10:44 | 21/12/2015 Industry
(VEN) - Regulations in documents and policies in industry promotion activities, especially industrial cluster management have made it difficult for Hoa Binh Province in the implementation of its assigned tasks.
Hoa Binh Department of Industry and Trade Deputy Director Vu Xuan Khai
Hoa Binh Department of Industry and Trade Deputy Director Vu Xuan Khai said that although legal documents have been increasingly improved and Circular 26/2014/TTLT-BTC-BCT guiding the management of national and local industry promotion budgets has helped enhance support for projects, Hoa Binh Province has faced difficulties in terms of state management in this field.
Item 2, Article 9, Chapter 3 in Decision 105/2009/QD-TTg issuing industrial cluster management regulations states that industrial cluster development center is the decisive unit in the establishment of industrial clusters. However, the establishment of these centers in difficult areas conflicts with the existence of industry promotion centers.
To implement Circular 22/2015/TTLT-BNV-BCT, Hoa Binh Province established the promotion center on trade, investment and tourism directly under the provincial people’s committee, including the trade promotion center managed by the provincial department of industry and trade.
The establishment of the promotion center on trade, investment and tourism was not agreed by some districts as separating trade promotion activities would make the local industry and trade sector weaker and more difficult in the implementation of the assigned tasks.
Head of the Agency for Regional Industry Development’s Industrial Cluster Management Division Nguyen Van Thinh said that the implementation of Decision 105/2009/QD-TTg and other legal documents remained difficult due to limited investment capital in infrastructure and issues with the allocation of budget and workforce.
He also said that the Agency for Regional Industry Development was developing a decree on industrial cluster management and these difficulties were expected to be overcome. “Industrial cluster management models will be persified with priority for businesses as investors in order to reduce the financial burden for the state,” Nguyen Van Thinh said.
According to Decision 40/2015/QD-TTg, infrastructure development in industrial clusters would be supported. Fourteen northern midland and mountainous provinces, three north central coast provinces and four Red River Delta provinces will receive VND50 billion per industrial cluster in grants. The Ministry of Industry and Trade has asked localities to review industrial clusters to be supported.
In terms of difficulties facing the establishment of promotion centers on trade, investment and tourism in localities, Agency for Regional Industry Development Deputy Director Nguyen Hong Phong said that the agency would seek solutions to overcome any difficulties.