Achievements of Industry and Trade sector after 30 years of re-establishing Binh Thuan province (1992 - 2022)


After the province was separated up, in April 2008, Binh Thuan’s Department of Industry and Trade was established on the basis of merging the Department of Industry and Department of Trade. It can be said that this is the period when Binh Thuan’s Industry and Trade sector achieved many remarkable achievements, specifically:

On the field of industry

A number of large enterprises have been formed and played a key role in the production activities of the sector. In the last 10 years, Binh Thuan's industry has always grown at a higher rate than the national average. In the period of 2006-2010, industrial development is the top key task to focus on leading, directing and promptly removing obstacles and difficulties for investors and businesses, so industrial production has made the breakthrough development. The industry's internal structure changed in a positive direction, especially rapidly increasing the proportion of electricity production. Advantageous products continue to affirm their position in the market and grow rapidly such as processed seafood, Vinh Hao mineral water, industrial salt. A number of new products were formed: wind power, solar power, plastic composite, interior decoration furniture, color-plated tole, adhesive paper, titanium mineral processing...

To gradually form industrial parks and clusters in the direction of attracting industries associated with raw material areas and advantages of each locality. Some traditional occupations were restored and new occupations were introduced. Industrial clusters - handicrafts and rural craft villages are being more and more formed in the localities.

From the re-establishment of the province to 2002, the construction of the province's first Industrial Park (IP) started in Phan Thiet with an area of phase 1 of 68 hectares. In the period 2002 - 2012, 07 industrial parks (Phan Thiet 2 Industrial Park, Ham Kiem 1,2, Tan Duc, Son My 1, 2 and Tuy Phong) were approved by the Government for investment. Up to now, the whole province has planned 09 industrial parks with a total area of 3,003.43 hectares, mainly concentrated in the southern region of the province. There have been 05 industrial parks in operation (Phan Thiet 1, 2; Ham Kiet 1, 2; Song Binh), attracting 89 investment projects (including 28 FDI projects), with a total investment capital of 16,192. 54 billion VND and 231.08 million USD, the leased area is 277.74/734.9 ha, reaching the rate of 37.79% of the area of industrial parks that have been invested with infrastructure construction; in which, 64 enterprises have been put into production and business activities, focusing mainly on processing, footwear production, carton packaging,

In 2006, the Provincial People's Committee approved the Project "Planning on development of industrial clusters - handicrafts and rural craft villages in Binh Thuan province up to 2015" with the number of 33 industrial clusters (ICs), a total of 33 industrial clusters (ICs) with area of 946.7 ha. In the period 2006 - 2016, 16 ICs have been established to arrange the production places for organizations and enterprises to operate. Up to now, there are 36 planned industrial parks with a total area of 1,182.8 ha; in which, 28/36 ICs were established; There are 05 industrial clusters with relatively completed infrastructure, including Phu Hai, Nam Cang (Phan Thiet city), Thang Hai 1 (Ham Tan district), Nam Ha and Nam Ha 2 industrial park (Duc Linh). The province has 27 attractive industrial parks, arranging more than 173 investment projects with a total area of 268.2 hectares, accounting for about 35.66% of industrial land area, creating jobs for 8,250 local workers.

The province's agricultural, forestry and fishery processing sector is basically stable and has made good progress. Since the early years of province separation, agricultural, forestry and fishery processing organizations are mainly state-owned production facilities, with outdated technology and equipment. After 20 years of development, there are about 394 agricultural, forestry and fishery production and trading organizations (including: processing, preliminary freezing, processing cashew nuts, rubber latex, wood processing, ...). Up to now, over 30 years, the province has 739 production and trading organizations for agricultural, forestry and fishery products; in which there are 25 seafood export processing enterprises, 24 agricultural product processing and export enterprises, focusing on developing the post-harvest preservation industry and promoting the development of the processing industry for advantageous products of the province such as processing frozen seafood, dried seafood, developing wine processing industry, Exporting seafood processing enterprises are gradually shifting from manual production to mechanization and modernizing equipment such as equipping conveyor belt freezing systems, cleaning systems, water bottling conveyor systems. automatic sauce, applying the advanced quality management program HACCP, BRC, Halal standards. The production capacity of the processing industry is gradually improved, basically meeting the goal of improving productivity, value and efficiency.

On the development of mining and processing industry of titanium: Implement Decision No. 1546/QD-TTg dated September 3, 2013 of the Prime Minister on Planning on area for exploration, mining, processing and using titanium ore in the period to 2020, with a vision to 2030, the Provincial People's Committee has approved the National Project "Titanium placer ore processing center" in Binh Thuan province. Now, there are 07 valid titanium mining licenses in the province, with a total licensed capacity of 369,653 tons KVN/year. In which, there are 03 permits for mining, 01 license is on hold, 01 permit has not yet commenced construction of the mine and 02 permits are returned. The province has prepared conditions to form 02 large-scale titanium placer ore processing areas in Song Binh Industrial Park (Bac Binh) about 300 hectares and 02 industrial zones in Ham Tan district, including: Thang Hai 1 about 50 hectares, Thang Hai 2 is about 40 hectares; 03 projects have been completed and put into operation (there are 02 projects of zircon powder grinding of 02 units (Tan Quang Cuong Trading Company Limited, Hai Tinh International Mineral Joint Venture Company) operating, creating zircon milled powder products with ZrO2 ≥ 65%, particle size ≤ 75 µm eligible for export as regulated; 03 projects have been approved for investment policy and are under construction (Project for production of titanium dioxide pigments with a total capacity of 10,000 tons of products/year in Tan Phuoc commune, La Gi town (La Gi industrial cluster). ); Project to produce titanium slag with a capacity of 12,000 tons/year in Hoa Thang commune, Bac Binh district (9.7ha) and Project to process ultra-fine zircon powder with investment capital of 20 million USD in Song Binh Industrial Park (4.8 ha); 01 Pigment TiO2 production project , with a capacity of 80,000 tons/year, was granted an investment certificate in Song Binh Industrial Park. In the period 2016-2020, processing enterprises with an output of 723,243 tons products of all kinds (including: Ilmenite: 429,328 tons, zircon concentrate: 94,897 tons, rutile: 22,012 tons, monazite: 426 tons, zircon powder: 52,696 tons, tailings: 123,884 tons).

For the supporting industry for the production of all kinds of materials, accessories and spare parts, in addition to the car seat production project of IST Co., Ltd (Phan Thiet Industrial Park), the KaoShing Zipper Factory Project in CCN Ham Duc, Project of manufacturing screws of all kinds (Ham Kiem II Industrial Park). Currently, there have been a number of projects producing electronic components and spare parts with investment registration dossiers in CCNs in the province.

Industrial production value in 2021 (at 2010 constant prices) reached VND 35,978 billion. Industry added value by 2021 (at 2010 constant prices) reached 11,840.3 billion VND, accounting for 27% of the province's added value in 2021. Industry's share in the GRDP structure of the province in 2021 reached 28.52%. The internal structure of the industry shifted in the right direction. Gradually reduce the proportion of the mining industry; gradually increase the proportion of the electricity and water production and distribution industry from 25.23% in 2015 to 45.2% in 2021. The processing and manufacturing industry alone still maintains a high proportion, accounting for 48 ,76% in 2021, maintaining the leading position in the industrial sector over the past time.

In the field of energy

In 1992, only 44/111 communes, wards and townships had electricity, with 35% of the total households in the province having electricity, and per capita electricity consumption reached 28.47 kWh/person. By 2002, it increased to 111/112 communes, wards and townships with electricity with 74.6% of the total households in the province having electricity, electricity consumption per capita reached 229.8 kWh/person (of which, the number of households electricity in rural areas is about 67 percent. Up to now, there are 124/124 communes, wards and townships with electricity (100%), 99.77% of the total households in the province have electricity; in which, the number of rural households with electricity reached 99.69%. Commercial electricity in the province reached 2,471 million kWh; electricity consumption per capita 1,816.9 kWh/person. Over the years, the electricity demand has been met enough for important components, production loads and people's daily life; ensure safe power supply for major holidays and important local events. Well perform the target of improving the reliability of power supply and shortening the time to access electricity. For Phu Quy island district, ensure safe, continuous and stable power supply 24/24 for island district (on the island there are 10 MW diesel power plants, 06 MW wind power plants and solar power plants). sky 0.8 MWp), the amount of electricity producedThe output to the grid in 2021 will reach 24,193 million kWh.

Binh Thuan has the highest potential for wind and solar energy in the country; The average number of wind hours and sunshine hours are higher than the average hours in the South, the wind speed and heat radiation are high and stable, which is very suitable and favorable for the development of wind power and solar power. With these advantages, the Politburo has concluded No. 76-KL/TW, on November 28, 2013 identified Binh Thuan as a national energy center and the Resolution of the Provincial Party Congress also proposed to set out the task of exploiting energy potential, creating favorable conditions and actively urging the implementation of energy projects so that Binh Thuan soon becomes a national energy center.

The total capacity of power sources in the electricity planning in Binh Thuan province is about 13,700 MW. Since 2010, Binh Thuan province has developed the provincial wind power development planning period to 2020, vision to 2030 and approved by the Ministry of Industry and Trade in 2012. Accordingly, by 2030, the expected capacity cumulative installation is about 2,500 MW with a corresponding wind power output of 5,475 million kWh. The province has also developed a solar power plan for the period up to 2020, a vision to 2030, and submitted it to the Ministry of Industry and Trade for appraisal, the province's goal of solar power development by 2030 with a total installed capacity of approximately 6,199 MWp, the corresponding electricity output is about 9,769 million kWh.

By the end of 2021, the whole province has 48 power plants in operation generating electricity with a total capacity of 6,520 MW, including: 04 coal-fired power plants under Vinh Tan Power Center, with a total capacity of 4,284 MW: Vinh Tan 1: 1,240 MW, Vinh Tan 2: 1,244 MW, Vinh Tan 4:1,200 MW, Vinh Tan 4 extension: 600 MW; 07 hydropower plants (819.5 MW); 10 wind power plants with total capacity of 335 MW; 26 solar power plants 1,072 MW (1,348 MWp); 01 diesel power plant on Phu Quy island (10 MW). The designed power output of 48 power plants in the province is about 31.6 billion kWh/year. The province's electricity and energy industries have made important contributions to the province's socio-economic development and ensured electricity supply to the southern key economic region, ensuring national energy security.

In addition, there is Vinh Tan 3 thermal power plant (1,980 MW) under Vinh Tan Power Center under construction; Son My Power Center (LNG) with a total capacity of 02 plants of 4,500 MW is preparing for investment and is expected to start construction after 2022. There is one investor who is applying for a policy to supplement the planning and investing in the Ke Ga LNG gas thermal power project, with a capacity of 3,600 MW; 08 investors registered and proposed offshore wind power projects with a total capacity of 22,200 MW. Particularly in the field of offshore wind power, the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Industry and Trade have agreed to the policy of Enterprize Energy Group to research and survey the Thang Long Wind power project off Ke Ga cape (Ham Thuan Nam) with a capacity of proposed 3,400 MW; Currently, the investor has completed the formulation of the supplementary electricity planning and submitted it to the Ministry of Industry and Trade for appraisal.

In the field of commerce

The whole industry has overcome the difficulties and challenges of transforming from a centrally-subsidized economy to a socialist-oriented market mechanism. That is, commercial activities are stable day by day, growing both in breadth and depth. In the field of domestic trade, the commodity market is diversified and smooth between our province and other regions and regions of the country. Total retail sales of consumer goods and services grew each year. The market for goods and services develops strongly; diversified and abundant in quantity and types of goods and services; The work of ensuring food safety and safety is concerned, people's health is improved day by day. The network of markets, trade centers, supermarkets, and convenience store chains is interested in investing from urban areas to rural, mountainous and island areas. Up to now, has invested in upgrading and building more than 130 markets, contributing to ensuring people's daily consumption of goods, increasing trade in products from rural to urban areas and regions of the country; The supply of essential consumer goods for mountainous people and ethnic minority areas is ensured. Previously, the system of supermarkets, shopping centers and chain of convenience stores in the province has not been invested. From April 30, 2007, Co.opmart Phan Thiet is the first supermarket in the province to open and come into operation, with a total construction area of about 7,700 m2 ., after nearly 15 years of operation in the retail business, has strived and developed its network in Binh Thuan province: Co.opmart Lagi, Co.opmart Phan Ri Cua and Co.opfood food stores Hai Thuong Lan Ong, Co.opfood Tu Van Tu, Co.opfood Vo Van Kiet. In 2013, LOTTE Mart Phan Thiet Trade Center was established and put into operation, with a total area of 35,000 m2, total investment capital of 45 million USD, is a popular shopping destination of Binh Thuan people and the community. foreigners living and traveling to Phan Thiet. Since then, the province has formed and developed a system of wholesale and retail distribution chains with various forms such as trade centers, supermarkets, mini supermarkets, convenience stores, electronics supermarket, etc. Currently, it has developed 01 trade center, 03 supermarkets,75 chains of modern convenience stores (57 chains of Bach Hoa Xanh stores, 15 chains of Vinmart + stores, 3 chains of Coopfood stores) and a system of retail stores, electronics supermarkets, etc. to meet buying needs purchase and consumption by people. The system of warehouses and petrol stations to serve the needs of people's economic development and national defense has developed strongly and widely, ensuring energy safety. Up to now, the number of petrol stations in the province is 296 stores, 14 oil tankers, 02 petroleum depots.

Currently, Binh Thuan's goods have been directly exported to 56 countries and territories around the world, and have joined most of the markets of countries that are members of free trade agreements that Vietnam has signed. Commodity export turnover has grown over the years (the average annual growth rate for the period 2011-2020 is 10.1%). Exports of the province include aquatic products - seafood, agricultural products (dragon fruit, rubber, cashew), garments and shoes of all kinds.

Trade promotion plays an important role in supporting businesses, especially local small and medium enterprises, to participate in domestic and foreign trade promotion activities to promote and introduce their brands. , products, finding partners, developing markets, consuming products and goods, thereby creating jobs and incomes for employees, contributing to local socio-economic development. Actively selected key markets, suitable to the production and business capabilities of enterprises in Binh Thuan province. Coordination with relevant departments, agencies, industry associations and businesses to carry out trade promotion work synchronously and effectively. Industry associations are becoming more and more active in trade promotion activities, and the effectiveness of participating in programs has been significantly improved. Support enterprises to participate in trade fairs and exhibitions in the markets of provinces and cities in the country; implementing programs to stimulate demand, bringing Vietnamese goods to serve rural, mountainous and island areas in response to the Politburo's campaign "Vietnamese people give priority to using Vietnamese goods" for businesses to introduce their products and brands to consumers, at the same time expanding the goods consumption market, opening agents and selling products at domestic supermarkets. Strengthening export promotion: opened agents and sold products in supermarkets in the country. Strengthening export promotion: opened agents and sold products in supermarkets in the country. Strengthening export promotion: give notices to the Associations, Exporting industries and enterprises in the province have opportunities to trade with foreign enterprises organized by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and domestic and foreign trade promotion units so that associations and businesses know and choose suitable events to attend. family. Do a good job of supporting business information. Timely processing and conveying information about trade promotion programs, seminars, market surveys, learning experiences in domestic and foreign markets of domestic and foreign trade promotion organizations to export enterprises in the province for businesses to participate through the Center's website. Coordinate with Department of E-commerce and Digital Economy - Ministry of Industry and Trade to survey the situation of e-commerce application in enterprises in Binh Thuan province; implementing the Project "Building websites and information systems for rural industrial establishments";

In the process of construction and development, Binh Thuan’s Industry and Trade always strives to overcome difficulties, focusing on exploiting and effectively using the potential and advantages of the locality. Through each historical period, the organization and operation of the Industry and Trade Industry has taken a new step of development, contributing to the development of the province, each civil servant has been, is and will continue to promote. good tradition of Binh Thuan Industry and Trade industry , strive to do more to better perform the assigned tasks in the coming time, make a worthy contribution to the socio-economic development of the province faster, more sustainably, effectively and comprehensively. /. 

                                                                                                                   Minh Ly