NDO – It cannot be denied that tourism promotion contributes significantly to the good growth of tourism of Vietnam's tourism in recent years. However, the field is facing many difficulties due to low professionalism, limited funding. (Aug 15, 2017)
NDO – On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the ASEAN establishment (August 8, 1967 – 2017), Politburo member, Deputy Prime Minister, and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh published an article, emphasising the important contributions of Vietnam to the building of a strong ASEAN Community.
NDO – With approximately 140 million patients seeking transnational care services each year, medical tourism has become a potential sector throughout the world, including in Vietnam. However, the moves to develop medical tourism in Vietnam appear to be slow.
NDO – A series of Vietnamese art films have been released in recent years, many of which have won international prizes and been highly appreciated by film critics. However, the genre has not yet gained popularity as it has not drawn much interest from domestic viewers and has often been doomed to financial failures.
NDO - One of the tactics employed by hostile forces attempting to disgrace Vietnam is exploiting language differences and unverified news sources to slander and discredit Vietnam in international relationships.
NDO - According to the General Statistics Office (GSO), the total social investment in the first half of 2017 increased by 10.5% compared to the same period last year, equivalent to 32.8% of the GDP, but the investment capital of the State sector only increased by 6.8%, less than half of the non-State sector’s growth rate of 14.9%. Accordingly, the State sector has only accounted for 35.9% of the total social investment - lower than the non-State sector with 38.7%.
NDO – The increasing travel demands of many travellers, especially ‘golden population’ tourists, along with the rapid growth of the internet, mobile technology and low cost airlines, which have been major factors contributing to the growth of both domestic and international online travel agents (OTAs).
NDO - According to the General Statistics Office, the growth rate of Vietnam’s economy rose to 6.17% in the second quarter even higher than that experienced in the first quarter (5.15%), bringing Vietnam’s GDP in the first half of the year to 5.73% higher than the same period of 2016, however, reaching the economic growth rate of 6.7% in 2017 is still considered as a great challenge.
NDO – Wood carving and painting is a profession with a long tradition in Vietnamese culture. In its long history of development, crimson and gilded objects with fine carvings, red paint, and sparkling gold, not only reflect the aesthetics and skills of craftsmen but also express historical values of Vietnamese culture.
NDO – Poet Mai Van Phan is the author of 13 volumes of poetry, many of which were translated into foreign languages. He became the second Vietnamese poet honoured with Cikada Prize - a prestigious award for outstanding poets, focusing on East Asian region.
NDO – Every visitor to the ancient city of Hoi An, Quang Nam province, is impressed by the rows of ancient houses with their roofs covered by moss, as well as the beautiful pottery and terra-cotta zodiac animals on the streets. However, not everyone knows that these products originate from Thanh Ha ancient pottery village.
NDO - The 6.7% growth target set for 2017 is currently considered as a tough goal to achieve as GDP in the first quarter grew by only 5.1% in comparison to a year ago, much lower than the same period of the last two years and only slightly higher than the 2012-2014 period.
NDO – Medical breakthroughs in organ transplantation and "regeneration" for many patients after liver, kidney and most recently a lung transplant surgery have been successfully conducted are the driving forces encouraging Vietnamese organ transplant experts to take on the difficult task of conducting limb, face, bowel and uterus transplants.