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27/01/2023 - 14:57

Invest in traffic infrastructure to attract investment and develop smart and modern urban

The urban space development plan of Ben Luc district up to 2030 will follow the model of an urban network and an urban chain in the corridor area of National Highway 1 with appropriate, synchronous and modern technical and social infrastructure.

The roundabout at the intersection of Ho Chi Minh City - Trung Luong Expressway is located in An Thanh commune, Ben Luc district

Special gateway location

Ben Luc district has a very special geographical position because it is the gateway of Long An province and the Mekong Delta provinces to Ho Chi Minh City and vice versa. Ben Luc is only 15 kilometers and 31 kilometers from Tan An City and Ho Chi Minh City, respectively. It converges many important national traffic routes passing through such as National Highway 1, National Highway N2, Ho Chi Minh City - Trung Luong Expressway, Ben Luc - Long Thanh Expressway, Ring Road 3, Ring Road Belt 4, etc. which connects very conveniently with traffic in the Southern Key Economic Zone of the country.

This traffic system is the arterial roads connecting industrial zones and clusters, logistics centers to Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Long Thanh International Airport, regional seaports and Long An International Port. With the above advantages, Ben Luc becomes a district located in the key economic region of Long An province with the role of a central urban area in the Ben Luc - Tan An development corridor as well as a satellite urban of Ho Chi Minh City.

According to the planning orientation, Ben Luc will develop industry - urban - trade - general services together with districts of Duc Hoa, Can Duoc, Can Giuoc and Tan An city to form a strong economic growth pole as well as the locomotive of economic development of the province.

Road transport - the "backbone" of the economy

According to the Resolution of the 11th Provincial Party Congress for the 2020-2025 term, breakthrough key traffic works must be invested. Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee - Nguyen Van Duoc affirmed that "roads are focused on investment to help economic development", therefore, this is one of the three breakthrough solutions of the province to implement the Long An Planning period 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050.

Implementing the Resolution of the Provincial Party Committee, Plan No. 1934/KH-UBND dated June 23, 2021 of the Provincial People's Committee, the Plan No. 1934/KH-UBND dated June 23, 2021 of the Provincial People's Committee on the implementation of the works under the Program of Mobilizing all resources to build a synchronous transport infrastructure system for industrial development, urban areas of key economic zones, the People's Committee of Ben Luc district has strongly directed in compensation and ground clearance for many arterial traffic routes. Accordingly, the Project on site clearance of Provincial Road 830E is one of the key traffic routes, the length of the route is 9.16km. The project is being compensated and cleared, and is expected to be constructed in 2023.

The Ring Road 3 Construction Investment Project has a total length of about 76.34km, passing through Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Nai, Binh Duong, and Long An provinces. It is divided into 8 component projects which are operated independently. The section through Ben Luc district is 6.48km long. Provincial People's Committee approved the site clearance project. The People's Committee of Ben Luc District issued a notice of land acquisition, announced the investment policy, the scope of site clearance, awarded the notice of land recovery and distrained and counted the affected households. The district has assigned the branches to complete the dossier to approve the compensation plan and pay compensation to the people in the 2nd quarter of 2023.

Luong Hoa - Binh Chanh road is 4,549km long, its starting point connects with Provincial Road 830, the end point Km4+549.19 is at Ba Lat canal (HCMC), scale of road bed is 60m wide; its investment capital is 1,249 billion VND. The implementation period of the route is from 2022-2025. The work is cleaning and sanitizing the roadbed within the Mai Ba Huong residential area project for construction.

Provincial road 830C is 9km long, its beginning point intersects with Nguyen Huu Tho street, its end point borders Long An - Ho Chi Minh City. The investment capital of the route is VND 970.9 billion from the provincial budget and other lawfully mobilized capital sources. The project was approved by the Resolution of the Provincial People's Council No. 28/NQ-HDND, dated July 13, 2022, it is expected to commence construction in 2023.

Convenient transportation is the driving force for economic development and investment attraction

Convenient transportation is one of the top criteria when businesses choose an investment destination. As a result, up to now, Ben Luc has 11 industrial zones and clusters. In which, 9 industrial zones and clusters have investors and come into operation with an occupancy rate of about 90%; Two industrial parks (Tandoland and Prodezi) have just been approved by the Prime Minister with an investment policy of 650ha. Up to now, Ben Luc has 2,527 domestic enterprises with a capital of 30,724 billion VND, 120 foreign enterprises with a total capital of over 1.3 billion USD (accounting for about 13.6% of the province's investment capital).

In 2022, the district attracted 3 big projects, with a capital of 4,467 billion VND, including: Lotte Eco Logis Long An Co., Ltd., Coca-Cola Vietnam Beverage Factory, and Long An Cold storage. These 3 projects are being implemented in industrial zones in the district, and are expected to contribute significantly to the district's socio-economic development. These 3 projects are being implemented in industrial zones in the district, and are expected to contribute significantly to the district's socio-economic development. In which, the industry-construction sector accounts for the highest proportion with 35.14% of the province, the trade-service sector accounts for 30.23% of the province, the agricultural sector accounts for the lowest proportion with 3.6% of the province. These factors help Ben Luc become one of the localities with high budget revenue in the province.

Chairman of the People's Committee of Ben Luc District - Tran Van Tuoi excitedly said that convenient location, abundant land and labor potential, convenient transportation by road and waterway are the factors for Ben Luc district to develop rapidly in the direction of industry - trade - service. With these advantages, Ben Luc has always been one of the attractive destinations, attracting many large domestic and foreign businesses and investors.Over the past time, Ben Luc continues to invest in a synchronous transport system and other technical infrastructure according to the socio-economic development plan. Experience shows that "roads are focused on investment to help economic development", traffic is the lifeblood of the economy.

That result is proven when in 2022, Ben Luc has 12 socio-economic targets that have met and exceeded the set plan. In which, the most prominent is the target of budget revenue and reduction of the number of multidimensionally poor households according to the new criteria. Accordingly, in 2022, the state budget revenue is about VND 1,000 billion, reaching 176% of the ordinance estimate and reaching 142% of the striving estimate, equaling 134% over the same period.

In order to achieve this result, Ben Luc has taken advantage of the opportunity, overcome difficulties and challenges. Identified as one of the districts in the key economic region of the province, Ben Luc has made efforts to implement many measures to attract investment. At the same time, measures to improve the investment environment, administrative reform, and maintain the connection between local authorities and businesses through the Ben Luc District Business Association are regularly implemented.

Smart and modern urban development

According to Mr. Tran Van Tuoi, in order to exploit the comparative advantages of the district, the Provincial Planning for the period of 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050 has identified Ben Luc as a satellite urban of the gateway to Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta; striving that by 2030, the district will reach grade III urban area directly under the province; In the long-term period to 2045, it will strive to build Ben Luc urban area according to the criteria of a grade II urban area.

In order for Ben Luc urban area to become a smart and modern urban, the Central Government is determined to work with the provinces to urgently implement the Ring Road 3 connecting with the Ben Luc - Long Thanh expressway, passing through 4 provinces and cities: Long An - Ho Chi Minh City - Dong Nai - Binh Duong, Saigon - Can Tho railway (parallel to HCMC - Trung Luong expressway, with station in Thanh Duc commune). In particular, Provincial Road 830E is a key project invested by the province in Ben Luc - Can Duoc district in order to facilitate the transportation of goods from Ben Luc - Duc Hoa industrial zones to the port.

In addition, the province also orientated Ring Road 4 through the communes: Thanh Loi, Thanh Hoa, Binh Duc; Luong Hoa - Binh Chanh road connecting My Quy Tay border gate; Huu Thanh - Tan Buu road, Provincial road 830C; etc. contributing to perfecting the traffic system for local economic development and connecting HCMC area.

With the strategic significance of the economy and the attention of the central and provincial governments, in the future, Ben Luc promises to become a "satellite" urban with great potential for both urban and industrial development and an attractive destination for many investors./.

By Staffs - Translated by P.Ngan