A dynamic, integrated and growing Vietnam in the Asia- Pacific: PM Phuc

A dynamic, integrated and growing Vietnam in the Asia- Pacific: PM Phuc

NDO - On the occasion of the opening of the APEC Economic Leaders' Week, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc writes an article on Vietnam's active role and contributions to promoting integration, cooperation and development in the Asia-Pacific region. Below is the full text of his article. (Nov 08, 2017)


Vietnam records US$1.23 billion trade surplus in first ten months

  Oct 28, 2017
NDO – Vietnam is expected to enjoy a trade surplus of US$900 million in October, raising the total surplus of the country until the end of October 2017 to US$1.23 billion.  

Bringing Vietnam’s beauty to the world

  Oct 26, 2017
NDO – In 1976, Vietnam became an official member of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), opening an important door to integrate Vietnamese culture into the world. Thanks to the efforts of the Vietnam National Committee for UNESCO (UNESCO Vietnam) and the people over the past 40 years, the image of Vietnam, with its long history and humanistic heritages, as well as the positive contributions towards international cooperation, has been deeply embedded in the hearts of our international friends 

Enhancing capacity to increase links

  Oct 17, 2017
NDO - Vietnam should revise its policy framework, with great importance being attached to increasing the capacity of domestic enterprises, in order to boost the links between domestic and foreign direct investment (FDI) enterprises, amid the increasingly significant contributions of the FDI sector to the national economy. 

Be active in responding to and seizing opportunities in Industry 4.0

  Oct 16, 2017
NDO – As the 4th Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) gathers pace, Truong Gia Binh, Chairman of the Board of Directors of FPT Corporation – a Vietnamese technology giant, has shared his thoughts with Nhan Dan Monthly on the storming revolution that FPT is embracing with a pioneering spirit.  

Former French ambassador – A Frenchman finds Hanoi’s soul

  Oct 11, 2017
NDO – Former French ambassador Jean Noel Poirier, who has a passion for the Vietnamese people’s customs, Hanoi’s history, architecture, and popular dishes has expressed his fascination by making a documentary entitled 'Mon Hanoi’ (My Hanoi). The documentary has been screened at the L'Espace French Cultural Centre in Hanoi and on VTV1 channel, much to the joy of Hanoi lovers. 

Focusing on growth model innovation

  Oct 10, 2017
NDO – Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 7.46% in the third quarter of 2017, compared to 6.28% growth rate in the second quarter, helping Vietnam’s overall economic output in the first nine months of the year to grow by 6.41%, meaning the growth rate in the fourth quarter must be at least 7.31% if Vietnam is to meet its full-year target of 6.7%. 

Vietnamese sport gears up for Asian Games

  Oct 09, 2017
NDO – Vietnamese sport has successfully realised the set goal of finishing in the top three nations on the medal standings at the recent 29th Southeast Asian (TTVN) Games in Malaysia. However, alongside the positive results in a number of sporting events, there still remain the failures that need to be seriously addressed by the sport sector, in an effort towards the 2018 Asian Games (Asiad), slated for next August in Indonesia.  

Dang Huy Huynh – ASEAN Biodiversity Hero

  Oct 05, 2017
NDO – Scientific Prof. Dr. Dang Huy Huynh, former Director of the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources (IEBR), is one of the 10 individuals to receive the 2017 ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes Award. He has donated US$2,000 of his US$5,000 prize money to the operational fund of the Vietnam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment (VACNE) and used another US$1,000 to finance the IEBR’s study encouragement foundation. 

Publishing sector struggles to promote Vietnamese literature abroad

  Oct 03, 2017
NDO - In the context of international integration, the Vietnamese publishing sector has struggled to promote Vietnamese literature abroad due to their unprofessional working manner and the lack of a long-term vision. A functional agency, the provision of favourable policies by the Government and a strong staff of translators are required to further advertise Vietnamese publications to readers worldwide. 

State leaders send best wishes and gifts to children ahead of Mid-autumn festival

  Oct 01, 2017
NDO – President Tran Dai Quang has sent his warmest wishes to all Vietnamese children at home and abroad as well as foreign children who are living in Vietnam on the occasion of the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival.  

New milestone in Vietnam’s enterprise-oriented economic reform

  Sep 29, 2017
NDO - The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) recently made a historic decision to scrap 675 business conditions in a significant move to remove the obstacles facing enterprises and improve the business climate in Vietnam. 

Food safety a must to ensure quality and competitiveness of Vietnamese products

  Sep 28, 2017
NDO – Ensuring food hygiene has been set as a key factor for Vietnamese products to further integrate into international markets, particularly for enterprises who want to enter fastidious markets that have a range of strict safety food regulations. 

Promoting tourism – Lever to develop Vietnam tourism industry

  Sep 30, 2017
NDO – At the second Vietnam Private Sector Forum (VPSF), according to experts, promoting tourism was identified as one of the three "bottlenecks" of Vietnam's tourism sector that affirms that focusing on improving the effectiveness of tourism promotion is the urgent and long-term solution for tourism development.  

Vietnamese karate dreams of Olympics

  Sep 27, 2017
NDO – For the first time ever in their history, the Vietnamese karate team secured a gold medal at the Karate 1-Premier League, the most important league event in the world of karate, thanks to the exceptional performance of 19-year-old Nguyen Thi Ngoan in Halle/Leipzig, Germany. The gold medal is more meaningful now as karate has been officially included in the 2020 Olympics competition programme.