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03/01/2018 - 19:22

Ten remarkable achievements of Long An province in 2017 

Long An targeted important events in multifaceted fields in 2017, including ten remarkable achievements:

1. The 50th anniversary ceremony since Long An was conferred the title of "With loyalty and valiance, the whole people participate in fighting enemy​" (on September 17, 1967- 2017) 

The Central Committee for the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam decided to grant the flag with eight yellow letters of "With loyalty and valiance, the whole people participate in fighting enemy” to the Party, people and army of Long An province at the Second Congress of Heroes and Soldiers of South Vietnam on September 17, 1967. 

This was one of the special landmarks of the revolutionary tradition of the people and armed forces of Long An province for national independence and freedom.

2. The Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) reached 9.53 percent, surpassing its resolution target of 9.2 percent
Industry development contributes to the province's economic growth rate of 9.5 percent in 2017 (Photo: Huu Ly)

Industry development contributes to the province's economic growth rate of 9.5 percent in 2017 (Photo: Huu Ly)

Of which, the regional economic development zone No. 2 grew at a high rate of 15.83 percent (14.2 percent compared to the same period), the regional economic development zone No. 3 increased 6.96 percent, only No. 1 reached at 1.19 percent (the first six months of the year was 2.02 percent) in the context of many difficulties and challenges.

Regarding to agricultural production, the transformation of the structure of plants and animals was promoted and achieved good results, step by step, the province formed many specialized cultivation areas with high efficiency. 

A breakthrough program about agricultural development applying high technology in combination with agricultural restructuring was implemented which some of the pilot models got effective. The field of industry and construction grew well, in parallel, the production and business situation of the local enterprises changed positively.

3. The budget collection reached VND 12,135 billion
Deputy Standing Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Mr. Do Huu Lam rewarded outstanding enterprises and individuals who successfully fulfilled their tax obligations in 2016.

Deputy Standing Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Mr. Do Huu Lam rewarded outstanding enterprises and individuals who successfully fulfilled their tax obligations in 2016.

In 2017, the province’s state budget collection reached over VND 12 trillion, surpassing the resolution target.

The revenue brought Long An to officially join in the domestic collection club of VND 10 trillion for the first time. It is considered as a landmark of Long An province in general and the tax sector in particular, helping the provincial tax sector to strive to complete its state budget collection estimates in 2018.

4. Inauguration of the Relics of Communist Party Committee and the Southern Resistance - Administrative Committee and Historical Revolutionary Monument
Two national historical monuments were selected as key projects according to the Resolution of the ninth Provincial Party Congress in the term of 2010-2015

A corner of Relics of Communist Party Committee and the Southern Resistance - Administrative Committee (Photo: Thanh Hieu)

A corner of Relics of Communist Party Committee and the Southern Resistance - Administrative Committee (Photo: Thanh Hieu)

The Relics of Communist Party Committee and the Southern Resistance - Administrative Committee (1946-1949) have total land of nearly three hectares with its total investment capital of nearly VND 130 billion which was officially inaugurated on August 19, 2017.

Historical Revolutionary Monument of the province (Photo: Huu Ly)

Historical Revolutionary Monument of the province (Photo: Huu Ly)
The historical Revolutionary Monument covers an area of 98.25 hectares, in which the construction area was 20.20 hectares with its total investment capital of nearly VND183 billion and officially inaugurated on September 2, 2017.

5. The first batch of Vietnamese dragon fruit was exported to Australia

In September of 2017, Hoang Phat Company (Chau Thanh district) exported its first batch of dragon fruit to Australia (white-fleshed pitahaya) after many negotiations. This is a chance for Vietnamese dragon fruit to expand its consumption market, especially hard markets.

Up to now, the company has exported about 60 tons of Vietnamese dragon fruits to Australia and is expected to export 500 tons in 2018 to this market. Currently, the total area of dragon fruits in the province is about 9,100 hectares with a total output of 215,000 tons per year. And, 85 percent of dragon fruit was shipped to overseas markets as China, Japan, Thailand, United States of America, and Europe ..., and the remaining 15 percent consumed domestically in 2017.

6. Long An International Port exported the first batch of Vietnamese chicken to Japan

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development made an announcement at the international port of Long An (Can Giuoc district) on September 9, 2017, to export the first batch of Vietnamese chicken (about 300 to 400 tons) to Japan. 

This special event is considered as the landmark of Vietnamese agriculture sector.

7. Basically solving the problem of water supplication for people’s production and daily life for people in lowlands

Clean water meets standards of the Ministry of Health from water supply projects for nearly 2,000 households in the lowland areas of the province.

Clean water meets standards of the Ministry of Health from water supply projects for nearly 2,000 households in the lowland areas of the province.

In 2017, the province basically solved the problem of water supplication for people’s production and daily life in lowland areas such as Can Duoc and Can Giuoc, solving urgent issues for local people's daily life. Although the initial use of the population is low but significant, it is hoped to provide 100 percent of clean water for people in the upcoming time.

Currently, there are nearly 10 clean water supply projects for the people in low areas, and some water projects have been supplying to households. The remaining projects are accelerating to be completed in 2018.

8.  A photobook exhibition on diplomatic trips of State President Truong Tan Sang (2011-2016)

The exhibition including 250 photos printed in Gian Thanh Son's book named “Vietnam's position" highlighting the country's diplomatic trip