Ha Noi implements urgent solutions to remove difficulties for production activities

18/04/2020

VGP – Ha Noi has been carrying out five groups of specific tasks and solutions to remove difficulties for business and production activities and ensure social security in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in line with the Prime Minister’s Directive No. 11/CT-TTg dated March 4, 2020.

 
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According to the municipal Department of Planning and Investment, the capital city has drastically steered the reforms of administrative procedures, the application of information technology, and the expansion of online public services at level 3 and 4 in the direction of optimally support citizens and businesses.

Concerning production and business sites, Ha Noi approved a plan for the development of industrial clusters, targeting to have 159 clusters by 2020, vision to 2030, with a total area of over 3,204 hectares. Seventy industrial clusters are currently operational across the city, covering an area of more than 1,328 hectare, accommodating around 3,600 businesses.

In addition, the city is planning to call for investment in the construction of 68 industrial clusters on an area of over 1,016 hectares at total costs of VND19.6 trillion (US$833.4 million), to support enterprises regarding production sites in the near future.

In terms of supporting science and technology research, Ha Noi has implemented preferential mechanisms and policies for businesses in researching and renovating technologies and exploiting and developing intellectual products, as well as in the area of standards, technical regulations, measurement and quality (an annual support funding of VND50-100 million per enterprise per contract).

Regarding assistance for startup and creative startup, the city has implemented two projects on supporting startup until 2020 and creative startup in the 2019-2025 period. These projects feature many strong policies to support enterprises, startup and creative startup.

In order to maintain and revive production and business, Ha Noi has advocated the strong acceleration of some strength industries with numerous development opportunities, such as agricultural production, the manufacturing of products for COVID-19 prevention and control, in addition to promoting the development of service areas, including information, communication, e-commerce, online payment and online education.

Currently, the city is drastically and synchronously implementing policies to support businesses and boost production and business activities, contributing to facilitating local socio-economic development and coping with the COVID-19 pandemic./.

By Vien Nhu