Summary of the program of socio-economic development cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City and the provinces in the Southeast region

Monday - 20/03/2023 09:05 1012
(BP Portal) - On 18/3/2023, Binh Phuoc Province in cooperation with Ho Chi Minh City at the Political Conference Center of the Binh Phuoc Province, Binh Phuoc Province to organize a summary meeting of the program of economic and social Development cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City and the provinces in the Southeast region.
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Delegates attending the conference
Attending the conference were comrades: Nguyen Van Nen- Politburo Commissioner, Secretary of the Committee of the Ho Chi Minh City; Phan Van Mai - Central Committee Committee, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Committee, Chairman of the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City; Nguyen Thanh Tam - Central Committee Committee, Secretary of the Tay Ninh Province; Nguyen Van Duoc - Central Committee Committee, Secretary of the Party Committee Long An; Nguyen Manh Cuong- Central Committee Committee; Central Committee Secretary Binh Phuoc; Tran Duy Dong - Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment; leaders of the Ministry of Planning and Investment; leaders of the Ministry of Ministry, Central branches; and the Vice Chairmen of People's Committee of Binh Duong, Dong Ninh, Tay Ninh, Long An Provinces; representatives of associations, enterprises, entrepreneurs, investors in and outside the province.

Speaking at the conference, Councillor Tran Tue Hien- the vice secretary of the Provincial Committee, the president of the People's Committee of Binh Phuoc Province, said: Southeast Region 23.6 thousand km2, population over 18 million people. It is a dynamic, creative, innovative and innovative economic region, and has made significant contributions to economic growth, exports, state budget revenue and national employment. The south East has a thriving private business sector with the number of top enterprises in the country; It is the largest attraction of foreign direct investment (FDI), accounting for 41.1% of total FDI. Ho Chi Minh City, the core of the region, is the economic, financial, commercial, science and technology, innovation and innovation of the region as well as the country.

In the past years, an awareness of the position, role and importance of the South East region, the provinces and cities in the region have been active in renovating their thinking and vision, promoting their dynamic and creative direction, achieving many important socio-economic developments in their respective localities. This review conference was particularly important, and creates a breakthrough for the economy of each province, opening new opportunities to attract projects from Ho Chi Minh City investors to the region. The conference has also provided conditions for the linking in the effective implementation of Politburo Resolution 24 and Government Resolution 154 for socio-economic development and for ensuring National defense and security in the South East region until 2030, with a view to the year 2045.

Comrade Tran Tue Hien emphasized: This has been the case since the implementation of the joint programme (2016) and the implementation of the programme for socio-economic development between Ho Chi Minh City and provinces in the SouthEast has become a bridge for provinces and cities to link and cooperate with one another, achieving important results in many areas. At Binh Phuoc, the partnership has achieved positive results over the years.

Deputy Secretary of Permanent Committee, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City - Mr. Phan Van Mai speaks at the conference and emphasizes: in order to develop the region in the coming time, Ho Chi Minh City defines 7 content to promote such as cooperation planning, supply connection, infrastructure transportation... In addition, it is necessary to consider whether or not to organize a regional council, how to organize, how to coordinate activities and whether to establish funds for the development of regional transport infrastructure.

Vice President of the People’s Committee of Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province-  Le Ngoc Khanh delivered an exchange at the conference and said: Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province has built the action program to implement, which will organize research to build 5 development projects to submit to the Prime Minister approval, including the project to develop Ba Ria - Vung Tau to become the national marine economic center and develop Vung Tau city into an international high-quality tourism center.

To date, Binh Phuoc has 206 projects of investors from TP. Ho Chi Minh, with registered capital of nearly VND20.000 billion; there are 2 Co.op Mart supermarkets in Dong Xoai City and Dong Phu district, there are 71 Bach Hoa Xanh utility stores in 11 districts, towns and cities. Cooperation activities on culture, tourism, health, education, media information and social security are increasingly good results. Thereby, it is possible to affirm the Program of socio-economic development cooperation between Binh Phuoc province and Ho Chi Minh city is very effective, contributing to increased budget revenue and solving many jobs for local labour, contributing to promoting socio-economic development of Binh Phuoc province over the years.

Binh Phuoc is a rich local revolutionary tradition and diverse in cultural identity, Binh Phuoc is situated around 110km away from Ho Chi Minh City, has an important role in the East-West economic corridor, is the bridge of economic, cultural and social exchange between Southeast and Cuu Long River delta with the Tay Nguyen provinces. Binh Phuoc is also a gateway to cooperative trade in the Cambodia-Lao-Vietnam Development Triangle area. With the advantages of large land, mild climate, flat terrain, convenient transportation, Binh Phuoc is always ready to welcome enterprises and investors to cooperate in investment and production in the province.

Vice President of the People’s Committee of Dong Nai Province - Mrs. Nguyen Thi Hoang said: One of the characteristics of Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Ho Chi Minh City and provinces in the Southeast region is the highest rate of immigrants in the country. This leads to the urbanization and socio-economic growth of each local, of the region also faces many difficulties.

Deputy Secretary of the Province, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Tay Ninh Province – Nguyen Thanh Ngoc said at the conference: Ba Den mountain tourism area not only has a role with the province but also the development factor of tourism in the East, or Moc Bai gate also plays a good role, affecting the economy of the region. If a local manages itself, it will be difficult to take advantage of that.

Mr. Tran Duy Dong- The Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment said that Southeast Economic and social development cooperation plays an important role in development links with other economic regions, having a wide spread across domains such as real estate, industry, agriculture, high technology application, tourism, health, education, information and communication, social security activities... Businesses have found opportunities and advantages in business development.

Comrade Tran Tue Hien added: Currently, Binh Phuoc has 15 industrial zones approved by the Prime Minister, including 13 industrial zones with an area of 6.065ha, is attracting investment with an average filling rate of 68%. Among them, Becamex - Binh Phuoc Industrial Park with an area of 2.450ha and Minh Hung - Sikiko Industrial Park 655ha, is 2 large-scale industrial parks, synchronous investment infrastructure, convenient transportation. "Ming Hung - Sikiko Industrial Park is recognized by VCCI as ""Typical Industrial Area 2022""." According to the plan to 2030, the total land area of the province’s industrial zone is about 10.000ha, including the Southeast Dong Phu Industrial Zone with an area of 4.200ha, ready to meet the needs of domestic and foreign investors.

“With the motto ‘4 good’ is good infrastructure, good manpower, good policy, good public service, Binh Phuoc is an attractive destination for domestic and foreign investors. Binh Phuoc province calls on businesses to invest in areas where the province is interested in attracting investment such as: Industrial zone infrastructure, entertainment zone, processing industrial projects, logistics, information technology, high technology. The province pledges to always accompany investors in clearance, essential infrastructure investment, implement legal procedures and ensure order security so that investors reassure investment, develop business production,” Deputy Secretary of the Province, Chairman of the People’s Committee -Tran Tui Hien stressed.

In the conclusion of the conference, the Member of the Politburo and the Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Committee - Mr.Nguyen Van Nen suggested that A strong decentralization of investment capital should be made in the region; It is necessary to take initiative in formulating the concrete programme of action of each local and regional and finalize the regulation on activities. Ho Chi Minh City, in particular, needs to take more initiative in eliminating existing local problems and assisting businesses and localities to develop; It is responsible to actively remove the existing bottlenecks of local and regional levels. "Ho Chi Minh City and other provinces in the region need to strengthen their digital data connectivity in the process of collaboration and development in order to deal quickly with regional actions and jobs," Nguyen Van Nen stressed.

In the conferences, 6 southeast provinces and cities have signed the socio-economic development cooperation agreement to 2023 on the contents: the planning work; The mechanism for regional development coordination; Connection of supply and demand, promotion of investment trade; Transport connectivity, industrial infrastructure and service infrastructure; Cooperation in environmental protection, adaptation to climate change; Cooperate in education, health care and human resource training; Cooperate in the field of science and technology, digital transformation./.
Translator: Ms.Thao

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