Ben Tre Province to invest VND1 billion in this year's industrial promotion activities

In 2007, Ben
Tre Province is going on to invest more than VND1 billion in assisting small and
medium enterprises (SME) to upgrade their production capacity and product and
services quality, according to the province's Center for Industrial Promotion
(CIP). Of the said investment amount, VND255 million is injected in from the
National Industrial Promotion Programme (NIPP).

With the
above VND1 billion fund, Ben Tre's CIP would focus its investments in job
training, scientific and technological transferring, and building the
engineering process for the manufacture of coconut-based products, agricultural
products, and other industrial products such as PE bags, brick, etc.

In addition,
Ben Tre's CIP also organizes visiting and learning tours to effective production
models outside the province, holds classes to update market knowledge, assist
enterprises with participation in high-profile trade fairs. The CIP also convenes
many conferences on how to boost competitive capacity for enterprises, thus
helping them to be more active in the current tendency of international economic
integration.

Translated by Truong Hung