Illustrative Image Hoàng Anh It’s the beginning of the year, a time for New Year’s resolutions. It’s a crucial time because if you don’t start acting on your resolution now, chances are you won’t see it through at all. Not unlike us ordinary citizens, the Government of Việt Nam has some resolutions to keep. While the first resolution was the standard offering on socio-economic development for the year, the second was to improve the country’s business environment and competitiveness on the international stage. Goals were set to improve the country’s doing business ranking by 15-20 spots, logistics index by 5-10 spots from 2019-21 and competitiveness ranking by 5-10 spots. The order it was issued no coincidence. The year 2018 marked an important milestone for the country’s efforts to integrate in global commence with the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement of Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). While … [Read more...] about Government must not fail to keep its New Year’s resolution
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The event was attended by Politburo members: Tran Quoc Vuong, Head of the Central Inspection Committee and the permanent member of the Secretariat; Pham Binh Minh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs; Tong Thi Phong, Vice Chair of the National Assembly; Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, Vice President and delegates from Vietnamese ministries and departments. State and Vietnamese people, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh wished the Lao Party, State and people a New Year of happiness, and success. She confirmed that Viet Nam will accompany Laos to preserve and promote such a relationship and take their bilateral comprehensive cooperation to a new height. She also stressed that this year's traditional Bunpimay New Year festival took place in an atmosphere of excitement as the Lao Party, State and people deployed the Resolution of the 10th National Congress of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party … [Read more...] about Laos’ New Year festival celebrated in VN
In his message of congratulations, PM Phuc said the Vietnamese Party and State always pay special attention to ethnic minorities and socio-economic development in their areas. Over the past years, the material and spiritual lives of ethnic groups have improved while the great national unity bloc has been strengthened, he said, adding that together with people nationwide, Khmer monks and people have made important contributions to the common development of the nation. The PM noteed the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat has issued Directive No.19-CT/TW dated January 10, 2018 on strengthening work in the Khmer ethnic-inhabited region while the Government issued Resolution No.120/NQ-CP dated November 17, 2017 on the sustainable development of the Mekong Delta in response to climate change. The leader hoped that with the support of the Party and State, Khmer monks and people would continue building on the past achievements to contribute to socio-economic development and … [Read more...] about PM congratulates Khmer people on traditional New Year festival
During the visit, General Truong informed the unit about achievements recorded by military units in 2017, especially in staff work, and about 2018 key tasks. Acknowledging the unit’s recorded results last year, the senior officer extended Lunar New Year wishes to troops and their families and asked the unit’s Party Committee and Chain-of-command to make full preparations to ensure a happy, healthy, safe and economical Tet for troops. He requested the unit to maintain strict combat readiness, promote inspection to ensure absolute safety for repositories and barracks and prepare to receive new enlisted youths. During the visit to Brigade 962 of Military Region 9, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Phuong Nam, Deputy Chief of the General Staff, praised the unit for its recorded achievements in training, combat readiness, natural disaster mitigation and search and rescue. He requested the brigade to embrace and implement the instructions and plans on combat … [Read more...] about New Year visits paid to military units
They say that ‘change is as good as a holiday,’ that if we do something different or change our work or environment, it’s as good as having a rest. Well, here’s our chance to leave the weird old 2017 and start afresh, full of hopes, dreams, ambitions and new things to look forward to. On New Year’s Day, I’m sure it’s a madhouse in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and a lot of the other big cities. For others who prefer to stay at home and quietly reflect on the past year (or ignore it completely); they’ll still feel the change, too. The more traditional Vietnamese will not take much notice of our Western calendar and make their own plans for Tet, the Vietnamese New Year, in February 2018. Meanwhile the local youth celebrate in the style of the West, dancing the night into the wee small hours of the morning. I’ll be taking up a vantage point somewhere upstairs in a bar where I can gaze over the madness without getting too involved. … [Read more...] about Happy New Year from Vietnam!
We all know resolutions usually won't last past January. But if you're staying in Vietnam, chances are you'd be hitting corners for food and riding dirt tracks for the perfect sunset all year round. Why not taking it to the next level? These five easy resolutions will make your little stay in Vietnam better and potentially, longer. 1. Chow down on Vietnamese literature Last March VnExpress International compiled a list of 15 books by Vietnamese authors that are available in English -- from the erotic poems of rebellious 18th century poet Ho Xuan Huong to the world-renowned "The Sorrow of War" by Bao Ninh. You've known the troubling past of Vietnam through the lens of American veterans and French colonialists. Now discover the other angle provided by native voices. If books are too daunting for the new year, keep up with our weekly features that cover contemporary Vietnam -- from corruption, Saigon slums, pollution to remnants of war. The best of 2017 features could be found … [Read more...] about 5 New Year resolutions to challenge your inner Vietnamese
Kiribati’s Christmas Island, a small island in the Pacific, will most likely welcome 2018’s first baby; the United States, its last. Globally, over half of these births are estimated to take place in nine countries: India — 69,070 China — 44,760 Nigeria — 20,210 Pakistan — 14,910 Indonesia — 13,370 The United States of America — 11,280 The Democratic Republic of Congo — 9,400 Ethiopia — 9,020 Bangladesh — 8,370 Source: Internet While many babies will survive, some will not make it past their first day. Across the world in 2016, an estimated 2,600 children died within the first 24 hours every day of the year. For almost 2 million newborns, their first week was also their last. In all, 2.6 million children died before the end of their first month. It is estimated that every day 50 newborn die in Viet Nam. Among those children, more than 80 per cent of all newborn deaths are due to preventable and treatable causes such as … [Read more...] about Over 4000 babies to be born on New Year’s Day in Viet Nam, says UNICEF
NDO – We have passed through 2017, a year of enormous difficulties and challenges and severe damages caused by natural disasters amid considerable fluctuations in the world. In that context, we feel proud and appreciative of gained achievements as well as the efforts of the entire Party and the people. For the first time in many years, Vietnam has completed and surpassed all 13 targets set for the whole year. The GDP growth rate reached 6.81%, exceeding the set target which is also a high growth rate compared to other countries in the region and in the world.The Vietnam’s statistical indicators for sustainable development in 2017 have also increased by 20 places to 68th out of 157 countries and territories across the world. This is a great success to Vietnam, particularly in the context that the economic growth model has gradually transferred from the exploitation of natural resources to manufacturing and processing industry, hi-tech agriculture, tourism and services. In … [Read more...] about New year, new belief, new spirit, new motivation!
We all know resolutions usually won't last past January. But if you're staying in Vietnam, chances are you'd be hitting corners for food and riding dirt tracks for the perfect sunset all year round. Why not taking it to the next level? These five easy resolutions will make your little stay in Vietnam better and potentially, longer. 1. Chow down on Vietnamese literature Last March VnExpress International compiled a list of 15 books by Vietnamese authors that are available in English -- from the erotic poems of rebellious 18th century poet Ho Xuan Huong to the world-renowned "The Sorrow of War" by Bao Ninh. You've known the troubling past of Vietnam through the lens of American veterans and French colonialists. Now discover the other angle provided by native voices. If books are too daunting for the new year, keep up with our weekly features that cover contemporary Vietnam --from corruption, Saigon slums, pollution to remnants of war. The best of 2017 features could be found … [Read more...] about 5 New Year resolutions for authentic Vietnam experience
NDO - How a city marks the New Year says a lot about the character of the city and spending the New Year in Hanoi certainly has a particular feeling and charm. I have had the chance to experience New Year’s Eve in Vancouver, Toronto, Paris, Tel Aviv, Berlin, Amsterdam, Chiang Mai, Saigon and now Hanoi. It was exciting to sense the city buzzing with excitement and preparations for the huge public gathers on the streets, in parks and around the city’s many beautiful lakes. In the early evening of December 31, the anticipation and excitement growing for the big moment marking the end of 2015 and start of 2016 was palpable on the streets of Hanoi and all across the country and world. I was sitting at my desk at the Nhan Dan office on the evening of December 31 and was lucky enough to have a prime view of Hoan Kiem lake. I could hear the musical rumbles of sound systems gearing up for the big night, with a buzz of crowds around the lake getting ready. I was once again … [Read more...] about I can start getting ready for the most exciting New Year time in Vietnam Most Recent News