General economic census to be conducted in 2021 hinh anh 1A general economic census will be conducted in 2021 (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed a decision to conduct a general economic census across the country in 2021.

The census will collect information about production and business establishments; administrative agencies; branches and representative offices of foreign enterprises and foreign non-governmental organisations; religious and belief establishments; and individual non-agricultural, fishery and forestry business and production establishments.

Information about labour and labourers’ income, enterprises’ information technology application and their access to loans will be also included.

The census aims to serve the assessment of the country’s socio-economic development, thus helping the Party and State with making development plans and policies.

The official results of the census are expected to be announced in the second quarter of 2022.

The Prime Minister also decided to establish a Central Steering Committee on General Economic Census which will be headed by the Minister of Planning and Investment. The General Director of the General Statistics Office will be its deputy head./.