09:33 | 02/10/2015 Industry
(VEN) - The city has applied several drastic measures to promote the performance of local industrial clusters that developed without planning.
Hanoi has supported 16 local industrial clusters to build wastewater treatment systems
According to the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade, the city is facing obstacles in planning and management of local industrial clusters as a majority of industrial clusters were formed before the issuance of industrial cluster management regulations under Prime Ministerial Decision 105/2009/QD-TTg. Investors in these industrial clusters have failed to pay due attention to the construction of technical infrastructure, affecting internal corporate operation.
Recognizing that, Hanoi has strived to put local industrial clusters in order, asking the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade to monitor and direct the activities of industrial cluster management boards, especially in terms of planning and investment.
Hanoi has 42 stably operating industrial clusters, with seven of which has a concentrated wastewater treatment system. Currently, it is supporting the construction of wastewater treatment systems for 16 other industrial clusters, bringing the total number of local industrial clusters with concentrated wastewater treatment systems to 23.
Several local industrial clusters have completed the construction of concentrated wastewater treatment systems including the Quat Dong Industrial Cluster in Thuong Tin District, with a daily capacity of 2,000cu.m. The city expects to put another wastewater treatment system into operation in the Phu Thi Industrial Cluster, Gia Lam District.
According to the Hanoi People’s Committee’s Decision 24/2012/QD-UBND, only industrial clusters that have been occupied at least 60 percent are allowed to be expanded. Investors in industrial clusters must prepare and issue regulations on industrial cluster management to be applied during post-investment period. Public service and utility prices in an industrial cluster are determined based on contracts signed between service buyers and providers if the cluster was privately invested; and based on a price frame provided by the Hanoi Department of Finance and approved by related people’s committee if the cluster was invested by industrial cluster development centers.
According to the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade, Decision 105 on industrial cluster management has been viewed as not strict enough and the city has petitioned for a governmental decision on industrial cluster management. The city also suggested that localities without economic difficulties use the local budget for industrial cluster infrastructure construction.
According to the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade, after a review under Joint Circular 31/2012/TTLT-BCT-BKHDT, Hanoi now has 78 of all 83 industrial clusters suitable for planning and 42 are operating stably.