The southern province of Binh Duong has enjoyed a good start to 2014 with a high increase in industrial production value and export revenue recorded in January.

In the first month of this year, the province recorded a 12.1 percent year-on-year rise in industrial production value at 16.56 trillion VND (773.76 million USD), while its exports hit 1.3 billion USD, up 14.3 percent over the same period last year. The foreign-invested sector contributed 1.1 billion USD, up 11.4 percent.

Notably, the locality’s total revenue from the retail and service sectors in January reached 10.1 trillion VND (477 million USD), an increase of 10.6 percent over the previous month and 26 percent year on year.

After a long Lunar New Year holiday, workers in all industrial parks have resumed their normal working schedule. Before the holiday, more than 20,000 workers were supported to return their own hometown with free travel tickets and New Year gifts valued at 46 billion VND.-VNA