14:19 | 23/10/2016 Industry
(VEN) - The Ministry of Industry and Trade sent documents to municipal and provincial people’s committees in order to continue strengthening industry promotion activities and improving capacity of industrial promotion and industrial development advisory centers.
After two years of implementation of the national industry promotion program following Decision 1288/QD-TTg, industry promotion activities have seen positive changes, contributing to bringing greater economic efficiency. Some industry promotion contents have been highly appreciated by businesses and industrial facilities; such as building technical performance models, applying advanced techniques into production, voting outstanding rural industrial products, organizing vocational training based on demand, expanding consumer markets, improving management skills and increasing the competitiveness of products and businesses. In particular, the role of state management agencies in localities has been enhanced thanks to industry promotion activities.
Total national industry promotion budget reached more than VND103.7 billion by the end of the second quarter of the year. Localities have also signed contracts to deploy 160 among 230 industry promotion projects.
Localities have effectively implemented industry promotion contents. The Central Vietnam and Central Highlands have organized vocational training for 303 rural laborers, improved management skills for 245 people, developed five technical performance models and supported 60 rural industrial facilities in the application of modern machinery and equipment into production.
The southern region has also organized vocational training and improved skills for 331 laborers, built five technical performance models, supported 59 rural industrial facilities to conduct technology transfer and nearly 130 units to participate in domestic fairs.
In particular, the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Agency for Regional Industry Development in cooperation with relevant units organized the 2016 handicraft fair-exhibition and the conferment ceremony for people’s artists and eminent artists.
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong said that two large events aimed at introducing achievements of artists as well as Vietnamese handicraft products. In addition, the fair-exhibition also presented results of industry promotion programs that are supporting and developing traditional trade villages.
Further promoting industry promotion activities
According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the national industry promotion program has seen positive results in recent years thanks to greater efforts made by localities. Of which, the key role of departments of industry and trade, and industrial promotion and industrial development advisory centers is mentioned as necessary.
However, industry promotion activities have faced many difficulties, especially in localities in difficult socioeconomic conditions and remote areas. Material facilities and equipment in many industrial promotion and industrial development advisory centers have remained deprived, while budget for industry promotion activities has remained limited.
To overcome difficulties, the government issued Resolution 35/NQ-CP on supporting and developing businesses by 2020, and assigned the Ministry of Industry and Trade to chair and cooperate with relevant ministries and departments to strengthen industry promotion activities. To deploy its task, the Ministry of Industry and Trade sent documents to municipal and provincial people’s committees in order to continue strengthening industry promotion activities and improving capacity of industrial promotion and industrial development advisory centers.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade asked localities to review, amend and supplement legal documents related to industry promotion activities in accordance with Decree 45/2012/ND-CP. They were also asked to develop industry promotion programs by 2020, reasonably allocate capital from local industry promotion budget, enhance propaganda to raise community awareness and encourage industrial and handicraft development.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade also suggested localities to direct relevant units to inspect and monitor the implementation of industry promotion activities, and periodically report to the authorities.