THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 17/2002/CT-TTg
Hanoi, August 02, 2002
 
DIRECTIVE
ON FURTHER STEPPING UP THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LAW ON ENTERPRISES
Over the past more than two years, the ministries, ministerial-level agencies, agencies attached to the Government and the People’s Committees of all levels have made great efforts to implement the Government’s and the Prime Minister’s direction on the implementation of the Law on Enterprises. The Law on Enterprises has created a big change in economic thinking renovation and administrative reform; created a new motive force, liberated the productive forces and mobilized the internal strengths; contributed to boosting the economic growth, hunger elimination and poverty alleviation, and improvement of people’s life, thus getting the sympathy and support of people at home and high appreciation from the international community.
However, the practical implementation of the Law on Enterprises over the past two years showed that many aspects have not yet seen positive changes, thus limiting the effectiveness and impact of the Law on Enterprises. A number of necessary documents guiding the implementation thereof have been slow to be promulgated; the promulgated documents have contents unsuitable or even contrary to the provisions of the Law on Enterprises; the awareness as well as the organization and direction of implementation of the Enterprise Law of several ministries, branches and localities are still passive, incomplete and inconsistent.
A number of enterprises and enterprise managers have not yet been fully aware of the necessity to strictly observe the Law on Enterprises, shown signs of intentionally violating the provisions thereof; have not yet considered the strict observance of the Enterprise Law a tool to protect their legitimate rights and interests; and their sense of observing the regulations on enterprises obligations is generally not so high.