JICA and Ministry of Planning and Investment successfully complete program to enhance Vietnam’s SMEs

On December 12 in Hanoi, the closing ceremony of the "SME Promotion and Industrial Development Project" Technical Cooperation was held by the Agency for Enterprises Development (Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

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Panelists at the closing ceremony are Vietnamese representatives from relevant ministries and departments, international donors, the SMEs who received training support from the program.

The event was attended by Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam Tran Duy Dong, Deputy Ambassador of Japan to Vietnam Watanabe Shige, and over 230 representatives from relevant ministries and departments, international donors, the SMEs who received training support of the Technical Cooperation for the “SME Promotion and Industrial Development Project”.

The project has been implemented for three years (2020-2023) to support and strengthen the capacity of Vietnamese consultants in developing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and supporting industries’ SMEs in joining the global value chain.

Over 1,100 participants took part in the training programs for Consultants with topics of New businesses and Start-ups, Pre Shindanshi – SMEs Management Consultants System.

By implementing the Japanese model with support from SME Support Japan (SMRJ), the project in Vietnam carried out the On-the-job training (OJT) for 35 selected SMEs among 250 manufacturing companies in Vietnam.

Another achievement of the program is the creative leaders (INNOLEAD) training, which provides the necessary skills for organizational management towards innovation for over 300 leaders from SMEs across Vietnam.

Zoey Nguyễn