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Vietnam’s digital economy will likely reach 52 billion USD in value by 2025, according to the e-Conomy SEA 2019 report by Google, Temasek and Bain & Company. 
 
Vietnam’s index of industrial production (IIP) in April is estimated to rise by 24.1 percent year-on-year, driven by the positive impact of free trade agreements (FTA), according to the General Statistics Office. 
 
Vietnam witnessed the growth of exports and imports in the first four months of 2021 hitting 10-year record high, data of the General Statistics Office (GSO) shows. 
 
Vietnam posted a trade surplus of nearly 1.9 billion USD in the first four months of the year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency. 
 
In Hanoi, the National Quality Award Ceremony and Asia-Pacific International Quality Awards in 2019 and 2020 have just taken place. According to the published list, in 2019 and 2020, the National Quality Awards there are 116 enterprises winning awards, of which, 40 businesses win Gold Awards and 76 businesses win National Quality Awards. 
 
The People's Committee of Duc Hue district, Long An province held the opening ceremony of the Duc Hue night market and officially put into operation at the 3rd street, the residential area of Dong Thanh town with many food and fashion stalls, crafts,… 
 
Support is to be provided to small and medium–sized enterprises (SMEs), enabling them to use intellectual property (IP) rights to build stronger, more competitive and resilient businesses, said Dinh Huu Phi, Director of the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam. 
 
With its high food sales and position as a major transshipment hub that supplies goods to ASEAN countries and China, Vietnam offers attractive prospects for Russian exporters, said Vice Chairwoman of the Russia - Vietnam Friendship Association (RVFA) Regina Budarina at a workshop held in Moscow on April 23. 
 
Vietnamese food processors have opportunities to tap into the billion-USD Halal market when attending a hybrid exhibition on Halal products and processed food scheduled in late May in Singapore. 
 
Following the success of the program "Seminar on orientations for the development of a high-tech economic region", on the afternoon of April 19, at the Office of the Long An Provincial Party Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council - Nguyen Van Duoc; Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut, leaders of provincial departments and agencies have a meeting with the Korean Ambassador and delegations of Korean agencies, organizations and businesses. 
 
 
  
  
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Secretary of Long An Provincial Party Committee – Mr. Pham Van Ranh takes business trip at the Federal Republic of GermanySecretary of Long An Provincial Party Committee – Mr. Pham Van Ranh takes business trip at the Federal Republic of Germany
Receiving the invitation of Leipzig city government - Federal Republic of Germany, the Secretary of Long An Provincial Party Committee – Mr. Pham Van Ranh has led the delegation to visit and work in Germany from June 27 to July 3.

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Secretary of Long An Provincial Party Committee – Mr. Pham Van Ranh speaks at the meeting with the Vietnamese Embassy in Germany

On June 28, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee – Mr. Pham Van Ranh offered a courtesy visit to the Vietnamese Embassy in the Federal Republic of Germany. He also informed, exchanged with Ambassador Nguyen Minh Vu about the socio-economic situation of Long An province with the potentials and strengths of the locality in different fields. At the same time, the Embassy is expected to provide necessary information of the investment environment of the province for German businesses, and requested to strengthen its support for Long An province in promotion activities, connecting German investors and businesses to the province as well as supporting local businesses in access to potential market in Germany. 

Ambassador Nguyen Minh Vu provided some general information on the friendship, cooperation and mutual development relationship between Vietnam and Germany and affirmed that the Vietnamese Embassy in the Federal Republic of Germany is willing to respond the practical proposals of Long An province. 

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The delegation of Long An province give gift to the Vietnamese Embassy in the Federal Republic of Germany

In the framework of the working program in the Federal Republic of Germany, the delegation of Long An province will visit, work and sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Leipzig city government and organize an investment promotion conference to connect businesses in Long An province and Germany.

In addition, the delegation will visit some high-tech models in industrial and agricultural production, waste and wastewater management, renewable energy and environmental technology to get useful experiences to effectively apply for investment attraction and socio-economic development in the fast and sustainable direction of Long An province in the coming time./.

Reported by Viet Cuong

Translated by Lan Vy​​​

01/07/2019 3:00 CHĐã ban hành
Prime Minister approved Chairman of Long An People's Committee Prime Minister approved Chairman of Long An People's Committee
The Prime Minister has just approved the election results of Chairman of the People's Committee of Long An province for the term 2016-2021.

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Mr. Nguyen Van Ut (second from right) is approved for the position as Chairman of Long An People's Committee

Accordingly, in Decision No.1919/QD-TTg, the Prime Minister approved the results of the election of Chairman of the People's Committee of Long An province, for the term 2016-2021 for Mr. Nguyen Van Ut, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee for the term 2020 - 2025, Vice Chairman of People's Committee of Long An province for the term 2016 - 2021.

Previously, on November 11, 2020, at the 23rd session of the Long An People's Council for the term 2016-2021, Mr. Nguyen Van Ut, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee was elected as Chairman of the People's Committee, term 2016-2021.

Mr. Nguyen Van Ut was born on December 30, 1969, from Binh Hoa Nam commune, Duc Hue district, Long An province; He has a master's degree in economics and high level of political theory.

Working history, Mr. Nguyen Van Ut used to hold the following positions: Deputy Secretary of District Party Committee, Chairman of Duc Hoa District People's Committee; Provincial Party Committee Member, Duc Hoa District Party Secretary; Member of the Provincial Party Committee, Vice Chairman of People's Committee of Long An province; At the 1st Meeting of Long An Provincial Party Committee, term 2020 - 2025, he was elected Deputy Secretary of Long An Provincial Party Committee, term of 2020 - 2025.

Reported by TH

Translated by NT

30/11/2020 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Standing Deputy Secretary of Long An Party Committee visits, wishes Tet and gives gifts to religious establishmentsStanding Deputy Secretary of Long An Party Committee visits, wishes Tet and gives gifts to religious establishments
On February 1, the delegation of Long An province led by the Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Thanh Hai visited, wished Tet and gave gifts to religious establishments in the province on the occasion of the Lunar New Year of Buffalo 2021.

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Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Thanh Hai presents gifts to congratulate the New Year to Father Nguyen Van Nhan - Tan An Parish

In recent years, the religious establishments in the province have well observed the Party's guidelines, the State's policies and laws, well implemented the patriotic emulation movements, contributing to promoting the power of the great unite bloc of the whole nation.

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Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Thanh Hai (3rd, R) graciously wishes health to Pastor Ngo Van Kiem at Thuan My Protestant Association

On the occasion of the Lunar New Year of Buffalo 2021, on behalf of the delegation, the Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Thanh Hai wished dignitaries, priests, monks and religious followers a New Year with abundant health, welcome a peaceful and happy spring. In addition, he also informed some outstanding results on the socio-economic development of the province in 2020 at the visited places.

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Delegation visits, wishes Tet and gives gifts at Thien Chau Pagoda (Ward 3, Tan An City)

Representatives of religious institutions expressed their joy and excitement at the results that the province achieved in 2020, and at the same time, thanked the provincial leaders for their concern to the religious facilities. On this occasion, the delegation visited, wished Tet and gave gifts at Thien Chau Pagoda (ward 3, Tan An city); Tan An parish (ward 4, Tan An city); Thuan My Protestant Association (Thuan My commune, Chau Thanh district)./.

Source: https://news.baolongan.vn/

04/02/2021 4:00 CHĐã ban hành
PCI in 2016: Long An ranked the 15th of 63 provinces/cities in the Good Category with 60.65 scores.PCI in 2016: Long An ranked the 15th of 63 provinces/cities in the Good Category with 60.65 scores.
In the morning of March 14th in Hanoi, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) held the ceremony to announce the Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) for year 2016.

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Photo: From Internet

Accordingly, Da Nang continues to rank the first with 70 scores, Quang Ninh comes the second with 65.60 scores, Dong Thap ranks the 3rd with 64.96 scores which are in the Very Good Group.

The Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) of Long An Province in 2016 is the 15th and belongs to Good Group with 60.65 scores.

In particularly, 10 component indexes of PCI in 2016 of Long An are as follows: market integration (8.08 scores), land approach (6.34 scores), transparency (5.82 scores), time cost (7.20 score), unofficial costs (6.40 score), fair competition (5.44 score), government dynamics (5.69 scores), enterprise support service (6.10 score), labor training (5.40 score), legal institution (6.47 scores).

Recently, Long An Province held successfully the Provincial Investment Promotion Conference to call for investments and promote the advantages and potentials of the province. In addition, the province has also held the dialogues to solve all difficulties of the enterprises in the province; met and worked with the enterprises to support their production and business activities. Especially, from October 2016, the Provincial Public Administration Service Center has been opened to receive and solve the administrative procedures according to one-gate mechanism with the participation of 6 departments of: Planning and Investment; Natural Resources and Environment; Construction; Industry and Trade; Justice; Science and Technology.

The PCI, first launched in 2005, aims to assess the ease of doing business, economic governance and administrative reform efforts of local governments of 63 provinces and cities in Viet Nam.

The 2016 PCI rankings is the voice of nearly 10,000 businesses in 63 provinces and cities nationwide. It reflected opinions of 1,584 foreign-invested enterprises operating in Viet Nam.

According to Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), the encouraging 2016 PCI results signified the business community and foreign investors' optimism about business and investment prospects and their positive views on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) potential for investment promotion and growth. All expressed their hope for stronger reforms in committed fields.


Reported by LV

 Translated by Lan Vy​


14/03/2017 5:00 CHĐã ban hành
Long An solicits investment to meet ambitious development targetsLong An solicits investment to meet ambitious development targets
The southern province of Long An will solicit investment in residential areas, transport and industrial infrastructure and hi-tech agriculture, according to its Department of Planning and Investment.

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Tran Van Can, the province chairman, said soliciting investment is one of the ways for the province to achieve its goals of industrialising by 2020. — VNS Photo Xuan Hương

The province has prioritised supporting industries and hi-tech agriculture, projects using technology, value-added products, energy efficiency and industries that are competitive and environment-friendly, Nguyen Van Tieu, the department director, told a press briefing held to introduce the Long An Investment Promotion Conference.

To be held in Long An on October 17, the conference would feature discussions on policies and investment between local authorities, businesses and economists, enabling investors to understand more about the province, he said.

Tran Van Can, the province chairman, said soliciting investment is one of the ways for the province to achieve its goals of industrialising by 2020, achieving per capita income of VND80 million (US$3,587), and average GDP growth of 13 per cent a year in accordance with its master plan.

Despite difficulties, the province has achieved growth of 11.26 per cent and its per capita income has climbed to VNĐ50.7 million, among the highest in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, he said.

It is home to 16 industrial parks and 14 industrial clusters with occupation rates of 61 per cent and 88 per cent, he said.

It ranks first in FDI attraction in the delta, with 768 projects with a total investment of over US$5.1 billion, he said.

It is also home to 1,259 local projects with a combined investment of VND139.84 trillion.

"Long An will create the most favourable conditions for domestic and foreign investors and businesses," Can promised.

The province's motto is 'your difficulties are also our difficulties, your success is also our success,' he said.

Tiều said the province would continue to work to improve its investment environment, administrative procedures and transport infrastructure to better meet investors' demand.

It would also focus on improving education and training to provide the market with more skilled staff, he said.

The conference, titled "Co-operation-Sustainable Development," will be attended by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and executives representing more than 40 Vietnamese and foreign enterprises. — VNS

Source: http://en.investinlongan.vn/

 

10/10/2016 5:00 SAĐã ban hành
Long An: Enterprises study, survey for investment in Kien Tuong townshipLong An: Enterprises study, survey for investment in Kien Tuong township
Receiving an invitation to call for investment in Kien Tuong township, Long An province by Secretary of the Party Committee of Kien Tuong township - Nguyen Minh Lam, 12 enterprises operating in the fields of real estate, industrial infrastructure investment, trade - service, urban population, food production and seafood processing, etc. to study, survey the actual location of the town called for investment on April 19. In particular, enterprises paid much attention to investing in Binh Hiep International Border Gate Industrial Park.

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Enterprises study, survey for investment in Kien Tuong township

After the representative of the town's leaders informed about the local socio-economic situation, introduced investment opportunities, mechanisms and policies and exchanged investment solutions, on behalf of local leaders, Secretary of the Party Committee of Kien Tuong township - Nguyen Minh Lam thanked the enterprises for their concern in studying the locality; he also promised to create all conditions to accompany with enterprises and overcome difficulties in investment policies as prescribed.

Kien Tuong township has many potentials and advantages for economic development, trade - service and tourism. The expansion of calling for investment is one of the top priorities of local leaders, contributing to promoting economic growth and improving people's lives./.

​Source: http://news.baolongan.vn 

22/04/2019 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Draft reports to 13th National Party Congress tabled at Party Central Committee's sessionDraft reports to 13th National Party Congress tabled at Party Central Committee's session
The Party Central Committee spent the second day of its 14th session debating several draft reports to be submitted to the upcoming 13th National Party Congress.

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The Party Central Committee spent the second day of its 14th session debating several draft reports to be submitted to the upcoming 13th National Party Congress. (Photo: VNA)

In the morning of December 15, the committee convened at the hall to scrutinize the draft political report; the draft report summing up the implementation of the 10-year socio-economic development strategy for 2011-2020 and the building of a 10-year socio-economic development strategy for 2021-2030; the draft report evaluating the implementation of socio-economic development tasks during 2016-2020 and outlining directions and tasks for the next five years; and the draft report summing up Party building work and the enforcement of the Party regulations by the 12th-tenure Party Central Committee.

In the afternoon, discussions were held in groups with the focus on the draft report reviewing the leadership and instruction of the 12th-tenure Party Central Committee and another summing up the implementation of working regulations by the 12th-tenure Party Central Committee, the Politburo and the Party Central Committee Secretariat.

The 14th session of the 12th Party Central Committee is taking place in Hanoi from December 14-20./.

Source: VNA

17/12/2020 2:00 CHĐã ban hành
Long An: 188 volunteer squads join groups to support whole-provincial people how to install Bluezone softwareLong An: 188 volunteer squads join groups to support whole-provincial people how to install Bluezone software
Long An: 188 volunteer squads join groups to support whole-provincial people how to install Bluezone software

On August 19 - 20, the Youth Union in coordination with VNPT, Viettel, Mobifone in Long An province organized the volunteer groups, launched the emulation of volunteer squads to support people in the province how to install Bluezone software.

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The volunteer squads instructed people how to install Bluezone software

Activities simultaneously launched in 188 communes, wards and towns across the province, starting from 7 a.m. on August 19 to 5:00 p.m. on August 20. With the motto "Come from path to path, knock from house to house", youth union members and youth in volunteer teams come door to door, support each citizen how to install Bluezone electronic mask software and strive to achieve 60 percent of people using smart phones have software installed.

Also, the volunteer squads distributed 30,000 leaflets to instruct how to install Bluezone electronic masks and donated 6,000 face masks and 1,000 bottles of medical alcohol to the people; strengthened messaging in the community of youth union members to share and encourage settings for their friends and relatives.

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Activities simultaneously launched in 188 communes, wards and towns across the province

At the same time, network operators VNPT, Viettel, Mobifone, Long An branch also directly propagated and supported youth union members at businesses how to install Bluezone electronic masks; run the program to give 5GB of data used for 5 days (1GB per day) at the price of 0 VND for subscribers who install new Bluezone applications. Each unit also supported the printing cost for 10,000 leaflets instructing how to install Bluezone app, 2,000 medical face masks, 400 bottles of medical alcohol for the volunteers to participate in activities and the reward fund for the conclusion of the emulation campaign.

According to statistics of the Department of Informatics - Ministry of Information and Communications, as of August 20, the whole province had 224,957 subscribers out of 1,695,150 population who installed Bluezone application; ranked 22 out of 63 provinces and cities in the country.

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Youth union members distribute leaflets to instruct how to install electronic masks to the people

Activities aimed at propagating the software Bluezone electronic masks to widely for the youth union members and people; help them to properly understand the epidemic situation so that they can take preventive measures properly and carry out tasks related to epidemic prevention and control according to the actual local situation.

In addition, the activity also demonstrates the spirit of agitation, volunteering at the forefront of youth in the prevention and control of Covid-19 epidemic. This is also a short-term emulation that establishes achievements to successfully celebrate the Party Congress at all levels towards the XIth Long An Party Congress, term 2020 - 2025./.

Source: http://news.baolongan.vn/

23/08/2020 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Former State President – Truong Tan San surveyed the construction of rural bridges in Kien Tuong townFormer State President – Truong Tan San surveyed the construction of rural bridges in Kien Tuong town
In the morning of November 02nd, former State President – Truong Tan Sang, Vice Chairman of Long An provincial People’s Committee – Pham Van Canh and the leaders of Kien Tuong town, Long An province and sponsor unit (Banpu Power Public Company) came to survey and support the construction of rural bridges in the town.

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The delegation directly surveys bridges in 3 border communes of Kien Tuong town

The delegation directly surveyed bridges in 3 communes: Binh Hiep, Thanh Tri and Binh Tan. The bridges have been degraded, some temporary wooden bridges were rotted which was not safe for traffic. 

After the survey, the delegation agreed to build 6 bridges with a design width of 3.5m, and a load of over 5 tons. The total investment of VND 5 billion would be supported by Banpu Power Public Company (Thailand) thanks to the Former President Truong Tan Sang's encouragement.

The completion of these bridges would not only contribute to promoting local socio-economic development, creating favorable conditions for people to travel, but also play an important role in national defense and security in border communes of Kien Tuong town./.

Reported by Tuan Hung

Translated by Lan Vy

04/11/2019 12:00 CHĐã ban hành
Vietnam’s GDP to grow 2-3 percent this year: former GSO directorVietnam’s GDP to grow 2-3 percent this year: former GSO director
Vietnam’s GDP growth this year can reach 2 – 3 percent, according to former director of the General Statistics Office (GSO) Nguyen Bich Lam.

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Illustrative photo. (Source: VNA)

His forecast is similar to the Ministry of Planning and Investment's estimate submitted to the government in August and close to the Asian Development Bank (ADB)'s forecast of 1.8 percent earlier this month.

The estimate was based on business and production performances in August and the first eight months of 2020 in the light of the Vietnamese government's success in containing the spread of COVID-19 as well as extra efforts to disburse public investment and develop a better business climate for investors in the final quarter of the year and years to come, Lam said.

Additionally, Vietnam expects to reap benefits from free trade agreements (FTAs), particularly the EU-Vietnam FTA (EVFTA) which is thought to boost growth of the agriculture, fisheries and industry, he added.

"The government and localities have lifted social distancing rules and restored domestic and international flights," he continued. "The government has been urgently implementing support packages for affected businesses and people to help them ease difficulties and stimulate domestic demand."

The labour transition from the formal to informal sectors during such a difficult period has helped Vietnam avoid a negative growth like many other countries, he explained.

He further noted that China's conomic recovery was also a factor in the positive forecast because of the close trade relations between Vietnam and the world's second largest economy. China remains one of Vietnam's largest importers and exporters of materials and goods, so its positive GDP growth will provide a major impetus for Vietnam's economy, he added.

The ADB forecast Vietnam's economy to expand 1.8 percent in 2020 amid the coronavirus and bounce back to 6.3 percent next year in its recent report.

According to statistics from the Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vietnam continued to maintain a stable macroeconomy with the August Consumer Price Index (CPI) rising 0.07 percent, 0.12 percent lower than the index at the end of 2019 that was the lowest between 2016 and 2020.

Disbursement of public investment surged 45.4 percent in August and 30.4 percent in the first eight months of the year, the highest during the period.

Foreign trade totalled more than 337 billion USD from January to August, up 0.03 percent from a year earlier. Exports exceeded 174 billion USD, a year-on-year increase of 1.6 percent, allowing Vietnam to enjoy over 11.9 billion USD in trade surplus.

Agriculture was forecast to pick up about 2.6 – 2.7 percent this year./.

Source: VNA

22/09/2020 10:00 SAĐã ban hành
Ben Luc Young Entrepreneurs' Association held "Entrepreneur Coffee"Ben Luc Young Entrepreneurs' Association held "Entrepreneur Coffee"
Ben Luc Young Entrepreneurs' Association organized Entrepreneur Coffee at Trung Nguyen E - Coffee, Thang Loi Central Hill residential area, Phuoc Loi commune, Ben Luc district, Long An province with the participation of the Chairman of District People's Committee - Tran Van Tuoi and more than 30 members of the association.

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Chairman of the People's Committee of Ben Luc District - Tran Van Tuoi thanked the businessmen for responding to the call of the provincial Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee to join hands to support the people of the Central provinces

At the meeting, Head of Propaganda - Taxpayer Support (Provincial Tax Department) - Vo Van Loc informed about 7 new tax policies and new tax incentives for businesses. Since then, the entrepreneurs also discussed tax-related issues and some other issues; they were quickly answered by relevant agencies and departments.

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Head of Propaganda - Taxpayer Support - Vo Van Loc informed about tax policies

Chairman of the People's Committee of Ben Luc District - Tran Van Tuoi requested that the tax incentives should be widely communicated to businesses. On this occasion, he also thanked the businessmen for responding to the call of the provincial Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee to join hands to support the people of the Central provinces.

Head of the Association of Young Entrepreneurs of Ben Luc District - Vo Thanh Tu said: "This is a forum of the association for the authority to listen, grasp aspirations and promptly support the businesses"./.

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

02/11/2020 11:00 SAĐã ban hành
Forum suggests ways to bolster exports, economic recoveryForum suggests ways to bolster exports, economic recovery
Boosting support for Vietnamese enterprises to capitalise on free trade agreements (FTAs) and engage more deeply in global supply chains is an important solution to fuel post-pandemic exports and economic recovery, the Export Forum 2020 held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 18 heard.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: VNA

19/11/2020 11:00 SAĐã ban hành
Long An province’s Industrial Parks attracted 127 new projects for 10 months Long An province’s Industrial Parks attracted 127 new projects for 10 months
In the first 10 months of 2018, Long An province’s Industrial Parks attracted 127 new investment projects (up 10 projects compared with the same period in 2017).

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Long An province’s Industrial Parks attracted 127 new projects for 10 months 

Specifically, there were 70 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects and 57 domestic direct investment (DDI) projects with the total investment capital of USD 172 million and VND 7,138 billion.

In addition, there were 84 projects adjusted capital in Industrial parks. Of which, 60 FDI projects were adjusted with the total increased capital of USD 126 million and 24 DDI projects were adjusted with the total increased capital of VND 1,281 billion.

Thus, since the Industrial Parks were present in Long An to date, the province attracted a total of 1,401 projects (631 FDI and 770 DDI projects) with a total investment capital (new invested and increased) of USD 3,715 million and VND 77,247 billion. Up to now, there are 422 projects leasing workshops with a total area of 1,450,424 m2. The occupancy rate of industrial parks is 80.98%. Compared to the end of 2017, the increased industrial area in 2018 is 160.9 hectares.

Reported by Gia Han

Translated by Lan Vy​​

16/11/2018 5:00 CHĐã ban hành
'All Long An people participate in preventing and fighting against drought, salinity''All Long An people participate in preventing and fighting against drought, salinity'
"All Long An people participate in preventing and fighting against drought, salinity" is directed by Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Tran Van Can at a meeting to discuss solutions to combat drought and saltwater intrusion in the province on April 7. Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Pham Van Canh attended the meeting.

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Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Tran Van Can asks all Long An people to participate in preventing and fighting against drought and salinity

The drought and salinity in 2020 will greatly affect the people's lives and activities in the province. According to the report at the meeting, the situation of damage caused by the saline intrusion in recent time took place harshly. People harvesting rice has reduced productivity, estimated damage area is about 2,100 hectares, of which, Tan Tru district has 1,300 hectares, Thu Thua district has 800 hectares. Besides, a number of other crops are also affected with about 1,220 hectares of dragon fruits, 6,520 hectares of lemons suffer productivity losses.

As for the shortage of domestic water, Can Giuoc district is affected by the lack of clean water in rural area in the dry season 2019 - 2020 with about 7,940 households scattered in 4 communes of Tan Tap, Dong Thanh, Phuoc Vinh Tay and Phuoc Vinh Dong. It is expected that the total funding need to support emergency domestic water for the affected areas is over 1.3 billion VND.

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Drought and salinity in 2020 will greatly affect the people's production

At the meeting, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Tran Van Can said: "Two important issues solved in the 2020 dry season are domestic water for people and irrigation for agricultural production. Regarding fresh water for people, basically by April 30, investors will complete the connection with two receiving companies, Dong Tam Company and Can Duoc Urban Environment Company, the tasks of the two companies. The companies must ensure pipes to households. Regarding the production, the Agriculture sector and localities shall base on the implementation of agricultural capital, capital for natural disaster prevention and combat, central capital to support the construction of works for preventing and controlling drought and salinity. In particular, localities need to actively implement dredging works in the on-land canals; propagandize and mobilize the whole population to participate in preventing and fighting against drought and salinity".

According to the forecast of Long An Hydrometeorology Station, in the next few days, the possibility of salinity will continue to rise and penetrate deep into the field. It is forecast that April flows from the upper Mekong to the delta is likely to remain at low tide, saline intrusion in April in the Mekong Delta is likely to remain seriously, greatly affecting production and living. Especially, the area of Mekong river mouth from April 08 to 15, salinity depth is the largest with 4 grams per liter boundary at Vam Co rivers (Vam Co Dong and Vam Co Tay), the scope of influence from 95 -105 kilometers. It is forecasted that the ability of salinity in the delta will be much improved in May 2020, but it still has to pay attention to some unusual cases due to late rains and low upstream flows./.

Source: http://news.baolongan.vn/

09/04/2020 2:00 CHĐã ban hành
Long An: The estimated average economic growth rate in the period of 2016 – 2020 will be around 9.61%/yearLong An: The estimated average economic growth rate in the period of 2016 – 2020 will be around 9.61%/year
On February 25th, 2020, Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee – Tran Van Can chaired the meeting with leaders of relevant departments and agencies to collect comments on the draft report on the implementation of socio-economic development tasks in 05 years of 2016 – 2020.

According to the draft report, the estimated average economic growth rate in the period of 2016 – 2020 will be around 9.61%/year. The economic structure continues to clearly shift in the right direction of industry – service – agriculture development, the estimated economic structure of 3 sectors: agriculture, forestry and fishery – industry and construction – trade and services in 2020 will be 14% - 53% - 33%, respectively.

At the meeting, participants focused on discussing and giving comments to complete the report on the implementation results of socio-economic development tasks in 05 years of 2016 – 2020; reporting on the implementation results of 02 breakthrough programs and 03 key projects implementing the Resolution of the 10th Provincial Party Congress; approving the expected specific list of breakthrough program, resource mobilization program and key projects of the 10th Provincial Party Congress; giving opinions on the report of regulations and laws on the reception of investment projects in the province, ensuring the requirements of environmental protection.

In conclusion of the meeting, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee – Tran Van Can emphasized the evaluation of the implementation results of socio-economic development tasks in the period of 2016 – 2020, the formulation of socio-economic development plan for the period of 2020 - 2025 are very important tasks to prepare documents for the 11th Provincial Party Congress, therefore, the formulation of reports and plans requires the intellectual concentration of departments and agencies. Based on the comments at the meeting, the Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee requested the compilation division of the report to record, receive and synthesize all comments to complete the report./.​

Reported by Anh Tuấn

Translated by Lan Vy

26/02/2020 10:00 SAĐã ban hành
Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee – Tran Van Can visited workers, farmers and enterprises for the New Year Greetings in early springChairman of the provincial People’s Committee – Tran Van Can visited workers, farmers and enterprises for the New Year Greetings in early spring
On February 23rd, 2018, Chairman of Long An People’s Committee – Tran Van Can and the delegation visited officers, workers, farmers and laborers for the New Year greeting at the key transport work of provincial road 830; large field in Tan Tay commune, Thanh Hoa district; Ba Huan Joint Stock Company and the provincial Taxation Department on the occasion of the Mau Tuat early spring 2018.

At the key transport work of provincial road 830, on behalf of the provincial People's Committee, Mr. Tran Van Can sent New Year greetings to all leaders and workers who were working on the project. At the same time, he suggested that the construction unit should accelerate the progress and ensure quality, so that the section from Duc Hoa town to An Thanh Bridge, Ben Luc district according BOT contract would be completed and put into use at the end of March 2018.

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Chairman of the provincial People's Committee – Tran Van Can sends the New Year greetings to officers and workers at the key work, provincial road 830.

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Chairman of the provincial People's Committee – Tran Van Can and the delegation visits and surveys at the large field in Tan Tay commune, Thanh Hoa district

On the same day, the Chairman and the delegation continued to visit and send the New Year greetings at the large field in Tan Tay commune, Thanh Hoa district; Ba Huan Joint Stock Company and the provincial Taxation Department.

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Chairman of the provincial People's Committee – Tran Van Can visits and sends the New Year greetings to Ba Huan Joint Stock Company

At each destination, Mr. Tran Van Can and the delegation sent the New Year greetings and encouraged workers, farmers and laborers at units and enterprises on the occasion of new spring./.

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Chairman of the provincial People's Committee – Tran Van Can sends the New Year greetings to the provincial Taxation Department.

Reported by Kien Dinh

​Translated by Lan Vy

26/02/2018 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Southern province speeds up work on roads to Cai Mep-Thi Vai port complexSouthern province speeds up work on roads to Cai Mep-Thi Vai port complex
The Ba Ria – Vung Tau People’s Committee has told agencies to speed up work on crucial transport projects to facilitate connections to the Cai Mep-Thi Vai port complex in the province’s Phu My Town.

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A container vessel at the Cai Mep-Thi Vai port complex (Photo: VNA)

The 9.7-km 991B Road from National Highway 51 downstream to the Cai Mep Port is one of the projects.

The 991B Road, with investment capital of 3.95 trillion VND (170.6 million USD)  from provincial and central State budgets, is a major traffic route facilitating the transport of cargo to and from the Cai Mep-Thi Vai port complex. Road 991B is scheduled to be put into operation in 2024.

Another project, the Phuoc Hoa – Cai Mep road with a length of 4.4 km, is among the key road projects that will improve goods transport to the complex.

The project, with investment capital of 954 billion VND (41.1 million USD) funded from the provincial State budget, connects National Highway 51 with the inter-port road at the Cai Mep-Thi Vai port complex. It is scheduled to be completed this year.

The committee has also said that site clearance must be completed by the second quarter this year to pave way for construction of My Xuan – Thi Vai and Long Son – Cai Mep roads.

The 2.6-km My Xuan – Thi Vai road project, with investment capital of 407 billion VND (17.5 million USD) from the provincial State budget, is scheduled to be completed by 2023, and the 3.7-km Long Son – Cai Mep road project by 2025.

The Phuoc An bridge project, with investment capital of 4.8 trillion VND (207.2 million USD), is also among the key transport projects. The bridge crossing the Thi Vai River connects the inter-port road at the Cai Mep-Thi Vai port complex with a road leading to Phuoc An Port in Dong Nai province.

The final design for the bridge will be selected by the end of the first quarter this year.

Last year, the Cai Mep – Thi Vai port complex handled cargo amounting to 112.8 million tonnes, according to the provincial People's Committee.

In January the first phase of the Gemalink international port was completed and opened at Cai Mep-Thi Vai, with an annual capacity of 1.5 million twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) in the first phase, raising the port's annual capacity to 8.3 million TEUs.

Ba Ria – Vung Tau province aims to develop the port complex into an export and import gateway for the southern key economic region./.

Source: VNA

17/03/2021 9:00 SAĐã ban hành
Long An’s CPI decreases 0.25% in MarchLong An’s CPI decreases 0.25% in March
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in Long An province for March, 2018 decreased 0.25  percent compared to previous month.

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Apparel groups have a constant price index. Photo: T.H

Specifically, among 11 main categories of goods and services, only one group of price increases was household appliances and appliances (up 0.12 percent). There are 8 groups of goods and services with reduced price index including: Food and food service decreased by 0.52 percent; traffic decreased by 0.47 percent; beverages and cigarettes fell 0.23 percent; goods and other services decreased by 0.17 percent; culture, entertainment and tourism decreased 0.1 percent; telecommunication decreased by 0.07 percent; education decreased by 0.05 47 percent; housing, utilities, fuel and building materials fell by 0.01 percent. Garment, medical and health care groups have a constant price index.

Cause for CPI reduction: Gas price dropped 4.51 percent in accordance with world market price; food prices fell by 0.53 percent due to abundant supply in the market and demand after Tet; Average petroleum price fell by 0.98 percent due to the impact from last month's devaluation; Prices of fresh flowers decreased 4.79 percent after the high price increase on the occasion of Lunar New Year.

Reported by Dinh Huy

Translated by Lan Vy

04/04/2018 6:00 SAĐã ban hành
Long An Provincial Party Committee Secretary – Pham Van Ranh visited and worked with industrial parks in Ben Luc Long An Provincial Party Committee Secretary – Pham Van Ranh visited and worked with industrial parks in Ben Luc
On June 11th, Long An Provincial Party Committee Secretary, Chairman of the Provincial People’s Council – Pham Van Ranh visited and worked with industrial parks in Ben Luc district: Phu An Thanh Industrial Park, Phuc Long Industrial Park and Vinh Loc Industrial Park.

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Long An Provincial Party Committee Secretary – Pham Van Ranh visited and worked with Industrial Parks in Ben Luc

In the first 6 months of 2019, industrial parks received a number of domestic and foreign investors with prescribed sectors. Technical infrastructure in these industrial parks was complete, basically satisfied secondary investors who invested in production activities. 

In addition, the industrial parks have applied for a policy to expand the project for the second phase to attract more secondary investors and, at the same time, cared about building houses for workers. 

However, industrial parks faced many difficulties in site clearance, land acquisition, disapproval of the people in project expansion; some cumbersome administrative procedures making it difficult for secondary investors, etc.

Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Pham Van Ranh highly appreciated the positive contribution of enterprises in the employment generation, contributing to the local budget. He said that the province was willing to support according to its authority for enterprises to develop production and business, and hoped that the production and business go hand in hand with environmental protection./.

Reported by Thanh Tam

Translated by Lan Vy​

12/06/2019 10:00 SAĐã ban hành
Long An leaders surveys the progress of Huu Thanh Industrial Park infrastructure constructionLong An leaders surveys the progress of Huu Thanh Industrial Park infrastructure construction
On May 28, Vice Chairman of Long An Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut, leader of some departments, branches and People's Committee of Duc Hoa district had a meeting with investor of Huu Thanh Industrial Park (IP).

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Leaders of the province, some departments, sectors and investors survey the progress of Huu Thanh Industrial Park infrastructure construction

Huu Thanh Industrial Park has approved for project planning in Huu Thanh commune, Duc Hoa district with a total area of over 524 hectares. In particular, the industrial land area is over 360 hectares, the rest is resettlement area, shared facilities for the whole area. The project is invested by Vietnam Urban and Industrial Zone Development Investment Corporation (IDICO-JSC) and Long An IDICO Construction Investment Joint Stock Company.

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Delegation surveys at the Huu Thanh Industrial Park site

Currently, investors compensate and clear more than 90 percent of the total project area. In more than 360 hectares of land for industrial development, the investor has completed the leveling of an area of 120 hectares. In particular, the main road to the industrial park connecting DT BOT BOT to Tan Duc Industrial Park, Hai Son Industrial Park, Tan Do Industrial Park is being urgently constructed. This entire connecting road has a length of about 2.5 kilometers, of which investors have about 1.5 kilometers of the road under construction of rainwater drainage system, covered with rocks.

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The main road to the industrial park is under construction

According to Deputy General Director of IDICO-JSC - Nguyen Van Minh, after more than 3 years of project implementation, up to this point, Industrial Park has enough conditions to start construction of technical infrastructure items to serve to attract investors to directly do business in the Industrial Park.

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Workers construct access road to industrial park

At the survey, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut highly appreciated the effort of infrastructure construction in the Industrial Park recently. In the coming time, investors will continue to build detailed, specific plans, concentrating resources to implement the project on schedule, quality assurance, in accordance with regulations, standards and planning has been approved. In the process of project implementation, investors should regularly directly discuss with relevant state management units to promptly solve and remove obstacles and difficulties in the implementation process. The expectation of the provincial leaders is that Huu Thanh Industrial Park completes infrastructure items to attract investors to directly produce in the fourth quarter of 2020./.

Reported by Mai Huong

Translated by NT

31/05/2020 11:00 SAĐã ban hành
Long An encourages farmers in applying high-tech to agricultural productionLong An encourages farmers in applying high-tech to agricultural production
Hi-tech applications agriculture program according to the Resolution of the tenth Provincial Party Congress in the term of 2015-2020 has showed great results making it suitable for modern agriculture model. However, the implementation has not yet been comprehensive. As per that, local farmers should receive more support from the program.

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The cost of using laser-controlled equipment and rice transplant machine should be increased from 30 to 50 percent

After nearly 2 years of implementing the program, the farmers have gradually changed their business operation from small scale of production into production links; the quality and quantity of farming products have met market demand. However, some localities have still faced challenges and difficulties.

Specifically, Vinh Hung district has actively called for local farmers to join in cooperatives, cooperative groups, aiming to reach its target of 4,500 hectares of high-yield rice using high-tech application. However, some farmers are not keen on joining the program.

"I take part in the cooperative in hope of applying high-tech in agricultural production. However, the fee to pay for transplanting rice is about VND 4.5 million per hectare but the cooperatives'support is only 30 percent, lower than my demand.", said Mr.Truong Minh Vuong in Go Xoai hamlet, Hung Dien A commune, Vinh Hung district.

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The provincial leaders should carry out the pilot models as well as invest more in infrastructure for hi-tech applied agriculture program

According to the Vice Chairman of the People's Committee of Vinh Hung District - Nguyen Huu Hong, because of the inappropriate support policies, local farmers have hesitated to join in the program. He suggested that the provincial leaders should plan for expenditure, encouraging farmers in using high-tech agricultural application. For instance, the capital for the construction of electric pump station should be increased from VND 133.4 million to at least VND 200 million per station and from 30 to 50 percent for the cost of using laser-controlled equipment and rice transplant machine. At the same time, the provincial leaders should carry out the pilot models as well as invest more in infrastructure for hi-tech applied agriculture program.

Similarly, in Thanh Hoa district, the program has contributed to increasing the value and quality of agricultural products. Therefore, the farmers have got higher profits. "However, the district has met many difficulties such as the lack of electricity to operate pumping stations, unstable market, the shortage of rice transplant machine…In addition, some areas could not apply laser-controlled equipment so the farmers could not get benefits from the program. I propose that the provincial leaders should help the farmers seek the market and adjust some unsuitable policies.", added the Vice Chairman of the People's Committee of Thanh Hoa District - Ho Thi Ngoc Lan.

Overall, farmers in Duc Hoa district have still been facing difficulties in supplying and consuming products. Therefore, they have not actively participated in cooperatives.

By 2020, Long An province will strive to have at least 4 agricultural production areas using high-tech in agricultural production application, including Dong Thap Muoi region; Tan An city; Can Giuoc and Can Duoc districts; Chau Thanh, Duc Hoa and Duc Hue districts. The main products of 4 above mentioned areas are 20,000 hectares of high-yield rice; 2,000 hectares of dragon fruit under VietGAP, GlobalGAP standards; 2,000 hectares of vegetables under VietGAP, GlobalGAP standards and 500-1,000 beeves under VietGAP standard./.​

Source: http://news.baolongan.vn/

16/01/2018 3:00 CHĐã ban hành
Program “Sharing corporate governance and operation experience” Program “Sharing corporate governance and operation experience”
On June 15th, 2018, the provincial People’s Committee organized the program “Sharing corporate governance and operation experience”. Attending the program were Standing Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee – Do Huu Lam, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee – Nguyen Van Duoc, leaders of the provincial Departments and Divisions, Mr. Dang Van Thanh – Chairman of the Board of Directors of Thanh Thanh Cong Corporation (TTC Group), young entrepreneurs in the province.

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Delegates attend the program "Sharing corporate governance and operation experience"

At the program, Mr. Dang Van Thanh – Chairman of TTC Group gave an overview of corporate governance and operation, and also mentioned the principles needed to have an effective enterprise.

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Mr. Dang Van Thanh – Chairman of the Board of Directors of TTC Group is sharing corporate governance and operation experience

Speaking at the program, Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee – Nguyen Van Duoc said that the program is an opportunity to exchange and share knowledge and experience of corporate governance and operation. He hoped that the program would create widespread dissemination in the business community, and with creativity, the spirit of overcoming difficulties, young enterprises, entrepreneurs, and business households in the province would overcome the limitations in corporate governance and operation to help businesses operate effectively in the future.

Reported and Translated by Lan Vy

17/06/2018 3:00 CHĐã ban hành
Communication skills on poverty reduction equippedCommunication skills on poverty reduction equipped
On August 28, the Long An Department of Information and Communications cooperated with Tan Tru district to organize a professional training conference on information and propaganda on the National Target Program for sustainable poverty reduction 2020 for information and communication officers at grassroot level.

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Delegates participate the training conference

At the conference, delegates listened to reporters to disseminate policies on sustainable poverty reduction in the period 2016-2020; experience in escaping poverty; the typical example of the determination to rise out of poverty; propaganda skills on poverty reduction, etc.

The conference provide professional skills for information and grassroots media officers in the effective implementation of the National Target Program on sustainable poverty reduction for the period 2016-2020 in localities. 

Previously, the Department of Information and Communication cooperated with Thu Thua and Can Duoc districts to organize a professional training conference on information and propaganda of the National Target Program on Sustainable Poverty Reduction 2020 for information and media staff at grassroot level./.

Source: http://news.baolongan.vn/

31/08/2020 12:00 CHĐã ban hành
Long An’s agricultural products reach the worldLong An’s agricultural products reach the world
Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership opens up new opportunities. Since then, many agricultural products of the province have gradually created brand and conquered the world market.

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Currently, most of dragon fruits are exported to China and some other countries such as Japan, Korea, Australia, USA, Thailand, etc.

The province has 11,692.6 ha of dragon fruits, with an annual output of over 250,000 tons. Currently, most of dragon fruits are exported to China and some other countries such as Japan, Korea, Australia, USA, Thailand, etc.

Considered as the "capital" of dragon fruit, Chau Thanh district specializes in producing high quality dragon fruits which are all grown according to VietGAP, GlobalGAP standards. Director of Tam Vu Dragon Fruit Cooperative – Truong Quang An shared: "The Cooperative also actively promotes the application of science and technology to production. All members of the Cooperative apply safe production methods. Every year, the Cooperative exports more than 10,000 tons of dragon fruits to foreign markets". 

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In recent years, lemons have been considered as one of the crops that bring high economic benefits to people. Currently, the province has 9,593ha of lemon, concentrated mainly in Ben Luc and Thanh Hoa districts. Long An's seedless lemon products also gradually affirmed its position. In addition to dragon fruit and lemon, banana is also gradually "entering" into the fastidious Japanese market.

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Reported by Tan Phong

​​​Translated by Lan Vy​

29/01/2020 5:00 CHĐã ban hành
Long An: People asked to install Bluezone applicationLong An: People asked to install Bluezone application
Implementing Official Letter No. 2841/BTTTT-THH dated August 1, 2020 of the Ministry of Information and Communications on deploying propaganda on installing Bluezone application. In order to prevent and control Covid-19 in Long An province effectively, especially in helping to warn people when they have close contact with Covid-19 cases; contributing to proactively preventing and repelling epidemics, the Provincial People's Committee proposed agencies and units to focus on implementing the following solutions:

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Bluezone application interface

1. Departments, committees, branches of provinces, People's Committees of districts, town and city mobilize propaganda, publicize the instruction on installing and using applications at agencies; require all officials, public servants, staffs and employees to install Bluezone for themselves and their relatives; appoint people to record activities in and out of the office, ask people to come to work and install the application.

2. The Department of Education and Training directs training establishments to publicize the instructions on installing and using Bluezone application; ask students who have smart phones to install apps for themselves and their relatives.

3. The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism requires restaurants, hotels and tourism businesses to guide the installation and use of Bluezone applications; recommend customers, tourists to install the application.

4. The Department of Health requires medical facilities to publicize the instructions on installing and using Bluezone application; recommend patients and family members to install Bluezone application for medical examination and treatment.

5. The Department of Transportation and Transport requires transport business units to display Bluezone installation notice and information on installating and using on bus stations and means of transport.

6. Department of Industry and Trade, Department of Planning and Investment, Economic Zone Authority requests enterprises in industrial zones and clusters to publicize the instructions on installing and using Bluezone application; recommend workers in the enterprise to install the application.

7. Department of Information and Communications implements messaging on Zalo channel " Long An E-government"; require telecom businesses to send SMS to people and periodically repeat; direct the propaganda to the people through the grassroots radio system and periodically repeat the installation of Bluezone application.

8. People's Committees of districts, towns and cities assign People's Committees of communes and residential quarters to deploy each house, distributing leaflets to guide people to install and use Bluezone application. Deploy propaganda pictures to stick out prints, show electronic versions in elevators, in crowded places and public places.

9. Proposing the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee and the provincial mass organizations to mobilize a large number of members and association members to install Bluezone for themselves and their relatives. Collaborating with branches and authorities at all levels to promote propaganda, advocacy and organization for union members and members to support people to install and use Bluezone application.

10. Long An Newspaper, Long An Radio and Television organizes to provide news and periodic repetitions on the media, radio and television on installating and using how to use Bluezone application.

* Details of the Bluezone application are downloaded at https://www.bluezone.gov.vn

* Instructions to use Bluezone application for agencies and units are downloaded at https://www.bluezone.gov.vn/tai-lieu 

Including:

Communication forms: SMS, Zalo and radio.

Audio radio nationwide: Read in the local radio, city, on flights, car trips.

Guiding - mobilizing installation: Instruct grassroots government officials, departments, agencies, provincial unions, residential groups, restaurants, hotels, businesses to mobilize the installation.

Content printed leaflet instructions for installation and use: Distribute to people.

Installation video: City TV, elevator, public screen.

Public poster: Bus stop, crowded places.

Propaganda video 8 seconds: Broadcast on television, public screens.

Propaganda video 15 seconds: Broadcast on television, public screens.

Propaganda video 30 seconds: Broadcast on television, public screens.

Implementation time: From August 4, 2020.

Departments, agencies, unions of the province, People's Committees of districts, town and city, Long An Newspaper, Long An Radio and Television Station are proposed to urgently coordinate the implementation of the above solutions./.

Source: http://news.baolongan.vn/

05/08/2020 8:00 SAĐã ban hành
Schools ready for new academic yearSchools ready for new academic year
More than 50 provinces and cities nationwide have announced schedules for the new school year and prepared scenarios to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Tan Thanh Primary-Secondary School in Long An province is ready for the upcoming academic year. (Photo: VNA)

The HCM City Department of Education and Training has submitted a plan with two scenarios to the People's Committee for the opening ceremony of the upcoming 2020-21 academic year.

Each primary, secondary and high school in the city has 1,000-4,000 students, so social distancing cannot be carried out, if required. A full opening ceremony in which everyone attends would be impractical.

Instead, an alternative plan calls for 10 to 20 students to act as representatives for each classroom. But all first, sixth and 10th graders would attend the ceremony under this scenario.

The ceremony would last nearly 60 minutes. As scheduled, it will be organised on September 5. The new school year will start on September 7 and end in late May.

Ha Ngoc Tuan Huy, rector of Lac Long Quan Secondary School in Binh Tan district, said that the school would ensure facilities and safety for students.

Besides disinfecting facilities, the school has prepared devices to check body temperature of its students. All students must wash their hands before entering classrooms. Table surfaces and door handles will be cleaned regularly.

If the city decides to impose social distancing, each classroom will have only about 20 students.

The north central province of Nghe An's Department of Education and Training said that because the province has not recorded any COVID-19 infection, the opening ceremony will still be organised on September 5, with 800,000 students.

The department will instruct educational divisions and schools to ensure safety for students. When they attend the ceremony, they will have to wear masks, wash their hands, and fill out health declarations.

If any student has symptoms such as cough and fever, their health will be checked.

In the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, students will also attend the opening ceremony on September 5. Those at continuing education centres will organise the ceremony on September 7.

The Department of Education and Training in the southern province of Dong Nai will carry out online teaching and extend the school year to complete the training programme if COVID-19 continues developing complicatedly.

Tran Hung Dao Secondary School in the province, for instance, plans to teach its students more skills online if social distancing is put in place.

In the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, the opening ceremony will be held on September 5, but it is waiting for the last instruction from the Ministry of Education and Training.

The department will cooperate with the health sector to disinfect schools before the ceremony. 

Other provinces such as Binh Thuan and Quang Tri plan to organise an online opening ceremony if there is another COVID-19 outbreak.

Da Nang and Quang Nam do not plan to organise an opening ceremony, and the new school year could begin later because these areas are the COVID-19 epicentre now.

The Ministry of Education and Training has instructed educational departments in provinces and cities to strictly comply with regulations while organizing the opening ceremony to ensure COVID-19 prevention and control. 

For provinces and cities carrying out social distancing, schools will hold an online opening ceremony.

Schools should also organise activities related to teaching and learning in the beginning of the new school year to ensure COVID-19 prevention and control.

The ministry has required provinces and cities to review the number of schools, teaching equipment and teachers, especially those for the first grade, for the new school year.

Textbooks should be provided for all students, the ministry said.

To prepare for the upcoming school year, HCM City will put 1,371 new classrooms into use.

The Mekong Delta province of Long An has built more new schools and supplemented teaching devices and equipment for the 2020-2021 school year. The province has allocated total capital of 64.9 billion VND (2.8 million USD) to build 13 schools. 

In the province's Ben Luc district, Luong Binh and Thuan Dao primary schools will be put into use in the upcoming school year. Ben Luc Town Primary School and Ben Luc Town Secondary School are under construction. Ben Luc Town Primary School is expected to open next year and the others in the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year.

Schools in Dong Nai province are ready for the new academic year. The Department of Education and Training has completed training courses for teachers at 300 primary schools.

The People's Committee in the province's Vinh Cuu district has allocated more than 10 billion VND (431,230 USD) to buy equipment to teach first graders under the new training programme.

Binh Duong province's Thu Dau Mot city has upgraded 11 schools. Thuan An city has allocated 10 billion VND to repair schools, which  is expected to be completed by August 30. It four new schools, including Hoa Cuc 10 Kindergarten, An Thanh Primary School, Thuan Giao Secondary School and Trinh Hoai Duc High School.

Since the end of last year, Bau Bang rural district has repaired 16 schools, which are slated to open for the 2020-2021 academic year./.

Source: VNA

30/08/2020 2:00 CHĐã ban hành
Xth Congress Term of Provincial Party Committee - Journey of innovation, breakthrough and enhancementXth Congress Term of Provincial Party Committee - Journey of innovation, breakthrough and enhancement
Over the past 5 years, the Long An Party Committee has implemented the Xth Congress Resolution of the Provincial Party Committee in the context of many advantages, but also faced many difficulties and challenges. With a new vitality, new determination in the strong start of the new term when the X Congress of the Provincial Party Committee was successfully held, a series of tasks and solutions were drastically deployed synchronously and comprehensively, thereby reaping many important achievements in all fields, proving the strength of the great solidarity bloc, unanimity to work together to overcome all difficulties and challenges of the entire Party, the entire people and the entire Long An army.

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In the past term, the industry - construction sector continued to promote well the driving force role for development. Promotion activities to attract domestic and foreign investment were increasingly effective. Notably, the province has focused on creating a breakthrough in infrastructure development, especially transport infrastructure through the implementation and performance of the Program to mobilize all resources to build transport infrastructure systems for industrial development of the province's key economic region and 3 key transport projects.

Along with that, the province has focused on removing bottlenecks in site clearance, creating a clean land fund to attract investment; improving business investment environment and promoting administrative reform. Many large and potential investors have really paid attention to and promoted investment procedures in industrial, residential, urban, commercial - service, solar power projects, creating an important basis and promoting faster socio-economic development.

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Prime Minister - Nguyen Xuan Phuc and leaders of ministries, branches and provinces visit Long An International Port (Photo: MHD)

Trade - services also maintained a stable growth rate, some types of services with high added value such as finance, banking, insurance, telecommunications, logistics continued to develop. Long An International Port was officially put into operation and initially promoted efficiency. Along with that, tourism promotion activities were constantly innovating, many impressive highlights such as the development of ecotourism areas (Lang Sen, Tan Lap Floating Village), the completion and putting into use the key historical - cultural works (Provincial Revolutionary Historical Relic Area, Historical Relic Area Party Committee and Southern Administrative - Resistance Committee, Lawyer Nguyen Huu Tho) has created their own feature and attraction of the land of Long An, attracting more and more domestic and foreign tourists to visit.

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Tan Lap floating village - one of the attractive tourist destinations of Long An (Photo: Tran Thoa)

In the agricultural sector, the province has always focused on strong, drastic and synchronous direction of solutions to effectively implement the hi-tech Agricultural Development Program in association with the restructuring of the agricultural sector. Up to now, awareness in the political system and people has had positive changes, creating consensus in implementation and performance. Project areas for production of rice, dragon fruit, vegetables, and high-tech beef cattle have basically been formed; some new specialized farming areas continued to be invested and brought efficiency (lemon, banana, seafood, etc.); to step by step form value chains in the production, processing and consumption of clean and safe agricultural products.

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Provincial leaders visit and work at Tan Duc Industrial Park (Photo: Thanh My)

Those tireless efforts have brought about great achievements in the process of developing, attracting investment, and transferring the economic structure of the province. We are proud that the economic growth rate is always maintained at a high level, the average for the period 2016-2020 is estimated at 9.11 percent per year; the economic structure continues to shift in the right direction, the proportion of industry - construction and trade - services accounts for 84.8 percent of the size of the economy. Average GRDP per capita in 2020 is estimated at 77 million VND, 1.5 times as high as 2015. The budget revenue has achieved positive results, the annual revenue growth rate will reach 12.8 percent, the budget in 2020 is estimated at 1.78 times compared to 2015, the total budget revenue in the period 2016-2020 increases by 2.03 times compared to the period 2011-2015.

The 2015-2020 term witnessed a sharp transformation and prosperity of Long An's homeland from urban to rural areas in the direction of civilization, modernity, green, cleanness and beauty. This marks the possibility of a remarkable breakthrough in the effective implementation and performance of the new-style rural construction program associated with urban development; In each criterion, the province always attaches great importance to the nature and sustainability, does not chasing for achievements.

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Tan An City is recognized as a Grade-II City

Up to now, the whole province has 93 out of 161 communes meeting the criteria for new-style rural, Chau Thanh district is recognized to meet the new-style rural standard and Tan An city has completed the task of building a new-style rural; Currently, the province is preparing the application for recognition of the new-style rural standard for Kien Tuong town and Tan Tru district. The scarcity of water for production and daily life of the people in the low-land regions of Can Duoc and Can Giuoc districts has been basically resolved after decades of difficulties.

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The model of growing hi-tech clean vegetables is increasingly effective

At the same time, the fields of health, education, poverty reduction, job creation, social security,  and so on are always focused, the people's material and spiritual life continues to be raised, the living environment has many improvements; the poverty rate decreased to 1.22 percent. Many deep and practical imprints among the people is the effectiveness and success of the campaign to build and repair houses for people with meritorious services, poor households and Charity and Social Security programs mobilized and sponsored by former State President - Truong Tan Sang to build bridges, roads, schools, supports breeding cows for people in border areas and disadvantaged areas of the province.

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Defense - security is guaranteed (Photo: Prevention exercises, fighting the enemy in air defense)

At the same time, national defense and security have been strengthened, ensuring political security, social order and safety; well manage the border, maintain sovereignty and territorial integrity. Foreign affairs and international cooperation have been strengthened, consolidated, expanded and comprehensively developed to create a favorable environment for socio-economic development.

The period 2015-2020 also recognizes the innovation in leadership, management and in action methods associated with the desire for the people to serve of the Provincial Party Committee. Typically, the implementation and performance of Party building work, building a clean and strong political system in the spirit of Central Resolution 4 (Session XII), is associated with studying and following Ho Chi Minh's beliefs, morality, style, regulations on exemplifying for cadres and party members. Since then, it creates an important change in the fight against degradation in political ideology, morality and lifestyle of cadres and party members, especially leaders at all levels, creating firm beliefs among the people. The consolidation, arrangement and streamlining of the organizational apparatus of the provincial political system under the Provincial Party Committee's Project No. 02-DA/TU to concretize the Resolution No. 18 and 19 of the Party Central Committee (Session XII ) was focused closely with political determination and positive results.

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Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council - Pham Van Ranh awards the Prime Minister's certificates of merit to collectives and 2 individuals with achievements in the implementation of Directive 05 from 2016-2019 (Photo: Thanh Nga)

Secretaries at all levels from the province to grassroots level regularly organize dialogues and contact with people about key issues, breakthroughs in development, and pressing issues in the residential community, thereby they understand more problems clearly that arise in practice to share, disassemble and solve radically and effectively.

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Organizational structure is continued to streamline, improve quality, capacity, qualifications, enthusiasm for serving people

The close relationship between the Party, the government and the people, the business community is always highly built, ensuring that each officer and party member must strive to truly "Be close to the people, respect the people, understand the people, be responsible to the people", "Listen to the people, say what people understand, make what people believe"; at the same time, they always pay attention to strengthening and consolidating the block of great unity all the people. Thereby, the people and the business community increasingly believe and agree more on the direction and leadership of the Party and State, constantly promoting the spirit of solidarity, the will to strive, and their will to contribute together with the Party Committee, the government to build the hometown of Long An increasingly richer and more beautiful.

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The socialized rural traffic works, the State and the people together make the homeland of Long An richer and more beautiful

The past 5 years' results and achievements have created a flourishing panorama of a dynamic, potential and promising Long An. Although there are still targets and tasks that have not been fully completed, but we have the right to affirm that the Long An Party Committee, government and people have successfully implemented the Xth Congress Resolution of the Provincial Party Committee.

In the coming time, with a favorable geographical location, it will be the gateway to the Southeast and the Mekong River Delta, adjacent to Ho Chi Minh City, with a synchronous and complete transportation system, With inter-upland connectivity, with an international port already in operation, Long An is having the opportunity to receive a wave of potential investment in the fields of industry, residential, urban, commercial - service, tourism, and hi-tech agriculture, especially in areas bordering Ho Chi Minh City. The province correctly assesses the situation, accurately forecasts opportunities and challenges, proposes standard political decisions that are suitable to reality and popularism, surely the way ahead will be widened and the journey of the Congress term. The XIth Provincial Party Committee will reap greater success and be more firmly.

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Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council - Pham Van Ranh plants trees donated by the Ho Chi Minh relic at Presidential Palace

We believe that the achieved results in the past term will be a solid premise for the Party Committee and people of the province to continue promoting the glorious tradition of "Loyalty, resilience", solidarity, unity, overcoming all difficulties and challenges, steadily moving forward, bringing Long An to a fast and sustainable development in the next stages, striving to achieve the target by 2025 000to maintain its leading position in the Mekong River Delta. By 2030, it will become a well-developed province in the Southern key economic region./.

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

14/10/2020 11:00 SAĐã ban hành
Prime Minister received a number of investors in Long AnPrime Minister received a number of investors in Long An
On the occasion of the inauguration ceremony of Phuoc Dong Port Industrial Park in Long An, on the morning of March 21, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received the Consulate General of the United States, South Korea, and India in Ho Chi Minh City and leaders of multinational corporations: GS Energy, Alibaba are investing in Long An.

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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Consul General of the United States, South Korea and India in Ho Chi Minh City and leaders of multinational corporations investing in Long An. Photo VGP / Quang Hieu

At the meeting, representatives of foreign diplomatic missions highly appreciated Vietnam's economic development achievements in 2020, especially the achievements in COVID-19 epidemic prevention and double goals of Vietnam.

Representatives of the diplomatic missions said that more and more US, Korean and Indian businesses were interested in resuming investment in Vietnam; It is believed that after the international commercial routes are reconnected, foreign investors will soon come to Vietnam to seek cooperation opportunities.

Leaders of GS Energy and Alibaba groups expressed confidence in the stable growth of the Vietnamese economy; thank the Government and the authorities of Vietnam for creating favorable conditions in the process of making investment procedures in Long An; At the same time, he wishes to continue participating more in investment, production and business activities in Vietnam, thereby making more practical contributions to the growth of Vietnam's economy in the coming time.

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Speaking at the meeting, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc sincerely thanked and highly appreciated the attention of the US, South Korean, and Indian diplomatic missions in promoting and promoting business investment activities of foreign enterprises entering Vietnam, especially in the difficult context of the world economy due to the heavy impact of COVID-19 epidemic.

The Prime Minister also acknowledged and welcomed GS Energy and Alibaba groups with strong financial potential, which are prestigious global brands that have been and continue to invest, production and business activities of Vietnam in general and Long An in particular.

The Prime Minister affirmed that the Government of Vietnam will continue to persevere in implementing the dual goal of both preventing the COVID-19 epidemic and promoting economic growth; attracting investment. Along with that, Vietnam will constantly improve the business investment environment, creating more favorable business for foreign investors to invest in Vietnam in the coming time.

Reported by Online Newspaper of the Government - Viet Nam Government Portal

Translated by NT 

22/03/2021 10:00 SAĐã ban hành
In the first 6 months of 2019, Long An’s economic growth reached 9.89%In the first 6 months of 2019, Long An’s economic growth reached 9.89%
According to Long An Provincial People’s Committee, the province’s Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) in the first 6 months of 2019 reached 9.89%. In which, sector I (agriculture, forestry and fishery) increased by 2.17% (the same period in 2018 increased by 4.82%); sector II (industry and construction) increased by 14.65% (the same period in 2018 increased by 15.11%); sector III (trade and service) increased by 7.5% (the same period in 2018 increased by 7.42%).

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In the first 6 months of 2019, sector II (industry and construction) had a growth rate of 14.65%

Compared to the economic growth of the same period in 2018, the economic growth rate in the first 6 months of 2019 was lower but still reached the set plan.

The economic growth rate of the first 6 months of 2019 shows that, over the past time, the leaders of the provincial People's Committee have well implemented the Resolution of the Provincial Party Committee, the People's Council and the socio-economic development plan in 2019. With this result, the province has many advantages. It is forecasted, in 2019, the province will reach and exceed the economic growth target according to the set plan of 9.6%.

In the last 6 months of 2019, the Provincial People's Committee proposes that the provincial departments and branches, the People's Committees of districts, towns and cities to focus on well implementing tasks and solutions to promote production and business, striving to achieve higher growth than planned. In particular, focusing on implementing the administrative reform solutions; removing difficulties, accelerating the disbursement of public investment capital; timely solving difficulties in production and business, especially large enterprises, enterprises exporting key products of the province, promoting production development./.​

Reported by Minh Đang​

Translated by Lan Vy​

11/06/2019 4:00 CHĐã ban hành
Long An: Businesses pledge sufficient goods and do not increase prices during Covid-19Long An: Businesses pledge sufficient goods and do not increase prices during Covid-19
On March 12, Director of Long An Department of Industry and Trade - Le Minh Duc conducted a survey, grasping information on goods supply, stabilizing the market of distribution and retail businesses in the province.

Accordingly, the delegation conducted surveys at 4 commercial businesses including Moc Hoa Trading Joint Stock Company (Kien Tuong Town), Co.opmart Tan An Supermarket, and Import Export and Trading Joint Stock Company. Long An Import Export, Long An Food Company (Tan An City).

Director of the Department of Industry and Trade of Long An - Le Minh Duc said that, before the complicated situation of the Covid-19 disease, consumers have the psychology of storing essential goods. Currently many consumers buy many items for temporary storage such as rice, instant noodles, sauces, spices, detergents, ... affecting the market.

Mr. Le Minh Duc asked the distribution and retail businesses to proactively source goods, especially essential goods to supply when people need, stabilize the market and avoid speculation and price increases. . Consumers should not panic and hoard goods. Through the survey, enterprises in the province have an abundant supply and goods initiative.

In particular, Long An is a locality with many businesses trading, milling, and processing rice, so the amount of rice is indispensable if the disease situation worsens. The Department requires all enterprises trading and exporting rice to reserve and store at 5% of total rice production, processing, domestic consumption and export in the first 6 months of 2019 to ensure wage security. real.

Up to now, 3 units are Moc Hoa Trading Joint Stock Company, Co.opmart Tan An Supermarket, Long An Import Export and Trading Joint Stock Company stockpile nearly 70 billion dong. In particular, most of the reserve goods are instant noodles, spices, canned food, dipping sauce, drinking water, hand sanitizer, household sanitary water, masks, ... Long An Food Company exists warehouse more than 43,000 tons of rice. All sold goods are committed by businesses not to increase compared to weekdays.

Mr. Le Minh Duc recommends that consumers do not need to buy large quantities of food, foodstuffs and necessities, but should buy only in sufficient quantities to ensure daily necessities for their families. 

Reported by Mai Huong

​Translated by Lan Vy​

13/03/2020 3:00 CHĐã ban hành
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