The 5th Regional Logistics Forum: Let's find solutions to promote effective growth in the Logistics field

On the afternoon of May 28, at the City Convention Center, the Vietnam Confederation of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in collaboration with the People's Committee of Hai Phong city organized the 5th Regional Logistics Forum: "Digital transformation - Driving force "newly promoting growth in the Red River Delta - Hai Phong".

Attending the Forum, on the part of the Central agencies, there were comrades: Nguyen Duc Hien, Deputy Head of the Central Economic Commission; Nguyen Sinh Nhat Tan, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade; Pham Tan Cong, Secretary of the Party Youth Union, Chairman of the Vietnam Confederation of Commerce and Industry (VCCI); Nguyen Quang Vinh, Secretary of the Party Committee, Vice Chairman of VCCI.

On the side of leaders of provinces and cities, there were comrades: Nguyen Duc Tho, Vice Chairman of the City People's Committee; Nguyen Le Huy, Standing Vice Chairman of Hung Yen Provincial People's Committee; Nguyen Quang Hung, Standing Vice Chairman of Thai Binh Provincial People's Committee. Together with representatives of city departments, branches, research institutes, universities, speakers, organizations, industry associations, numerous businesses providing Logistics services and import-export of goods and services...

Delegates attending the 5th Regional Logistics Forum.

The 5th Regional Logistics Forum: "Digital transformation - New driving force to promote growth in the Red River Delta - Hai Phong" aims to provide independent, multi-dimensional assessments on the logistics development orientation of the Delta region Red River in general as well as Hai Phong city in particular; identify bottlenecks; Identify trends in logistics digital transformation from international lessons combined with practices suitable to regional conditions. The forum also mentioned and analyzed current mechanisms and policies to facilitate and promote the implementation of digital transformation in the logistics industry; Proposing solutions to promote digital transformation of the logistics industry towards regional integration, taking advantage of advantages and development opportunities worthy of potential...

Mr. Pham Tan Cong - Chairman of the Vietnam Federation of Commerce and Industry spoke at the opening of the Forum.

Speaking at the Forum, Mr. Pham Tan Cong - Chairman of the Vietnam Federation of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) affirmed: this is an important economic event that has been held four times in the Red River Delta, Southeast Region, Mekong Delta,... The Forum has affirmed its reputation, creating great attraction to leaders of ministries, localities, economic experts from domestic and foreign organizations, logistics businesses, import-export businesses, etc. VCCI Chairman Pham Tan Cong believes and approves At the forum, we will find more solutions to help digital transformation in the logistics business sector succeed soon and realize Resolution No. 749/QD-TTg approving the National Digital Transformation Program to 2025, orientation by 2030 with a vision to 2030, identifying logicsitcs as one of eight priority areas in digital transformation.

According to the Red River Delta Plan for the period 2021 - 2030, the vision to 2050 was just announced in May 5, and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh is Chairman of the Regional Coordination Council, giving a definite viewpoint. The Red River Delta is a particularly important strategic area, a leading driving force for development, with a leading role in the process of restructuring the economy and transforming the country's growth model to create a development breakthrough. develop quickly and sustainably. In particular, Hai Phong is a locality with a particularly important position in the Red River Delta with more than 2024 logistics businesses. Logistics digital transformation not only creates development for this field in Hai Phong, but also driving force, is the connecting link that leads to the development of the logistics and economic industry of the entire Red River Delta. In Resolution 1.000 of the Politburo on building and developing Hai Phong city until 45, with a vision to 2030, it was determined that "by 2045, build and develop Hai Phong to become an international logistics service center". "and by 2025, Hai Phong city will become a modern international logistics service center by sea, air, highway, and high-speed rail".

Vice Chairman of the City People's Committee Nguyen Duc Tho spoke at the Forum.

Speaking at the Forum, Vice Chairman of the City People's Committee Nguyen Duc Tho said that Hai Phong has all the necessary elements to become one of the important logistics hubs, distribution centers, and multilateral transshipment of goods. Connecting the Northern Key Economic Region with the whole country, region and the world. It is a seaport urban area that has been established for more than 135 years, with more than 126 km of coastline and more than 4.000 km of sea surface area; is an important traffic and exchange hub in Vietnam and internationally. Hai Phong has a synchronous transportation infrastructure system, with 5 types of transportation (sea, road, railway, aviation, inland waterway) that conveniently connect interprovincially, interregionally and to countries above. world. With a key location in the Northern Coastal region, the intersection of two economic corridors Kunming - Lao Cai - Hanoi - Hai Phong; Nam Ninh - Lang Son - Hanoi - Hai Phong and the Northern coastal corridor; is an important traffic hub and main gateway to the sea of ​​the Northern provinces; and is determined to be a central urban area at national, regional and international levels, as well as a central urban area that connects the economic activities of the urban system of the Northern Coastal Region.

Hai Phong also identifies logistics as an important service industry in the overall structure of the economy, contributing to the role of supporting, connecting and promoting the city's socio-economic development. Implemented many programs and projects to promote logistics development and achieved important and comprehensive results in many fields.

Speakers participated in the discussion session at the Forum.

Participating in the discussion at the Forum, Director of the City Department of Industry and Trade Nguyen Van Thanh said that from 2022 to now, the Hai Phong Department of Industry and Trade has proposed to build 3 digital transformation projects: Creating a database for the Logictics industry. ; Logictics online trading platform and Logictics interdisciplinary digital transformation. To connect state management agencies with businesses operating in Hai Phong, nationwide and internationally, as well as provide a system of relevant Vietnamese and international legal documents. The issue of inter-industry digital transformation has been advised by the Department of Industry and Trade and has created a number of contents, developed a project to create a database and basically complete the online Logictics trading floor. The above 3 projects will be the first step to share data between state management agencies and businesses. "We have also proposed to the Ministry of Industry and Trade to recommend that the Government direct Ministries and Departments to allow data sharing and for businesses to easily access policies" - Director of the Department of Industry and Trade stated. However, to achieve that goal, it is necessary to share information and data from businesses participating in the industry's common database and online trading floors to be able to share with each other. with state management agencies and businesses.

Currently, all ministries, branches and localities have established a Digital Transformation Steering Committee; 17/22 ministries, branches and 57/63 localities have issued digital transformation programs/plans/projects for the 5-year period. However, the digital transformation process in the logistics sector in Vietnam still faces many difficulties at both the macro and micro levels, both at State and local management agencies and businesses. According to the survey in the 2023 Logistics Report of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, 90,5% of logistics service businesses participating in the survey are still in the digitalization stage, including level 1 of computerization and level 2. Level 2 is connection. Among them, the majority of businesses are at level 73,5 with a rate of up to 5%. Only about 3% of logistics service businesses have advanced to level 2,2 which is visualization, 4% are at level 1,9 which is transparency. In particular, only 5% of logistics service businesses that have advanced to level 0,4 have forecasting ability and a very "modest" number of 6% of businesses have reached the highest level, level XNUMX. is capable of adapting.../.

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