The Vietnam Productivity and Quality Centre (VPQC) in coordination with the Asian Productivity Organisation (APO) on Feb. 17 held the 16 th forum on productivity and quality in Hanoi, to discuss methods of renewing management systems as a way to develop businesses.

At the forum, more than 200 participating experts and leaders of enterprises heard reports on the role of productivity, strategies to raise productivity and collective factors in quality of economic growth.

They also exchanged experience and methods of increasing working productivity, introduced management models and tools to improve the quality of business management as well as ways to enhance competitiveness through restructuring management systems.

Nguyen Anh Tuan, Director of VPQC said Vietnam needs to launch a revolution of productivity in order to maintain the current growth rate.

According to reports on productivity from APO and Malaysia, Vietnam’s working productivity has only been recorded at 2,072 USD per labourer per annum, the lowest figure compared with nine other Asian countries – Thailand, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, China, the Republic of Korea, Japan and Indonesia.

The forum, which is an annual event, has been applauded by many organisations and businesses since it was held for the first time in 1996./.