Can Tho businesses ask for help to recover after COVID-19

Saturday, Jun 20, 2020 09:04

Businesses in Can Tho City have asked the city to carry out policies to help them recover from the COVID-19 crisis. — VNA/VNS Photo Danh Lam

Businesses in Can Tho City have asked for favourable financial policies to help them recover from the COVID-19 crisis.

Nguyen Phuong Lam, director of the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Can Tho City, said that busineses were requesting the Government to carefully resume trade with countries that have COVID-19 under control.

They also have urged the completion of traffic infrastructure (such as the upcoming Trung Luong - My Thuan and My Thuan - Can Tho highways) to relieve congestion, which would help them in their recovery.

Businesses have asked Can Tho City to use fund programmes to aid businesses impacted by COVID-19, develop infrastructure for tourism development, and push for administrative reforms.

Pham Thai Binh, general director of Trung An Hi-tech Agriculture Joint Stock Company, said the city should ask commercial banks to offer more favourable loan interest rates to businesses in prioritised sectors, as instructed by the Prime Minister and the State Bank of Viet Nam.

Binh also said the city should work with departments to carry out policies that facilitate co-operation in rice production and purchases.

Nguyen Thuc Hien, director of the city's Department of Planning and Investment, said the department would help the city gain access to credit packages to aid businesses; extend deadlines for tax, fees, land rent and social insurance payments; and carry out demand stimulation programmes.

The city will also implement promotional policies to stimulate tourism, especially towards foreign tourists when international flights are allowed in the future, and policies to connect production and consumption of agriculture products. — VNS

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