HCMC to launch economic census next month
HCMC – The HCMC government will carry out a general economic survey of economic institutions and administrative units citywide starting from mid-March.
The census will collect data on the number and qualification of laborers, trading-production results, levels of information technology application, as well as structure and allocation of facilities and workforce.
The municipal authorities will survey business establishments within 75 days starting mid-March, administrative units within two months from early April, and individual and religious groups within one month from early July.
The objectives are to build up a database for calculating the city’s total products in 2016, and evaluating the development of enterprises and administrative units in recent years.
The survey units are divided into four groups, namely business, administrative, individual and religious establishments.
The city authorities said the survey is complicated and wide in scope, as the number of the city’s trading facilities is huge, accounting for over 30% of the total in the country.
The study excludes individual facilities in agriculture, forestry and fisheries, whose information was already collected in a 2016 rural and agricultural survey. Vietnam-based diplomatic missions, embassies, foreign consulates and international organizations are also in the list.
The preliminary results are expected to be made public in December 2017 while official data will be released in the third quarter next year, said the statistics office of HCMC.