This was the statement of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the 20th founding anniversary of Binh Duong province (January 1, 1997- January 1, 2017). The province was also awarded the First-class Independence Order.
Speaking at the ceremony, PM Phuc stressed that Binh Duong province has changed day by day and created a miracle of socioeconomic development. Binh Duong has a high pace of industrialisation and urbanisation in the southern key economic region.
He appreciated the great achievements of Binh Duong province in the past 20 years. He asked the province to take the lead in realising the general spirit of the Government in 2017 with the theme of “Strengthened discipline, heightened responsibility, creative emulation, rapid and sustainable development”, to go with the country, to add efforts to overcome difficulties and challenges, promote potential advantages, mobilise all resources, grasp good opportunities and successfully achieve objectives.
On this occasion, PM Phuc shared with Binh Duong province on the vision “with a strong belief in the future.” Accordingly, Binh Duong will become a model industrial city and promote the economic power driven by productivity, quality and modernised governance at all levels as well as the province-wide business community. “The province has potential and must certainly become a prime example of growth and prosperity thinking of Vietnam, as well as the entire ASEAN economic community.”
He said the above vision must be tied with the mission placed on the Party, the government, the business community and the people of Binh Duong. Firstly, the province must develop a pioneering and innovative industry based on creative platform with a strong ripple effect to inspire healthy competition for common progress of localities as well as for the progressive development of Binh Duong province.
Secondly, the province must constantly promote the role of leading the economy of the region, speed up the Southeast region in particular and the country in general, integrate into global production networks, and move towards a higher position in international value chains.
Thirdly, the province always builds and protects the healthy living environment, upholds local values in integration and development, particularly cultural identity and virtues of southerners who are well-known for being chivalrous, friendly, courageous and hospitable.
In that spirit, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc requested the province to firmly and effectively carry out key contents: Striving to fulfil objectives and tasks set for 2017 and the following years to become a centrally governed city before 2020.
Binh Duong must rise to lead the provincial competitiveness index (PCI) in the country and inspire local citizens and businesses to build the province into a centre of business start-ups and business development in the southeast region and the entire nation.
The province must successfully address cultural, social and environmental issues and achieve social progress and justice. It must continue to expand the model of VND100 million social houses for workers and low-income earners.
Binh Duong must rearrange and streamline the executive apparatus, downsize the staff, uphold the government of integrity that facilitates business development and serves people and businesses.
“We must determine to build Binh Duong into a centrally run city - a civilized, modern city of the region,” the Prime Minister said.
At the ceremony, on behalf of the Party and the State, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc awarded the First-class Independence Order to Binh Duong province. Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh handed over the Prime Minister’s Decision certifying that Dau Tieng district of Binh Duong province meets new rural area standards.