The Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) and the University of Copenhagen jointly organised a workshop entitled “Company-level competitiveness and technology in Vietnam : Evidence from a 2013 survey” in Hanoi on November 3.

The survey is part of the 2013-2014 “Research on the business sector” project funded by the Danish International Development Agency.

Addressing the workshop, CIEM deputy director Nguyen Thi Tue Anh highlighted the importance of including measures to increase businesses’ technological capabilities in long-term operational strategies.

On his part, Danish Deputy Ambassador to Vietnam Christian Brix Moller stated that the application of new technologies would help improve the quality of export products, thus enhancing businesses’ global competitiveness.

Participants pointed out the need to enhance cooperation with international partners on technology transfer, such as the Republic of Korea and Japan.

In the meantime, Japanese companies are transferring tuna catching and semi-processing technology to Vietnamese fishermen-VNA