HCMC – The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) has established the Business Cooperation Council in Response to Covid-19, a special mechanism that aims to help businesses overcome difficulties and restore business operations in a swift and effective manner.
Pham Tan Cong, chairman of VCCI and vice chairman of the prime minister’s Advisory Council for Administrative Procedures Reform, is the chairman of the Business Cooperation Council in Response to Covid-19.
The council is designed to bring together businesses and connect industry associations to join forces to respond to Covid, work together with the Government to cushion damage, maintain business operations, protect workers and strengthen the country’s fight against the pandemic.
Its key tasks include sharing response information, experiences and solutions of enterprises on emerging matters caused by the pandemic, proposing policies and solutions to competent central and local authorities in response to Covid and connecting and supporting businesses in response to the disease.
It will also provide support in terms of resources for the fight against the pandemic across the country and in the business community, and propose the commendation of outstanding enterprises in the Covid fight and in business performance.
The council is a cooperation mechanism between VCCI and governmental agencies, and domestic and international organizations, business associations and the business community in response to Covid. Businesses and business associations can consult and engage in council-led activities on a voluntary basis.
The council will also work with the national steering committee for Covid prevention and control and Government-led and local working groups to support business operations, especially production and supply chains in the food industry, commodity distribution and large export manufacturers.
This month, the council will launch a virtual workplace platform that will work around-the-clock to collect the reports of businesses about their difficulties as well as their recommendations to the Government. The platform will also help connect participating enterprises for experience sharing, mutual support and trade promotion, and provide them with consultancy.