Long An province’s six-month industrial production index up 7.5 percent hinh anh 1Illustrative image. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Despite impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, industrial production in the Mekong Delta province of Long An still maintains a positive growth, according to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade.

The province’s index of industrial production (IIP) in the first six months of this year is estimated to enjoy a year-on-year rise of 7.5 percent and the export turnover reached 3.29 billion USD, up 17.17 percent.

It is noteworthy that 50 out of 73 groups of industrial products recorded growth including animal feed, bottled beer, natural fiber production, footwear, and plastic production.

The growth in industrial production and exports is a positive signal of the province's endeavours to fufill the double goals of maintaining production and pandemic prevention and control at the same time.

According to Nguyen Anh Viet, Director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be complicated, negatively affecting the production and business activities of enterprises. Therefore, there is a possibility that the target of an increase of between 11.5-12 percent in IIP this year might not be fulfilled.

However, units and localities in the province will focus efforts on implementing solutions to achieve ensure a rise of at least 7.5 percent.

In the last months of this year, they will continue to strictly carry out the COVID-19 prevention and control work, especially strengthening monitoring of the activities at industrial zones and clusters.

Enterprises will get support in making production and business plans relevant to domestic and foreign market development, Viet said.

An inter-sectoral team will also be set up to survey the production and business activities of local enterprises with a view to timely removing arising difficulties, he said./.