A project aiming to help enhance the capacity of Vietnam’s support industry to meet the requirements of the European market was launched at a workshop in Hanoi on November 5.

The project targets Vietnamese small-and-medium-size enterprises and will be implemented in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and several other provinces until June 2017 with a budget of nearly 413,000 EUR, of which the EU funds 371,000 EUR. It is part of the European Trade Policy and Investment Support Project (EU-MUTRAP).

Ho Le Nghia, Deputy Director of Industrial Policy and Strategy Institute, noted that the government has prioritised the development of the support industry with a view to ensuring provision for other domestic industrial sectors and playing a greater role in the global supply chain.

He said not only domestic enterprises but also European and international customers will benefit from the project.

According to Director of Supporting Industry Enterprise Development Centre Truong Thi Chi Binh, the programme entails a series of practical activities such as conducting research on local makers’ capacity; launching training courses on technical knowledge and quality-management skills; and supporting Vietnam’s businesses to attend relevant exhibitions overseas.-VNA