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Hanoi (VNA) - The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has issued a decision establishing a central steering committee to launch a general economic survey next year to serve the country’s economic management.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc authorised MPI Minister Nguyen Chi Dung to lead the committee, which will also include officials from the General Statistics Office, State Treasury, General Department of Taxation, and National Defence and Health Ministries.

The committee will build plans to survey various aspects such as production and business results, the application of information technology, the situation of labourers and their incomes, and enterprises’ access to credit.

The MPI will collect information on the operations of businesses, associations, unions and administrative and non-productive agencies between March 1 and May 30, 2017.

It will gather information on individually-run production and business units, which are not involved in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture, in July 2017.

Data related to individual units dealing in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture have already been assembled this year.

Preliminary data for next year will be publicised in December 2017 before the official results are announced in the third quarter of 2018.-VNA