A view of Hai Duong city, the capital of Hai Duong province. (Photo: haiduongdost.gov.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – The northern province of Hai Duong has made drastic efforts to accelerate international integration in recent years. From 2014 – 2018, the Red River Delta province attracted 180 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects, worth a total of more than 1.3 billion USD. Most of the province’s districts have at least an industrial park or cluster that gathers a large number of manufacturers. A majority of FDI firms are located in Hai Duong city, Chi Linh and Kinh Mon districts. The province has also restored and maintained operation of 35 craft villages to create jobs for the locals. Hai Duong has posted annual export growth over the last six years. From 2013 – 2018, the province’s export revenue totalled 28.3 billion USD, representing an average growth of 15.3 percent annually, while imports grew at an average pace of 16.5 percent per year to total 25.6 … [Read more...] about Hai Duong strives to foster international integration
At the workshop This was put forth by experts and policymakers at the workshop themed “Vietnam legislation – ready for integration?” organised by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in Hanoi recently. The delegations at the conference provided an update on the current situation and offered their opinions about the regulatory system. The conference is organised to evaluate Vietnam's new position attained through its active participation in international trade agreements which necessitate the reviewing and amendment of many legal documents. This requires the quality of legal documents to be improved to make sure newly issued documents will not have to be amended after they are found unfeasible or contradictory to other documents. It will also have to be made sure that they do not create new legal barriers for businesses, or negatively affect economic development. TheLaw on Promulgation of Legislative Documents provides clear regulations on … [Read more...] about Vietnam legislation: ready for integration?
Enhancing VN’s position in process of international integration on social security At the 35th Board Meeting of the ASSA (ASSA 35) in Khanh Hoa province’s Nha Trang city nearly a year ago, the ASSA members unanimously elected the VSS as the ASSA Chair for the 2018-2019 term. In this new position, the VSS has proactively proposed the adoption of an ASSA Action Plan. This is the first time since its inception in 1998 that the ASSA has agreed to develop and implement a specific action plan to make its cooperation activities more extensive and substantial, commensurate with the potential and strength of ASSA member organizations. Implementing the aforementioned Nha Trang Joint Statement and ASSA Action Plan, during its ASSA chairmanship tenure, the VSS has chaired and coordinated the implementation of a number of specific activities with practical significance. Particularly, the VSS successfully organized an international seminar in Viet Nam under the theme “Good … [Read more...] about Enhancing VN’s position in process of international integration on social security
Nation New rules needed to protect territorial integrity The Saigon Times Daily Sunday, Oct 20, 2019,16:52 (GMT+7) New rules needed to protect territorial integrityThe Saigon Times Daily The issue emerges, strikingly, when multiple violations have been recorded lately over the dissemination of China’s illegal territorial claim in the East Sea violating Vietnam’s sovereignty via the so-called “nine-dash” line. Only one out of several violators was punished last week, which shows the inconsistency among law enforcement agencies in protecting the rule of law, and which evokes the need to issue new rules to get tough on violators on one hand and to promote the country’s territorial integrity on the other. Simply put, the nine-dash line was conceived by China without historical and legal grounds and vehemently rejected by the international community, especially an international tribunal that years ago … [Read more...] about New rules needed to protect territorial integrity
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc delivers speech at the opening ceremony of the 8th Working Session of the 14th National Assembly in Ha Noi on October 21, 2019. Photo: VGP >>> Infographics: Legislature opens 8th session, plans to ratify new VN-Cambodia Border Treaty The Government chief reiterated the above consistent policy of the Party and State of Viet Nam amid recent complicated developments in the East Sea, including activities seriously infringing upon Viet Nam’s waters. At the same time, Viet Nam has been keen on ensuring a peaceful and stable environment for national development course, PM Phuc emphasized. He affirmed that Viet Nam will continue a string of consistent and resolute measures in line with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to protect national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity. The righteous policy, position and efforts of our Party and State have been … [Read more...] about For territorial integrity, Viet Nam never makes concessions, PM affirms