Dong Thap – bright star in investment environment: PM
Dong Thap has for many years been a bright star in investment and business environment, and a role model for other localities in supplying good administrative services for locals and businesses, stated Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Addressing the Dong Thap Investment Promotion Conference in Cao Lanh city on December 19, the Government leader noted that the accompanying spirit is a strength of the local government at all levels, which helps the province initiate many effective measures to attract investment and deal with businesses’ obstacles.
Dong Thap is a Mekong Delta region’s hub in rice production with over 3.3 million tonnes per year, along with nearly 400,000 tonnes of tra fish.
The province is well-known for its hundred-year-old Sa Dec flower village, Cham Chim National Park, and Go Thap historical relic site.
For many years, it is among top localities with high Provincial Competitiveness Index and Public Administrative Performance Index, and effective administrative reform.
In the past three years, Dong Thap has risen as a model of the country in restructuring the agriculture sector.
PM Phuc held that good connectivity is key for the province’s success.
The province has well performed in connectivity between production and the market, as well as between material area, technology application and farmers, he noted, adding that Dong Thap has showed its creativity in supporting startup.
He asked the locality to work harder to fill gaps in investment attraction and further boost economic growth.
Dong Thap should concentrate on developing agriculture towards green and transparency by drawing more large investors in the field, while designing effective strategy to cope with climate change to ensure sustainable development.
At the conference, the PM lauded investors’ interest in Dong Thap by investing nearly VND24 trillion (US$1.05 billion) to the locality, and their support to vulnerable groups in the province by providing over VND90 billion to local social welfare activities.
Investors should consider Dong Thap as their second homeland, thus making stronger, continuous and more effective investment in the province, he stated.
The PM requested investors not to damage the living environment of local people, while increasing the production of highly valued products amidst the 4.0 revolution.
He pledged that the Government will maintain macro-economic stability and national competitiveness to support businesses.
At the conference, Dong Thap handed over investment licences to 21 projects, and signed memoranda of understanding with investors on cooperation in 16 projects, with combined investment of VND23.88 trillion.
On the occasion, the PM also press the button to launch Dong Thap’s one-door electronic service, and online public service at levels three and four.
Earlier, PM Phuc visited the Military Headquarters of Dong Thap to extend greetings to officers and soldiers on the 73th founding anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army.
He also offered incense and flowers to Nguyen Sinh Sac, the farther of late President Ho Chi Minh, at the Nguyen Sinh Sac historical relic site in Cao Lanh city.