Small firms pressed to become efficient
HCM CITY — The southern province of Dong Nai has implemented many programmes this year to help small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access capital and become more efficient and competitive.
The Dong Nai Planning and Investment Department has organised three training courses in business management for leaders of SMEs. The courses attracted 117 participants.
For its part, the Dong Nai Science and Technology Department has helped SMEs become more competent, apply advanced quality management systems and register to claim intellectual property rights.
The provincial Fund for Investment and Development had provided loans worth VND37.2 billion (US$1.8 million) to SMEs in the province by the end of last month.
In addition, vocational training establishments have trained and supplied more than 2,600 workers to SMEs active in many sectors, including garment and textiles, wood processing, building materials, mechanical engineering and electronics.
Meanwhile, the provincial Employment Service Centre organised six job fairs, attracting more than 7,000 job seekers.
The Dong Nai Industrial Promotion Centre has helped SMEs in the province take part in trade fairs elsewhere in the country and supported them in upgrading production chains. — VNS