(HBO) – In 2019, joining efforts by the whole country, Hoa Binh province worked hard to overcome many difficulties and challenges to carry out political tasks effectively. The following are the 10 outstanding events and achievements of the province last year:
1. The province’s great unity bloc was fortified. The
political system was streamlined in a lean, efficient and effective manner.
Meanwhile, local authorities also stepped up the re-organisation of district-
and communal-level administrative units, as well as the merger of hamlets and
residential quarters. In 2019, Hoa Binh merged 221 hamlets and residential
quarters, thus reducing the number of the entities by 110. Meanwhile, the
National Assembly Standing Committee issued Resolution 830/NQ-UBTVQH14 on
December 17, 2019 on the re-organisation of district- and communal-level
administrative units in Hoa Binh. Implementing this resolution, the province
cut 59 communes and one district.
2. The local economy posted many significant
outcomes. Hoa Binh recorded an economic growth rate of some 9.05 percent. The
industry-construction sector contributed 45.67 percent to the gross regional
domestic product (GRDP), services 29.58 percent, agriculture-forestry-fisheries
19.8 percent, and tax on goods 4.95 percent. Exports brought home about 791.9
million USD while imports were estimated at 635 million USD, respectively
rising 24.48 percent and 29.52 percent year on year. About 4 trillion VND
(172.8 million USD) was collected to the State budget, 30 percent higher than
the target set for the province by the Prime Minister.
3. The new-style rural area building proved
fruitful. By the end of 2019, 88 percent of the 191 communes across the
province or 46.07 percent of the total had finished building new-style rural
areas, with 25 recognised in 2019. Last year, Hoa Binh city and Luong Son
district also earned the recognition.
4. Investment promotion was strengthened,
attracting many potential investors. Besides, Hoa Binh effectively implemented
solutions to improve the business climate and address difficulties facing
enterprises and investors. In 2019, it approved and granted investment
registration certificates to 59 projects while revoking licenses of 42 others.
About 400 new businesses were established with a combined registered capital of
8.5 trillion VND. During the year, the province successfully organised the Hoa
Binh Citrus Tree Festival; the Agricultural and OCOP Products Fair of northern
region; the week introducing Hoa Binh’s high-quality citrus fruits,
agricultural and aquatic products at the Big C Thang Long supermarket in Hanoi;
and the agricultural product and food week at the Saigon Co.op retail system in
5. Social security and welfare attracted attention.
By the end of 2019, jobs had been created for about 16,700 labourers in Hoa
Binh, 6.4 percent higher than the year’s target. They included 1,586 people
gaining jobs through the National Employment Fund, equivalent to 101 percent of
the year’s target; and 340 working abroad under fixed-term contracts,
equivalent to 113 percent of the plan. The household poverty rate had been
brought down by 3.1 percent from 2018 to some 11.64 percent.
Due attention was paid to socio-economic infrastructure. Urbanisation rate last
year 2019 was estimated at 23.01 percent. Hoa Binh authorities showed effective
transport management, giving priority to works of importance, namely the
opening of Hoa Binh 3 Bridge, the construction of Hoa Binh 2 Bridge, and the
completion of nine storeys of the internal medicine and anti-infection
departments at the province’s general hospital.
Positive changes were recorded in cultural activities. The province
successfully organised the 2019 Hoa Binh Culture-Tourism Week with a mixture of
activities such as a beauty contest of the Muong Land and a cuisine festival
comprising of traditional dishes. In the year, as many as 63 festivals were
held, in connection with the conservation and development of ethnic groups’
cultural identity, historical-cultural sites and tourism in the province.
The sport sector also earned remarkable achievements. Hoa Binh was the host of
the national youth mountain biking and national mountain biking championships
and the national long-distance cycling tourney. For the first time, cycling
coaches and athletes of the province joined the national sport delegation
competing at the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 30), and Hoa Binh-born
cyclist Dinh Thi Nhu Quynh brought home a gold medal in the women’s cross-country
Tourism development received due attention. The Hoa Binh smart tourism portal
and a historical site in the school for southern ethnic minority cadres in Lac
Thuy district were launched in the year. Local historical sites received
investment in line with tourism development.
Incidents in the province were promptly handled, including the wastewater
discharge by the Northeastern Hapaco company and the dumping of oil in Dam Bai
lake area which caused water pollution at the Da River water company. The
province also carried out inspections and supervisions and imposed disciplinary
measures against Party members and civil servants for their violations in a bid
to ensure transparency, parity, and accuracy./.
(HBO) – The Standing Board of the Party Committee of Hoa Binh province on March 26 issued Conclusion No.296-KL/TU on COVID-19 prevention and control in the new situation.
(HBO) - The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Hoa Binh province held a day of youth unionists in 2020 with the theme of "Hoa Binh youths proudly march under the Party flag”. The event also aimed to honour outstanding Youth Union officials.
The most important task at this crucial time is promoting the unity, solidarity and cooperation of all people throughout the country to cope with any pandemic situation, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a teleconference with five centrally-run cities – Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, Can Tho and Da Nang on March 29.
(HBO) – A delegation of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat led by Tran Thanh Man, Secretary of the Party Central Committee and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, paid a visit to Hoa Binh province on March 26.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered the cancellation of meetings and events with the participation of more than 20 people over the next several weeks, as part of preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19.
(HBO) - A working delegation of Hoa Binh provincial People’s Committee led by its Vice Chairman Nguyen Van Chuong had a working session with representatives from the provincial Boarding High School for Ethnic Students and the Hoang Van Thu High School for the Gifted.