On Thursday morning, Vietnam State Bank coordinated with Haiphong people’s committee to hold the banks- businesses connection conference in Haiphong to support needy customers affected by covid-19 pandemic. Vice chairman of Haiphong people’s committee Nguyen Van Thanh, leader of the state bank, representatives of sectors and departments attended the event.

The covid-19 pandemic has affected all sided fields  of society and economy as well as living conditions of the people. Implementing the direction of the government, the Prime Minister, the state bank has grasped the situation and directed credit organizations to take measures to support borrowers. They have issued decree No.01/2020 on restructuring debt paying limits, exempt or reduce interest rates and fees, support clients affected by covid-19 pandemic, directive No.02 on urgent measures , reduce deposit rate cap and loan interest rates.

Addressing the conference, vice chairman Nguyen Van Thanh spoke highly of the achieved results via the banks-businesses connection program. He asked the state bank and banking system in the coming time to give incentives to facilitate enterprises in approaching capital, create favorable conditions for small and medium sized enterprises and start-up enterprises. Active solutions need to be deployed so that banks can develop safely and healthily, meet the city’s social economic development requirements. Propagations, talks and dialogues need to be held regularly. He demanded departments and sectors to find out measures to remove difficulties for enterprises, maintain hotlines to receive petitions and grasps enterprises’ problems./.