Binh Duong public administrative centre (Source: Internet)
 
Binh Duong (VNA) – A delegation led by head of the Cambodian Ministry of Interior’s Department of Administration Buon Heng has paid a working visit to Binh Duong in order to learn experience on the southern province’s administrative centre model.

Speaking at the working session with the Cambodian delegation on March 4, permanent Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Mai Hung Dung said Binh Duong posted an 8.6 percent growth in gross regional domestic product last year. Its export revenue surpassed 25.2 billion USD, or 11 percent of the country’s total.

The province is now home to 29 industrial zones with a total area of over 12,700 ha and occupancy of over 80 percent.

According to a master plan for 2020 as approved by the PM, Binh Duong will have 34 industrial zones covering more than 14,700 ha.

The locality has so far attracted over 3,500 foreign-invested projects, ranking third behind Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in terms of foreign direct investment attraction. In 2018 alone, it lured 2.2 billion USD in 224 new projects, 132 with adjusted capital, and 162 in stake purchase.

Dung said a highlight of local administrative reform during the 2011-2020 period was the inauguration of the public administrative centre, reflecting the province’s determination to develop transparent and efficient administrative services.

Buon Heng, for his part, said the delegation wants to learn from Binh Duong’s experience in launching the administrative centre model.

Following the session, the guests visited one-stop shop models at the public administrative centres of Binh Duong and Di An township, the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park II, and several cultural establishments in the locality.–VNA