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GSO to conduct economic census next year

Released at: 10:38, 02/09/2016

GSO to conduct economic census next year

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Census to focus on six information categories and be implemented in two periods.

by Minh Tuyet

An economic census will be conducted from March to December 2017 following recent approval from Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

It aims to collect information on businesses (excluding in agriculture, salt, and seafood, whose information was collected in the 2016 rural census), administrative agencies, Communist Party organizations, public service units, mass organizations, representatives of foreign enterprises, religious institutions, and non-government organizations in Vietnam.

Information collected will used to gauge the current situation and socioeconomic development trends to adopt future plans for the country.

The census will target six information categories: general information on objects in economic census, workers and incomes, manufacturing and business results, information technology application, enterprises’ ability to access capital, and specific information on enterprises.

The census has two periods. In the first, the census will collect information on manufacturing plants, representative offices, and subsidiaries of foreign enterprises, administrative agencies of the Communist Party, mass organizations, and public service units, non-government organizations in Vietnam, and subsidiaries of international organizations.

This first period runs from March 3 to May 30, 2017. In the second period, information collection will focus on religious institutions and non- manufacturing units, excluding agriculture, forestry and fisheries. The period runs from July 1 to July 30, 2017.

Initial results will be published in December 2017 and full results in the third quarter of 2018. The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has been assigned to establish a Census Steering Board, with leaders from relevant ministries. The Minister of Planning and Investment will be Head of the Board.

The General Statistics Office (GSO) conducted a census in July to collect information on rural areas, agriculture, and seafood. It was fifth the GSO has conducted, following on from 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011. The results are being used to identify development trends in rural areas to build an agriculture plan and strategy to improve the living standards of farmers in general and in each region in particular.

The census investigated 17 million units in agriculture, forestry and fisheries nationally and required 180,000 staff.

A census is conducted regularly to keep the government abreast of national development and adopt suitable strategies. Prime Minister Phuc has said recently that stable development is key, for example emphasizing that the country will not attract investment at any cost and will not exchange short-term development for the environment.

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