4:09:05 PM | 22/10/2012
Phu Tho province organised a solemn ceremony at the Phu Tho Convention Centre to meet and praise businesses and businesspeople of the year 2012 on the occasion of Vietnam Entrepreneurs’ Day, October 13, 2012.
Delivering a speech to attendants, Chairman of the Phu Tho Provincial People's Committee, Hoang Dan Mac, sent congratulatory words to the entire business community and entrepreneurs. He stressed that Phu Tho province is ready to create all favourable conditions, give all priority to investors to do business in the province, and regard businesses as partners. It always eagerly hope that businesses will have close coordination with governments of all tiers, propose open and equitable dialogues, send true reflection of problems arising, actively deal with difficulties, search for markets, constantly acquire better management levels, and operate in accordance with the laws.
Mac also requested enterprises and entrepreneurs actively respond and implement the campaign "Buy Vietnamese” Movement - a campaign aimed at encouraging Vietnamese people to give priority to Vietnamese goods on shopping list - to assert Vietnamese brand names and sustainability of Vietnamese enterprises. He also asked governments from the province to the grassroots levels to contact with businesses and entrepreneurs in order to provide best conditions for them to develop.
Dr Doan Duy Khuong, Vice President of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), appreciated Phu Tho province for its achievements in improving the investment environment and hailed the efforts of the local business community. He also recommended that businesses need to improve management capacity, develop human resources and strive for sustainable development.
The Provincial People’s Committee awarded certificates of merits to 30 companies and 30 businesspeople with outstanding performances in the year. The governing body also honoured three companies with admirable achievements in agricultural production and contributions to countryside development. This event will be made regular.
Phu Tho has nearly 4,200 businesses, branches, and representative offices, including more than 1,200 joint stock companies, 2,100 limited liability companies, 370 private enterprises, and more than 430 branches and representative offices. They make up nearly 75 per cent of the province’s GDP and pay nearly VND2,000 billion to the State Budget, accounting for about 70 per cent of the province’s budgetary incomes, and provide jobs for over 35 per cent of workforce.