An Giang accompanies enterprises towards sustainable development

Update: 22:25 | 26/06/2020
TGVN. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused great impacts, with determination and efforts to overcome difficulties and the flexible operation of the political system, the An Giang’s socio-economic situation has achieved many positive changes, reached comprehensive results in many fields.  
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Chairman of An Giang Provincial People's Committee, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Binh, speaks at a business dialogue workshop in the first 6 months of 2020.

In 2019, the gross domestic product (GRDP) increased by 7.02% compared to 2018, the highest in the last 5 years; State budget revenue from the local economy reached VND 6,700 billion, equaling 110.2% of the estimate and 111.8% compared to 2018; total social investment capital was 31,887 billion Dong, up 1,708 billion Dong compared to 2018; export turnover of goods reached 890 million USD, up 5.95% over the same period last year; reached and exceeded all 13/13 targets assigned by the Provincial People's Council. The province has also promptly developed the Covid-19 pandemic prevention and control plan, with asynchronous and quick coordination to implement effective disease prevention and control measures. The province's competitiveness index (PCI) in 2019 has increased 7 levels compared to 2018. Over 99% of administrative procedures are solved on time.

The two key economic sectors of An Giang are agriculture and tourism. Infrastructure and the rural face have been gradually improved and changed in a positive manner, in association with the effective implementation of the National Target Program on building new rural areas in the province. In an increase of 7.02% GRDP, the agriculture, forestry and fishery increased by 2.65%, contributing 0.82%.

In 2019, the total rice output reached nearly 3.92 million tons, of which sticky rice and quality rice varieties reached about 1,050 million tons, up 73,700 tons from the previous year. Fishery production for the whole year reached 532,600 tons, up 9.41% over the same period. Facing strict requirements of the export market, the pangasius industry has gradually improved the quality of raw materials, and at the same time strengthened the linkage linking businesses with farmers, so the output continued to increase, reaching 412,000 tons. Regarding tourism, the number of visitors to An Giang increased by 8.24% compared to the same period in 2018. The key tourist areas such as Nui Sam, Nui Cam, Tra Su, Cu Lao January continue to be invested in, development Planning. The system of tourism technical material facilities has been developed in both quantity and quality, increasing the number of accommodation establishments rated from 1 star upwards.

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In the coming time, An Giang continues to effectively implement the socio-economic development tasks, especially completing the “An Giang’s economic restructure project – Creating a breakthrough towards sustainable development”. Besides, the provincial leaders continue to improve the business investment environment, promote growth; encourage and create conditions to support, promote and remove difficulties of the private sector to make it become an important driving force of the economy. An Giang has also implemented many measures to attract investment, not at all cost, but selected projects with advanced technology, environmental friendliness, economic development in the order of priority “agriculture, trade – services, industry- construction”, in which agriculture and tourism are two key fields, creating a basis for the development of other fields.

An Giang determines agricultural development towards large-scale commodity production, improving productivity, quality, value, efficiency, and increasing competitiveness. Currently, the project of agricultural restructuring has been implemented for nearly 5 years and the National Target Program on building new rural areas in the 2016-2020 period has begun to achieve positive results. In addition, the province focuses on strengthening natural resources management, environmental protection, natural disaster prevention, and climate change response; continue to promote and create more substantive changes in the implementation of strategic breakthroughs associated with renovating the growth model, restructuring agriculture associated with building new rural areas.

For tourism, An Giang strives to become a national tourist destination with its own cultural and human characteristics, building a prestigious, quality and competitive An Giang tourism brand. The province is mobilizing investment resources, building quality, diverse and unique tourism products to meet the needs of tourists, with priority given to four typical types: spiritual tourism; sightseeing tourism, convalescence; ecotourism, river tourism; Visit historical and cultural relics. An Giang province is also seeking investment support policies to develop tourism service projects such as building tourist accommodation establishments, building restaurants in combination with selling An Giang specialty products meeting tourist standards. calendar, river tourism and community tourism development, ...

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With the viewpoint that enterprises are the nucleus of economic development, the province has also directed the Department of Planning and Investment to urgently develop and complete the scheme on supporting SMEs in the period of 2020 – 2025, offer specific solutions to each field and each object with the mission of “building a competitive, fair, open and friendly investment and business environment; policy transparency policies; eliminating barriers, creating the most favorable conditions for production and business development”.

In addition, An Giang also promulgated preferential policies to support investment in the infrastructure of industrial areas, handicrafts, logistics services, science and technology,… in order to shorten the time of administrative procedures by 30-50% compared with the current situation; implement exemption and reduction of tax and land rent; promote human resources training, market development, research, technology transfer and application,…

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Chairman of An Giang People’s Committee