Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and female entrepreneurs (Source: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc appreciated the great contributions made by women, particularly female entrepreneurs, to the country while meeting representatives of Vietnam Association of Women Entrepreneurs (VAWE) in Ho Chi Minh City on April 29.

He affirmed that the Government will continue creating favourable conditions for businesses, including those owned by women.

The Government will steer the implementation of administrative reform, especially procedures related to business registration and start-ups, taxation and customs, in order to create a transparent and clear business and investment environment, he stated.

The PM expressed his hope that VAWE and female entrepreneurs will effectively carry out enterprise restructuring to improve competitiveness and increase labour productivity, and intensify support for each other in business and production activities and in developing markets.

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Ho Thi Kim Thoa, who is VAWE President, urged the Government to soon issue a legal document for enterprises headed by women as well as supplementing preferential regulations for these enterprises and those using many female labourers.

Established on October 19, 2014, the VAWE gathers a large number of women entrepreneurs in different economic sectors.

The number of female entrepreneurs have increased incessantly over the past years, from 65,000 in 2010 to 91,000 in 2015.-VNA