HA NOI — Viet Nam's statistics offices started a national survey on business, administration and non-profit and religious establishments this month, which will expectedly provide data for analysis of and forecasts for the country's socio-economic development.
|E-customs procedures were launched at Ha Tay Customs Department. The application of information technology has been included in a national survey on socio-economic development, which will run until the end of July. — VNA/VNS Photo Pham Hau
The survey will be conducted from April to the end of July.
Survey respondents include administrative offices, religious institutions, foreign enterprises' brands and representative offices, non-profit organisations and business establishments, except those operating in the agriculture, aquaculture and forestry sector.
The survey will collect background information about the establishments, their employment, operation, assets and liability, as well as information technology application.
The director of the General Statistics Office under the Ministry of Planning and Investment, Do Thuc, said that this was the first time such a survey is being carried out in combination with two other annual surveys on business and household business.
"This expands the survey's coverage and adds to its complication," he said, "but the move also helps reduce burdens for respondents by providing information."
"Objective, precise and timely" are criteria for every survey and for this survey, they offer crucial evidence for the Party and State's policies on restructuring enterprises and keeping public investment in line with the national socio-economical strategy of the next ten years, he said.
"In particular, as the number of enterprises is different depending on the information source, this survey is expected to provide a more precise figure so that management bodies can better manage and deliver support," he said.
Recent inter-sector reviews found that about 70,000 businesses were registered for operation but their base addresses were false.
The three previous surveys were carried out in 1995, 2002 and 2007. According to the latest census results of 2007, Viet Nam had more than 4.1 million establishments, about 44 percent higher than that of 2002. More than 16.7 million people reportedly worked in these establishments. — VNS