The agency is reviewing the organizational structure, functions and tasks of local industry promotion centers while proposing solutions to enhance local industry promotion activities and policies, and working with related units to plan the 2022 national industry promotion funding allocation. Inspecting and evaluating the implementation of industry promotion projects The Agency for Regional Industry and Trade acts as a bridge with localities to ensure that directives issued by the Ministry of Industry and Trade are strictly and effectively implemented. Last year, the agency closely coordinated with localities to implement the National Industry Promotion Program with a total budget of VND75.641 billion. The program encouraged rural industrial enterprises to modernize production technology gradually, creating products of greater value and competitiveness, which also helped local businesses stabilize production during the pandemic. The ARIT will continue providing … [Read more...] about MoIT agency plays leading role in industry and trade development
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The Hanoi government will improve mechanisms and policies to encourage the participation of the private sector in the field of high-tech agriculture. Hanoi needs to remove two barriers of capital and land to attract businesses to invest in high-tech agriculture, according to local media. Applying high-tech in agriculture is inevitable for the capital city’s farming sector, especially in face of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 which has strong impacts on socio-economic life. In order to remove the agricultural development hindrance, the Hanoi government has implemented a number of solutions such as providing businesses, cooperatives, cooperative groups, farms, and households with money from the city's funds for processing and conservation of high-tech agricultural products. Tending hydroponic vegetables at Duc Phat High-tech Agricultural Cooperative (Thanh Tri district). Photo: Ba Hoat In particular, under the Hanoi Agricultural Sector’s restructuring plan … [Read more...] about Hanoi needs to remove barriers to develop high-tech agriculture
The recipients were selected from Vietnamese government officials, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academic institutions, and private sectors. They will gain a world-class education and advance their knowledge and skills across a range of areas, including natural resource management, entrepreneurship, gender equality, disability inclusion and vocational education management. This year, the Australian Government has provided 10 more scholarships within the framework of the Mekong-Australia Partnership – a regional initiative by Australia to support Mekong countries with common challenges. The recipients will be educated on necessary skills to help Vietnam deal with emerging regional challenges. According to Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Robyn Mudie, the 55 Australia Awards Scholarship recipients will contribute to strengthening the Australia-Vietnam partnership and addressing regional and national challenges in the future. For the Vietnamese part, Dr. Nguyen Tien Dung, … [Read more...] about 55 Australia Awards Scholarship recipients ready to study in Australia
Jointly organized by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Accounting and Auditing Supervisory Department (AASD) under the Ministry of Finance, the event gathered over 600 delegates from agencies, units, listed businesses, auditing companies and universities. The second event of its kind is within the framework of the technical cooperation project between AASD and JICA on “strengthening the capacity of the AASD to promote the application of financial reporting standards in Vietnam” funded by the Japanese government. The forum is expected to help agencies of the Government, private sectors and training institutions in Vietnam understand the differences between Vietnamese accounting standards (VAS) and IFRS; as well as promote the exchange of views on the road-map for applying IFRS. Kobayashi Masaya, a representative of JICA in Vietnam, expressed hope that the policy discussions will be promoted to find the best approach for the application of IFRS in … [Read more...] about Forum promotes application of int’l financial reporting standards in Vietnam
Real estate bonds shackled by rules - illustration photo At last week’s conference on corporate bonds held by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, experts discussed ways to develop an efficient and sustainable corporate bond market. One of the common recommendations regarded appropriate approaches to credit ratings. According to Can Van Luc, BIDV’s chief economist, there should be clear regulations on credit ratings to help investors easily determine business quality and the risk level of the issued bonds. “It is necessary to identify where a credit rating is mandatory and where a credit rating is encouraged. High-risk businesses should go through compulsory credit rating before bond issuance,” Luc said. “On the other hand, for businesses that have been audited and internationally rated with a long-standing history, a credit rating might not be necessary.” In recent years, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has steadily redirected loan flows towards industry, services … [Read more...] about Real estate bonds shackled by rules
Kevin Coppel, Asia-Pacific managing director (left ) and Christine Li, Asia-Pacific head of research for Knight Frank in Singapore When the US-China trade tensions bubbled over in 2018, corporates found it increasingly difficult to carry out business in China due to sourcing uncertainties and rising costs. This trend only worsened in the face of the pandemic and resulting border closures. Businesses responded by pursuing opportunities to set up bases outside of China while still retaining a stake in one of the world’s strongest economies. The China+1 strategy thus emerged. It is based on diversifying its supply base into other countries in order to minimise the risk of disruptions arising from geopolitical tensions, trade wars and tariffs, as well as rising labour costs. These companies are not abandoning China but rather giving themselves options, enjoying the best of what China and other economies have to offer. In pursuit of the China+1 strategy, the spotlight is naturally … [Read more...] about Will Vietnam become a big geopolitical beneficiary?