White Book on Vietnamese Enterprises launched for first time

20:01 | 10/07/2019

This is the first time that the White Book on Vietnamese Enterprises has been composed, outlining the overall picture of the various enterprise forms and their implications for the socioeconomic development of the country.

white book on vietnamese enterprises launched for first time
The launching event of the White Book on Vietnamese Enterprises

In order to meet the requirements of managers and researchers in looking for information to craft strategies and plans for business development, in accordance with the direction of the government, the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has published the White Book on Vietnamese Enterprises.

This is the first time the book was published to disseminate including basic information on businesses across the country, with a specific view on each locality during 2016-2018.

The book consists of four parts: (1) Situation of enterprise development in 2018; (2) Overall development in 2018 and 2016-2018; (3) Measures for enterprise development; (4) Criteria for national enterprise development in 2018 and 2016-2018; (5) Criteria for local enterprise development in 2018 and 2016-2018.

The White Book also highlights businesses which have contributed the most to the country's and localities' economic development, in addition to providing an overview of the situation of enterprises by sector, type, and locality. This will be be a useful document for ministries, agencies, and localities to make policies, plans, and strategies, as well as for international organisations and enterprises to make decisions of investment and co-operation.

At the launching ceremony of the White Book on Vietnamese Enterprises held by the MPI today with the participation of hundreds of representatives of the government, ministries, agencies, and organisations, Deputy Prime MinisterVuong Dinh Hue affirmed that, “Business contributes the most to the growth of the country, as their efficiency and success can be measured in their profits and the income of their employees.”

Targeting to reach one million enterprises by 2020, the number of operating and newly-established enterprises has been increasing rapidly over the last few years, significantly contributing to the economic growth of the country and localities.

At the end of 2018, number of operating enterprises was 714,755, with the number of newly-established enterprises rising sharply. Over the last three years, more than 100,000 enterprises were launched annually (110,100 in 2016, 126,859 in 2017, and 131,275 in 2018), breaking records year after year.

At today's launching ceremony, the MPI announced publishing a soft copy of the White Book on Vietnamese Enterprises 2019 at the MPI Portal (mpi.gov.vn) and the General Statistics Office Portal (gso.gov.vn) from July 22, 2019.

Hard copies of the White Book will be printed and published from August 1, 2019.

Nguyen Huong

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