10:14 | 08/05/2014 Industry
(VEN) - Decree 134/2004/ND-CP has brought positive results in the development of rural industrial facilities. To further encourage the development, on May 21, 2012, the government issued Decree 45/2012/ND-CP on the basis of inheriting positive contents from Decree 134 in order to overcome shortcomings.
According to experts, the introduction of Decree 45 suited reality such as increasing the number of beneficiaries in industry promotion policies and the number of businesses in applying cleaner production method. In addition, Decree 45 added a target among industry promotion activities, including encouraging and applying cleaner production, protecting the environment and improving human health. A decree also added provisions on international cooperation and industry promotion consultancy, investing in infrastructure and supporting localities and careers. In particular, provisions on industry promotion organization from central to district level and collaborator network were also added.
However, the implementation of Decree 45 in many localities remained complex. Localities had many comments and recommendations in the implementation of Decree 45. Therefore, the Ministry of Industry and Trade issued a series of circulars to support the implementation of Decree 45 in a favorable manner.
A series of new circulars
On December 28, 2012, the Ministry of Industry and Trade issued Circular 46/2012/TT-BCT applied to organizations and inpiduals who participated in investment and industrial production and was converted from commune to city with less than five years on supporting rural industrial facilities to expand consumer market and build technical performance models to introduce new technology and products, supporting technology transfer and the construction of pilot models, supporting relocation for facilities causing environmental pollution, organizing trade fairs and attracting investment in the development of industrial clusters.
According to feedbacks from many localities, circulars guiding the implementation of Decree 45 on industry promotion were basically completed. This will create favorable conditions for localities to put Decree 45 into practice, contributing positively to the development of rural industrial facilities.
Circular 46 stipulates no support for clay brick production facilities causing environmental pollution and applies principles for priority sectors for facilities which have export contracts or manufacture products serving exports. Circular 46 took effect from February 10, 2013.
On February 18, 2014, Joint Circular 26/2014/TTLT-BTC-BCT on guiding management and using industry promotion budgets was introduced. According to a circular, the central budget is used for national industry promotion activities and the local budget is used for local industry promotion activities such as supporting the establishment of rural industrial facilities in disadvantaged areas with the amount of less than VND10 million per facility, supporting the construction of technical performance models with the amount of less than VND500 million per model, supporting the use of machinery and equipment with the amount of less than VND200 million per facility, supporting 100 percent of plane tickets for rural industrial facilities to study experience abroad.
Joint Circular 26/2014/TTLT-BTC-BCT took effect from April 8, 2014 and replaced Circular 125/2009/TTLT-BTC-BCT dated June 17, 2009.
On December 27, 2013, the Ministry of Industry and Trade issued Circular 36/2013/TT-BCT. A circular stipulates that when assigning annual national industry promotion plan, a priority is given to key national industry promotion projects stipulated in Circular 46/2012/TT-BCT. In a case of conditional industry promotion projects, a priority is given to experienced units with the better capacity. A circular took effect from February 10, 2014./.