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PROJECT CALL FOR INVESTMENT: Khang Thong entertainment complex zone (Happy land)   PROJECT CALL FOR INVESTMENT: Khang Thong entertainment complex zone (Happy land)  
Location: At Vam Co Dong South river bank, Thanh Duc Commune, Ben Luc District, Long An Province
Having Ho Chi Minh city – Trung Luong expressway through the project
To Ben Luc town  : 1km
To center of Ho Chi Minh city : 35km following National road no. 1A
North is Vam Co Dong river, South is Thanh Duc road, West is Vam Thu Doan channel, East is a temple to Nguyen Trung Truc and connect to National road no.1A.
Near the axis of the expressway and National road no.1A connecting to HCMC and Mekong river delta. In the future, the expressway will connect to Long Thanh international airport ; it is just 30km from the expressway to Cambodia border gate; 20km driving from HCMC to the expressway or National road no.1A.

Location

At Vam Co Dong South river bank, Thanh Duc Commune, Ben Luc District, Long An Province

Having Ho Chi Minh city – Trung Luong expressway through the project

To Ben Luc town  : 1km

To center of Ho Chi Minh city : 35km following National road no. 1A

North is Vam Co Dong river, South is Thanh Duc road, West is Vam Thu Doan channel, East is a temple to Nguyen Trung Truc and connect to National road no.1A.

Near the axis of the expressway and National road no.1A connecting to HCMC and Mekong river delta. In the future, the expressway will connect to Long Thanh international airport ; it is just 30km from the expressway to Cambodia border gate; 20km driving from HCMC to the expressway or National road no.1A.

Size

262,47ha.

- Resort and Hotel : 66ha

- Entertainment area : 110ha

- Exhibition area : 32ha

- Conference area : 29ha

- Commercial, service area : 22ha

- Housing : 3.47ha

Actual state of land useAgricultural land, industrial land
Total estimated investment capitalUSD 527.6 million
Investment formDirect investment, joint venture
Progress of the project2016 – 2025
Actual state of the projectA part of premises released an some planned constructions are carried out( Phu An is investor)
Incentive policyBenefit from policies in accordance with current law

Source: http://en.investinlongan.vn/

10/10/2016 6:00 CHĐã ban hành
Vietnam seeks to bolster rice exports to AfricaVietnam seeks to bolster rice exports to Africa
Rice exports of Vietnam to African nations have been on the rise and the upward trend may continue in the next year.

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Vietnam's rice exports to African nations have been on the rise (Illustrative photo: congthuong.vn)

The Asia-African Market Department at the Ministry of Industry and Trade has joined hands with trade offices to arrange webinars introducing potential of the African and Middle East markets, which drew hundreds of Vietnamese firms.

African countries, especially those in the western region, have high demand for rice because local production cannot meet demand, especially during years with natural hazards, crop failure, political instability and diseases.

Algeria, in particular, relies entirely on rice imports, according to the Vietnam Trade Office in the country.

The surge in its rice consumption is attributed to the increase of Asian migrants in the country, particularly Chinese workers. Algeria purchased about 100,000 tonnes of rice per year, equivalent to 1 percent of the country's food consumption.

Vietnam shipped in excess of 16,390 tonnes of rice to the African country in 2019, fetching 6.28 million USD, a leap of 20.8 percent in value from the previous year. The figure hit 14.58 million USD in the first six months of 2020, accounting for 58 percent of Vietnam's total export value to Algeria.

Similarly, Senegal imports up to 800,000 tonnes of rice a year, primarily broken rice.

Vietnam's rice exports to Senegal witnessed a sharp increase to 96,665 tonnes in 2019, earning 32.62 million USD, rising 13.1-fold in volume and 10.2-fold in value.

The country shipped rice worth 26.47 million USD in the first seven months of 2020, a year-on-year surge of 77.2 percent.

This year, Senegal is projected to import 1.25 million tonnes of the grain.

In both markets, Vietnamese rice faces tough competition from products of India, Thailand, Pakistan, Uruguay and China, among others.

The Vietnam Trade Office is keeping a close eye on adjustments in trade policies and rice import demand in the region, as well as import and payment regulations, especially in the context of COVID-19, to promptly inform businesses./.

Source: VNA

10/09/2020 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Nearly 5,300 billion VND opened a coastal road from the West to Ho Chi Minh CityNearly 5,300 billion VND opened a coastal road from the West to Ho Chi Minh City
The coastal road connecting Ben Tre, Tien Giang and Long An provinces to Ho Chi Minh City with a total cost of more than 5,300 billion VND, will be completed in the next 5 years.

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Coastal road project

On November 24, Director of the Department of Transport and Transport of Tien Giang province - Tran Van Bon informed that the central government had just approved the policy of opening a coastal road connecting western provinces to Ho Chi Minh City.

The project has the starting point from Binh Thoi 1 bridge (Binh Dai district, Ben Tre), goes along the coast, parallel to Highway 1, then intersects with Highway 50 at Go Cong Tay (Tien Giang), continues to the end point intersects with My Loi bridge (Go Cong Tay, Tien Giang) through Long An to Ho Chi Minh City. The project is divided into two phases with about 90 hectares of land to be cleared and completed from 2021 - 2025.

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Coastal road in the future

When this route is completed, vehicles will easily move from Tra Vinh through Ben Tre, Tien Giang, Long An to Ho Chi Minh City, shorten the distance by tens of kilometers, contributing to load sharing, reducing congestion, accident for Highway 1 and Highway 50.

In addition, the project of the dynamic backbone connecting Tien Giang - Long An - Ho Chi Minh City has just been approved, completed in the period of 2021 -2025, will create regional connection and motivation for the local development.

Reported by Chau Son

Translated by NT

27/11/2020 9:00 SAĐã ban hành
November CPI edges down 0.01 percent from previous monthNovember CPI edges down 0.01 percent from previous month
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) edged down 0.01 percent month-on-month in November on the back of weakening global fuel prices and declining electricity and water prices in the country, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

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Illustrative photo. (Source: VNA)

The November CPI was 0.08 percent higher than the figure in December 2019 and 1.48 percent higher than that in the same month last year. The CPI in the first 11 months of 2020 was up 2.43 percent year on year.

Among 11 groups of products and services in the CPI basket, decreases were seen in three groups, namely transport; post and telecommunications services; and cultural, entertainment and tourism services.

The biggest contraction was recorded in the price of transport, 0.47 percent, largely owing to the fact that the average fuel price in November dropped 1.32 percent from the previous month.

The price of post and telecom services fell 0.17 percent month-on-month because of a variety of deals offered by mobile service suppliers to attract more customers while similarly, tour operators were offering various discounts to stimulate domestic travel demand, weakening the price of cultural, entertainment and tourism services by 0.06 percent.

Meanwhile, seven groups of products and services experienced rises with the largest increase of 0.14 percent reported in the price of garments, hats and footwear. The price of construction materials inched up 0.07 percent month-on-month.

The gold price picked up 0.87 percent month-on-month in November, while the price of the US dollar decreased 0.05 percent./.

Source: VNA

30/11/2020 9:00 SAĐã ban hành
PM approves 2021 public service workforce planPM approves 2021 public service workforce plan
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently approved a public service workforce plan for 2021.

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(Photo: baochinhphu.vn)

Accordingly, the total number of officials, civil servants and public employees, excluding those of the Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Defence and at the commune level, will be streamlined to 249,650, a reduction by 3,867 compared to this year.

Of the number, 247,344 people are to be employed at ministries, sectors, localities and organisations while 1,068 others will work at representative offices abroad.

The Minister of Home Affairs is tasked with assigning workforce to relevant agencies in keeping with the plan.

According to the Ministry, as many as 40,500 officials, civil servants, public employees, and workers were cut down between 2015 and 2018, following a plan to streamline State agencies and downsize public staff. Of them, nearly 35,000 retired early, while 5,483 were made redundant./.

Source: VNA

07/10/2020 9:00 SAĐã ban hành
Businesses prepare for Tet, to ensure sufficient supplyBusinesses prepare for Tet, to ensure sufficient supply
Businesses are increasing production to ensure sufficient supply of goods for the upcoming Lunar New Year Festival (Tet) early next year and steady prices during the year's biggest shopping season.

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Businesses are working to ensure there is adequate supply of goods for Tet, especially of essential goods such as meat and rice. (Photo: nld.com.vn)

Ho Chi Minh City's Department of Industry and Trade recently announced plans for its annual market stabilisation programme to ensure adequate supply of essential goods for a month each before and after the festival.

Demand for items such as drinks and confectionery is expected to spike by 20 percent during Tet, while wholesale markets may need to stock 80 percent more flowers than normal to meet demand.

Besides increasing production, companies are also working on launching new products and business models. For instance, Ba Huan Joint Stock Company will produce more varieties of processed goods for Tet, while Vinamit Joint Stock Company is focusing on working with online distributors and launching new nutritious vegetable and fruit drinks by the end of the year.

According to the department, large retailers are set to stock goods two or three times as in normal months though most are reluctant to announce their exact business plans for Tet.

Due to negative factors like the COVID-19 pandemic and flood in central Vietnam, demand during next year's Tet might be lower than normal, many businesses feared.

They need to utilise online channels and spend more on marketing and promotions, they say.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has called on province and city authorities across the country to monitor local production and business plans, have plans in place to deal with potential market anomalies and keep an eye on the market to ensure a steady supply of essential goods and those covered by price stabilisation programmes./.

Source: VNA

24/11/2020 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Three golden facesThree golden faces
For the last 17th competitive excellent students examination in Mekong Delta region, two groups of Long An province have obtained 29 medals of all kinds.

Among five golden medals achieved by Long An, there are three granted to the excellent students of the class 12C specialized ranking of Le Quy Don High School: Nguyen Thi Phuong Tuong, Nguyen Tien Hoang Son, Ho Thi Mai Trinh. In the early days of Tiger Year (Canh Dan), Hoa Hoc Tro will be with you to find out more about this three outstanding faces.

 

The way to access specializing ranking.

 

Since the period of secondary level, all three gifted and expressed their passion for social subjects. Literature is the subject inspired Nguyen Thi Phuong Tuong sense of feeling. Phuong Tuong ever gained consolation prize exam of literature at the provincial level in grade 9. Thanks to that the achievement the country girl living in Duc Hoa was bravely attended the test of Le Quy Don professional secondary school. Alike, Ho Thi Mai Trinh (Ben Luc) does not forget the old-school text on literature. From the attractive method teaching of teacher helped Mai Trinh absorb all the beauty of all written poems. Passion for literature led Mai Trinh to the C specializing rank of Le Quy Don high school, with the encouragement of the her family. Particularly with Nguyen Tien Hoang Son, English has strong attraction make him want to explore and learn it. Attended the test in C specializing rank, to Son, this is the chance for him to improve his English knowledge and a chance to well equipped himself to the entrance of the University.

 

Exceed shocks

 

The home is located in Tay Ninh province, but Nguyen Tien Hoang Son has lived and studied many years in the city of Tan An. Therefore, when joined to the specializing ranking of Le Quy Don high school, Son has not got much pressure on a heavy schedule. According to Son, when learning English, students need to use different methods to get success easily. Son regularly watches English movies with subtitles, read newspapers, listens to music to hold more foreign vocabulary, syntax. Son shares: "I do not put myself to the rigid learning method. Learning with entertainment gentle way will help achieve better results”.

 

However, difference from Son, at the early time of joining specializing ranking, both Phuong Tuong and Mai Phuong Trinh were "shocked" with the new environment. From relations of friendship to closed day of school created more pressure for the two students coming from the rural areas. Phuong Tuong recalled: “Many times I got severe stress because of thinking not keep up with my friends in the urban. But thanks to the encouragement of groups, teachers, so I passed that most difficult period time. To Mai Trinh, sometimes she couldn’t get used to with the new method teaching causing her confusing. Fortunately, she could held the balance of psychology. So that she did not have any problems in learning "- Mai Trinh confided.

 

Efforts to get the dream

 

Knowing getting the golden medal of literature, Nguyen Thi Phuong Tuong immediately called home to share the joy with her mother. Tuong said that from the last exam, she needs to make much more effort to get good results for the test of excellent students in March and the coming national university entrance exam. Phuong Tuong thought that, although the national exams for excellent students are not holding priorities galore like before, but they will help students learn to promote their aptitudes. Ho Thi Mai Trinh said she did not pay too much attention to results of test of excellent students but not ignored because "become excellent students of the province is a pride." With the golden medal of literature in the last test of excellent students in Mekong Delta region, Mai Trinh will have more motivation to conquer her horizon of knowledge. To Nguyen Tien Hoang Son – last achievement confirms once again the reasonable method of learning. Talking about future plans, Son said: "I am looking forward to the Faculty of Economics - National University. I will strive hard to achieve that result.

 

Three golden faces have spent warmly Tet holidays with family welfare. The simple joy as going out the field to pull grass with her mother of Phuong Tuong, carrying her sister to visit to her grandparents of Mai Trinh or taking a spring photograph of Hoang Son has always been in their heart - as a fulcrum for their success in the future.

 

Translated by Nguyen Thai Hoa

20/08/2014 10:00 SAĐã ban hành
Exporters advised to further tap into European marketExporters advised to further tap into European market
Vietnamese exporters should further exploit the 28-member European Union to increase their market share in the promising region, Vietnam Trade Counsellor in Germany Bui Vuong Anh has said.

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Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Addressing a conference on trade promotion to the European market held by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) held on November 25, he noted that Vietnam's exports account for only 2 percent of European imports.

Major exports from Vietnam with advantages in the market include agricultural and aquatic products, processed foods, footwear, garments and textiles, and some high value-added product categories, such as electrical products, electronics, telephones, equipment, and machinery.

Anh said there is still room for Vietnamese exporters and advised enterprises to optimise their advantages in agricultural and aquatic products, garments and textiles, and footwear to quickly increase market share in the region. For seafood products, enterprises should pay attention to origin warnings. He added that the EU is now increasing the frequency of checks on seafood exports from Vietnam.

The EU has 28 members but exports from Vietnam primarily go to just a few countries, such as Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, France, and Austria.

That enterprises only focus on a few markets puts them at risk, especially when the market experiences fluctuations, as it did from COVID-19. It is therefore necessary to consider expanding market share throughout the region. According to a representative of the trade office in Sweden, Vietnamese enterprises could immediately expand their market share in northern Europe, and products with great potential include garments for women, seafood, footwear, unroasted coffee beans, and unshelled cashew nuts./.

Source: VNA

27/11/2020 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Enterprises gradually stabilize production and businessEnterprises gradually stabilize production and business
After the Covid-19 epidemic had been well controlled in Vietnam, the production and business activities of the enterprise flourished again.

In the context of the recent epidemic, most manufacturing industries in Vietnam have suffered from an interrupted supply chain. However, with good disease control, Vietnamese enterprises are much more advantageous than companies in the same industry in foreign countries to compete better. According to the Director of An Long Food Joint Stock Company (Company) - Huynh Tuan Phuong Mai, after the epidemic, the company has made more efforts in seeking opportunities, maintaining production and business activities. In addition, the company has many advantages over other businesses as having an inland waterway port in Long Dinh - Long Cang Industrial Cluster, so it is easy to operate goods up and down, reducing investment costs.

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Production worker at the factory of An Long Company

In 9 months of 2020, An Long Inland Port Company received 28 ships with a capacity of 3,000 tons / trip. The total import value is over 45 million USD. At the same time, also at this port, the company exported 22,000 tons of cooking oil with a value of more than 18 million USD to Cambodia. According to Ms. Huynh Tuan Phuong Mai, in order to stabilize the post-translation business, the company has applied many new business strategies as well as appropriate sales policies to stimulate the market. Thereby, in 9 months, the total output of product consumption of the company reached 70,000 tons, revenue reached more than 1,300 billion. At the same time, the company paid 106 billion dong to the budget, up 15 percent over the same period in 2019. As a result, the company has better conditions to take care of the workers' lives, the employee's income increased by 20 percent compared to 2019, reaching an average of 8.6 million VND / person / month.

As a foreign-invested enterprise, Semitec Electronics Co., Ltd. invests in production and business in Kizuna factory area (Tan Kim Industrial Park, Can Giuoc district) specializing in manufacturing electronic components (temperature sensors). Used for temperature measuring equipment such as cars, OA equipment and home appliances. According to representatives of the company, up to this point, the Vietnamese economy is flourishing after the epidemic thanks to very effective disease prevention and control. Businesses also benefit from this.

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Production worker at the factory Semitec Electronics Company

Ms. Huynh Thi Thu Ha, representative of the company, said that due to the negative impact from the Covid-19 epidemic in other countries, many orders from member companies in other countries were transferred to Vietnam by the parent company. Because, Vietnam is a brilliant candidate when it is located in the most dynamically developed region in the world and has good disease control. If the time before the epidemic, on average each month, the company only produced from 2.5 to 2.8 million products, now, the company produces 3-3.5 million products/month to meet the demand. customer demand. To be able to meet the orders well for customers, the company has recruited 200 more workers, bringing the total number of workers to more than 570 people. In order to encourage employees to stick and feel secure with their jobs, in addition to the regular benefits they enjoy, workers also receive an increase in salary, currently about 10 million VND/person/ month.

According to Ms. Huynh Thi Thu Ha, at present, in some countries, the epidemic breaks out again, making the production of member companies difficult. Therefore, the company is making more efforts to ensure production, along with overcoming difficulties with the parent company in foreign countries. Therefore, the company is expanding production and business, concentrating resources for development, promoting production, increasing labor productivity to meet market demand.

According to forecasts, the epidemic outbreak is now back in many countries, this is also a good business opportunity for Vietnamese enterprises to grasp opportunities. To prepare for the next stage, Ms. Huynh Tuan Phuong Mai shared, An Long Company is promoting the marketing channel of goods, training personnel so that high quality products meet international standards. At the same time, she hopes all levels of authorities will continue to support the company to soon implement the An Nhut Tan Industrial Cluster project in order to expand, increase capacity and invest deeply to create valuable products, better serve consumers, contribute to the economic growth of the province.

Reported by Gia Han

Translated by NT

20/11/2020 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Long An: VnSAT project implemented nearly 49,600 hectaresLong An: VnSAT project implemented nearly 49,600 hectares
On November 27, the VnSAT Project Management Unit of Long An province (Department of Agriculture and Rural Development) organized a review of the assessment of the application of production technology of “3 decrease, 3 increase” and “1 must, 5 reduce” in the VnSAT project area.

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Long An has nearly 49,600 hectares to implement VnSAT project

The Sustainable Agricultural Transformation in Vietnam Project (VnSAT) is funded by the World Bank. Long An is one of eight provinces in the Mekong River Delta to implement this project, the implementation period 2015-2020. The goal of the project is to transfer science - learn advanced techniques, change traditional production practices, increase competitiveness of the rice industry, reduce negative impacts on the environment in rice production, improve quality of life, etc.

In Long An, the VnSAT project was implemented in 23 communes of 4 districts and towns such as Tan Hung, Vinh Hung, Moc Hoa, Tan Thanh and Kien Tuong town. Up to now, the total implemented area of the project is nearly 49,600 hectares, with 25,000 households participating.

According to the statistics in 2020, technology applications  of "3 decrease, 3 increase"; "1 must, 5 reduce" brings higher profits than traditional production. Specifically, farmers can reduce 60 kilos of seeds per hectares per crop; the amount of manure reduced by 125 kilos per hectares per crop; The number of pesticides and insecticides was reduced by 2.5 times per hectares per crop, etc. Thereby, the production cost is over 10 million VND per hectares per crop lower than traditional production, it contributes to the increase of average profit from 16-19 million VND per hectares per crop.

Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development - Nguyen Chi Thien said: "After the implementation of the project, VnSAT has contributed to changing farmers' perceptions, shifting from traditional farming to applying science - techniques and proper application of sustainable farming procedures, it thereby increases profits by over 30 percent on the same cultivated area.At the same time, he suggested that localities continue to maintain the results achieved in the future when the project ends; promote propaganda, contribute to raising the's people awareness towards a safe and sustainable agriculture./.

Source: https://news.baolongan.vn/

30/11/2020 9:00 SAĐã ban hành
National census on rural areas, agriculture and aquaculture to be done in National census on rural areas, agriculture and aquaculture to be done in
The Government will conduct a national census on rural areas, agriculture, and aquaculture on July 1-30, 2011.

The census aims to collect basic information on rural areas, agriculture and aquaculture in order to map out specific plans and policies for socio-economic development. 

The Government chief instructed his inferiors to focus on three aspects:

(1) Real situations of agriculture, forestry and aquaculture: number of producers, labor force and structure, production scale and capacity, application of scientific and technical advances in production; access to information; impacts on environment; development of farm economy; and women’s role.

(2) Changes of economic structure and infrastructure conditions in rural areas.

(3) Living conditions of rural residents, especially capital accumulation and mobilization, assess to credits, and vocational training.  

It is planned that the national census is conducted every five years.

The latest census took place in 2006. As of July 1, 2006, Việt Nam had 10.47 million players operating in the areas of agro-forestry and fishery sector which used 22.93 million laborers./. 

Source: http://news.gov.vn

20/08/2014 10:00 SAĐã ban hành
Dengue fever hits nearly 1,700 in Hanoi Dengue fever hits nearly 1,700 in Hanoi
Nearly 1,700 Hanoi hospital patients have had dengue fever this year, the city’s Health Department has said.
But Dr. Can Phu Nhuan, head of the Examination Department at the Vietnam National Hospital of Pediatrics, said the number of child patients had increased dramatically over the last few days.

The Pediatrics Hospital estimates that some 1,200 to 1,500 children have come to the hospital for examinations each day recently.

Nhuan said children had been badly hit by diseases, including dengue, due to recent flooding in Hanoi and northern provinces.

The floods have created stagnant bodies of water, perfect breeding grounds for the mosquitoes that spread the disease.

The agency said 81 percent of the city’s current dengue patients are Hanoi residents, with the rest coming from nearby provinces.

The fever has hit 170 communes and wards in the city’s 21 districts, the agency said.

Twenty southern cities and provinces have seen a total of 69 deaths from 58,635 dengue fever cases this year, the Ho Chi Minh City Pasteur Institute reported early this month.

Source: SGGP

20/08/2014 11:00 SAĐã ban hành
Hoang Anh Gia Lai FC has Korean coachHoang Anh Gia Lai FC has Korean coach
Vietnamese football club Hoang Anh Gia Lai has signed a one-year contract with a South Korean coach, Choi Yoon Gyum, who will replace coach Huynh Van Anh.

Huynh Van Anh replaced Thai coach Dusit in the second half of the 2011 football season. With poor performance, the team ranked ninth at the V-league 2011.

The Korean coach arrived in HCM City on October 10 and he will fly to Pleiku city today, October 11 to assume the new job.

The Korean coach, 49, graduated from the sports faculty of the In Cheon University in 1984. He played for the football team of his primary, high school and university. After that, he joined the Jeju United FC from 1986 to 1992. He played 162 matches for the team, as a central fullback.
He was also a member of the Korean Students’ National Football Squad, the National Olympic team and the national team. He played in five international games.

Since 1992, he has become a football coach at the Bucheon SK Club. In 2001-2002, he was the chief coach of the Jeju United Club. From 2003 to 2007, he was the coach of the DaeJeon Citizen FC. Since 2009, he is the coach of the Sports Faculty of Incheon University.

Source:  VietNamNet  Bridge
20/08/2014 10:00 SAĐã ban hành
Attract foreign investment, expand export marketsAttract foreign investment, expand export markets
Promoting competitive advantages, in recent years, Long An province has drastically renewed the way of thinking and how to invite and attract enterprises to invest, especially foreign-invested enterprises. The province's efforts to improve the investment climate have resulted in prosperity, creating new impetus for economic growth.

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Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut (the person in the middle) surveyed the progress of investment in infrastructure of Huu Thanh Industrial Park. Photo: Mai Huong

Located in the Southern Key Economic Region, the gateway connecting the Mekong Delta with Ho Chi Minh City and the Southeast, Long An province is a locality with many competitive advantages, especially regional links. Taking advantage of this advantage, the province has implemented many priority policies to call for investment, focusing on improving the investment environment, enhancing provincial competitiveness, administrative reform, paying attention to investment in infrastructure, focus on implementing the task of site clearance, resettlement to create a clean land fund, strengthen investment promotion, trade promotion, ... thereby, helping the province become a bright spot in attracting investment, especially foreign investment.

In 2019, the province attracted 109 projects with a total registered capital of 320.9 million USD, an increase of 38 projects compared to 2018. In the first 10 months of 2020, the province attracted 67 projects with a total registered capital of 264.14 million USD, with 63 projects to increase capital with a total capital increased 128.56 million USD. Up to now, the total number of registered projects in the province is 1,079 projects with registered capital of 6,608.1 million USD, of which 588 projects come into operation with a total implemented capital of about 3,624 million USD. Foreign investment projects come from 40 countries and territories, of which Taiwan ranks first in both the number of projects and investment capital, followed by Korea, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, the United States, ...

Currently, the whole province has 32 industrial zones (IZs) are planned synchronously with a total area of more than 11,524 hectares and 62 industrial clusters (ICs) with a total area of 3,106.9 hectares, of which 16 industrial zones and 22 industrial zones operations with occupancy rates of 87.6 percent and 77.6 percent. Out of 1,079 foreign-invested projects, there are 796 projects located in industrial zones with a total investment capital of 4,573.1 million USD. The sectors are attracting large foreign investment capital are textiles, garment, footwear, animal feed processing industry, poultry, seafood, food processing, beverages, manufacturing industry, ... Foreign investment projects are concentrated in key economic districts of the province, bordering Ho Chi Minh City such as Duc Hoa, Ben Luc, Can Duoc, Can Giuoc and Tan An City. Foreign investment projects with relatively large registered capital are Vina Eco Board, Sapporo, Kyodo Sojitz, Songwol Vina, Japfa Comfeed, Anova, CJ Agri, Formosa Taffeta, Puma, Greenfeed, 4 Oranges, Lavie, ...

Foreign investment is an important additional source of additional capital in the total social investment capital, significantly contributing to promoting economic restructuring, increasing production capacity, innovating technology, contributing to the state budget, developing high-quality human resources and creating more jobs, ... Besides, foreign investment also facilitates the province to expand international markets, increase export turnover, step by step participate to global production networks and value chains.

The province currently has over 700 enterprises are participating in import and export, has exported to more than 120 countries, regions and territories around the world. The province's commodity products such as rice, cashew nuts, aquatic products, dragon fruits, seedless lemons, leather shoes, textile products, mechanical products, electrical products - electronics, batteries- regulations, agricultural machinery, equipment, plastic products, ... have been exported to markets with high quality requirements such as EU, USA, Japan, Korea, ...

In 2019, the province's export reached 5.97 billion USD, up 14.3 percent compared to 2018. In absolute value, the province's export in 2019 increased by 0.75 billion USD compared to 2018. 9 months of 2020, the province's export turnover will reach US $ 4.47 billion, up 1.8 percent over the same period (up 14.9 percent); import turnover reached 2.91 billion USD, down 10 percent over the same period (up 6.3 percent). The products leading in export turnover of the province include: Mechanics, batteries, electronics, iron and steel and products from iron and steel; ... 9 months of 2020 alone, due to the impact of the Covid epidemic-19 worldwide, but some markets still increased, such as China, Hong Kong, Australia, Taiwan, and the US, up 10 percent over the same period.

On August 1, 2020, the Vietnam - EU Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) took effect, this is a golden opportunity for exports. To take advantage of incentives from EVFTA, the province continued to propagate and disseminate EVFTA Agreement in general, including in-depth training conferences on certification of origin of goods, European market standards, ... . so that authorities, especially businesses, take advantage of the advantages brought by the EVFTA agreement to change production thinking, and prepare suitable conditions to penetrate the European market. At the same time, the province supports businesses to advertise their products to European countries through local and national trade promotion programs; coordinate with Vietnam Trade Counselors in countries to support businesses to connect and verify European partners when needed, and market information and regulations of the host country to businesses to grasp the use. In order to help businesses make the most of the opportunities brought by the EVFTA Agreement, the province will further promote administrative reform, transparency and fairness among businesses to remove barriers. for production and business activities of enterprises; continue to grasp the proposals and problems of the enterprise to promptly resolve, or propose, propose to the superior to consider and resolve, especially the provisions of the appropriate legal documents. The standards of the EU market are very high, so when the province's exported products enter the EU, their position will be enhanced more in the international market.

With the goal of maintaining its position as the leading province in the Mekong Delta, in the term 2020-2025, Long An province will make efforts to attract investment, especially foreign investment, and expand export markets. This is a very important area, the Provincial People's Committee will focus on implementing socio-economic development and achieving the economic growth and income targets of the Resolution of the XIth Provincial Party Congress.

Reported by Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, 

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

Translated by NT

26/11/2020 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
 Long An Investment Promotion Conference 2016 Programme "Co-operation - Sustainable Development" (October 17th, 2016): Conference Programme Long An Investment Promotion Conference 2016 Programme "Co-operation - Sustainable Development" (October 17th, 2016): Conference Programme
Long An Investment Promotion Conference 2016 Programme "Co-operation - Sustainable Development" (October 17th, 2016)
11/10/2016 7:00 SAĐã ban hành
Forum suggests ways to bolster exports, economic recoveryForum suggests ways to bolster exports, economic recovery
Boosting support for Vietnamese enterprises to capitalise on free trade agreements (FTAs) and engage more deeply in global supply chains is an important solution to fuel post-pandemic exports and economic recovery, the Export Forum 2020 held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 18 heard.

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Experts shre opinions at the Export Forum 2020 on November 18 (Photo: VNA)

Pointing out the challenges facing exports, participants cited the World Bank (WB) as saying that the COVID-19 crisis has had an unprecedented impact on matters such as healthcare, the economy, and society around the world, while at the same time worsening protectionism.

Growing automation and the withdrawal of many countries from global value chains may make it hard for processing and manufacturing and export strategies to prove effective in emerging markets and developed economies, according to the WB.

It also held that although Vietnam has an open economy, its participation in global and regional value chains remains modest and much lower than that of ASEAN countries like Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Vietnam created just 20.4 billion USD in 2018 via its involvement in value chains, ranking 53rd among 174 economies. Its participation in complex stages of those chains also remains low.

Nguyen Huu Tin, Director of the HCM City Investment and Trade Promotion Centre (ITPC), cited the World Development Report 2020 as showing that Vietnam's engagement in value chains is currently at the "limited processing-manufacturing" level.

The country should move to higher levels in value chains to improve productivity, he said.

Vice Chairman of the HCM City People's Committee Le Thanh Liem said the city's trading activities have greatly contributed to the trade revenue of the country as a whole, noting that its exports have increased 10 percent annually on average for many years, with industrial products accounting for over 80 percent of total revenue.

He acknowledged, however, that the impact of COVID-19 and continual changes in trade trends in many regions have considerably affected the city's exports.

Therefore, assisting businesses to access market information, join global supply chains, and raise localisation rates in export items are among the city's top priorities for sustaining export growth and shoring up its economy, Liem added.

Tin said the ITPC has been actively carrying out programmes to help enterprises capitalise on advantages generated by FTAs and promote Vietnam's involvement in global supply chains.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, instead of face-to-face support activities, the centre has provided assistance online to update companies about market information and help them seek partners.

Knowledge about FTAs, especially the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), has also been disseminated via different forms, to help businesses make use of the preferential treatment offered under those trade deals, he noted.

Echoing this, Pham Thiet Hoa, General Director of the Saigon Agriculture Corporation, pointed to the need to optimise the advantages brought about by new-generation FTAs in order to boost the participation of Vietnamese agricultural products in global supply chains, saying these agreements feature preferential tariffs on such commodities.

Many experts at the forum suggested the stronger application of modern technologies and equipment in production, the diversification of products and markets, greater connectivity with partners in supply chains, the optimisation of logistics services, and brand building, all of which should be implemented immediately to raise revenue and sustainability in Vietnam's export sector./.

Source: VNA

19/11/2020 11:00 SAĐã ban hành
Long An: Four certificates of products of chain supplying safe food awardedLong An: Four certificates of products of chain supplying safe food awarded
On November 27, the Long An Department of Cultivation, Plant Protection and Agricultural Product Quality Control held a conference to summarize the construction of a safe food supply chain model on safe vegetables, dragon fruits and mushrooms 2020.

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The Long An Department of Cultivation, Plant Protection and Agricultural Product Quality Control grants the certificates of products of chain supplying safe food to the units participating the model

Accordingly, in 2020, the Long An Department of Cultivation, Plant Protection and Agricultural Product Quality Control will build a model of a safe food supply chain on vegetable, dragon fruit and mushroom products at units such as Tan Kim Cooperative (Can Giuoc District), Thanh Nhan Abalone Mushroom Facility (Tan Thanh District), Long Chau Business Establishment and Thanh Phu Long Agriculture Cooperative (Chau Thanh District).

When these units participate in the model, they are supported with training on food safety management knowledge in the chain, combining product sampling to monitor food safety indicators, etc. In general, the units are boldly investing in automatic production lines with modern technology; paying attention to packing, logo printing, labels and identification stamps on each product.

In order for the model of clean food supply chain to be effective, in the coming time, the Long An Department of Cultivation, Plant Protection and Agricultural Product Quality Control will continue to develop and replicate the models of chain link; coordinate with Ho Chi Minh City to build and closely monitor the model of safe food supply chain; promote market access, trade promotion to find outlet for safe agricultural products that are controlled by chain.

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VNPT Long An also offers electronic traceability stamps to the units with chain certificates

At the conference, the Long An Department of Cultivation, Plant Protection and Agricultural Product Quality Control awarded certificates of products of chain supplying safe food to the model units. At the same time, VNPT Long An also gives electronic stamps of traceability and instructions to use the VNPT check traceability system to units with chain certificates./.

Source: https://news.baolongan.vn/

30/11/2020 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Long An strives to send 1,000 laborers abroad in 2018-2020 periodLong An strives to send 1,000 laborers abroad in 2018-2020 period
On April 11, People's Committee of Long An province held a conference of labor export in the period of 2018-2020 and by 2025.

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At the conference

Accordingly, in the period of 2018 - 2020, Long An plans to send 1,000 local laborers abroad and 1,000 laborers will be sent abroad annually starting 2021 to 2025.

The move is under a scheme to export labor abroad signed by local authorities, aiming to tackle local unemployment. It is to reduce poverty, provide more job opportunities, contribute to socio-economic development and to allow the unemployed to earn more stable income as well as to develop an awareness of complying with workplace regulations.

In the period of 2011-2017, the province sent more than 600 laborers abroad. However, labor export has so far faced many difficulties resulting that the number of local laborers working abroad has remained still low, said the Deputy Director of Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs - Hoa Thanh Nien./.​

Source: http://news.baolongan.vn​

18/04/2018 2:00 CHĐã ban hành
Vietnam’s best logistics firms in 2020 announcedVietnam’s best logistics firms in 2020 announced
The lists of the most reputable players in Vietnam’s logistics sector this year were released by the Vietnam Report JSC on November 24.

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Container ship Margrethe Maersk docks at Cap Mep International Terminal in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province (Photo: VNA)

The lists cover several sub-sectors, such as international forwarding, warehouse services, and third- and fourth-party logistics; freight transport; port operations; and rapid delivery and last-mile delivery.

The top 10 businesses in international forwarding, warehouse services, and third- and fourth-party logistics are the Gemadept JSC, the Indo Tran Logistics Corporation, the DHL Global Forwarding (Vietnam) Corporation, the Transimex JSC, the Expeditors Vietnam Co. Ltd, the Schenker Vietnam Co. Ltd, the Kuehne Nagel Co. Ltd, the Bee Logistics JSC, the South Logistics JSC, and the Vinafreight JSC.

The rankings were compiled based on companies' financial capacity, as reflected in their financial reports; media reputation, as assessed by media coding methods that encode articles about companies on influential media channels; and interviews with relevant parties conducted in October and November.

Vietnam Report General Director Vu Dang Vinh said that after decades of globalisation, the world is now more inter-connected than ever, opening up huge opportunities for global trade and promoting the development of supply chains.

However, he also noted that greater connectivity poses problems in supply chains in general and the logistics sector, the backbone of supply chains, in particular, when sudden shocks like COVID-19 strike.

The Vietnam Logistics Business Association reported that, in March, 15 percent of logistics companies posted a year-on-year revenue decline of 50 percent, and over half of all companies experienced a decline of 10-30 percent in the number of domestic and international logistics services provided compared to the same period last year.

The containment of COVID-19 helped Vietnamese businesses, including logistics companies, resume activities fairly quickly. A Vietnam Report survey shows that the operational capacity of 87 percent of interviewed companies in October and November was equivalent to 60 percent of pre-pandemic levels./.

Source: VNA

26/11/2020 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Dole Asia Company is studying about the banana tree investment market in Long AnDole Asia Company is studying about the banana tree investment market in Long An
On November 15th, Vice Chairman of Provincial People’s Committee – Nguyen Van Duoc had the working meeting with the representatives of Itochu Vietnam Co., Ltd and Dole Asia Company to study about the investment market in agricultural sector in Long An Province. The meeting had the participation of the leaders of the departments, sectors of the province.

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Itochu Corporation was established in Japan and has been existed and developed for more than 150 years. Being a trading company, Itochu is specialized in activities relating to international, domestic trading, import/export of the goods such as garment, clothes, energy, machinery, construction, food etc. In 2013, Itochu acquired the global canned food sector from Dole and Asian fresh fruits from Dole Food Company. Established in Hawaii in 1851, Dole is the expert in fruit and nutrient products. After 100 years, taking the quality as the core value, Dole Company has been built on the commitment of "Quality, Quality and Quality". Currently, Dole has more than 200 products and the distribution network has been expanded to more than 90 countries to ensure Dole products are fresh and delivery and delivered timely to the consumers. In Asia, Dole has the factories and farms in the Philippines and Thailand to serve the Asia and other countries in the world.

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Representative of the Investor

The trading foundation has just set up in Vietnam (fresh fruits such as banana with Dole brand), representative of Dole – Mr. Richard Toman shared that they are finding the Dole banana planting zones in some places in Vietnam. At present, the company is purchasing bananas in Tra Vinh, Tay Ninh and Lam Dong. Through studying about Long An Province, he wished to become the partner with the local farmers in developing more than 1,000 ha of farms to form a world-ranking banana farm for exporting the products to North Asia markets of Dole.

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The investor is studying the provincial cadastral map

Spoke at the meeting, Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee – Nguyen Van Duoc said that banana is one of the trees with high economic value which is suitable with the natural and soil conditions of the province. At present, the whole province has about 600 ha of banana, and only in Duc Hue District, there is an enterprise (Huy Long An Co., Ltd) owned by Mr. Vo Quan Huy investing in more than 40 ha and this company is planning to expand the planting area to 150 ha; banana products of the enterprise have been exported to many countries such as Japan, China etc. In addition, Vice Chairman also shared information about other trees which are suitable to the natural conditions of the province such as pineapple, dragon fruits and lemon for the investor to study more.

Vice Chairman expressed the warm welcome to the company for selecting the right location for investment. He also confirmed that Long An has sufficient land fund and is willing to create the most favorable conditions for the domestic and foreign investors to implement successfully their projects with the slogan: Your difficulties are also ours and your successes are also ours".

Source: TV

Translated by NT



16/11/2016 5:00 CHĐã ban hành
Long An: An attractive destination for investorsLong An: An attractive destination for investors
Long An has many supporting policies, always focuses on improving the investment and business environment, promising to be an attractive and effective destination for businesses when investing in the area.

​Currently, the province has 16 industrial parks and 21 industrial clusters in operation with the occupation rate of 85.26% for parks, and 89.7% for clusters. All industrial parks and clusters are convenient in terms of road and river transport, seaport planning of Long An province is capable of receiving 70,000-ton ships, etc. There are more than 11,000 enterprises investing and operating stably in the province.

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Long An - An attractive destination for investors

Deputy Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee – Nguyen Van Ut informed: With the policy of creating an open, friendly, safe and effective investment environment, the province always pays attention to improving the business environment in order to enhance competitiveness and attract investment. The province regularly organizes dialogues to capture, learn about and timely provide solutions to remove difficulties for enterprises. Every year, the province organizes working delegations to visit and work with and promote investment in Japan, Korea, Germany, USA, etc. to boost up foreign investment promotion activities and strengthen cooperation with foreign countries and localities. In addition, the province always focuses resources to invest in infrastructure development, especially transportation to serve industrial development.

"Long An commits to accompanying and creating the most favorable conditions for investors, major corporations as well as small and medium-sized enterprises to invest in the province. The province tries and strives more to develop and maintain an open, friendly, safe and effective investment environment. Believing that there will be many enterprises accompanying the locality, contributing to promoting Long An's socio-economic development in the coming time" – emphasized Mr. Nguyen Van Ut.

Long An is currently the common home of more than 11,000 enterprises with a total registered capital of nearly VND 300,000 billion. The province has more than 1,900 domestic investment projects with a registered capital of over VND 216,000 billion; more than 1,000 FDI projects with a total capital of nearly USD 6,2 million from 38 countries and territories.

Reported by Chau Son

​Translated by Lan Vy​

15/01/2020 2:00 CHĐã ban hành
Vietnam invests 180 million USD overseas in five monthsVietnam invests 180 million USD overseas in five months
Vietnamese enterprises injected over 180 million USD into 18 foreign markets in the first five months of this year, equivalent to 98.7 percent of the same period last year.

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People in Timor-Leste register for Viettel's 4G SIM card. (Photo: enternews.vn)

During the period, 162 million USD was pumped into 60 new projects, nearly double that of last year's period, thanks to a 91.5 million USD overseas project from Germany's Vonfram Masan Co., that received an investment license in May.

Meanwhile, 19 million USD was added to 11 underway projects, down 77.8 percent year-on-year, reported the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

Germany drew the highest amount of capital with four projects worth 93 million USD, accounting for 51.3 percent of the total. The US came next with 22 million or 12 percent./.

Source: VNA

03/06/2020 9:00 SAĐã ban hành
Leaders of Long An and Ha Tinh provinces exchange experience in administration and managementLeaders of Long An and Ha Tinh provinces exchange experience in administration and management
Secretary of Ha Tinh Provincial Party Committee - Le Dinh Son, Chairman of Ha Tinh Provincial People's Committee - Dang Quoc Khanh visited and exchanged experience in administration and management with leaders of Long An province on March 2.

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Leaders of Long An and Ha Tinh provinces exchange experience

At the meeting, leaders of the two provinces discussed the socio-economic situation of each locality. According to Long An Provincial Party Committee Secretary - Pham Van Ranh, in 2018, the economic growth rate of Long An reached 10.36%, exceeding the set target. He also indicated that the state budget revenue reached over VND 14,800 billion. In the field of agriculture, Long An has been implementing high-tech applications in growing rice, dragon fruit, vegetables as well as raising cows.

Secretary of Ha Tinh Provincial Party Committee - Le Dinh Son congratulated the positive results that Long An has achieved in recent years. He said that the achievements in attracting investment, developing industry and high-tech agricultural production of Long An are regarded as valuable experience for Ha Tinh to learn and apply based on its existing conditions.

Besides, he also gave a brief review of the socio-economic situation, security and defense of Ha Tinh. In 2018, regarding state budget, over VND 12,700 billion has been collected. The province achieved various typical results in implementing the new-style rural program. Up to now, the whole province has 158 communes meeting the new rural standards, accounting for 69% of the total number and 1 district meeting new rural district standards.

In addition,  there was also an exchange of advice on the administrative reforms as well as effective methods in streamlining the organization and improving the efficiency of the provincial governments' operations.

On this occasion, the delegation also visited the former President - Truong Tan Sang in his hometown in My Hanh Nam commune, Duc Hoa district, Long An province./.

By Le Duc - Translated by Pham Ngan

05/03/2019 4:00 CHĐã ban hành
Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee meets and works with Vina Eco Board Company Limited – Japan Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee meets and works with Vina Eco Board Company Limited – Japan
In the afternoon of February 28th, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee – Nguyen Van Duoc met and worked with Vina Eco Board Co., Ltd (VECO). VECO was a member of Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd – Japan (SFC).

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The meeting's scene

On his business trip to Vietnam, Mr. Shigeru Sasabe – Director, Senior Executive Officer, Head of International Business Division of SFC Co., Ltd expressed his gratitude to the leaders of Long An province for their interest and support to VECO on afforestation and housing projects for low income people in recent years. At the same time, he also expressed his desire to learn more about the proposed afforestation development areas of the province to continue to invest.

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The delegation of Vina Eco Board Co., Ltd

Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Nguyen Van Duoc pledged to create the most favorable conditions for investors who are implementing and will implement investment projects in Long An province to achieve the highest efficiency. Long An government always considered investors as the companions, willing to create every preferential mechanisms and policies, simple administrative procedures for them, and the province pledged to always accompany investors.

Reported  by TV

Translated by Lan Vy

 

01/03/2018 1:00 CHĐã ban hành
Hi-tech application in agricultural production maintained in drought and saline seasonHi-tech application in agricultural production maintained in drought and saline season
Over the past time, promoting high-tech application in agricultural production helped many households in Long An province develop production and improve their incomes. Especially, the application of high technology also helps farmers maintain production, mitigate losses and create profits under the current drought and saline conditions.

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High-tech vegetable production brings stable income in drought and saline season

Creating income, reducing production costs

According to Head of Tan Tru Division of Agriculture and Rural Development - Doan Van Hoang, implementing Resolution No.08-NQ/TU of the Provincial Party Committee on developing hi-tech agriculture associated with restructuring agricultural sector, Tan Tru district Party Committee issued Resolution No.07 on developing hi-tech agriculture, in which, it chose 3 crops (rice, vegetables, dragon fruits) and 1 animal (cow). Up to now, the district has implemented 5 models of rice applying high technology with a total area of 250 hectares, 2 vegetable models of with an area about 1 hectare in Lac Tan commune and 20 hectares of dragon fruit grown under GAP standards, concentrated in the communes of Lac Tan and Que My Thanh, Binh Tinh, etc. Particularly for beef cattle, the implementation still faces many difficulties due to capital and breeding animals.

"Due to the severe saline intrusion this year, many areas of winter-spring rice lacked fresh water, leading to serious losses. Most of the damaged rice areas are located in low-land communes, where it is difficult to access fresh water and most sowing does not follow the agricultural sector's recommendations that the risk of drought and salinity comes soon. As for the rice areas applying high technology that has been harvested and achieved high yields, farmers have a profit of 25-30 million VND per hectare. The models of growing hi-tech vegetable and dragon fruit in the district are still maintained. Most models use well water and irrigation and drainage systems to maintain production" - Mr. Hoang added.

Director of the Khoi Nguyen Organic Fresh Vegetables Cooperative (in hamlet 5, Lac Tan commune) - Nguyen Viet Thinh said: "Since it was established, vegetables are grown entirely from organic fertilizers, so the quality of vegetables is always guaranteed and favored by consumers. Normally, the total area of vegetables and fruit of the cooperative is 5.4 hectares, providing tons of vegetables, tubers and fruits to the market every month. However, many members are unable to take initiative in the water source for production due to the current drought and salinity conditions, so the production area is reduced to about 1.5 hectares. Currently, all 1.5 hectares of these vegetables are grown in net houses and use treated well water to irrigate".

It is currently known that the cooperative mainly grows water spinach to supply the market. The water spinach price is also high, from 10,000 to 12,000 VND per kilo. With this price, growers have an income of 500,000-800,000 VND per day.

Drought and salinity have lasted for months, causing significant impacts on irrigation and the development of dragon fruits in Tan Tru district. However, some dragon fruit areas thanks to hi-tech applications in production should still maintain well. Mr. Le Thanh Nam, who lives in Binh Tinh commune, shared: "Last time, my family applied high technology to produce over 1.2 hectares of dragon fruits. In general, hi-tech production helps dragon fruit to grow well, less pests and diseases. At the same time, the economical watering system reduces the pressure on the irrigation water source in the current drought and salinity season, but it still ensures that the dragon fruit can grow and develop normally".

According to professional evaluation, saving irrigation model not only helps farmers save 80 percent of labor (watering, fertilizing), saving electricity, water usage, and so on, but it also improves high profit is about 2.5-5 million VND per hectare.

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Water-saving irrigation systems help farmers reduce production costs

Maintaining production during the drought and saline season

In Thanh Hoa district, it has built a planning area of 2,000 hectares of rice applying high technology in 3 communes of Tan Tay, Thuy Dong and Thanh An to implement the Project on developing hi-tech agriculture of the province. In addition, the district also expanded 300 hectares of rice applying high technology in 3 communes of Tan Dong, Thuy Tay and Thanh Phuoc. Up to now, the district has implemented 2,041 out of 2,000 hectares of hi-tech rice, reaching 102 percent compared to the Resolution of the Provincial Party Committee. In addition, the district has 77 cooperative teams for agricultural production, 11 cooperatives, including 5 cooperatives and 4 cooperative teams in the area of hi-tech rice.

According to the Vice Chairman of Thanh An commune People's Committee - Mai Van Thao, the commune was planned to implement the Program of hi-tech agriculture on rice until 2020 with 1,200 hectares. Up to now, the total area of 1,233 hectares was implemented, reaching 102.8 percent of the Resolution of the District Party Committee. The whole commune has 1 cooperative and 5 collaborative teams to produce hi-tech rice. At present, farmers in the commune have sown Summer-Autumn crop for nearly 20 days with an area of over 1,600 hectares, of which about 300 hectares of hi-tech rice. To support the people, the commune People's Committee coordinated with the District Center for Agricultural Service to regularly measure the salinity of canals in the area every 2 days to timely capture the situation and provide information to the people.

The leader of cooperative team 9, in hamlet 3, Thanh An commune - Nguyen Thanh Xuan shared that all members of the cooperative team have sown the Summer-Autumn crop for about 20 days with the main rice variety of OM4625. People are presently very interested in the situation of drought and salinity. However, the land with the special feature that is less affected by drought and salinity, people still bravely sow and apply all steps towards organic production to ensure rice quality.

"Cooperative team has had 32 members with about 110 hectares of rice in the planning area of growing hi-tech rice since 2018. The cooperative team has been supported to flatten the field and use organic fertilizer, etc. Besides, it was also encouraged to implement the models such as reducing the number of sowing seeds, "1 must, 5 decreases", "1 must, 6 decreases" and eco-technology. Thereby, they help farmers increase profits in production and contribute to environmental protection " - Mr. Xuan added.

Head of Divison of Agriculture and Rural Development of Thanh Hoa district - Nguyen Kinh Kha said: "At present, a part of an area of about 10 hectares in 2 communes of Tan Dong and Tan Tay of the district is also affected by drought and salinity. Although the impact is not significant, this situation still continues in a long time, the risk of the district agricultural production is also greatly affected. The water source for producing hi-tech rice in Thanh An commune is mainly from Bac Dong canal (a branch of Tien river), so the salinity is still low, ranging from 0.3-0.5 grams per liter. In addition, the room also has a plan in case drought and salinity occur in the district. Accordingly, if the salinity level shows signs of increasing near the permitted level, the department will propose the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to temporarily close Ca Tom channel (adjacent to Tan Thanh district) to store fresh water, ensuring for production, minimize damage to farmers"./.

Source: http://news.baolongan.vn/

10/04/2020 1:00 CHĐã ban hành
Vietnam responds to 2020 World Tourism DayVietnam responds to 2020 World Tourism Day
The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has chosen “Tourism and Rural Development” for the 2020 edition of the World Tourism Day on September 27, according to the Vietnam National Tourism Administration (VNAT).

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A strawberry field is a tourist attraction in Kon Plong of the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum (Photo: VNA)

With the theme, the UNWTO aims to highlight the unique role that tourism plays in providing opportunities in rural areas and preserving cultural and natural heritage all around the world.

Vietnam's tourism sector is building a thorough recovery plan in keeping with market trends. A survey on demands and consumption trend of Vietnamese tourists is underway.

Meanwhile, the VNAT is preparing for another tourism stimulus targeting domestic holidaymakers as the pandemic has been brought under control.

UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili said that the World Tourism Day is a chance to recognise the role tourism outside major cities and its ability to build a better future for all.

"All around the world, tourism empowers rural communities, providing jobs and opportunity, most notably for women and youth. Tourism also enables rural communities to hold onto their unique cultural heritage and traditions, and the sector is vital for safeguarding habitat and endangered species," he added.

For numerous rural communities around the world, tourism is a leading provider of employment and opportunities. In many places, it is one of the few viable economic sectors, offering young people a chance to earn a living without having to migrate either within their home countries or abroad.

Communities in rural areas also struggle with impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. These communities are usually much less-prepared to deal with the short- and longer-term impact of the crisis, and tourism offers a solution to all of these challenges.

For the first time in the 40-year history of the World Tourism Day, the official celebration will not be hosted by a single nation. Instead, five nations of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, with Chile joining with observer status, will serve as joint hosts.

This co-hosting agreement exemplifies the spirit of international solidarity that runs through tourism./.

Source: VNA

18/09/2020 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Long An: 2019 is breakthrough year in compensation, site clearance and resettlementLong An: 2019 is breakthrough year in compensation, site clearance and resettlement
Secretary of Party Committee, Chairman of People's Council of Long An Province - Pham Van Ranh directed that 2019 was a breakthrough year in compensation, site clearance and resettlement at the symposium on this issue held by the Provincial Party Committee on March 8. Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Duoc and leaders of departments, sectors, districts and cities in the province attended the symposium.

Many opinions and reports were presented at the symposium by leaders of sectors and localities on problems in implementing the compensation, site clearance and resettlement such as compensation prices, lateness in compensation, many projects compensated in a long time, investors not implementing projects, etc. Many opinions focused on analyzing and evaluating, clarifying the causes and limitation on the responsibilities of the sectors and localities in performing their tasks.

Secretary of Provincial Party Committee - Pham Van Ranh emphasized that the compensation, site clearance and resettlement in the province have not met the requirements over the past time yet. The results and progress of dealing with ground clearance were still done slowly and long-lasting by some sectors and units.

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Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Council - Pham Van Ranh assessed that compensation, site clearance and resettlement have not met the requirements yet.

At this symposium, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee requested that units, localities and executive committees of the party hierarchy frankly recognized the limitations. Since then, solutions have been implemented and corrected to create a transformation in the coming time. 2019 will be a breakthrough year in compensation, site clearance and resettlement.

He asked the provincial People's Committee to assign and specify tasks and direct drastically for each department, sector and locality in the implementation of compensation, site clearance and resettlement. The key projects need to clearly identify requirements and set the time for implementation. Projects must be transparent about planning, implementation schedule and progress so that people can monitor to avoid long-lasting price appraisal and distraint.

Besides, the whole political system must take part in propaganda on compensation, site clearance, resettlement which creates smooth understanding and consensus to implement the project. To continue strengthening and consolidating the Land Clearance Board and the force of distraining and applying land compensation prices to meet the task requirements, it must be professional, objective and honest in performing tasks. The participants must have proper roles when conducting to determine and appraise compensation prices for land clearance.

In addition, the Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee also noted that we must regularly review investors implementing projects; If the project is carried out slowly, deliberately, long-lasting and causing pressing, a solution must have been done. Real estate is paid attention and directed, controlled and handled violations strictly. The Secretary and Chairman of People's Committees at district and commune level must well meet and talk dialogue with the people. Through these, the legitimate requirements of the people must be resolved quickly and promptly.

 

Monitoring the progress of implementing some projects in Ben Luc district in 2018

"It is necessary to resolve and implement well the security and order in the projects. Acts of inciting security and order in the project areas or hindering the implementation of the project are strictly dealed with. On the side of the press agencies in the province, the propaganda on projects must be strengthened, transparent and it is necessary to inform and reflect projects that are late, prolonged so that  the provincial leaders timely grasp and instruct to solve and rectify", the Secretary of Provincial Party Committee - Pham Van Ranh directed.

Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee - Pham Van Ranh emphasizes that this is a very important conference and reiterates the requirement that departments, sectors and localities must have solutions to overcome the above problems and limitations over the past time. 2019 will be a breakthrough year for this issue./.

According to the report of the Provincial People's Committee, there were 98 projects implemented in 2018, the total area of land acquisition was nearly 349 hectares, nearly 6,800 affected households, the total amount payment  of compensation and support over VND 1,571 billion.

Source: http://news.baolongan.vn

12/03/2019 3:00 CHĐã ban hành
Getting overseas students back home Getting overseas students back home
The brain drain and lack of practical education were among the major problems facing the country, students and leading members of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union told HCM City education officials at a conference yesterday.

Students from 130 high schools in the city attended the meeting organised by the municipal Department of Education and Training to discuss improvements to training quality and school programmes.

 

 

Their main concern was the brain drain. Pham Thi Yen Nhi, an 11th grader at the elite Le Hong Phong High School, said many students had gone abroad to study in recent years but did not come back to work in Viet Nam.

 

 

Not many students had the desire to help build their homeland, she said, adding the Government should work out policies to attract them home.

Another concern the students raised was their school programme’s focus on theory rather than practice.

 

 

Nguyen Bich Quynh, an 11th grader at another elite institution, Tran Dai Nghia High School, asked the officials why despite completing such long and arduous courses, many people failed to get good jobs after graduation. Even if they did, employers have to retrain them, she said.

 

 

Tran Tien Thinh of Le Thanh Ton High School in District 7 expressed the same opinion, saying education must be more practically-oriented.

 

 

Others expressed worries about the bad behaviour and use of obscene language by high school students, saying courses to teach them good behaviour were required from an early age.

 

 

Nguyen Thi Ngoc Bich of Long Truong High School in District 9 said there should be more sex education at the high-school level.

 

 

The changes the city and country are going through, students’ aspirations and the role of young people in the city’s industrialisation and modernisation were also discussed.

 

 

Huynh Cong Minh, director of the Department of Education and Training, said the conference provided a good opportunity to listen to students and promised more regular interaction in future.

VietNamNet/VNS

20/08/2014 10:00 SAĐã ban hành
Ministry works towards goal of 41 billion USD in agro-forestry-fisheries exportsMinistry works towards goal of 41 billion USD in agro-forestry-fisheries exports
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has rolled out various measures to remove difficulties facing the export of agro-forestry-fisheries products and broaden markets, in order to fulfil the goal of earning at least 41 billion USD from the export of the products in 2020.

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Harvesting dragon fruits in Binh Thuan (Illustrative image. Source: VNA)

According to the ministry, agro-forestry-fisheries export revenues reached 3.72 billion USD in November, raising the total revenue in the first 11 months of this year to 37.42 billion USD, up 2.4 percent over the same period of 2019.

Meanwhile, the country imported about 28.05 billion USD worth of agro-forestry-fisheries products in the period, resulting in a surplus of nearly 9.37 billion USD, up 10.9 percent year on year.

Specifically, export earnings of major farm produce were 16.76 billion USD, a drop of 0.5 percent, while that of livestock reached 297 million USD, a fall of 18.5 percent, fisheries nearly 7.75 billion USD, down 0.9 percent, and forestry products 11.65 billion USD, up 15 percent year on year.

In November, Vietnam shipped abroad 388,000 tonnes of rice for 207 million USD, raising the total rice export volume to 5.74 million tonnes, a fall of 2.2 percent, and value of 2.85 billion USD, up 10 percent year on year.

The Philippines was the largest market of Vietnamese rice with 33 percent of the total market share. Upturn was also seen in shipments to other markets such as Indonesia and China.

Meanwhile, the export value of wood and wooden furniture hit 1.1 billion USD in November, pushing the 11-month figure to 10.88 billion USD, up 14.1 percent compared to the same period last year. The US, Japan and China remained the three major markets in the period.

On the contrary, many farm produce suffered reduction in exports, including pepper corn with 11.4 percent, and fruit and vegetable 11.7 percent due to a strong decline in the Chinese market.

At the same time, fisheries export recorded slight decrease of 0.9 percent to 7.75 billion USD. The US, Japan, China and the Republic of Korea were the leading markets for the products.

To facilitate agro-forestry-fisheries exports, Nguyen Van Viet, head of the MARD's Department of Planning, said that the ministry will coordinate with localities and trade associations as well as businesses to keep a close watch on the market development and seek solutions to remove difficulties of exporters in market, while stabilizing the supply for the year-end occasions.

The ministry will also work with relevant parties to implement measures to balance the trade and tackle difficulties in trade for exporters.

Along with updating businesses on policies of markets, especially the EU, China, the US, Japan and the Republic of Korea, the ministry will hold an online meeting with the General Customs of China to discuss measures to further open the market of both sides, and to facilitate quick customs clearance in border gates between the two countries./.

Source: VNA

07/12/2020 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Business meeting in Long An provinceBusiness meeting in Long An province
On the afternoon of October 8, 2020, the Party Committee, People's Council, People's Committee, Viet Nam Fatherland Front Committee of Long An province held a meeting of business people in the province to celebrate Vietnamese Entrepreneur Day October 13.

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

Speaking at the meeting, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Tran Van Can shared that over the past time, the national economy in general and Long An province in particular still has many difficulties due to the political and economic situation in the world. therefore complicated and unpredictable developments are still happening; impacts of climate change; especially the great impact of the Covid-19 pandemic from the beginning of the year up to now has made the country face difficult challenges, especially the economic recession.

In that context, the Party and State had many appropriate policies and guidelines, the Party Committee and People of Long An province have promoted the revolutionary tradition, will of self-reliance, self-reliance, initiative, creativity, solidarity, well implementation of the Resolution of the Xth Provincial Party Congress and striving to implement the Resolution of the XIIth Party Congress of the Party, the results of the term 2015 - 2020 the province has achieved many important achievements in all fields.

In which, the average economic growth in the period 2016 - 2020 is estimated at around 9.11 percent/year; the economic structure continues to shift clearly, in the right direction for the development of industry - service - agriculture; Per capita GRDP in 2020 is estimated at 77 million VND, 1.5 times higher than 2015; The annual State budget revenue has gained and exceeded the plan, the average annual revenue growth rate is 12.8 percent. Besides, the culture - society has many progresses, social security has been ensured, effectively solving urgent social problems. Defense, security, internal affairs have been strengthened; expanding and diversifying people's external relations activities; ensure political stability, create a favorable environment for socio-economic development.

The Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee emphasized that, achieving the above results, it is indispensable for the companionship of the business community and business people who have contributed with the Party Committee and People of Long An province. On behalf of the provincial leaders, he acknowledged and warmly praised the achievements that the business community and business people have contributed to the development of Long An province in recent years.

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Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Tran Van Can awarded the excellent corporate gold cup to successful collectives

The Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee said that promoting the achieved results, Long An province has set a goal in the term 2020 - 2025 to build efficient and effective political system; make the fullest use of the province's potentials and advantages to accelerate the economic restructuring towards industrialization, urbanization and modernization; economic development associates with the implementation of social progress and equity and protection of environmental resources; to closely combine economic development with defense and security assurance, and intensify foreign relations activities; improve the people's material and spiritual life; creating a breakthrough for Long An province to develop rapidly and sustainably. By 2025, Long An province will maintain its leading position in the Mekong River Delta and strive to become a fairly developed province in the Southern key economic region by 2030.

The mission set out in the next term is extremely difficult, is the mission of the entire political system, besides there is an important role of the business community and business people. Provincial leaders want the provincial businesses and businessmen to continue to maintain and promote their roles with their efforts and dedication to the forefront of economic development, more dynamic, brave and more creatively, quickly adapting to new business conditions, supporting local authorities to register procedures at Long An customs, thereby making a greater contribution to the socio-economic development of the province.

At the meeting, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Tran Van Can called on the team of businesses and entrepreneurs to promote solidarity, dare to think, dare to do, support each other in production and business, construct corporate culture. With their responsibilities and obligations, in the coming time, the provincial leaders will continue to accompany the business, pay more attention in the direction and administration to create a business investment environment through openness, transparency, healthy competition; support, help entrepreneurs and businesses in the province overcome difficulties and develop sustainably.

On this occasion, 10 collectives received the Excellent Enterprise Gold Cup, 7 teams received the Emulation Flag of the Provincial People's Committee and 20 teams received the Certificate of Merit from the Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee for their outstanding achievements in implementing the emulation movement " Long An enterprise integration and development "in 2019.

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Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut awarded Emulation Flag of the Provincial People's Committee to collectives

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Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Pham Van Canh awarded certificates of merit of the Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee to collectives

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Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Pham Tan Hoa awarded certificates of merit from the Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee to collectives

Currently, the whole province has nearly 12,500 enterprises registered for establishment with registered capital of about 330,000 billion VND; about 2,000 domestic investment projects were licensed with a capital of nearly 235,000 billion VND and about 1,080 foreign investment projects with a capital of about 6.55 billion USD. In addition, the whole province has 16/32 industrial zones in operation with occupancy rate 87.6 percent and 22/62 industrial clusters are in operation with occupancy rate 77.6 percent.

Reported by Kha Tam

Translated by NT

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