Speaking at the opening of the Vietnam Communist Party Central Committee’s conference on May 16, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong raised the question "What will our country be in 2045?" The question of the top leader of Vietnam is one of many that need to be addressed at the upcoming XIII Congress, for which the Central Executive Committee is preparing. If the Party and the people's will unite, the problem can be solved no matter how difficult it is. In this regard, the will of the Party is taking shape. But what about the people? There are hundreds of ideas. VietNamNet would like to introduce an article by Dr. Dinh Duc Sinh about this matter. By 2045, the country's name will still be the Socialist Republic of Vietnam In 1945, the August Revolution gave birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. After 35 years, in 1980, the name of the country was changed to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam with the expectation of advancing rapidly, strongly and firmly … [Read more...] about What will Vietnam be in 2045?
Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh (R) and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong (C) at the conference on the EVFTA held in Ho Chi Minh City on August 21 (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Overcoming tariff barriers doesn’t mean Vietnamese good and services can easily enter the European Union (EU), but they still have to satisfy strict non-tariff requirements of what is one of the world’s most demanding markets, according to Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh. The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) was signed in Hanoi on June 30. Once taking effect, it will eliminate 99 percent of the import tariff lines between the two sides in 7-10 years. This is the highest commitment level Vietnam has received among the FTAs it has inked. Notably, many commodities will benefit from the zero-percent tariffs immediately after the deal becomes effective such as coffee, peppercorn, honey and aquatic products. At a conference … [Read more...] about Tariff removal doesn’t mean easy entrance into EU market: minister
Attending the event were Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh; VAVA President, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Rinh; Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics (GDP) of the Vietnam People's Army, Lieutenant General Le Hien Van; and representatives of departments and agencies, international friends, a large of war wounded and sick soldiers, and AO/Dioxin victims. Speaking at the event, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh praised the achievements of VAVA organizations at all levels over the past years, and sent best wishes to AO/Dioxin victims who have tried hard to overcome difficulties and challenges in life. Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh speaking at the event He also stressed that AO/Dioxin has left serious consequences; therefore, the whole community should join hands to help AO/Dioxin victims ease their pains and difficulties in life. Through the program, the Deputy Prime Minister called on domestic and … [Read more...] about Various efforts to support AO victims
The project is expected to unlock new market opportunities and increase income for the smallholder farmers, thus contributing to better food security, the IFC announced during an event to launch the project in Vietnam on June 22. The project, Farmer Advisory Component, is a component of IFC’s broader Vietnam Food Safety Programme, which was launched in July 2017 in partnership with the Slovak Republic, aiming to address food safety standards and practices in the country. The annual food consumption in the domestic market accounts for roughly 15 percent of Vietnam’s GDP, with an average annual growth rate of approximately 18 percent. But, inadequate safety standards can inhibit the sector’s growth potential, jeopardising consumer health and reducing market opportunities for local food producers in the modern food value chain. “Implementing internationally accepted food safety practices and systems is essential for the sustainable growth of … [Read more...] about Smallholder farmers to get support to improve food safety
Deputies debate over the Government’s preferred investor for the Long Thành Airport project at Tuesday morning session of the NA.— VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Heated debate broke out in the National Assembly yesterday over the Government’s preferred investor for the Long Thành Airport project, as the firm will have to borrow billions of dollars to be capable of building the airport. The Tuesday morning session of the NA revolved around preparations for the first stage of the Long Thành International Airport, which needs an estimated US$4.8 billion of investment and will be voted on by deputies on November 26. The Government opted to do without official development assistance (ODA) loans to carry out the project, and proposed the State-controlled Airports Corporation of Việt Nam (ACV) be the sole investor. Bac Giang Province deputy chairwoman Hoàng Thị Hoa agreed with the Government’s decision to not borrow ODA loans … [Read more...] about Deputies question Long Thành Airport investor choice