In the morning of October 5th, 2020, the General Statistics Office held a training on pilot survey of the 2021 Economic Census at four provinces and cities directly under the Central Government, namely Hanoi, Hai Phong, Phu Yen and Tien Giang. Ms. Nguyen Thi Huong, Director General of GSO attended and directed the training course at Hanoi Statistical Office.

The 2021 Economic Census is an important census of the Statistics sector, which has been directed by the Prime Minister to implement under Decision No. 307/QD-TTg dated on February 27th, 2020. The 2021 Economic Census is conducted nationally to collect basic information about production units, business units, non-business activities, the Party, unions, associations, branches and representative offices of enterprises, foreign non-governmental organizations in Vietnam, non-agricultural, forestry and fishery individual business establishments, and religious and belief establishments in order to comprehensively assess the current socio-economic situation and development trends of the country, serving as a basis for evaluating the situation, making plans and policies on socio-economic development of the Party and State.

To be well-prepared for the Census, the General Statistics Office issued Decision No. 1245/QD-TCTK dated on August 5th, 2020 on pilot survey of  the 2021 Economic Census for Hanoi, Hai Phong, Phu Yen and Tien Giang.

Speeching in the training session in Hanoi, Ms. Nguyen Thi Huong, Director General of GSO emphasized that this Census is difficult, complicated and has many changes compared to the previous Census, so enumerators participating in the pilot survey should focus on the following main tasks:

Firstly, the Delegalion and Provincial Statistics Office follow closely the instructions and regulations in the guidance, assign specific tasks to each group in charge of according to the type of investigation units to collect information at establishments. In this regard, giving out suggestions and recommendations to standardize the processes, questionnaires, software… so that the Central Steering Committee implement the Census with the best conditions;

Secondly, the enumerators in the Delegalion carefully exchanged the professional contents, clarifying units and objects for each field so that enumerators could determine to collect right information;

Thirdly, the enumerators being in charge of information technology specifically guide the steps in information flow management, classification, monitoring, control and application software in information collection;

Fourthly, the enumerators carefully studied the documents, identified the investigating units and objects, instructed the investigating units to provide information via Webform in accordance with the requested contentand record daily all problems arising in the process of collecting information at establishments in the form “Diary of information collection at establishments” as regulated;

Fifthly, the Delegalion and Provincial Statistics Office complete all required contents of the pilot plan and timely report the results to the General Statistics Office.