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More than 90% of consumers said that they prioritise made-in-Vietnam commodities when making a decision on the purchase of anything, according to the steering committee for the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)’s “Vietnamese people prioritise made-in-Vietnam products” campaign. 
 
Long An is implementing the goal of developing high-tech, environmentally friendly industries while eliminating the planning of industries with pollution risks in existing industrial zones, clusters. 
 
On the morning of November 28, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam attended the 2022 Green Economy Summit and Exhibition (GEFE) in Ho Chi Minh City. The event was organized by the Trade Promotion Agency (Ministry of Industry and Trade) in collaboration with the European Business Association in Vietnam to support Vietnam to achieve its commitments at COP26 and the socio-economic development goals set by the European Union in the National Strategy on Green Growth for the period of 2021 - 2030. 
 
Industry and Trade Fair in the Mekong Delta - Long An in 2022 is a national trade promotion event in 2022 held at Tan An City Park, Long An province from December 2 to the end of the day. December 8, 2022. 
 
On November 24, the Tax Department of Long An held a conference to explain tax policy and administrative procedures to taxpayers in 2022. More than 200 representatives representing business households and enterprises in the province attended. 
 
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. 
 
On the morning of November 22, 2022, the Economic Zone Management Board of Long An province held a ceremony "Summarizing 25 years of construction and development of industrial zones in Long An province". 
 
On the morning of November 22, 2022, at the ceremony to summarize 25 years of construction and development of industrial parks (IZs) in the province, Long An province conducted a ceremony to hand over the investment policy decision of the Prime Minister of investment registration certificates for typical projects in 2022. 
 
The coffee industry faces pressure from global uncertainties and rising inflation in major markets after achieving a record export value in the 2021-22 crop year.​ 
 
The Vietnam Foodexpo 2022, one of the major exhibitions in the food industry, opened in Ho Chi Minh City on November 16, drawing nearly 400 businesses from 30 domestic localities and nearly 20 foreign countries and territories. 
 
 
  
  
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Nam Thuan Industrial Park begins being constructedNam Thuan Industrial Park begins being constructed
On April 21, former President - Truong Tan Sang; Former Permanent Deputy Prime Minister - Truong Hoa Binh; former provincial leaders; Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council - Nguyen Van Duoc; Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial National Assembly Delegation - Nguyen Thanh Hai; Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut attended the Groundbreaking Ceremony of Nam Thuan Industrial Park (in Duc Hoa Dong commune, Duc Hoa district, Long An province).


Former President - Truong Tan Sang, former Standing Deputy Prime Minister - Truong Hoa Binh and leaders of Long An province, Duc Hoa district attended the Groundbreaking Ceremony

Nam Thuan Industrial Park is an important project in the development plan of Dai Loc Long An Joint Stock Company. This project covers an area of 308 hectares; residential area has an area of about 99 hectares. Phase 1 (49 hectares) is being invested in infrastructure; phase 2 (50 hectares) is being prepared for land acquisition and compensation payment. Next to this project is Hai Son Industrial Cluster (261 hectares) which has filled up 108 hectares and attracted 144 investors, reaching 60 percent. Currently, there are many businesses going into operation and building factories.

In June 2021, Dai Loc Long An Joint Stock Company completed legal documents on the change of legal representative. Due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, in November 2021, Dai Loc Long An Joint Stock Company officially started construction.


Signing a memorandum of understanding to sublease land use rights

Although only operating for nearly 5 months, Dai Loc Joint Stock Company has gained prestige and brand with customers. In just a short time, it has attracted 18 businesses (about 30 hectares), with a total investment value of nearly 5,000 billion VND.

It is expected that by the end of 2022, the project will attract a total area of about 100 hectares, have many enterprises building factories in the second quarter of 2022, and have many factories put into operation by the end of the fourth quarter of 2022.

According to Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut, Long An province always accompanies businesses to overcome difficulties and restore operations after the epidemic. He also asked investors to continue to improve infrastructure, promote investment attraction to soon go into production and business, contributing to socio-economic development in the locality.


Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony

On this occasion, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dai Loc Long An Joint Stock Company, investor of Nam Thuan Industrial Park - Trinh Van Hai was honored to be awarded the Second-class Labor Medal by the State President for his achievements in contributing to socio-economic development in the locality./.

Source: https://news.baolongan.vn/

23/04/2022 9:00 SAĐã ban hành
Opportunity to promote OCOP products during Long An Province Culture and Tourism Week in 2022Opportunity to promote OCOP products during Long An Province Culture and Tourism Week in 2022
During the "Long An Province Culture and Tourism Week 2022", at the Street Food Festival - Traditional Craft Villages associated with the OCOP Exhibition Fair of Long An Province in 2022, 42 typical OCOP products of the province participated. exhibition space, product introduction. Thereby bringing opportunities for cooperation and association to expand the market, bringing the province's typical products' brands to reach further.

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

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

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

Reported by TH

Translated by NT

20/09/2022 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Long An attends Vietnam Investment Environment Forum in Kanagawa Prefecture, JapanLong An attends Vietnam Investment Environment Forum in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Within the framework of a working visit to Japan, on September 9, the delegation of Long An province was headed by Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the National Assembly Delegation of Long An province - Nguyen Thanh Hai. The delegation attended the Vietnam Investment Environment Forum in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

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Long An attended Vietnam Investment Environment Forum in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Accordingly, Japan is currently the 4th country among 36 countries and territories having investment projects in Long An with 130 projects, total registered capital of over 480 million USD. These projects not only contribute positively to the local socio-economic development but also bring the image of the country and the Japanese people closer to the people in Long An province.

According to Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam, in the current period, the government of Long An province is focusing on reforming administrative procedures, investing in infrastructure development, and training qualified human resources. suitable quality to better meet the needs of international investors in general and Japan in particular. Long An's goal is to become an industrially developed province and one of the important production centers of the southern region of Vietnam. In particular, the locality especially emphasized the role of the Japanese business community in the process of accompanying Long An province to realize this goal. The Long An provincial government is committed to creating the most favorable conditions for Japanese businesses to learn, invest and do business locally.

Vietnam Investment Environment Forum in Kanagawa is an activity within the event "Vietnam Festival in Kanagawa" (from September 9 to 11, 2022) co-ordinated by Kanagawa Prefecture (Japan) with the Embassy of Vietnam. South in Japan jointly organized. This year, after a 2-year hiatus due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the event was held again with the attention of a large number of people and business community of Kanagawa Prefecture. It is known that in the previous 5 times, the event has attracted the participation of about 1,600,000 visitors.

On the sidelines of the forum, the delegation of Long An province also had a courtesy meeting with the Governor of Kanagawa province - Yuji Kuroiwa. At the meeting, Mr. Yuji Kuroiwa said that Long An is a potential investment destination for businesses in Kanagawa province. Up to now, there have been 3 projects invested by enterprises from Kanagawa province in Long An province. In the coming time, he hopes that Long An province will continue to coordinate with Kanagawa province to promote and bring more Kanagawa businesses to invest in Long An as well as support the projects of Kanagawa enterprises that have been operating locally. .

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The delegation of Long An province took souvenir photos with the Governor of Kaganawa province

Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Thanh Hai thanked the Governor for organizing the event and creating favorable conditions for Vietnamese localities to contact and meet the Japanese business community in Kanagawa Prefecture. He affirmed that Long An province will fully support the activities of businesses Kanagawa is investing in locally.

On this occasion, the Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Long An Provincial Party Committee invited the Governor of Kanagawa Province to visit and work in Long An on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 2023.

Reported by Quoc Thinh

Translated by NT

10/09/2022 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Measures suggested to boost labour market sustainabilityMeasures suggested to boost labour market sustainability
​Several measures for developing a sustainable labour market in the post-pandemic period were suggested by many delegates on the sidelines of the Vietnam Socio-Economic Forum 2022 on September 18.

A garment factory in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

Bui Sy Loi, former Vice Chairman of the National Assembly (NA)'s Committee for Social Affairs, said the labour market has been disrupted due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The biggest obstacle to production and business recovery is the low human resource quality, so it is necessary to develop a flexible, sustainable, integrated, and effective labour market, he said, recommending the NA perfect regulations, mechanisms, and policies so that the labour market and the economy can stay resilient to such incidents as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pham Trong Nghia, a delegate from Lang Son province, said Vietnam is now in the recovery period, during which enterprises are expanding operations and need great labour supply since when COVID-19 broke out, a large number of workers returned to their hometowns, leading to labour shortages in the places with many major industrial parks.

Labour supply and human resource quality in key industrial parks need due attention, he added.

He said economic recovery will be accompanied by labour-related issues. Many jobs in new fields will appear after the pandemic and require workers to have new skills. Given this, workers need to undergo more training to meet new requirements.

This is the best measure for improving the quantity and quality of workers to satisfy post-pandemic economic development demand, Nghia went on.


A panel discussion of the Vietnam Socio-Economic Forum 2022 on September 18 (Photo: VNA)

Echoing the view, delegate Lam Van Doan from Lam Dong province cited statistics as showing that only 26% of the workforce had degrees or certificates in June 2022, which meant over 70% underwent only short-term or general training.

This is a big challenge when Vietnam is striving to boost digital transformation and integration into global value chain, he noted, pointing out that it is highly difficult to seek workers capable of meeting requirements in high-value industries.

The country needs to step up vocational training to form a skilled workforce meeting development requirements in the new context, Doan went on.

Loi also underlined the importance of social housing, which has fulfilled just 41% of the target in the housing development strategy by 2020.

Nghia held that one of the reasons for workers to return to their hometowns during the pandemic is that social security, including housing, has yet to be guaranteed. Social housing, including housing for workers, have been debated much, but the Government still needs stronger measures so that workers can settle down and focus on their jobs./.

Source: VNA

21/09/2022 11:00 SAĐã ban hành
 Vietnam shares experience in economic development towards social justice Vietnam shares experience in economic development towards social justice
Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh shared Vietnam’s experience in economic development towards social justice while attending a Sustainable Development Impact Meeting held by the World Economic Forum in New York on September 23.

Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh speaks at the meeting. (Photo: VNA)

The event took place on the occasion of the high-level week of the 77th United Nations General Assembly.

Addressing a discussion on promoting inclusive trade, Minh emphasised the message that international trade does not only serve the goal of pure economic growth but also needs to ensure the environmental sustainability and inclusive benefits for all.

To share trade benefits fairly, the Vietnamese representative proposed several priorities to promote inclusive trade through public-private cooperation, in which the people and businesses play central roles.

It is necessary to develop an overall, reciprocal and cohesive trade policy between green, digital and inclusive trade, and continue promoting the indispensable role of the rules-based, free, fair, transparent and inclusive multilateral trading system, he noted.

From the perspective of an economy that has joined 15 bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements (FTAs), including new-generation deals with high standards on labour and the environment, Minh affirmed that the important lesson that Vietnam has drawn is not to sacrifice social progress and justice, and the environment to pursue pure economic growth.

Many delegates attending the event also shared Vietnam's development views and appreciated Minh's proposals in promoting inclusive trade.

WEF Managing Director Mirek Dusek assessed that Vietnam is an important part of the world trade as well as the global supply chain.

He said Vietnam has not only gained great achievements in hunger eradication and poverty reduction but also has been making many positive contributions in the field of environmental protection and climate change response, becoming a model for other nations to follow./.

Source: VNA

25/09/2022 9:00 SAĐã ban hành
Action plan to promote green growth in agricultureAction plan to promote green growth in agriculture
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has approved an action plan to implement the National Strategy on Green Growth from 2021-2030.


Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

The plan aims to specify goals, tasks and solutions to realise the strategy and the national action plan for green growth.

Under the plan, the ministry will work to develop the agricultural sector in an ecological, organic, circular and low-carbon direction to improve growth quality, added value, competitiveness and sustainable development, while reducing pollution in agricultural production and rural areas, and promoting energy efficiency towards carbon neutralisation by 2050.

Specifically, the sector aims for 2.5-3% in annual growth, and 42% in forest coverage. 

It will strive to increase the use of organic fertilisers to 30% of all those consumed, along with 30% of pesticides and at least 30% of farm areas using water-saving systems.

The agricultural sector aims for 2.5-3% in annual growth (Photo: VNA)

The sector will switch 300,000 hectares of rice to other crops with higher economic and environmental efficiency, while aiming for over 2% of organic farms out of the total farming area.

It will also upgrade small-scale breeding farms to larger scale ones, while applying solutions to protect fishery resources sustainably, developing concentrated material forest areas, recovering natural forests, and dealing with pollution caused by agro-forestry-fishery processing activities.

The agricultural sector will also take measures to encourage green consumption, strengthening the building of new-style rural areas in a greener and more sustainable manner, and improving human resources.

In order to ensure resources for green growth, it will mobilise social resources, especially those from businesses, while calling for financial support and technology transfer through international cooperation activities./.

Source: VNA

27/09/2022 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Seminar seeks sustainable export in context of FTAs implementationSeminar seeks sustainable export in context of FTAs implementation
A seminar has been recently held in Hanoi to discuss developing sustainable export in the context of free trade agreements (FTAs) implementation.


Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Speaking at the event, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Industry and Trade's Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency Le Hoang Tai said under the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years, the agency has actively used modern technology and launched digital transformation in trade promotion activities.

In order to help firms penetrate markets effectively, the agency and the Vietnamese trade offices abroad held over 60 sessions to offer consultancy to them, especially those related to capacity and technological transfer, he added.

Vuong Duc Anh, Chief of the Office of the Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex)'s Board of Directors, said in 2020 when COVID-19 broke out, Vietnam surpassed Bangladesh to become the second biggest exporter of apparel, only behind China.

Though its exports hit 40 billion USD in 2021 and profit reached a record of nearly 1.5 trillion VND, the sector has yet to make the best use of FTAs due to rules of origin and self-sufficiency of materials.

Between now and 2025, Vinatex targets becoming a one-stop supplier of yarn, fabric and end-products for knitwear, especially green products to meet demand of big retailers.

Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Vice President and General Secretary of the Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association Phan Thi Thanh Xuan said the rate of domestically made products in the sector now reaches 55%. The figure is expected to increase to 70-80% in the near future.

Economist Le Quoc Phong said the State should issue policies to improve export in terms of quality and added value, raise the rate of domestically-made items, use technological advances, and enhance the competitiveness of exporters.

Tai called for attention to human resources training, not only in production but also in trade to achieve sustainable and more effective exports./.

Source: VNA

05/09/2022 10:00 SAĐã ban hành
Secretary of Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Van Duoc worked with Sydney Investment and Urban Management Authority, City Council of Sydney, AustraliaSecretary of Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Van Duoc worked with Sydney Investment and Urban Management Authority, City Council of Sydney, Australia
In the program, the delegation of Long An province visited, worked, promoted trade and connected businesses in Australia from September 24, 2022 to September 30, 2022. On the morning of September 26, 2022, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council - Nguyen Van Duoc and the Consul General of Vietnam in Sydney, Australia - Nguyen Dang Thang and members of the delegation of Long An province had a meeting visited and worked session with Sydney Investment and Urban Management Authority and Sydney City Council.

Receiving the delegation were Commissioner of Asian Trade and Investment Council (Sydney City) - Andrew Parker, Deputy Head of Global Sydney International Trade Market - James Fairley.

At the meeting, members of the Sydney Urban and Investment Authority and the Sydney City Council shared their experiences in planning future urban projects, focusing on planning and The design is harmonious, convenient and takes into account the construction area of houses for low-income people, ... issues of management, implementation of projects, environmental protection that Long An is interested.

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Provincial leaders discussed with Sydney Investment and Urban Management Authority

On behalf of the provincial leaders, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Pham Tan Hoa thanked the members of the Sydney Investment and Urban Management Authority for providing the delegation with useful information on planning and management policies. urban planning and management. Hopefully in the future, through the Consulate in Sydney will receive more complete information for Long An to apply in urban planning and management and hope to see the results of cooperation between investors soon to invest in Australia with businesses in Long An province in the near future.

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Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council - Nguyen Van Duoc (middle) discussed with Professor Chris Pettit

During the working program, in the afternoon of the same day, at the University of New South Wales, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council - Nguyen Van Duoc and leaders of departments and businesses heard Mr. Chris Pettit - The professor of urban science informed about the establishment of the university, the faculties it trains, research projects on smart city development, and smart city infrastructure planning. Specifically, information about population, housing and urban areas is integrated on cloud data from which people can access to find out information about the value of houses and the area they live in, bringing many benefits to people. citizen; 15 minutes to urban areas in which people can access public services, commercial services, schools, hospitals...; the technical training departments of the university also study projects such as reducing impact waste heat and flood prevention projects.

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The delegation took a souvenir photo with the school

Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council - Nguyen Van Duoc thanked for the information shared from the school and hoped that in the near future between businesses investing in smart cities and infrastructure could proceed to find out more about the future. information sharing between the two sides, thereby applying it to smart and environmentally friendly urban planning in the province./.

Reported by Thai Hoa

Translated by NT

28/09/2022 2:00 CHĐã ban hành
Vietnam-Japan Extensive Strategic PartnershipVietnam-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.



Source: VNA

23/09/2022 10:00 SAĐã ban hành
Leaders of Long An province and leaders of Dong Tam Group visited and worked with Mitsui E&S Machinery in JapanLeaders of Long An province and leaders of Dong Tam Group visited and worked with Mitsui E&S Machinery in Japan
From September 4 to 10, 2022, as part of the working program, at the invitation of Mitsui E&S, the delegation of Long An province included a member of the Standing Committee of the Provincial Party Committee, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Forestry; Vo Quoc Thang - Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dong Tam Group and members had a visit and worked at Mitsui E&S Machinery Factory in Oita province, Oita city, Japan - a member unit of Dong Tam Group. member of Mitsui Corporation, one of the largest corporations in Japan.

The delegation had a meeting with the representative of Mitsui E&S at the factory, surveying the erection progress of 24 leading modern cranes in the world, which were 100 percent completed and ready to be put on a specialized ship to import. export to Vietnam in the next few days. It is expected that the crane will be transported to Long An International Port in October 2022.

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Vice Chairman of the People's Committee of Long An province - Nguyen Minh Lam; Mr. Vo Quoc Huy - Chairman of the Board of Directors of Long An Port Joint Stock Company and Mr. Peter Hendrik Slootweg - General Director discussed at the area where crane equipment is being erected.

At the factory, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam said: "At the end of 2021, Long An province awarded Dong Tam Group a certificate of merit "Pioneer in Digital Transformation" upon confirmation. the process of making efforts to invest, expand and develop operating fields based on technology application, propose many key solutions to promote the comprehensive, extensive and strong development of enterprises. applying standards and regulations to bring about an increase in labor productivity, reaping outstanding values from the stability of product quality and diversifying services in investment sectors/fields ".

Also on the business trip to the factory, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam presented a souvenir painting to the Leadership Representative of Mitsui E&S.

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Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam presents a souvenir painting to the Leadership Representative of Mitsui E&S

Long An International Port is a key project and a highlight in attracting investment of Long An province. important goods of the southern region with other regions in the country and the world. Long An province, along with available advantages, especially having an international seaport of regional stature, promises to be an ideal destination for investors.

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Long An International Port

As part of Dong Tam Group, a prestigious brand with more than 53 years of successful development, Long An International Port is operated and developed by a young, professional and dynamic team who are working day and night. force for rapid expansion in logistics and port business in the Mekong Delta region. Long An International Port aims to become one of the leading, recognized ports in Asia by providing modern, integrated and secure end-to-end supply chain services including warehousing, loading and unloading. bulk cargo, industrial parks, freight forwarding and other package logistics services.

More specifically, Long An International Port will soon provide a full package of container handling services from the second quarter of 2023 with two container terminals, six cranes and nine container yards (including an area for refrigerated containers). ) can exploit more than 500,000 TEUs annually, thereby creating a strong foothold in the logistics and supply chain market not only in Vietnam but also in the region and internationally.

With the solid support from shareholders and the Board of Directors, the business motto of all for the sake of customers and a strong corporate culture, Long An International Port is confident to achieve much success through investment. and create many opportunities for sustainable, safe and environmentally friendly development. Long An International Port is a harmonious combination in a seaport service complex consisting of a port area, an industrial park, an industrial service area, an urban area and other items to bring added value to customers. the whole area, contributing to the formation of a multi-purpose and modern seaport city complex.

In the context of the global situation of strengthening supply chain resilience, automation of logistics, last mile delivery, etc., the development orientations of Long An International Port are considered to be the right trend. development, including a container bus project with the goal of bringing practical values to businesses in the process of optimizing logistics costs, reducing product costs, increasing competitiveness and global integration.

Reported by Quoc Thinh

Translated by NT

08/09/2022 10:00 SAĐã ban hành
Vietnam’s coffee export expected to hit 4 billion USD this yearVietnam’s coffee export expected to hit 4 billion USD this year
Vietnam’s coffee export turnover is forecast to hit 4 billion USD in 2022, according the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

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The country raked in 3.1 billion USD from exporting coffee in the first three quarters of 2022, surging by 37.6% compared to the same period last year. 

The ministry attributed the growth to the nearly-22-percent increase in export price. 

The EU remained the largest importer of Vietnamese coffee in the first eight months, with nearly 490,700 tonnes worth 1.1 billion USD, accounting for 39% of the total export volume, and representing year-on-year increases of 27% and over 54% in volume and value, respectively. 

According to the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development, coffee exports to the European Union countries such as Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, France, and Portugal increased sharply compared to the same period last year.  

In addition, the export to other markets also recorded impressive growth, including India (up 116%), the UK (57.9%) and Russia (17.3%). Notably, the export volume to Mexico spiked 52 times year-on-year.

The UK is the fifth biggest importer of Vietnamese coffee in Europe, reaching 34.86 million tonnes worth 70.68 million USD in the January-August period, up 57.9% in volume and 84.2% in value year-on-year. Businesses hope that the UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA) will be a lever to further promote coffee export turnover to the UK market in the time to come./. 

Source: VNA

03/11/2022 3:00 CHĐã ban hành
The delegation of Long An province visited and worked in Ibaraki province, JapanThe delegation of Long An province visited and worked in Ibaraki province, Japan
Within the framework of the visit and work in Japan, on September 6, 2022, the delegation of Long An province paid a courtesy visit to the leaders of Ibaraki province and held a Workshop on Promotion to receive laborers from Long An province visited and worked in Ibaraki Prefecture.

In the morning, the delegation visited and greeted the leaders of Ibaraki prefecture. At the meeting, Governor of Ibaraki province – Kazuhiko Oigawa welcomed the delegation of Long An province to visit and work locally. Mr. Kazuhiko Oigawa said there are currently about 12,000 Vietnamese people living and working in Ibaraki Prefecture. This is the workforce that makes a very important contribution to the economy of Ibaraki Prefecture. This October, Long An province will send the first 13 workers to Ibaraki to work under the cooperation program between the two localities. The governor of Ibaraki province said that the locality will give special support to workers from Long An province to work in Ibaraki.

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Representatives of the delegation of Long An province took souvenir photos with the Governor of Ibaraki province

Mr. Kazuhiko Oigawa added that there are now many businesses in Ibaraki province who want to come to Vietnam to look for investment opportunities. In the coming time, the Foreign Investment Support Center of Ibaraki Province will aim to promote these businesses to learn about the investment environment in Long An province.

Standing Vice Chairman of the People's Council of Long An Province - Mai Van Nhieu thanked the Governor of Ibaraki province and the provincial civil servants for supporting Long An province during this business trip. He also introduced to the Governor the potentials and strengths of Long An province in terms of geographical location, labor force and the local potential to attract foreign investment. Especially, with the advantage of an abundant labor force (more than 1 million people), of which more than 72 percent received vocational training, many Japanese enterprises are investing locally (over 130 enterprises), Long An province has very suitable conditions for labor cooperation in Ibaraki province.

In response to the Ibaraki Provincial Governor's desire to learn about the investment environment in Long An province of Ibaraki enterprises, Standing Vice Chairman of the People's Council of Long An Province - Mai Van Nhieu said with the relationship between the two localities. At present, the Long An provincial government will give special support to Ibaraki enterprises to invest and do business locally. He hoped that Ibaraki province would soon organize a delegation to visit, promote cooperation and learn about the investment environment in Long An province.

In the afternoon of the same day, the delegation of Long An province coordinated with the Employment Opportunity Promotion Department, the Department of Industrial Strategy of Ibaraki province to organize a Workshop to promote the reception of laborers from Long An province to work in Ibaraki province.

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Standing Vice Chairman of Long An Provincial People's Council – Mai Van Nhieu speaking at the event

At the event, Standing Vice Chairman of the People's Council of Long An Province – Mai Van Nhieu introduced briefly to more than 70 enterprises of Ibaraki province and representatives of local authorities participating in the event on labor resources and planning. development direction of the local labor force as well as the role in international cooperation on labor with Ibaraki province in order to improve the quality of human resources of Long An province.

Some Japanese enterprises that are employing workers from Long An province also shared their experiences in using Long An province's laborers. Accordingly, the common point of these companies is that they all face difficulties in recruiting domestic workers. Therefore, they began to seek information from business partners in Vietnam and gradually began to use Vietnamese laborers to work in factories in Japan, including workers from Long An province. Labor of Long An province in particular and labor of Vietnam in general are all industrious, skillful workers, and especially have spiritual values very close to the Japanese, so it is easy to understand and create a positive relationship with the Japanese. empathetic. However, the limitation of most current Vietnamese workers is the problem of communication language. In addition, the Organizing Committee introduced a number of laborers with household registration in Long An province working in Ibaraki province to share their practical experiences and work experiences in Japan.

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On the side of Ibaraki province, the leader of the Foreign Workers Support Center of Ibaraki province introduced the program to support foreign workers to work in Ibaraki province, in which, Long An (Vietnam) is one of the Key localities benefit from this program.

It is known that Long An and Ibaraki provinces have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of labor since 2019. Although in the past time, labor cooperation has faced many difficulties due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. , the two localities have strived to recruit and train 13 workers for the Caregiver Program (Ibaraki Course), the first course preparing to come to Ibaraki to work in October 2022. This seminar to promote the reception of human resources from Long An province to Ibaraki is also an event in the cooperation program between the two localities.

According to the program, on September 7, 2022, the delegation of Long An province will visit a number of economic and health care facilities for the elderly in Ibaraki province.

Reported by Quoc Thinh

Translated by NT

07/09/2022 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
PVEP’s revenue exceeds yearly plan by 35%PVEP’s revenue exceeds yearly plan by 35%
The PetroVietnam Exploration Production Corporation (PVEP) reported total revenue of 34.5 trillion VND (nearly 1.45 billion USD) in the first nine months of 2022, surpassing the yearly plan by 35%.

PVEP's revenue exceeds yearly plan by 35% (Photo: VNA)

The firm's pre-tax profit reached 20.95 trillion VND, and it contributed 16.23 trillion VND to the State budget. 

According to Vice General Director of PVEP Nguyen Thien Bao, the firm recorded an oil equivalent output of 2.79 million tonnes  during January – September, up 17% year-on-year, and equivalent to 88% of the plan set for the year. The company also completed the drilling of nine new wells in the period. 

In the remaining months of 2022, PVEP will focus on volatility management and market forecast, aiming to complete the production and business target assigned by the Oil and Gas group (PetroVietnam). 

At a recent working session with representatives of PVEP, Deputy General Director of PetroVietnam Le Ngoc Son asked PVEP to concentrate on removing obstacles in potential projects to speed up the progress, towards ensuring the goal of increasing reserves in the coming years.

PVEP was also requested to pay heed to applying science and technology and promoting digital transformation to its serve production and business activities./. 

Source: VNA

04/10/2022 9:00 SAĐã ban hành
Enterprises overcome difficulties to complete production and business plansEnterprises overcome difficulties to complete production and business plans
Enterprises, units are operating in the area focus on implementing many solutions, striving to complete the goals, production and business plans (production and business) in 2020 in the context of many impacts due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

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HG Food Joint Stock Company always enhances prestige, quality, promotes images, introduces products to consumers.

1. The Covid-19 epidemic had a negative impact on the economy of many countries around the world, including Vietnam. The prevention and control of epidemics has always been paid attention by the Party and State leaders. People are always unanimous and join hands in epidemic prevention and control. However, the case Covid-19 in the community in Ho Chi Minh City, after about 3 months, has basically been in control of the epidemic, posing a new challenge in epidemic prevention and control. The task of preventing and fighting epidemics is therefore always a top priority, but recovery and economic development are also very important tasks. The whole country join hands to overcome difficulties, perform a dual task of fighting against epidemics and restoring the economy. The Government has had many directions and solutions to support enterprises to soon stabilize their business and production situation. In Long An, in addition to the task of disease prevention and control, the province is also interested in implementing the instructions and solutions of the Central to the local people and businesses. The province always accompanies enterprises, grasping difficulties and problems in order to promptly remove and overcome, helping the units feel secure in production and business.

Nearly 20 years operating in Long An, ChingLuh Group (Taiwan) currently has 2 factories in Ben Luc and Can Giuoc districts, mainly producing shoes and garments. As one of the industries affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, the unit focuses on implementing many solutions to stabilize the business and production situation. According to Mr. Hooi-Khoon-Phor - representative of Ching Luh Group, the unit set out the emergency response plan to the epidemic. The plan is systematic, categorized by different levels from 0-3 and acted on scenario. Enterprises regularly monitor the situation, continuously update epidemic prevention measures for employees, disinfect vehicles and transport staff, equip temperature measuring devices, hand sanitizer and force employees Wear a mask while traveling and working. Currently, two factories in Long An province have nearly 35,000 employees. Business and production in the recent period met difficulties, affecting more or less workers. The market is gradually recovering, the unit concentrates on maximum resources, fully prepares raw materials, promotes the search for the market, ... to complete the business and production targets at the highest level.

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Business efforts to overcome difficulties

Operating in Tan Tru district since 2014 with the main industry of milling and processing rice-related products, Cong Tam private enterprise (Private Enterprise) tries and endeavors to complete the production and business plan. of the unit in 2020. Enterprises not only focus on consolidating the domestic market but also try to keep orders placed by partners in advance, develop more in some markets that have opened up for business. On the other hand, the unit associates, coordinates a number of businesses to form a supply chain of products to the market. Director of Cong Tam Private Enterprise - Phan Cong Dung shared: The epidemic affects enterprises' operations, but now the market has opened up, we put our energy and prepared a sufficient source of goods to supply. Because of the characteristics of the group of essential industries, the chance of recovery is expected to be faster than that of some other products. The current factory has a capacity of 50-60 tons /day and the unit is planning to increase capacity and scale in the near future, hoping to achieve 70-80 percent of the target by 2020.

2. The supportive policies and the companionship of the provincial leaders have created the driving force and contributed to empower enterprises to overcome difficulties, especially at the end of the year. As a manufacturer and supplier of products in the food sector, HG Food Joint Stock Company (Thu Thua District) fully prepares raw materials and materials to ensure adequate supply of goods. to the market. Besides competing products in the domestic market, the company is coordinating a number of units to survey the needs, expand, and target the world market. Mr. Ho Triet Hung - representative of HG Food Joint Stock Company, shared: The company's key products are dried dragon fruit, dried pineapple.

The unit always puts prestige and quality on top. We are expanding and testing more dried mangoes, dried bananas, ... to diversify products to supply to the market. Despite the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, it is expected that this year's business goals will be at the highest level. The unit has strictly complied with regulations and measures to prevent and control epidemics as recommended by functional agencies, while making efforts to overcome difficulties and ensure business plans. The unit implements all solutions to introduce and advertise the image and products of the Company to consumers, trying to keep relationships with partners from the past to the present. We focus on strongly developing the domestic market, products present in many provinces and cities are a signal of prosperity in the business process. Besides, the unit is focusing on export in the coming period. Currently, every day, we use 2-4 tons of raw materials to produce.

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Enterprises improve reputation, quality, promote images, introduce products to consumers

Similarly, Tan An Export Food Processing Company Limited (Tan An City) focuses all resources to complete the business plan for the year. Each year, the company has turnover from 25-30 million USD. Particularly this year, the unit actively adjusted to suit the general situation. Business Director of Tan An Export Food Processing Co., Ltd - Bui Khac Nha information: "We always strive to achieve the highest turnover. Fortunately, despite the epidemic, the unit's cashew products still consume quite well because it is an essential commodity with relatively high nutritional value. The company's products are present in many countries around the world, in which markets in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, ... are the main markets of enterprises. One year, we supply to the world market 4,000-5,000 tons of products. This year, revenue is forecasted to decrease by 10 percent compared to target. However, at present, production and business activities of the unit have been stable and pace with compared to the past. We hope at the end of the year and the beginning of  2021, production and business will return to normal and develop more than every year ".

The production and business in the past period met difficulties, affecting more or less workers. The market is gradually recovering, the unit concentrates maximum resources, fully prepares raw materials, promotes the search for the market, ... to complete production and business targets at the highest level ". Representative of Ching Luh Group - Mr. Hooi-Khoon-Phor

The unit has strictly complied with regulations and measures to prevent and control epidemics as recommended by functional agencies, while making efforts to overcome difficulties and ensure business plans. The unit implements all solutions to introduce and advertise the image and products of the company to consumers, trying to keep relationships with business partners ever since ". Representative of HG Food Joint Stock Company - Ho Triet Hung

Reported by Chau Son

Translated by NT

04/12/2020 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Duc Hoa: Industry contributes to local socio-economic developmentDuc 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.

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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.

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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 SAĐã ban hành
Opening the Street Food Festival - Traditional Craft Village associated with the OCOP Expo in Long An Province in 2022Opening 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.

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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:

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Delegates are watchinh the artisan who is butchering Binh Dinh ocean tuna

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Delegates are visiting traditional craft village products

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The festival has the participation of Tourism Promotion Centers of other provinces and cities

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Booth displaying OCOP products in Long An province

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Visitors are excited to visit the stalls

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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 SAĐã ban hành
Long An province holds Investment Promotion Conference in Tokyo, JapanLong An province holds Investment Promotion Conference in Tokyo, Japan
Continuing the series of activities of the Long An Provincial Delegation in Japan, on the afternoon of September 8, in Tokyo, the Investment Promotion Conference of Long An province took place with the participation of a large number of businesses and investors. major Japanese investment in urban development, real estate, industry and labor training.

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Scenes at the conference

The conference was held at TKP Otemachi Convention Center (Tokyo, Japan). The delegation of Long An province was attended and chaired by Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the National Assembly Delegation of Long An province - Nguyen Thanh Hai and members.

On the Japanese side, there was the participation of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Japan - Vu Hong Nam; Mr. Manabu Tsukada - Senior Director of Global Strategy (Southeast Asia) Planning Division Japan Trade Promotion Agency (JETRO); representative of Asean Japan Center; Chairman of Vietnam Business Association in Japan (VJBA); with the participation of more than 100 Japanese and Vietnamese businessmen.

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Standing Deputy Secretary of the Long An Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Thanh Hai delivered a speech to welcome the conference

Speaking to welcome the conference, Standing Deputy Secretary of the Long An Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Thanh Hai affirmed that the current friendship between Vietnam and Japan is a result of the efforts and goodwill of the two Governments during nearly 50 years past year. That result demonstrates the political determination and new approach of the two countries' senior leaders in enhancing bilateral cooperation, comprehensive development and deepening the relationship between the two countries. Up to now, Japan's FDI inflows have also been present in 57/63 provinces and cities of Vietnam; invested in 4,897 projects with a total capital of over 65.6 billion USD. In 2021 alone, Japan ranks third among investment partners in Vietnam with a registered capital of nearly 3.9 billion USD, up 64.6 percent compared to 2020.

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Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Vietnam in Japan - Vu Hong Nam speaks at the conference

Attending and speaking at the conference, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Vietnam in Japan - Vu Hong Nam highly appreciated the Long An Provincial Delegation for having carefully prepared for the conference; Although at present, Long An has received 130 projects from Japan, but Long An province has been very proactive in organizing promotion, connecting investment - trade, connecting businesses and markets to reach and promote comprehensive socio-economic cooperation activities. In his position, the ambassador will continue to do his best to promote investment cooperation activities, take advantage of new opportunities, promote and develop a sustainable economic cooperation relationship. mutual benefit between Vietnam and Japan, including Long An province.

At meetings and exchanges with the delegation, most of the Japanese corporations and large enterprises participating in the conference rated Vietnam as a safe and attractive investment destination and Long An was one of the top priority destinations of Japanese businessmen. According to JETRO's survey, the survey results on the current situation of Japanese enterprises investing abroad, up to 55.3 percent of Japanese enterprises surveyed said that they have business development orientations in Vietnam in the near future. In the next 1-2 years, an increase of 8.5 percentage points compared to 2021. This rate of Vietnam ranks first in the ASEAN region.

Emphasizing the achievements of Long An province in recent years, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam affirmed: "With the spirit of innovation, maximum opening, connection and effective use of resources. Especially in the past 10 years, Long An province has had a breakthrough development; the economy has continuously grown at a high and stable rate, the economic scale is ranked 12th out of 63 provinces and cities in Vietnam. head of the Mekong Delta".

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Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam introduces advantages, investment opportunities and orientations to attract investment in Long An

At the conference, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam also introduced an overview of potentials, advantages, investment opportunities, policies and orientations to attract investment in Long An. With outstanding strengths, Long An always prioritizes investment attraction, ready to create the most favorable conditions for Japanese investors to invest in the province with industries, fields and areas in which the province has competitive advantages. outstanding competition, differentiating potential, especially modern general services; processing, manufacturing, high-tech, intelligent technology; marine economy, logistics, seaports and seaport services; ecological agriculture; sectors that promote green economy such as clean energy, renewable energy; training, development and supply of human resources; environmental projects...

At the conference, the delegation also listened to exchange ideas, concerns, problems and directly interacted with Japanese investors and businesses; answer and clarify the concerns of businesses in the process of researching and investing in the province.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Thanh Hai, chairing the conference affirmed: "Long An is committed to accompanying, supporting and creating maximum conditions for investors and businesses to implement procedures to implement and operate the project quickly and conveniently; prepare well the necessary conditions for a clean land fund with a synchronous infrastructure system; prepare human resources, especially human resources High quality human resources, trained workforce; absolutely ensure security and safety of assets; provide convenient public services; open, equal and transparent business and investment environment for Japanese investors to successfully invest and develop sustainably in the province".

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Vietnam - Japan enterprises signed a memorandum of cooperation at the conference

At the conference, under the witness of provincial leaders, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Plenipotentiary of Vietnam in Japan, President of JETRO, 3 memorandums of understanding and 4 cooperation contracts were signed and opened. open a new page in the process of cooperation between the parties.

Reported by Anh Hong

Translated by NT

09/09/2022 2:00 CHĐã ban hành
Economic recovery plan to boost national growthEconomic recovery plan to boost national growth
Vietnam should focus on accelerating the disbursement of public investment and the economic recovery programme in the next two years to promote national growth, according to Le Thi Thuy Van, deputy director of National Institute for Finance under the Ministry of Finance.


Containers being loaded at Tan Cang - Cat Lai Port in HCM City. (Photo: VNA)

Obstacles regarding interest rate support should be removed so that enterprises, cooperatives and households can access capital soon, she said in an interview with Vietnam News Agency on measures that Vietnam should adopt in response to risks from the decline of the global economy.

The implementation of monetary policy should be conducted in a cautious, proactive and flexible manner to ensure interest rate stability as well as to support the economy and stabilise the exchange rate.

Priority should be given to fiscal policy and expanded. Taxes and fees need to be reviewed to provide the best support for businesses to resume production and economic growth.

Measures to control prices, as well as inflation, should be taken to ensure inflation is kept below 4%, Van said.

It is essential for Vietnam to enhance production capacity and build an independent and resilient economy, she said, adding that this orientation will help Vietnam become less dependent on external sources while minimising damage caused by disruptions in global supply chains and from China's "Zero Covid" policy.

Given the fact that major economies face the risk of recession, Vietnam must anticipate the challenges that might arise including imported inflation, she noted.

Vietnam could suffer exchange rate fluctuations as the US and Europe hike interest rates which will have an impact on the world financial market.

The State Bank of Vietnam has recently intervened in the foreign exchange market to stabilise the exchange rate, so foreign exchange reserves will be reduced, she said, adding that this is also a challenge.

According to Van, the adjustment of regulatory interest rates by the SBV aims to narrow the gap between the Vietnamese dong and US dollar, thereby stabilising the exchange rate.

However, it also has an impact on the national economy. An increased interest rate will raise the input costs of enterprises, reducing the need for loans to expand production, thereby affecting the growth potential of the economy, she said./

Source: VNA

24/10/2022 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
People are not confused, subjective about the Covid-19 epidemicPeople are not confused, subjective about the Covid-19 epidemic
These days, the Long An people are very concerned with the situation of Covid-19 epidemic, especially the cases involving 1440 patients. Although, Long An has presently not recorded a positive case for SARS-CoV-2. People should not be subjective and neglectful, they should also not be too confused and worried. Currently, the whole political system is trying to get involved in the prevention and fighting against the epidemic to protect the community safely.

People are concerned about the epidemic

These days, Long An people pay special attention to the epidemic situation in the province. The average number of views on Long An newspaper in 2 days of December 28-29 is about 44,000 times per day, an increase of about 76 percent compared with the average number of times per day (about 25,000 views per day). In particular, as of the afternoon of December 29, with the news that "Long An traces anyone contacting patient 1440" (published on December 28) has more than 49,000 views, "F1 cases in Long An involve patient 1440 negative for the first time "(posted on December 29th) with nearly 6,000 views.

Besides monitoring news via newspapers, radio, on social networks, not only Long An Newspaper Fan Page but sites like Long An Community, My hometown Long An, Long An Venue, and so on many readers interested in news related to the Covid-19 epidemic and made lively comments on the topic.

Account Thanh Vui Le (Long An Community) commented: "I hope no more illegal entry for everyone to enjoy Tet with family".

Some people are frustrated by the information about patient 1440 avoiding isolation and illegal border crossing. Pham Hieu account (Long An Community page) shared: "Vietnamese people cannot eat Tet with their families because people lack such awareness and responsibility" or Hoang Tran account (Long An Community) also commented: "Strong fine must be applied for others who are planning to leave". Thuong Pham Huynh account (Long An - My Hometown) also said: "It is requested the competent authority to strictly deal with the patient 1440".

In particular, people are of great concerned about information on the testing results of F1 cases involving patient 1440. Hoang Anh Thu (Long An location) is excited: "I hope the rest of the tests are negative, they live in LBN (Loi Binh Nhon - PV), so they are very worried", or My Yen (a venue in Long An) also shared: "Congratulations and hope the results are still the same until the end".

Van Tung account (Long An location) hopes: "We wish everyone peace. We also hope everyone consciously learns from experience to keep healthy for themselves and everyone around".

It can be said that, the Fan pages also contribute to spreading information about the epidemic situation to readers besides the official information pages. However, the most important thing is that the administrators of social networking sites need to have the wisdom and correct information from the official media to the readers.

Mr. Tran Tuan Kiet - Administrator of Long An Site said: "I choose the source of information from Long An Newspaper to ensure accuracy, safety, avoid rampant reporting that can lead to errors and confusion to readers, especially in today's sensitive time".

Fast tracking, timely isolation F1, F2

Director of the Long An Center for Disease Control - Doctor Huynh Huu Dung said that, before information about the epidemic situation, people should not be confused because specialized branches have quickly traced, identified 3 cases (including a motorbike driver named H. and two mothers and children selling porridge) who exposed to a case of patient 1440.

All 3 of these F1 cases have been centrally isolated, F2 including 24 cases are also isolated at home according to regulations. By professional measures, camera access, F1 and F2 cases are traced and completely isolated.

In addition, facing the illegal entry, when people find it, they need to report it to the local authority to handle it to avoid the risk of the disease spreading in the community.

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Long An speedily traces, identifies 3 F1 cases and organizes concentrated isolation, takes samples according to regulations. Illustrated image

Director of the Long An Center for Disease Control - Doctor Huynh Huu Dung advised people not to be subjective, ignore the epidemic situation, but also not to be too confused and worried.

Facing the Covid-19 epidemic, which is happening very complicatedly in the world, especially when cases of diseases are illegally entered into Vietnam, the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Health called for: High alert for epidemic prevention, when detecting cases of suspected illegal entry, immediately notify the local authorities to organize isolation and timely handling. No subjective, indifferent, proactive implementation of epidemic prevention measures as recommended 5K (Keep wearing face masks – Keep Disinfectants – Keep Distance – Keep away from others – Keep medical declaration). Every Vietnamese citizen, please unanimously be determined to maintain the achievements gained in the prevention and fight against the Covid-19 epidemic.

As of the afternoon of December 29, Long An has not recorded a positive case for SARS-CoV-2. The number of people being isolated at home (by the decision of the People's Committee of the commune) is 19 people (7 in Duc Hoa, 2 in Tan Hung and 10 in Tan An).

The number of people in isolation concentrated in the hospital (Long An General Hospital) is 5 people (Tan An city). In addition, there were 241 people at the concentrated isolation centers, including the Vinh Hung Continuing Education Center (23), the Moc Hoa infantry company (87), the Thanh Hoa youth forestry officer (131).

At the hotel (experts): The number of people in isolation is 44 people (44 experts), of which Happy 2 Hotel is 40, Happy 1 Hotel is 4 people./.

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

01/01/2021 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Summarizing 25 years of construction and development of industrial parksSummarizing 25 years of construction and development of industrial parks
On the morning of November 22, 2022, the Economic Zone Management Board of Long An province held a ceremony "Summarizing 25 years of construction and development of industrial zones in Long An province".

Attending the ceremony were Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council - Nguyen Van Duoc; Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial National Assembly Delegation - Nguyen Thanh Hai; Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Council - Mai Van Nhieu; Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam; members of the Standing Committee of the Provincial Party Committee; former provincial leader; representatives of departments, boards, branches, mass organizations and localities; leaders of the provincial economic zone management board over the periods; representatives of the Business Association; representative of the Provincial Young Entrepreneurs Association; representatives of infrastructure companies and enterprises directly producing in the province.

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Delegates attending the ceremony

In a summary report summarizing 25 years of construction and development of industrial zones in the province, the head of the provincial Economic Zone Management Board - Nguyen Thanh Thanh said that in 1997, Long An province had 02 industrial zones, namely Duc Hoa 1 Industrial Park. and Duc Hoa 2 Industrial Park (now Xuyen A Industrial Park). Up to now, the province has 37 industrial zones with a total planning area of 12,285.48 hectares; in which there are 24 industrial parks eligible to receive investment with the leased land area of 3,774 hectares/5,982.14 hectares, the occupancy rate reaching 63.09 percent; 18 industrial zones have been put into operation with the leased land area of 3,511.88 hectares/4,076.23 hectares, the occupancy rate reaching 86.45 percent.

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Head of the Provincial Economic Zone Management Board - Nguyen Thanh Thanh summarizes the 25 years of construction and development of the Industrial Park in the province

Over 25 years from the initial steps, 2 Industrial Parks were established according to the new economic management model; with the economic structure of the province at that time, sector I (agriculture - forestry - fishery accounted for 52.31%), region II (industry - construction accounted for 17.84 percent), sector III (services accounted for 29 .85%), average GDP is 4.2 million dong. By 2021, 28 industrial zones will be established, contributing to promoting the transformation of the province's economic structure in a positive direction, region I (agriculture - forestry - fishery accounted for 16.05 percent, down 36.26 percent). sector II (industry - construction accounted for 51.15 percent, up 33.31 percent), region III (services accounted for 32.8 percent, up 2.95 percent), average GDP was 80.08 million VND, an increase of 75.88 million VND compared to 25 years ago.

Regarding the scale of industrial parks, Long An province is currently ranked 3rd nationwide (after Dong Nai, Binh Duong); in terms of attracting foreign investment FDI ranks 13th (after Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Bac Ninh, Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Tay Ninh, Ho Chi Minh City, Bac Giang, Hanoi, Hung Yen, Ha Nam, Hai Duong, Vinh Phuc); In terms of domestic capital attraction, it ranks third (after Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Ho Chi Minh City) and leads the provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta.

With the advantage of being located at the gateway of the Mekong Delta adjacent to Ho Chi Minh City, Long An province is an important intersection in the trade of goods and an attractive investment attraction of Vietnam. many businesses in recent years. The formation of industrial zones and economic zones in Long An has made an important contribution to the cause of industrialization and modernization of the country, promoting the attraction of capital in new industrial zones, expanding urban space, and creating jobs for workers.

Accumulated since the Industrial Park was established until now, it has attracted 1,762 investment projects, including 849 foreign investment capital (FDI) projects with new and increased capital of 5,666 billion USD, accounting for 56.83 percent of total FDI investment capital in the province  (9,970 billion USD) and 913 domestic projects with an investment capital of 113,589.9 billion VND, accounting for 50.93 percent of total domestic investment capital in the province (223,000 billion VND; creating jobs for over 179,714 employees.

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 Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee – Nguyen Minh Lam speaks at the ceremony

Speaking at the ceremony, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam acknowledged and praised the achievements and contributions of all levels, sectors and businesses to the development of the Industrial Park during the development process. industrial development, contributing to the economic growth of Long An province.

In the provincial planning, the goal of building "Long An becomes a vibrant and sustainable economic development center of the Mekong Delta based on green industry, automation, and science." innovative technology; a gateway for smooth and convenient connection between the Southeast region and the Mekong Delta; improving people's living standards, ensuring the environment, improving security, and maintaining order social safety and ensuring national defense and security". With that vision and goal, the provincial leaders hope that the provincial Economic Zone Management Board will continue to promote its role of advising and coordinating with other departments, agencies, localities and the business community to well implement the following contents: such as: Focus on implementing well, flexibly and effectively with the goal of preventing and combating the Covid-19 epidemic, not being subjective and neglecting new strains; continue to bring into full play the potential and advantages of the province to accelerate rapid and sustainable development; economic development associated with progress, social justice and protection of natural resources and environment to improve the people's quality of life; focus on overcoming shortcomings and limitations in planning, investment, construction, operation and development of industrial zones over the past time;

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Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council - Nguyen Van Duoc (left cover) and Chairman of the Provincial Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee - Truong Van No (right cover) award certificates of merit from the Ministry of Planning and Investment for collectives

On this occasion, the province awarded 04 investment policy decisions of the Prime Minister and 13 investment registration certificates for typical projects in 2022; awarded the certificate of merit from the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the certificate of merit from the Chairman of the People's Committee of Long An province to 21 collectives and the provincial Economic Zone Management Board for their many achievements in the patriotic emulation movement. for the development of industrial zones in recent years.

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

Reported by Binh An

Translated by NT

23/11/2022 5:00 CHĐã ban hành
Vietnam must specify target markets for organic farm produceVietnam 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./.

Source: VNA

24/11/2022 10:00 SAĐã ban hành
Vietnam – economic bright spot in 2020Vietnam – economic bright spot in 2020
Vietnam has emerged as an economic bright spot with a growth rate of 2.91 percent in 2020, which is attributable to the country’s efforts in containing COVID-19 and timely support policies to people and businesses, international organisations said.

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Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicted that Vietnam's economy will strongly recover in 2021, reaching macro stability across spheres, from growth to current account deficit and employment.

In July, the IMF said transparency is a very important factor in Vietnam's success, and the multi-media approach has consolidated the people's trust and ensured that the whole society abide by pandemic control measures.

In its World Economic League Table 2021, the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) said Vietnam's economy is expected to move to the 19th position in 2035.

The country's annual rate of GDP growth is forecast to pick up to an average of 7 percent between 2021 and 2025.

Over the subsequent ten years, the Vietnamese economy will expand by 6.6 percent on average each year, the centre said.

In an article titled "A new study shows emerging economies are catching up," The Economist of the UK said "the most successful club spans all today's advanced economies as well as 16 emerging markets, such as China, India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam."

The UK-based BBC News said Vietnam has minimised the economic damage from COVID-19 and is the only country in South East Asia on track for growth in 2020.

"The country has seen slower growth this year and its once-thriving tourism sector has taken a particularly bad hit, but it has avoided the worst economic effects of the pandemic."

Professor Vladimir Mazyrin, leader of the Centre for Vietnamese and ASEAN Studies of the Far East Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, has described the results of economic development of Vietnam in 2020 as an extraordinary success.

In an interview with Sputnik, the leading Russian expert on Vietnamese economy said positive results were posted amid recession and general crisis.

"For example, within ASEAN, only three countries - Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos - have positive GDP growth. All other countries are red."

Vietnam's 2020 growth is estimated at 2.91 percent.

Prof. Maryzin said this is a great success, which will definitely help Vietnam rise to a higher position in all world rankings in the near future.

So Vietnam's success can be called a phenomenon, he added./.

Source: VNA

08/01/2021 8:00 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
Commencement of construction of Coca-Cola Vietnam factory in Long An provinceCommencement of construction of Coca-Cola Vietnam factory in Long An province
On the morning of October 14, 2022, at Phu An Thanh Industrial Park, Ben Luc District, Long An Province, Coca-Cola Vietnam Company held the Groundbreaking Ceremony of Coca-Cola Vietnam Factory. This is the factory with the largest scale and area among Coca-Cola factories in Vietnam.

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Delegates attending the groundbreaking ceremony

Attending the groundbreaking ceremony were: Former President - Truong Tan Sang; Former Permanent Deputy Prime Minister - Truong Hoa Binh; Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment – Tran Duy Dong; US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City - Susan Parker Burns; Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council – Nguyen Van Duoc; Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial National Assembly Delegation – Nguyen Thanh Hai; Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee – Nguyen Van Ut; Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Council – Mai Van Nhieu; Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee – Nguyen Minh Lam; former provincial leaders; representatives of leaders of ministries, departments, branches and mass organizations. On the investor side, there is the Chairman of Coca-Cola Bottling Investments - Murat Ozgel; General Director of Coca-Cola Vietnam Company - Peeyush Sharma.

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Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee – Nguyen Van Duoc (left cover) and Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee – Nguyen Van Ut (right cover) award investment registration certificates and construction permits to investors

Coca-Cola's new beverage factory in Long An province is the 4th factory in Vietnam - designed and built with the aim of improving productivity, optimizing resources in production, applying Smart factory model and modern technology. With a total area of 19ha, the factory in Long An is expected to come into operation with a maximum capacity of 1 billion liters of product per year.

The project consists of 2 phases, phase one from 2022 to 2027, phase two from 2027 to 2039. By the end of phase one in 2027, the company is expected to complete 6 production lines over 30 percent of the total area construction land. The new production line meets international and Vietnamese standards on food safety and hygiene, applying advanced automation technology to minimize the impact on the environment, creating more job opportunities and train a better skilled workforce for Long An province.

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General Director of Coca-Cola Vietnam - Peeyush Sharma spoke at the ceremony

General Director of Coca-Cola Vietnam - Peeyush Sharma shared that, during the past 28 years in Vietnam, Coca-Cola has constantly made efforts to realize its long-term investment commitment, contributing to promoting development. socioeconomic development and sustainable development goals. The groundbreaking ceremony of Coca-Cola factory in Long An marks a historic milestone in Coca-Cola's journey to continue to bring more value to the Vietnamese market and consumers. The Coca-Cola factory in Long An is a project to apply smart technologies, towards a green and circular economic model - this is an effective resonance with strategic orientations and sustainable development goals. of Long An province in particular and Vietnam in general, in order to realize emissions reduction commitments by 2030. At the same time, he also thanked the Government of Vietnam, ministries, agencies, and provincial leaders. Long An has supported the company during its operation, and looks forward to continuing to receive support in the future.

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Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment – Tran Duy Dong speaks at the ceremony

At the groundbreaking ceremony of the new factory, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment - Tran Duy Dong expressed his joy when Coca-Cola's new factory in Long An province was started: "This is a meaningful event. important meaning, continuing to affirm Coca-Cola's confidence in the business investment environment of Long An province, contributing to the process of socio-economic recovery and development, creating a driving force for growth in the economy. The commencement of factory construction and the commitment to long-term investment of Coca-Cola Company in Vietnam prove the strong attraction of Vietnam in general and Long An province in particular in the context of large corporations. are tending to reposition production, diversifying the global supply chain."

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Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee – Nguyen Van Ut speaks at the ceremony

Speaking at the ceremony, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut affirmed that the Party Committee and government of Long An province were always consistent, determined the administrative reform, improved the business investment environment, and improved the business environment. competitiveness, business support and development is one of the most important tasks, making practical contributions to the rapid and sustainable development of the province. The Coca-Cola Vietnam factory project is one of the projects that was granted an investment certificate by Long An province within a day and was granted a construction permit in just 3 days after receiving all valid documents.

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The ceremony of pressing the button to start construction of Coca-Cola Vietnam factory in Long An province

The groundbreaking ceremony of the factory is a good sign for the economic picture of the province, marking the strong return of the economic sector in the province. In the first 9 months of 2022, along with the strong recovery and development of the national economy, the economy of Long An province has a fairly good growth rate, reaching 9.43 percent, ranking 3rd in the key economic region. southern point (higher than the national average growth rate of 8.83 percent). Investment attraction in the province also prospered, the domestic investment field had 1,275 newly established enterprises (up 26 percent over the same period); for domestic investment projects, the province has granted 77 new projects with total newly registered capital of over VND 19,500 billion; For newly granted foreign investment in 43 projects, the newly granted investment capital is 307.8 million USD.

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Leaders at all levels congratulated the groundbreaking ceremony of the factory in Long An

Commitment to the motto "accompanying" with businesses and investors; consider the difficulties of enterprises as difficulties of the province, the success of enterprises is also the success of the province. In Long An, businesses and investors will be created the most favorable conditions for the successful implementation of the unit's works and projects. Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee – Nguyen Van Ut emphasized.

On behalf of the leaders of Long An province, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut wished Coca-Cola Vietnam Company a smooth implementation of the project, ensuring progress and efficiency, contributing to the development of the company of Long An province.

 Reported by Binh An

Translated by NT

16/10/2022 9:00 SAĐã ban hành
Long An: Attractive, effective destination for attracting investmentLong An: Attractive, effective destination for attracting investment
Many right decisions, reasonable policies and investment strategy, infrastructure improvement have helped Long An become a bright spot in attracting investment in recent years, contributing to promoting socio-economic development and making it become the leading province in the Mekong River Delta (MRD) region.

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Long An attracts 2,013 domestic projects and 1,082 FDI projects by November 2020

Bright spot in attracting investment

According to the assessment, Long An has a favorable geographical location, it is a gateway to connect, trade, economic development corridor linking Ho Chi Minh City - Southeast region with the large MRD region in the North - South direction, with seaports and international border gates in the direction of East - West. Located in the Southern key economic region, investors coming to Long An will easily access the facilities of economic - technical infrastructure, markets of Ho Chi Minh City - the largest economic center in the country; At the same time, it is advantageous to access abundant raw materials for the agricultural and food processing industry in the MRD region - the key agricultural production area of Vietnam. Furthermore, Long An has focused on planning the construction of industrial zones and clusters to attract investment early ever seen. The waterway and road system is quite complete, many highways (National Highway 1, N2, 62), free way pass through the area, convenient for transporting and trading goods.

In addition to the strategic geographical location, Long An has many correct and reasonable policies in attracting investment, creating favorable conditions for businesses to invest and operate. Provincial leaders always accompany enterprises, promptly remove problems and difficulties in the process of operation so that the units can feel secure in production.

On the other hand, the province is constantly innovating, improving the investment and business environment, reforming the administration, enhancing trade promotion, promoting the image, and so on to become a bright spot in attracting investment.

Representative of the Management Board of Tan Kim Expanded Industrial Park (Can Giuoc District) - Nguyen Van Banh said: "Long An has many favorable conditions for businesses to invest and operate. During the production and business process of the company, we always receive the attention and support of the leaders of the province and district from the mechanism, policy as well as related procedures. The province also regularly meets and exchanges to promptly remove the difficulties and problems of enterprises, helping the unit to feel secure in its operations. The industrial zone was officially put into operation in 2010, receiving the first secondary investors in 2015, now has nearly 60 businesses in operation, reaching 100 percent.

Representative of Hoa Binh Industrial Park (Thu Thua district) - Dang Trung Tin shared: "Long An is one of the localities with attractive investment environment. We are always facilitated by provincial and district leaders in the process of operating as well as attracting investment. Provincial and district leaders regularly hold dialogues, meet businesses, and so on from there, the relationship between the two sides is more open and connected. Besides, we have policies and plans to attract investment, thereby achieving positive results, now basically filling the entire land area. The area is 118 hectares with 32 secondary enterprises, of which FDI enterprises account for 50-60 percent".

Increasing the investment attraction with many solutions

Long An's potentials and advantages are well exploited by the locality to develop, attract investment, and promote the socio-economic development of the province. In 1997 - The first milestone when Long An received enterprises to invest and implement projects in the area. Since then, the province has constantly innovated and developed. As of November 2020, Long An has more than 12,500 enterprises registered for establishment with a total registered capital of 328,144 billion VND. Long An attracts 2,013 domestic projects that were granted investment certificates with registered capital 233,412.4 billion VND and 1,082 FDI projects, registered capital 6,636.1 million USD (588 projects put into operation with total capital about 3,624 million USD). Industrial zones and clusters of the province are concentrated in convenient locations for both roads and rivers, reasonably distributed, adjacent to Ho Chi Minh City; At present, the provincial seaport can receive ships of 30,000 tons and in the future, can receive ships of over 50,000 tons.

Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut informed that thanks to the advantages of geographical location, land, labor, the right guidelines, policies, the guidance throughout the province's leadership with the motto "The local government must accompany enterprises, consider the difficulties of enterprises as the difficulties of the province". Over the years, Long An has become a "bright spot" in attracting investment in the region as well as the whole country, standing at the top position of the MRD region. The province's investment environment is always open, attractive, safe and effective for investors. The locality always cares about and creates favorable conditions in attracting investment, especially attracting businesses operating in the field of industrial park infrastructure development and investors operating in industrial zones and clusters.

Long An highly appreciates the role of investors in the province's socio-economic development. With the viewpoint of accompanying enterprises, the province considers the difficulties of enterprises to be the difficulties of the province and the success of enterprises is the success of the province, from which the locality has important, reasonable, safe and effective policies in attracting investment. Long An's goal is to continue promoting economic restructuring associated with growth model innovation, improving productivity, quality, efficiency and competitiveness in a substantive, more efficient manner, mobilizing , effectively using resources, promoting the construction of infrastructure systems in industrial zones and clusters to receive investment projects, in accordance with the province's policy of attracting investment. In the coming time, Long An will continue to accompany enterprises, overcoming the limitations and subjective difficulties from the local side and offering specific solutions.

In addition, Long An focuses on administrative reform, improving the investment and business environment, improving the infrastructure system, training high-quality human resources to meet the requirements, and so on to increase the investment attraction, contributing to local socio-economic development./.

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

28/12/2020 9:00 SAĐã ban hành
More than 90% of consumers prioritise locally-made productsNewMore than 90% of consumers prioritise locally-made products
More than 90% of consumers said that they prioritise made-in-Vietnam commodities when making a decision on the purchase of anything, according to the steering committee for the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)’s “Vietnamese people prioritise made-in-Vietnam products” campaign.

Vietnamese fruits on supermarket shelves (Photo: VNA)

The committee said that Vietnamese commodities have made up 90% of the goods sold in retail outlets owned by domestic enterprises and 60-96% of the foreign supermarkets in Vietnam.

In traditional retail channels, the rate of Vietnamese goods in markets and groceries is at least 60%. Particularly, since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, 76% of the Vietnamese consumers have preferred domestic products, especially those with guaranteed quality and health benefits.

Up to 75% of the consumers have recommend family members and friends to buy locally-made products.

Le Viet Nga, Vice Director of the MoIT's Department of Domestic Market, affirmed that the campaign to encourage Vietnamese to prioritise the use of Vietnamese commodities has helped changed domestic consumers and businesses' awareness of made-in-Vietnam products.

Nga underlined that with clear origin, trademark and quality that is comparable to foreign-made products, Vietnamese commodities are winning stronger confidence from domestic consumers.

In order to further spread the campaign, the MoIT has organised a wide range of trade promotion activities and encouraged the application of e-commerce in shopping activities.

Most recently, the ministry implemented an annual programme to identify Vietnamese goods on a national scale with the name "Pride of Vietnamese goods" and "Quintessence of Vietnamese goods" in 2022, with an aim to further enhance the position and competitiveness of Vietnamese goods amid the country's deep regional and international integration./.

Source: VNA

01/12/2022 9:00 SAĐã ban hành
Southern key economic region – the economic leader is developing dynamically Southern key economic region – the economic leader is developing dynamically
The Southern key economic region develops dynamically with the largest contribution proportion, and is the economic leader of the country. This is the driving force for each locality in the region to develop.

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Long An always improves the investment environment, creates favorable conditions for businesses to operate

Long An has a convenient position, a "bridge" between Ho Chi Minh City and the Southeast region to the vast Mekong Delta, and is a province in the Southern key economic region. In recent years, the province's socio-economic situation has been constantly developing and gradually affirmed its position in the key economic region in particular and the whole country in general. 

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The economic growth rate of Long An is considered higher than the national average level and the province is an attractive investment environment

Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee – Pham Van Canh informed that, so far, the province has 28 industrial parks, 32 industrial clusters, of which 16 parks and 21 clusters have been put into operation. The occupancy rate is 89.7% for parks and 85% for clusters. The province attracted more than 1,000 FDI projects, more than 1,900 domestic investment projects. Currently, the province has more than 11,000 enterprises. "Long An has gradually affirmed its position in the Southern key economic region in particular and the whole country in general. With the policy of creating an open, friendly, safe and effective investment environment, the province continues to improve the investment environment, focuses on completing and synchronizing infrastructural structure, speeding up administrative reform and training high quality human resources, creating all favorable conditions for enterprises to operate. In the coming time, the province's socio-economic situation continues to grow stronger and has a certain role and position in the region as well as in the whole country" – Mr. Pham Van Canh emphasized./.

The Southern key economic region consists of 8 localities: Dong Nai, Binh Phuoc, Binh Duong, Tay Ninh, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Long An, Tien Giang, and Ho Chi Minh City. This region is a dynamic economic center, with the largest contribution proportion of the country. The whole region attracts the largest foreign investment in the country with more than 15,000 valid FDI projects, has 140 operating industrial parks and export processing zones, etc. together with a large system of international seaports and airports.

 

Reported by Thanh My​

​​Translated by Lan Vy​

29/01/2020 5:00 CHĐã 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
Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam participated in the Green Economy Summit and Exhibition in 2022Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam participated in the Green Economy Summit and Exhibition in 2022
On the morning of November 28, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam attended the 2022 Green Economy Summit and Exhibition (GEFE) in Ho Chi Minh City. The event was organized by the Trade Promotion Agency (Ministry of Industry and Trade) in collaboration with the European Business Association in Vietnam to support Vietnam to achieve its commitments at COP26 and the socio-economic development goals set by the European Union in the National Strategy on Green Growth for the period of 2021 - 2030.

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Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam (2nd from left) and Deputy Director of Department of Planning and Investment - Truong Van Liep (2nd from right) visit the green economy exhibition at the event

This event has the participation of experts, scientists, students and Government representatives from the European side; Vietnam; Southeast Asian countries with a series of conferences, exhibitions and high-level business-to-business and business-to-government dialogue sessions.

This is the foundation for strengthening cooperation between the European and Vietnamese business communities, promoting Vietnam's economy to develop in a green and sustainable direction through initiatives, expertise sharing and technology transfer.

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Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam and Deputy Director of the Provincial Department of Planning and Investment - Truong Van Liep at the provincial exhibition booth

In addition, this 2022 Green Economy Exhibition area gathers more than 150 businesses who are large corporations and innovative start-ups in the field of green economy. Businesses will introduce their technologies, products and experiences to help Vietnam move towards the goal of green and sustainable development.

At this exhibition, Long An province participated in a local display and promotion booth to attract and invite investment, especially green economic projects. The event will take place from November 28 to 30./.

Reported by Bui Tung

Translated by NT

29/11/2022 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Cooperative cluster for developing tourism in East of Mekong River Delta: High quality tours and routes needed to serve touristsCooperative cluster for developing tourism in East of Mekong River Delta: High quality tours and routes needed to serve tourists
On December 29, the group of cooperation and association for tourism development in the East of the Mekong River Delta (MRD) held a conference to summarize the program of tourism development cooperation and association. Vice Chairman of MRD Tourism Association - Le Thanh Phong attended the event.

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Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Ben Tre province transfers the role of cluster leader in 2021 to the Vinh Long Department of  Culture, Sports and Tourism

2020 is a difficult year for the local tourism industry. According to statistics, the number of tourists and revenue from tourists in localities has decreased sharply. During the year, the provinces in the cluster welcomed about 6.5 million visitors, down 52 percent over the same period in 2019, collecting over 185 trillion VND, down 49 percent over the same period. Particularly in Long An, in 2020, it welcomed 800,000 visitors with a revenue of about 400 billion VND (down nearly 50 percent over the same period).

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According to statistics, the number of tourists and revenue from tourists in localities has decreased sharply

Despite facing many difficulties, localities in the Cluster (including Long An) have many practical activities to improve tourism efficiency in localities. The tourism industry of the provinces still contacted regularly to share information, exchange experiences on state management, information promotion, tourism promotion, tourism, etc. especially exchange information about rooms, anti-epidemic, solutions to restore the tourism industry after the Covid-19 epidemic. The provinces in the cluster coordinate to organize many programs of surveying to build new, unique tourism products, coordinate training to improve quality human resources for tourism.

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Businessmen speak at the conference

In the current period, the tourism industry focuses on attracting domestic tourists. The need to link and build high-quality tours and routes to meet the needs of tourists is an urgent requirement set by the tourism businesses in the cluster. The construction of typical tourism products, avoiding duplication to help tourists have more options is also one of the important requirements in the current period.

At the conference, the Ben Tre Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism transferred the role of Cluster leader in 2021 to the Vinh Long Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism./.

Source: https://news.baolongan.vn/

31/12/2020 10:00 SAĐã ban hành
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