SUMMARY REPORT
Thai Nguyen Industrial and Trade in the first half of the year and missions, solutions to implement plans in the end half of the year.
 
I. FEATURE
In the first half of the year, because of effected economic recession, prices of fresh water and electricity increased, that down business and production activities. Taking seriously such solutions and policies for investment and consumption boosting by the Government as assistance from the development and investment fund, State credit; tax exemption, deduction, slackening and refunding; interest assistance and giving loan guarantee for enterprises; assistance for the unemployees; assistance for farmers to buy mechanical products, fertilizers, pesticides, etc. The industrial production value has increased since April. However, the business of export and import still faces with many difficulties.
II. SITUATIONS OF INDUSTRY AND TRADE OPERATIONS IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR.
1. Targets and plans in 2009
- Value of industrial production reached VND 9,950 billion. Central industry reach VND 5,650 billion, local industry reached VND 3,850 billion.
- Total of goods retail and consume turnover: VND 7,000 billion.
- Export turnover: USD 121 million.
- Goods of policy: 3,500 tons of iodine salt.
2. Major targets
2.1. Value of industrial production
In the first half of the year, value of industrial production approximate reached VND 4,672.06 billion, up 10% compared with the same period last year and reach 47% of plans of the year.
- Central industry (include defence industry) approximate reached VND 2,707.5 billion, up 8,9% compared with the same period last year and reach 47,9% of plans of the year.
- Local industry approximate reached VND 1,695.787 billion, up 12,11% compared with the same period last year and reached 44,05% of plans of the year.
- FDI industry approximate reached VND 268,775 billion, up 8,1% compared with the same period last year and reached 59,7% of plans of the year.
- Exploitation industry approximate reached VND 160,2 billion, up 10% compared with the same period last year.
- Production industry, supplying water and electricity, and waste water treatment approximate reached VND 442,768 billion, down 2,06% compared with the same period last year.
- Processing and manufacturing industry approximate reached VND 4,069.092 billion, up 11,5% compared with the same period last.
-  Major products up compare with the same period last year such as Paving bricks up 713%, animal feed up 111,7%, cardboard of all kinds up 46,8%, electricity for production up 20,2%, cement up 17%, tea of all kinds up 13,3%, rolled steel up 12,8%, fresh water up 9,1%, coal up 0,4%.
- Major products down compare with the same period last year such as tin in bar down 50,7%, zin plate down 40,4%, beer of all kinds down 40,3%, clothes down 13,1%, electricity for trading down 8,3%, bricks down 5,1%.
2.2. Small scale industry and trade villages.
- To combine to deploy Small scale industry and trade village projects to cities, districts and towns.
2.3. Trade and Services.
In the first half of the year, total of goods retail and service turnover value approximate reached VND 3,550 billion, increased 22 percent compared with the same period last year, reached 50.71 percent of plans of the year. In there, total of goods retail and service turnover value of enterprises approximate reached VND 1,378 billion, increased 13.6 percent compared with the same period last year, and private enterprises reaches VND 2,172 billion, increased 28 percent compared with the same period last year.
2.4. The consumer price index (CPI)
In the first five months of this year, the consumer price index CPI increased by 0.172 percent.
In May, CPI increased by 0.28 percent compared over the previous month, increased by 0.81 percent compared over December, 2008 and increased by 4.03 percent over the same period last year.
In May, Gold prices increased by 0.08 percent compared over the previous month, by 17 percent compared over December, 2008, and by 12.56 percent over the same period last year. USD prices increased by 1.47 percent compared over the previous month, by 6.37 percent over December, 2008 and by 11.92 percent over the same period last year.
2.5. Import and export turnover
- Export: In the first half of the year, export earned USD 25.3 million, down by 41.5 percent compared over the same period last year and by 20.9 percent of plan of the year.
In the first five months of the year, export turnover of products down compared the same period last year such as rolled steel, rolled tin, cast iron, ore. Because of without market or not exported.
+ Export turnover of main products: tea of all kinds up 49.6 percent, medical equipment up 57.7 percent, and other products heavy down compared over the same period last year.
+ In the first half of the year, products were not exported such as titan ore, rolled steel, etc.
- Import: In the first half of the year, import turnover recorded USD 48.052 million, down 40 percent over the same period last year.
+ Main import products: equipment and spare parts up 68.7 percent over the same period last year, other main products down over the same period last year.
3. Development of industrial complexes
The draft of Thai Nguyen Development of industrial complexes project up to 2015 is going to being approved by Thai Nguyen People Committee. According to project:
- 08 industrial zones are 4,943.8 ha in area: Song Cong I (220 ha), Song Cong II (250ha), Nam Pho Yen (310ha), Tay Pho Yen (450ha), Yen Binh (2,350ha), Diem Thuy (900ha), Quyet Thang (250ha), Quoc Phong (213.8ha).
- 20 Industrial complexes are 1,193.13 ha in area: Industrial Complex No.1, Industrial Complex No.2, Cao Ngan (Thai Nguyen City); Khuynh Thach, Nguyen Gon, Ba Xuyen (Song Cong Town); Dong Dat, Son Cam (Phu Luong district); Diem Thuy, Uc Son (Phu Binh district); Truc Mai, Lau Thuong (Vo Nhai district), Trung Hoi, Son Phu (Dinh Hoa district); An Khanh, Phu Lac (Dai Tu district); Da Phuc Port Complex (Pho Yen district); Quang Trung – Chi Son, Quang Son, Nam Hoa (Dong Hy district).
4. Market management.
In the first five months of the year, the market situation was stable. Illegal operations down over the same period last year.
5. Stimulate Industry and industrial development consultancy.
5.1. Stimulate industry
To combine with Industry and Trade of cities, districts, towns, and production complexes to deploy stimulate industry projects. Total of expenditure are VND 2,776 million,
+ Total of expenditure for 9 national stimulate industry projects are VND 1,549 million.
+ Total of expenditure for 22 local stimulate industry projects are VND 1,227 million.
5.2. Industrial development consultancy
In the first half of the year, 10 agreements were contracted, value of VND 318 million, major scope are designing, estimate, survey of electricity works.
6. Trade promotion.
- Organized “Spring Exhibition” with 90 stalls to boost cultural, economic exchanges, trade promotion.
- Taken part “Dien Bien International Trade Fair 2009” .
- To implement E-Commerce 2009-2010 Project.
- Organized Thai Nguyen tea processing and trading seminar.
- Promoted export market for some local products such as tea, mechanical products.
7. Fresh industrial production Programme
- Organized Seminar of fresh industrial production implement report at ore production enterprises of Thai Nguyen province and Nghe An province.
- Supported VND 150 million to produce 3 document films and VND 30 million to build a website about fresh industrial production.
 8. Major investment projects.
- Production improving and expanding project, stage II of Thai Nguyen steel Company. Total of invested capital is VND 3,843.6 billion, capacity 500,000 tons/year
- Thai Nguyen cement Factory Project, Total of invested capital is VND 3,477 billion, capacity 1,5 million/year.
- Phao Mountain Vonfram and many metals exploitation project, total of invested capital is USD 147 million.
- Rural Energy Project, total of invested capital is VND 175 billion.
 III. THE TARGETS, MISSIONS AND SOLUTIONS IMPLEMENT PLANS OF THE END HALF OF THE YEAR.
1. To forecast the main targets of 2009
- Industrial production value: VND 9,700 billion
- Total of retail goods and consumption turnover: VND 7000 billion
- Export turnover: USD 70 million
2. Missions and solutions of the end half of the year.
- To implement projects were approved such as Thai Nguyen Cement Factory, Thai Nguyen steel Company, Phao Mountain Project, etc.
- To supervise enterprises producing and trading, to raise competition ability, promote to expand markets.
- To improve invested environment.
- Implement induatrial development projects, trade, electricity, trading infrastructures, minerals projects such as, ore, titan, etc.
- To implement stimulate industry projects 2009.
- To strengthen market management, prices, goods quality, foodstuff safety.
- To establish Thai Nguyen Association of protection for comsumers and Thai Nguyen Association of retailers.
            Thai Nguyen Industry and Trade Department
                                                 (Signature)
                          Dinh Khac Hien (Director)