Experts and State officials commented on a draft of the amended statistics law during a workshop held in Da Lat city in the Central Highlands’ province of Lam Dong on April 13.

Their discussion revolved around a number of major points, including the law enforcement scope, number differences among agencies, national statistics criteria and comparisons between domestic and international statistics.

Associate Professor Dr. Tran Quoc Toan said the low quality of official information is partly attributable to a shortage of criteria reflecting the quality, outcomes and competitiveness of the entire economy and industrialisation in Vietnam, together with inadequate national data and the sector’s failure to meet global standards.

In addition, different scopes, calculation tools and sources have led to a gap in figures between national and local statistics and between the General Statistics Office (GSO) and other ministries.

According to Deputy Chairman of the National Assembly (NA)’s Economic Commission Mai Xuan Hung, the draft, consisting of 9 chapters and 77 articles, is slated for submission at the 9th NA session.-VNA