This is a plan in the national census carried out by the General Statistics Office of Vietnam to evaluate the growth in quantity, size, and labor of economic establishments, thereby, using it as a basis to set out socio-economic development strategies in the coming time, meeting the management requirements of the Party, State, ministries, industries, and localities.
HCMC currently has more than 300,000 enterprises, accounting for one-third of the total number of enterprises across the country. To carry out this large-scale survey, from May last year, the central government and the city have conducted several preparations, including building plans, designing questionnaires, developing information processing software and preparing information infrastructure, recruiting and training staff for the census, and reviewing census units.
The 2021 economic census will take place nationwide, divided into two phases. Of which, Phase 1, starting from March to mid-May this year, will collect information on production and business establishments of the business sector and administrative, non-business, and association establishments. Phase 2 will be implemented from May 15 to the end of July 30 this year.