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06/07/2020 - 20:35

Long An: Press conference on socio-economic situation in first 6 months of 2020

On July 3, Long An People's Committee held a press conference to inform the socio-economic situation in the first 6 months of 2020 and the program of work for the last 6 months of 2020. Spokesman of the provincial People's Committee, Chief of Office of the Delegation of National Assembly - People's Council - People's Committee of Long An province - Nguyen Thanh Vung chaired the press conference.

Long An People's Committee held a press conference to inform socio-economic situation in the first 6 months

Long An People's Committee held a press conference to inform socio-economic situation in the first 6 months

According to the report of the Provincial People's Committee, despite many difficulties in natural disasters and "unprecedented" epidemics, the branches, levels and people in the whole province have made great efforts in implementing the socio-economic development.

Accordingly, the economic growth rate in the first 6 months was estimated at 1.12 percent. In particular, the agriculture - forestry - fishery sector is estimated to increase by 2.75 percent over the same period, lower than the growth rate in the same period in 2019 by 4 percent; industry-construction sector increased by 4.72 percent over the same period, much lower than the same period increase of 13.95 percent and trade-service sector decreased by 5.04 percent, same period increased by 6, 24 percent.

In the first 6 months, the province cultivated 456,822 hectares of rice, reaching 92.5 percent of the plan, the harvested area was 270,211 hectares, the yield reached 1.7 million tons. In implementing the national target program on new-style rural construction, the Provincial People's Committee recognized 11 more communes meeting standards, bringing the total number of communes recognized in the province to 88 out of 161 communes, accounting for 54.6 percent of the total number of communes. the whole province. In particular, 2 communes Hoa Phu, Chau Thanh and Phuoc Hau, Can Giuoc district were recognized to meet the new-style rural standards; Chau Thanh district has just been recognized as a new-style rural district. The average number of criteria per commune of the whole province reaches 16.5 criteria per commune.

Reporters asks questions at the press conference

Reporters asks questions at the press conference

In the industrial sector, due to the impact of Covid-19 epidemic, the indexes of industry increased lower than the same period last year, many groups of industrial products experienced lower output. Industrial production value at constant prices in 2010 reached about 113,580 billion VND, accounting for 41 percent of the plan. Regarding attracting investment, from the beginning of the year until now, 715 new businesses have been established with a total capital of over 10,305 billion VND; 126 enterprises were dissolved and 204 businesses were suspended. Up to now, there are 12,020 enterprises operating in the province with a total registered capital of 316,425 billion VND. In the first 6 months, total budget revenue in the province reached 8,040 billion VND, reached 47.9 percent of the estimate assigned by the Central Government, reached 47.6 percent of the estimate assigned by the Provincial People's Council. In which, domestic revenue is 6,740 billion VND, import and export tax is 1,300 billion VND.

In the field of culture and society, although the direct influence of Covid-19 epidemic caused cultural, artistic and sports activities to be halted for a long time, this is also a condition for Long An province to do a good job in preventing epidemics when it was one of the localities without Covid-19 cases. The provincial People's Committee also directs functional agencies to fully implement the social welfare policies, especially the assistance affected by the disease. In addition, the situation of political security, social order and safety in the province is maintained stably; administrative reform and organizational structure continued to be focused on implementation.

Spokesman of the provincial People's Committee, Chief of the Office of the Delegation of National Assembly, People's Council, People's Committee of Long An province - Nguyen Thanh Vung speaks at the press conference

Spokesman of the provincial People's Committee, Chief of the Office of the Delegation of National Assembly, People's Council, People's Committee of Long An province - Nguyen Thanh Vung speaks at the press conference

However, according to the evaluation of the Provincial People's Committee, in the first 6 months of the year, due to the double difficulties of drought, saline intrusion and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the province's socio-economic situation is still difficult, it has not achieved as planned yet.

At the press conference, representatives of departments, branches and localities answered the issues posed by press agencies' correspondents. In particular, issues of interest by the press such as the implementation of solar power projects in the province; the case of high school debtors gambling at Duc Hoa district; a number of suspended projects, delayed implementation and some issues related to the security and order situation in the province.

Spokesman of the provincial People's Committee, Chief of Office of the Delegation of National Assembly, People's Council, People's Committee - Nguyen Thanh Vung acknowledged the contributions of reporters and press agencies when they timely informed about the province's socio-economic situation to people, accompanied with Long An province. Regarding the new issues raised by the reporter during the press conference, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Vung suggested the departments, branches and localities to take notes to give answers and feedback to the press agencies./.

By Kien Dịnh – Translated by Duc Tam

Sourcehttp://baolongan.vn/long-an-hop-bao-thong-tin-tinh-hinh-kinh-te-xa-hoi-6-thang-dau-nam-2020-a98123.html

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