Training Course of Improving Thai Binh’s Business Environment The training course was co-chaired by Mr. Dang Trong Thang – PPC Chairman and Mr. Vu Tien Loc – VCCI Chairman with the participation of nearly 280 trainees who are leaders from local departments.
April 29, at Ha Long, Quang Ninh, a representative from the PCI team participated and delivered a presentation at the Conference “Tasks to be implemented for improving the business & investment environment and enhancing competitiveness of Quang Ninh in 2016”. The Conference was chaired by Mr. Nguyen Van Thanh – People’s Committee Vice Chairman – Head of Investment Promotion Agency with participation of Mr. Nguyen Duc Long, Deputy Secretary of Quang Ninh Party Committee cum People’s Committee Chairman.
On April 14 in Quảng Ngãi: A representative from PCI Project participated and delivered a presentation named “Integration – Actions by Quang Ngai’s Government and Businesses” with such contents as integration trends and doing business in Vietnam, Quang Ngai’s PCI 2015 results and how and what to be prepared by Quang Ngai authorities and businesses for economic integration.
The meeting was jointly organized by Bac Ninh’s Provincial Party Committee (PPC), People’s Com and People’s Council with the participation of Mr. Nguyễn Nhân Chiến-PPC Secretary, other provincial leaders and representatives.
Thai Binh province recently announced the opening of two around-the-clock telephone hotlines, 036.3.73.13.13 and 036.3.73.23.23, to which organisations and individuals can send or receive information from the incumbent chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee. The Provincial People’s Committee has recently issued Decision No.1316/QĐ-UBND dated May 27, 2016 approving a scheme on administrative reform, business environment improvement and competitiveness enhancement in the 2016 - 2020 period and beyond. These developments show that Thai Binh province is determined to initiate a new wave of business environment improvement. The Vietnam Business Forum has an interview with Mr Nguyen Hong Dien, Chairman of Thai Binh Provincial People’s Committee, on this issue. Ngo Khuyen reports
International organisation ActionAid Vietnam recently questioned the annual US$20-million loss of corporate tax income in Vietnam caused by the preferential tax system for foreign-invested enterprises, sparking a discussion on whether the generous treatment of those firms is justifiable.
The burden of unofficial costs is weighing on enterprises in Vietnam, and it is rising year by year. The bigger the businesses are, the more they are inspected by relevant bodies, found the PCI (provincial competitive index) survey in 2015 by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).