10:20 | 03/09/2016 Society
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently signed a decision to conduct a general economic census across the country in 2017.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed a decision to conduct a general economic census across the country in March 2017 — Photo vneconomy.vn
The census will include information about economic establishments, labors' income, production and business activities, technological application of local enterprises and their access to loans, reported Vietnam's state-run news agency VNA on Tuesday.
The census will be carried out in two phases. The first phase, implemented from March 1 to May 30 in 2017, will survey production and business establishments in the business sector, administrative offices, branches and representative offices of foreign enterprises, and foreign non-governmental organizations.
Meanwhile, the second phase will take place from July 1-30, collecting information about religious and belief establishments, and inpidual non-agricultural, fishery and forestry business and production establishments.
The census's preliminary data will be released in December 2017, while the official results will be announced in the third quarter of 2018, reported VNA.
The census is said to help assess the country's socio-economic development, as well as help the party and state build development policies./.