1. Bangladeshi President pays official visit to Vietnam The President of Bangladesh, Abdul Hamid, and his wife paid an official visit to Vietnam from August 9-13 at the invitation of President Truong Tan Sang. During his visit, President Truong Tan Sang and Bangladeshi President Abdul Hamid issued a joint statement, expressing their desire to broaden existing co-operation and extend it to potential areas. Agreeing to strengthen political links between the two countries, they highlighted the need to facilitate all-level visits and people-to-people exchanges. The Bangladeshi President also held talks with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung. 2. US Supreme Court Justice visits Vietnam The US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg paid a two-day visit to Vietnam from August 10-11. She was welcomed by the Vietnam Supreme People’s Court Chief Truong Hoa Binh and PM Nguyen Tan Dung. The Vietnam … [Read more...] about Nhandan Newspaper – August 10-16: President of Bangladesh pays official visit to Vietnam
This was the main theme of a recently held round-table discussion with the attendance of former Deputy Prime Minister Vu Khoan, Dr Tran Dinh Thien, director of the Vietnam Institute of Economics and Professor Vu Trong Phuc, former director of the Institute of Party History under the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics. Reform is a continuous process Question: After 30 years of Doi Moi, what does Vietnam need to do to move the country forwards on the path of rapid and sustainable development? VU KHOAN: Some people say that it is time for a second round of reform. But I think reform is a continuous process - what was appropriate yesterday may not be relevant today. This is even truer with domestic and global contexts changing rapidly. The Doi Moi reform launched during the 1980s began with a breach of regulations in agriculture seen in the secret allocation of land to farmers. That act was later approved by the Central Committee, which helped change the life of farmers and … [Read more...] about Nhandan Newspaper – What’s next for Vietnam after 30 years of Doi Moi?
Q: There are research results indicating that e-commerce is particularly suitable for SMEs, yet not many of them are in favour of this. What lies behind the paradox? A: Based on surveys on thousands of companies across the country, the 2015 E-commerce Index Report stressed that the biggest difficulty in implementing e-commerce among the business community, especially SMEs, is human resources. Despite most of them being aware of the huge benefits brought by e-commerce, they do not have enough management skills and expertise to effectively exploit the advanced trading tool. It is necessary to organise programmes and training in various forms to help SMEs capture the necessary skills, including awareness on the importance of internet domain names and website administration, as well as developing applications on mobile platforms and enhancing online marketing, online ordering and payment services. Business leaders have not adequately assessed the impact of implementing e-commerce to the … [Read more...] about Nhandan Newspaper – Business’s improved perception key to facilitate ecommerce: VECOM’s official
Addressing a regular Government meeting in Hanoi on February 29, the PM highlighted the GDP growth rate of 6.68% as the most noted achievement last year. The figure represents the highest increase since 2008, even higher than the number reported to the National Assembly (about 6.5%) and the set target of 6.2%. Regarding the country’s socio-economic development in the first two months of this year, the leader said the nine-day Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday has not affected sectors’ performances. However, he said, investment procedures remained inconsistent and complicated. He urged agencies and localities to pay more attention to administrative reform in order to create an optimal environment for investors while making the best use of trade agreements Vietnam has signed to bring in more investment. Stressing US$22 billion in official development assistance (ODA) committed by donors, PM Nguyen Tan Dung called for greater efforts to speed up ODA disbursements and maximise … [Read more...] about Nhandan Newspaper – Cabinet meeting: GDP growth rate projected at 7% in 2016
>>> Trans-Pacific Partnership officially sealed In a joint statement issued on February 4 following the signing of the agreement in Auckland, New Zealand, the ministers called the TPP a historic achievement for the Asia-Pacific region. The countries should now focus on completing their domestic legal procedures, they said. According to the statement, the TPP will set a new standard for trade and investment in one of the world’s fastest growing and most dynamic regions. With a market of more than 800 million people, the 12 participating countries account for nearly 40% of the global economy and one third of the world’s trade. In the statement, the ministers affirmed that the deal’s objective is to enhance shared prosperity, create jobs and promote the sustainable economic development of all member nations. “After five years of negotiation, signing the TPP is an important milestone in our efforts to set high-standard rules of the road in the Asia-Pacific … [Read more...] about Nhandan Newspaper – TPP signing-an important milestone: trade ministers