2017 – A special year for VN

Illustration photo PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that so far the Vietnamese economy has developed vigorously in almost all fields. All 13 economic preset goals were fulfilled, contributing to developing the exciting business and investment environment and consolidating people’s confidence. Noticeably, GDP growth pace hit 6.7%, the highest rate over the last ten years. Macro-economic performance was stabilized. Inflation rate was put under control; export surged sharply; industrial production recovered remarkably. The number of newly-founded businesses was projected at 120,000 with a total value of newly-registered and additional capital of over VND 3 trillion. Meanwhile, 25,000 businesses resumed operation.The FDI sector made significant contribution to…... [read more]

At the same time, domestic fuel price in 2017 rose 15.49% compared to 2016, contributing 0.64% in CPI increase in the whole year. The price of construction materials was up 5.23% due to increases in the prices of sand and steel.Rising prices of essential goods in the world market also pushed the import price index up by 2.57% and export price index up by 2.93%; the Producer Price Index (PPI) expanded by 2.82%, she noted.Thuy underscored that a record number of 16 storms were seen in 2017, which pushed up the price of food and foodstuff in affected localities, especially…... [read more]

Published in both Vietnamese and English in 388 pages, the edition showcases Vietnam’s active role and responsibility toward this highest forum on economic co-operation in the Asia-Pacific.In addition, they will illuminate the benefits of APEC for each and every member economy, featuring Vietnam and the effective contribution of APEC enterprises in Vietnam, highlighting APEC’s commitment to sustainable development and mutual benefits.Last but not least, the publication also focuses on investment opportunities for APEC investors in Vietnam, with elevated prospects for local businesses to enter the broader Asia-Pacific region.With permission from state management agencies, the publication will be distributed at important…... [read more]

Sap dancing Let’s profit from heritage sites Last year, Lao Cai welcomed more than two million tourists including more than 700,000 foreign visitors and recorded nearly VND5,000 trillion in revenue. Strong tourism development contributed significantly to pushing up sales of goods and services while improving local socioeconomic structure. The province successfully developed a variety of original tourism products based on local cultural, historical and natural characteristics. Some of the most prominent products are tours to Sa Pa and Bac Ha, ecotours and adventure tours to Fansipan, tours to hamlets, grottoes and waterfalls, and religious tours. Community tourism has been developed…... [read more]

Photo: VNA Vietnamese Ambassador to the U.S. Pham Quang Vinh made the remarks at a special discussion within the framework of the annual meeting of the US’s National Centre for APEC (NCAPEC).Viet Nam is working on the summit’s theme which will concentrate on how to create a new impetus for APEC economies in the context of global economic slowdown.In that spirit, the country has exchanged with other APEC members about such issues as regional economic connectivity, sustainable growth, start-ups, global value chain, business competitiveness, food security and sustainable agriculture adaptable to climate change.He spoke highly of the NCAPEC’s role to the development and…... [read more]

The information was released at a press conference briefing activities of Viet Nam’s businesses in APEC 2017 and the outcomes of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Meeting 1, organized by the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) on March 21.The VCCI is assigned to host events and activities related to business including the APEC Startup Forum on the sidelines of the APEC Small and Medium Enterprises Ministerial Meeting on September 13 and ABAC meeting from November 4-7.Other key events will also be held such as the fourth meeting of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) between November 4 and 7, the APEC CEO Summit between November 8…... [read more]

On 13 – 15 September 2017 at Hanoi International Center For Exhibition (I.C.E., Hanoi), "NEV” NEPCON Vietnam 2017 continually improved standard and quality of Vietnam’s industries by upgrading electronics manufacturing with a variety of technologies and machinery from 200 brands from 20 countries and 6 international pavilions, in order to satisfy over 7,653 Vietnamese and international investors from many sectors. The grand co-location of NEPCON Vietnam 2017, Industrial Components & Subcontracting Vietnam 2017 and The 7th Vietnam-Japan Supporting Industries Exhibition had the mutual mission to offer the comprehensive business platform to ride this momentum in promoting industrial growth through the…... [read more]

Hung, who is also Deputy Foreign Minister, said in a meeting withSudan President Omar Al-Bashir that “ Vietnam treasures relations withSudan and is working to promote relations with both parts of thecountry”. He made the statement after confirmingthe Vietnamese Government’s respect for Sudan ’s political roadmapand its people’s will for the independence of the southern region. In reply, Sudan President Al-Bashir said he would instruct relevantagencies to consider Vietnam ’s initiatives on bilateral relations,especially in trade, agriculture, oil and gas industry andtelecommunications. In Juba, the capital of SouthSudan, Hung met with First Vice President Salva Kiir Mayardit, who isalso President…... [read more]

The grand co-location of “NEV” NEPCON Vietnam 2017, Industrial Components & Subcontracting Vietnam 2017 and the 7th Vietnam-Japan Supporting Industries Exhibition had the mutual mission to offer the comprehensive business platform to ride this momentum in promoting industrial growth through the organization of technology platform with business matching opportunities and knowledge-enriching conference. The significantly increased number of visitors at 7,653 and 255 group visits came from 25 countries. The successful business match making program matched 440 Key Buyers, presenting the interest in electronics manufacturing industry.As every year, “Hand Soldering Competition by IPC” continually recognized the best skills in hand soldering…... [read more]

The diplomacy has been deployed in all pillars of politics, economy, culture, national defense, and overseas Vietnamese work.This year’s diplomatic achievements are the continuation of the success gained after Việt Nam fulfilled the non-permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council last year that significantly heightens the country’s position and prestige on the international arena. State President Nguyễn Minh Triết (2nd from left) holds talks with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the 65th Conference of the UN General Assembly, New York, US, September 2010 – Photo: Nguyễn Khang State President Nguyễn Minh Triết’s speech at the…... [read more]