Kien Giang’s industrial production value rises over 7 percent in five months hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Kien Giang (VNA) – The industrial production value of the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang reached over 20.4 trillion VND in the last five months, up 7.4 percent from the same period last year.

According to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade, sectors seeing stable growth in are beer, shoes and leather, ready-to-wear clothes, frozen shrimp, canned fish, cement, commercial electricity, and unburnt bricks.

Notably, the province's export turnover in January-May totalled about 317 million USD, up nearly 16 percent year-on-year. It has helped revitalise other industries of the locality.

In the reviewed period, 625 new businesses were established, up 28 percent compared to the same period last year.

The department said that the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected production and business activities of local enterprises.

It has taken a series of comprehensive solutions to complete the dual goal of COVID-19 containment and economic development, especially in industrial parks.

Many businesses have had appropriate business solutions to adapt to the pandemic situation and promptly implement supply contracts, it noted.

The local industry and trade sector has kept close watch on the developments of the pandemic, thus outlining measures to remove difficulties facing local businesses and guiding them to build scenarios to respond to the pandemic.

The local authorities have paid attention to promoting administrative reform to facilitate investors’ operation, while accelerating the construction of essential infrastructure facilities in industrial parks and cluster in order to call for more investment into the province./.