Quang Ninh defines enterprises as its valued resource hinh anh 1Chairman of the People’s Committee of Quang Ninh province Nguyen Duc Long at the meeting. (Photo: baoquangninh.com.vn)

Quang Ninh (VNA) – Enterprises are a valuable resource of Quang Ninh, improving their capacity will thus allow the northern province to raise its competitiveness, said Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Long on March 22.

He made the statement at a meeting with local business leaders and representatives the same day.

Speaking at the meeting, a representative from BIM Group said the group faces obstacles in implementing its investment projects due to constant changes in the law, suggesting the province establish an agency that provides investment consultancy for local enterprises.

Meanwhile, AES Corporation, an investor of the Mong Duong 2 Thermal Power Project, hoped that the province will speed up its administrative procedures and continue developing infrastructure, as well as skilled human resources for the benefit of businesses.

Listening to feedback, Chairman Long asked businesses to offer suggestions that help the province shift towards a service-industry economy by 2020.

Quang Ninh held two talks with local enterprises to obtain their feedback in 2015.

The province had more than 1,100 newly-registered businesses last year, raising the total number of enterprises operating in the locality to about 11,000 with a combined capital of 127 trillion VND (5.7 billion USD).-VNA