THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No.136/2007/QD-TTg
Hanoi, August 20, 2007
DECISION
APPROVING THE NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL EXTENSION PROGRAM UP TO 2012
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government dated December 25, 2001;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 134/2004/ND-CP dated June 9, 2004 on encouraging rural industrial development;
At the proposal of the Ministry of Industry and Trade,
DECIDES:
Article 1. To approve the national industrial extension program up to 2012 with the following principal contents:
I. OBJECTIVE OF THE PROGRAM
1. To mobilize domestic and foreign resources for investment in industrial production and industrial extension services in rural areas, contributing to promotion of economic-labor restructuring towards industrialization, hunger elimination, poverty reduction and development ofsocio-cultural life in rural areas.
2. To develop rural industries at a growth rate not lower than the national average growth rate. By 2010, the share of rural industries in the total industrial production value will reach 28-30%; the export turnover of cottage-industry products will reach around US$ 1 billion; and the ratio of agricultural, forestry and fishery product processing industries will incrementally increase.
II. SCOPE AND SUBJECTS OF THE PROGRAM
1. Scope
The program covers industrial extension activities specified in Article 3 of the Government's Decree No. 134/2004/ND-CP dated June 9, 2004, which are managed and organized by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and People’s Committees of provinces and centrally run cities (below referred to as provinces) in support of rural industrial development inlines and trades specified in Article 6 of the Government's Decree No. 134/2004/ND-CP dated June 9, 2004.
2. Subjects
a) Organizations and individuals directly investing in industrial production in rural districts, towns, townships and communes (referred to as rural industrial establishments), including small- and
medium-sized enterprises set up and operating under the Enterprise Law, cooperatives set up and operating under the Cooperative Law, and individual business households under the Government's Decree No. 88/2006/ND-CP dated August 29, 2006, on business registration;
b) Industrial extension service organizations, including industrial extension centers, scientific and technological training and research institutions and enterprises engaged in consultancy, training, technology transfer, information supply, trade promotion and other activities related to rural industrial production.
III. CONTENTS OF THE PROGRAM
1. The program on trade training, handing down and development
a) Compiling curricula, textbooks and documents and organizing on-spot trade-training and handing-down courses of under one year in association with rural industrial establishments so as to create jobs and improve skills for rural laborers;
b) Training skilled craftsmen and artisans to form a contingent of trainers for the program on training, handing down and developing rural trades.
2. The program on raising managerial capacity
a) Compiling curricula, textbooks, and documents on start-up and administration of rural industrial enterprises with contents suitable to practical needs and trainees;
b) Training cadres of industrial extension service organizations to be capable of participating in the program's consultancy and training activities (training trainers);
c) Organizing training courses on start-up and administration of rural enterprises;
d) Organizing workshops to introduce managerial, production and business experience, sciences and new technologies, and other themes related to industrial production for rural industrial establishments;
e) Organizing and supporting rural industrial establishments to participate in training courses and workshops, local and overseas study tours and field surveys to learn production and business experience;
f) Providing consultancy and support for the formulation of production and business projects and plans for setting up enterprises, and for newly set up enterprises.
3. The program in support of building of technical demonstration models and transfer of technologies and scientific and technical advances
a) Investigating, surveying, and making a list of demonstration models of new techniques, technologies and products which need to be popularized and widely applied, and a list of technologies and scientific and technical advances requiring transfer support;
b) Supporting the building of demonstration models of cottage-industry production for encouraging the modernization of traditional technologies;
c) Supporting the building of demonstration models of repair and manufacture of mechanical machines and farming tools in service of agriculture, forestry, fishery, consumer engineering; and processing of agricultural, forestry and fishery products;
d) Supporting the building of raw-material processing models, especially small-scale ones, in scattered raw-material zones to supply raw materials for processing and cottage-industry establishments;
e) Supporting the transfer and application of modern machinery and equipment and advanced technologies to the stages of industrial and cottage-industry production and environmental pollution treatment.
4. The program on development of typical rural industrial products
a) Formulating a set of quality standards of rural industrial products imbued with traditional cultural identity, meeting the taste of local and foreign consumers;
b) Elaborating and promulgating systems of regulations on selection of typical rural industrial products which are conformable with corresponding standards at five levels: communal, district, provincial, regional and national;
 
c) Annually organizing the selection of, and grant of certificates for, typical rural industrial products at communal, district, provincial, regional and national levels;
d) Supporting rural industrial establishments with typical products to expand production and markets and renovate technologies, designs and packing in order to create higher-grade products;
e) Organizing fairs and exhibitions of typical rural industrial products; developing and registering trade marks and carrying out trade promotion activities.
5. The program on development of consultancy and information supply activities
a) Supporting industrial extension consultancy activities in the formulation of investment projects; marketing; management of production, finance, accountancy and human resources; designing of packages; land; and application of new technologies and equipment related to rural industrial production;
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