|Long An is an attractive destination for investors||Long An is an attractive destination for investors|
With the advantage of being located at the gateway of the Mekong Delta region adjacent to Ho Chi Minh City, Long An province is an important intersection in the trade of goods and an attractive investment attraction of many businesses industry in recent years.
Recently, investment attraction in the province has achieved many outstanding results
In the context of the epidemic raging and complicated developments, but Long An still has many large enterprises and corporations coming to invest. In 2021, Long An attracts more than 3.8 billion USD in foreign investment, ranking second in the country.
To become an attractive destination, Long An is always interested in implementing reform of administrative procedures, improving many investment procedures and investing in transport infrastructure. Specifically, recently, the province has granted investment certificates to a number of foreign investors within 1 day of receiving complete and valid documents.
Prominent as the project of Lotte Eco Logis Long An Co., Ltd of Lotte Land Co., Ltd (invested by Korea); The project implementation site is at Phu An Thanh Industrial Park, An Thanh commune, Ben Luc district, with an area of 79,142 m2, with a total investment capital of phase 1 of 306 billion VND, equivalent to over 13,450 USD. Investment project of Coca Cola beverage factory with total capital of more than 136 million USD (equivalent to more than 3,109 billion VND) in Phu An Thanh Industrial Park, Ben Luc district.
Head of the Provincial Economic Zone Management Board - Nguyen Thanh Thanh said that the quick settlement of investment procedures is one of the things that the provincial leaders thoroughly grasp and direct to implement seriously. The year 2022 has been selected as a breakthrough year in economic development in order to well fulfill the goals set out by the Resolution of the Provincial Party Congress.
The province strives to by 2025, continue to maintain its leading position in terms of economy in the Mekong Delta and by 2030, to become a well-developed province in the southern key economic region. From the beginning of 2022 until now, industrial parks in the province alone have attracted a total FDI investment capital of 261.13 million USD and domestic enterprise capital of 8,863 billion VND.
Recently, on April 8, the province awarded investment registration certificates to 4 customers investing in Phuoc Dong Wharf Industrial Park (Can Duoc district) in 2022 with a total registered investment capital of 1,531 billion VND. Investors awarded certificates: Tan Binh Vegetable Oil Joint Stock Company - Nakydaco, TNL Trading and Service Company Limited, Hicrete Company Limited and Allmed Medical Textile Vietnam Co., Ltd.
In particular, there is a project of Tan Binh Vegetable Oil Joint Stock Company with a total investment of nearly 1,000 billion VND, which was granted an investment certificate by the province in just one day after receiving all valid documents for approval online application form.
Mr. Le Tu Minh - Chairman of the Board of Directors of IMG Phuoc Dong Joint Stock Company said that "The investment environment in Long An province is increasingly improved in all aspects, thereby attracting many large investors. Over the years to invest in the province, the company has always received the support and companion of the province, the provincial leaders always take the time to listen to thoughts, feelings and suggestions and recommendations. In particular, recently, I was impressed when the province granted investment certificates to a number of businesses within 1 day after receiving all valid documents. This is a very important plus point in building the image and investment attraction environment of the province."
Long An is continuing to invest heavily in transport infrastructure, creating many driving forces for development and attracting investment
According to Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut, the province's investment promotion and attraction over the past time has always had a focus and focus; incessantly innovating and reforming strongly and essentially to attract large projects, create spillover effects, attract many other supporting satellite projects, form a positive investment and business environment and cooperation. joint development between Long An province and strategic partners. With the motto "always accompanies businesses, considers enterprises' difficulties as difficulties of the province", Long An affirms that it respects and is always ready to welcome, as well as create all the most favorable conditions for business. production and business investors.
"The province also continues to call for socialization in infrastructure investment, especially in transport infrastructure connecting the region and with industrial zones and clusters to create more motivations and favorable conditions for revenue generation better investment attraction", emphasized Mr. Nguyen Van Ut.
Reported by Le Duc
Translated by NT
|13/04/2022 8:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|Provincial leaders receive and work with Kusto Group and Coteccons Construction Joint Stock Company||Provincial leaders receive and work with Kusto Group and Coteccons Construction Joint Stock Company|
On August 9, 2022, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council – Nguyen Van Duoc received leaders of Kusto Group and Coteccons Construction Joint Stock Company to learn about the investment environment in Long An.
Provincial leaders take pictures with the delegation
It is known that Kusto Group is an investment group with a history of nearly 25 years and is present in 10 countries in 4 continents with annual revenue of over 1 billion USD; mainly operates in 4 fields: oil and gas, agriculture, building materials and real estate. During 15 years of operation in Vietnam, the group has successfully completed 10 deals, with a total value of assets under management of about 700 million USD. Kusto Group is also a major shareholder of Coteccons Construction Joint Stock Company - one of the leading companies in the construction field in Vietnam.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council - Nguyen Van Duoc (right) presents gifts to Mr. Yerkin Tatishev - Chairman and Co-Founder of Kusto Group
At the meeting, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council - Nguyen Van Duoc expressed his pleasure to welcome Mr. Yerkin Tatishev - Chairman and Co-Founder of Kusto Group, Mr. Bolat Duisenov - Chairman of the Council Management of Coteccons Construction Joint Stock Company. At the same time, briefly introduce to investors about the outstanding achievements of Long An and the province's development orientation and perspective. The Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee hopes that Kusto Group and Coteccons Construction Joint Stock Company will choose Long An as an investment destination; Provincial leaders pledged to always create favorable conditions for businesses to invest in the area.
Reported by TH
Translated by NT
|10/08/2022 9:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|The People's Committee of Long An province worked with the delegation of Chungcheongnam-do province to explore investment opportunities||The People's Committee of Long An province worked with the delegation of Chungcheongnam-do province to explore investment opportunities|
On the afternoon of September 7, authorized by the leader of the People's Committee of Long An province, Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs - Le Hoang Thanh received and worked with the delegation of Chungcheongnam-do province (Korea) to explore investment opportunities. in the province.
The delegation of Chungcheongnam-do province worked with the Provincial People's Committee to explore investment opportunities in Long An
The delegation of Chungcheongnam-do province was led by Mr. Man Pyo Hong - Director of the Department of International Cooperation and Trade in Chungcheongnam-do province. Accompanied by Mr. Dong Hyong Shin - Chairman of Chungcheongnam-do Provincial Business Association and Mr. Joon Ho Lee - Director of Economic Promotion Office of Chungcheongnam-do Province in Hanoi.
Over the past 17 years, since the two provinces signed the cooperation agreement on May 9, 2005, Long An province and Chungcheongnam-do province have maintained a good cooperative relationship in a number of fields, especially in the exchange of cultural exchange delegations, in public administration and in education. Thereby, the two sides have understood each other better about each other's culture, customs, practices, viewpoints and ways, of each ethnic group in general, and of each locality in particular.
However, in the field of investment promotion and exchange, the two sides have not implemented effective activities in recent years. Chungcheongnam-do Province only held one investment promotion conference in the province (2008) and vice versa, Long An held an investment promotion conference inviting small and medium-sized enterprises of Chungcheongnam-do province to attend. in 2011. Besides, the field of exchange of information on agricultural production and the field of commerce, market research has not carried out any specific activities in recent years.
Authorized by leaders of the Provincial People's Committee, Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs - Le Hoang Thanh and leaders of related departments and branches to continue and work with the Delegation of Chungcheongnam-do province
At the meeting, the province informed the delegation about the situation of Korean investors operating in the province. Accordingly, Korea is ranked second among foreign investors in terms of the number of projects as well as the amount of investment capital in many fields. Representatives of relevant departments and sectors informed about the potential of the province as well as the areas where businesses in Chungcheongnam-do province can invest in Long An.
Head of the Mission to Chungcheongnam-do province - Mr. Man Pyo Hong expressed his delight at the extremely warm welcome of Long An province. He said, on the basis of this visit and the visit of the Governor of Chungcheongnam-do Province in November, the province will introduce and create favorable conditions for many businesses to invest here, contributing to further strengthening. cooperation between the two regions.
Mr. Man Pyo Hong also shared that, in addition to cooperation in economic development, with its strengths and experiences, Chungcheongnam-do province can also support Long An province in the field of human resource training, processing and manufacturing. processing seafood and agricultural products, building smart cities and disaster warning systems,...
Mr. Man Pyo Hong (left) gives Mr. Le Hoang Thanh a gift to thank him for the warm welcome of Long An province to the Delegation.
On behalf of the provincial leaders, Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs - Le Hoang Thanh invited enterprises of Chungcheongnam-do province to participate in the exhibition between the two provinces on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Korea and Vietnam. to be held in December 2022. He hopes that businesses in Chungcheongnam-do province will choose Long An as an investment destination in the near future. The province is committed to providing full information and maximum support for businesses when investing in Long An./.
Reported by An Ky
Translated by NT
|08/09/2022 2:00 CH||Đã ban hành|
|Winter-Spring crop 2022-2023: The whole province builds 200 large rice fields||Winter-Spring crop 2022-2023: The whole province builds 200 large rice fields|
In the winter-spring and winter-spring rice crop 2022-2023, the whole province of Long An built 200 large fields with a total area of over 14,620 hectares, down 1,191 hectares over the same period.
Participating in the Big Field model, farmers have a profit of 2-3 million VND/hectares higher than outside the model
Information from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the winter-spring rice crop 2022-2023, the province sowed over 225,170 hectares of rice, reaching 104 percent of the plan, equaling 99.7 percent over the same period. Up to now, the harvest has been completed, the dry yield is estimated at 66.7 quintals/hectares, the output is over 1.5 million tons. In which, high-quality rice group accounts for 45 percent, including varieties: Dai Thom 8, OM5451, OM4900, OM18, OM6976, ... concentrated in districts: Tan Hung, Vinh Hung, Moc Hoa and Kien Tuong town ,...
According to Director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development - Nguyen Thanh Truyen, in the province, there are 832 hectares of VietGAP certified rice. In the Winter-Spring season 2022-2023, the provincial Agriculture sector organized production and consumption linkages with Loc Troi Group Joint Stock Company in 151 field visits with 2,198 participating households, the implementation area was over 10,366 hectares, an increase over 387 hectares over the same period. In addition, there are 25 cooperatives in the province that participate in linking consumption with enterprises to invest in product consumption, with a total area of over 14,085 hectares.
When participating in large fields, farmers reduce the cost of seeds (the number of seeds sown is lower than outside about 10-20kg/hectares), reduce the amount of fertilizer (in large fields produced according to the recommended process, the quantity nitrogen fertilizer is lower than outside about 20-22kg/hectares), reducing the number of sprays and the dose of pesticides. From the above factors, the profit of farmers in large fields is 2-3 million VND/hectares higher.
In general, the situation of rice consumption and price when farmers participate in large fields is also more favorable, enterprises buy 500-2,000 VND/kg higher than the market price. However, at present, the expansion of the area associated with production associated with consumption in the model of large fields is still quite limited, not commensurate with the potential of the province.
Reported by Minh Tue
Traslated by NT
|27/04/2023 8:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|In July 2022, tourists to Long An are estimated at 30,000 arrivals||In July 2022, tourists to Long An are estimated at 30,000 arrivals|
In July 2022, tourists to Long An are estimated at 30,000, including 50 international visitors, revenue is estimated at 15 billion. The number of international visitors to the province in July and early 2022 is considered a very positive signal for the tourism industry after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Generally in the first seven months of 2022, tourism activities of Long An province recorded a return to excitement when welcoming about 265,000 visitors, revenue of 135 billion VND. As a satellite tourist destination of Ho Chi Minh City, Long An continues to upgrade, exploit and promote calls for investment in key and key items of the province to welcome resort tourists, tourism combined with conferences, seminars, ... At the same time, focusing on building new products for the travel industry, focusing on green tourism, taking rural tourism as a highlight, taking the local community community method as a central object for planning and development.
Currently, the province is focusing on carefully preparing the contents of the Long An Provincial Culture - Tourism Week 2022 which will take place from September 17, 2022 to September 21, 2022. Promote cooperation with newspapers and radio agencies in the province to promote and promote tourism with the theme "The strength of Long An". Organize cadres and civil servants to learn experiences in tourism promotion and promotion with Da Lat University; complete the map of the number of routes and facilities serving Long An tourism./.
Reported by TH
Translated by NT
|10/08/2022 10:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|Action plan to promote green growth in agriculture||Action plan to promote green growth in agriculture|
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has approved an action plan to implement the National Strategy on Green Growth from 2021-2030.
Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
The plan aims to specify goals, tasks and solutions to realise the strategy and the national action plan for green growth.
Under the plan, the ministry will work to develop the agricultural sector in an ecological, organic, circular and low-carbon direction to improve growth quality, added value, competitiveness and sustainable development, while reducing pollution in agricultural production and rural areas, and promoting energy efficiency towards carbon neutralisation by 2050.
Specifically, the sector aims for 2.5-3% in annual growth, and 42% in forest coverage.
It will strive to increase the use of organic fertilisers to 30% of all those consumed, along with 30% of pesticides and at least 30% of farm areas using water-saving systems.
The agricultural sector aims for 2.5-3% in annual growth (Photo: VNA)
The sector will switch 300,000 hectares of rice to other crops with higher economic and environmental efficiency, while aiming for over 2% of organic farms out of the total farming area.
It will also upgrade small-scale breeding farms to larger scale ones, while applying solutions to protect fishery resources sustainably, developing concentrated material forest areas, recovering natural forests, and dealing with pollution caused by agro-forestry-fishery processing activities.
The agricultural sector will also take measures to encourage green consumption, strengthening the building of new-style rural areas in a greener and more sustainable manner, and improving human resources.
In order to ensure resources for green growth, it will mobilise social resources, especially those from businesses, while calling for financial support and technology transfer through international cooperation activities./.
|27/09/2022 8:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|Seminar seeks sustainable export in context of FTAs implementation||Seminar seeks sustainable export in context of FTAs implementation|
A seminar has been recently held in Hanoi to discuss developing sustainable export in the context of free trade agreements (FTAs) implementation.
Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
Speaking at the event, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Industry and Trade's Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency Le Hoang Tai said under the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years, the agency has actively used modern technology and launched digital transformation in trade promotion activities.
In order to help firms penetrate markets effectively, the agency and the Vietnamese trade offices abroad held over 60 sessions to offer consultancy to them, especially those related to capacity and technological transfer, he added.
Vuong Duc Anh, Chief of the Office of the Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex)'s Board of Directors, said in 2020 when COVID-19 broke out, Vietnam surpassed Bangladesh to become the second biggest exporter of apparel, only behind China.
Though its exports hit 40 billion USD in 2021 and profit reached a record of nearly 1.5 trillion VND, the sector has yet to make the best use of FTAs due to rules of origin and self-sufficiency of materials.
Between now and 2025, Vinatex targets becoming a one-stop supplier of yarn, fabric and end-products for knitwear, especially green products to meet demand of big retailers.
Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
Vice President and General Secretary of the Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association Phan Thi Thanh Xuan said the rate of domestically made products in the sector now reaches 55%. The figure is expected to increase to 70-80% in the near future.
Economist Le Quoc Phong said the State should issue policies to improve export in terms of quality and added value, raise the rate of domestically-made items, use technological advances, and enhance the competitiveness of exporters.
Tai called for attention to human resources training, not only in production but also in trade to achieve sustainable and more effective exports./.
|05/09/2022 10:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|Int’l organisations upbeat on Vietnam’s development prospects: PM||Int’l organisations upbeat on Vietnam’s development prospects: PM|
Many prestigious international organisations and experts have highly valued Vietnam’s development achievements and prospects, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh told a government meeting in Hanoi on August 3.
Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
The leader cited forecast by Standard Chartered, VinaCapital, Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC), and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as saying Vietnam's GDP will grow from 6.5% to 6.9% this year.
Vietnam has maintained macro-economic stability and major balances, and put inflation under control, creating an important foundation for rapid, sustainable socio-economic recovery and development, he emphasised.
Regarding tasks and solutions in the time ahead, the PM asked ministries and agencies to implement their set tasks and plans, and tackle both pending and emerging issues.
Priorities should be given to consolidating institutions, he said, urging ministries, agencies and localities to focus on socio-economic recovery and development, economic restructuring, growth model reform and improving the economy's resilience, along with cultural development, environmental protection, national defence and security, external affairs, and the communication work.
At the government meeting (Photo: VNA)
Given the huge tasks ahead, the PM highlighted the role of heads of agencies, and the need to keep a close watch on the situation and set out feasible targets and solutions.
The Ministry of Planning and Investment reported at the meeting that the domestic monetary market has remained stable with credit growth of 9.42%. Budget collection in the first seven months of this year fulfilled 77.8% of the estimate and rose 18.1%.
The index of industrial production (IIP) expanded 8.8% during the seven-month period, and the rise was seen in 61 out of the 63 cities and provinces.
Export-import also increased 14.8%, with export up 16.1% and import up 13.6%, and a trade surplus of 764 million USD.
Regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Health said the country recorded more than 9 million cases between January and July, of which some 8.5 million have recovered. The death toll stood at nearly 11,000 or 0.1% of the caseload.
As of July 31, Vietnam administered more than 246 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, among the countries with the highest vaccination coverage worldwide as recognised by the World Health Organisation./.
|05/08/2022 8:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|Long An takes advantage of opportunities and opportunity to welcome the wave of FDI investment from Japan||Long An takes advantage of opportunities and opportunity to welcome the wave of FDI investment from Japan|
On September 13, 2023, within the framework of the working program in Japan, the Investment and Trade Promotion Delegation of Long An province attended many important investment promotion activities, achieving many good results. beautiful and positive.
The Vietnam - Japan Trade and Investment Promotion Forum in 2023 is organized by the Vietnam Confederation of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in coordination with organizations in Japan. Attending the Forum, there were Mr. Pham Quang Hieu - Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan; Mr. Hoang Quang Phong - Vice President of Vietnam Federation of Commerce and Industry; Ms. Kakihara Atsuko - Co-Chair of the Japan Business Association and JMBCC; Mr. Yoshikawa Tetsushi, Deputy General Director of Trade Policy, Trade Policy Department of the Ministry of Economics and Trade of Japan (METI).
On Long An province's side, there was the attendance of Mr. Nguyen Van Ut - Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee and members of the province's working delegation. The program also has the participation of Hung Yen and Soc Trang provinces; industrial park infrastructure enterprises in Vietnam; with the participation of over 150 representatives of large businesses and corporations in Japan.
Long An province delegation at the Forum
Speaking at the opening of the Forum, Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan - Pham Quang Hieu said that economic and trade relations between Vietnam and Japan are developing strongly. Japan is currently Vietnam's leading economic partner, No. 1 partner in ODA, No. 2 partner in labor, No. 3 partner in investment and tourism, No. 4 partner in trade. Ambassador Pham Quang Hieu assessed that Vietnam - Japan relations are at the best stage in history; With the support of the Governments and People of the two countries, Vietnam - Japan relations have favorable conditions to develop to new heights, strengthening cooperation in traditional fields such as investment and trade cooperation. , tourism, labor and even new areas of cooperation such as green transition, energy transition...; promote local and people-to-people exchanges between the two countries.
Within the framework of activities commemorating the 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan, the Ambassador highly appreciated the connecting role of VCCI and the positivity of localities in calling for investment attraction. comprehensive cooperation with Japanese partners. At the same time, he believes that localities need to make efforts to reform administrative procedures, invest in synchronous infrastructure, improve the quality of human resources, aiming to call for investment according to sustainable and environmentally friendly goals. These are prerequisite factors for Japanese businesses to invest abroad.
Attending the forum, Mr. Nguyen Van Ut - Chairman of the People's Committee of Long An province gave an overview of Long An province's planning for the period 2021 - 2030, with a vision to 2050, emphasizing the potential and benefits of Long An province. Long An province's position in attracting investment and trade. The province has many industrial parks and export processing zones with synchronous technical infrastructure. In addition, the province has an abundant labor source with nearly 1 million people of working age, improving the quality of human resources when bringing in workers. moved to study and receive training in Japan. Mr. Nguyen Van Ut also said that some key areas that the province is prioritizing to attract investment include: industry, electronics, international quality urban areas; high-tech agriculture; logistics. logistics. These are all areas where Japanese partners have many strengths and have affirmed their position in the global market.
Within the framework of the Forum, Saigon Telecommunications Technology Joint Stock Company signed a memorandum of understanding with Vally Campus Japan (VCJ) and Valley Campus Saigon (VCS) on cooperation in implementing projects. in Long An related to human resource development, solution development and technology transfer in the fields of agriculture and environment. Cooperation in training and supplying highly qualified human resources to meet Japan's most stringent requirements in the fields of agriculture and information technology industry; Solution platforms deploy high-tech agricultural/IoT application platforms, apply Blockchain technology to traceability and track and measure carbon emissions, the environmental field applies new technologies of industrial revolution 4.0 in Vietnam. This is the only cooperation signing at the forum and received a lot of attention and appreciation from Japanese partners to realize the goal of industrialization and modernization associated with sustainable development that the province has achieved. Long An is heading towards.
Also in the working program on September 13, the province's delegation participated in a discussion with the leaders of the Japan - Vietnam Economic Committee (Keidanren). Receiving the delegation were Mr. Fujimoto Masayoshi - Chairman of Keidanren and Chairman of Sojitz Corporation along with leaders of leading corporations in Japan such as Hitachi, Japan Airlines, Sumitomo, Japan International Bank,...
Long An Province attended the Discussion with the Vietnam - Japan Economic Committee (Keidanren)
At the meeting, Acting Director of the Department of Planning and Investment - Truong Van Liep briefly presented the province's economic achievements, potential and investment attraction orientation in the coming time; At the same time, he expressed his desire to continue welcoming and working with Keidanren Institutes in Long An as soon as possible.
Keidanren leaders said that Japanese businesses highly appreciate the potential of the Vietnamese market, especially the southern provinces, including Long An province. At the same time, we hope that the province will focus on simplicity, improve the efficiency of administrative procedures, train highly specialized human resources, and invest in synchronous infrastructure so that Japanese investors can trust the province to invest for a long time. long and develop together with the province.
Ending the schedule in Tokyo, tomorrow the province's delegation will move to Osaka City to attend the "Japan Vietnam Trade and Investment Promotion Forum" (Kansai) in 2023; Visit and work at the Vietnamese Consulate General in Osaka (Japan)./.
The delegation of Long An province participated in investment and trade promotion in Japan from September 10 to September 16 at the invitation of the Vietnam Confederation of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Vietnamese Consulate General. in Osaka. Before that, the delegation paid a courtesy visit and greeting at the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan; working with the Japan External Trade Organization JETRO; paid a courtesy visit to the Japanese Parliamentarian and worked with a number of businesses and universities in Japan.
Reported by the Department of Planning and Investment
Translated by NT
|14/09/2023 4:00 CH||Đã ban hành|
|Long An will have over 50 industrial parks by 2030||Long An will have over 50 industrial parks by 2030|
According to the provincial planning recently approved by the Prime Minister, by 2030, Long An will have 51 industrial parks with an area of over 12,400 hectares.
The whole province currently has 34 established industrial parks
Currently, the whole province has 34 industrial parks established with a total area of over 9,250 hectares. Of these, 26 Industrial Parks are eligible to receive investment with a planned land area of nearly 6,000 hectares (20 Industrial Parks are in operation).
In August alone, Industrial Parks attracted investment in 18 projects (11 FDI projects and 7 domestic projects); Accumulated in the first 8 months of 2023, 96 investment projects will be attracted (61 FDI projects, 35 domestic investment projects with total new investment capital of over 518 million USD and over 20,300 billion VND, respectively). The occupancy rate in active Industrial Parks reached 87.15 percent.
Thus, the number of industrial parks in the whole province by 2030 is 51 with an area of over 12,400 hectares. With this area, Long An province ranks second in the country (after Binh Duong province) in terms of industrial park area. This is an opportunity to attract investors to the Industrial Park./.
Reported by Chau Son
Translated by NT
|13/09/2023 6:00 CH||Đã ban hành|
|The 11th General Assembly of TPO - Awakening Long An tourism potential||The 11th General Assembly of TPO - Awakening Long An tourism potential|
The 11th General Assembly of TPO - Awakening Long An tourism potential
On September 13, in Jeonju City, Jeollabul Province, Korea, the opening session of the 11th General Assembly of the Asia-Pacific Cities Tourism Promotion Organization (referred to as TPO) took place under chaired by TPO Co-Chairman, Mayor of Jeonju City - Mr. Woo Beom-ki and TPO Secretary General - Mr. Woo Kyoung-ha.
Vietnam has 8 provinces and cities that are members of the Asia-Pacific Cities Tourism Promotion Organization, including Long An province
With the theme "Tourism is the driving force behind local economic growth", this congress is an opportunity to further strengthen the network among TPO members to enhance cooperation and promote an encouraging environment. free exchange of information, expertise and best practices in the tourism sector.
At the same time, this is an opportunity for members to commit to solving and overcome the challenges they face due to the Covid-19 epidemic and climate change, and unite to contribute to creating viable solutions. , aiming to maximize the benefits of tourism for its members.
The TPO organization was established in 2002, is a network of tourist cities in the Asia-Pacific region, serving as a center for promotion, information and communication between member cities in the region. organization.
To date, the unit has 132 members, coming from provinces and cities of many countries and territories: Vietnam, Korea, China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Russia, Philippines, Thailand and Taiwan (China),…
Vice Chairman of Long An Provincial People's Committee - Pham Tan Hoa attended the opening of the 11th General Assembly of the Asia-Pacific Cities Tourism Promotion Organization
Vietnam alone has 8 provinces and cities as members including: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Bac Ninh, Vung Tau City (Ba Ria-Vung Tau province), Da Lat City (Ba Ria-Vung Tau province). Lam Dong) and Long An province.
At the discussion sessions, TPO members shared about green tourism development and local tourism recovery after the Covid-19 epidemic; the strengths of each locality to promote and cooperate in promoting tourism; tourism development activities in the 4.0 era; difficulties and challenges to develop green, sustainable tourism, creating more products to attract tourists;...
With over 125 historical and cultural relics and traditional festivals widely distributed throughout the area, stretching along the Vam Co Dong and Vam Co Tay river basins, Long An province has a lot of potential to develop tourism. calendar. In particular, we focus on developing health tourism, golf tourism, agricultural experience tourism, entertainment tourism, cultural - historical tourism, research tourism, and association tourism. Suitable for events, seminars, etc.
With existing potentials and advantages, this TPO General Assembly will be a great opportunity to help Long An introduce and promote local culture, cuisine and tourism to all TPO members and local businesses. businesses in the community with the desire to call for investment cooperation based on suitability and existing strengths to awaken the tourism industry of Long An province in the coming time"./.
Reported by Huynh Phong
Translated by NT
|14/09/2023 5:00 CH||Đã ban hành|
|Ministry projects three economic growth scenarios for 2024||Ministry projects three economic growth scenarios for 2024|
The Ministry of Planning and Investment has outlined three potential economic growth scenarios for 2024, with the highest GDP growth rate forecast at 6.5%.
Gemalink Deep-Sea Port in Ba Rịa - Vung Tau province (Photo: VNA)
These projections stem from the Government's socio-economic
development strategy for the 2021-25 period, combined with endeavours to
meet the 2023 growth goal of 6.5%.
Given the challenges faced by the Vietnamese economy between 2021-23,
2024 is anticipated to be a pivotal year for Vietnam to accomplish the
objectives of its five-year plan.
In the first scenario, Vietnam's GDP is predicted to rise by 6%. This
estimate presumes that global growth will be moderate in 2023 and the
resurgence of global trade and investment will continue to face hurdles.
Although the domestic market and services sector might exhibit robust
growth, the import, export, and industrial production sectors may not
experience a marked recovery due to their reliance on global market
The Ministry of Planning and Investment believes a GDP growth target
of 6% would be fitting, given the expected continued risks the global
and domestic economies may encounter during the recovery phase.
Under the second scenario, the ministry envisages a GDP growth of
6.5%, assuming that both the global and regional economies rebound
quicker than international organisations' predictions. This scenario
also considers a surge in demand, trade, and investment. Concurrently,
the domestic market would likely experience revivals in demand,
production, business activities, exports, investment, and FDI influx.
For the third scenario, the GDP growth is projected to range between 6
- 6.5%, reflecting predictions of swift changes in both global and
domestic contexts. The Ministry of Planning and Investment favours this
While optimism regarding economic recovery is on the rise, various
organisations and specialists remain wary about the prospects for
In mid-July, the Asian Development Bank adjusted its 2023 forecast
for the Vietnamese economy downwards from 6.5% to 5.8% and its 2024
projection from 6.8% to 6.2%.
Similarly, in early April, the World Bank anticipated a moderate 4.7%
growth for Vietnam in 2023, progressively increasing to 5.5% in 2024
and reaching 6% by 2025.
The World Bank’s report pointed out that a proactive fiscal policy
supporting short-term demand, removing barriers to the implementation of
public investment and addressing infrastructure constrains could help
the economy achieve these targets and prolong long-term growth./.
|22/09/2023 11:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|Long An approved the Project to implement competitiveness assessment at the department, board, sector and local level (DDCI)||Long An approved the Project to implement competitiveness assessment at the department, board, sector and local level (DDCI)|
The People's Committee of Long An province has just issued a decision approving the Project to deploy competitiveness assessment of departments, branches, branches and localities (DDCI) of the province. The project will be implemented in Long An starting in 2023 with the expectation of positively contributing to improving the business environment and enhancing competitiveness in the province.
Accordingly, the Provincial People's Committee assigned provincial agencies and organizations, departments, district-level People's Committees and related units according to their functions and tasks to proactively coordinate with the Department of Planning and Investment to Carry out the tasks stated in the Project, ensuring the set progress.
Expected to contribute positively to improving the business environment and enhancing competitiveness in the province
DDCI will gather assessments on the perceptions of production and business establishments, specifically business households, cooperative groups, cooperatives, and enterprises about the economic management of agencies. local authorities, departments, branches, branches and local leaders systematically. Through the above results, units and localities will make appropriate adjustments to improve the business environment in the province. The main goal is to create a more open and transparent business and investment environment, increase trust in the government system and increase economic development motivation in the province. Furthermore, what is more innovative and comprehensive than the old DDCI assessment is its comprehensive approach to the issues of digital transformation, inclusive development, and sustainable development. From there, we provide comprehensive solutions with the aim of "leaving no one behind" for sustainable socio-economic development and application of 4.0 technology towards digital transformation in the future./.
Reported by T.H
Translated by NT
|20/09/2023 4:00 CH||Đã ban hành|
|Long An increased 10 places in the Index of serving people and businesses in August||Long An increased 10 places in the Index of serving people and businesses in August|
According to the announcement of public results of the People and Business Service Index published by the Government Office on the National Public Service Portal, in August, Long An increased 10 places compared to July 2023.
Long An increased 10 places in the Index of serving people and businesses in August
As a result, Long An achieved 64.2/100 points, ranked 15/63 provinces and cities. The scores of the component indexes are as follows: (1) The transparency index group reached 9.5/18 points (up 2.2 points compared to July); (2) The progress and resolution index group reached 16.7/20 points (up 0.3 points compared to July); (3) Online service index group: Online public services reached 7.6/12 points (same as July), online payment reached 4.7/10 points (up 0.7 points compared to last month). 7); (4) Satisfaction index group reached 17/18 points (up 0.1 point compared to July); (5) The record digitization index group reached 8.7/22 points (up 0.3 points compared to July).
Evaluation results are published on the National Public Service Portal, Information System for handling administrative procedures at ministerial and provincial levels (Ministerial and Provincial Public Service Portal); Electronic information portals of ministries, branches and localities serve the direction, administration and evaluation of administrative procedure reform results of agencies and units; Monitor, supervise and evaluate individuals and organizations and improve the quality of implementing administrative procedures and providing public services./.
Reported by T.H
Translated by NT
|20/09/2023 4:00 CH||Đã ban hành|
|Canada a potential market for Vietnam’s rice: Insiders||Canada a potential market for Vietnam’s rice: Insiders|
With a high demand for rice, Canada is considered a potential market for exporters of Vietnam, according to insiders.
Vietnamese ST25 brand. Illustrative image. The Vietnam Trade Office in Canada is coordinating with domestic agencies, rice associations and exporters and importers to increase Vietnam's rice market share in the Canadian market (Photo: VietnamPlus)
Vietnam holds the 5th place among the rice exporters to the North American country.
After the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) took effect, Vietnam's rice export value to this market increased by more than 60% to nearly 9.5 million USD in the 2018-2022 period, according to the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA).
In the first six months of this year, its value rose by more than 35% year-on-year, topping 6 million USD.
However, Vietnamese rice makes up just 3% in volume and 1.5% in value of the North American country's import of this commodity and less than one-tenth of the market share of Thai rice. Therefore, ample room remains for Vietnamese rice since it has a competitive advantage in terms of price in comparison with other products of the same type.
In an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency, Trade Counselor Tran Thu Quynh said the embassy in Canada has made great efforts to support Vietnamese businesses, particularly those of overseas Vietnamese, to access the retail system of the host country.
As a result, Vietnam's rice products have posted a strong growth in both quantity and export price since the beginning of this year, she said, adding that the price of Vietnamese rice reaches 800-830 USD per tonne on average.
According to Quynh, the number of businesses importing Vietnamese rice in the Canadian market is still modest and operating in some large cities such as Vancouver, Montreal, or Toronto. Previously, they often imported Thai rice but have shifted to importing ST25 brand, contributing to the growth of Vietnamese rice to this market, she noted.
Dinh Trung Dung, director of the Vietnam CanadaTrading Ltd, said that Canada is a large rice consumption market, demanding about 500,000 tonnes per year. However, this market also has strict requirements in terms of quality. Therefore, he said that there should be close coordination from all parties, including the local Trade Office, exporters and importers, to ensure stable quality, especially for the ST25 brand, as the Thais did for their high-quality Hom Mali rice.
The Vietnam Trade Office in Canada is also actively coordinating with domestic agencies, rice associations and exporters and importers to increase Vietnam's rice market share in the Canadian market, Quynh said, elaborating that importers will get support relating to market research to set up business expansion strategies./.
|21/09/2023 8:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|Continue to remove difficulties for businesses||Continue to remove difficulties for businesses|
The viewpoint of Long An province is to always accompany businesses, viewing the difficulties of businesses as also difficulties of the province, the success of businesses is the success of the province. Provincial leaders always listen, share and remove difficulties and obstacles, supporting businesses and investors operating in the area.
Many difficulties and problems
In recent years, the province has effectively exploited its competitive advantages, promoted its potential and strengths, promoted socio-economic innovation and development, rose to the forefront of the Mekong Delta and gradually affirmed itself. role and position in the Southern Key Economic Region. Enterprises play an important role in the overall growth and development of the province, demonstrated through contributing revenue to the state budget, creating jobs, social security activities,...
With a special advantage, adjacent to Ho Chi Minh City, Can Giuoc district is becoming a bright spot in the province's socio-economic development, a key locality in industrial development, attracting a large number of businesses. to investment. According to statistics, there are nearly 1,500 operating enterprises in the district with registered capital of about 58,000 billion VND. In the 8 months of 2023 alone, there will be 136 newly established enterprises, 75 enterprises will be temporarily suspended, and 15 enterprises will be dissolved.
Tran Anh - Tan Phu Industrial Park phase 1 (Duc Hoa district)
Similarly, Duc Hoa district is identified as the northern driving economic region of the province, a key locality in industrial development. In the district, there are over 5,300 operating enterprises with registered capital of about 183,000 billion VND. In the 8 months of 2023 alone, there are 477 newly established enterprises, 145 enterprises temporarily suspended operations, and 1 enterprise dissolved.
The above numbers show that businesses in Can Giuoc and Duc Hoa districts are still facing many difficulties, challenges and "bottlenecks" that affect and stagnate production and business activities.
For a long time, Long Hau Industrial Park (Can Giuoc district) has been the choice of many businesses when coming to Long An to invest. This industrial park is divided into 3 phases: existing Long Hau, expanded Long Hau, Long Hau 3. The occupancy rate of existing Long Hau and expanded Long Hau reached 100% with over 200 active secondary enterprises. , of which foreign invested enterprises account for 40-50%. Long Hau 3 has a scale of 123 hectares, continuing to promote investment attraction to increase the occupancy rate.
According to the representative of Long Hau Joint Stock Company (infrastructure investor of Long Hau Industrial Park), the investment environment in Long An is very favorable, the locality always accompanies the Enterprise in removing obstacles and difficulties. towel. Support and incentive policies are also consistent with reality. The company prioritizes choosing investors with suitable industries, clean and environmentally friendly technology. However, currently, the operation of some secondary units in the Industrial Park faces many difficulties due to the influence of the world situation.
In addition, some land policies and laws still have problems when deployed and implemented. The company wants the province to have more post-investment policies; upgrading and expanding roads; Connect with businesses in calling and attracting investment. The company also proposed that the Provincial People's Committee consider approving the extension of the progress of the Long Hau 3 Residential and Resettlement Area project to have a legal basis to apply for an extension of the policy of changing the purpose of rice land use. Approve compensation, support and resettlement plans; Implement compensation, site clearance and land allocation and land lease; Infrastructure investment and resettlement land allocation for Long Hau 3 Industrial Park project.
Representative of Long Hau Joint Stock Company proposed that the province consider and approve the extension of the progress of the Long Hau 3 residential and resettlement area project so that the company has a legal basis to request an extension of the project's policy and implementation
According to representatives of Tran Anh-Tan Phu Industrial Park (Duc Hoa district) - Nguyen Tieu Long, the entire Industrial Park has a total area of 262 hectares, phase 1 has an area of 105 hectares. Currently, the area has completely built its infrastructure, receiving about 20 domestic and foreign enterprises. However, many businesses come to learn and leave because the transportation infrastructure connecting to the area is not guaranteed to be able to circulate goods with large cargo vehicles such as trucks or containers,... Businesses want The province invests and upgrades roads, both serving traffic in the region and contributing to promoting socio-economic development.
Continue solving difficulties
With a consistent view in implementing the policies of the Central and the province, in recent times, Long An has focused all resources to accelerate the development of transport, urban and economic infrastructure systems, contributing to improving the economy. improve the investment environment. Along with that, the province publicizes planning and land use plans according to planning; Support and guide investors to accelerate compensation, site clearance, land handover, land lease, and issuance of land use rights certificates in accordance with the prescribed order and procedures, helping to save money. time and cost for businesses.
In addition to resolving proposals and recommendations of Enterprises, the province strengthens support for legal procedures related to the investment field and operations of Enterprises. The investment promotion and support agency will provide free advice on procedures for establishing enterprises, administrative procedures for investment and business. The province also accompanies investors to survey investment locations that are suitable for planning, creating favorable conditions for investors to soon deploy projects; promptly remove problems and difficulties of enterprises, strongly improve the investment and business environment.
Leaders of the Provincial People's Committee regularly dialogue to listen to the recommendations, contributions and shares of businesses
Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam informed that the province holds many dialogues with businesses operating in the area to listen to thoughts, aspirations as well as comments to improve efficiency. management. From the recommendations and proposals of Enterprises, the leaders of the Provincial People's Committee have issued many documents directing relevant sectors to respond to Enterprises, initially thoroughly solving a number of problem groups, helping Enterprises. feel secure and confident in the companionship of the provincial government, overcome difficulties together, create motivation, and contribute to completing the province's socio-economic development goals.
The Provincial People's Committee assigned the Department of Planning and Investment to preside and coordinate with relevant agencies and units to continue reviewing and synthesizing recommendations from businesses, advising the Provincial People's Committee to direct solutions. Eliminate the difficulties and problems of the Enterprise. The Provincial People's Committee recommends that departments, branches and localities need to be more drastic and urgent in solving business problems to create strong changes in direction, administration and service in the best way; It is necessary to clearly identify which department, division, department, or individual is responsible for solving the problem, then direct immediate handling. In case of exceeding the authority to resolve, there must be a report and proposal to the competent authority; Processing results must be responded to the Enterprise in writing clearly stating the reason.
At the same time, enhance the sense of responsibility in performing public duties; Strictly handle cases of harassment and failure to strictly follow the Government's and the province's policies on supporting and developing businesses. Regarding the Business community, the leaders of the Provincial People's Committee hope that organizations, associations and businesses in the province continue to share with the difficulties and accompany the province to turn difficulties and challenges into opportunities. opportunity for development; demonstrating determination for a goal of promoting cooperation and expanding production and business activities.
Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam emphasized: "The Provincial People's Committee has decided to establish a special working group to remove difficulties and obstacles and support businesses, investors, Investment projects in the province are led by provincial leaders. In the coming time, the province will regularly organize dialogues with businesses to resolve each specific group of problems and promptly clear "bottlenecks"; Promote reform of administrative procedures in the direction of streamlining, openness, and transparency and must be implemented in a drastic and unified manner from provincial to grassroots level, contributing to the common goal of overcoming difficulties together. , develop together in a sustainable way"./.
Reported by Chau Son
Translated by NT
|22/09/2023 4:00 CH||Đã ban hành|
|Long An ranks 9th nationwide in the '1 million initiatives - efforts to overcome difficulties; creativity and determination to win Covid-19 pandemic' program||Long An ranks 9th nationwide in the '1 million initiatives - efforts to overcome difficulties; creativity and determination to win Covid-19 pandemic' program|
Long An has 47,184 initiatives participating in the program "1 million initiatives - efforts to overcome difficulties; creativity, determination to win Covid-19 pandemic", ranking 9th in the number of initiatives nationwide with a total estimated benefit value worth hundreds of billions VND.
On September 20, the Labor Confederation of Long An province organized a summary of the Program "1 million initiatives - efforts to overcome difficulties; creativity, determination to win Covid-19 pandemic". This program was launched by the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor and is a key emulation program to welcome Trade Union Congresses at all levels, the 11th Provincial Trade Union Congress and the 13th Vietnam Trade Union Congress, term 2023 – 2028.
Delegates exchange and share effective ways in implementing the Program
After 2 years of implementing the Program, Trade Unions at all levels in the province have shown a high sense of responsibility and determination in directing, deploying, implementing, creating enthusiastic response and participation of union members, workers, officials, and laborers.
As of August 31, 2023, the whole province has 47,184 valid initiatives, reaching 188% of the plan (exceeding 22,068 initiatives); ranked 9th in the number of initiatives nationwide with the total estimated benefit value worth hundreds of billions of VND.
Individuals and collectives receive certificates of merit from the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor
At the conference, 2 collectives and 1 individual were honored by the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor; 3 collectives and 2 individuals were awarded certificates of merit by the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor; 32 collectives and 34 individuals were awarded certificates of merit by the Provincial Labor Federation for their outstanding achievements in implementing the Program "1 million initiatives - efforts to overcome difficulties; creativity, determination to win Covid-19 pandemic".
The collectives receive certificates of merit from the Provincial Labor Federation
Chairman of the Provincial Labor Confederation - Nguyen Van Qui affirmed: The program "1 million initiatives - efforts to overcome difficulties, creativity; determination to win Covid-19 pandemic" is an effective solution, contributing together with the Party Committee, Governments at all levels to develop the province's socio-economic. The program also enhances the position and role of employees through promoting initiatives and creativity; spirit of solidarity, responsibility, will for self-reliance, pioneering and creative role of the working class and Vietnamese trade unions. Many initiatives have been applied effectively, promptly meeting the production and work requirements of agencies, units and businesses. Many businesses are interested, supportive, and have incentives and rewards for the value of the initiatives participating in the program.
He requested that all levels of Trade Unions, Youth Unions, and workers in the province continue to promote the tradition of patriotism, the will to be self-reliant, overcome all difficulties and challenges, and be ready to contribute to the construction of the working class and Vietnam trade unions; the development of trade union at all levels, building the country in general and the province in particular to become more and more prosperous and civilized./.
|21/09/2023 8:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|Good news for Vietnam’s tra fish exports to US||Good news for Vietnam’s tra fish exports to US|
Vietnam’s tra fish exports to the US is expecting a better outlook in the remaining months of this year after getting some good news.
Illustrative photo (Photo: VNA)
In early September, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) lowered anti-dumping duties on frozen tra fish filets from Vietnam following its latest preliminary conclusion.
The Federal Register, the daily journal of the US government, published the preliminary results of the 19th anti-dumping duty administrative review (POR19) by DOC on Vietnam's frozen tra fish filets exported to the US in the August 1, 2021 - July 31, 2022 period.
Accordingly, the US authority determined that two Vietnamese companies, Vinh Hoan Corporation and Can Tho Import Export Seafood Joint Stock Company (Caseamex), which were selected for individual examination as mandatory respondents, will enjoy a tax rate of 0 USD per kilo and 0.14 USD per kilo, respectively.
A rate of 0.14 USD per kilo will be applied to other companies including Cafatex Corporation, International Development and Investment Corporation, Loc Kim Chi Seafood Joint Stock Company, and Hung Vuong Corporation.
The preliminary tax rate given at the POR19 has decreased from the final results of the previous review.
In August this year, the US Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) conducted a thorough review of the food hygiene and safety management system pertaining to Vietnamese tra fish exports to the US.
The review focused on key components to determine the system's equivalence.
According to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien, the initial findings of the inspection have garnered favourable responses from US authorities, with only minor technical discrepancies detected at some farms and businesses.
Such results are so good for Vietnam's tra fish industry in particular and its agriculture in general, Tien said.
Experts predicted that the positive results of POR19, FSIS's review, combined with market factors such as increasing consumer demand during the year-end holiday season and decreasing inventories, will positively affect the fish export of Vietnam to the US in the last months of the year.
According to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), as of August 15, Vietnam had shipped 169 million USD worth of tra fish to the US, down 59% year on year.
It said the US was the largest tra fish importer of Vietnam in 2015 and 2016. Since 2019, it has fallen to the second position after China, consuming about 22% of the product.
Vietnam mainly exports frozen tra fish fillets to the US, along with frozen pieces/cuts, frozen breaded, dried puffed, and fried skin products from tra fish.
However, in the first half of this year, due to the economic crisis and high inventory, Vietnam's tra fish exports to this market slowed down./.
|22/09/2023 5:00 CH||Đã ban hành|
|Long An help businesses operating in Duc Hoa district solve difficulties||Long An help businesses operating in Duc Hoa district solve difficulties|
On August 31, Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam chaired a dialogue conference with businesses operating in Duc Hoa district, Long An province.
Long An organizes dialogue with businesses operating in Duc Hoa district
Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam
informed that this is the second time the Provincial People's Committee
has organized a dialogue conference with businesses operating in Duc Hoa
district. The conference helps localities continue to meet and exchange
to grasp the thoughts and aspirations of businesses and investors in
the investment, production and business process.
The business community can have recommendations and proposals to
build solutions, successfully implement goals and tasks, and promote
socio-economic development, heading to long-term and sustainable
Duc Hoa district is a key locality in industrial development,
attracting a large number of businesses to invest and operate.
Currently, there are more than 5,300 operating businesses with
registered capital of about 183,000 billion VND. In the eight months of
2023 alone, Duc Hoa established 477 new businesses, however, 145
businesses ceased operations and 1 enterprise was dissolved. This shows
that businesses in Duc Hoa district is facing many difficulties and
challenges, and there are bottlenecks that affect production and
Business representative raises his opinions
At the conference, many opinions of businesses were given related to
the implementation of land regulations; application procedures, land
valuation, the formulation of detailed construction planning at the rate
of 1/500 of the overall project still face difficulties, affecting
Representatives of leaders of the People's Committees, departments,
branches and localities informed and clarifed some problems, offered
specific solutions for each group of problems that businesses are facing
in the process of operation, production and business.
Chairman of Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam
acknowledges the difficulties in the operation process as well as
informs some information that businesses are interested in
Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Minh Lam
acknowledged the difficulties in the operation process as well as some
additional information that businesses are interested in. The general
view of the province is that the difficulties of businesses are also
difficulties of the province, the success of businesses is the success
of the province, provincial leaders always listen, solve difficulties
and obstacles, support businesses and investors, investment projects.
After the conference, the Provincial People's Committee assigned the
Department of Planning and Investment to assume the prime responsibility
for, and coordinate with relevant agencies and units to continue
reviewing, capturing and synthesizing recommendations of businesses and
advising the Provincial People's Committee to direct and resolve the
difficulties and problems of businesses.
Based on the opinions and recommendations of businesses, the
Provincial People's Committee suggested that departments, branches and
localities need to be more drastic and urgent in solving business
problems in order to create a drastic change in direction to operate and
serve people and businesses in the best way; Processing results must be
responded to the businesses in writing clearly stating the reason.
The Provincial People's Committee wishes that organizations,
associations and businesses in the province in general and businesses in
Duc Hoa district in particular will continue to share with the
province's difficulties, accompany the province to turn difficulties,
try challenges into favorable conditions and opportunities for
development; express determination for the goal of promoting cooperation
and expanding production and business activities, aiming to overcome
difficulties together and develop together sustainably.
In the coming time, the province will regularly organize dialogues
with businesses, thematic meetings to solve specific groups of problems
to promptly clear the bottlenecks.
In addition, the province has stepped up reform of administrative
procedures in the direction of streamlining, publicity, transparency and
must be thoroughly and drastically implemented in a drastic and uniform
manner from the provincial to grassroots levels, etc./.
|01/09/2023 9:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|National energy master plan for 2021-2030 approved||National energy master plan for 2021-2030 approved|
Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha has freshly signed a decision to approve the national energy master plan for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision to 2050.
A renewable energy power complex invested by Trung Nam Group in Thuan Bac district, Ninh Thuan province (Photo: VNA)
The overall objective of the plan is to ensure the country's energy security, meet the requirements of economic and social developments, industrialisation and modernisation, ensure national defence and security, improve the people's living standards, and protect the ecological environment. In addition, it aims to develop an independent and autonomous energy industry, and establish a comprehensive energy industry ecosystem based on renewable and new energy sources, with a goal of becoming a regional centre for clean energy industries and renewable energy exports.
It sets a target for total primary energy supply to reach 155 million tonnes of oil equivalent by 2030 and between 294 and 311 million tonnes by 2050. The total national oil and petroleum reserves (including crude oil and products), meanwhile, is expected to rise to 75-80 days of net imports by 2030 and gradually to 90 days after that year.
Regarding equitable energy transition, the plan sets a target for the share of renewable energy in the total primary energy to be 15-20% by 2030 and about 80-85% by 2050. It also aims to achieve energy savings of about 8-10% by 2030 and about 15-20% by 2050 compared to the normal development scenario.
The projected greenhouse gas emissions are about 399-449 million tonnes by 2030 and about 101 million tonnes by 2050. The goal is to cut the emissions by 17-26% by 2030 and about 90% by 2050 compared to the normal development scenario.
Efficient exploitation and utilisation of domestic energy resources are highlighted, with the production of crude oil, natural gas, and commercial coal targeted at 6 - 9.5 million tonnes, 5.5 - 15 billion cubic metres, and 41-47 million tonnes, respectively, for the 2021-2030 period.
By 2030, the plan aims to establish and develop several clean energy centres in the northern, central, and southern regions when favourable conditions are available. It also intends to develop new energy production to meet domestic and export demands. The capacity of green hydroelectricity production is estimated at about 100,000 – 200,000 tonnes per year by 2030 and about 10-20 million tonnes annually by 2050.
To achieve these goals, six implementation solutions were set out, involving capital mobilisation and allocation; mechanisms and policies; environment, science, and technology; human resource development; international cooperation; and implementation and supervision of the plan./.
|02/09/2023 5:00 CH||Đã ban hành|
|Export remains major driving force of apparel industry||Export remains major driving force of apparel industry|
The development strategy of the textile and garment industry until 2030 with a vision to 2035 has clearly identified that exports will continue to be a major and crucial driving force for the sector's growth.
At Hoa Xa fiber factory of Nam Dinh Garment JSC, one of the biggest fiber producers nationwide. (Photo: VNA)
In addition, the industry development must be closely linked to the protection of ecological environment, fulfillment of obligations and social responsibilities in line with sustainable development goals and international commitments.
Alongside digital transformation, countries are transitioning to green and circular economies. The textile and garment industry is seen as a central player in this transition trend.
Truong Thi Ai Nhi, an expert from the Institute for Circular Economy Development (ICED), said even though Vietnam is one of the world's leading textile and garment exporters, its textile and garment industry is still in a vulnerable position. This is because Vietnam primarily focuses on processing and lacks control over supply sources and product distribution. Its rate of locally-made items is only around 30-35%.
The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) forecast that production and export will gradually improve, but challenges will persist throughout this year due to the lack of orders for the third and fourth quarters.
In order to achieve the export target of 39-40 billion USD this year and effectively carry out the Vietnam textile and apparel development strategy until 2030 with a vision to 2035, VITAS urged firms to seek measures to retain the workforce, especially the core ones; hold training courses to serve green transition and digital transformation.
It suggested retaining customers by accepting orders with no profit, building reliable and long-term partnerships, exploring new markets, and paying attention to the domestic market.
Minimising unnecessary costs is also necessary, it said./.
|04/09/2023 6:00 CH||Đã ban hành|
|Awaken tourism development potential||Awaken tourism development potential|
Long An has a lot of potential for tourism development. Exploiting them to help the province's tourism develop is what both businesses and state management agencies are aiming for.
Exploiting from strengths
During the September 2 holiday, Tan Lap Floating Village Tourism Area
(Moc Hoa district) launched a combo ticket program including
entertainment services and lunch buffet with specialties along with some
promotions. Recently, Tan Lap Floating Village Tourism Area has
implemented many incentive programs to attract tourists.
Deputy Director of Tan Lap Floating Village Tourism Area - Pham Ngoc
Tri said: "Since the tourism industry restarted, Tan Lap Floating
Village has joined the general trend. In addition to embellishing the
landscape, running promotions, the tourist area also deployed many new
services and playgrounds. The area of folk games and water sports games
is suitable for many groups of guests. Night camping services and
fishing experiences were also deployed to welcome guests this summer.”
Ecotourism based on the strengths of Dong Thap Muoi region is the highlight of Long An tourism
Tan Lap floating village is one of the most famous tourist areas in
Long An. Exploiting the strength of Dong Thap Muoi ecological tourism,
Tan Lap Floating Village is known for the road through the melaleuca
forest, the dinghys weaving under the melaleuca canopy, on the water
full of green duckweed. In the flooding season, standing on the high
observation tower, visitors can see the eye-catching green melaleuca
forest and the blooming lotus and lily fields.
Cuisine is a special highlight at Tan Lap Floating Village and Endless Field tourist areas
Also exploiting the strengths of ecotourism but in a completely
different direction, focusing on health care, Endless Field Tourist Area
(Moc Hoa district) gives visitors a relaxing and intimate experience
Developed from a conservation and medicinal research area, Endless
Fields limits interference with nature to a minimum. Even the canals
here have special, simple names and are associated with typical flora
and fauna of the Dong Thap Muoi region such as: Red Water Lily, White
Water Lily, Dragon Snake, Dien Dien, Guide Birds, Hornets, Kingfishers,
etc. Coming here, visitors can enjoy the feeling of being immersed in
nature with activities: Walking, cycling under the canopy of melaleuca
forest, bathing in natural rainwater lakes, watching fireflies in the
forest at night, etc. In order to care for and restore the health of
tourists, the dishes on the menu are made from natural ingredients with
high medicinal properties, meeting the requirements of each tourist.
The advantages and highlights of Tan Lap Floating Village or Endless
Field are all associated with the characteristics of the Dong Thap Muoi
region and receive satisfaction from tourists. In just the first 6
months of 2023, Tan Lap Floating Village Tourism Area welcomed about
12,000 visitors, Endless Field Tourism Area welcomed about 2,500
visitors. That is a good sign, because recently, the general economic
recession has caused difficulties in the development of the tourism
Facing the challenges and difficulties of the market, units continue
to strive for, invest, innovate, and bring more new and higher quality
services. Mr. Pham Ngoc Tri said: Tan Lap floating village is conducting
surveys to research and build additional items: Southern village
homestay area (50 rooms), Floating Village Bungalow, Bungalow.
Meanwhile, Endless Fields Tourism Area is also building sites to
preserve and develop medicinal plants, survey and research procedures to
build more resort bungalows, medicinal miniatures, and observing
Unlocking many new potentials
Director of Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism - Nguyen Thanh
Thanh said that Long An has diverse potential for tourism development.
In addition to ecological tourism in the Dong Thap Muoi area, river
tourism, the potential of tourism associated with historical relics,
industrial tourism exploits the strengths of factories, industrial parks
and sport tourism also have a lot of development potential.
Long An International Port has great potential for developing industrial tourism (Photo: Duy Bang)
The development of industrial tourism is currently being researched
and implemented by the provincial tourism industry. Some localities have
taken proactive steps to find sample tours to introduce to tourists.
The Provincial Tourism Information and Promotion Center informed that,
the Can Giuoc District People's Committee is coordinating with the
Provincial Tourism Association to organize a tourism famtrip in the
district on industrial tourism in addition to the available strengths of
Students experiencing mat weaving at the Vam Nhut Tao historical relic site
For localities that do not have industrial development, the
orientation for the tourism industry is mostly based on the district's
specific strengths, mainly tourist areas associated with historical
events and figures. Tan Tru District People's Committee is preparing to
launch a new tourism product at Vam Nhut Tao historical relic site with a
combination of learning history and experiencing local culture. In Ben
Luc district, historical relic sites are being invested in and built, as
a premise to attract tourists.
Department of Culture and Information of Ben Luc district informed
that, in addition to investing in construction and restoration of
historical relics sites, the locality also promotes propaganda and
historical relics in many forms such as organizing competitions to learn
about history - culture; creating an introduction clip about historical
relic sites in the area; propaganda on the district website, social
networks; etc. Thereby, local people can understand and appreciate more,
and tourists from far away have more information about destinations
associated with culture and history of the locality. In addition to
introducing the relic sites, Ben Luc district also proactively develops
sample tours, combining visits to historical areas with other
entertainment spots in the surrounding area or right in the district.
With synchronous efforts between the province, districts and
businesses, tourism companies, it is hoped that Long An's tourism
potential will soon be awakened and shaped./.
|04/09/2023 6:00 CH||Đã ban hành|
|Chinese businesses come to the Mekong Delta looking for cooperation and investment opportunities||Chinese businesses come to the Mekong Delta looking for cooperation and investment opportunities|
Dozens of Chinese businesses have come to seek opportunities to expand cooperation and investment in the Mekong Delta, in the context that past investment projects have only focused on the four provinces of Long An, Tien Giang, and Hau Giang. Giang and Ben Tre.
Vietnamese and Chinese businesses exchanged at the business exchange and connection program on the afternoon of September 5 - Photo: Chi Quoc
On the afternoon of September 5, in Can Tho City, a business exchange and connection program between Chinese businesses and Mekong Delta businesses took place.
There has been about 2.4 billion USD in capital from China
The program was organized by the Vietnam Confederation of Commerce and Industry Can Tho City branch (VCCI Can Tho branch) in coordination with the Chinese Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, with the participation of more than 30 businesses from China and businesses in the Mekong Delta.
Speaking at the program, Mr. Nguyen Phuong Lam - Director of VCCI Can Tho branch - said that the Mekong Delta is the largest food production center in Vietnam, and is being invested in by the Government. important infrastructure, there is a lot of potential and opportunities for foreign businesses, especially Chinese businesses.
Accumulated to date, the entire region has more than 401 investment projects of Chinese enterprises with a total investment capital of 2.4 billion USD, accounting for only 10 percent of the total investment capital of Chinese enterprises in Vietnam.
These projects are only concentrated in Tien Giang, Long An, Hau Giang and Ben Tre provinces, while Can Tho City and the remaining provinces in the region do not have many Chinese enterprises investing.
Mr. Lam also introduced that the Mekong Delta region is not only strong in agriculture and agricultural product processing, but also has a number of emerging industries that can suit the investment needs of Chinese businesses such as the energy sector, garment, information technology, especially logistics.
Wide open space for foreign investment
Mr. Truong Vi - President of the Chinese Business Association in Vietnam - said that in recent years, the economy of Can Tho City - the center of the Mekong Delta region - has developed outstandingly, with increasingly strong relationships. close economic ties with China.
Long-term planning for Can Tho City in 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050, will open up a large space for foreign-invested businesses here.
"This meeting, exchange and connection is a very good foundation. We hope that businesses from both countries will have profound exchanges and create opportunities for cooperation.
Representing the Chinese Business Association in Vietnam, we will actively strengthen connections with the agricultural industry in Can Tho and the Mekong Delta to promote the circulation of Chinese agricultural by-products.
Processing enterprises have jointly promoted cooperation between the two sides on livestock farming and processing technology, supported finding connections, expanding markets, and actively promoting the export of products from Can Tho and Dong Nai. along the Mekong River to China, especially agricultural by-products that have competitive advantages," Mr. Truong Vi added.
Mr. Wei Hoa Tuong - Chinese consul general in Ho Chi Minh City - said that Can Tho City not only has the advantage of being mid-range in the Mekong Delta, but also has Can Tho University and other universities, so will provide very good human resources. In addition, Can Tho has a good transportation system so this city will be an ideal place for businesses to invest.
Mr. Wei Hoa Tuong affirmed that the Chinese Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City will be the focal point connecting businesses of the two countries to mutual understanding as well as further strengthening cooperation and investment in Can Tho City and the River Delta region. Cuu Long./.
Reported by TTO
Translated by NT
|05/09/2023 11:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|'Voters to make a plan to build homeland Long An' campaign receives 23 proposals||'Voters to make a plan to build homeland Long An' campaign receives 23 proposals|
By the end of August 28, the "Voters to make a plan to build homeland Long An" campaign has received 23 proposals from 14 participants.
On the afternoon of August 29, the Organizing Committee of the
"Voters to make a plan to build homeland Long An" campaign met to assess
the campaign and give opinions on a number of related issues. Standing
Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Council – Mai Van Nhieu chaired the
The assisting team members attendìng the meeting
According to the report of the Organizing Committee, after the
launching ceremony, by the end of August 28, the Campaign received 23
proposals from 14 participants. In which, the socio-cultural field has
the most proposals of 11 by 9 participants; economic field has 9
proposals from 8 participants; Party and government building field has 2
proposals; the last one is a general proposal in many fields.
At the same time, the Organizing Committee also developed a plan to
launch a contest to design the campaign's logo. In particular, =the
contest logo must have a brief and concise explanation of no more than
300 words with the content expressing the unity, generality, and high
specificity, clearly showing the attractiveness, uniqueness and
impression of the campaign.
At the meeting, the members of the assisting team contributed ideas
to the Organizing Committee after more than 2 months of launching. In
particular, they suggested that the news agencies, press, branches and
localities continue to further promote and diversify forms of propaganda
to create a spreading effect for the campaign. attracting more
participation inside and outside the province.
The assistant team giving opinions at the meeting
Speaking at the meeting, Standing Vice Chairman of Provincial
People's Council - Mai Van Nhieu suggested that the members of the
assisting team should promote their roles and responsibilities and
actively help the Organizing Committee in implementing the campaign.
He also suggested that Provincial People's Council Committees should
consider, classify and evaluate proposals to include in the working,
monitoring program or transfer to the relevant authorities for
consideration and settlement.
Standing Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Council - Mai Van Nhieu speaks at the meeting
According to the Provincial People's Council, the campaign for voters
to make a plan to build the homeland of Long An was first organized by
the province on a large scale in order to expand democracy, mobilize
wisdom, listen to the ideas and plans of different classes of people on
innovative solutions, breakthroughs in socio-economic development, Party
and government building.
In particular, ideas and solutions in the fields of economy, culture,
society, Party and government building are on the basis of exploiting
and maximizing the potential and advantages of Long An province in terms
of natural resources, cultural and historical values, geographical
location, people, towards the goal and theme: “A rich and strong Long An
with happy people living in a safe and civilized society leading by a
transparent and strong Government".
The proposals are articles, works, topics, and projects that are
creative, breakthrough, feasible and effective. In addition, the
proposals must never have participated in or won prizes in other
In each area, the Organizing Committee will award 1 first prize worth
30 million VND, 2 second prizes worth 20 million VND, 3 third prizes
worth 10 million VND, and 5 consolation prize worth 5 million VND.
The first, second and third prizes will be accompanied by a
certificate of merit from the Provincial People's Committee. In
addition, depending on the quality and comprehensiveness of the
proposal, the Jury will choose a special prize worth 50 million VND. The
time to receive the proposals is until the end of November 30, 2023./.
|01/09/2023 9:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|Long An merges the 600 billion VND bridge across Vam Co Tay river||Long An merges the 600 billion VND bridge across Vam Co Tay river|
The bridge project across Vam Co Tay River is an important part of the Ring Road of Tan An City, Long An Province - 1 of 3 key projects of the 11th Provincial Party Congress Resolution, term 2020- 2025.
Delegates attending the ceremony
On the morning of September 1, the Department of Transport held a ceremony to merge the bridge across the Vam Co Tay river. Attending the ceremony were Permanent Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Head of Provincial National Assembly delegation - Nguyen Thanh Hai; Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut; Standing Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Council - Mai Van Nhieu, members of the Provincial Party Standing Committee; Tan An City leaders; former provincial leaders.
The bridge over Vam Co Tay River is the last part to connect the Ring Road of Tan An City
The bridge across the Vam Co Tay river started construction at the end of 2021, with a total cost of nearly 600 billion VND (including both road and bridge parts), connecting Binh Tam commune and Nhon Thanh Trung commune. In particular, the bridge section has a scale of 4 lanes, 437m long, 18.5m wide, the road is nearly 1.6km long.
Permanent Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Thanh Hai (left) and Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut present gifts to the construction unit
The project is carried out using Extradosed bridge technology. This is a completely new technology, applied for the first time in Long An.
Speaking at the ceremony, Director of Department of Transport - Dang Hoang Tuan said that this is a large-scale project with technological complexity. Understanding the important significance of the bridge, the collective of leaders and workers of Delta Trading Construction Joint Stock Company and Trung Nam Machinery Construction and Installation Joint Stock Company have worked actively, overcoming many difficulties and challenges due to problems with construction site.
After more than 20 months of construction, the merging ceremony the occasion of the 78th anniversary of the National Day on September 2 has become even more meaningful. This stage marks the connection between the two banks of Vam Co Tay river, between Binh Tam commune and Nhon Thanh Trung commune, showing that the completion date of the entire project is near.
The leaders poured concrete into the merging block
Accordingly, it is expected that this November, the bridge will be technically opened to traffic and officially inaugurated in December 2023, putting the project into operation; At the same time, the entire Ring Road of Tan An City will be opened to traffic.
The bridge over Vam Co Tay River is in the final part to connect the City Ring Roadc with neighboring districts (Thu Thua, Tan Tru, Chau Thanh), thereby, meeting transportation needs, promoting economic, cultural and social development, opening up new development space, contributing to improving and creating a new look for the urban area of Tan An./.
|02/09/2023 5:00 CH||Đã ban hành|
|Secretary of Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Van Duoc attends opening ceremony of new school year in Ben Luc district||Secretary of Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Van Duoc attends opening ceremony of new school year in Ben Luc district|
Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Council - Nguyen Van Duoc attended the opening ceremony of the new school year at Nguyen Huu Tho High School, Ben Luc District.
On September 5, Nguyen Huu Tho High School, Ben Luc district held the opening ceremony of the new school year 2023-2024. Attending the ceremony were Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Council - Nguyen Van Duoc; Director of Department of Education and Training - Nguyen Quang Thai; Secretary of Ben Luc District Party Committee - Tran Hoang Nhan.
Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Council - Nguyen Van Duoc read the letter from President Vo Van Thuong to the Education sector on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the new school year 2023-2024 at Nguyen Huu Tho High School
In the 2022-2023 school year, Nguyen Huu Tho High School continued to implement flexible and safe teaching plans, ensuring the correct program of education and training quality with efficiency of over 98%. Of which, the number of excellent students accounts for over 45%, the school has many students winning awards in provincial and national excellent student competitions.
In the school year 2023-2024, Nguyen Huu Tho High School has 49 classes with a total of 2,068 students
Entering the new school year, the school focuses on effectively implementing the general education program, focusing on renovating school management in the direction of promoting the initiative and creative autonomy of the teaching staff to well perform the work of vocational education and orientation, training creative thinking and industrial style.
Principal of Nguyen Huu Tho High School - Tran Thi Ngoc Han awards the valedictorian of the 10th grade entrance exam to Huynh Le Tam Nhu
Along with education and training, the school also determines to strengthen moral education, lifestyle, and life skills for students to train students to be talented, virtuous, and contribute to society.
Students of Nguyen Huu Tho High School perform musical performances to celebrate the new school year
At the opening ceremony, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Provincial People's Council - Nguyen Van Duoc, on behalf of the provincial leaders, read the letter from President Vo Van Thuong to the Education sector on the occasion of the opening of the new school year 2023-2024.
Nguyen Huu Tho High School presents scholarships to students in difficult circumstances
On this occasion, Nguyen Huu Tho High School also presented scholarships to students in difficult circumstances to encourage them to study well in the new school year./.
|05/09/2023 5:00 CH||Đã ban hành|
|Vietnam-Indonesia trade expected to exceed 15 billion USD soon||Vietnam-Indonesia trade expected to exceed 15 billion USD soon|
The attendance of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and a high-ranking delegation of Vietnam at the 43rd ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings in Jakarta, Indonesia, from September 4-7 is expected to open up cooperation opportunities, thus helping the two countries to raise the bilateral trade turnover to 15 billion USD in a more balanced direction.
Vietnam is a reputable and high-quality supplier of many products to the Indonesian market such as rice, coffee, rubber, seafood, and textiles. (Photo: VNA)
Since Vietnam and Indonesia established their diplomatic ties in 1955, the bilateral relations have been developing strongly in all fields.
According to the Department of Asia-Africa Markets under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, economic and trade ties between Vietnam and Indonesia have recorded strong development in the past time as both economies have a lot of potential and are emerging and developing rapidly.
Indonesia is the 16th biggest economy in the world, the biggest economy in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and also the largest market in ASEAN with more than 270 million consumers with its middle class growing in size.
Furthermore, Indonesia is also a market with a lot of room for Vietnamese products. Meanwhile, Vietnam is a market with great potential for Indonesia to promote cooperation in both trade and investment.
The trade turnover between the two countries recorded positive growth in the past tine. In 2013, the bilateral trade reached only 4.8 billion USD. In 2022, it was nearly triple, reaching 14.1 billion USD.
In the first four months of 2023, the two-way trade hit more than 4.2 billion USD with Vietnam's exports to Indonesia reaching 1.6 billion USD, 9% higher than the same period in 2022. It is expected that in 2023, the bilateral trade turnover can reach or exceed 15 billion USD.
In Southeast Asia, Indonesia is currently Vietnam's 3rd largest trading partner, while Vietnam is Indonesia's 4th largest trading partner.
Notably, Vietnam is a reputable and high-quality supplier of many products to the Indonesian market such as rice, coffee, rubber, seafood, textiles, footwear, mobile phones and components, iron and steel, construction materials, and plastic products.
On the other hand, many of Indonesia's key products such as coal, auto parts, palm oil, plastic raw materials, animal feed and raw materials, chemicals, and metals are preferred by Vietnamese businesses.
In addition to bilateral cooperation, the two countries have also closely coordinated and supported each other in multilateral economic cooperation frameworks such as ASEAN, the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Pham The Cuong, Vietnamese Trade Counsellor in Indonesia, said that in the first four months of 2023, Vietnam's rice exports to the Indonesia brought home 149 million USD, a sharp increase of 2,514% compared to the same period in 2022. Besides importing rice, Indonesia is also a very potential market for Vietnamese food.
With a population of 275 million people, Indonesia spends about 16 billion USD importing food, foodstuffs and beverages, accounting for 6.5% of the country's total imports.
According to Cuong, Vietnam can expand the exports of instant noodle, vermicelli, frozen dumplings, canned fruits (lychee and longan), milk, dairy products, honey, instant coffee, and passion fruit juice.
Cuong said that as the majority of Indonesia's population are Islams, Indonesia is a market with the largest demand for Halal certified products in the world. Therefore, export businesses should proactively learn and apply for Halal certification from Indonesia.
Meanwhile, to promote deep processing and increase product values, Indonesia plans to ban the export of 21 groups of goods in the form of unprocessed raw materials from now until 2040. Particularly, the export of raw bauxite has been banned from June 2023, followed by copper and tin products.
In the list of the 21 commodity groups, there are some products whose export bans will affect Vietnam such as coal, shrimp, aquatic products, crabs, seaweed, and sawn timber.
On the sidelines of the 55th ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting (AEM 55), Indonesian Minister of Trade Zulkifli Hasan said that Indonesia always considers Vietnam as one of Indonesia's important economic and trade partners in Southeast Asia.
Hasan suggested Vietnam consider and soon resume the exchange of delegations, especially the cooperation mechanism and annual forum between the Indonesian Ministry of Trade and the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Indonesia hopes to learn Vietnam's experience in aquaculture production and exports, he said.
Indonesia also called for Vietnamese businesses to invest and cooperate with Indonesian businesses to develop the electric vehicle industry.
Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien agreed with Hasan's proposals on the early resumption of the cooperation mechanism, information exchange and annual forum between the two ministries, which was interrupted in the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dien proposed that Hasan encourage Indonesian seafood businesses to participate in fairs, trade promotion activities, and business forums held in Vietnam to connect the business communities of the two countries./.
|05/09/2023 5:00 CH||Đã ban hành|
|Mekong Delta carefully coping with El Nino||Mekong Delta carefully coping with El Nino|
The Mekong Delta is entering the flooding season with 1m of water lower than this time in other years. This signals grave challenges brought by El Nino and asks for practical solutions to fight against unpredictable weather in the near future.
in Hau Giang Province are sowing their rice seeds for the winter-spring
crop earlier to stay away from drought and salinity intrusion (Photo:
The National Center for Hydrometeorological Forecasting informed that
El Nino has officially begun and will reach its peak after 3 months,
with 56 percent of seeing a strong intensity and 84 percent of an
Expert on ecosystems in the Mekong Delta Nguyen Huu Thien warned that
farmers in Long Xuyen Quadrangle and Dong Thap Muoi areas should be
cautious when investing in the next crop, while fishermen should take
weather into consideration when buying new equipment for their trips.
Based on the report of the National Center for Hydrometeorological
Forecasting, many localities in the Mekong Delta are urgently preparing
scenarios to cope with El Nino.
Deputy Director Tran Cong Danh of the Kien Giang Province Agriculture
and Rural Development Department said that his organization has just
advised the provincial People’s Committee on plans to fight against El
Nino in the 2023-2025 period on the same scale as the historic drought
Clean water supply is ensured for residents in the cities of Rach
Gia, Ha Tien, Kien Luong as well as the islands of Phu Quoc, Kien Hai
and remote areas. Drastic solutions are to be applied in locations
directly affected by El Nino like the coastal area from Rach Gia to Ha
Tien, the riverside area of Cai Lon – Cai Be, the districts of An Bien,
An Minh, Vinh Thuan, and U Minh Thuong.
The Deputy Director stated that the most practical measure right now
is to operate the sluice systems on Cai Lon – Cai Be Rivers to stop
salinity intrusion into Cai San Canal and Rach Gia-Long Xuyen Canal; to
store sufficient freshwater in the reservoirs of Ta Tay, Thanh, Vinh
Thong, and Nam Rach Gia. Water should also be stored in the island City
of Phu Quoc and the island District of Kien Hai. The reservoirs in the
Nam Du Archipelago should be completed soon to store water.
Director Nguyen Thanh Truyen of the Long An Province Agriculture and
Rural Development Department stated that besides adjusting the time to
sow the 2023 winter-spring crop, the district is consulting the
provincial People’s Committee to actively fight against possible
droughts and salinity intrusion as a negative impact of El Nino in order
to protect the freshwater source for agricultural and daily activities.
Statistics from this Department show that the salinity intrusion and
drought in the 2015-2016 period damaged over 10,000ha of crops, mostly
rice fields (9,294ha), orchards (610ha).
Therefore, this time, the agricultural agency in the province is
holding training sessions for farmers to apply advanced technical
measures learnt from developed countries to save water in their work.
The Department also suggests that farmers switch to trees that can
better stand droughts in areas where the water source is scarce.
Construction projects for irrigation works, especially in locations
highly susceptible to water shortage or salinity intrusion, are directed
to accelerate and put into operation.
Le Thanh Phong from the coastal Commune of Bach Dong in Thoi Binh
District of Ca Mau Province shared that his family is taking advantage
of the rain lately to wash away the salinity from his shrimp lakes and
prepare for the next season. He is also following weather updates from
the media to sow rice seeds for his next crop and avoid possible drought
at the end of that crop.
Ca Mau Province is planning to sow seeds on over 35,000ha of rice
fields for the winter-spring crop. According to the Ca Mau Provincial
Hydrometeorological Station, the 2023 rainy season is likely to end
early, leading to harsher salinity intrusion. Hence, the Agriculture and
Rural Development Department of Ca Mau Province has actively adjusted
the planting plan accordingly, reducing the crop time by 10-15 days
compared to the previous one by switching to the seeds with shorter
growing time and high yield.
Other places in the Mekong Delta are reminding local farmers to
regularly update weather forecasts and warnings against negative
influences of El Nino. Particularly, fruit farmers are advised to store
sufficient freshwater in ponds and ditches for watering their orchards.
Embankments and sluice systems should be maintained frequently to stop
salinity intrusion. Pumping stations should be repaired or upgraded to
be well prepared for the winter-spring crop./.
By staff writers – Translated by Thanh Tam (SGGP)
|05/09/2023 5:00 CH||Đã ban hành|
|Long An: Focus on attracting investment in 5 main areas||Long An: Focus on attracting investment in 5 main areas|
According to Acting Director of the Department of Planning and Investment of Long An province - Truong Van Liep, promotion and investment attraction work is paid attention and promoted by provincial leaders. The province's investment attraction orientation in the coming time will closely follow research, market potential assessment, investment partners' trends and investment promotion programs.
In addition to attracting domestic investment, the province will organize investment promotion activities in countries with large economies such as Japan, Korea, Singapore, the United States, China, and European countries.
Long An focuses on attracting investment in 5 main areas
Accordingly, the province focuses on inviting domestic and foreign investors with potential and strong brands to invest in key projects in 5 main pillars including:
Industry: Supporting industry, manufacturing and processing, automation, component manufacturing - electronic equipment and software, microchips, semiconductor industry, artificial intelligence; recycled energy.
Tourism: Develop eco-tourism, associated with regional characteristics (Dong Thap Muoi region).
High-tech agriculture: High-quality organic agriculture associated with key products such as rice, vegetables, dragon fruit, lemons, beef,...; High-tech agricultural model combined with eco-tourism,...
Port and logistics services: Marine economic development, maritime services, logistics, finance, import and export.
Industrial urban areas: Developing urban complexes, commercial areas, entertainment services, combining resort villas and world-class golf courses, etc. Associated with the orientation of "developing public economic zones" high technology", which will focus on building ecosystems to support the development of science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship./.
Reported by Chau Son
Traslated by NT
|11/09/2023 8:00 SA||Đã ban hành|
|Long An promotes investment, trade, and surveys the Japanese market||Long An promotes investment, trade, and surveys the Japanese market|
Receiving the invitation of the Vietnam Confederation of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Vietnamese Consulate General in Osaka (Japan), the Investment and Trade Promotion Working Group of Long An province led by Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - Nguyen Van Ut is the head of the official delegation to visit and work in Japan from September 10 to September 16, 2023.
The signing ceremony of a joint statement between Long An province and Ibaraki province is part of a series of activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan in Long An province
Regarding the working program, it is expected that the delegation will pay a courtesy visit to the Vietnamese Ambassador in Japan and the Vietnamese Consul General in Osaka. In addition, Long An will organize a number of investment promotion activities and work directly with Japanese agencies, organizations, associations, and large corporations in the fields of high-tech agriculture and technology. Supporting industries, high technology,... that the province is paying attention to and attracting investment. The delegation also surveyed and learned from a number of works, projects, transportation infrastructure, modern urban areas, and healthcare to research and apply for development in the province.
In particular, in the working program in Japan, the delegation will attend the "Vietnam - Japan Investment and Trade Promotion Forum 2023" in Tokyo on September 13, 2023 and the "Vietnam - Japan Investment Promotion Forum 2023" in Tokyo on September 13, 2023 and Vietnam - Japan Trade and Investment (Kansai)" in Osaka on September 15, 2023 organized by VCCI in coordination with partners. These are two important investment and trade promotion events in many fields for the province to introduce and promote the environment and investment opportunities in the province. Both of the above events are expected to have over 200 delegates who are business leaders, including many large Japanese businesses and corporations that are interested and looking for investment opportunities in Vietnam in general and Long An in general private.
Currently, Long An has received about 1,202 FDI projects with a total registration of over 10.458 billion USD. Among them, Japanese investors have about 142 projects, registered investment capital of over 795.4 million USD, ranking 4th in number of projects and 5th in total investment capital out of 40 countries and territories. The territory is investing in the province.
The investment promotion program in Japan is a continuation activity in the series of activities under the 2023 Investment Promotion Program of Long An province and activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations with Vietnam. South - Japan's province.
It is expected that after the business trip, Long An province will continue to welcome a wave of investment from Japanese investors to research the market, seek cooperation and investment opportunities in the province, especially large corporations. has high, modern, environmentally friendly technology, contributing to economic growth and sustainable development of Long An province./.
Reported by Truong Giang - M.Huong
Traslated by NT
|10/09/2023 10:00 SA||Đã ban hành|