical appliances, electronics, clothes, shoes, cosmetics, construction materials, industrial materials, household appliances, stationery, etc. Products are always highly appreciated by Cuban people for their quality and variety of designs.
Leaders of Long An province paid a courtesy visit to the Deputy Prime Minister of Cuba
On the morning of November 9, 2023 local time, leaders of Long An province had an intimate working session with First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment Ricardo Cabrisas.
Speaking at the meeting, he recalled the loyal and close diplomatic relationship between Vietnam and Cuba, in which maintaining and developing the cooperative relationship between the two sides is a core factor to upgrade relationships to new heights.
In addition, he also shared about orientations to attract foreign investment and special investment incentive policies to invite investors to Cuba, especially in the fields of industry, high technology agriculture, clean energy, healthcare. He pledged to have special support policies for Vietnamese businesses that wish to research and invest in Cuba. If there are any difficulties, Cuban government agencies will actively support, and even direct dialogue.
Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam appreciated the welcome of Mr. Ricardo Cabrisas, hoping that between the provincial government and provincial businesses there will be investment cooperation connections in Cuba in the future.
Provincial leaders paid a courtesy visit to the Deputy Prime Minister of Cuba
The provincial delegation visited and worked with the Mariel Special Economic Zone
As part of the main activities of the work schedule in Cuba, the province's delegation had a working session with the Mariel Special Economic Zone Management Board. This is the first and only special industrial zone in Cuba located in Artemisa province, with a prime geographical location in the center of the Caribbean Sea, at the crossroads of the main maritime trade routes in the Western Hemisphere. Future orientations Mariel Special Economic Development Zone will gather overall local resources for development; Invest in modern, impressive infrastructure in industrial parks to attract foreign investment.
Besides, we also focus on developing clean, green energy to help reduce waste and protect the environment. The leaders of the Management Board of Mariel Special Zone shared their hope that there will be many opportunities to exchange information and introduce and promote the characteristics and investment potential of Mariel Special Zone to the Vietnamese business community in general and Long An in particular.
Speaking at the meeting, leaders of Long An province highly appreciated the preparatory steps to orient the development of the Mariel economic zone in the future, especially the policy mechanisms to attract investment that have been formed and developed. exploit the strength of choosing a location to form a special zone that is very suitable to the characteristics and development situation of Cuba. The province will inform about Mariel to Long An businesses that wish to invest abroad and through VCCI to have connections to learn more in the near future.
At the same time, at the meeting, businesses in the province also enthusiastically discussed to learn about investment research methods in Cuba, including sharing questions about foreign currency payment policies and the import of goods. materials for project development.
The delegation worked with the Mariel Economic Zone Management Board
During the working program in Cuba, the delegation surveyed a number of famous projects, industrial models, high-tech agriculture, and culture in Cuba before moving to the United States to continue investment promotion activities. private and commercial./.
Reported by Vu Dat
Translated by NT
|13/11/2023 9:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|Long An strengthens and diversifies investment promotion activities in events of the 2023 APEC Summit Week in the United States||Long An strengthens and diversifies investment promotion activities in events of the 2023 APEC Summit Week in the United States|
This business trip to the United States demonstrates the province's determination to find new directions and access large markets with global corporations to promote and attract large US investors in high technology, trade to diversify investment partners, making an important contribution to local socio-economic development based on the Provincial Plan for the period 2021-2030, oriented to 2050, advised by Mc Kinsey Company.
Leaders of Long An province accompanied the President to attend the APEC Business Summit
Receiving the invitation of US President - Joe Biden, President Vo Van Thuong and the high-ranking Vietnamese delegation to attend activities within the framework of APEC Summit Week 2023 combined with bilateral activities. In particular, on November 15, 2023 local time, Vice Chairman of Long An Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam accompanied the delegation to attend the APEC Business Summit in San Francisco city. This is the largest scale event of the business community in the region with the participation of more than 2,000 leaders of leading corporations in the world and Asia - Pacific.
President Vo Van Thuong speaks at the APEC Business Summit
After 25 years of participating in APEC, Vietnam has contributed actively, responsibly and effectively to all areas of cooperation, leaving many important marks and receiving high appreciation from member countries. Vietnam has proposed initiatives and joint cooperation projects of APEC, thereby promoting business relationships for mutual development in areas such as e-commerce, training and developing high-quality human resources, food security, urban development, solutions to cope with climate change. These cooperative initiatives and projects have actively contributed to promoting the interest and harmonization of members' interests, carrying strategic significance in the economic integration of the Asia-Pacific region. At the same time, it effectively serves Vietnam's socio-economic development goals.
Long An province delegation attended the roundtable discussion connecting localities and US businesses in the high-tech field
This is an important event in a series of activities on the eve of the APEC Summit Week organized by the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Vietnamese Embassy in the United States, the Vietnamese Consulate General in San Francisco and the Business Council. US-Asean joint venture co-chairs the organization. In particular, the discussion was attended by President Vo Van Thuong, US Deputy Secretary of State for Economic Affairs Ramin Toloui and leaders of localities, corporations and large businesses of Vietnam and the US.
The discussion is a very meaningful opportunity to further deepen the bilateral diplomatic relationship between the two countries. This is a clear demonstration of the potential for economic, investment and trade cooperation between the two countries in the new context in the coming time.
Long An province delegation attended the discussion
Speaking at the discussion, President Vo Van Thuong said that high-level cooperation agreements will only come true when there is business cohesion between the two countries. This is a specific action to realize high-level agreements and the contents committed by both sides. Vietnam is a large exporter to the US market and in the opposite direction, there are currently many large US businesses investing in Vietnam, bringing practical value in the economic development of both sides.
In the new period, he hopes that US businesses will continue to promote investment activities in areas that Vietnam is particularly interested in attracting such as high technology, green economy, digital economy, and wireless payment. Use cash and economic activities that benefit people.
Vietnam pledges to make maximum efforts in institutional reform and administrative procedures to create the most favorable investment environment for US businesses to enter Vietnam. If businesses are not satisfied, Vietnam will work to overcome and resolve those issues to truly create peace of mind and trust for US businesses to increase profits and bring core values. core of bilateral interests.
It is expected that this sustainable cooperation will bring a prosperous and good life to the people of the two countries for sustainable development, happiness and success in the future.
Cooperate with US trade agencies to promote investment and trade promotion activities in Long An
Within the framework of a business trip to the United States, the Long An Provincial Delegation visited and worked with the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. At the meeting, President and CEO of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Rodney Fong informed the delegation about the organizational structure and participation in multilateral and bilateral foreign affairs activities, especially public relations. Collaborate to support localities to promote and connect with potential foreign investors in Vietnam as well as Vietnamese investors in the San Francisco market, especially in the field of green energy industry. respond to global climate change.
Vice Chairman of Long An Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam spoke at the working session
Speaking at the meeting, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Minh Lam expressed his appreciation for the enthusiastic and respectful welcome that the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce gave to the Delegation. He gave an overview of the socio-economic situation, investment environment and orientation to attract foreign investment into the province.
He emphasized that with the advantage of maintaining import-export turnover and existing sustainable investment relationships, bilateral trade cooperation activities between the province and the United States have achieved many positive results in recent times. Accordingly, the province's import-export turnover in 2022 is 12.2 billion USD, with the US market alone being 534.9 million USD (of which, exports are 468.4 million USD; imports are 72.8 million USD). The main import and export items are: Industrial products, garments, handicrafts, agricultural products, and food.
He hopes that US trade organizations will be active connecting agencies to support the province in building and establishing cooperative relationships with US partners to promote the process of comprehensive international integration. , deeply covering the strengths and key areas of the two sides.
Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam discussed with California Minister of Transportation - Mr. Toks Omishakin at the meeting
As a result of the meeting, leaders of US trade agencies and investment promotion organizations highly appreciated the province's development potential and pledged to strengthen the organization of trade and investment promotion activities. investment between businesses of the two countries, conveying information inviting cooperation from Vietnamese businesses to sign strategic cooperation agreements with US businesses to expand markets and increase the competitiveness of Vietnamese businesses in the world. international markets. Mutual support is based on the foundation of the comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and the United States aimed at sustainable development, ensuring harmony of economic interests.
Dong Tam Joint Stock Company signed a cooperation agreement with Long Beach Port
A positive sign during this business trip, leaders of Long An province witnessed the province's typical enterprise, Dong Tam Joint Stock Company, signing a memorandum of cooperation with Long Beach Port to formalize the relationship. sister relationship, opening up opportunities for cooperation and sharing experiences in port management and operation and market connection to improve transshipment goods output.
It is known that Long Beach Port is one of the world's leading seaports, located in Southern California, with 6 container terminals and a cargo value of over 200 billion USD per year, and is the number one export seaport in the United States and is the 21st busiest container shipping port in the world; Currently continuing to upgrade and perfect transportation capacity to improve the capacity to receive export and import containers through the trans-Pacific trade route, maintaining its position as one of the largest seaports in the world.
According to the working program for the next day, the Long An Province delegation will have courtesy calls, visits and working sessions to connect and cooperate with local friendly relationships with Oakland City and Sacramento City./.
Reported by Thai Hoa
Translated by NT
|17/11/2023 11:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|Conference connecting Logistics businesses in the field of e-commerce||Conference connecting Logistics businesses in the field of e-commerce|
On November 22, 2023, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Huynh Van Son attended the Conference "Connecting Logistics businesses in the field of e-commerce" organized by the Department of Industry and Trade at Long An International Port.
The conference aims to create opportunities to connect logistics service businesses with investors, shippers, e-commerce businesses, etc., thereby introducing products, exchanging, collaborating, consulting and choosing solutions. solutions to optimize businesses' logistics processes. At the conference, delegates exchanged experiences on developing Logistics infrastructure, solutions for fresh agricultural products, transporting export goods by international railway, technology solutions and digital transformation platforms in logistics, especially the modernization of delivery and receipt procedures at the Port with the ePort electronic port product.
It is known that Long An currently has 16 industrial parks and 21 industrial clusters in operation with nearly 15,000 hectares of industrial land that can attract investment; Currently, there are 590/1,215 active FDI enterprises and 12,400/16,500 active DDI enterprises; Total import-export turnover will reach over 12 billion USD in 2022, of which exports will be over 7 billion USD, imports will be over 5 billion USD, and goods will be traded in 110 countries and territories. In recent times, the province has focused on investing, upgrading and perfecting infrastructure, especially transportation infrastructure, forming intersections to connect inter-regional transportation systems, connecting industrial zones and clusters. with ports to serve industrial development, create favorable conditions for logistics activities, and promote trade in goods and transport development.
Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Huynh Van Son spoke at the conference
At the conference, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Huynh Van Son hoped that after this conference, units would cooperate, consult and choose solutions to optimize the logistics process of businesses; connect and use each other's services, forming a tight production - supply chain to meet production, business, consumption and export requirements. Long An is always ready to welcome and accompany domestic and foreign investors to invest in developing the local economy in general and developing logistics services and developing the digital economy in particular. At the same time, the Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee requested departments, branches and localities to pay attention and support the business community during operations, striving to make the province become a center for goods transit and warehousing. connecting the Mekong Delta provinces with Ho Chi Minh City, the Southeast and the Cambodian market.
Provincial leaders and businesses took souvenir photos./.
Reported by Tieu Lam
Translated by NT
|23/11/2023 6:00 CH||Đã ban hành|
|Long An: In 2018, export turnover of enterprises in the industrial parks reached US$ 1.34 billion||Long An: In 2018, export turnover of enterprises in the industrial parks reached US$ 1.34 billion|
According to the information from the Management Board of Long An Industrial Park, the results of production and business activities of enterprises in industrial parks in 2018 were quite satisfactory. Accordingly, the turnover of enterprises in the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) sector reached US$ 1.806 billion, up 5%; the turnover of enterprises in Domestic Direct Investment (DDI) sector reached VND 23,600 billion, down 17% compared to the same period of 2017.
In 2018, enterprises in industrial parks also participated in exporting goods and achieved a turnover of US$ 1.349 billion
Besides, in 2018, enterprises in Industrial Parks also participated in exporting goods and achieved a turnover of US$ 1.349 billion, up 18% compared to the same period of 2017. In which, FDI sector reached US$ 1.083 billion, up to 21% compared to the same period of 2017 and contributed 80% to the total export turnover of both FDI and DDI sectors. In addition, import turnover of FDI and DDI enterprises reached US$ 1.135 billion, down 18% compared to the same period of 2017. Imported goods were mainly raw materials and equipment for production process of enterprises.
In 2019, the provincial Economic Zone Management Board continues to coordinate with relevant agencies to well implement administrative procedures related to enterprises and their commercial issues; at the same time, continues to monitor activities of enterprises, timely support or propose solutions to difficulties and problems related to production, business, goods trading, export and import activities for enterprises operate more effectively.
Reported by Mai Huong
Translated by Lan Vy
|05/01/2019 4:00 CH||Đã ban hành|
|Localities take measures to ensure safe high school exam||Localities take measures to ensure safe high school exam|
Implementing directions of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the Ministry of Education and Training, localities are carrying out measures to ensure a safe national high school graduation exam, which is scheduled for August 8-10 across the country, except in regions with ongoing outbreaks such as the hot spots: Da Nang city and Quang Nam province.
Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Vice Chairman of the Hoa Binh People's Committee Nguyen Van Chuong said though the northern province is in the low-risk group, preventive measures against COVID-19 have been strictly implemented. The education sector has closely coordinated with the health sector to arrange human resources and facilities to ensure safety for students and supervisors.
Meanwhile, Deputy Director of the Ha Tinh Department of Education and Training Nguyen Quoc Anh said all examination locations have been equipped with necessary preventive equipment such as body temperature meters and hand sanitiser. Students and supervisors are required to wear masks during the exam.
Besides, the department has instructed to arrange back-up rooms and staff in case students or supervisors are found to have symptoms of COVID-19.
Deputy Director of the Dong Nai Department of Education and Training Truong Thi Kim Hue said despite the complicated developments of the pandemic, the southern province has been in good preparation for the exam, striving to ensure safety for students. The local sector has coordinated with the health department to disinfect 58 exam sites and arranged soaps and hand sanitiser at these venues.
Nguyen Cong Thanh, Deputy Director of the Quang Nam Department of Education and Training, said due to the complicated developments of the pandemic in the central province, the department has put forth two solutions for organising the national high school exam.
Accordingly, Dai Loc, Duy Xuyen, Que Son and Thang Binh districts, Dien Ban town and Hoi An city will postpone due to the application of social distancing measures. Meanwhile, Nui Thanh, Phu Ninh, Tien Phuoc, Bac Tra My, Nam Tra My, Hiep Duc, Phuoc Son, Dong Giang, Nam Giang, Tay Giang, and Nong Son districts and Tam Ky city will hold the exam as scheduled on August 8-10.
The province has strictly implemented preventive measures like disinfection at exam sties, providing soap and hand sanitiser, and ensuring all people at the exam sites wear face masks and check body temperature./.
|07/08/2020 3:00 CH||Đã ban hành|
|Vietnam must specify target markets for organic farm produce||Vietnam must specify target markets for organic farm produce|
Vietnam needs to specify target markets and control the implementation of standards in organic agricultural production to meet the needs of the domestic and foreign markets.
Harvesting organic vegetables at Kien Giang Organic Agricultural Cooperative. (Photo: VNA)
At a forum on the development of organic farm produce held by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on November 21 in Ho Chi Minh City, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Thanh Nam said that organic agricultural production must be associated with the development of the consumption market.
Organic products with specific characteristics must comply with strict standards and often have low yields and high costs. These products are for the high-end market segment.
According to Nam, organic agriculture development must be the right way to approach potential customers at home and abroad.
Along with reasonable planning, standards and management for the production and certification of organic agricultural products must be strictly implemented to improve the quality of Vietnam's certified organic products.
Vietnamese organic farming products are exported to about 180 countries and territories, with an export turnover of 335 million USD per year. The exported organic farming products are tea, shrimp, rice, cashew nuts, pepper, cinnamon, anise, essential oils, and spices.
The main export markets of those products include France, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, China, Cambodia, the US, Italy, Germany, the UK, Russia, Canada, Belgium, Thailand, Malaysia, Netherlands, Hong Kong (China) and Taiwan (China).
According to MARD, market research companies believed that the demand for organic food is on a strong upward trend and even exceeds the supply on the world market.
The scale of the global organic food market is forecast to have an annual growth rate of 14% during 2021-2026, from 227.19 billion USD in 2021 to 259.06 billion USD by 2022 and 437.36 billion USD by 2026. The regions having the fastest growth are North America and Europe.
The Government has issued Decree 109/2018/ND-CP on organic farming regulations and a scheme for developing organic agriculture from 2020 to 2030, creating a foundation for the development of Vietnam's organic agriculture industry, according to Nguyen Quoc Toan, Director of the Department of Agricultural Product Processing and Market Development.
As a result, the area of organic agricultural production is increasing rapidly and has so far reached 174,351 ha, 47% higher than that in 2016. The variety of organic farming products is also increasing though output is lower than expected.
Most localities produce organic farming products. In addition, the number of organisations and individuals doing organic agricultural production is increasing.
Organic agricultural products are mainly consumed in big cities such as Hanoi, Da Nang and HCM City at modern distribution channels such as trading centres, supermarket chains, and convenience stores. Organic farming products on the domestic market are mainly rice, vegetables, fruits, meat, tea, coffee, pepper and cashew nuts.
However, the supply still needs to meet the demand, and many certified organic farming products are for export.
Toan said that developing organic agriculture in Vietnam had faced many difficulties and obstacles and had not had significant results.
There were difficulties in awareness, production costs, input materials, human resources and technology application. Some other major areas for improvement needed more specific support mechanisms and policies to encourage investment and development for organic agriculture. The support scale was small compared to real needs.
Le Trong Kha, CEO of LeKhaMart, said that Vietnam's organic agricultural production was still fragmented, and the production area was still modest and not concentrated.
The planning and linkages among regions and enterprises in rural areas still needed to be improved. In addition, the organisation of production chains had yet to be implemented on a large scale, so the development of organic agriculture had not gained significant results.
The development of organic agricultural products follows the trend but needs to meet strict standards under the standard organic certification, however, according to Kha, the maintenance of organic standards after being certified has yet to be taken seriously.
Vietnam should have strict sanctions to create fairness and transparency in organic farming development, he said./.
|24/11/2022 10:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|Long An Provincial People's Committee announces decisions on personnel||Long An Provincial People's Committee announces decisions on personnel|
On May 15, Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of People's Committee of Long An Province - Nguyen Van Ut announced decisions on personnel work.
Accordingly, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut accepted the resignation of Mr. Nguyen Anh Dung, Director of Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, from May 15, 2023. At the same time, he assigned Mr. Nguyen Thanh Thanh, Head of the Provincial Economic Zone Management Board to work at the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and appointed him to hold the position of Director. The appointment period is from May 15, 2023 to the time of retirement according to regulations.
Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut hands over the decision to the comrades (from left to right): Nguyen Thanh Thanh, Nguyen Anh Dung, Le Truong Chinh and Le Thanh Phong
Besides, the Standing Board of the Provincial Party Committee also decided to let Mr. Le Truong Chinh, Deputy Secretary of the District Party Committee, Chairman of the People's Committee of Duc Hoa District stop joining the Executive Committee, Standing Committee, Deputy Secretary of Duc Hoa District Party Committee, term 2020 - 2025, from May 15, 2023. At the same time, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee handed over the decision to appoint Mr. Le Truong Chinh, Chairman of the People's Committee of Duc Hoa District to work at the Management Board of the Provincial Economic Zone and hold the Head of the Committee position. The appointment period is 5 years, starting from May 15, 2023.
Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee also handed over the decision to assign Mr. Le Thanh Phong, District Party Committee member, Vice Chairman of Duc Hoa District People's Committee as Acting Chairman of Duc Hoa District People's Committee, term 2021 - 2026, from May 15, 2023 til May 15, 2023, when the authority approves the appointment of the Chairman of the People's Committee of Duc Hoa district according to regulations.
At the ceremony, the Standing Board of the Provincial Party Committee decided to let Mr. Tran Van Tuoi resign from the Executive Board, Standing Board, Deputy Secretary of the Ben Luc District Party Committee, term 2020 - 2025, from May 15, 2023. Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee has decided to appoint Mr. Tran Van Tuoi, Chairman of the People's Committee of Ben Luc District, to work at the Department of Planning and Investment, and hold the position of Deputy Director. The appointment period is from May 15, 2023 to the time of retirement according to regulations.
Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut hands over the decision to Comrade Tran Van Tuoi (left cover) and Comrade Le Thanh Ut
In addition, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee handed over the decision to assign the Acting Chairman of the People's Committee of Ben Luc District, term 2021 - 2026, to Mr. Le Thanh Ut, Member of the Standing Committee of the District Party Committee, Vice Chairman of the People's Committee of Ben Luc District, from May 15, 2023 til the competent authority approves the appointment of the Chairman of the People's Committee of Ben Luc District according to regulations.
Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut recognized and praised the efforts and results of the comrades in the past time. He suggested the newly appointed leaders continue to strive, train, maintain internal unity, promote capacity, and work together with agencies and units to successfully complete the assigned tasks./.
|16/05/2023 9:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|"National Concentration Promotion Month 2023 - Vietnam Grand Sale 2023" takes place from December 4 to January 10, 2024||"National Concentration Promotion Month 2023 - Vietnam Grand Sale 2023" takes place from December 4 to January 10, 2024|
The Provincial People's Committee has issued a Plan to organize "National Concentrated Promotion Month 2023 - Vietnam Grand Sale 2023" in Long An province. The organization period is from December 4, 2023 to January 10, 2024.
Thereby, organizing promotions simultaneously on a national scale combined with traditional trade and e-commerce activities to create spillover power and attract the participation of manufacturing and business enterprises in the market. all aspects. The program is implemented to stimulate demand in the domestic consumer market and promote production and business activities.
Through promotional activities combined with organizing trade fairs, displaying goods, introducing products and other activities to attract customers to visit and purchase guaranteed products and services. Guaranteed quality and reasonable price. From there, raise awareness of domestic consumers about Vietnamese goods and services through communication activities on mass media.
"National Concentration Promotion Month 2023 - Vietnam Grand Sale 2023" takes place from December 4 to January 10, 2024
The Provincial People's Committee assigned the Department of Industry and Trade to preside over and coordinate with sectors, localities, industry associations, and businesses to deploy and guide units and businesses to comply with the law. Invite and create conditions for businesses to organize Promotion Fairs - Consumption Stimulation in the province and Vietnamese Goods Markets in districts, towns and cities in the province.
For business associations, production facilities, and traders: comply with legal regulations on business; List prices and information about goods and services according to regulations; proactively develop plans to organize promotional programs depending on the business's goods and services; Strictly implement registered or announced promotional content; Commitment that promoted goods and services are quality products, ensuring origin./.
Reported by T.H
Translated by NT
|21/11/2023 8:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|Mekong Delta rolls out red carpet for investment in agriculture||Mekong Delta rolls out red carpet for investment in agriculture|
Localities in the Mekong Delta region have been offering incentives and taking a range of solutions to lure more investment inflows into agriculture and rural development, in line with the region's potential and strength.
Localities in the Mekong Delta region offer incentives to to lure more investment inflows into agriculture.- Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
Ben Tre province is calling for investment in hi-tech agriculture production and farm produce preservation for export. As an agricultural locality with strengths in the garden and marine economy, Ben Tre is also seeking to attract stronger investment in developing distribution centres of agricultural products, shrimp value chains, and fishery logistics services.
According to Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Van Buoi, businesses investing in the locality will be assisted in connecting and expanding markets, applying advanced quality management systems, accessing loans, and forming concentrated and large-scale commodity production models for export through association with local farmers.
A project to establish a regional logistics centre for linking production, processing and consumption of agricultural products in Can Tho city has been submitted to the Prime Minister for approval.
Vice Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Nguyen Ngoc He said enterprises will benefit from various tax incentives and land lease fee reductions when investing in projects within the centre, which will cover a total area of 250 ha in Binh Thuy and Co Do districts.
Meanwhile, to lure investment in the development of fruit planting and aquaculture farming areas, the authorities of Hau Giang province have also granted tax holidays and reduced land rental fees for enterprises, and supported them in recruiting and training labourers.
The local authorities have also accompanied businesses in searching for and expanding markets and supply sources of high-quality raw material for processing and production.
According to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Thanh Nam, many businesses have been interested in investing in producing key products of the region, including rice, fruit and aquatic products.
There is also big room for businesses to pour their capital into marine exploitation and production, and services catering to agriculture development, he added.
Nam said the Mekong Delta has a strong potential in agricultural byproducts, therefore the ministry is encouraging investors to exploit and develop this sector.
The ministry is collaborating with relevant entities to implement a project to cultivate one million hectares of high-quality rice in the Mekong Delta, he said, adding that investors will enjoy numerous incentives when joining the project.
Statistics from the ministry show that as many as 100 trillion VND (4.06 billion USD) has been poured into the Mekong Delta's agriculture sector in 2023, up 15% year-on-year. Investment projects in the region have contributed to further promoting agriculture development, improving productivity and quality of farm produce, and generating jobs for regional residents./.
|01/11/2023 4:00 CH||Đã ban hành|
|Long An works with Korean investors||Long An works with Korean investors|
On the occasion of the business trip to Korea, on October 23, in Seoul, the Long An Provincial Delegation led by Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council - Nguyen Van Duoc had a meeting with Lotte Group; APM Group; Industrial Bank of Korea; Korea Development Bank,... Also attending was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Vietnam in Korea - Nguyen Vu Tung.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council - Nguyen Van Duoc (right) working with corporations
Speaking at the meeting, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council - Nguyen Van Duoc thanked the Vietnamese Embassy in Korea, SaiGonTel Company for connecting Long An with Korean corporations and businesses,...
The Provincial Party Secretary said that Long An currently has 34 industrial parks and 44 industrial clusters, with a total area of over 11,300 hectares. With an abundant industrial land fund, the province always welcomes Korean businesses and investors to Long An to seek opportunities and investment cooperation in the fields of: High technology, component and equipment manufacturing. electronics and software; import and export services, business support services, logistics; border gate economy; High-tech agriculture,…
Delegates attended the meeting
Representatives of businesses in Korea highly appreciated the province's potential and geographical location advantages as well as the support and commitment from local authorities. This will be an opportunity and favorable conditions for businesses and investors in Korea to have more information to research and seek more investment opportunities in Long An through many specific connections and working meetings. more in the near future.
It is known that Korea currently has 207 projects invested in Long An province, with investment capital of over 960 million USD, accounting for 9 percent of total FDI capital invested in Long An, ranking 2nd in total number of projects and ranked 2nd in total. 3 in terms of investment capital, etc. This contributes to making Long An ranked in the top 10 leading localities in attracting FDI capital in Vietnam./.
Reported by Huynh Phong - Thanh Tien
Translated by NT
|24/10/2023 8:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|New record set in fruit, vegetable exports||New record set in fruit, vegetable exports|
Vietnam’s export revenue of vegetables and rice in the first 10 months of this year surpassed the figure reported in the whole 2022 by 2 billion USD, reaching a record amount of 8.9 billion USD.
Vegetable exports hit 4.92 billion USD in the first 10 months of 2023. Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
In the January-October period, vegetable exports hit 4.92 billion USD, up 79% year on year, while that of rice reached 4 billion USD, a rise of 35%.
The result considerably contributed to the export revenue of 40 billion USD of the agricultural sector and 291 billion USD of the whole economy in the first 10 months of 2023.
Affected by the Chinese market, Vietnam suffered a drop of 5.1% in vegetable exports in 2022. However, since the beginning of this year, Vietnam has received a large number of orders, especially for high-value products of durians, mangos, and jackfruits.
According to the Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association (Vinafruit), the re-opening of the Chinese market as well as protocols signed with the largest market of Vietnamese fruits and vegetables were among motivations for growth of fruit and vegetable exports.
Meanwhile, rice sector also reaped good results in exports in the period thanks to increase in prices.
According to Nguyen Van Don, Director of the Viet Hung JSC in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, India's ban and restriction of rice exporting has created a chance for other exporters like Vietnam, the third largest rice supplier in the world.
With an expected output of over 43 million tonnes this year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development estimates that after ensuring supply for domestic demand, Vietnam can ship abroad 7.5-8 million tonnes of rice in 2023. The ministry held that in the last two months of this year, Vietnam is likely to earn additional 850-900 million USD from rice exports, raising the total figure for this year to 4.7-4.8 billion USD.
Experts held that in the rest of the year when the festive season comes, demands for fruits and vegetables will continue to surge, especially in the Chinese market.
Vinafruit General Secretary Dang Phuc Nguyen said that in the last two months of 2023, Vietnam can earn about 1.2 billion USD, or at least 600 million USD each month from fruit and vegetable exports. In a higher scenario, the figure may reach 1.5 billion USD thanks to increase in orders from the Chinese market, especially for Vietnam's strong products such as dragon fruits, bananas, jackfruits, passion fruits and durians, he predicted./.
|03/11/2023 9:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|One million hectares of high-quality rice project submitted for PM’s approval||One million hectares of high-quality rice project submitted for PM’s approval|
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the 'One million hectares of low-emission high-quality rice in the Mekong Delta' project is being submitted for the Prime Minister's approval.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan chaired a discussion with National Assembly delegations of provinces from the Mekong Delta in Hanoi about solutions to implement the project on sustainable development of 1 million hectares of high-quality rice cultivation with low emissions, associated with green growth in the Mekong Delta until 2030.
Local representatives said they are eagerly waiting to participate in this project.
At the discussion, Dr. Tran Cong Thang, Director of the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agricultural and Rural Development, said that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development was assigned by the Prime Minister to work with ministries, agencies, and localities to set up this project and then submit it to the Prime Minister for approval.
Speaking at the seminar, Mr. Phan Hoang Vu, Director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Ca Mau Province and Mr. Le Huu Toan, Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Kien Giang Province, as well as representatives of many localities, looked forward to the Prime Minister's approval.
Mr. Phan Hoang Vu said that the agricultural sector of Ca Mau Province was longing for the start of the long-awaited project. The local sector has reviewed the areas and conditions such as cooperatives and farming processes with the year for early approval of the project so that the locality can promote propaganda and have policies to support farmers and businesses while it is prepared for training farmers how to calculate carbon credits.
Similarly, Mr. Le Huu Toan said that Kien Giang is ready to participate in this project as farmers are aware of production linked to the environment, green growth, and emission reduction which are inevitable trends. Therefore, Ca Mau plans to reorganize production to increase farmers' income when implementing this project.
Speaking at the seminar, Minister Le Minh Hoan announced once the project is approved by the Prime Minister, it will bring fruitful results in terms of economy, environment, society and culture. This is a newer way of rice cultivation./.
By Van Phuc – Translated By Anh Quan (SGGP)
|27/11/2023 8:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|Leaders of Party, State and Long An province offer flowers and incense at Duc Hoa crossroads historical relic site||Leaders of Party, State and Long An province offer flowers and incense at Duc Hoa crossroads historical relic site|
On November 23, in Duc Hoa district, the Provincial Party Committee, People's Council, People's Committee, Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Long An province solemnly held the 60th Anniversary of the Victory in the Hiep Hoa Battle (November 23, 1963 - November 23, 2023) and received the Ho Chi Minh Medal.
Art performance at the ceremony
Attending the ceremony were Politburo member, State President - Vo Van Thuong; former Politburo member, former State President - Truong Tan Sang; former Politburo member, former Permanent Deputy Prime Minister - Truong Hoa Binh; Politburo member, Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee - Nguyen Van Nen; Secretary of Party Central Committee, Head of Central Propaganda Commission - Nguyen Trong Nghia and members of the Party Central Committee, leaders of Central departments and branches.
Delegates attending the ceremony
On the side of Long An province, there were Member of Party Central Committee, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Council - Nguyen Van Duoc; Permanent Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Head of Provincial National Assembly delegation - Nguyen Thanh Hai; Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut; former provincial leaders through different periods; comrades in the Provincial Party Standing Committee; leaders of departments, branches and localities; Vietnamese Heroic Mothers, Heroes of the People's Armed Forces; Hero of Labor in the reform period.
Politburo member, State President - Vo Van Thuong presents gift to Hero of the People's Armed Forces - Tran Van Nam
At the ceremony, Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut reviewed the Victory of Hiep Hoa battle and the process of building and developing the province. Chairman of Provincial People's Committee said that Long An is a land with a rich history and culture and an important strategic position in the defence of the Fatherland. The victory in the Hiep Hoa battle in 1963 was the result of solidarity, consistency and high fighting spirit between the army and people of Long An; opening a glorious chapter in the history of the resistance war against America to save the country by the army, people and Party Committee of Long An province.
Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut reviews the victory at Hiep Hoa battle and the process of building and developing the province
Inheriting and promoting the spirit of victory at Hiep Hoa battle, the Party Committee, army and people of Long An continued to win important victories in the resistance war against US imperialism, was awarded the title "Brave and resilient, the entire people fighting the enemy" by the Central Committee of the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam at the 2nd Congress of Heroes and Emulation Soldiers throughout the South on September 17, 1967, contributing together with the whole country to successfully complete the national liberation revolution, gaining independence and freedom for the Fatherland.
Politburo member, State President - Vo Van Thuong performs the awarding of Ho Chi Minh Medal
Since the day of national unification, under the dynamic, innovative and creative leadership of the Provincial Party Committee, Long An has continuously strived to rise and achieved many important achievements in various fields.
Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut emphasized: "I respectfully thank the close attention and direction of the leaders of the Party, State and central ministries and branches that have helped the province achieve achievements today.
I call on all officials, party members, armed forces and people in the province, and the people of Long An who are living, working and studying in other provinces and abroad to continue promoting the tradition of the heroic revolutionary homeland, joining forces, striving to overcome all difficulties and challenges, to comprehensively and deeply promote the reform process, to successfully implement the Resolution of the 13th National Party Congress and the 11th Provincial Party Congress, building an increasingly rich and beautiful homeland, for a prosperous and cilvilized Vietnam."
Speaking at the ceremony, Secretary of Party Central Committee, Head of Central Propaganda Department - Nguyen Trong Nghia sent warm regards and good health wishes to all compatriots, soldiers of the armed forces and officials, Party members throughout the province. At the same time, he acknowledged, honored and congratulated the achievements of Long An Provincial Party Committee in the past period.
Politburo member, State President - Vo Van Thuong awards the Ho Chi Minh Medal and gives flowers to congratulate Long An province
Secretary of Party Central Committee and Head of the Central Propaganda Department affirmed that the resistance war against the US to save the country, especially the victory at Hiep Hoa battle, was the period when the revolutionary heroic qualities of the people of Long An were fully and clearly highlighted.
He wishes that future generations continue to promote revolutionary traditions, promote industrialization and modernization, and build the homeland of Long An to become increasingly rich and beautiful.
Secretary of Party Central Committee, Head of Central Propaganda Commission - Nguyen Trong Nghia speaks at the ceremony
He proposed that the Party Committee and people of Long An province continue to promote the tradition of loyalty, resilience, solidarity, dynamism and creativity to complete the goals set by the Provincial Party Committee in the 2020 - 2025 term, especially building a clean, strong, streamlined, effective and efficient Party Committee and political system. Besides, Long An must promote the great solidarity of the entire nation, maximize the potential and advantages of the province to promote economic transformation towards industrialization and modernization associated with urbanization.
In addition, the province need to develop the economy associated with social justice and protection of natural resources and the environment; closely combining economic development with ensuring national defense and security, strengthening foreign affairs activities, improving the material and spiritual life of the people, creating a breakthrough for Long An province to develop rapidly and sustainably.
Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Council - Nguyen Van Duoc receives instructions from the Head of Central Propaganda Committee
On behalf of the Party Committee, government and people of Long An province, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Council - Nguyen Van Duoc received instructions from the Head of the Central Propaganda Committee. He promised to promote achievements, focus on exploiting and effectively promoting potentials and strengths, taking advantage of opportunities, being more drastic, proactive and creative leadership, direction, administration, and completion of set socio-economic development goals and tasks.
Secretary of the Provincial Youth Union - Tran Hai Phu vows to inherit and promote the tradition of "Brave and resilient, the entire people fighting the enemy"
The Secretary of Provincial Party Committee wishes to receive more leadership and direction from the leaders of the Party, State, ministries, departments, central branches, etc in implementing goals and tasks, contributing to building Long An's homeland to become more civilized, rich and beautiful./.
|23/11/2023 5:00 CH||Đã ban hành|
|Caravan Famtrip 2023 Departure Ceremony - Welcome to Long An||Caravan Famtrip 2023 Departure Ceremony - Welcome to Long An|
On the morning of November 24, 2023, at the Memorial Area of Lawyer Nguyen Huu Tho Temple - Ben Luc district, the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Long An province organized the launching ceremony of Caravan Famtrip 2023 - Welcome to Long An.
Caravan Famtrip 2023 - Invite you to Long An program will take place in 2 days from November 24 to 25, 2023, a total journey of nearly 400km from Ho Chi Minh City to Long An. The event attracted over 100 delegates from business owners, national travel companies and newspapers and media units.
The group offered incense at the memorial area of Lawyer Nguyen Huu Tho's Temple
On this journey, members of the group will experience the beautiful, unique, and attractive route through the upper Vam Co River, Dong Thap Muoi and lower Vam River areas of Long An. In addition, Famtrip also introduces tourist areas/destinations on the road covering Long An province, provides a data system to serve the development of new tours/routes for travel companies outside the province to bring tourists to Long An. An.
Caravan Famtrip 2023 - "Welcome to Long An", considered the largest and first Caravan tour in Long An province to promote Long An tourism, creating sustainable tourism products that bring breakthrough and difference based on local cultural and historical values.
The delegation departed to participate in programs
Before departing, the group offered incense at the memorial area of the Temple of Lawyer Nguyen Huu Tho - an outstanding son of Long An province, one of the destinations with educational significance in the traditional history of the central region of Long An. courageous and resilient./.
Reported by T.H
Translated by NT
|25/11/2023 11:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|Vietnamese firms urged to foster raw material imports from UK||Vietnamese firms urged to foster raw material imports from UK|
Vietnamese firms should foster their imports of raw materials from the United Kingdom (UK) to enjoy preferential tariffs brought by the UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA), trade experts have suggested.
Shoes are made at a factory in Hanoi. Footwear raw materials are among items that accounted for a large proportion of Vietnam's import turnover from the UK in the first half of this year. (Photo: VNA)
According to experts, the UK can be a source of quality raw materials for Vietnam especially because raw materials that Vietnam needs to import for export production or domestic consumption are items that Vietnam offers preferential tariffs to the UK.
Under the trade deal, Vietnam commits to eliminate 48.5% of tariff lines from January 1, 2021; 91.8% of tariff lines from January 1, 2027 and 98.3% of tariff lines from January 1, 2029.
The remaining 1.7% of tariff lines are partially liberalised through tariff rate quotas (the quota volumes are consistent with Vietnam's WTO commitments and duties within quotas will be removed by 2031) or not entitled to preferential treatment.
Typically, 61% of tariff lines for machinery and appliances imported from the UK have been removed since January 1, 2021, while import tariffs for all other products will be eliminated after nine years.
For pharmaceutical products, Vietnam has eliminated 71% of tariff lines from January 1, 2021. All other products will have import taxes eliminated after four to six years.
Meanwhile, the Southeast Asian nation has lifted 80% of tariff lines imposed on raw materials for textiles, garments and footwear from January 1, 2021, while that of all other products will be eliminated after four to six years.
Statistics from the General Department of Customs revealed that Vietnam imported nearly 373 million USD worth of goods from the UK, equivalent to the same period in 2022.
Among staples recording high growth rate included seafood raw materials (233%); iron and steel products (95%); fabrics (72%); plastic products (15%) and machinery, equipment, tools and spare parts (6.4%).
According to the department, items that accounted for a large proportion of Vietnam's import turnover from the UK in H1 included machinery, equipment, tools, and spare parts (24%); pharmaceuticals (11.8%); chemicals (6.4%); textile, garment, leather, and shoe raw materials (5.2%); seafood and seafood materials 4.6%.
These above-mentioned goods are what Vietnam needs to import for export production and domestic consumption.
A recent survey by Vietnam Report, a market research company in Vietnam, showed that a top priority among Vietnamese businesses is to diversify their supply sources, especially for imported raw materials.
According to the report, 72.7% of all participants said they want to seek out new suppliers at lower prices and they want to do so in the near future./.
|24/11/2023 8:00 SA||Đã ban hành|