THE GOVERNMENT SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAMIndependence - Freedom - Happiness No. 23/NQ-CP Ha Noi, April 08, 2018 RESOLUTION THE GOVERNMENT’S REGULAR MEETING – MARCH 2018 THE GOVERNMENT Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government dated June 19, 2015; Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 138/2016/ND-CP dated October 01, 2016 promulgating the working regulation of the Government; Based on the discussion of the Cabinet members and the conclusion of the Prime Minister at the Government’s regular meeting in March 2018, held on April 02, 2018 DECIDES 1. On the socio-economic situation in March and the first quarter of 2018, the implementation of Resolution No. 01/NQ-CP on major tasks and solutions to guiding the implementation of the socio-economic development plan and State budget plan in 2018. The Government unanimously agreed: The socio-economic situation in March and the first quarter of 2018 continued to maintain positive … [Read more...] about The Government’s regular meeting in March 2018
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Companies in Vietnam have experienced fierce competition over the last few years, both qualitative and quantitative. Many have been forced to close down while others are still in business but struggling to move forward. The question is how to make a brand not only sustainable but also grow in value in the context of fierce global competition and rapid digitalization. There are many approaches to answering this question. Here I note the three key driving forces for brands: digital transformation, globalization, and brand leadership. In my observation, these forces help grow a company’s brand value if implemented successfully. Customer-centric digital transformation Unlike in the past, customers now have many brand choices for a particular product in Vietnam. Let’s take bakery goods for example. Customers would have previously mentioned Kinh Do in the south or Hai Ha in the north, but today they may name a long list of bakery brands: Top Cake, Tous Les Jours, ABC, … [Read more...] about How best to maintain brand value?
Phùng Xuân Nhạ, Minister of Education and Training, speaks to the newspaper Kinh tế & Đô thị (Economic and Urban Affairs) about the goals of his ministry for 2017. As the commander-in-chief of the education sector, would you please share with us some of the major shortcomings in the education system over the past year? In 2016 the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) did its best to develop good and workable policies and guidelines. But in reality, some of them were not as good as expected. They were not feasible and were hard for the teaching and management staff to implement. The other weaknesses that I have to mention were in the staff demand forecast, training and planning of teachers and management staff to meet actual needs. Last but not least, the investment resources were much lower than the actual demands, particularly in infrastructure development. What about the quality of the education in 2016? I have to admit that the educational quality was not as good as … [Read more...] about Needed for 2017: more practice, less theory
Foreign ministers at the ASEAN-Japan Ministerial Meeting as part of the 49th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and related meetings (Photo: VNA) Vientiane (VNA) – The 49th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting issued a Joint communiqué in Vientiane on July 24. The following is the full text of the joint communiqué. “JOINT COMMUNIQUÉ OF THE 49th ASEAN FOREIGN MINISTERS’ MEETING VIENTIANE, 24 JULY 2016 ‘TURNING VISION INTO REALITY FOR A DYNAMIC ASEAN COMMUNITY’ We, the Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), met on 24 July 2016 at the 49th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) in Vientiane, Lao PDR, under the theme “Turning Vision into Reality for a Dynamic ASEAN Community”. His Excellency Saleumxay Kommasith, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR, chaired the Meeting. ASEAN COMMUNITY BUILDING ASEAN Community Vision 2025 1. With the formal establishment of the ASEAN Community … [Read more...] about Joint Communiqué of the 49th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
The Vietnamese government and people will try their best to bring the friendship and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnameseagencies and localities and China's Guangdong province to a new level of development. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the affirmation while meeting with the Secretary of the Guangdong Provincial Party Committee, Wang Yang, and the province's Governor, Huang Huahua, during his visit to Guangdong province from April 18-19 after attending the Bo'ao Forum for Asia in Hainan province. The Vietnamese government leader praised Guangdong's achievements during its renewal process, especially maintaining a relatively high economic growth despite the on-going global financial crisis. He rejoiced at the signing of cooperative agreements between Guangdong province and Vietnam's Ministries of Industry and Trade, and Planning and Investment. Dung said he advocates strengthening the friendship and cooperation between Guangdong and Ho Chi Minh City, considering it one of … [Read more...] about PM Nguyen Tan Dung meets Guangdong leaders