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05/12/2019 - 07:53

Long An People's Committee works with Country Director, World Bank in Vietnam

On December 4, in Tan An City, Chairman of Long An Provincial People's Committee - Tran Van Can had a meeting with Country Director, World Bank in Vietnam - Mr. Ousmane Dione. The delegation of the World Bank, directors of some provincial departments attended the meeting.

Chairman of Long An Provincial People's Committee - Tran Van Can presents gifts to Country Director, World Bank in Vietnam - Mr. Ousmane Dione

Chairman of Long An Provincial People's Committee - Tran Van Can presents gifts to Country Director, World Bank in Vietnam - Mr. Ousmane Dione

At the meeting, Chairman of Long An Provincial People's Committee - Tran Van Can expressed his happiness when the World Bank delegation came to work in Long An. At the same time, Chairman of Long An Provincial People's Committee introduced the delegation about the socio-economic development process, the potential and strengths of the province. Accordingly, Long An is focusing on economic development in the direction of harmonious development between industry, agriculture and trade. Long An has large capital needs to build infrastructure in the process of economic development, but financial resources are limited.

Through this working session, the provincial leaders expected the World Bank to pay attention and support loans. The projects that Long An introduced and needed capital support are motivational works, helping the province complete infrastructure and promote economic development in the direction of industrialization and modernization. However, in the process of industrial economic development, a certain part of agricultural land has been retained to ensure food security.

The working session between the provincial People's Committee and the World Bank in Vietnam

The working session between the provincial People's Committee and the World Bank in Vietnam

On this occasion, the provincial People's Committee proposed three lists of World Bank loan projects and financial mechanisms to implement if they receive support loans from the World Bank.

The first is the Electronic Government Building Project towards digital government and the implementation of Long An Province's smart urban service. The goal of the project is to upgrade shared infrastructure, ensure connectivity, enhance service, and supervise management; developing information and communication technology to become a driving force, tools and means in social management; develope digital content, e-commerce in the province, gradually transform numbers into a digital society and digital economy.

The investment scope of this project is to build an electronic agency towards digital government to implement in the whole province; develop smart urban services in the direction of focusing on investing in infrastructure, technical infrastructure, shared databases of the whole province, deploy initial beneficiaries in key urban areas of Tan An City. The investment period is expected to be 2021-2025. Total investment is 1,100 billion VND, equivalent to 47,588,146 USD.

The second project is the driving force connecting Ho Chi Minh City - Long An - Tien Giang. The project objective is to share the traffic with National Highway 1, to increase connectivity with Ho Chi Minh City's Ring Road 3 and Ring Road 4, Provincial Road 830, to connect with international gateways by sea and Long An International port. The project will promote the development of the logisitics industry in the future to serve the Mekong Delta region and key economic region provinces. Scope of the project, the beginning of Pham Hung street - Ho Chi Minh City, the end point is the Trung Luong junction - My Tho City, Tien Giang; The investment period is expected to be 2021-2025. Total investment capital of the whole route is 13,777 billion VND; equivalent to 596,019,000 USD.

The third is Tan An City drainage and wastewater treatment project (phase 1). The goal is to ensure the drainage of Tan An City, limit local flooding, salinity, water pollution, improve environmental sanitation, reduce infectious diseases caused by environmental pollution, contribute to completing the infrastructure of Tan An City. The investment period is expected to be 2021-2025. Total investment is 572,515 billion VND, equivalent to 24,768,116 USD.

Leaders of the provincial People's Committee take a souvenir photo with the World Bank delegation

Leaders of the provincial People's Committee take a souvenir photo with the World Bank delegation

Country Director, World Bank in Vietnam - Mr. Ousmane Dione thanked the welcome of the provincial leaders. At the same time, he expressed his agreement with the province's economic development orientations. He said that Long An is currently a satellite province of Ho Chi Minh City, with conditions for development in the field of industrial economy and urban. The 3 projects of Long An province presented and proposed will be supported fund appropriately, when they are completed, they will help the province increase its competitiveness, effectively manage electronic administration, attract more investment for the province to develop economy sustainably.

However, Mr. Ousmane Dione suggested that Long An need to have a specific assessment of the impact of the three projects, pay attention to actual implementation issues such as site clearance and environmental impacts. At the same time, Long An needs to quickly complete the proposed procedures to the World Bank in Vietnam to consider and view the project wholely and propose to the higher level. His viewpoint is that high-feasibility and regional-linked projects will be supported with loans to contribute a part in the overall development of Long An Province in the following years./.

By Mai Huong – Translated by Duc Tam

Sourcehttp://baolongan.vn/ubnd-tinh-long-an-lam-viec-voi-giam-doc-quoc-gia-ngan-hang-the-gioi-tai-viet-nam-a86488.html

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