|Nowadays, there are more than 1,300 logistics enterprises in Vietnam. Logistics services have the scale of USD 20 to 22 billion per year which accounting for 20,9 percent of GDP of the country.
Attendance at the deployment conference “ Action plan to improve the ability of competitive and develop Vietnam’s logistics services till 2025”, this afternoon ( 6/3), according to Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade- Tran Quoc Khanh, it’s necessary to has a framework to help People’s Committee formulate policies to support and develop logistics services. The enterprises also need to change in logistics services, if enterprises complete the tasks are set out in the plan, the enterprises still keep the habit “ Oh, please! Let us do this, do not outsourcing” then our services are not developing.
Mr. Le Duy Hiep- Chairman of Vietnam Logistics Business Assocation.
At the conference, Chairman of Vietnam Logistics Business Association- Mr. Le Duy Hiep shared, in the late 1960s- 1970s, logistics services of our country has gone through the initial steps with the name of forwarder and warehouse but only in shipping. But today, logistics is expected to play an important role in the economy.
According in recent statistics of Vietnam Logistics Business Association, there are more than 1,300 logistics enterprises are operating in country, including foreign- invested enterprises. Logistics services in Vietnam have the scale of USD 20 to 22 billion per year which accounting for 40 to 60 percent of GDP of the country. If only count the most important part in logistics is transport which accounting for 40 to 60 percent of the cost, it is also a huge market.
However, the statistics also showed that the community of logistics enterprises in Vietnam accounting for more than 80 percent of total logistics enterprises in Vietnam, but only undertaken some part in the small supply chain in Vietnam such as forwarding services, warehousing, customs clearance, bulk consolidation and market shares in port… Meanwhile, in some larger activities with international transport are due to companies, multinational corporations reponsible.
In the other hand, foreign logistics enterprises occupy up to 80 percent of the market sharre, while they only have about 25 enpeterprises are operating, more than 1,200 domestic logistics enterprises in Vietnam hold the rest.
However, Mr. Le Duy Hiep said we have to rectify with the media of logistics indutry in Vietnam. Actually, it’s not the turnover of foreign logistics enterprises are accounting for more than 80 percent as people say. If we count other services that are worked in Vietnam such as port operations, Inland transportation, warehousing,etc…, we are now occupy big turnover. It’s clearly to see that international shipping, international air transport and other services outside of Vietnam are limiting, because we lack of common worldwide system. Since there are many global enterprises established over 100 years, they have the better starting point than us.
In order for Vietnam’s enterprises to gain the market share, Mr. Hiep said the enterprises should be brave to invest in infrastructure, hardware as well as software. Beside, it’s necessary to have a National Committee to coordinate logistics activities. Specifically, the National Trade Facilitation Committee ( Committee of country) should have some addition of management and coordination logistics functions.
Nowadays, the Logistics Performance Index (LPI) ranked by the World’s Bank, Vietnam ranks 64/160 and 4th in ASEAN ( after Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand). With an annual growth rate of 16 to 20 percent, this is one of the most growth service industries in Vietnam in recent years.
Decision No. 200/ QD- TTg dated 14th, February 2017 by the Prime Minister approving the acton plan of improve the ability of competitive and develop logistics services in Vietnam by 2025 confirms that logistics is a important service in overall structure of the national economy, plays the role of supporting, connecting and promoting to develop the socio- economic of the country as well as each locality, contributes to improve the ability of competitive of the economy.
The launch of the Decision No. 200 is a great motivation for logistics enterprises in Vietnam, Since this is the first decision has been issued with a specific route with 60 tasks assigned to agencies, departments and localities to carry out clearly and have time to finish.
Government also said that the development of logistics services become a service that bring to us high added value, connect logistics services with the development of goods production, import/export and domestic trade, infrastructure development transportation and information technology.
Vietnam will develop logistics services in an effective way, provide more opportunities for enterprises of all economic sectors, encourage domestic and foreign investment attraction in accordance with Vietnamese law and all the international treaty which Vietnam is a member.
Therefore, in the action plan of the ability of competitive and the development of logistics services in Vietnam by 2025, Government sets the target to 2025, the density of logistics services contribution to GDP reachs 8 to 10 percent, the growth rate of service reachs 15 to 20 percent, the logistics outsourcing rate reach 50 to 60 percent, the cost of logistics reduce to 16 to 20 percent of GDP, the rank of the Logistics Performance Index (LPI) reachs above 50th ( maybe 40 to 45).
In order to facilitate all the target had been set out, in the future, it’s necessary to improve the policies, promote the invesment in the logistics infrastructure, intensify cooporation with foreign partners to expand logistics infracstructure connections. Investing to expand logistics infracstructure in order to connect Vietnam’s port to neighbouring countries.
According to the plan, there are 6 main groups of task including: the improvement of policies, the law of logistics services, the improvement of logistics infracstructure, the improvement of the enterprises capacity and service quality, the development of logistics service market. Training, raising awareness and quality of human resources and other tasks.
The expense for carrying out this action plan will be mobilized from other sources such as state capital budget, enterprises capital, loans from the credit institutions, international donates and other lawfully mobilized capital sources as provided for by law
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 01:18|