(HBO) - Although Hoa Binh province’s provincial competitiveness index (PCI) in 2021 dropped significantly in rankings and scores, many businesses and investors believed that this challenge was also an opportunity for the provincial authorities and its departments, sectors and localities to review and evaluate weaknesses and shortcomings, and carry out drastic measures to create a breakthrough in improving the investment environment and enhancing the province's competitiveness in the coming years.
Many organisations and
individuals wish that the Provincial Public Administration Service Centre will
improve its operation quality to facilitate the settlement of administrative
According to the provincial Business Association, over the
past time, enterprises and investors in the province have appreciated efforts
of administrations at all levels and sectors, especially the drastic direction
of the provincial Party Committee and People's Committee in bettering the
business and investment environment and facilitating enterprises’ operations.
The province has also paid attention to removing difficulties and obstacles
facing businesses and investors, especially measures to support businesses
during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the 2021 PCI ranking of Hoa Binh remains
low, which was a "shock" for not only the province but also many
businesses and investors.
The fact showed a surge in the number of investors to the
province has been causing difficulties related to land. Access to land and site
clearance are always the biggest "bottleneck" which causes the most
frustration because it takes a long time, thus leading to the loss of
investment opportunities. Therefore, businesses showed their wish that the
provincial People's Committee will pay attention to and drastically direct the
ground clearance for investment projects; take measures to monitor planned
areas and those being researched, surveyed and deployed by investors so as not
to put more pressure on businesses and investors in compensation for site
Ha Trung Nguyen, Vice Chairman of the provincial Business
Association, said that unofficial costs are also a concerning issue. The
provincial 2021 PCI analysis report showed that the percentage of enterprises
reporting that they have to pay unofficial costs for inspectors has not
improved much compared to 2020, hitting 45 percent, making Hoa Binh rank 61st
out of 63 provinces and cities.
Therefore, he proposed the provincial People's Committee
impose sanctions to strictly handle and rotate jobs for irresponsible officials
and civil servants who cause difficulties and troubles for people and
Nguyen also suggested conducting inspection once a year, and punish
agencies and individuals that carry out inspections without reporting and
having an annual inspection plan.
(HBO) – With 10 projects and 36 subprojects, Hoa Binh's project on socio-economic development in ethnic and mountainous areas programme for 2021-2025 has significantly contributed to boosting economic growth, helping reduce poverty sustainably among ethnic people in the province.
(HBO) – The Thai Binh Tourism Co. Ltd, an affiliate of Pacific Group, held a ceremony in Phu Nghia commune, Lac Thuy district, Hoa Binh province, to start the construction of works in Hoa Binh section of the Huong Binh cable line project.
(HBO) - On May 26, Mr. Quach Tat Liem, the Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee and the leaders from a number of departments and branches worked with the delegation of European Union in Vietnam, led by Mr. Mario Ronconi, the Director General in charge of South Asia - Southeast Asia at the Asia - Pacific - Middle East Department under the General Department of International Partnership as the head of the delegation, to introduce and discuss the potentials and strengths of the locality as well as the cooperation opportunities between Hoa Binh and European Union.
(HBO) - The Department of Economic Cooperation and Rural Development under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Hoa Binh province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the People's Committees of Lac Son and Yen Thuy districts, and Fusa Organic Agriculture joint Stock Company on May 20 signed a strategic cooperation agreement on implementing a pilot project to build a material area of agricultural and forestry products that meet standards for domestic consumption and export in Hoa Binh province in the 2022 – 2025 period.
(HBO) - In recent years, farmers in Ngo Luong commune, Tan Lac district, have focused on raising animals native to the land, hence the formation of products imbued with the local identity, serving the future growth of tourism.
(HBO) – Over the years, the Hoa Binh Cooperative Alliance have rolled out various measures to support local cooperatives to develop farm produce production and selling chains, thus promoting the economic transition process, creating jobs and improving income for local farmers.