PM to hold dialogue with business community on May 17

Tuesday, 2017-05-09 04:10:31
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc
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NDO - The dialogue between Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the business community is scheduled to take place on May 17 at the National Convention Centre in Hanoi.

This is the second time that such a conference will be held as Vietnam is endeavouring to build a facilitating, honest and action-oriented government.

The agenda will include a review of implementation of Resolution 35 on supporting and developing enterprises towards 2020, policy recommendations by enterprises, discussion between ministries, local governments and enterprises.

An estimated 2,000 delegates are expected to be present at the National Convention Centre while thousands of others will attend the dialogue via video conferencing.

Immediately after the conference, the PM and his deputies will meet with relevant ministries and agencies to discuss enterprises’ recommendations.

Since the first conference was held in 2016, the number of newly established enterprises has increased significantly. According to the General Statistics Office, new enterprises last year hit an all-time high of 110,000.

Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Vu Tien Loc said after one year of implementing Resolution 35, the majority of enterprises reported positive changes in government agencies while nearly 30% said changes failed to meet expectations.

He said the past year saw breakthroughs in mind set and ways to support enterprises, but it would take much more time to translate such breakthroughs into action because many obstacles are related to the law.

Loc added that the majority of the 320 policy change proposals put forward at the conference last year, and 100 recommendations submitted thereafter have been addressed while the rest, especially those requiring changes to existing laws, are under review.

So far, the VCCI has received nearly 200 recommendations submitted by enterprises to this year’s dialogue.