Trần Thị Phương Lan, Acting Director-General of the Hà Nội Department of Industry and Trade
Trần Thị Phương Lan, Acting Director-General of the Hà Nội Department of Industry and Trade, talks to Hà Nội Mới (New Hà Nội) newspaper on her department’s resolve to work with local enterprises to overcome challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Will you please share with us some of the measures Hà Nội authorities have adopted to help local enterprises overcome difficulties and challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic?
In the context of COVID-19, Hà Nội authorities have adopted quite many measures to make sure that the City will achieve its double goals of controlling the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to develop its economy.
Hà Nội was the first locality in the country to launch a big sale promotion campaign to raise the sale revenue and accompanied services. In addition, the city has also encouraged each commune in the city to open a campaign 'one commune one product' in their own locality. At the same time, Hà Nội authorities have adopted measures to reduce products piled up in storages due to the impacts of the pandemic. In addition, city authorities have helped enterprises increase their export activities by using e-commerce while encouraging the population to use e-commerce.
Administrative procedures are always a big stumbling block for both enterprises and consumers. Can you share with us some of the measures the city has adopted to solve this problem?
By now 100 per cent of administrative procedures have been improved at the highest level. For example, almost 60 per cent of public services have already been done online. Almost 60 per cent of administrative procedures have been put on the national public service portal and 100 per cent of the administrative procedures have been settled on time. Thanks to such quick services, the Hà Nội industry and trade sector has given big help to city enterprises in operations, particularly amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the context of COVID-19, what measures has the Hà Nội Department of Industry and Trade adopted to support the city's enterprises to continue their business?
Right from the onset of 2021, the Hà Nội Industry and Trade Department has focused efforts to support key industries in the city while paying special attention to the supporting industry and launching a programme calling on all enterprises in the city to practise energy-saving. Hà Nội has set a plan to create 43 industrial clusters in the city, of which the industrial supporting enterprises and the global chain production enterprises will be given special attention.
The Hà Nội Department of Industry and Trade has also promoted the development of e-commerce together with other advanced trade services.
Last but not least, the Hà Nội Department of Industry and Trade will try to give the biggest help to enterprises in their course of international integration through the latest generation of free trade agreements. VNS