12:20 | 08/05/2016 Industry
(VEN) - The Ninh Binh People’s Committee has approved a provincial industrial cluster development plan until 2020 with a vision towards 2030, as a part of efforts to help the province address current difficulties in industrial development.
Ninh Binh, which is one of the country’s cities with well-developing industries and crafts, has focused on developing industrial zones and clusters, with clusters such as Ninh Phong and Ninh Van achieving high occupancy rates.
According to the Ninh Binh Department of Industry and Trade, local industrial clusters have attracted lots of industrial and craft projects, helping with reducing local pollution while facilitating industrial and craft development.
However, Ninh Binh also has some less attractive industrial clusters, especially those that were formed before 2005. These are less popular due to poor levels of investment in infrastructure including internal roads, water supply and drainage and waste water treatment.
Moreover, these industrial clusters have found it difficult to attract investment due to a lack of incentives and mechanisms for businesses that are fully aware that investing in industrial clusters requires long-term, large-scale funding.
The new plan which will attract increased investment is intended to help the province improve local industrial infrastructure and create favorable conditions for industrial development.
Ninh Binh planned to have 24 industrial clusters with a total area of 565.5ha and a total investment of about VND1.79 trillion during the 2016-2020 period, including two expanded industrial clusters (Mai Son and Dong Huong), two adjusted industrial clusters and 10 new industrial clusters.
During the 2021-2025 period, the province planned to have 25 industrial clusters with a total area 946.5ha and a total investment of about VND1.52 trillion, including one new and 15 expanded industrial clusters. It will strive to reach 70-75 percent average occupancy rate.
Ninh Binh has also focused on dealing with several other issues including waste treatment systems in adjusted and expanded industrial clusters and the removal of potentially polluting production facilities from residential areas.
The province will implement the inspection, examination and assessment of investment efficiency and quickly remove obstacles to the development of industrial clusters, coordinate with training facilities and investment enterprises in the province to offer training courses for local workers to improve skills and build a local vocational training network to cater for the need of businesses.
The provincial budget will be used to fund site clearance and construction of transport infrastructure connected to industrial clusters. So, the province targets to attract investment capital from domestic and foreign enterprises and will create favorable conditions to help local businesses access capital more easily.