The southern province of Dong Thap is hoping to attain an industrial production value of 16.5 trillion VND (775.5 million USD) in 2014.

The province will also strive to earn 634 million USD from exports , while bringing goods retail and service value to 60 trillion VND (2.82 billion USD) this year .

To realise the goal, the local authorities asked the Department of Industry and Trade to solve difficulties facing enterprises, which are operating in the province.

The businesses will be given incentives to renovate technologies and foster cooperation with domestic and foreign trade associations to further promote their business and investment.

Although Dong Thap met many difficulties in developing its economy in 2013, the province still saw a stable growth in industrial production, reaching over 15 trillion VND.

Total value of goods retail and service reached almost 50 trillion VND (2.35 billion USD), while export turnover rose to an approximated 600 million USD.

According to Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Minh Hoan, the local authorities have been creating favourable conditions to help enterprises access preferential policies and advantageous investment procedures to further boost their production and business.-VNA