Mr. Vuong Dinh Hue, Deputy Prime Minister of the Government had a guiding speech at the ceremony

On the afternoon of July 10, 2019, in Hanoi, Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) held a releasing ceremony of White Paper on Vietnam Enterprises 2019 (hereafter called the Book). This is a publication on the real situation of Vietnam enterprises compiled by the General Statistics Office (GSO). Mr. Vuong Dinh Hue, Politburo Member, Deputy Prime Minister of the Government, Head of the Steering Committee for Innovation and Development of Businesses attended and guided the Ceremony. Participants included Mr. Nguyen Chi Dung, Minister of MPI; Mr. Nguyen Mạnh Hung, Minister of Information and Communications; Mr. Y Thanh Ha Nie Kdam, Party Secretary of the Central Business Sector; Mr. Nguyen Bich Lam, Director General of GSO; representative of the Economic Committee of the National Assembly; related ministries, line-ministries; business associations; and press agencies.

This is the first time the White Paper on Vietnam enterprises has been compiled and published. The MPI coordinates with Ministry of Finance, General Department of Taxation, the Steering Committee for Innovation and Development of Businesses, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the exploitation and use of the following information sources: Database on businesses; National database on business registration; Database on taxes. The contents of the Book are the basic information which assesses the development of enterprises throughout the country and localities in the period 2016-2018, consisting of 5 main parts: (1) Context of enterprise development in 2018; (2) Overview of Vietnam enterprise development in 2018 and the period 2016-2018; (3) Solutions for enterprise development; (4) Set of indicators for assessing enterprise development in 2018 and the period 2016-2018 (Whole country); (5) Set of indicators for assessing enterprise development in 2018 and the period 2016-2018 (Localities).

Mr. Nguyen Chi Dung, Minister of MPI delivered the opening speech

At the same time, the Book honours the enterprises with the most active contribution to economic development of the whole country and each locality. The Book is published annually, providing the overall information on the real situation of enterprise development by kinds of economic activity, by types of enterprise and by province, thus helping the Government, ministries and line-ministries, provinces have more information to formulate strategies, make plans and policies for sustainable and effective enterprise development in the country and each locality. The Book is a useful source of information for international organizations, countries and businesses in uating and making investment and cooperation decisions.

Addressing the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue emphasized that the Book was an important and essential publication with abundant and reliable information for the Government, ministries and line-ministries, and localities as well as associations and investors to accurately assess enterprise development. Previously, agencies only announced the number of enterprises in the whole country, not detailed to each locality, each field with different data. The Book provides three important indicators including the quantity, development rate and quality of enterprises in each province.

Mr. Nguyen Bich Lam, Director General of GSO presented the main contents of the Book

Mr. Hue requested the MPI to continue researching and acquire suggestions and closely cooperate with ministries, line-ministries and localities to improve the Book yearly, concurrently, he asked ministries and line-ministries to properly assess the strengths and weaknesses of enterprises in the sector and the field in charge in order to propose solutions, policies and strategies for sustainable and effective enterprise development. He added that ministries, line-ministries and localities must regularly coordinate with the MPI in providing, sharing information to serve the compilation and completion of the Book annually.

Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue also asked press agencies to effectively exploit indexes on enterprises, popularize the Book to agencies, organizations which had demands on information and recorded the feedbacks from stakeholders, scientists, experts at home and abroad to complete this annual book.

Overview of the releasing ceremony

In the opening speech of the ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Chi Dung, Minister of MPI said that in the past years, Vietnam enterprise community had made a breakthrough development, contributing to the liberation and development of production capacity, mobilization and promotion of resources into socio-economic development in order to maintain stability and growth of the economy. According to him, the content of Book is a overall picture of the context and overview of the development of all types of businesses in Vietnam: private enterprises, state-owned enterprises and foreign direct investment enterprises in 2018. The Book also proposes solutions and the set of indicators to assess enterprise development in Vietnam. The information on enterprises is also provided and analyzed from different angles by kinds of economic activities, by type of enterprises, and by locality.

At the releasing ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Bich Lam, Director General of GSO presented the main contents of the Book.

It is expected that the Book will be published on the website of MPI and GSO on July 22, 2019 and its printed version will be published on August 01 this year.

Immediately after the releasing ceremony, MPI held a press conference to introduce more information about White Paper on Vietnam enterprise development 2019 and respond issues related to the Book’s contents and the support to small and medium enterprises in Vietnam.