Vietnam listed among top 10 coolest places to visit in 2015

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(VOV) -Renowned US business magazine Forbes has named Vietnam as top 10 coolest places to visit in 2015 thanks to its attractive tours including hydro-plane service between Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, and Saigon Vespa tour. "From sleepy fishing villages to the rooftop discos of Saigon, age-old tradition meets cosmopolitan modernity in today’s Vietnam", said the magazine. "A recently launched seaplane experience over Ha Long Bay, which lets visitors take in the bay’s otherworldly … [Read more...]

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CEO of World Economic Forum hails VN’s development potential

(VOV) -With huge development potential, Vietnam has drawn due attention of foreign investors, said Executive Director of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Philipp Rosler. Philipp Rosler made his remarks during a reception hosted by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Hanoi on November 28. Dung spoke highly of Philipp Rosler’s back to visit Vietnam and attend the workshop "The role of businesses on enhancing national competitiveness in international integration" jointly held by the Ministry of … [Read more...]

World Economic Forum chief hails VN’s development potential

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(VOV) -With huge development potential, Vietnam has drawn due attention of foreign investors, said Managing Director of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Philipp Rosler. Philipp Rosler made his remarks during a reception hosted by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Hanoi on November 28. Dung spoke highly of Philipp Rosler’s back to visit Vietnam and attend the workshop "The role of businesses on enhancing national competitiveness in international integration" jointly held by the Ministry … [Read more...]

WEF Managing Director hails VN’s development potential

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(VOV) -With huge development potential, Vietnam has drawn due attention of foreign investors, said Managing Director of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Philipp Rosler. Philipp Rosler made his remarks during a reception hosted by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Hanoi on November 28. Dung spoke highly of Philipp Rosler’s back to visit Vietnam and attend the workshop "The role of businesses on enhancing national competitiveness in international integration" jointly held by the Ministry … [Read more...]

World Economic Forum Managing Director hails VN’s development potential

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(VOV) -With huge development potential, Vietnam has drawn due attention of foreign investors, said Managing Director of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Philipp Rosler. Philipp Rosler made his remarks during a reception hosted by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Hanoi on November 28. Dung spoke highly of Philipp Rosler’s back to visit Vietnam and attend the workshop "The role of businesses on enhancing national competitiveness in international integration" jointly held by the Ministry … [Read more...]

Seeking Japanese assistance to develop supporting industries

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(VOV) - Seminars on investment cooperation to develop the support industries in Vietnam and introduction of the Hanoi South Supporting Industrial Park and Vietnam’s incentive policies have been held in Fukuoka, Osaka and Kyoto, Japan from November 25 – 28. Speaking at the Osaka and Kyoto seminars, Consul General in Osaka Tran Duc Binh affirmed that Vietnam-Japan relations have been developing strongly in all fields, from politics, security, economy, trade, and scientific research to … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s industrial production up 7.5%

(VOV) - Vietnam's index of industrial production (IIP) from January to November 2014 increased by 7.5% year-on-year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO). Significant industrial production growth measuring 11.1% in November fuelled the index's positive rise in the first 11 months of the year. GSO experts said the processing and manufacturing sector, which made up 76% of the country's total industrial output, had a tendency to increase towards the year-end. The sector achieved an … [Read more...]

Investors face bumpy ride but remain bullish on Vietnam

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(VOV) - Although Vietnam investors face a bumpy ride, Thai and many foreign investors remain sanguine about the economic prospects for growth and are continuing to develop long-range goals and pump billions of US dollars into the nation’s buildings, roads and other infrastructure. Deputy Secretary General, Board of Investment (BOI) Chokedee Kaewsang made the affirmation on November 27 at a seminar in Bangkok discussing opportunities and obstacles of investing in Vietnam. The Deputy … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Hungary hold first headmaster conference

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(VOV) - The conference room was humming with anticipation as headmasters from 66 leading universities in Vietnam and Hungary converged in Hanoi on November 27 for the inaugural headmaster’s conference between the two nations. In a keynote address, Vietnam Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan underscored the point that the Vietnamese Government and State have always considered education and training a top priority. As a result of the careful attention paid to implement … [Read more...]

Finland, Vietnam target US$1 billion in trade

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(VOV) - The packaging of exports may be more important than the products themselves, said Ms Siv Ahlberg, director of the Finnpartnership programme at a recent conference in Hanoi discussing an action plan to raise trade between Vietnam and Finland to US$1 billion over the next few years. Packaging effectively communicates to the target market details about the product, its expected shelf life, instructions for use and contact information for the business supplying the products, and it can make … [Read more...]

Seafood exports to US up 19.3% in value

(VOV) -Seafood exports in the eleven months leading up to December swelled 19.3% in value on-year to US$7.22 billion according to the most recent statistics of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). Exports to the US market also surged for the period by 19.97%on-year to US$1.43 billion, making it the largest importer of accounting for 21.85% of total export value. Other nations that saw high increases in seafood exports were the Republic of Korea (up 37.49%),China (up … [Read more...]

Russian State Duma Chairman to visit Vietnam

(VOV) - A high-level delegation from the Russian State Duma's led by its Chairman, Sergey Evgenievich Naryshkin, will pay an official visit to Vietnam from December 2-3, according to the National Assembly (NA) Committee for External Relations. The visit is made at the invitation of NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung. … [Read more...]

Joyful dancing accents Miss Vietnam talent competition

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(VOV) - The most exciting portion of the Miss Vietnam pageant was held on November 27 at the Sunrise Ballroom in Vinpearl Phu Quoc resort in Kien Giang province featuring jubilant dancing, singing and martial arts. Here are some photos: … [Read more...]

Belarus, Vietnam legislative bodies bolster ties

(VOV) -Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Chairman of the Council of the Republic of Belarus National Assembly Anatoly N. Rubinov underlined the need to further cooperation between the two legislative bodies at their meeting in Minsk on November 27. Anatoly Rubinov expressed his pleasure at the vigorous growth of the time-honoured friendship and cooperation between the two nations in recent years, saying Party leader Trong and his senior delegation’s visit will promote bilateral … [Read more...]

Law makers approve two UN Conventions

(VOV) - Deputies at the eighth session of the 13th National Assembly (NA) passed the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on November 28 with 100% of votes. Regarding the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, the NA deputies agreed with the Government’s proposal saying Vietnam does not consider the Convention against … [Read more...]

Nation on high alert for avian influenza A/H5N8

The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development have called for close supervision to detect cases of avian influenza in humans and poultry throughout the country. The warning has been made following recent outbreaks of A/H5N8 in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. "People who have flu-like symptoms and have been in contact with poultry should visit medical facilities to be examined and treated where necessary," the Health Ministry's Preventive Medicine … [Read more...]

Book casts light on little known Vietnamese workers

The Vietnamese version of a French book on Indochinese workers in France in the 20th century’s first half was published recently, giving the public an insight into a little-known part of the history of French colonisation of Vietnam. Associate Prof. Dr Pham Xanh from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities said the book "Immigres de Force, les Travailleurs Indochinois en France 1939-1952" (Immigrants Force, the Indochinese workers in France 1939-1952) is an in-depth study of … [Read more...]

Ukrainian veterans, RoK Ambassador welcomed in Hanoi

General Thanh expressed his gratitude to Ukrainian people for their support for the Vietnamese people during the past struggle for national independence and liberation. Minister of Defence General Phung Quang Thanh hosted a reception for Ukrainian veterans who assisted Vietnam during the war of resistance in Hanoi on November 27. He spoke highly of the traditional friendship between Vietnam and Ukraine, proposing the veterans continue to share their valuable experience with Vietnamese … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Thailand hold high-level talks

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(VOV) Vietnam lauds Thailand’s efforts in its role as a coordinator for the ASEAN-China relations, which have contributed to maintaining the regional grouping’s solidarity in the East Sea issue. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the remark at talks on November 27 in Hanoi with his Thai counterpart Prayuth Chan-ocha who is on a working visit to Vietnam to elevate bilateral ties to a higher level. The Thai PM’s official visit to Vietnam right after taking office is seen as a … [Read more...]

NA Chairman welcomes Hungarian President

(VOV) -National Assembly (NA) Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung reiterated Vietnam’s recognition of great importance to developing the time-honoured friendship with Hungary while receiving Hungarian President Ader Janos in Hanoi on November 27. Both leaders expressed their delight at the fine cooperation development of both legislative bodies and proposed an increase in regular delegation exchange and mutual support at multilateral parliamentarian forums, noting that such activities would further … [Read more...]