The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) will survey the performance of the business community in the country until April 20, the chamber announced on its website.

Through the survey, the VCCI plans to collect information about the firms' difficulties in doing business, as well as their recommendations and then submit these suggestions to the State and relevant ministries in an attempt to create a favourable climate for the businesses.

Enterprises can download the survey form at

The VCCI said over the past years, the State, ministries, sectors and localities had shown great determination for developing policies and drawing up supportive measures to help enterprises gradually overcome business challenges and ensure their stable development.

Meanwhile, business associations and employers in the country had also taken the initiative formulate policy advice and recommendations concerning reforms in the business environment and administrative procedures.

More than 5,000 businesses became operational again during the first quarter of this year, posting a 10 percent year-on-year increase, the General Statistics Office (GSO) said.

This showed that the economy recovered and presented investment and trading opportunities for firms in difficulty, GSO said.

During the three-month period, Vietnam saw over 19,000 newly-established enterprises starting businesses, with a total investment of 111.2 trillion VND (5.19 billion USD), up 4 percent and 13.5 percent in terms of their count and registered capital, respectively.-VNA