There should be special mechanisms for economic ties between the two countries. The governments of Vietnam and Laos are closely working on the construction of the Hanoi-Vientiane expressway project that will facilitate sea access to land-locked Laos. Chairman of Vietnam’s National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue speaks with Vietnamese businesses in Laos on May 15. Photos: Quochoi The information was released by Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue of Vietnam’s National Assembly who is on his three-day visit to Lao starting on May 15. Hanoi-Vientiane expressway, which is being built with funding from Japan, will enable Laos to access the sea in Vung Ang Seaport, Vietnam’s central province of Ha Tinh. Launched in 2016, the 725-km project, with an estimated investment of US$4.5 billion, is expected to boost economic connectivity between the two countries and Thailand’s northeast. Hue said the two countries' economic ties need to be boosted to become commensurate to the strong … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Laos boost construction of road linking two capital cities
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"We are constantly looking for other areas to cooperate with the government. We bring to the table expertise in healthcare management, in regulatory affairs, even in logistics." - Lennor Carrillo, general director at Roche Pharma Vietnam During Roche’s 28 years in Vietnam, the company has moved beyond its traditional role as a pharma company and partnered with the government, hospitals, and doctors to improve the entire healthcare ecosystem. Could you share some highlights and difficulties of the journey? Roche celebrated its 125th birthday globally, and in that time span, we’ve tried to go beyond the drug-patient kind of approach and make a bigger impact. In Vietnam, aside from the government, additional partners that we have worked with include the Vietnam Medical Association, the Bright Future Fund, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, and other medical institutes and hospitals. A good example of the partnership we … [Read more...] about Roche Pharma Vietnam co-creating partnerships in sustainable health
The following is the full text of the speech. “SINCERITY, TRUST AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR A BETTER WORLD” Dear Dr. John Hamre, President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Ladies and gentlemen, I am very happy to visit the Center for Strategic and International Studies for the first time today, though this is far from the first time I hear of the CSIS, a top American think tank in the field of foreign strategies and policies and international issues. Seventy-seven years ago, President Ho Chi Minh, the national hero of Vietnam and great man of culture, prefaced the Declaration of Independence establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam with this untarnishable fact, “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness.” This was the spirit enshrined within the 1776 Declaration of Independence of the United States of America; it … [Read more...] about Remarks by PM Pham Minh Chinh at CSIS in Washington D.C.