Vietnam Industry White Paper 2019 released
The Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)’s Industry Agency and the UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) on 22 October released the Vietnam Industry White Paper 2019.
book was built within the framework of the project “Support to the
Government of Vietnam in the formulation of sub-sector industrial strategy and
of related implementation policy through institutional capacity building” that
has been carried out by the two sides since 2016, with the sponsor of the
Republic of Korea (RoK).
Recommendations in the paper will be taken into account during the Government’s building of industrial policies in order to enhance the role of the processing and manufacturing sector, said Nguyen Thi Xuan Thuy from the MoIT’s Industry Agency, who is also head of the compilation group.
Le Thi Thanh Thao, UNIDO Country Representative in Vietnam, said industrial competition is the main growth momentum in developing countries as a competitive industry will accelerate the structural shifting that is a decisive factor in national development and poverty reduction.
She pledged to further coordinate with the MoIT in industrial development in Vietnam.
Over the past time, UNIDO has closely partnered with the ministry in promoting strategies and policies on industrial development through institutional capacity enhancement, completing industrial reports in both public and private sectors and proposing strategies and specific policies for the processing and manufacturing sector.
UNIDO’s Competitive Industrial Performance Index reveals that in 2018, Vietnam ranked 42nd globally and fifth among South and Southeast Asian nations, as compared with the 69th place the country recorded in 2006, she said.
Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Do Thang Hai said contributions of the processing and manufacturing sector to the national gross domestic product (GDP) increased from 12% in 2010 to 16% last year.
The sector has contributed over 80% of the country’s total export value over the past decade and created 9.7 million jobs, he added.