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The situation of socio-economic development of Tien Giang province in July, 2020

According to the data reported by various provincial departments, branches and People's Committee of districts, towns and cities, the provincial socio-economic situation continues to have positive progress in July. The specific results of sev­eral key sectors were as follows:

- Agriculture and fishery: The yield of food production in the month reached 1,310 tons, accumulating 521 thousand tons in 7 months, decreasing by 22.7% compared to the same period last year. Up to July 1st, 2020, the total number of cattle and poultry was as follows: 118.3 thousand cows, decreasing by 1.4%; 294 thousand pigs, decreasing by 38.4% and 16.4 million poultry, increasing by 17.3%. The total yield of aquatic products in the month reached 25.17 thousand tons, accumulating 184.1 thousand tons after 7 months, decreasing by 0.9% compared to the same period last year.

- Industry: The index of industrial production in July decreased by 3.1% compared to the previous month. Due to negative impacts of the Covid-19 epidemic some major provincial industries as food, drinks, garments, shoes, plastics, metal... manufacture strongly came down compared to the same period. However, the 7-month accumulation increased by 0.7% compared to the same period last year.

The provincial industrial parks and clusters continue to be in well operation. The Long Giang Industrial Park is under the process of completing building its technical facilities served for calling investment. The provincial People's Commitee is still keeping close work with relevant central ministries to complete the legal procedures to get back the Soai Rap Petroleum Service Park. Besides this, the other investors continue to complete the land procedures for early starting the projects of building the industrial clusters which have got the investment approval in principles such as: Gia Thuan II, My Phuoc Tay, Thanh Tan and An Thanh Industrial Clusters. Privately, in terms of Gia Thuan I Industrial Cluster, its investor has been keeping completion of building technical facilities and negotiating with secondary investors for land leasing.

- Trade & tourism: Total retail sales of consumer goods and services in the month reached 5,135 billion dongs (~ 223.3 million USD), increasing by 4.9% compared to the previous month and declining by 1% compared to the same period last year due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic. The 7-month accumulation was 33,570 billion dongs (~ 1.46 billion USD), attaining 49.4% of the year plan and decreasing by 4,9% compared to the same period last year. The tourist number of the month reached about 70.3 thousand arrivals, increasing by 10.8% compared to the previous month, but still decreasing by 58% compared to the same period. The 7-month accumulation was 516.4 thousand arrivals, attaining 23.5% of the year plan, decreasing 56.2% compared to the same period. Of which there were 95.6 thousand international tourists, attaining 10.6% of the year plan and decreasing by 74.6% compared to the same period last year. Revenues from tourism services of all kinds in 7 months reached 5,473 billion dongs (~ 238 million USD).

- Export-import: Commodity export turnover in the month reached 252 million USD, accumulating 1.58 billion USD in 7 months, attaining 46.5% of the year plan, decreasing by 7.6% compared to the same period. The import turnover of the month was 121 million USD, decreasing, accumulating 857 million USD in 7 months, attaining 42.9% of the year plan, decreasing by 14.1% compared to the same period last year.

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- Budget revenue and expenditure: State budget revenue in the month reached about 840 billion dongs (~ 36.52 million USD), accumulating 6,138 billion dongs (~ 266.86 million USD) in 7 months, attaining 55.2% of the year estimate, decreasing by 9% compared to the same period last year. Total state budget expenditure in the month was 1,130 billion dongs (~ 49.1 million USD), accumulating 10,729 billion dongs (~ 466.47 million USD) in 7 months, attaining 78% of the year estimate, increasing by 73% compared to the same period last year. Of which, the expense for development investment was 3,220 billion dongs (~ 140 million USD), attaining 56.3% of the year estimate, increasing by 70% compared to the same period last year.

- Business development: By the end of July it was estimated to have 75 more newly-established businesses with their registration capital of 240 billion VND (~ 10.43 million USD); accumulating 454 newly-established entities in 7 months, reaching 69.8% of the year plan, increasing by 22% compared to the same period last year; moving up to 5,980 entities in operation in the whole province by the end of July, 2020. The number of newly-established household businesses in the month was 540 units, ac­cumulating 56,117 units in the whole province until the end of July, 2020.

- Investment attraction: By the end of July, 2020 it attracted 16 domestic projects with the registered investment capital of 6,772 billion dongs (~ 297.4 million USD) and 8 FDI projects with the registered investment capital of 2,728 billion dongs (~ 118.6 million USD). Counting in two sectors, in 7 months, it attracted 24 projects with the registered investment capital of 9,500 billion dongs (~ 413 million USD), increased by 11 projects and decreasing by 6.4% in volume compared to the same period last year.

- Culture and social affairs: Stepping up in July, 2020, the severe drought and salinity came over thanks to regular heavy rains coming in the whole province. However, the Covid-19 epidemic outbreak has still been complicated inside and outside the country, so the sectors of education, health care, culture - sports, entertainment, employment and job occupation... continue to recover their normal operation in the context of continuing to fight the pandemic outbreak arising inside or transmitted into the country from abroad. The training and education sector has just finished their 2019-2020 academic year and completed the final examinations of the end and transfer levels as well as well prepared for the national high school exam.

- The health care sector continues to focus on prevention and fighting the pandemic arising inside or transmitted into the country from abroad with various synchronous and appropriate measures. Under the direction of the Provincial People's Committee, the health sector in collaboration with relevant agencies continues to do receiving 240 Vietnamese citizens from Singapore who have to be quaratined as regulated at the former provincial military college on July 27th, 2020. At the same time the health sector continues to oversee and monitor the health status of provincial people and official and employees, just coming back from Da Nang city since July 1st, 2020 for prevention of pandemic transmission.

- Labor & employment: In the month it provided employment consultancy to 3,545 labors and introduced new jobs to 262 labors. It also provided unemployment subsidy to 2,938 labors, increasing by 36.8% compared to the same period last year with the expenditure of 44.7 billion dong. After 7 months as accumulated it provided employment consultancy to 16,650 labors and introduced new jobs to 1,145 labors, of which there were 171 labors desiring to go abroad for work. And as a result there were 145 labors to work in Japan,  22 - in Taiwan, 01 - in Korea and 03 - in the other markets.

- Foreign affairs: In July there was not any official or an employee to be approved to go abroad for trips due to the Covid-19 epidemic; there were two delegations to come visiting and working with government agencies.

Apart from the aforementioned results, the political security, social order and safety continued to be stable and there was not any complicated case to take place in the provincial territory; the activities of scientific research, technology transfer, teaching and learning, culture, sports, entertainment, protection and exploitation of natural resources and environment, justice, inspection, administrative reform and home affairs, etc. have recovered their normal operation in the context of continuing to fight the pandemic outbreak arising inside or transmitted into the country from abroad.

We have just past 7 months of the year 2020 with extreme hardship in the country and the world, especially in the first months of the year. In the remaining 5 months of the year, the Covid-19 pandemic has still been taking place complicatedly and the global supply chain has been broken down so enterprises continue to face many undesired challenges as being forecasted. Therefore, in order to complete the objectives of socio-economic development of the year 2020 it is required all government levels and branches as well businesses and people to try their best more to complete the tasks as expected./.

Translated by the Department of Foreign Affairs

 


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