The State Bank of Vietnam and the Japan International Cooperation Agency released a handbook on support industries, with the aim of helping small and medium-sized enterprises operating in this field.

The handbook provides enterprises with information about what a support industry is and basic knowledge on machines used in the sector.

It also suggests ways to assess business risks when investing in support industries, which play an extremely important role in the development of Vietnam ’s industry and economy.

According to Manabu Tsurutani, chief consultant of the Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Funding Project – Phase III, many enterprises operating in support industries said that they have plans to use bank loans to expand their operations. However, they still face difficulties in accessing the funds.-VNA