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Remote areas set for commerce boost

Update: July, 03/2015 - 09:22

The programme aims to increase the total sales of goods and services by 10-12 per cent in 287 regions across the country, which were categorised as remote, mountainous and island regions. — Illustrative image/ Photo vietnamnet

HA NOI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a programme to bolster commercial activities in Viet Nam's remote, mountainous regions and islands.

The programme aims to increase the total sales of goods and services by 10-12 per cent in 287 regions across the country, which were categorised as remote, mountainous and island regions.

Experience-sharing seminars will be organised to help create business connections between local companies and businesses across the country as well as foreign companies.

The programme will encourage commercial activities of goods and services in remote regions and islands.

Support and priority will be given to local commercial enterprises in trademark registration and product origin identification to help improve their competitiveness.

In addition, the programme aims to boost the sales of local products by pushing them through the country's domestic distribution channels as well as seeking markets in foreign countries.

As part of the programme, the Government is to establish an infrastructure network to provide local products with logistics, storage, packaging and transportation services.

Government agencies were asked to perform a comprehensive review of local markets and their effectiveness. The review will serve as a foundation to design support policies in the development of local markets.

Besides funding from the State budget, the Government encouraged local authorities to step up efforts in attracting additional sources of investments by forming partnerships with economic enterprises. — VNS

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