Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said that the Vietnamese government supports the business community to improve its productivity, competiveness and sustainable development.

He made the statement at the Vietnam Sustainable Development Business Forum 2015, held by the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD) under the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with the British Council of Vietnam.

The forum aimed to inform enterprises and relevant parities of new areas and trends relating to sustainable development as well as highlight and discuss customs, solutions and sustainable business models in the world and in Vietnam.

Dam praised the VBCSD for actively implementing Resolution 19/NQ-CP dated March 18, 2014 by the government for enhancing investment and the business environment.

VCCI Vice Chairman Vu Duc Khuong said in the context of economic difficulties and increased international integration, besides improving competitiveness, Vietnamese enterprises need to take advantage of their strengths to expand production.

They also needed to find new paths and seize opportunities provided by the sustainable development trend around the world.

British Deputy Minister of Equality Baroness Thornton said Vietnam should be proud of the progress it has achieved in promoting and developing sustainable business models.

She stressed the importance of having a favourable policy environment and business support for social enterprises.-VNA