By Donald Lambert - Principal private sector development specialist Asian Development Bank As a result, many SOEs are no longer borrowing through the government, but they are still using debts sub-optimally. That is a big deal. SOEs accounted for 29 per cent of GDP as of 2016 and comprised seven out of Vietnam’s 10 largest corporations in 2018. They are dominant in infrastructure and other sectors that are key to improving Vietnam’s productivity. … [Read more...] about How to drive the economy by reforming state-owned debt
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will open a regional office in Hanoi to increase its public health engagement in Southeast Asia, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced after an online ministerial meeting with the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations hosted by Vietnam on Thursday. … [Read more...] about US CDC to open Southeast Asian office in Hanoi: State Dept.
Also joining the event virtually, Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States Hà Kim Ngọc and US Mission to ASEAN Chargé d'Affaires Melissa A. Brown, highlighted the importance of YSEALI and FUV in strengthening the future of Việt Nam and ASEAN. — VNS … [Read more...] about U.S. Department of State launches new YSEALI Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam
– Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) to maintain its position as a trustworthy information centre of the Party and State and a prestigious news agency in the region. 75th anniversary of the agency in Hanoi on September 13, PM Phuc lauded generations of the VNA’s leaders, reporters, technicians and staff for making great contributions to the cause of national construction and defence. He also expressed his gratitude for its nearly 260 journalist-martyrs, accounting for two-thirds of the country’s total, for laying down their lives on the mission. … [Read more...] about PM: VNA needs to maintain position as Party, State’s trustworthy information centre
The General Director informed that the VNA produced a number of high-quality news products winning awards at home and abroad. This week, its “Say no to Fake News” project won the top prize in the category “Best Project for News Literacy” – one of ten categories within the framework of the Asian Digital Media 2020 Awards presented by WAN-IFRA, the World Association of News Publishers. … [Read more...] about VNA needs to maintain position as Party, State’s trustworthy information center: PM