My Xuan Industrial Zone in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. (Photo: banqlkcn.baria-vungtau.gov.vn)
Ba Ria-Vung Tau (VNA) –
The southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau
managed to achieve positive economic growth in the first quarter of 2021 driven
by a surge in industrial production, port services and domestic travel.
Speaking at a recent meeting to review the socio-economic development for the
quarter, Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Nguyen Thi Yen said
key economic sectors achieved growth during the quarter.
The province achieved the dual goal of containing COVID-19 while ensuring
economic growth, she said.
So its revenues rose by 6.7 percent to more than 22 trillion VND (953.46
million USD), she said.
Industrial production value excluding oil and gas rose by 7.3 percent
The value of port services jumped by 9.6 percent.
The province sped up work on some crucial transport projects to facilitate
connectivity to the Cai Mep-Thi Vai port complex in Phu My town.
The tourism sector saw a robust recovery, with the number of visitors in the
first quarter doubling from a year ago to 1.8 million.
In the second quarter, the province plans to focus on improving its business
climate and competitiveness to attract foreign investment./.