Focusing on Synchronous Infrastructure Development to Become Industrial Province

9:37:56 AM | 15/7/2020

Vinh Phuc province has developed synchronous infrastructure, important roads, power grid and infrastructure systems of information and communications, education and training, healthcare, trade and tourism over the past years. The infrastructure system has basically met local socio-economic development to become a modern industrial province.

In 2019, the Vinh Phuc Provincial People's Committee approved the revised general program on Vinh Phuc construction and urban development to 2030, with a vision to 2050, made the Vinh Phuc development plan for 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050, and approved the revised land-use planning to 2020 for all nine districts and cities. The province has made detailed construction plans for all administrative units.

In the 2011-2019 period, Vinh Phuc invested VND114,538 billion (US$5 billion) in infrastructure, including VND49,473 billion (US$2.1 billion) from State funds and VND65,065 billion (US$2.9 billion) of foreign direct investment. All levels and sectors have proactively sped up approved projects, especially those funded by the State budget, and actively utilized all available capital sources, especially those funded by private and ODA funds. Up to now, the urban infrastructure sector has obtained important achievements. Vinh Phuc currently has 26 urban centers, of which Vinh Yen is a second-grade city - an economic, cultural and political center of the province, Phuc Yen is a third-grade city, 12 district towns are fourth-grade urban areas, and 12 communes are fifth-grade urban areas. Urban population is about 447,582, accounting for 40.2% of the total population.

Besides, Vinh Phuc province has focused on developing infrastructure in industrial parks. According to the plan approved by the Prime Minister, the province has 18 large-scale industrial parks covering ​​over 5,200 ha, and 32 small industrial clusters covering ​​over 600 ha. All industrial parks and clusters have convenient locations near national highways, and they are very attractive and highly competitive. In 2019, Vinh Phuc continued to invest VND43.3 billion in building accommodation for workers in Ba Thien Industrial Park; developed the infrastructure of Binh Xuyen II Industrial Park - Phase 2 on ​​58.8 ha of land; and completed the technical infrastructure for Ba Thien II Industrial Park, Tam Duong II Industrial Park - Section A, Binh Xuyen Industrial Park and Binh Xuyen II Industrial Park.

In recent years, Vinh Phuc has seriously developed information infrastructure and applied information technology to administrative management. At present, all government agencies of the district level and above have LAN, internet connection, optical cable and a specialized data transmission network; and have developed a modern electronic mailing system, management and administration applications, electronic information pages, online public services, and single-window locations to meet administrative procedure reform requirements. The document management and operating software have been upgraded and deployed at provincial agencies, district agencies and 137 commune-level agencies. The post and telecom infrastructure has developed steadily to diversify services and improve service quality to meet market needs.

In the coming time, in order to build synchronous infrastructure, the Vinh Phuc Provincial People’s Committee has assigned departments, branches and localities to review sector development plans and of infrastructure development plans in 2021-2030, with a vision to 2045, to ensure resources, feasibility and effectiveness of infrastructure projects. The provincial government has instructed all levels and branches to remove difficulties and obstacles in ground clearance to accelerate the progress of licensed investment projects, bring them into operation in time and effectively serve economic efficiency.

By Tran Ngoc, Vietnam Business Forum

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