In 2016, the Vietnamese government collaborated with the World Bank (WB) to launch the ‘Vietnam 2035’ report – an ambitious vision outlining a plan to transform the Southeast Asian nation into an upper-middle-income country with a GDP per capita of US$10,000 per year. More than three years has passed since the report was issued. As we are stepping into a new decade, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper hosted a round-table meeting with WB country director for Vietnam Ousmane Dione, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Robyn Mudie, and former head of Vietnam Institute for Development Strategies Bui Tat Thang to reflect on what has been done to achieve those goals, while discussing the opportunities and challenges waiting ahead. In 2035, Vietnam will celebrate its 60-year anniversary since the reunification in 1975. As Dione said, at that age in life, a person has a combination of experience and maturity, especially the wish to leave a good legacy. The legacy Vietnam expects to see in 2035 involves a prosperous country with a clean and sustainable environment where all Vietnamese are able to benefit from green growth and act as citizens of the world, he said. Since the launch of the report, Vietnam’s GDP has witnessed an impressive growth rate… Read full this story
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