Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
 
Vinh Long (VNA) – Leaders of the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long pledged to stay side by side with enterprises during a gathering with local businesspeople on February 15.

Permanent Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Quang Trung affirmed that the province will issue clear guidance on new policies to facilitate businesses’ operations, encourage business households to switch their status to enterprises, and hold regular dialogues with them to promptly clear any arising barriers.

In order to improve the provincial competitiveness, a public administrative centre will be put into operation this year.

He asked firms to pay attention to environmental protection, lives and legitimate interests of workers and social welfare programmes in the province.

Local statistics showed that there were 351 newly-established firms with total registered capital of over 3 trillion VND (130.4 million USD) last year. Meanwhile, the total investment for social development surpassed 13 billion VND.

In 2019, Vinh Long will focus on restructuring its economy in combination with renewing growth model and improving growth quality and labour output.

It will take synchronous measures to restructure agriculture in tandem with new rural development, build a manufacturing and consumption chain for key farm produce, and call for infrastructure investment in industrial zones.-VNA