Vietnamese logistics firms must work to improve their competitiveness, said Minister of Industry and Trade Trần Tuấn Anh at the Việt Nam Logistics Forum 2017 in Hà Nội on Friday.
In his speech, Anh noted that logistics should be considered an “infrastructure service sector”, adding that the domestic industry is facing difficulties including loose co-ordination among relevant sectors, weak transport and IT infrastructure, and a shortage of qualified human resources.
He asked participants at the forum to propose solutions to help the sector develop in a sustainable manner, thus contributing to renovating the growth model and restructuring the national economy. Anh urged ministries, sectors and localities to co-operate. He said they should focus on building and upgrading the transport and IT infrastructure network and logistics centres in connection with key economic areas, other countries in the region and the larger world. Ministries and sectors were required to look for ways to improve the quality of human resources to meet the requirements of the logistics sector in the context of international economic integration.