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Supporting industry firms to get interest rate subsidy

Companies in the supporting industry will get an interest rate subsidy from next year in an effort to promote the development of the part-supply industry, said Pham Tuan Anh, Deputy Director of the Industry Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Anh said that the ministry was cooperating with relevant ministries and agencies to complete the policy for companies in the supporting industry in 2021.

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, most companies in the supporting industry encountered difficulties.

“The difficult time, however, is a significant opportunity for enterprises to find a new direction and to improve their competitiveness,” Anh said.

The Vietnamese Government recently issued Resolution No 115 on solutions to promote the development of the supporting industry. One of the solutions was providing interest rate subsidies for enterprises in this sector.

The subsidy was supported by the Government through refinancing to commercial banks, which would be sourced from medium-term public investment. The support would be equal to the difference between the commercial loan interest rate and the State’s preferential investment credit loan interest rate but not exceeding 5 percent.

“This is a bold policy which will provide significant support to enterprises,” he said.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade was cooperating with the State Bank of Vietnam and the Ministry of Finance to detail the interest rate subsidy policy. The draft was expected to be submitted to the Government for consideration and issuance in January next year.

Anh also urged companies in the supporting industry to be proactive in enhancing their production and management capacity to meet requirements of global manufacturers, which would be important, together with the Government’s support policies, to enable Vietnamese firms to participate deeply in the global value chains.

On October 30, the Ministry of Industry and Trade issued an action plan to implement the Government’s Resolution No 115/NQ-CP dated in August about solutions to promote the supporting industry.

VNA

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