The Vietnam Bank for Social Policies has begun accepting applications from businesses for interest-free loans to fund furlough and salary payments, its deputy director, Bui Van Son, said.
To survive in the Covid-19 pandemic, the Vietnam Railways Corporation (VNR) has applied for a non-interest loan package worth VND800 billion (nearly $35 million), according to Vu Anh Minh, VNR Chairman.
In the first quarter of 2021, the number of businesses withdrawing from the market was higher than the number of newly established ones. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect production and business activities in Vietnam.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has asked Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc for urgent support for tourism businesses impacted by the second wave of COVID-19.
A national conference between the Prime Minister and enterprises is to be organised soon to identify ways to address the difficulties facing businesses and facilitating their operations amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired a national teleconference between the Government and localities on April 10 to discuss solutions for tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.