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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. 
 
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.​ 
 
On November 15, Director of Long An Department of Industry and Trade - Nguyen Tuan Thanh, Head of the Organizing Committee, chaired a meeting with the Organizing Committee of the Mekong Delta - Long An Industry and Trade Fair in 2022. Chairman of the Committee Provincial Committee of Vietnam Fatherland Front - Truong Van No attended. 
 
Vietnam exported 4.94 billion USD worth of goods to Cambodia in the first 10 months of this year, up 25.6% year on year, higher than the figure recorded in the whole 2021, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs. 
 
On November 9, Long An Department of Industry and Trade coordinated with People's Committee of Kien Tuong town to organize a workshop on promoting the development of Vietnam's border trade infrastructure in Long An. Attending the workshop were Vice Chairman of Kien Tuong People's Committee - La Van Dan; Deputy Director of Department of Industry and Trade - Chau Thi Le; Deputy Head of the Management Board of the Provincial Economic Zone - Vo Ngoc Dinh, representatives of the Customs Department, border districts, a number of enterprises inside and outside the province.  
 
 
  
  
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Vietnam to cut gas power capacity in electricity development planVietnam to cut gas power capacity in electricity development plan
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has been told to finalise the National Power Development Plan VIII (PDP VIII) for 2021-2030 with a vision to 2045, focusing on reducing coal power plants.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has been told to finalise the National Power Development Plan VIII (PDP VIII) for 2021-2030 with a vision to 2045, focusing on reducing coal power plants.


An offshore wind power project in Tra Vinh province. (Photo: VNA)

According to the Government Office Notice No 277/TB-VPCP on the conclusion of the Government relating to PDP VIII,  the MoIT was asked to review the feasibility of thermal power projects using domestic gas while reducing the capacity of power plants using imported LNG gas by 2030 and increase wind power projects on reasonable and feasible scale.

The ministry should continue to work with investors on the implementation of coal-fired power projects which are facing obstacles in terms of capital to decide whether continuing coal power projects under current conditions or adopting other options.

In addition, it is necessary to carefully calculate the amount of electricity imports from neighboring countries, especially from Laos, to expand the scale of biomass and hydrogen power sources.

Solar power planning for 2030 should be reviewed to ensure efficiency, and avoid economic damage, especially the unreasonable calculation of electricity prices.

Previously, the MoIT had submitted a report to the cabinet on issues relating to PDP VIII.

The ministry proposed that the Government allow the deployment of solar power projects that have been planned and approved but have not yet been put into operation with a total capacity of about 2,428 MW because a delay could encounter legal risk and compensation for investors.

All violations will be strictly handled in line with State regulations, it added./.

Source: VNA

23/09/2022 10:00 SAĐã ban hành
Planting area codes key for Vietnam's farm produce exportsPlanting area codes key for Vietnam's farm produce exports
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) is promoting the granting and management of planting area codes to meet traceability regulations for import and export goods on the world market.


Cat Chu mangos of Dong Thap province. Thanks to being granted codes for the mango planting areas, the province has gained advantage in exporting this kind of fruit (Photo: VNA)

Traceability is a must-have requirement for every product, especially in export markets. One of the key factors in traceability is the planting area of materials to be assigned a code. Each planting area with a code will create more confidence for consumers.

Hoang Trung, Director of MARD's Plant Protection Department, said the granting of codes and management of coded planting areas and packing facilities are the department's top priorities in developing agricultural production and farm produce exports.

Vietnam has about 4,000 planting areas and 2,000 packing facilities for farm produce in 50 provinces and cities that have been coded. The agricultural products include fruits, rice, coffee, pepper, cashew and wood. 

According to the ministry, in the first eight months of 2022, the export value of agriculture, forestry and fishery reached 36.3 billion USD, up 13.1% over the same period in 2021.

With this growth in the export value of agricultural products, the agricultural sector must increase the number of new planting regions being granted codes and maintain the management quality of the coded planting areas.

The ministry has assigned about 90% of the coded planting regions to the localities managing their quality of them since 2021.

Localities are responsible for granting the code to the new planting areas and reviewing the areas with codes. Then it would report this issue to the Plant Protection Department. 

The department will review all dossiers requiring granting codes for planting areas before sending the procedures to countries importing local agricultural products to confirm the codes. 

Meanwhile, the localities manage and maintain the coded planting areas and packing facilities.

The product quality of the planting areas with codes is an important issue because the import markets of Vietnam's agricultural products always inform the Plant Protection Department about those products in case the products from those coded planting areas are not quality as required.

Therefore, it is necessary to manage the quality of the agricultural production in the coded planting areas, creating the quality of the value chain from the first step in production.

An Giang province supplies a large volume of raw materials for export, such as rice, fruits and aquatic products. Therefore, developing coded planting areas of the materials and coded packaging facilities is necessary to improve the value of agricultural products, exploiting the advantages of the local agricultural products.

An Giang has planned to develop and grant codes for 1,800 planting areas for agricultural products and 30 packaging facilities in the province by 2025.

Truong Kien Tho, Deputy Director of the An Giang Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said the province had granted codes for 252 planting areas and 21 packaging facilities, including 146 planting areas of fruit trees, one area of vegetables (chilli) and 105 areas of glutinous rice.

In addition, An Giang is promoting coordination with enterprises exporting farm produce in developing coded areas planting rice and glutinous rice, and fruits exported to high-end markets such as Australia, the US, the EU, Japan, China, New Zealand, and the Republic of Korea.

It is important to manage the quality of the coded planting areas and also grant the codes for new planting areas, Tho said.

Meanwhile, Dong Thap province targets to grant codes for all planting areas and packaging facilities by 2025, according to Le Quoc Dien, Deputy Director of Dong Thap province's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

All agricultural product processing and trading facilities in the province must have a traceability system to meet the requirements of export markets.

Now, Dong Thap cooperates with businesses, such as Loc Troi Group, Golden Gate JSC and Westemfarm Co, Ltd, to purchase products from codded planting areas for exporting to the US, Japan, the EU, Australia and China.

This province has also enhanced training to improve knowledge of safe production, granting and managing coded planting areas and packaging facilities, Dien said.

One of the province's key export fruits is mango, with a planting area of 14,000ha, accounting for 33.7% of the province's total fruit tree area. The province ranks second in the Mekong Delta region regarding mango output. Thanks to being granted codes for the mango planting areas, the province has gained an advantage in exporting this kind of fruit./.

Source: VNA

06/10/2022 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
The People's Committee of Long An province worked with the delegation of Chungcheongnam-do province to explore investment opportunitiesThe People's Committee of Long An province worked with the delegation of Chungcheongnam-do province to explore investment opportunities
On the afternoon of September 7, authorized by the leader of the People's Committee of Long An province, Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs - Le Hoang Thanh received and worked with the delegation of Chungcheongnam-do province (Korea) to explore investment opportunities. in the province.

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The delegation of Chungcheongnam-do province worked with the Provincial People's Committee to explore investment opportunities in Long An

The delegation of Chungcheongnam-do province was led by Mr. Man Pyo Hong - Director of the Department of International Cooperation and Trade in Chungcheongnam-do province. Accompanied by Mr. Dong Hyong Shin - Chairman of Chungcheongnam-do Provincial Business Association and Mr. Joon Ho Lee - Director of Economic Promotion Office of Chungcheongnam-do Province in Hanoi.

Over the past 17 years, since the two provinces signed the cooperation agreement on May 9, 2005, Long An province and Chungcheongnam-do province have maintained a good cooperative relationship in a number of fields, especially in the exchange of cultural exchange delegations, in public administration and in education. Thereby, the two sides have understood each other better about each other's culture, customs, practices, viewpoints and ways, of each ethnic group in general, and of each locality in particular.

However, in the field of investment promotion and exchange, the two sides have not implemented effective activities in recent years. Chungcheongnam-do Province only held one investment promotion conference in the province (2008) and vice versa, Long An held an investment promotion conference inviting small and medium-sized enterprises of Chungcheongnam-do province to attend. in 2011. Besides, the field of exchange of information on agricultural production and the field of commerce, market research has not carried out any specific activities in recent years.

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Authorized by leaders of the Provincial People's Committee, Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs - Le Hoang Thanh and leaders of related departments and branches to continue and work with the Delegation of Chungcheongnam-do province

At the meeting, the province informed the delegation about the situation of Korean investors operating in the province. Accordingly, Korea is ranked second among foreign investors in terms of the number of projects as well as the amount of investment capital in many fields. Representatives of relevant departments and sectors informed about the potential of the province as well as the areas where businesses in Chungcheongnam-do province can invest in Long An.

Head of the Mission to Chungcheongnam-do province - Mr. Man Pyo Hong expressed his delight at the extremely warm welcome of Long An province. He said, on the basis of this visit and the visit of the Governor of Chungcheongnam-do Province in November, the province will introduce and create favorable conditions for many businesses to invest here, contributing to further strengthening. cooperation between the two regions.

Mr. Man Pyo Hong also shared that, in addition to cooperation in economic development, with its strengths and experiences, Chungcheongnam-do province can also support Long An province in the field of human resource training, processing and manufacturing. processing seafood and agricultural products, building smart cities and disaster warning systems,...

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Mr. Man Pyo Hong (left) gives Mr. Le Hoang Thanh a gift to thank him for the warm welcome of Long An province to the Delegation.

On behalf of the provincial leaders, Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs - Le Hoang Thanh invited enterprises of Chungcheongnam-do province to participate in the exhibition between the two provinces on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Korea and Vietnam. to be held in December 2022. He hopes that businesses in Chungcheongnam-do province will choose Long An as an investment destination in the near future. The province is committed to providing full information and maximum support for businesses when investing in Long An./.

Reported by An Ky

Translated by NT

08/09/2022 2:00 CHĐã ban hành
The delegation of Long An province visited the health care center and some economic establishments in Ibaraki provinceThe delegation of Long An province visited the health care center and some economic establishments in Ibaraki province
Following the working program in Ibaraki province (Japan), on September 7, the delegation of Long An province was headed by Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial National Assembly Delegation - Nguyen Thanh Hai visited the Health Care Center and some economic establishments in Ibaraki Prefecture.

In the morning, the delegation visited and surveyed Shiratori Health Care Center (Shiratori Center) in Chikusei City, Ibaraki Prefecture. This is one of six Health Care Centers that will receive 13 Caregivers under the Cooperation Program between Long An Province and Ibaraki Province in the near future.

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The delegation of Long An province visited the restaurant at Shiratori Center

At Shiratori Center, the delegation was introduced by Mr. Kazunari Watanabe, the Center's President, to the most general information about the history of establishment and development, the existing services as well as the current staff of the Center. Accordingly, the forerunner of this Shiratori Center is a facility to care for the disabled founded by the family of Mr. Kazunari Watanabe. Currently, Shiratori Center has a staff of more than 300 employees, providing inpatient, outpatient and home health care packages for more than 800 elderly people in Chikusei city and surrounding areas. .

After that, the delegation was taken to visit the functional areas of the Center such as the canteen, kitchen, collective living area, treatment and health care areas, etc., October/October. In 2022, Shiratori Center will receive 3 caregivers from the cooperation program between Long An and Ibaraki provinces to work.

In the afternoon, the delegation of Long An province visited the Tsukuba Agricultural Research Center, under the National Agricultural and Food Research Organization (NARO). Here, the delegation was introduced to the latest agricultural research achievements of Japan for agricultural products such as sweet potatoes, tomatoes, rice, wheat, fruit trees, etc.

Some of Japan's most advanced agricultural farming models, such as the hydroponic tomato growing model, can control the temperature, humidity, CO2 concentration in the environment and especially decide the yield of tomatoes or tomatoes. The research model of genetic modification to create the first purple chrysanthemum flower in the world is also studied from this Center. Some traditional Japanese occupations such as raising silkworms for silk are also intensively researched to create high-value products in the fields of fashion, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics.

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The delegation listened to the explanation of the research process at the Shiratori Center

Before finishing the working program in Ibaraki province, the delegation worked with the Urban Planning Management Board of Tsukuba city, Ibaraki province and was introduced to the operation situation of the Industrial Parks in Ibaraki province. policies and regulations on tax, land, environment, construction, ... for businesses when investing in industrial parks in Ibaraki.

It is known that Ibaraki Prefecture is managing 11 industrial parks; All these areas are located within a radius of 100 km from Tokyo, within a travel time of less than 2 hours from Tokyo. This is one of the major economic growth drivers of Ibaraki Prefecture.

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The delegation of Long An province participated in the introduction about the management of industrial zones in Ibaraki province

According to the program, on September 8, the delegation of Long An province will hold the Investment Promotion Conference of Long An province in Japan. The event was jointly organized by the Embassy of Vietnam in Japan, the Japan Trade Promotion Organization (JETRO) and the ASEAN Center - JAPAN Center./.

Reported by Quoc Thinh

Translated by NT

08/09/2022 11:00 SAĐã ban hành
PM assigns tasks to overcome difficulties, ensure macro-economic stabilityPM assigns tasks to overcome difficulties, ensure macro-economic stability
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has assigned urgent tasks to particular ministries and agencies to deal with current economic difficulties in the new situation during a Government law-building session on September 22.

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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh addresses the event (Photo: VNA)

The PM noted that the world economy is facing numerous difficulties due to a growth slowdown and soaring inflation. The central banks of the US, the EU, the UK, and Japan have also moved to hike interest rates and appreciate their currencies, which has substantially affected other countries, including Vietnam

In the context, he asked ministries, sectors and localities to show strong performance in implementing Decree 15/CT-TTg on maintaining macro-economic stability, reining in inflation, promoting development and ensuring major economic balances.

He underlined the need to manage the monetary policy in a cautious and steady manner, ensuring its activeness, flexibility and efficiency, along with an open, reasonable and efficient fiscal policy.

The PM requested the Ministry of Planning and Investment to keep a close watch on the situation to make timely policy responses, while working to speed up the public investment capital disbursement for three national target programmes and the economic recovery and development programme, and promote investment.

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Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

The ministry was directed to ensure the security and safety of currency, credit, finance, public debt, food, energy and information, while reviewing and completing institutions, mechanisms and legal policies to remove obstacles facing production and business activities.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development was asked to ensure absolute food security, speeding up agricultural restructuring and promote exports of farm produce.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade was urged to develop the domestic market and expand international markets, ensuring energy security and striving for trade surplus.

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs was assigned to make sure that the labour market develops in a sustainable, safe and effective manner, while showing stronger performance in social welfare activities.

The PM also asked media agencies to help promote solidarity and unity in the political system and call for the community's support for the Party and State's policies and the Government's management, contributing to the common efforts to overcome difficulties./.

Source: VNA

24/09/2022 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Vietnam - Australia trade goes up 37% in eight monthsVietnam - Australia trade goes up 37% in eight months
Trade revenue between Vietnam and Australia approximated 11 billion USD in the first eight months of 2022, up 37.44% from a year earlier, statistics show.



Vietnamese lychee sold at a supermarket in Perth city of Australia (Photo: VNA)

Notably, Vietnam's exports to Australia surged 42% to 4.9 billion USD, according to Vietnam's trade office in the country.

Among the main exports to Australia, fishery products brought home 247.6 million USD (up 49%), timber and wood products 135.4 million USD (up 23.99%), confectionery over 50 million USD (up 50%), and steel 142 million USD (up 232.92%).

Meanwhile, imports also rose 34.75%, with input materials for production such as coal, iron ore, metal, and wheat being the main commodities purchased from Australia.

Nguyen Phu Hoa, head of Vietnam's trade office, attributed the impressive export growth to the increasing diversity and competitiveness of Vietnamese goods, efforts by Vietnamese firms to help their products get a foothold in the Australian market, and localities' support for businesses in trade promotion./.

Source: VNA

06/10/2022 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Long An leaders visit, work, promote investment and connect local in JapanLong An leaders visit, work, promote investment and connect local in Japan
From September 4 to September 10, Standing Deputy Secretary of the Long An Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Thanh Hai led the delegation to visit, work, promote investment and connect localities in Japan. Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Council - Mai Van Nhieu, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam and leaders of several departments, branches and businesses also participated in this trip.


Conference on promoting investment cooperation and Japanese business dialogue in 2022 in Long An on August 23

This trip aims to strengthen the relationship between Long An and Japanese localities and businesses; connect businesses, promote investment and economic cooperation activities between enterprises in Long An province and Japanese enterprises; attract Japanese investors to industrial parks in Long An province.

The delegation also visited and learned about advanced and effective economic models of Japan.

In particular, during this trip, provincial leaders held a seminar to introduce the province's human resources, the province's project to send workers to work abroad and an investment promotion conference of Long An province in Japan; participated in the Vietnam Investment Environment Forum in Kanagawa./.

Source: https://news.baolongan.vn/

04/09/2022 9:00 SAĐã ban hành
Long An industrial production index in August increased dramaticallyLong An industrial production index in August increased dramatically
Information from the Department of Industry and Trade of Long An, the industrial production index in August 2022 increased by 96.1 percent over the previous month and 36.8 percent over the same period last year. In the first eight months of 2022, the industrial production index increased by 8.89 percent over the same period last year. In which, the processing and manufacturing industry increased by 9.06 percent; production and distribution of electricity, gas, hot water, steam and air-conditioning increased by 6.99 percent; water supply, management and treatment of waste and wastewater increased by 2.61 percent over the same period.

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Industrial production index in August 2022 increased by 96.1 percent compared to the previous month

There are 60 groups of industrial products in the province. In August, there were 42 product groups whose output increased over the same period last year. Some industrial products increased: Parts of electrical control and distribution equipment, printing products, machinery and mechanical equipment, T-shirts, umbrellas, iron, rolled non-alloy steel flat, milled rice, cartons, cardboard boxes, canned beer,...

According to the Director of Long An Department of Industry and Trade - Nguyen Tuan Thanh, the industrial production index from the beginning of 2022 until now has been positive, especially in August 2022. Although many businesses are still affected after the Covid-19 epidemic, the price of input materials has increased, but another positive point is that most businesses are proactive in flexibly adapting, applying many solutions to reduce production costs. production, increasing competitiveness. On the other hand, the price of gasoline has now decreased, helping businesses boost production, business and export activities.

In order to achieve the economic development target set out in 2022 as planned, from the beginning of 2022 until now, the Industry and Trade industry has synchronously deployed many solutions to support businesses in investing in technology and product innovation. production, business, and market connections to restore the economy.

At the same time, the Department of Industry and Trade continues to monitor, inspect and urge investors of industrial clusters to implement projects; advise the Provincial People's Committee on solutions to remove difficulties, propose solutions to accelerate the completion of industrial clusters in 2022; receiving registrations to participate in the Supporting Industry Development Program in 2023. In particular, the department also supported and guided enterprises in industrial clusters to carry out production and business activities associated with good implementation of epidemic prevention and control. in production activities.

Reported by Mai Huong

Translated by NT

16/09/2022 9:00 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
Long An province delegation visited and worked in JapanLong An province delegation visited and worked in Japan
On September 5, the delegation of Long An province led by Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Delegation of the National Assembly of Long An Province - Nguyen Thanh Hai paid a courtesy visit to the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Vietnam in Japan - Vu Hong Nam received the delegation.

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The delegation of Long An province took souvenir photos with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Vietnam in Japan and the staff of the Embassy

At the meeting, Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Thanh Hai informed the Ambassador about the working program of the delegation of Long An province in Japan. Accordingly, the main purpose of this business trip of the province is to promote investment from Japanese businesses and connect with Japanese localities to implement cooperation contents in the field of labor. In addition to the program of organizing the Investment Promotion Conference in Long An Province in Tokyo, the delegation will visit, work and organize a seminar to introduce the human resources of Long An province in Ibaraki province as well as attend the Forum. Vietnam investment environment in Kanagawa province.

Ambassador Vu Hong Nam highly appreciated the working program of the Long An delegation this time with many interesting and practical contents. Besides, the Ambassador also said that Long An province is a locality with great potential for development and a very viable investment destination for Japanese businesses. The Ambassador pledged that in the coming time, the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan will cooperate more closely with relevant agencies of Long An province to promote cooperation activities in many fields between localities. Japanese enterprises and organizations with Long An province.

Previously, through the arrangement of the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan, the delegation of Long An province had a meeting with EREX Group, a manufacturer, power supplier and also a leading enterprise in the field of electricity. biomass power sector in Japan. It is known that this is the second meeting between leaders of Long An province and leaders of EREX group. According to the Group's President and CEO - Mr. Honna Hitoshi, EREX Group is currently planning to implement the project of planting material areas (super sorghum) and investing in the construction of a biomass power plant in Long An province. An. These projects have been fully funded and received great support from the governments of the two countries.

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The delegation worked with EREX Group

Vice Chairman of Long An Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam said that Long An province has conditions on land and raw materials that are very suitable for the project of EREX group. The locality has also determined a feasible location to set up the factory as well as the material growing area for EREX Group to survey. In terms of policy, at present, Long An province is working with the Central Government to soon include the thermal power plant project of EREX Group into the general planning of the whole country (Power Master Plan VIII) to have a basis to continue. implement the next steps. The two sides agreed in the coming time to continue to coordinate and study the project while waiting for the Government's general plan.

On the same day, the delegation visited and worked with the Office of Esuhai Co., Ltd (Esuhai Company) in Tokyo, Japan. At the meeting, the delegation was introduced by the company's leaders about the history of formation and development of the company, the mission as well as the direction of activities in the future of Esuhai Company. In particular, leaders of Esuhai Company emphasized the importance of cooperating with training and human resource development of Long An province in the company's comprehensive ecosystem development strategy.

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The delegation took souvenir photos with leaders and employees of Esuhai Company Office in Tokyo

Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Council - Mai Van Nhieu highly appreciated the activities of Esuhai Company. He said that the company's orientation of training skilled workers and foreign languages is very consistent with the policy of improving the quality of local human resources. In addition, Long An province is a locality with abundant labor resources, and there is a large demand for skilled workers to meet the increasing demands of foreign-invested enterprises in the province; therefore, the potential for cooperation between Esuhai Company and the locality is huge. In the coming time, leaders of Long An province will create all conditions to support Esuhai Company to operate effectively in the locality.

In the afternoon of the same day, the delegation of Long An province visited some modern model houses of Sumitomo Forestry Group. The delegation also had a meeting with leaders of the Group regarding the cooperation project between Thang Loi Real Estate Joint Stock Company and Sumitomo Forestry Group related to the cooperation project between the two parties expected to be implemented. in Long An province in the near future.

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Standing Deputy Secretary of the Long An Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Thanh Hai spoke at the meeting with leaders of Sumitomo Forestry Corporation

Standing Deputy Secretary of the Long An Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Thanh Hai said that the leaders of Long An province highly appreciated the potential of cooperation between local businesses and Sumitomo Forestry Group. Currently, the group is also investing in the project of Vina Ecoboard plywood factory in Long An. This is one of the foreign-invested projects with large scale and successful local operation. The Long An provincial government wishes to continue accompanying Sumitomo Forestry Group to implement the Group's next projects in the near future.

According to the program, on September 6, 2022, the delegation of Long An province will come to Ibaraki province, greet the provincial leaders, organize a seminar to introduce local human resources and promote the reception activities. workers from Long An province come to work in Ibaraki province./.

Reported by Quoc Thinh

Translated by NT

06/09/2022 4:00 CHĐã 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
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
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
Tax industry successfully applies information technology, creating favorable conditions for people and businessesTax industry successfully applies information technology, creating favorable conditions for people and businesses
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.


According to the Director of the Provincial Tax Department - Nguyen Van Thuy, the tax sector has successfully applied information technology to tax management stages to create favorable conditions for people and businesses

According to the Director of the Provincial Tax Department - Nguyen Van Thuy, with the motto: "Considering taxpayer as the center to serve", all administrative procedures of the tax agency are directed to best serve them. All supporting policies, solutions for difficulties must be informed fully and promptly so that taxpayers can be truly satisfied in the implementation of tax laws and regulations, creating consensus and support of all classes of people in their taxation duties.

More than 200 representatives representing business households and enterprises attended the conference

The Tax Department aims to implement synchronously and comprehensively institutional work, administrative procedure reform, administrative modernization, etc. The tax sector has successfully applied information technology to tax administration stages with more than 20 professional applications, in order to create favorable conditions for people and businesses. Up to now, nearly 100% of businesses operating in the area have registered to declare tax via the Internet, over 98% of taxpayers have made electronic tax payment and electronic tax refund, 100% of enterprises use electronic invoices according to the regulations, etc.

In parallel with the reform of administrative procedures, tax policy also timely reaches taxpayers, empowering them to implement the self-declaration and self-payment mechanism, the right to self-register to use invoices, etc.

Taxpayer's representative gives opinions

At the conference, delegates were informed by staff of the Provincial Tax Department, introduced a number of new tax policies and some invoice policies implemented in 2022. Representatives of taxpayers asked many questions related to many issues such as e-invoices, tax refund, new invoices to replace erroneous invoices, PIT finalization,etc.

Leaders of the Provincial Tax Department informed and answered some problems of taxpayers at the conference. Also, for some issues beyond the authority or related to tax policies and laws, the Tax Department will record and report to superior agencies and respond to taxpayers as soon as possible./.

Source: https://news.baolongan.vn/

25/11/2022 3:00 CHĐã ban hành
Provincial leaders have a dialogue with businesses in Can Duoc and Can Giuoc districtsProvincial leaders have a dialogue with businesses in Can Duoc and Can Giuoc districts
On September 16, 2022, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut chaired a dialogue conference with businesses operating in Can Giuoc and Can Duoc districts to remove difficulties and obstacles in production and business processes.

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Dialogue scene

At the dialogue, the delegates heard a report on the socio-economic situation of the province in the first 8 months of 2022 with positive recovery steps and production and business development of enterprises that achieved many results. positive results.

Businesses have proposed recommendations and problems related to the shortage of labor resources; support to adjust electricity and water prices; loan policy; procedures for registration of change of land use purpose; Resolution 68 to support epidemic prevention and control for the period 1/7/2021-June 30, 2022; investment in transport infrastructure;...Based on the opinions of enterprises, relevant provincial and local departments and branches provide specific answers and propose solutions to solve together with enterprises in the next time.

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Comrades in charge

Speaking at the dialogue, on behalf of provincial leaders, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut thanked and praised the business community and entrepreneurs for their efforts to overcome difficulties, actively supporting and supporting the business community. have made important contributions to the development of the province in recent years. The Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee requested the provincial and local Departments, branches and agencies and relevant agencies to create all favorable conditions for enterprises to invest, produce and do business; strictly handle cases of causing harassment, failing to strictly follow the guidelines of the Government and the province on supporting and developing enterprises.

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Business representatives share difficulties in the process of production and business activities

At the same time, the Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee hopes that in the coming time, the business community in Can Giuoc and Can Duoc districts will actively innovate business models and restructure businesses associated with transformation. number; improve capacity and competitiveness; interested in "retaining" employees; invest more in technology, strongly apply technology to increase competitiveness, create new value standards, pay more attention to serving the people and domestic needs; expand the market, move towards participating in the global value chain.

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

Reported by Anh Hong

Translated by NT

17/09/2022 9:00 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
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
Trade connection between Long An enterprises and Korean enterprisesTrade connection between Long An enterprises and Korean enterprises
On August 29, the People's Committee of Long An province held a conference to connect trade between provincial enterprises and Korean enterprises. Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam chaired the conference.

Over the past time, Long An province has implemented many programs to develop cooperative relationships with Korean localities, organizations and enterprises in various fields, especially bilateral economic cooperation. The province organizes many provincial delegations to visit, work and promote investment in provinces and cities of Korea. As a result, Long An has cooperated with Korean localities such as Jeollabuk-do, signed thematic cooperation agreements and a memorandum of understanding on socio-economic development cooperation with Chungcheongnam-do province.

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Long An organizes a conference to connect trade between provincial enterprises and Korean enterprises

Besides, FDI inflows from Korea into Long An province have continuously increased over the years. Existing Korean projects in Long An are also constantly expanding in project size and increasing investment capital. Currently, Korea is the 2nd country among nearly 40 countries and territories investing in the province with a total registered capital of over 870 million USD. This proves that Long An's investment environment has really created confidence in Korean businesses.

Most recently, on August 26, 2022, the Department of Planning and Investment of Long An province signed a memorandum of understanding with STS Development Joint Stock Company and MBC Playbe Joint Stock Company to promote investment and development of the Complex project. modern and advanced multi-function in Long An province.

At the conference, representatives of enterprises of the province and Korean enterprises exchanged and shared information on bilateral cooperation in various fields, understood the commodity consumption market as well as looking for opportunities. investment association, trade cooperation, product distribution between provincial and Korean enterprises,...

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The Vice Chairman of the People's Committee affirmed that the province is determined to renew its thinking, change the working style and working style of the whole political system, with a consistent view of "seeing the people as the object to be served, consider enterprises as the driving force and resource for the development process"

Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam emphasized that the conference has an important meaning, the premise continues to open up many cooperation opportunities between Long An province and Korean businesses in the coming time and is an important activity in the future. practical activities towards the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Korea. This event creates cohesion, exchange of information on investment projects and sign specific cooperation, thereby promoting investment cooperation of Korean investors in the province.

Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee affirmed that the province is determined to renew its thinking, change the working style and working style of the whole political system, with the consistent view of "seeing the people as the object of service, consider enterprises as the driving force and resource for the development process". The locality is very respectful, always ready to welcome and create all the most favorable conditions for investors in general and Korean investors in particular to cooperate in investment, stable development and mutual success in Long An.

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Signing a memorandum of cooperation

On this occasion, the Department of Industry and Trade of Long An signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate with Market Bright Company and the Han Viet Economic Support Committee (KVECC) to invest in the project of establishing a commodity circulation and distribution center./.

Reported by Thanh My and Hoang Tuan

Translated by NT

30/08/2022 9:00 SAĐã 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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View seminar

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
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
Long An is an attractive destination for investorsLong An is an attractive destination for investors
With the advantage of being located at the gateway of the Mekong Delta region adjacent to Ho Chi Minh City, Long An province is an important intersection in the trade of goods and an attractive investment attraction of many businesses industry in recent years.

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Recently, investment attraction in the province has achieved many outstanding results

In the context of the epidemic raging and complicated developments, but Long An still has many large enterprises and corporations coming to invest. In 2021, Long An attracts more than 3.8 billion USD in foreign investment, ranking second in the country.

To become an attractive destination, Long An is always interested in implementing reform of administrative procedures, improving many investment procedures and investing in transport infrastructure. Specifically, recently, the province has granted investment certificates to a number of foreign investors within 1 day of receiving complete and valid documents.

Prominent as the project of Lotte Eco Logis Long An Co., Ltd of Lotte Land Co., Ltd (invested by Korea); The project implementation site is at Phu An Thanh Industrial Park, An Thanh commune, Ben Luc district, with an area of 79,142 m2, with a total investment capital of phase 1 of 306 billion VND, equivalent to over 13,450 USD. Investment project of Coca Cola beverage factory with total capital of more than 136 million USD (equivalent to more than 3,109 billion VND) in Phu An Thanh Industrial Park, Ben Luc district.

Head of the Provincial Economic Zone Management Board - Nguyen Thanh Thanh said that the quick settlement of investment procedures is one of the things that the provincial leaders thoroughly grasp and direct to implement seriously. The year 2022 has been selected as a breakthrough year in economic development in order to well fulfill the goals set out by the Resolution of the Provincial Party Congress.

The province strives to by 2025, continue to maintain its leading position in terms of economy in the Mekong Delta and by 2030, to become a well-developed province in the southern key economic region. From the beginning of 2022 until now, industrial parks in the province alone have attracted a total FDI investment capital of 261.13 million USD and domestic enterprise capital of 8,863 billion VND.

Recently, on April 8, the province awarded investment registration certificates to 4 customers investing in Phuoc Dong Wharf Industrial Park (Can Duoc district) in 2022 with a total registered investment capital of 1,531 billion VND. Investors awarded certificates: Tan Binh Vegetable Oil Joint Stock Company - Nakydaco, TNL Trading and Service Company Limited, Hicrete Company Limited and Allmed Medical Textile Vietnam Co., Ltd.

In particular, there is a project of Tan Binh Vegetable Oil Joint Stock Company with a total investment of nearly 1,000 billion VND, which was granted an investment certificate by the province in just one day after receiving all valid documents for approval online application form.

Mr. Le Tu Minh - Chairman of the Board of Directors of IMG Phuoc Dong Joint Stock Company said that "The investment environment in Long An province is increasingly improved in all aspects, thereby attracting many large investors. Over the years to invest in the province, the company has always received the support and companion of the province, the provincial leaders always take the time to listen to thoughts, feelings and suggestions and recommendations. In particular, recently, I was impressed when the province granted investment certificates to a number of businesses within 1 day after receiving all valid documents. This is a very important plus point in building the image and investment attraction environment of the province."

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Long An is continuing to invest heavily in transport infrastructure, creating many driving forces for development and attracting investment

According to Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut, the province's investment promotion and attraction over the past time has always had a focus and focus; incessantly innovating and reforming strongly and essentially to attract large projects, create spillover effects, attract many other supporting satellite projects, form a positive investment and business environment and cooperation. joint development between Long An province and strategic partners. With the motto "always accompanies businesses, considers enterprises' difficulties as difficulties of the province", Long An affirms that it respects and is always ready to welcome, as well as create all the most favorable conditions for business. production and business investors.

"The province also continues to call for socialization in infrastructure investment, especially in transport infrastructure connecting the region and with industrial zones and clusters to create more motivations and favorable conditions for revenue generation better investment attraction", emphasized Mr. Nguyen Van Ut.

Reported by Le Duc

Translated by NT

13/04/2022 8:00 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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