Hau Giang Province prioritizes equipment upgrades

12:09 | 30/07/2017 Industry

(VEN) - The Industry Promotion Center of Hau Giang Province has assisted dozens of rural industrial facilities to renovate machinery, equipment and technical demonstration models.

The Industry Promotion Center of Hau Giang Province accepts an industry promotion project at the Tri Dung enterprise

The beneficiaries say they have put the new equipment and technology into operation to improve productivity and product quality and minimize environmental pollution.

Nguyen Thi Ngoc Ha, owner of the Tam Ha rice milling plant in Vi Thanh Commune of Vi Thuy District, said that in 2016, the province assisted her plant to procure an automated rice color separator - the latest equipment of its kind in Vietnam, which has greatly helped increase the plant’s product quality and quantity.

Pham Quoc An, director of the Industry Promotion Center of Hau Giang Province, said industry promotion program beneficiaries have achieved better operations.

However, industry promotion in the province still faces many difficulties, a major one being capital shortage. A number of industry promotion projects couldn’t be implemented or were delayed due to capital shortage. In 2016, three enterprises refused to implement an industry promotion project for the same reason.

The center therefore plans to cooperate with enterprises on implementation of smaller but essential equipment and technology renovation projects that are suitable to the financial capacity of the enterprises.

An said consistent cooperation from relevant ministries, sectors and local authorities is important to make industry promotion efficient. Companies should be guided and advised to choose industry promotion projects that are suitable to their needs and financial capability. Industrial promotion should be prepared to comply with specific localities’ socioeconomic and industry and handicraft development plans.

The center will intensify the inspection and supervision of ongoing industry promotion projects in order to solve problems that arise, while continuing to inspect the efficiency of project beneficiaries. The center will also step up project and technical design preparation consultancy and project assessment, and step up training of industry promotion staff.

In 2017, the Industry Promotion Center of Hau Giang Province will provide industrial enterprises in rural Hau Giang with assistance worth VND950 million from national industry promotion programs in order to apply advanced equipment and technology.

Le Cuong