Ministries urged to promote integration

Friday, Jun 12, 2015 08:00

Deputy minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Cam Tu speaks at the event. — Photo baocongthuong

HA NOI (VNS) — Ministries and sectors should enhance communication regarding international integration that will help management units, business community and other people timely in updating their knowledge, Nguyen Cam Tu, deputy minister of Industry and Trade (MoIT), has said.

Speaking at a forum held in Ha Noi on Wednesday, Tu said international integration has become popular in recent years, thanks to some outstanding developments, such as the plan to build ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015 and negotiations about and participation in Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

"Integration will focus on creating a transparent and favourable competitive environment for all economic sectors, especially businesses," he said, adding that once such integration takes place, those exploring opportunities would start looking at firms, instead of localities.

However, a large number of people, enterprises and staff do not have adequate information. That was the reason the ministry chalked up plans to enhance communication on international economic integration.

Trinh Minh Anh, MoIT's deputy chief officer said the plan would point out shortcomings and provide solutions in communication to effectively promote integration in future.

"The plan will have overall strategy each year, suitable for each (particular) locality, region and subject," he said.

Dang Hoang An, deputy general director of Electricity of Viet Nam said media should be given training on FTA, tax policies and customs to better communicate information to people.

"The communication work should be upgraded into a national programme to help businesses actively access information sources."

Hoang Ve Dung, deputy general director of Vinatex, said the plan should clearly point out how businesses will benefit.

"We have always paid attention to communication on integration and the average growth rate of 15-20 per cent in the past 10 years has been the evidence of the impact on businesses." — VNS

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