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Period 1: Effort to implement dual goals

Over the past one year and a half, together with the whole country, Thai Binh has tried to prevent and control Covid-19 epidemic while maintaining socio-economic development. In difficult context, in the first 6 months of 2021, the economy of the province continued to recover with higher growth rate compared to the same period in 2020 and increased evenly in all three areas.

Over the past one year and a half, together with the whole country, Thai Binh has tried to prevent and control Covid-19 epidemic while maintaining socio-economic development. In difficult context, in the first 6 months of 2021, the economy of the province continued to recover with higher growth rate compared to the same period in 2020 and increased evenly in all three areas.

 

 

Production at Damsan Joint Stock Company (Nguyen Duc Canh Industrial Park, Thai Binh City). Photo: Thanh Tam

Active prevention and control of Covid-19

6 May could be said to be a “special” day of Thai Binh because it was not only the first time in the province that a case of SARS-CoV-2 infection has arisen since Covid-19 epidemic up to now, but also Thai Binh was the first province to implement social distancing in the whole province under Directive No. 15 of the Prime Minister during the fourth outbreak of the epidemic. As soon as 5 positive cases of SARS-CoV-2 were detected in the morning of 6 May, the province decided to implement social distancing across the province under Directive No. 15 of the Prime Minister from 12 hour on 6 May. All levels, sectors and the whole political system in the province also participated very drastically with the spirit of “Fighting against the epidemic like fighting against the enemy”; increased the level of epidemic prevention and control to a higher level, ensured that it is suitable to the actual local situation; applied urgent measures on epidemic prevention and control related to Covid-19 infected cases; launched the movement “All people participate in the prevention and control of Covid-19 epidemic” to promote the spirit of solidarity, determination, efforts to overcome difficulties and innovation to successfully implement the dual goals of both socio-economic development and  effective prevention and control of Covid-19 epidemic in the new normal conditions, ensuring peace for the people; at the same time, quickly to trace absolutely  the cases F1, F2, F3 related to positive cases to implement zoning and isolation in accordance with the regulations.

Mr. Pham Quang Hoa, Director of Department of Health said: Facing the complicated developments of Covid-19 epidemic, the Health sector increases propaganda on the epidemic situation and measures to prevent and control the epidemic according to the guidance of the Health sector; mobilizes 100% of human resources to perform synchronously the assigned and decentralized tasks, promotes high efficiency at all lines such as investigation, tracing, isolation, treatment, and testing; prepares readily the necessary and sufficient conditions for activation when there is a more complicated epidemic situation; at the same time, prepare human resources to readily provide assistance to localities with complicated epidemic developments.

With the active participation of the whole political system, up to now, it can be said that our province has basically controlled the outbreaks in the community and is continuing to localize and process newly arising outbreaks. As of 17:30 on 25 July 2021, the province recorded 38 cases of Covid-19 since 28 April 2021, in which 31 cases were in the community; 930 F1 cases and 10,077 F2 cases as of 28 April 2021; 5,560 cases of risk returning from epidemic areas since 26 June 2021; 788 suspected cases have been isolated and treated at medical facilities and 4,124 have been managed in concentrated isolation areas since 1 January 2021.

Maintaining growth in all three sectors

The proactive prevention and control, and good control of Covid-19 epidemic in the province has a very important significance to help all levels, sectors, localities, business community and people overcome difficulties caused by the impact of Covid-19 epidemic to continue to maintain and develop production and business, thereby promoting economic recovery of the province.

The most successful issue in the first 6 months of the year was the development of industrial sector. Mr. Tran Huy Quan, Director of Department of Industry and Trade, said: Covid-19 epidemic has caused many businesses in the province to operate in moderation, at some businesses, the employees went to work irregularly, affecting the production activities, the implementation of social distancing has affected the transport and circulation of goods... Facing these impacts, the Industry and Trade sector has actively implemented solutions to support businesses such as: advising the province to hold the meeting to remove difficulties and obstacles for businesses; provide information about the market situation, potential partners to import-export businesses; support export, search for export markets for local agricultural products; facilitate the settlement of administrative procedures related to import and export quickly and promptly, especially the procedures related to C/O issuance for businesses... Especially, from the lesson of Bac Giang province, Department of Industry and Trade has coordinated with the provincial Economic Zone and Industrial Parks Authority to organize the exercise of the plan of epidemic prevention and control when there is a case of Covid-19 at the business, thereby helping businesses, especially businesses in industrial parks be more active in epidemic prevention and control.

Therefore, despite the complicated development of Covid-19 epidemic, in the first 6 months of the year, the industrial sector still had the largest growth rate with an estimated production value of 36,163 billion VND, increasing by 10.8% compared to the same period in 2020, achieving 45.3% of the annual plan; in which mining industry increased by 10.6%, processing industry increased by 11.4%, power production, transmission and distribution increased by 3.2%, water supply, management and treatment of waste and water waste increased by 15.3% over the same period in 2020. The number of newly established businesses, branches and representative offices still increased by 14% over the same period in 2020 with a total of more than 420 businesses, branches and representative offices; total newly registered capital was 3,800 billion VND, increasing by 13.8% over the same period in 2020.

The timely removal of difficulties and guarantee of good operation of businesses not only help promote economic recovery of the province, but also create an important revenue source for the state budget. In the total local budget revenue in the first 6 months of the year, domestic revenue reached 67% of the estimate with the revenue of more than 4,565 billion VND, increasing by 50.1% over the same period in 2020. From that revenue source, the province has conditions to spend timely and fully for political tasks, socio-economic development as well as urgent and unexpected tasks of the province, especially disbursement of capital construction investment capital with total expenditure in the first 6 months of 77% of the annual estimate - ranked the second in the country (behind Hai Phong) in terms of disbursement of capital construction investment capital in 2021.

Not only the industrial sector, the agriculture, forestry, fishery and service sectors also grew but at a lower rate, increasing by 1.71% in the agriculture, forestry and fishery sectors and 4.35% in service sector. In the context of the whole province implementing social distancing from 6 May to 20 May, it has affected the revenue of some services such as: stay service (decreasing by 0.2%), tourism and travel (decreasing by 81.4%), other consumer services (decreasing by 5.6%), but due to the high revenue of goods retail services, reaching 21,707 billion VND, increasing by 9%, the production value of the service sector still increased, reaching 46.8% of the annual plan; total level of goods retail and consumer service revenue was estimated at 24,409 billion VND, increasing by 7.6% over the same period in 2020. In agricultural production, under favorable weather conditions, the spring rice crop in 2021 of the province has won a great victory with a total cultivated area of ​​76,532 ha, an increase of 280 ha compared to the spring crop in 2020, in which the area of ​​machine-planted rice accounted for 10.6% and the area of ​​high-quality rice accounted for 49.8% of the total cultivated area; the yield was estimated at 71 quintals/ha, an increase of 0.42% compared to the spring crop in 2020. Along with that, the province directed to well perform the work of localizing and eliminating the outbreak of lumpy skin disease on buffaloes and cows, it was highly appreciated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, thereby mitigating the impact of the epidemic to restore livestock production.

Despite being affected by Covid-19 epidemic, Toan Anh Trading Services and Production Joint Stock Company (An Ninh industrial cluster, Quynh Phu district) still maintains production, create stable employment for 320 employees.

Some economic development results in the first 6 months of 2021:

  • Gross regional domestic product GRDP was estimated at 26,947 billion VND, reaching 46.1% of the annual plan, increasing by 4.92% over the same period in 2020; in which, the agriculture, forestry and fishery sectors were estimated to increase by 1.71%, the industry and construction sectors were estimated to increase by 7.93%, the service sector was estimated to increase by 4.35%;
  • The economic structure shifted in a positive direction, in which the agriculture, forestry and fishery sectors accounted for 24.7%, the industry and construction sectors accounted for 40.1%, the service sector accounted for 29.8%. and product tax accounted for 5.4%;
  • Total state budget revenue reached nearly 11,548 billion VND, reaching 78.9% of the estimate, increasing by 5.8% over the same period in 2020; total local budget revenue reached over 9,935 billion VND, reaching 81.5% of the estimate, in which domestic revenue reached 67% of the estimate; total local budget expenditure reached over 6,625 billion VND, reaching 54% of the estimate, in which development investment expenditure accounted for 44.2% of total local budget expenditure;
  • It was estimated that disbursement of public investment capital was over 2,043 billion VND, reaching 62.8% of the capital plan assigned by the province.

 


Author: According to Baothaibinh.com.vn
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