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The National startup day for students 2020 kicked off


 On November 23, in Ho Chi Minh City, Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) held the opening ceremony of the National startup day for students 2020 and kick off the competition " Vocational education student's start up idea - Startup Kite”. Attending the ceremony were Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam; Minister of Science and Technology Huynh Thanh Dat; Deputy Minister of MOLISA Le Tan Dung; President of Ho Chi Minh city's People Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong, Leaders of Directorate of Vocational Education, representatives from the departments, sectors, localities, businesses and more than 2,000 vocational students.

In his opening remarks, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam spoke highly of efforts made by the Ministry of Labour-Invalids and Social Affairs and HCM City to create a helpful “playing ground” for students.
To make Vietnam a “dragon” of Asia, students should take the lead in doing something new that no one has done, and make new startup ideas.
Sharing the same view, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong said that startup models and support activities in the city are more diverse in different aspects of the socio-economic life.
Deputy Minister Le Tan Dung said that implementing the direction of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs has cooperated with the Ministries, Sectors, businesses and localities  in organizing implementation of the Scheme of Building and deploying the Master Plan of the period of 2025 and annually plan in order to implement the duties and solutions for support vocational students start ups, detailing guidline for the vocational education institutions on the deployment and annual/ periodic review the result of implementing the Scheme. 
According to Deputy Minister Le Tan Dung, 2020 is the first time the competition "Startup Kite" has been held, in order to realize "National startup day" for Vocational education students annually. This activity has been implemented from the grassroot level and received the response from thousands ideas of students. As well as, enhancing the connect with businesses and mobilizing the capital support the student's startup project.
Through start-up support policies, HCM City now has a safe, open and effective investment environment with 440,000 enterprises, accounting for 32% of the country’s total number.
To carry out a project to support students in starting business until 2025, the city’s high schools, vocational schools, colleges and universities add training programmes on startups.
The city has also organised many workshops on startup and job fairs, and worked to better the startup ecosystem.