General economic census to be conducted from March 2017 hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed a decision to conduct a general economic census across the country in 2017.

The census will include information about economic establishments, labourers’ income, production and business activities, enterprises’ technological application and their access to loans.

It will be carried out in two phases.

The first phase, implemented from March 1 to May 30, 2017, will survey production and business establishments in the business sector, administrative offices, branches and representative offices of foreign enterprises, and foreign non-governmental organisations.

The second phase will take place from July 1-30, collecting information about religious and belief establishments, and individual non-agricultural, fishery and forestry business and production establishments.

Preliminary data will be released in December 2017, while the official results will be announced in the third quarter of 2018.

The census’s objectives are to help assess the country’s socio-economic development, and to help the Party and State build development policies.-VNA