The program will preserve and promote traditional cultural values. Vietnam will adopt clean and high-tech agricultural models linked with tourism development, according to a decision signed by Standing Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh early this month. Under the decision, a rural tourism development program will be executed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development within the framework of a movement to build new rural areas in the 2021-2025 period. Local tourists enjoy farming activities in Quang Ninh Province. Photo: Yen Duc Travel Company Promoting rural tourism is one of the key tasks of the National Target Program on New Rural Development for 2021-2025, which focuses on changing farming and rural economy mindset, thereby contributing to supporting localities to realize new rural construction goals in a sustainable manner. According to the program, rural tourism will be built in a sustainable and inclusive manner with multiple values, … [Read more...] about Vietnam boosts agro-tourism model
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Seizing the opportunity laid out by its clean energy resources and phasing out coal could be key for Vietnam’s green growth path. Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has set a deadline for sectors to build plans for their sustainable development within the first quarter (Q1) of this year as part of efforts to materialize the country’s sustainable development. Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at COP26 in Glasgow, the UK in November 2021. Photo: VNA The PM demanded in Q2 a comprehensive program to implement Vietnam’s net-zero target that he pledged at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26) in November 2021. Accordingly, authorized agencies are tasked with eight issues, namely energy transition, reducing greenhouse gas emissions; lowering methane emissions; developing electric cars; planting forests to absorb carbon dioxide; building construction materials and urban development suitable for green and sustainable … [Read more...] about [Net-zero strategy] Which way is possible for Vietnam’s net zero journey?
In long term, transforming the higher education system will be key to boosting Vietnam’s productivity and helping achieve its goal of becoming a high-income country by 2045. Vietnam’s GDP growth is forecast to surge from an estimated 2.6% in 2021 to 7.5% in 2022, with backing from resilient manufacturing and a robust rebound in services. Overview of the event. Photo: Nguyen Tung Country Director for the World Bank in Vietnam Carolyn Turk revealed the figures at the launch of its bi-annual economic outlook for Vietnam titled “Taking Stock: Educate to Grow” today [August 8]. According to Turk, the global economy has been experiencing a series of very large and negative shocks, including ongoing Covid-19-related disruptions and supply shocks associated with the Russia-Ukraine conflict. In this context, Vietnam’s economy has shown “relative resilience and staged a strong rebound after last year’s Covid-19 induced slowdown,” Turk said. Vietnam’s economic … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s GDP growth set to expand by 7.5% in 2022: World Bank
Local companies could further improve their utilization rate of the trade agreement to gain a larger share of the EU market. The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement has been a driving force for Vietnam’s exports as local firms are now taking good advantage of the trade deal. Processing catfish for export at Cantho. Photo: Hung Thap Deputy Director of the Import-Export Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) Tran Thanh Hai gave the assessment at a conference on the EVFTA on August 8. In 2021, bilateral trade turnover between Vietnam and the EU rose by 14.5% year-on-year to US$57.01 billion, in which Vietnam exported goods and products worth $40.1 billion, or an increase of 14.2%; and imported $16.9 billion. “This helped the country maintain a trade surplus of over $23.2 billion last year,” Hai said. According to Hai, since the launch of the EVFTA on August 1, 2020, Vietnam’s exports to the EU rose by 15% to $83 billion. Over the past two … [Read more...] about EVFTA drives Vietnam’s exports forward
Many Vietnamese travel agencies have expressed their concerns over slumping revenue after the Czech Republic, Spain, and Germany refused to issue visas to holders of new Vietnamese passports. Nguyen Nguyet Van Khanh, deputy director of Vietravel's marketing department, stated that about 10-20 percent of the customers who book the firm’s tours to Europe are using the new passport form. Travelers often choose countries in the Schengen area, including France, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Italy, Khanh elaborated. If customers’ trip includes the Czech Republic, Spain, and Germany and their visas get rejected due to the new passport form, the travel agency needs to adjust the original itinerary, which can be troublesome. Tourists can either choose to exclude these nations from their journeys or travel to other European countries instead, such as Switzerland and France. Regarding tours that must include Germany, Vietravel will only offer them to customers who … [Read more...] about Travel agencies on tenterhooks as 3 European nations stop accepting Vietnam’s new passport
An overview of the conference (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - The steering committee for ASEAN dissemination at the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) held a conference in Hanoi on August 4 on the dissemination of information about the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on the occasion of the bloc’s 55th founding anniversary (August 8). In his opening remarks, Trieu Minh Long, Director of the MIC’s Department of International Cooperation, said that ASEAN was established on August 8, 1967, marking the first milestone in the process of formation and development of a regional organisation considered to be very effective and growing strongly. The conference was chaired by the MIC, in collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Industry and Trade, Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, to further improve understanding on, update the situation, development orientations, and opportunities from the ASEAN integration … [Read more...] about Vietnam intensifies communication on ASEAN on its 55th founding anniversary