Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh (R) receives Deputy Secretary General of OECD Jeffrey Schlagenhauf (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh hosted a reception for Deputy Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Jeffrey Schlagenhauf in Hanoi on December 6. Binh welcomed the selection of Vietnam as the host of the 10th Regional Conference on Preventing and Combating Corruption in Infrastructure Projects in Asia Pacific by the OECD in coordination with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia Pacific. He thanked the OECD for helping Vietnam review development polices, including the investment policies in 2017 and 2018. In February this year, the two sides started the building of Vietnam’s Multi-dimensional Country Review (MDCR), which will serve the drafting of the country’s socio-economic development strategy in the 2021-2030 and the … [Read more...] about Deputy PM asks OECD to share experience in fighting corruption
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Tra fish exports to Russia slump Export revenue of tra fish to the Russian market in the first 10 months of this year fell 31 percent compared to last year to 12.5 million USD, reported the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP). According to the association, the sharp drop followed last year’s declining trend, and was likely to continue for the rest of 2019. VASEP said that in the last two years, Russia’s tra fish consumption has been modest, with unstable import prices. Meanwhile, the European country’s imports of frozen tra fish fillets have increased slightly by 3 percent, but that of frozen whole fish have fallen 29 percent./. Conference on boosting exports to China They were speaking at a recent conference on agricultural, forestry and seafood exports to China in Mong Cai City in the northern province of Quang Ninh. The conference was organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with the People's … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES DECEMBER 6
The overcrowding at some tourism sites in recent years has raised a debate about whether Vietnam’s tourism has reached its critical point. Twelve years ago, Anh Lan, director of a travel firm in HCMC, began sending international tourists to Nha Trang City. Later, realizing that tourists like the sea city, she decided to focus on bringing tourists there. HCMC reported that it has received 4.25 million foreign travelers in the first half of 2019 and a much higher number of domestic travelers. Hanoi received 14.4 million travelers, Quang Binh 8.5 million, Khanh Hoa 3.4 million, Ba Ria – Vung Tau 8.46 million and Kien Giang 4.29 million. In a special report on tourism development in Vietnam, the World Bank commented that in the last decade, Vietnam witnessed a boom in the number of domestic and foreign travelers. The number of domestic travelers soared from 20.5 million in 2008 to 80 million last year, thanks to the rapid increase of the middle class. However, though … [Read more...] about Is it time to curb the number of tourists?
The Chinese delegation was led by Huang Kunming – member of the Political Bureau, Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, and head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee. It was here to attend the 14th theoretical workshop between the two Parties. The host welcomed the Chinese delegates to Vietnam, saying the visit will make significant contributions towards enhancing friendship and cooperation between the two countries. General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong (R) receiving Huang Kunming – member of the Political Bureau, Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, and head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee He praised the theme of the workshop, which highlights Vietnam’s experience during its “Doi moi” (Renewal) process and China’s open-door policy reform. Regular exchanges between the two Parties in these fields are essential and useful, he said, affirming … [Read more...] about Party chief welcomes delegation from Communist Party of China
During the trip, the delegation, led by Standing Vice Secretary of the Party Committee of the Central Enterprises Bloc Pham Tan Cong, met with PCC General Secretary Jaime Caycedo and held talks with Politburo member and Secretary in charge of foreign relations of the PCC’s Central Committee Gloria Ines Ramirez. They also had working sessions with Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Colombia (UP) Gabriel Becerra Yanez and Deputy Foreign Minister Luz Stella Jara. Standing Vice Secretary of the Party Committee of the Central Enterprises Bloc Pham Tan Cong (R) presents a souvenir to PCC General Secretary Jaime Caycedo. Photo: Vietnam+ At the meetings, Cong briefed the local officials about Vietnam’s situation, including the achievements of reforms initiated and led by the CPV over the last more than 30 years. He highlighted the country’s consistent foreign policy of independence, self-reliance and multilateralism and diversification of … [Read more...] about Vietnamese, Colombian communist parties boost cooperation