A meeting of the People’s Committee of Thai Binh province on the prevention and control of COVID-19 (Photo: VNA)

Thai Binh (VNA) – Northern Thai Binh Province is doing everything to properly control the COVID-19 pandemic and maintain socio-economic development. In the first half of 2021, the local economy recovered to a high level compared to that of the same period last year.

Take the initiative in the prevention and control of COVID-19

May 6 can be considered a “special” day for Thai Binh when he recorded the first COVID-19 infections after nearly a year and a half he had stood firm amid the dangerous pandemic. Thai Binh was also the first province to immediately impose province-wide social distancing under Prime Minister’s Directive No.15 during the fourth outbreak of the pandemic. Immediately after five cases were detected the May 6 morning, the province decided to implement social distancing throughout the province in accordance with Directive No. 15 from 12:00 on the same day.

The entire political system and the local population from all walks of life have actively participated in the prevention and control of the pandemic in the spirit of “Fighting the pandemic as well as fighting the enemy”, with the aim of reaching with success the dual objective of pandemic prevention and control and economic development into the new normal, and quickly trace all people with possible contact with positive patients to demarcate affected areas and quarantine them in accordance with regulations .

Pham Quang Hoa, director of the provincial health department, said that amid the complicated developments of the pandemic, the health sector has stepped up dissemination on the pandemic situation and prevention and control measures, mobilized all human resources to synchronously perform the assigned tasks, prepared necessary and sufficient conditions to deal with a possible more complicated situation, and at the same time prepared the staff to provide assistance to localities with complicated developments.

With the active participation of the entire political system, the province has essentially controlled the epidemics in the community. By 5:30 p.m. on July 25, Thai Binh had recorded 38 COVID-19[female[feminine infections since April 28, 31 of which were community-based; 5,560 cases of return from areas affected by the pandemic since June 26; 788 suspected cases that were quarantined and treated in medical facilities; and 4,124 monitored in concentrated quarantine facilities since January 1, 2021.

Sustained economic growth

The proactive prevention and control of the pandemic has helped all sectors, localities, businesses and residents to overcome the difficulties caused by the impacts of the pandemic in order to maintain and develop production and business and to promote local economic recovery.

In the first six months of this year, the industrial sector again experienced the strongest growth with an estimated production value of VND 36.1 trillion, up 10.8% year-on-year and equal to 45.3 % of the annual plan, in which the mining industry grew 10.6 percent and the processing industry grew 11.4 percent. The number of newly established companies, branches and representative offices increased by 14% compared to the same period last year with a total of more than 420 enterprises, branches and representative offices and a total share capital of 3,800 billion dong, up 13.8% per year. over-year.

In total local budget revenue for the period, domestic revenue reached 67% of the estimate with an amount of over 4.56 trillion dong, a jump of 50.1% year-on-year. The construction investment disbursement between January and June reached 77% of the annual estimate, placing Thai Binh second in the country, after Hai Phong city, in terms of construction investment disbursement in 2021.

The agro-forestry-fishing and service sectors also recorded growth with 1.71 percent and 4.35 percent respectively. Total retail sales of goods and revenues from consumer services were estimated at VND 24.4 trillion, up 7.6% from the same period in 2020./.


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