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Vietnam’s growth prospects will depend on how well and how quickly the authorities will bring the new coronavirus outbreak under control and how quickly international and national vaccinations will proceed, according to the World Bank (WB). 
 
It is a locality adjacent to HCM city, the gateway to the southwestern region, Long An has many advantages and is an attractive destination for domestic and foreign investors. 
 
On February 20, the Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Thanh Hai and the delegation visited and wished the new year business in the expanded Tan Kim Industrial Park, Long Hau Industrial Park in the area of Can Giuoc district. 
 
The domestic food and beverage market has great potential for development despite the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to experts. 
 
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has called for concerted solutions to maintain market stability, remove difficulties facing domestic firms, and increase the total retail sales of goods and services. 
 
On February 20, the Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council - Nguyen Van Duoc had a meeting and worked with 4 business units located in Ben Luc district and Can Duoc district. Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam, leaders such as Department of Planning and Investment, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Transport, Economic Zone Authority, Can Duoc district and Ben Luc district attended the meeting. 
 
On February 20, the Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut as Head of the delegation and representatives of the provincial departments, branches and branches visited and wished the New Year's holiday a number of industrial parks and businesses in Duc Hoa district. 
 
After the 2021 Tan Suu Lunar New Year holiday, people started to return to work on February 17 (January 6). Accordingly, most of the stores sell items from fresh foods to eating and drinking began to be active again, purchasing power increased compared to normal days. 
 
In the joyful atmosphere of the first days of the new spring, many small businesses have embarked on production and business, expecting a good year. 
 
Since January 2 of Lunar Calendar, several markets and stores of groceries, life essentials have been back in service. Till January 4 of Lunar Calendar, plenty of stores are operating normally with prices of necessaries achieving stability and inconsiderably suffering from volatility; Some food commodities, significantly the vegetable ones, experience price declines compared with those before New Year. 
 
 
  
  
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2021 GDP growth may reach 6.72 percent in best-case scenario: Conference2021 GDP growth may reach 6.72 percent in best-case scenario: Conference
Vietnam’s economic growth is projected at 6.17 percent in 2021 in a base-line scenario and may even reach 6.72 percent in the best-case scenario, heard a conference held in Hanoi on January 20.

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An overview of the conference (Photo: VNA)

Co-hosted by the UN Development Programme and the Ministry of Planning and Investment's National Centre for Socio-economic Information and Forecasting (NCIF),  the "Vietnam's Economy in the Medium Term 2021 - 2025: Recovery and Growth Accelerates" conference brought together a large number of economists, business leaders, and representatives of international organisations and business associations to discuss the outlook for Vietnam's economy over the next five years and the actions needed to turn the expected rebound from COVID-19 into a sustainable economic recovery.

In his opening remarks, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Tran Quoc Phuong said the pandemic has presented both challenges and opportunities to Vietnam during the 2021-2025 period. 

There have been many emerging trends reshaping international financial flows, trade, and investment, he noted, adding that the pandemic has also triggered a shift in global supply chains, creating challenges and opportunities for any economic rebound in the long run.

It is especially significant for the country to take advantage of new opportunities to revive its economy this year and create breakthroughs over the next five years in order to meet the goals set by the Party and the State, he said.

UNDP Resident Representative in Vietnam Caitlin Wiesen said Vietnam was one of only a few countries in the world to post GDP growth in 2020, of 2.91 percent, and for the first time it was ranked by the UNDP as among the High Human Development Group, with growth of 46 percent in its Human Development Index (HDI) during the 1990-2019 period, one of the most rapid transitions to high human development in history.

She went on to say that Vietnam will launch a new five-year Socio-Economic Development Plan and ten-year Socio-Economic Development Strategy that will establish a broad vision for economic recovery in the short term, in the context of continuing global uncertainty.

The strategic policy choices Vietnam makes will define its ability to turn the COVID-19 rebound into a bold recovery in 2021 and beyond. Equally, it will determine the ability of the country to accelerate policies to achieve the medium-term aspirations of realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and attaining high-middle income country status by 2030, she added. 

Two scenarios for Vietnam's economic growth this year were introduced at the conference. According to NCIF Deputy Director Dr Dang Duc Anh, the base-line scenario forecasts the economy to grow at about 6.17 percent and CPI to stand at 3.8 percent if the global economy rebounds and COVID-19 is gradually brought under control.

In the best-case scenario, GDP growth will reach 6.72 percent and CPI around 4.2 percent if the global economy recovers at a pace faster than expected./.

Source: VNA

22/01/2021 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Chairman of People's Committee of Long An province presented Tet gifts to children in Duc Hoa districtChairman of People's Committee of Long An province presented Tet gifts to children in Duc Hoa district
On January 20, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the People's Committee of Long An province - Nguyen Van Ut presented gifts of Tan Suu Lunar New Year in 2021 and scholarships to disadvantaged children in Duc Hoa district.

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100 gifts and 20 scholarships for disadvantaged children in Duc Hoa district

On this occasion, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut presented 100 gifts to children in the communes of Tan Phu, Tan My, Duc Lap Thuong, Hoa Khanh Tay; Hau Nghia town and 20 scholarships for students of 2 schools (Duc Lap Secondary School, My Hanh Secondary School) in the district. Each gift is worth 500 thousand VND, a scholarship is worth 1 million VND.

These are gifts with profound meanings to motivate and share with disadvantaged children in the upcoming Tet holiday.

Reported by Chau Son

 Translated by NT

22/01/2021 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Key transport projects speeded upKey transport projects speeded up
Long An Province directs relevant departments, agencies and localities to focus on inspecting, reviewing, overcoming difficulties and limitation, urging construction units to accelerate the progress of key projects on transport, soon complete and put into use, it contributes to promoting local socio-economic development.

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1. Currently, the key transport projects are being focused on implementing, the basic schedule is in accordance with the plan. Tan An Ring Road is being constructed by the units from National Highway (NH) 1A - Provincial Road (PR) 827A. This section is currently divided into 6 construction bidding packages (4 bidding packages for road, 1 package bidding for Bao Dinh bridge and 1 bidding package for lighting). According to the Deputy Director of Department of Transport - Nguyen Hoai Trung, the Department coordinated with departments, branches and Tan An city to organize the implementation of the project. At present, the project still faces difficulties related to site clearance. Department of Transport Project Management Unit coordinates with relevant departments and agencies to demarcate the intersections on this route to facilitate the implementation. At the same time, the Department proposes the province to give opinions and direct the Center for Development of Land Funds and Services of Natural Resources and Environment (under the Department of Natural Resources and Environment) in coordination with People's Committee of Tan An city to focus on solving problems in site clearance to hand over the project construction ground as required.

2. Among the three key projects, PR 830 can be said to be the most convenient project. The entire route has a length of more than 50 kilometers, from Duc Hoa district to Ben Luc, Can Duoc and the end point is Long An Port (Can Giuoc district). PR 830 is divided into 3 sections. Section 1 from Duc Hoa district to Ben Luc implemented by BOT method has been completed, meeting the needs of traveling and trading well in the area. Section 2 from Ben Luc to National Highway (NH) 50 has also been completed and put into use. Section 3 from NH 50 to Long An Port is under construction.

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The transport works are focused on speeding up

The head of package 7a (from section 3 from NH 50 - Long An Port) - Nguyen Huu Tin shared: "The unit concentrates manpower and material resources to execute the bidding package. Currently, on schedule, we basically meet the signed contract. The rainy season starts, the implementation has encountered certain difficulties. Besides, the ground is also a problem. We coordinate and recommend the branches and localities to remove difficulties in ground, soon hand over to the units to implement, ensure speeding up the project".

Phase 1 of PR 830 is basically completed, opened and put into operation. The province is focusing on implementing phase 2 of the project. The phase of expansion from Nguyen Trung Truc street (Ben Luc district) to NH 50, with a length of over 20 kilometers and 4 bridges, upgrading the road from grade IV to grade III, 4 lanes with a roadbed of 18.5 meters wide, 14 meters wide asphalt surface, 1.5 meters wide median, 3 meters wide curb, design speed of 80 kilometers per hour, 4 bridges (Long Son, Ba Tuong, Rach Dao and Nha Ram) are expanded the bridge size from 10 meters to 17.5 meters (extending each side 3.75 meters). The total investment is over 600 billion VND.

According to the Deputy Commander of bidding package 10 (under the expansion phase of PR 830) - Pham Ngoc Chien, the project has been basically implemented as scheduled, reaching nearly 70 percent of the contract volume. Construction units work throughout, including Saturdays and Sundays, sometimes with extra shifts. The unit also has a schedule to adjust working hours to suit the reality. Every day, the construction site has about 40 employees, 2 teams for constructing the bridge, 1 team for constructing sewers and ditches, 2 teams for constructing road and 1 team for installing lighting systems. Contract value is nearly 80 billion VND, completed volume is over 53 billion VND. The unit tries, maximally focuses on accelerating the work, soon putting to use, serving the development of the locality.

3. Project of transport infrastructure axis connecting Ho Chi Minh City - Long An - Tien Giang, has a total length of about 54.5 kilometers, the section running through Ho Chi Minh City is about 5.8 kilometers long, the section running through Long An province. 34.5 kilometers in length and the section through Tien Giang province has a length of 14,2 kilometers. Currently, the section through Long An area has alignment. Accordingly, the route passes through the territory of 4 districts of Long An province, including Can Giuoc, Can Duoc, Tan Tru and Chau Thanh, from the intertsection of NH 50 at the point of connection with "Parallel NH 50" Km8 + 600) the route runs in parallel and is about 2km from NH 50, then the route continues to bypass Cho Rach Kien town area (about 2.5 kilometers southeast of Rach Kien market). The route will cross Vam Co Dong river at a distance of 3 kilometers downstream from the existing Ben Ba ferry terminal. From here, the route will continue to go new and cross the Vam Co Tay river at a position about 1.5 kilometers downstream from Binh Tinh ferry. The route continues along PR 827D and arrives at Binh Cach Bridge, ending the section through Long An province at Km40 + 300 of dynamic axis. The section passing Long An province has 2 parts: The road section is 34.5 kilometers long, with a roadbed size of 40 meters and 6 vehicle lanes; The bridge consists of 3 large bridges: Can Giuoc Bridge, Vam Co Dong Bridge and Vam Co Tay Bridge.

Mr. Nguyen Hoai Trung informed that this project is consistent with the future development trend of the Mekong River Delta region in general and Long An province in particular. The route "Motivation axis connecting Ho Chi Minh City - Long An - Tien Giang" is invested, along with that, it will develop a lot of social services in the area. The roads in the area are also reduced, contributing to reducing traffic congestion, creating favorable conditions for socio-economic development of localities in the province and neighboring provinces, especially Ho Chi Minh city. When the route is invested, it will create opportunities for the locality to develop urban areas, industrial parks and service areas in order to exploit the region's advantages.

"Long An is considering and proposing the superior to put the project into the national road network planning, the transportation development planning of the Southern key economic region according to Decision No. 2055/QD-TTg, dated November 23, 2015 by the Prime Minister. Method of investment is that the central government supports Long An Provincial People's Committee to invest in three major bridges on the route, including the bridge Can Giuoc river, the bridge crossing Vam Co Dong river, the bridge crossing Vam Co Tay river with a total investment of about 1,998 billion VND. The remaining route and small bridges will be handed over to localities to study the mechanism and make investment by themselves"- Mr. Nguyen Hoai Trung added.

Vice Chairman of the People's Committee - Pham Van Canh directs relevant departments, agencies and localities to focus on removing obstacles and difficulties, coordinating construction units to accelerate the progress of key projects on transport, soon put into use and serve local socio-economic development.

For the 2015-2020 term, Long An has set and implemented three key projects, 12 of which are under the breakthrough program of the transport sector. 3 key projects include PR 830, Ring road of Tan An city and transport infrastructure axis connecting Ho Chi Minh City - Long An - Tien Giang./.

Source: http://news.baolongan.vn/

03/07/2020 2:00 CHĐã ban hành
7 months of 2019: Long An's total retail sales of goods and service revenue reaches 52,429 billion VND7 months of 2019: Long An's total retail sales of goods and service revenue reaches 52,429 billion VND
According to Long An Department of Industry and Trade, the total retail sales of goods and service revenue in July 2019 reached 7,392 billion VND, an increase of 0.1 percent compared to June 2019 and 15.4% over the same period. Accumulated in the first 7 months of 2019, it reached 52,429 billion VND, equivalent to 59.1 percent of the plan, an increase of 15.8 percent over the same period of 2018.

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The competition in retail among distributors has met the shopping needs of people

Accordingly, the price of 5 out of 11 commodity groups increased compared to June including Food and catering services (up 0.13 percent); Clothes, hats and shoes (up 0.08 percent); Culture, entertainment and tourism (up 0.04 percent); Other goods and services (up 1.67 percent).

Price of 3 out of 11 commodity groups decreased including Beverage and tobacco (decreased by 0.23 percent); Housing, electricity, water, fuel and construction materials (decreased by 0.45 percent); Household appliances (decreased by 0.03 percent).

Price of 3 out of 11 commodity groups including Drugs and medical services, Education, Post and Telecommunication were stable.

According to the Department of Industry and Trade, in the first months of 2019, trade growth was quite good, commodity prices in the province were stable. At present, goods are plentiful and diversified, meeting the needs of the people.

In particular, the competition in retail among distributors such as Bach Hoa Xanh, Vinmart, SanHaFoodstore has met the shopping needs of the people because of reasonable prices. Trade promotion activities have been promoted. Enterprises and cooperatives have actively participated in many programs to connect supply and demand to introduce their products into supermarkets and wholesale markets./.

Source: http://news.baolongan.vn

12/08/2019 3:00 CHĐã ban hành
Long An: Export of enterprises in the Industrial Parks reached USD 790 millionLong An: Export of enterprises in the Industrial Parks reached USD 790 million
According to the information of Long An Provincial Economic Zone Management Board, in the first 6 months of 2019, the export turnover of FDI and DDI enterprises in the Industrial Parks reached USD 790 million, up 2.71% over the same period. In which FDI enterprises reached USD 712 million, up 4.73% over the same period of 2018 and contributed 90% to the total export turnover of both FDI and DDI sectors.

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Export turnover of enterprises in Industrial Parks reached USD 790 million

In addition, import turnover of the enterprises in the Industrial Parks (both FDI and DDI enterprises) reached USD 614 million. Import turnover in the first 6 months of 2019 decreased by 18.56% over the same period. As noted, import turnover of enterprises in FDI sector reached USD 571 million, down 15.27% over the same period of 2018 and contributed 93% to the total import turnover of both FDI and DDI sectors.

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Enterprises in Industrial Parks also had high value import turnover

According to statistics, in the first 6 months of 2019, turnover of FDI enterprises reached USD 936 million, up 3.63% over the same period of 2018; DDI sector reached VND 9,605 billion, up 2.27% over the same period of 2018.

Enterprises in the Industrial Parks also made good state budget payment. In the last 6 months, FDI enterprises paid to the budget of USD 30.3 million, down 15% over the same period; DDI enterprises reached VND 523 billion, down 12% over the same period of 2018./.

Reported by Mai Huong

Translated by Lan Vy​​

27/07/2019 5:00 CHĐã ban hành
Consumer price index in November 2020 in Long An province increased by 0.3 percentConsumer price index in November 2020 in Long An province increased by 0.3 percent
The consumer price index (CPI) in November 2020 in Long An province increased by 0.3 percent over the previous month, of which goods increased by 0.51 percent and services decreased by 0.01 percent. In the commodity group, food and foodstuff products rose 0.47 percent and non-food products rose 0.54 percent.

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The consumer price index in November 2020 in Long An increased by 0.3 percent. Photo: T.H

Compared to the previous month, 7 out of 11 groups with an increase in CPI were housing, electricity, water, fuel and construction materials, up 0.92 percent; restaurant and food service rose 0.4 percent; garment, hat and footwear increased 0.19 percent; culture, entertainment and tourism rose 0.11 percent; goods and other services rose 0.11 percent; education increased 0.03 percent; household appliances and housewares rose 0.01 percent. The three groups with a decrease in CPI were transportation, down 0.72 percent; medicine and medical service decreased by 0.05 percent; beverage and tobacco down 0.03 percent. Post and telecommunications have a constant price index.

Food prices such as fresh meat and fresh vegetables increased; gas prices increase (according to world markets); The increase in electricity prices for domestic use due to increased consumption demand in the month were the main reasons affecting the CPI increase. In the opposite direction, the drop in domestic gasoline prices (according to world fuel prices) was a factor holding back the rise of CPI in November 2020.

If compared with the same period last year, CPI in November 2020 increased by 4.41 percent, average CPI in the first 11 months increased by 4.7 percent (compared to the same period last year).

Reported by Dinh Huy

 Translated by NT

02/12/2020 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
The Standing Deputy Secretary of Long An Party Committee - Nguyen Thanh Hai visits and wishes the new year to businesses in Can Giuoc district The Standing Deputy Secretary of Long An Party Committee - Nguyen Thanh Hai visits and wishes the new year to businesses in Can Giuoc district
On February 20, the Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Thanh Hai and the delegation visited and wished the new year business in the expanded Tan Kim Industrial Park, Long Hau Industrial Park in the area of Can Giuoc district.

Member of the Standing Committee of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Delegation of the National Assembly, Chairman of the Provincial Fatherland Front Committee - Truong Van No, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Pham Tan Hoa and consul leaders of a number of related departments and branches and leaders of Can Giuoc district attended the delegation.

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Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Thanh Hai (left) visits and wishes businesses in the area of Can Giuoc district on the occasion of the new year

At the expanded Tan Kim Industrial Park, the delegation visited and wished the new year of KIZUNA JV Joint Stock Company, Dang Huynh Industrial Park Management and Exploitation Joint Stock Company and at Long Hau Industrial Park, the delegation visited and wished the new year at Avery Dennison Ris Vietnam Company Limited, Long Hau Joint Stock Company.

At the visiting places, Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Thanh Hai acknowledged and praised the efforts to overcome difficulties caused by the Covid-19 epidemic and congratulated enterprises on the results achieved in the activities. production and business activities in 2020. Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Thanh Hai wishes that, to enter of the Lunar New Year of Buffalo 2021, the Board of Directors and employees of enterprises are united, dynamic and bright to creat the dual task of fighting against epidemics and developing production and business.

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Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Thanh Hai affirmed that Long An province always creates the best conditions for businesses to invest

At the same time, the Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Thanh Hai affirmed that the party committees and authorities from the province to the grassroots level will always accompany, share and promptly remove difficulties, problems, create a production environment. Business is the most favorable to help businesses develop stably and sustainably.

Representatives of business leaders expressed gratitude to the leaders of the Provincial Party Committee, People's Council, People's Committee of the province and departments, sectors, localities, and units for their interest, visit, encouragement and Happy New Year to the staff and workers. At the same time, the enterprises promised to well abide by all undertakings and guidelines of the Party, policies and laws of the State and the province; determination to emulate the completion of production and business tasks, contributing to the whole province to successfully implement political, economic and social development tasks in 2021.

Reported by Kien Dinh

 Translated by NT

22/02/2021 11:00 SAĐã ban hành
Strengthen communication to raise people's awareness in the prevention of the Covid-19 epidemicStrengthen communication to raise people's awareness in the prevention of the Covid-19 epidemic
On February 9, 2021, the Provincial People's Committee held online conferences with branches and localities to implement the work of ensuring order and security and preventing and combating Covid-19 epidemic before, during and after the Lunar New Year of Buffalo in the local area. Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut chaired the conference.

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Conference scene

According to the report at the conference, as of February 8, 2021, the whole province recorded 3 cases of Covid-19 (patient 1474, 1547, 1978), which were quarantined immediately after entry. In which 02 cases were cured and discharged from the hospital. By 9:00 am on February 9, 2021, Long An province recorded 1 more positive case due to close contact with patient No. 1978 and was concentrated in isolation at the Moc Hoa Infantry Company, then transferred to the Dong Thap Muoi Hospital..

The representative of the Department of Health said that the province is drastically implementing measures to prevent Covid-19 such as focusing on tracing all cases going back from the epidemic areas of Hai Duong, Quang Ninh, Hanoi, Gia Lai. , Ho Chi Minh City; mobilize the medical forces ready for treatment, and immediately mobilize when the need arises; continue to deploy mandatory to wear masks, check body temperature; The Military Command allocates sufficient manpower to participate in activities of isolating, checking open-way trails, preventing illegal exit and detecting cases of illegal entry to strictly handle according to regulations; closely check the temporary registrants at hotels and motels; intensified propaganda of 5K on all means of passenger transport, coordinated with the police and health care to check at 2 blocking points and sanctioned according to regulations; ...

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

Speaking at the conference, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut emphasized that the Covid-19 epidemic is extremely complicated on the occasion of Tet, requiring branches and localities to promote and strengthen propaganda to raise awareness of the people to take initiative in preventing and fighting against Covid-19 epidemics as recommended by the Ministry of Health. Agencies, units and localities are not allowed to organize year-end gatherings with large numbers of people.

The Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee assigned the Department of Health to restart the scenarios built from the isolated areas to equipment, necessities, people, ... thereby being ready to activate the implementation in case of a situation. happening. At the same time, reward, praise and promptly mobilize the forces in charge of epidemic prevention and control in concentrated isolated areas, on the border line, and the team of nurses and doctors. Develop a plan to mobilize sources of socialization in disease prevention.

In particular, the leaders of the Departments, localities and units must be assigned to be on duty during the Tet holiday, ensuring 24/24, ready to handle work when required.

Reported by Tieu Lam

 Translated by NT

10/02/2021 2:00 CHĐã ban hành
Health programme helps Mekong’s poor  Health programme helps Mekong’s poor 
More than 600,000 people who live on the margins of poverty have been financially supported to buy voluntary health insurance over the last four years under a major healthcare project in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta.

Project director Le Thi Thanh said at an evaluation conference held last week in Can Tho City that the number accounted for 81.42 per cent of the total number of people living near the poverty line in the region.

The first-ever project to offer healthcare support for Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta residents was developed by the Ministry of Health, with a total investment capital of US$85 million sourced from Official Development Assistance (ODA) funds.

The five-year project aims to offer financial support for 13 provinces in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta so that each locality would be able to pay partial payment of hospital fees for people living near the poverty line in the region.

The project also targets better healthcare facilities and services in the region by next year.

In the nine Delta provinces of Ca Mau, Bac Lieu, An Giang, Can Tho, Kien Giang, Long An, Soc Trang, Tien Giang and Tra Vinh, the project had been able to ensure all residents in the category were able to buy voluntary health insurance, Thanh said.

Vietnamese citizens earning less than VND200,000 (US$10) per person per month in rural areas and less than VND260,000 ($13) per month per person in urban areas are considered poor.

The project has also helped nearly 17,000 patients in financial difficulties pay their treatment fees at an average of about VND1 million per person.

More than 1,300 healthcare personnel with doctorate and masters degrees as well as specialist doctors in the 13 delta provinces received further training under the project.

General hospitals at the provincial level and health centres in the region were able to acquire modern equipment and other facilities, Thanh said at the meeting.

This year, the project seeks to support over 50 per cent of people living near the poverty line in Hau Giang, Ben Tre, Vinh Long and Dong Thap provinces buy voluntary health insurance.

It will also invest in upgrading 11 general hospitals at the provincial level, and develop a system to supervise epidemics by applying IT solutions at many localities.

The World Bank, which co-hosted the conference with the Health Ministry, said that this project played a very important part in supporting Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta provinces develop policies to provide quality medical examinations and treatment to poor people and those living near the poverty line.

The rate of people living near poverty line in Vinh Long, Dong Thap and Hau Giang provinces who buy voluntary health insurance, is still low at present, according to the bank.

All students (from grade one to university) and people who are working for state or non-state companies are compulsorily required to have health insurance.

Other citizens have the option to purchase health insurance on their own volition.

 

VietNamNet

20/08/2014 11:00 SAĐã ban hành
Conference on connecting trade and consumption of goods of Long An province with Chinese enterprises Conference on connecting trade and consumption of goods of Long An province with Chinese enterprises
In the morning of November 27th, 2019, the Agency for Southern Affairs – Ministry of Industry and Trade coordinated with Long An Department of Industry and Trade to hold a Conference on connecting trade and consumption of goods of Long An province with Chinese enterprises.

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Deputy Director of Department of Industry and Trade – Duong Van Hoang Hoanh speaks at the conference 

Currently, Long An has over 11,000 operating enterprises with a total registered capital of nearly VND 273,000 billion and 576/988 projects with FDI capital which are operating (accounting for 60.9%). In which, Chinese enterprises have 179 projects, with an investment capital of US$ 263 million, ranked second in number of projects and 8th in foreign investment in Long An. Over the past year, trade cooperation relations between enterprises of Long An province and Chinese enterprises have been increasingly developing; as shown by the increasing import-export turnover between Long An province and China; specifically, the total import-export turnover in 2018 between Long An and China was US$ 604 million, of which, export reached US$ 190 million.

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A number of products extracted from horseradish plant is displayed at the conference

At the conference, local enterprises and Chinese enterprises discussed together to increase the link of goods consumption between domestic enterprises and distribution enterprises as well as solutions to remove difficulties to supply and consume goods and services.

Speaking at the conference, Deputy Director of Department of Industry and Trade – Duong Van Hoang Hoanh hoped that the trade cooperation between Chinese enterprises and Long An enterprises would achieve good results, comply with the laws of the two countries, thereby creating conditions for people of the two countries to have good access to high-quality goods and competitive prices. At the same time, Long An province was committed to supporting investors and enterprises when investing, manufacturing and doing business in the province; the authorities at all levels would always pay much attention in the direction, administration, creating an open business environment and healthy completion./.

Reported by Mai Huong

Translated by Lan Vy​

27/11/2019 2:00 CHĐã ban hành
Industry and Trade sector strives to complete year planIndustry and Trade sector strives to complete year plan
In order to complete the annual plan and contribute to the economic growth of Long An province, the Industry and Trade sector has actively supported enterprises to expand their markets and develop production and business.

Overcoming difficulties

According to the report of the Department of Industry and Trade, the industrial and commercial production in the first 9 months of 2020 still maintains the growth rate. However, due to the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic, the increase was lower than the same period. In the first months of the year, the growth rate of product groups decreased significantly, but up to now, the growth rate of 46 out of 75 groups of industrial products has increased. This shows that enterprises have been operating stably, continue to maintain production and growth.

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Products manufactured in Long An attend Vietnam merchandise week and OCOP products, Vietnamese products at MM Mega Market Vietnam

Handicrafts gradually develop and bring income to workers, contribute to the growth of the industrial production value of the sector. Accordingly, the index of industrial production in the last 9 months increased by 6.02 percent over the same period (the same period increased by 15.24 percent). In which, the processing and manufacturing industry increased by 5.84 percent; electricity production and distribution rose 10.3 percent; water supply; waste and wastewater treatment and management increased by 10.87 percent over the same period.

It is forecasted that in the last months of the year, production and business will continue to recover, contribute to the overall growth of the industry and trade as well as the economic growth of the province.

The Department of Industry and Trade has advised the Provincial People's Committee to dialogue and resolve difficulties for the investor of the industrial cluster's infrastructure to speed up the investment in infrastructure. Recently, the province has 1 more industrial cluster in operation, thus, up to now, the whole province has 22 industrial clusters in operation. This is also one of the favorable conditions to increase the land area for industrial development, contributing to increasing industrial production value in the province.

In addition, the province also has 38 out of 62 industrial clusters in the process of implementation with an area of 1,862 hectares and 3 industrial clusters that have not had investment policy.

Despite the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, the trade and service activities in the first months of the year maintained a relatively stable growth. Most businesses have prepared plentiful and diversified goods in both designs and types to meet the needs of consumption during the holidays, especially the storage of goods of the people in response to epidemics.

In fact, due to the disease, there are still many commercial and service establishments that have to suspend operations, so the expenditure structure of people tends to favor some essential goods and limits spending, especially tourism activities. Accordingly, the total retail sales of goods and service revenue in the province reached 65,677 billion VND, reached 64 percent of the plan, decreased 1.5 percent over the same period (increased 14.9 percent in the same period). In which, the total retail sales of goods reached 56,396 billion VND, increasing by 1.4 percent; accommodation, catering and tourism services reached 5,809 billion VND, decreasing by 18.6 percent; other services (including real estate) reached 3,472 billion VND, decreasing by 10.7 percent over the same period.

In addition, despite the impact of the epidemic, the export turnover was still quite good with the amount of 4.47 billion USD, up 1.8 percent over the same period (up 14.9 percent in the same period). In particular, some export markets still increased by over 10 percent over the same period (such as China, Hong Kong, Australia, Korea, Taiwan, America, and so on). The main export products are rice, cashew nuts, aquatic products, mechanics - batteries - iron and steel - electronics, wood, animal feed, poultry, seafood, etc. Import turnover is 2,91 billion USD, decreasing by 10 percent over the same period (up 6.3 percent in the same period). As countries affected by the disease, the supply of raw materials decreased.

On the other hand, the Department of Industry and Trade has strengthened the support for enterprises to implement the campaign "Vietnamese give priority to using Vietnamese goods", encouraged the use of goods and services produced by enterprises in the province. In particular, trade promotion has been promoted through the connection of supply and demand, focusing on promotion on retail distribution, export enterprises, supermarkets in Ho Chi Minh City, Tay Ninh and An Giang, Dong Thap, Tien Giang provinces.

The Department also supports the selection of venues for the promotion and sale of OCOP's products from the funding of the Ministry of Industry and Trade; supports the province's businesses to participate in seminars, training courses, and purchase connection with foreign distribution systems via online forms of Walmart, Central Group, Aeon, Mega Market, Decathlon and Lotte.

Focusing on supporting businesses

According to Director of the Department of Industry and Trade - Nguyen Anh Viet, due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, this year, the Industry and Trade sector will not reach 100% of the plan. However, in the last 3 months of the year, production and business are expected to gradually recover. Therefore, the targets of 2020 are estimated as follows: Industrial production value (2010 prices) is estimated at 260,364 billion VND, reaching 94 percent of the plan, up 9.8 percent; total retail sales of goods and service revenue reached 92,654 billion VND, up 3.1 percent, reaching 90.2 percent of the plan; export turnover reached 6 billion USD, import turnover reached 4 billion USD.

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Enterprises have been operating stably, continue to maintain production and growth

To accomplish the goals, the Department of Industry and Trade will focus on well implementing the resolution of the Government, the Provincial Party Committee, the Provincial People's Council and the action plan of the Provincial People's Committee on the implementation of measures to promote socio-economic development by 2020. In particular, the industry will focus on solving problems and difficulties for businesses in order to create favorable conditions for existing industrial production facilities; to help new investment projects go into stable production; to strive to achieve the highest growth rate planned in the current difficult conditions of Covid-19 epidemic.

Accordingly, the Department of Industry and Trade will continue to survey the progress and assist the industrial cluster infrastructure investor to speed up the investment in infrastructure; adjust the area of a few industrial complexes; refurbish the infrastructure; plan an industrial cluster development plan for the period of 2021 - 2030 to integrate into the provincial planning. At the same time, the Department will continue to support investors to build new projects; to add solar power plant projects to the electricity development plan in order to add to the electric energy source for the industrial development of the province.

Besides, the Department will support businesses to build venues to display and sell OCOP products from the Ministry of Industry and Trade's budget; promote typical local products; survey and encourage industrial production enterprises in the area in 2020. The organization to connect product consumption to the collective kitchens in enterprises, industrial parks, industrial zones, and schools in the province has also continued.

In particular, in order to expand the product market of the province, especially agricultural products, the Department will continue to support enterprises to attend the Fair associated with Ok-Om-Bok Festival of Tra Vinh province, Soc Trang province in 2020; the Vietnam International Food Industry Exhibition 2020 (Vietnam Foodexpo); the week of Vietnamese products and OCOP products, Vietnamese products at MM Mega Market Vietnam; develop e-commerce.

The Department will direct the Center for Industrial Promotion and Industrial Development Consulting to complete local and national industrial promotion projects by 2020; summarize the Industrial Promotion Program to 2020 and make a plan for the Industrial Promotion Program period 2021 - 2025. The Department will continue to organize and Build a streamlined and effective apparatus; coordinate with the Provincial Public Administration Service Center to implement administrative procedures to ensure the specified time, improving the PCI, PAPI index of the province in the coming time./.

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

28/10/2020 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Long An proposes 18 contents to ministries and center branches Long An proposes 18 contents to ministries and center branches
In the afternoon of May 11th, the National Assembly delegation of Long An province held a conference to collect opinions of provincial leaders and leaders of provincial departments and branches before the 7th meeting session of the 14th National Assembly on the socio-economic situation and difficulties, problems that should be proposed to the Central Government.

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Standing Deputy Prime Minister – Truong Hoa Binh proposes Long An province to focus on investment in high-tech industry and agreement development 

Member of the Politburo, Standing Deputy Prime Minister – Truong Hoa Binh and Head of the National Assembly delegation of Long An province – Truong Van No chaired the conference. Chairman of Long An Provincial People's Committee – Tran Van Can also attended the meeting.

At the meeting, Mr. Tran Van Can briefly reported on the socio-economic situation of the province in the first months of the year. Accordingly, in the agricultural field, productivity and yield of some key crops such as rice, vegetables, lemon, and dragon fruit were higher than the same period, brining high economic efficiency.

Industry and construction continued to be maintained and developed. Investment promotion and enterprise support activities were implemented. Trade and serDeputy were maintained with a relatively stable growth. The province's export turnover reached USD 1.35 billion, up 15% over the same period. Import turnover reached USD 0.99 billion, up 16% over the same period, etc.

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Chairman of the provincial People's Committee – Tran Van Can briefly reports on the socio-economic situation of the province in the first months of the year

On this occasion, the provincial leaders and leaders of provincial departments and branches also presented difficulties and problems, and proposed to the Central Government a number of issues related to the determination of land use fees transferred from industrial park land allocated by the State into residential land; policies to support agricultural production enterprises to get GlobalGAP certification, etc. 

Standing Deputy Prime Minister – Truong Hoa Binh highly appreciated the results achieved by Long An province in the past time, and suggested that the province should focus on developing high-tech industry and agriculture associated with tourism and service development; investing in infrastructure, continuing administrative reform, supporting procedures and policies, promptly removing obstacles to attract and retain investors, especially strategic investors, etc. ​​

Reported by An Ky

Translated by Lan Vy

13/05/2019 4:00 CHĐã ban hành
Secretary of Tan Hung district Party Committee talks with people about high-tech application programSecretary of Tan Hung district Party Committee talks with people about high-tech application program
On May 9, Secretary of Tan Hung district Party Committee, Mekong Delta Province of Long An - Luong Son Cau had a dialogue with more than 100 farmers in communes of Vinh Chau A, Vinh Chau B, Vinh Loi and Vinh Buu in Tan Hung district, Long An province about the high-tech application program associated with restructuring agriculture.

The rice production model using high-tech application is a model applied scientific and technical advances synchronously to reduce investment costs, increased productivity and profit per area unit, create clean agricultural products, ensure quality and aim to a clean and sustainable agriculture.

Accordingly, the high-tech production area will use certified rice seed, 100 percent of the area is mechanized from soil preparation, spraying and harvesting; farmers are trained and instructed to produce agricultural products in the direction of VietGap and to produce under 1-must and 6-reduce program; output products are committed to be bought. In addition, farmers are supported 30 percent of the cost of buying seeds, renting implant machines and buying spraying machines.

According to the plan, Tan Hung district has had 4,500 hectares of high-tech application rice in 6 communes (including Hung Dien, Hung Dien B, Hung Ha, Hung Thanh, Thanh Hung and Vinh Chau A) by 2020.

After 3 years of implementation, the model has received positive participation from farmers in the district. Only Winter-Spring crop of 2018-2019, 682 farmer households were mobilized to replicate the model of high-tech application with an area of 2,892 hectares in the communes in the project region.

Through the implementation of the model, it shows very good results. For the pilot models, replication models and self-replicating farmers' areas reduced the average seed quantity by 20-30 kilograms per hectares; number of model rice areas developes well with less pests and diseases; it contributes to reducing investment costs, achieving higher profits than the area people produce outside the model from 3-13 million VND per hectare.

Besides, there are still some difficulties in the process of implementing the program of developing high-tech application agriculture in association with restructuring the agricultural sector: Some planned regions for high-tech development have plans to invest electric pump stations but there are no three-phase power grids; high-tech replication models have not connected production with consumption, so it has not attracted many farmers to participate in; farmers are not familiar with the use of organic fertilizers, biological products such as white mushrooms or green mushrooms to prevent brown plant-hoppers, so they are not bravely applied to production that sometimes leads to low production efficiency, and so on.

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The number of areas in the model increases profits from 3 to 13 million VND per hectare

At the dialogue, farmers were also informed and instructed by the professional sectors and enterprises to provide more guidance on modern, safe and friendly environmental rice cultivation techniques.

Thereby, farmers raised their difficulties and obstacles in the process of implementing the program: It is necessary to have stable solutions for agricultural product output; the situation that farmers around the project regions spontaneously  sow the crops causes pests and diseases causing harm and affecting the areas of high-tech rice production; some farmers in the project region still keep old farming habits and practices so the efficiency sometimes is not high; Localities need to assess the true nature of the effectiveness of the high-tech application model, associated with the restructuring of the agricultural sector, etc. The farmers' opinions are received and clearly explained by the leaders of district People's Committee, professional sectors and enterprises.

In order to implement the program effectively in the coming time, the Secretary of Tan Hung District Party Committee - Luong Son Cau requested the Party Committee, local authorities to focus on leading, directing and coordinating with the relevant sectors to promote propagandize to all officials, union members, members and farmers about the meaning and benefits of high-tech application rice production; step by step change farmers' awareness and cultivation habits. We continue building and perfecting the model of high-tech application typical cooperatives; reviewing and investing in upgrading infrastructure in the regions of high-tech rice production; strengthening links with businesses to enlist the support of capital, science and technology and commit to buy output for farmers in the project areas./.

 Source: http://news.baolongan.vn/

15/05/2019 6:00 SAĐã ban hành
Long An: Completing traffic infrastructure to attract investmentsLong An: Completing traffic infrastructure to attract investments
In 2018, the result of investment attraction in Long An province is higher than that in 2017, the number of received projects and the registered investment capital as well as the investment rate increased, thereby, making an important contribution to the socio-economic development of the province.

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A corner of an industrial park in the province

In 2018, the province has 1,492 enterprises established (increased 0.6% compared to 2017) with the registered capital of VND 22,464 billion (increased 12%) and has 90 projects granted for foreign investment with the total registered capital of USD 450 million (increased USD 15 million). Up to now, there are 11,748 enterprises operating in the province with the total registered capital of VND 272,776 billion. In addition, the province has 951 foreign investment projects with the total registered capital of USD 6,009 million, of which 576 projects are in operation with the total investment of USD 3,614 million. However, attracting investments into industrial parks and industrial complexes has not reached the set plan.

Currently, the whole province has 16 industrial parks in operation with the occupancy rate of over 80%. Industrial parks have attracted 1,396 investment projects, including 626 foreign investment projects with the total investment capital of USD 3,675 million and 770 domestic investment projects with the total investment capital of VND 77,056 billion. For industrial complexes, there are 22 industrial complexes put into operation which have attracted 544 projects with the total investment of VND 15,635 billion. The occupancy rate of industrial complexes in operation is 86.55%.

Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Duoc said that the industrial parks and industrial complexes of the province have continuously promoted efficiency and contributed to help the province to attract domestic and foreign investment resources. The province continues to promote the reform of administrative procedures and focuses on improving the investment environment through dialogues with enterprises to promptly solve problems and obstacles arising in production and business process. In addition, the province continues to strengthen resources to complete the socio-economic infrastructure system, focusing on attracting investments in industrial parks and industrial complexes in the province.

Reported by Gia Han

Translated by Lan Vy ​

02/01/2019 9:00 SAĐã ban hành
Gov’t permanent members discuss handling of loss-making projectsGov’t permanent members discuss handling of loss-making projects
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on June 24 chaired a meeting of government permanent members to discuss ways to deal with long-delayed and loss-making projects administered by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).

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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the meeting. (Photo: VNA)

PM Phuc appreciated efforts of the steering committee for solving problems at the MoIT's long-delayed and loss-making projects, some of which have been put into operation while proper solutions have been adopted for some others.

The PM asked the committee to review these projects on a case-by-case basis and prevent them from being delayed any further and causing more losses for the State.

The committe was assigned to come up with specific solutions for each project and clearly decide which projects need to be recovered and which should be declared bankruptcy.

The government leader also urged the committee to discover wrongdoings at the projects and avoid corruption in the process of handling them./.

Source: VNA

26/06/2020 9:00 SAĐã ban hành
Long An: 18 sluice gates urgently installed to prevent saline intrusionLong An: 18 sluice gates urgently installed to prevent saline intrusion
On February 5, the Long An Department of Transport is urgently installing 18 sluice gates to prevent saline intrusion on National Highway (NH) 62 and Provincial Road (PR) 836 in anticipation of high salinity increase in the next few days.

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Construction unit is installing sluice gates on NH 62

Accordingly, from February 5-6, Traffic Construction Joint Stock Company 674 (under the Long An Department of Transport) will completely install 18 salinity-preventing sluices managed by the Provincial Department of Transport. In which, there are 16 sluice gates on NH 62 and 2 sluice gates on PR 836. The sluice gates installed are all steel, especially, Rach Go and Rach Chua sluices that are wooden sluice gates, they are badly damaged, and are not ensured the salinity prevention, and will also be replaced by new steel gates.

It is forecasted that saline water will rise to the highest level on the occasion of Traditional New Year – Spring of Buffalo, from February 8 to 16. Accordingly, the salinity degree of 4 grams per liter can penetrate deep into the main stream on Vam Co river from 75 to 90 kilometers. Therefore, the unit is urgently installing the main sluice gates before February 7, in order to avoid saline intrusion into the interior fields, affecting freshwater sources for production and people's daily use in Southern of NH 62 in the dry season 2020 - 2021./.

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

08/02/2021 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Vietnam Reform and Development Forum 2020 opensVietnam Reform and Development Forum 2020 opens
Vietnam will focus on solutions to spur growth towards sustainability amidst the impact of COVID-19 during the 2021-2025 period, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung said on September 29.

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The forum, themed "Vietnam: Actions for making growth recovery inclusive and sustainable in the COVID-19 era," was jointly held by the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the WB. (Photo: VNA)

In his opening remarks at the third Vietnam Reform and Development Forum, the minister said the country is striving to win the high middle-income status globally by 2030.

He briefed the forum on achievements Vietnam has recorded in pandemic combat and economic development, with a trade surplus of 12 billion USD so far this year, positive GDP growth and foreign direct investment (FDI) of 20 billion USD.

However, given the adverse impact of trade tensions among powers, and shortcomings of the domestic economy, Vietnam needs consultations of scientists, ministries, agencies, development partners and international organisations that would help the Vietnamese government adjust and adopt decisions and policies for early economic recovery and macro balances towards sustainable and inclusive growth.

Carolyn Turk, WB Country Director for Vietnam, said the forum offers an opportunity to assess the progress made by the Vietnamese economy amidst a changing world.

Lauding the country's marked achievements, Turk, however, noted her concern about the negative impact of climate change, unusual weather patterns and natural disasters on the national socio-economic development.

She suggested Vietnam bring into full play opportunities, work to attract more foreign investments, optimise scientific-technological advances, and pay more attention to health care, education and social welfare.

The country should identify priorities and revamp its working methods to seek new values in the spirit of innovation and creation, in order to restructure its economy and improve its resilience and adaptability in the new context, she said.

The forum, themed "Vietnam: Actions for making growth recovery inclusive and sustainable in the COVID-19 era," was jointly held by the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the WB.

Its objective is to discuss issues related to economic reform and development of Vietnam in the newly emerging context, reflect on major issues of particular concern to businesses and people, particularly in this new context characterised by both new challenges and new opportunities, continue contributing to the formulation of the SEDS 2021-2030 and SEDP 2021 – 2025, and contribute to enhancing Vietnam's position in international and regional fora.

It comprised two sessions - COVID-19 and Vietnam's actions to seize opportunities and move up the global value chain, and digital transformation and structural change towards inclusiveness and sustainability./.

Source: VNA

30/09/2020 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Long An has 321 newly established enterprisesLong An has 321 newly established enterprises
From the beginning of the year until now, there are 321 newly established enterprises in Long An province with a total registered capital of VND 4,051 billion. The number of established enterprises decreases by 4.8% while the registered capital amount increases by 25% over the same period.

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The leaders of Long An province strengthen to overcome difficulties and obstacles, promote the production and business investment and expansion

Among 321 newly established enterprises, there are 50 enterprises located in industrial parks with the registered capital of VND 959 billion and 4 enterprises in industrial complexes with the registered capital of VND 15 billion.

In addition, there are 40 enterprises dissolved, decreased 11% over the same period. Besides, there are 101 enterprises with business suspension, increased 26% over the same period.

Up to now, in Long An province, there are 10,822 enterprises which are registered and have been operated in business and production with the total registered capital of VND 272,305 billion.

Currently, the investment promotion and attraction continues to be concerned by the provincial leaders who create favorable conditions for enterprises to invest and start up their business. Besides, the provincial leaders also strengthen to remove difficulties and obstacles, promote investment and expansion of production and business activities, contributing to attracting investment and increasing the occupation percentage of industrial parks, industrial complexes./.

Reported by Mai Huong​

Translated by Lan Vy ​​

29/03/2019 2:00 CHĐã ban hành
The delegation of Long An province learned experiences of high-tech agriculture model in Son La provinceThe delegation of Long An province learned experiences of high-tech agriculture model in Son La province
The delegation of Long An province visited agricultural models in Son La province in order to create appropriate mechanism and policies, continue to encourage cooperatives and households to produce and trade fruit trees in Long An province.

​In the working visit in Son La province, on November 27th, the delegation of Long An province visited the cooperative models associated with the key crops of Son La province such as: longan, mango, green grapefruit, custard-apple, etc. and models of growing lingzhi mushroom, strawberry in Mai Son, Moc Chau districts, Son La province. Currently, these models have brought high economic efficiency, contributing to the development of production, job creation and income generation for local laborers. 

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Chairman of Long An Provincial People's Committee – Tran Van Can highly appreciates the high-tech production model in Son La province 

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The delegation visits the model of growing lingzhi mushroom in Hat Lot town, Mai Son district, Son La province 

Secretary of Mai Son District Party Committee – Tran Dac Thong informed: Mai Son is a key district in the development of high-tech agriculture of Son La province. The whole district has over 100 agricultural cooperatives and over 10,000 hectares of fruit trees. Along with the area development, Mai Son district is also interested in branding and product quality management. From 2018 to date, a number of district's products have been exported to China, the US, Japan, Dubai, Australia, Korea, etc. with the output of over 6,400 tons, and total estimated value of over US$ 5 million.

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The delegation visits Chimi strawberry farm  

According to the Chairman of Long An Provincial People's Committee – Tran Van Can, the organization of a study tour to learn experience of fruit tree models in the localities of Son La province is to create appropriate policies and mechanism to continue encouraging cooperatives and households producing and trading fruit trees in Long An province to have more knowledge and apply it in practice, contributing to value increase and sustainable development in the future. 

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The delegation of Long An province visits a dairy farm in Moc Chau district

On the same day, the delegation visited Chimi strawberry farm and dairy farm in Moc Chau, Son La province. This is the largest strawberry farm with technology in the North of Vietnam. This place is blessed with a cool climate all year round, creating favorable conditions for strawberry plants to grow and develop./.

Reported by Huynh Phong

Translated by Lan Vy​​​

28/11/2019 2:00 CHĐã ban hành
PROJECT CALL FOR INVESTMENT: Viet Phat Industrial ZonePROJECT CALL FOR INVESTMENT: Viet Phat Industrial Zone
Location: National road N2, Tan Lap Commune, Thu Thua District, Long An Province
To Ho Chi Minh city : about 50km
To Cambodia border : about 25km
To Ben Luc town : 30km
To Tan Son Nhat airport : 30km

Location

National road N2, Tan Lap Commune, Thu Thua District, Long An Province

To Ho Chi Minh city : about 50km

To Cambodia border : about 25km

To Ben Luc town : 30km

To Tan Son Nhat airport : 30km

Size918 ha
Actual state of land use

Alluvial delta, lower from West to East

Construction foundation height : 2.2m

Deposit survey: having 1st layer – sediment mud, having a large air void ratio (e>2.000) and a low shear strength. Compression subsidence strength is quite high.

Total estimated investment capitalUS 164.4 million
Investment form
  1.  
Progress of the project2016 - 2017
Actual state of the projectClean land, ready for rent
Economic effect

With large area for rent, it allows to receive multi-field investment

Near Cambodia, convenience for enterprises import export goods to Cambodia.

Having a system of inland waterway port and bonded warehouse right in the industrial zone adapting to requirements of archive, goods transportation and goods examination right at the factory. 

Industrial zone, planned into a modern style combining Industrial zone and urban zone, will help to resolve the welfare issues, shorten workers' commuting time.

Incentive policyWhen investing in new projects of Phu An Thanh Industrial zone, investors will be free of 02 years corporate income tax from having taxable income and cut 50% in the next 04 years. After that period, it is 20% corporate income tax.

Contact:

 

Ms. Phan Nhu Phuong – Director of Project development

Tel : 0968 228 425       - Email: phuongphan.htg@gmail.com

Mr. Dang Cong Trung -  Executive of Trading and Brand development

Tel: 0968 228 426       - Email: trungdc.htg@gmail.com

Source: http://en.investinlongan.vn/

10/10/2016 5:00 CHĐã ban hành
13th National Party Congress: Stepping up renewal process, rapid and sustainable national development13th National Party Congress: Stepping up renewal process, rapid and sustainable national development
The 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam officially opened at the National Convention Centre in the capital city of Hanoi in the morning of January 26.

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Overview of the opening ceremony of 13th National Party Congress (Photo: VNA)

The 1,587 delegates in attendance are representing more than 5.1 million Party members nationwide, and the figure is 80 more delegates than at the 12th National Party Congress and the highest number ever.

The 13th National Party Congress has the theme "Strengthening the building and rectification of the Party and the political system into purity and strength; rousing the will and determination for national development and promoting the strength of the great national unity bloc in combination with the power of the era; continuing to comprehensively and synchronously accelerate the cause of reform; constructing and firmly safeguarding the Fatherland and maintaining a peaceful and stable environment; and striving to turn Vietnam into a developed, socialist-oriented nation by the middle of the 21st century."

The Congress's Presidium included members of the 12th-tenure Politburo: Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong; Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc; National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan; Permanent member of the Party Central Committee's Secretariat Tran Quoc Vuong; Permanent National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong; Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh; Secretary of the Party Central Committee and Chairman of the Party Central Committee's Organisation Commission Pham Minh Chinh; Secretary of the Party Central Committee and Chairman of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Information and Education Vo Van Thuong; Secretary of the Party Central Committee and Chairwoman of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Mass Mobilisation Truong Thi Mai; Secretary of the Party Central Committee and Chairman of the Party Central Committee's Economic Commission Nguyen Van Binh; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh; Minister of National Defence Ngo Xuan Lich; Minister of Public Security To Lam; Secretary of the Hanoi Municipal Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue; Head of the delegation of National Assembly deputies of Ho Chi Minh City Nguyen Thien Nhan; and permanent deputy head of the unit in charge of documents  for the 13th National Party Congress Hoang Trung Hai. Secretary of the Party Central Committee and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man is also a member of the Congress's Presidium.

Former Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh; former State Presidents Tran Duc Luong, Nguyen Minh Triet and Truong Tan Sang; former Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung; and former NA Chairmen Nguyen Van An and Nguyen Sinh Hung attended the opening ceremony, along with other leaders and former leaders of the Party, State and Vietnam Fatherland Front, revolutionary veterans, heroic Vietnamese mothers, intellectuals, artists, religious dignitaries and representatives of young generations.

Foreign ambassadors, Chargé d' Affaires and chief representatives of international organisations in Hanoi were also present at the opening ceremony.

With the motto "Solidarity - Democracy - Discipline - Creativeness - Development", the 13th National Party Congress will review not only the implementation of the Resolution of the 12th National Party Congress but also 35 years of implementing the "Doi Moi" (Renewal) process, 30 years of implementing the 1991 Political Platform, 10 years of implementing the amended Political Platform (supplemented and developed in 2011) and the National Socio-economic Development Strategy 2011-2020; setting out socio-economic development orientations and tasks for 2021-2025 (the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the South and national reunification); and determining goals and orientations to 2030 (the 100th founding anniversary of the Party) and a vision for national development to 2045 (the 100th founding anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam). These are important milestones in the development process of the Party, the people, and the nation, with the significance of defining orientations and strategic visions for national development in the new era.

The 13th National Party Congress will review Party building work and the leadership of the 12th-tenure Party Central Committee, defining directions and tasks of Party building in the new tenure; assess the performance of the 12th-tenure Party Statutes; and elect the Party Central Committee for the 13th tenure.

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Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong speaks at the ceremony (Photo: VNA)

At the opening ceremony, Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong, who is also head of the subcommittee in charge of documents, presented the 12th-tenure Party Central Committee's report on documents submitted to the 13th National Party Congress, focusing on a number of common and basic issues that clear up the major content and important highlights for the congress to consider, discuss, and give decisive opinions.

Draft documents - Crystallised by the brainpower of the entire Party, people

On preparing the draft documents for the congress, the top leader said that, over the past two years, sub-committees have closely coordinated with research agencies, ministries, and sectors at the central level and Party committees at all levels and local administrations to organise nearly 60 conferences, workshops, and seminars and establish 50 working delegations to make field trips and consult former Party and State leaders and experts. Numerous seminars with the World Bank and several other international organisations were also held, while two delegations were arranged to gather experience from abroad.

Theoretical and scientific research agencies sent some 80 consulting and proposal reports to the sub-committees. Many veteran revolutionaries and scientists also sent letters and comments. After being studied and receiving feedback, reasonable opinions were placed into the draft documents.

The sub-committees conducted 20 sessions to discuss and adopt the blueprint and draft documents, while maintaining regular coordination between the sub-committee and the editing team to ensure consistency in content in the documents, including the Political Report as the core. The Politburo held many meetings to give opinions to complete the blueprint and draft documents for submission to the Party Central Committee for feedback, at the 10th, 11th, 14th and 15th meetings of the Party Central Committee.

Draft reports were amended many times and sent to seek feedback from National Assembly deputies, the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee, and other organisations and agencies.

The Politburo decided to publicise the full text of the draft reports in the mass media in order to gather opinions from officials, Party members and people both inside and outside the country. Millions of opinions were made on the draft documents and summarised for the Party Central Committee. The opinions were summed up in 1,410 pages, while the general report was 200 pages.

The top leader affirmed that the preparation of the draft documents for the 13th Party National Congress went through many rounds in a meticulous, thoughtful, and methodical manner, being improved at each step with numerous important changes in content and method.

Outstanding imprints create new impetus, enthusiasm

Looking back on the 12th tenure and 35 years of the "Doi Moi" (Renewal) process, the Party General Secretary said that, over the last five years, grasping the advantages and opportunities, and overcoming the challenges and hardships, particularly the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters, the entire Party, people, and army have upheld a spirit of patriotism, solidarity, determination, mettle, and creativeness to work relentlessly and gain a number of very important and comprehensive achievements. Thanks to such efforts, the country has witnessed robust and sustainable growth with heightened trust among the people in the Party, State, and the socialist regime.

Vietnam's economic growth has averaged 5.9 percent annually, with improved growth quality, a stable macro-economy, inflation kept under control and at a low level, and strengthened financial and State budget discipline.

Total investment has been spurred by enhanced effectiveness, while Vietnam's trade balance has improved with growing export value. The country has also been promoting economic restructuring and renewing the growth model, while improving the business climate and boosting the economy's scale and competitiveness.

The country's political and social stability has been maintained, while living standards of people have been improved, and progress has been seen in social welfare, healthcare, education and training, science and technology, environmental protection, culture, and human development during the period.

Particular attention has been paid to the building and rectification of the Party and the political system in all areas, from politics, ideology, and ethics, to personnel. Supervisory efforts and the fight against corruption and waste have been accelerated, resulting in breakthroughs and real outcomes. Legal proceedings and trials have been launched regarding a large number of major economic and corruption cases, which have been handled vigorously as a warning to others. These moves have received broad support and appreciation from officials, Party members and people.

Against a backdrop of global and regional uncertainties, Vietnam has consolidated and reinforced national defence and security and been proactive in handling all eventualities. The country's political, economic, cultural, and social affairs, alongside social order and safety, have been maintained. External affairs and international integration have been constantly expanded. The country has also demonstrated its firm and persist determination in protecting national independence, sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity, as well as the country's and the people's interests, while maintaining a peaceful and stable environment for national development and actively and responsibly contributing to global and regional peace, cooperation, and development. These efforts have been highly appreciated by the international community, constantly heightening the Party and State's position as well as the country's stature and strength in the international arena.

Despite the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam still recorded significant achievements in 2020 that were even more special than in the previous years, thanks to its outstanding efforts.

While the global economy experienced negative growth of nearly 4 percent, Vietnam still posted positive growth of 2.91 percent, making it one of the world's economies with the highest growth rates.

Vietnam has been regarded by the international community as a bright spot in completing the dual goals of containing the pandemic and recovering the economy.

The Party chief stressed that results gained during the past five years are of special significance as they have not only created milestones but also contributed to consolidating confidence and giving new momentum, enthusiasm to the entire Party, people, and army to firmly overcome all difficulties and challenges and optimise the opportunities and advantages to bring the country to a new stage of development.
 
Valuable lessons of experience

The top leader pointed out certain lessons of experience learned from the renewal process, especially during the five-year implementation of the Resolution adopted at the 12th National Party Congress.

Party building and rectification must be implemented drastically, comprehensively, synchronously, regularly, and effectively in terms of politics, ideology, morality, organisation, and personnel, he said.

The Party chief stressed the need to persistently pursue and creatively develop Marxism-Leninism and Ho Chi Minh's thought, and to raise the leadership and combat capacity of the Party.

It is necessary to frequently consolidate and strengthen solidarity within the Party and the entire political system, seriously follow principles in Party building, and overhaul the Party's leadership methods.

The leader also highlighted building a pure and strong State and political system, and completing a close power control mechanism.

People should be considered the "root" in all Party and State affairs, he said, underscoring the need to trust, respect, and promote people's right to mastery, and persistently follow the motto of "people know, discuss, do, inspect, supervise and benefit."

He also mentioned tightening the close ties between the Party and the people, consolidating and enhancing people's trust in the Party, the State, and socialism.

The strong determination, great effort, drastic action, dynamism, creativeness, and activeness are needed in leadership, instruction, management and implementation, he said.

The Party General Secretary also ordered the adoption of suitable steps, bringing into full play all the resources, momentum, and advantages of socialism, swiftly removing bottlenecks and promoting the responsibility of leaders, while carrying forward the strength of the entire political system.

Priority should be given to synchronously building development institutions, ensuring harmony between consistency and innovation, between inheritance and development, between economic innovation and political and socio-cultural innovation, between the abidance of market regulations and the assurance of socialist orientations, between economic growth and cultural and human development, between the settlement of social issues and the protection of natural resources and the environment, between socio-economic development and ensuring defence-security, and between independence, self-reliance and international integration. Special attention should be paid to promoting the key role of humans, culture, education and training, and science and technology in national development.

It is also important to proactively study and accurately forecast the situation to avoid passivity and surprise; consistently safeguard independence, sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity in parallel with maintaining a peaceful environment and security stability and safety for national development; and actively step up international integration intensively and extensively on the basis of maintaining independence, mastery, self-reliance, and self-resiliency, the Party chief said.

He stressed that these lessons are important foundations for the Party to continue making use of and promoting creativeness in leadership and instructions to help the country remain resolute and overcome new difficulties and challenges and heavier tasks when entering the 13th tenure.

Comprehensively and synchronously stepping up the renewal process, rapid and sustainable national development

Regarding orientations and missions for the 13th term and subsequent years, the Party General Secretary emphasised that the entire Party, people, and army should thoroughly grasp such directions as being steadfast in applying and developing Marxism-Leninism and Ho Chi Minh's thought, towards the goal of national independence and socialism, in the Party's renewal guidelines and in Party building principles; and ensuring the highest national interests based on the basic principles of international law, and fair and win-win cooperation to build and safeguard the socialist Vietnamese Fatherland.

This is a matter of principle and is crucial for the country's regime, and a firm foundation for the Party, which cannot be swung by anyone, he stressed.

The country's overall development strategy focuses on speeding up the "Doi Moi" (renewal) process in a comprehensive and synchronous manner, boosting rapid and sustainable development, ensuring strong cohesion and implementing all tasks, with socio-economic expansion playing the core role, Party building being a key matter, cultural development being the moral foundation, and the safeguarding of national defence and security being the central and ongoing task.

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NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (ninth from right) poses for a photo with female delegates of Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

The awakening of people's patriotism, national self-resiliency, and strength of great national solidarity as well as the desire for a prosperous and happy nation is an important source of momentum and a resource for growth, along with the promotion of the strength of the entire political system as well as the culture and people of Vietnam, encouraging renovation and the application of science and technology, especially the achievements of the fourth Industrial Revolution.

Meanwhile, a decisive factor in the success of national construction, development, and defence is to continue to strengthen the building and rectification of the Party, and enhance the leadership and ruling capacity as well as the combat strength of the Party.

The general development goal for the 2021-2025 period and following years is improving the leadership and ruling capacity and the combativeness of the Party; building a pure and comprehensively strong Party and political system; reinforcing people's trust in the Party, State and socialism; sparking the desire to develop a prosperous and happy nation with the promotion of the will and strength from the national great solidarity bloc in combination with the power of the era; comprehensively speeding up the cause of renewal, industrialisation, and modernisation; constructing and firmly safeguarding the Fatherland, firmly maintaining a peaceful and stable environment; and striving to turn Vietnam into a socialist-oriented developed country by the middle of the 21st century.

Highlighting the major orientations in important development issues for the country over the next 10 years, the Party General Secretary underlined that the 13th tenure is an important landmark and transitional step, laying the foundation for following tenures to successfully realise the goals included in the national development strategy to 2030 and a vision to 2045.

Promoting the strength of the great national unity bloc

With the motto "Solidarity - Democracy - Discipline - Creativeness - Development", the Party General Secretary asked the congress to undertake careful discussions to reach high consensus and vote for approval of the documents, thus ensuring the success of the congress and paving the way for the popularisation and implementation of the Resolution of the 13th National Party Congress, and successfully completing all set targets and tasks.

The Party leader expressed his belief that with a right direction in line with the rules, the cohesion of the Party policies and people's aspirations, the promotion of the great national unity bloc and the strong desire to rise up as well as high political determination, the entire Party, people, and army is certain to achieve new growth miracles towards the goal of "wealthy people and a strong, democratic, equal and civilised country", thus taking steady steps towards socialism and successfully turning the wish of President Ho Chi Minh and the aspirations of the whole nation into reality.

Following the opening ceremony, Tran Quoc Vuong, member of the Politburo and permanent member of the 12th Party Central Committee's Secretariat, delivered a report reviewing the leadership and direction of the 12th Party Central Committee.

In the afternoon, the congress worked in groups to discuss the draft documents./.

Source: VNA

27/01/2021 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
First 5 months of 2019: Total retail sales of goods and revenue of consumer services reached nearly VND 37,000 billionFirst 5 months of 2019: Total retail sales of goods and revenue of consumer services reached nearly VND 37,000 billion
Accordingly, total retail sales of goods and revenue of consumer services in May 2019 was about VND 7,313 billion, up 1.2% compared to April and up 15.1% over the same period of 2018; accumulation of the first 5 months of 2019 was VND 36,949 billion, reaching 41.7% of the plan, up 15.8% over the same period of 2018.

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In the first 5 months of 2019, total retail sales of goods and revenue of consumer services reached nearly VND 37,000 billion

In May 2019, 8/11 groups of commodities increased price compared to April, including: Transportation; housing, electricity, water, fuel and construction materials; beverages and cigarettes; food and catering; goods and other services; household equipment and appliances; culture, entertainment and tourism; garment, hat, footwear. 3/11 groups of commodities maintained unchanged: Drugs and medical services; education; post and telecommunication. In addition, the gold price index decreased by 0.3%, US dollar price index increased by   0.48% compared to April. 

In the past time, trade promotion and investment calling has been focused on, attracting many enterprises to participate in and open convenience stores for shopping needs of the people. Accordingly, up to now, the whole province has 15 Bach Hoa Xanh convenience stores to serve the need of shopping of the people. As a result, the total retail sales of goods and service revenue in the last months increased./.

Reported by Minh Đang

​Translated by Lan Vy​


07/06/2019 4:00 CHĐã ban hành
Ministry proposes over 515 billion VND to deal with salinity, droughtMinistry proposes over 515 billion VND to deal with salinity, drought
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has recently proposed an aid package worth 515.3 billion VND (22 million USD) to deal with drought and saltwater intrusion in 2020.

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Drought in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre (Photo: VNA)

This forms part of activities to implement Directive No. 04/CT-TTG dated January 22, 2020 by the Prime Minister on measures to mitigate drought, water shortages and saltwater intrusion.

The aid package aims to help carry out urgent solutions to prevent and cope with drought, water scarcity and saltwater intrusion like pumping water, dredging canals, maintaining irrigation works, building temporary embankments to retain freshwater, digging ponds and wells, extending the water pipeline network, purchasing equipment for water filtration and storage, and delivering water to residential areas, hospitals and schools facing water shortages.

Due to the lack of rain in 2019, most irrigation reservoirs nationwide are only between 50 – 80 percent capacity. The reservoir at the upper source of the Hong River in Thai Binh is around 60 percent full, while Hoa Binh Lake is at 63 percent, the lowest in the past 30 years.

Those in the central region are only 15-30 percent full. The water level in the Mekong River is lower than in 2015-2016, which recorded the worst salinity.

According the MARD, solutions to prevent drought, saltwater intrusion have been proven effective. Though the Mekong Delta region suffered more severe salinity than in 2015-2016, only 49,800 hectares of rice crops in 2019-2020 were damaged, accounting for 1.81 percent of  the whole region. At the peak, around 96,000 households lacked clean water, compared with 114,000 households in 2015-2016.

All rice crops in the Central Highland region and the northern region receive water from irrigation reservoirs with a combined capacity of 2.68 billion cubic metres.

Drought and water shortages are predicted to continue until May in the Central Highlands, and August in the central region.

Previously, an aid package of 530 billion VND (over 22.7 million USD) was approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to help eight provinces in the Mekong Delta deal with drought, water scarcity and saltwater intrusion, which have been taking a heavy toll on the country's agricultural production hub./.

Source: VNA

16/04/2020 4:00 CHĐã ban hành
Pineapple's price rises, farmers in Tan Tay possess high profitsPineapple's price rises, farmers in Tan Tay possess high profits
Farmers cultivating pineapple in Tan Tay Commune, Thanh Hoa district, Long An Province are happy thanks to the rocket in pineapple's price. Now, the first-class pineapple reaches the price of 10,000 VND per kilo which is twice as high as the same period of 2020. According to this price, farmers will make a profit from 3,000 to 5,000 VND per kilo.

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Farmers are happy by the rise in pineapple's price

Tan Tay Commune borders the pineapple-growing region of Tan Phuoc District, Tien Giang Province. Therefore, farmers have had a chance to study and bravely converted unproductive fruit trees into pineapple trees. After a short period of transformation, pineapple trees supplied people with highly economic efficiency, assisting in bringing stable income to people.

Vice President of Tan Tay Commune's People Committee - Le Xuan Hao informed that Tan Tay is a commune selected to develop into pineapple-cultivating region. Compared to other fruit trees, pineapple trees can suffer from drought, alum and salinity well, so they are very suitable for the soil conditions of the commune. Currently, the commune has about 310 hectares of pineapple trees, decreasing nearly 70 hectares compared to that of last year. Pineapple prices are high, farmers harvesting pineapples presently have stable profits.

Mr. Le Quang Du, specializing in cultivating 2 hectares of pineapple trees, said that traders have purchased commercial pineapple for 10,000 VND per kilo for high-qualified products in recent days. At this price, farmers have a profit of about 5,000 VND per kilo. On average, the productivity of pineapples in the region is 25-30 tons per hectare, if the pineapples are harvested at the right time with high prices, farmers still earn about 100 million VND per hectare except the costs, so they are very excited.

And Mr. Le Thanh Tai, specializing in cultivating 3 hectares of pineapple in Hamlet 5, Tan Tay commune is very excited because he is expected to harvest over 30 tons of pineapple in the coming days. With the selling price of 10,000 VND per kilo, he has a profit of not less than 350 million VND.

According to information from the Division of Agriculture and Rural Development of Thanh Hoa district, in order to soon develop the 600-hectare pineapple-cultivating region in Tan Tay Commune, help people to stabilize their production and life, the locality has intensified to transfer technology in farming, it regularly opens propagandist classes for agricultural promotion, prevention of pests and diseases, instructs techniques to handle scattered fruit, builds and replicates effective production models for pineapple farmers.

Farmers who specializes in cultivating pineapples assessed that the price of pineapple increased sharply in recent days because the supply was exhausted while the market demand was still large. The increase in pineapple price is the driving force for farmers to continue to invest in intensive farming, apply science - technology to production to increase productivity, output and quality of commodity agricultural products, to meet domestic and external market needs.

Head of Division of Agriculture and Rural Development of Thanh Hoa district - Nguyen Kinh Kha said that pineapple is also one of the key crops of the district besides lemon trees and yams. Pineapple has high and stable economic value. Over the past time, pineapple has helped many farmers in the district have a stable income, many households even get rich. At present, the district has built a region specializing in pineapple cultivation of 600 hectares, annual output of over 9,000 tons, supplying for domestic and export markets./.

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

07/01/2021 7:00 SAĐã ban hành
COVID-19 vaccines – shared asset of international community: Deputy PMCOVID-19 vaccines – shared asset of international community: Deputy PM
COVID-19 vaccines should be considered a shared asset of the international community, and delivered to countries at affordable prices, prioritising vulnerable groups and frontline workers in the pandemic combat, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said on February 17.

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Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (Photo: VNA)

The official made the statement during an open debate of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on ensuring equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines in contexts affected by conflicts and insecurity, which was held virtually.

Minh called on the international community to effectively implement a strategy on pandemic response and vaccination, saying the COVAX mechanism needs more support from countries so that vaccines can be allotted to developing countries and people in conflict-hit areas.

Ensuring an environment of peace and stability, and protecting essential infrastructure are key factors to vaccine universalisation, he continued.

He proposed the UNSC step up the implementation of Resolution 2532, especially the call for a global ceasefire, considering this a prerequisite for the UN and relevant sides to directly deliver vaccines for humanitarian purposes.

The international community needs to deal with the root cause of conflicts, uncertainties and inequalities, while engaging in global multi-lateral efforts led by the UN in order to build a strong and self-reliant medical system, and boost development cooperation, and global trade and economy post COVID-19, Minh stressed.

The official said the enhanced solidarity and multi-lateral cooperation, both regionally and globally, would help to effectively cope with the epidemic.

As an active member of ASEAN and the UN, Vietnam will make more contributions to joint efforts in the pandemic fight, Minh pledged.

Delegates at the debate shared the view that the safe and effective universalisation of COVID-19 vaccines plays an important role in containing the pandemic's spread, and minimising economy, health and education losses.

Resolution 2532, adopted on July 1, 2020, supports a global ceasefire and calls for an immediate 'humanitarian pause for at least 90 consecutive days' to allow humanitarian assistance to be delivered.

COVAX is one of three pillars of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, which was launched in April by the World Health Organization (WHO), the European Commission and France in response to this pandemic.

It is the only truly global solution to this pandemic because it is the only effort to ensure that people in all corners of the world will get access to COVID-19 vaccines once they are available, regardless of their wealth./.

Source: VNA

19/02/2021 4:00 CHĐã ban hành
VWS gives HCMC, Long An, Kien Giang US technology waste collection trucksVWS gives HCMC, Long An, Kien Giang US technology waste collection trucks
Vietnam Waste Solutions, Inc. (VWS) organized a ceremony to give HCMC, Long An and Kien Giang provinces in the southern region of Vietnam six modern waste collection trucks, manufactured according to American technology.

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Chairman cum director general of VWS-David Duong (the left in the front row) gives the symbol board of the presents to Tan An city leader representative Tran Kim Lan

Each locality received two modern trucks meeting environmental and safe standards. The value of each truck nears US$500,000.

The ceremony was attended by US Consult General to HCMC Mary Tarnowka together with leader representatives of HCMC, Long An and Kien Giang.

Stating at the ceremony, deputy chairman of Long An province People's Commitee Nguyen Van Duoc thanked VWS for giving the province the modern trucks.

The trucks would be maintained and used efficiently to contribute in collecting household waste in the province, he added./.

Source: http://news.baolongan.vn

10/11/2018 5:00 SAĐã ban hành
Creating new direction for Nhon Hoa lotusCreating new direction for Nhon Hoa lotus
Nhon Hoa lotus (Nhon Hoa commune, Tan Thanh district, Long An province) has been granted a brand name, but the output has not been stable over the years. This requires lotus growers to change their production practices to improve product value and create stable output for Nhon Hoa lotus.

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Lotus growers are often forced the price by traders over the past years because they have not had a stable output

Currently, Nhon Hoa commune has 300 hectares of lotus, of which the most is in Hai Hung hamlet. In 2009, Nhon Hoa commune established Hai Hung Lotus Cooperative Group. Accordingly, the cooperative group registered trademarks for lotus, lotus seeds and lotus root and was granted trademarks. However, due to financial difficulties, warehouse, machinery, equipment for preliminary processing, storage and output of the product are not stable, the cooperative group is not effective.

Vice Chairman of the People's Committee of Nhon Hoa commune - Ngo Phuoc Xuyen said: "The lotus tree is suitable for low-lying and alum areas like Nhon Hoa commune, so it develops well, gives high yield and profits many times higher than rice cultivation. However, because the output has not been found, the price is still not stable. Most lotus growers have to sell through 2-3 intermediaries, so traders force the price. This affects the life of lotus growers".

Ms. Tran Thi Lai's family, living in Hai Hung hamlet, has many years of experience in growing lotus, but she had to give up the lotus-growing job to move to another profession. Ms. Lai shared: "The cost of planting 1 hectare of lotus is much lower than growing rice, it only costs about 3 million VND per hectare, but the harvest lasts 4 months. However, the price of lotus buds is precarious, it is sometimes only 7,000 VND per kilo, so the growers cannot afford to hire workers to look for them. Therefore, my family decided to let someone else rent 2 hectares of lotus land and find other jobs to do".

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Ms. Dung (R) preliminary processes lotus into many products such as lotus powder, lotus flower, lotus tea, etc. This is considered a new direction to create a stable output for Nhon Hoa lotus

The most difficult problem for lotus growers at present is the unstable output, they are often forced by traders. This requires lotus growers to change their production practices to meet market demand and find a stable output for Nhon Hoa lotus. Ms. Ngo Thi My Dung, living in Hai Hung hamlet, understood this problem and bravely processed lotus into many products such as lotus powder, star-chain lotus, dried lotus, lotus tea, etc. Initially, these products received customer satisfaction and highly appreciated functional departments. Accordingly, Ms. Dung will be supported the machine for producing star-chain lotus and lotus powder by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in the coming time.

Ms. Dung said: "In Dong Thap, many farmers have made lotus products, sold at high prices and affirmed their brands, while the farmers in their hometown grow a lot of lotus but they sell at low prices. Sharing with local people, I decided to make many products from lotus. All products do not use preservatives, with high nutritional value, suitable for all ages. Hopefully, the growers of Nhon Hoa lotus will have a better life after being supported with machinery".

It is known that Ms. Dung's family has purchased lotus flowers and lotus mirrors for more than 20 years. After that, she sold lotus lotus to traders in Ho Chi Minh City, while the lotus seed-pod sold to traders in Dong Thap. During the flooding season, her family purchases over 1 ton of lotus root, 4-5 tons of lotus seed-pod on average each day. The selling price of lotus root and seed-pod in the flooding season is less than 10,000 VND per kilo. At this price, lotus growers will not be profitable. Therefore, it is very suitable for Ms. Dung to process the lotus preliminarily, this creates a new direction for Nhon Hoa lotus, contributes to improving income and improving the quality of life of lotus growers./.

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

09/01/2021 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
More Vietnamese consumers now shop onlineMore Vietnamese consumers now shop online
Online shopping and electronic payments in Vietnam have become more common in recent years as more of the country's population gains access to the internet, and e-commerce in the 95 million-strong market is set to enter a rapid growth phase in the near future, according to industry experts.

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A woman browses an e-commerce website on her phone (Photo: VNA)

Dao Duong Thanh, development director at Moca, a popular mobile payment firm in Vietnam and partner of ride-hailing firm Grab, said more than 61 million people in the country access the internet through the mobile devices and spend as much as three 3 hours and 12 minutes online daily.

Thanh said since his firm's partnership with Grab in 2018, Moca has built a cashless regime for Grab's ecosystem, which covers not just rides, food and package deliveries but also other services such as electronic payments for utility bills and mobile phone top-ups.

By mid-2020, 43 percent of all transactions on Grab were classless, claimed Thanh as his firm observed a steady growth of users, indicating a shift in consumers' habit in favour of online, cashless payments.

Hoang Quoc Quyen, a PR executive from Tiki, a major e-commerce platform in Vietnam, said the development of 4G infrastructure, fibre optic internet technology and more than 100 million registered mobile phone subscriptions in the country have laid the foundation for the rapid development of e-commerce and electronic payment.

A relatively young population quick to adapt to and adopt new technologies, coupled with one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, made Vietnam a fertile ground for the digital economy, including e-commerce. Online shopping not only offers a faster and more convenient shopping experience but also reduces risks on the buyers' side compared to traditional cash-based transactions.

Despite these numerous advantages, however, e-commerce firms, especially domestic players, have been unable to realise the full potential of the market to achieve faster growth, said Quyen.

He said the major shortcomings of Vietnam's e-commerce included a lack of sound policies to support the development of e-commerce firms, a mismatch between e-commerce platforms and electronic payment systems and inadequate trust on the consumer's side.

Quyen said among 4.5-5 million orders handled by Tiki on a monthly basis, online payments account for just more than 40 percent with the rest still employ cash-based transactions. This was a significant gap compared to ASEAN countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia, which average 85 percent.

Cao Xuan Quang from the competition and consumer protection department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade said there is an urgent need for stronger policies to protect consumers as well as e-commerce firms.

Quang said violations in e-commerce activities are often complex and typical complaints included the sales of goods that did not match their online descriptions and the illegal collection and handling of consumer personal information.

He urged government agencies to quickly review and amend the country's Law on Consumer Protection and to create a level playing field for e-commerce and mobile payment firms./.

Source: VNA

08/09/2020 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Leipzig City’s delegation (Germany) studied the investment environment in Long An provinceLeipzig City’s delegation (Germany) studied the investment environment in Long An province
On 14 November, an economic delegation of Leipzig City, Federal Republic of Germany paid a visit to greet the leaders of Long An province. Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Pham Van Canh and representatives of related departments and agencies met and worked with the delegation.

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Leipzig city's delegation studied the investment environment in Long An province

At the meeting, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Pham Van Canh introduced the delegation about the investment environment in the province; introduced the economic advantages and strengths of the province; The contents of the projects for cooperation between the two parties in the fields of: clean energy, waste treatment, wastewater, industrial production, agricultural consultancy, etc. which are the strengths of Leipzig City.

It is known that in July 2019, the leaders of Long An and Leipzig provinces signed a memorandum of understanding to establish cooperation between the two sides. Accordingly, the two sides strive to create favorable conditions for developing two-way trade, promoting investment and economic cooperation from Leipzig city into Long An province in the fields of industrial production and hi-tech agriculture production, logistics services, health care, energy and environmental technology; strengthening cooperation in the fields of science, education, culture, human resource training, and public administration.

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Vice Chairman of People's Committee of Long An Province Pham Van Canh (left) received a souvenir from General Director of Invest Region Leipzig, Mr. Michael Koerner

The representative of Leipzig city's economic delegation said that this trip was to continue and concretize the signed memorandum of understanding; as well as to survey and coordinate to seek opportunities for economic cooperation between the two sides in the future.

Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Pham Van Canh emphasized that Long An always improves the investment environment, creating favorable conditions for foreign businesses and investors to invest and do business in the province. He hoped the relationship and cooperation between the two sides would soon be implemented and concretized.

On the same day, the delegation visited a typical industrial park, suitable for European businesses in Long An province./.

Reported by Thanh Nha

Translated by Lan Vy​

15/11/2019 2:00 CHĐã ban hành
Long An promotes investment attraction, and submits to the Government for the policy of expanding several industrial parks Long An promotes investment attraction, and submits to the Government for the policy of expanding several industrial parks
Long An is located at the gateway to the South West, has a convenient location for road and waterway traffic, with both Long An international port and Binh Hiep international border gate which is the advantage to attract investment. In addition to convenient transportation, Long An also has a large area of Dong Thap Muoi which is convenient for developing high-tech agriculture and eco-tourism.

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A part of Tan Duc Industrial Park is strongly attracting investors

Long An province currently has 28 industrial parks and 32 industrial clusters, covering an area of about 13,500 hectares, in which 16 industrial areas have been operating with an occupancy rate of over 68%, 14 industrial areas with an occupancy rate of nearly 90%.

At present, Long An has Long Hau ecological industrial park, Long Hau commune, Can Giuoc district, bordering Nha Be district, HCMC. The representative of Long Hau Industrial Park Investor has just announced Long Hau 3 Industrial Park project with an area of 124 hectares. The first investor is a Korean investor with 100% foreign capital. Long Hau Industrial Park is attracting 200 investors now.

It is reported that, with the position near HCMC as the Western gateway, Long An province is strongly developing investment projects from real estate sector, many domestic and foreign investors have been present in Long An.

According to Long An provincial People's Committee, the province is submitting to the Government for consideration to expand several industrial parks to attract investment in the coming time./.

Reported by Minh D​ang

Translated by Lan Vy ​

24/01/2019 4:00 CHĐã ban hành
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Phone: (0272). 3552489​
Email: vpubnd@longan.gov.vn; webmaster@longan.gov.vn
License No. 01 / GP-TTDT-STTTT dated March 3, 2015 - Department of Information and Communications