Project supports women’s startup hinh anh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc honours excellent ​female entrepreneurs (Illustrative image. Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA)Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a project to support women’s startups for 2017-2025, aiming to raise women’s awareness of the Party and State’s laws and policies on startups and encourage the realisation of their ideas.

The project is part of efforts to fulfil national targets on enterprise development and the national strategy on gender equality.

The project’s goals by 2025 include 90 percent of officials in women’s unions at all levels joining the project equipped with methods to support women’s business development, 70 percent of women accessing communications to raise their awareness of employment, supporting 20,000 women to launch a business or startup, setting up 1,200 cooperatives managed by women and assisting 100,000 new firms owned by women.

The project will prioritise poor and disabled women, those from disadvantaged areas and ethnic minority groups.

It will also choose feasibile ideas and models for implementation and multiplication, while helping business owners improve their capacity.

A women’s startups column will be launched in the online portal of the Vietnam Women’s Union and Phu nu Viet Nam (Vietnamese Women) Newspaper, while pilot communications models will be conducted in 10 provinces.

Funds for the project will be sourced from the State budget, other programmes and projects it’s associated with and other resources.

The Vietnam Women’s Union Central Committee will be responsible for implementing the project, focusing on building plans at central level, while the People’s Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities will support the Women’s Union at all levels during the implementation.-VNA