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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged Binh T

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged Binh Thuan to focus on solving crucial issues

BTO – A teleconference between Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and leaders of Binh Thuan province took place on July 23rd morning. The virtual meeting discussed socio-economic performance of the locality over the first half of 2020, while setting up tasks and key solutions for the next six months of 2020.

Attending the tele-meeting at Binh Thuan site, there were Member of the Politburo Nguyen Manh Hung – Secretary of the provincial Party Committee; Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee-Cum-Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Ngoc Hai; Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Duong Van An; Standing Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Council Nguyen Hoai Anh; Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Hoa, as well as leaders of relevant Departments and Agencies.

At the meeting

Binh Thuan ensures to disburse 100 percent of public investment capital in 2020

Reporting at the meeting, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Ngoc Hai confirmed the province has so far deployed socioeconomic plans and the 2020 forecast state budget in the face of Covid-19 impacts. On the other hand, the long-lasting drought, non-synchronous infrastructure investment as well as overlapped titanium planning and other areas, etc. have seriously affected the province’s socioeconomic development. However, with the ultimate effort of the whole political system, enterprises and people, a positive performance in socioeconomic condition are obtained, with a particular GRDP growth of 3.81 percent. Most notably, the value of industrial production hits VND17.2 trillion as its main growth driver.

The most difficulties are the Covid-19 impact to tourism service, trade ad export sectors as the tourist volume and tourism revenues decreased by 46 percent and over 37 percent, respectively.

With respect to key projects of national importance, Binh Thuan has been concentrating on a 160.3 km section of the North-South Expressway. To date, the province has handed over 90 percent of site clearance and disbursed 71.3 percent of investment capital for the project.

Binh Thuan leaders confirmed they could hand over the ground to commence the two sections of Phan Thiet – Dau Giay and Phan Thiet - Vinh Hao expressway by the end of August.

On account of the disbursement of public investment capital, the locality had disbursed 38.4 percent of total capital of more than VND 3 trillion by June 30th and more than 42 percent by July 21.

Prime Minister Phuc lauded the local authorities for setting the target of disbursing 100 percent of its allocated public investment budget within the year.

Removing obstructed points

At the meeting, Chairman Hai proposed some solutions to remove obstacles and step forward the constructional progress of Phan Thiet Airport, supplementing the off-shore wind power projects, etc. to the national power development planning. The province’s Gross regional domestic product (GRDP) in 2019 was placed 32nd out of 63 provinces and cities nationwide. But, its GRDP has leveled up to 18th position within the first six months of 2020.

PM Phuc asked the province strike to balance its strengths and obstacles so that it can claim many more progressive steps in the future.

Translated by My Thien (Source: Binh Thuan Online

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