The central province of Quang Binh issued Decision No.1490/QD-UBND on June 10 regarding a programme to stimulate the local industry by 2020 with estimated spending of 40 billion VND (1.83 million USD).

The sum includes 30 billion VND (1.4 million USD) from the provincial budget and the remaining will come from the national industry boosting programme.

The provincial programme focuses on offering vocational training to more than 3,000 local workers and improving vocational and management capability for another 500 workers, alongside building 16 technology demonstration models which introduce advanced technology and new products.

Additionally, it provides financial support for industrial businesses and helps them attend domestic and overseas trade fairs to promote their products.

The locality is also drawing up detailed plans to develop local industrial clusters and economic zones and invest in infrastructure development.

A highlight of the programme is support provided to about 130 industrial businesses in rural areas to expand their business and transfer advanced technology to improve production.

The spending is part of provincial efforts to boost industry and handicrafts sectors towards sustainable development in a bid to enhance competitiveness and contribute to economic restructuring.-VNA