Support industry needs push: Deputy PM

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 16:26

The Ministry of Industry and Trade and Samsung Electronics Viet Nam jointly organised a programme to train 200 Vietnamese experts to meet the demand of firms in the country’s support industry. — VNS Photo

Developing the support industry has been one of the most important tasks to restructure the economy in depth, thus improving Viet Nam’s competitiveness and integration ability.

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung told this at the launch ceremony of a programme to train 200 Vietnamese experts, held in Ha Noi on Tuesday.

The training of these experts is to meet the demand of firms in the country’s support industry.

The programme is jointly organised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade and Samsung Electronics Viet Nam.

Addressing the ceremony, Dung affirmed that South Korea had been one of the top economic partners of Viet Nam, while the latter has also been one of the major partners of South Korean firms.

More and more South Korean businesses are operating in Viet Nam, making important contributions to the country’s economic development, he said.

He added that currently, some 150,000 Vietnamese people are living in South Korea, a strong force that helps foster the Viet Nam-South Korea partnership.

Viet Nam is on its way to industrialisation and modernisation, Dung said, adding that the country is focusing on three strategic breakthroughs: completing the socialist-oriented market economy institution, developing a synchronous infrastructure system and transforming the growth model to improve the economy’s competitiveness.

Viet Nam needs to boost the growth of the support industry, especially in electronics, mechanical manufacturing, automobile, footwear and garments. Therefore, the country has always created optimal conditions in policy as well as a favourable legal corridor for this industry’s expansion, Dung said.

He, however, pointed out the poor capacity of Vietnamese firms and their weak connectivity while stressing the vitality of investing more on human resources.

He hoped that the training programme would contribute greatly to the expansion of Viet Nam’s support industry.

Dung asked the ministry to support Samsung in dealing with any problem that arises for the highest efficiency of the programme.

Meanwhile, Shim Won Hwan, general director of Samsung Viet Nam, said human resources training for enterprises was the shortest way for Viet Nam to improve competitiveness in future.

This year, Samsung plans to give consultations to 12 Vietnamese firms attending the programme, he said, adding that sending Samsung experts to Vietnamese firms will be a good way to boost the support industry’s growth.

He said the launch of the programme marked a new milestone between the Vietnamese Government and the company. After graduating, the 200 experts trained under the programme will be sent to work for Vietnamese firms across the country.

Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh hailed the significance of the programme and said its success would help enhance the capacity of Vietnamese firms, strengthening their competitiveness and opening up new opportunities for them to engage in supply chains of multinational groups, including Samsung. — VNS

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