The above recommendations were raised by Professor, Dr. Nguyen Mai at the Workshop "Solutions to improve the competitiveness and attractiveness of industrial zones in the province; building a number of model industrial parks ”took place in the morning of June 25, 2020.
Changing the growth model, upgrading industrial parks and renovating state management are the three recommendations made by Professor and Dr. Nguyen Mai for Ba Ria - Vung Tau province to develop in the context of Revolution 4.0
Firstly, in terms of changing growth models, according to Professor, Dr. Nguyen Mai, Ba Ria - Vung Tau province has outstanding advantages in natural resources such as oil and gas, seafood, aquaculture, seaports. deep sea transportation, resort tourism ... However, the current industrial structure is mainly oil, electricity, steel, chemicals, construction materials. The province has not yet developed into an international tourist center with top class, banking and financial services are not commensurate with the advantages of the locality.
In the new context of Ba Ria - Vung Tau province, it is necessary to focus on innovating the growth model with science, technology and high quality human resources as the basis. As for industry, to maximize the advantages of oil and gas in order to completely build the oil and gas industry from exploration and exploitation, refining, petrochemical, and using petrochemical products, thermal power and gas; gradually reducing industries that are not the province's strength, occupying a lot of land, causing environmental pollution, emitting greenhouse gases such as iron and steel, coal power; build a number of modern industries such as information technology, digital technology, and future technology to adapt to the industrial revolution 4.0 and quickly transform into digital economy.
Second, industrial zones must be upgraded in a new direction, contributing to the innovation of the growth model. Ba Ria - Vung Tau needs to review the structure of industries and sectors in the industrial zones on the basis of industrial park development standards in the new period to gradually reduce and terminate the operation of a number of projects using too much land, low socio-economic results, causing environmental pollution. For projects that have been in operation for more than 20 years, it is necessary to innovate technology for higher productivity, quality, safety, environmental friendliness, and green economy.
Regarding investment attraction, Ba Ria - Vung Tau province must select large-scale high-tech, information technology and digital technology projects of potential investors. Build a few specialized industrial zones, at the same time transform the industrial park towards ecology towards socialization from building technical infrastructure.
Third, state management reform. Professor, Dr. Nguyen Mai said that the state management of FDI has started to invest in investment promotion to promote the project and seek investors. In the new period when the information technology and the internet have expanded to create the ability to exchange information quickly and effectively, the province needs to shift the focus of investment promotion from advertising at seminars and meetings. to online access to potential investors with specific addresses. That change requires focusing on finding the appropriate partner for each project that the province wants to invest in. From changing mode of operation, Ba Ria - Vung Tau province needs to restructure the existing investment promotion organizations towards professionalism, independence, no overlap.
Experience shows that, strengthening the dialogue mechanism between provincial leaders and investors, expanding methods of receiving recommendations and reflections from investors; solving difficulties and problems related to active projects in a timely and timely manner is an effective solution to improve investor confidence. The province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau should attach importance to investing in human and financial resources to implement e-Government, digital government, connecting information between the province and investors, businesses, and the web portal of The Government, the Information Center of the ministries and branches aim to fundamentally renovate the collection and processing of information in state management to properly assess the current situation, to promptly and effectively handle all related to situations FDI section.
Professor, Dr. Nguyen Mai evaluated that Ba Ria-Vung Tau province is a locality with a high level of development, with great different advantages. Therefore, the province has sufficient resources and human resources on the spot and from outside to renew the growth model, transform the economic structure towards modernization, thereby changing the orientation, structure of the industry and the field. economy, shifting to ecological and specialized industrial zones so that the province will become a strong growth pole in the Southeast region and the whole country.
Source: Investment Newspaper