A garment-textile plant in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – More than 21,500 enterprises resumed their operation in 2015, marking a 39.5 percent year-on-year increase, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

More than 94,750 businesses were founded in the year, with a total registered capital of 601,500 trillion VND (26.7 trillion USD), representing year-on-year rises of 26.6 percent and 39.1 percent in number and value, respectively.

Together, they created jobs for more than 1.47 million labourers, up 35 percent from 2014.

As many as 9,467 enterprises stopped their operation, a slight drop of 0.4 percent from the previous year, while nearly 71,400 others suspended their production, up 22.4 percent year-on-year.

The amount accounts for only 12 percent of the total enterprises, which remains low in comparison with other nations, such as New Zealand with more than 30 percent and the UK, more than 50 percent, said GSO General Director Nguyen Bich Lam.-VNA