Addressing the first plenary session at the third Meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments (MSEAP 3) in Antalya, Turkey, on October 9, Chairwoman Kim Ngan stressed that during the one year since the 2nd MSEAP, the world has seen numerous changes in both political and economic spheres. Despite some recovery, the world economy is facing many challenges, especially trade war, protectionism and geo-political instability in some regions. Meanwhile, the political situation witnessed complicated developments, with disputes, terrorism, violent extremism, trans-national crime, cyber security and climate change seriously threatening peace, stability and sustainable development of many countries. … [Read more...] about Vietnam ready to support cooperation with Eurasian parliaments: NA Chairwoman
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Ambassador Le Dung, permanent representative of Vietnam at the UN and international organisations in Vienna, (front, R), leads a Vietnamese delegation to attend the 52nd session of UNCITRAL (Source: http://www.dangcongsan.vn) Addressing the function, Ambassador Le Dung, permanent representative of Vietnam at the UN and international organisations in Vienna, highlighted the importance of UNCITRAL documents to the building and development of legal documents on trade in Vietnam. He underlined Vietnam’s policy of international integration as well as the country’s efforts and accomplishments in legal reforms to realise the UN Sustainable Development Goals, based on international laws and standards. The Ambassador thanked the UNCITRAL Secretariat for providing technical assistance in the organisation of a workshop presenting UNITRAL regulations on public-private partnership (PPP) in Hanoi in January 2019. As a new member, Vietnam will make active contributions to the … [Read more...] about Vietnam actively partakes in building int’l trade regulations
An aerial view of Hon Kho island (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Provided with beautiful landscapes, long beaches and rich cultural and marine resources, Binh Dinh province is expected to transform into a key destination for both domestic and foreign visitors. But like some other areas, the province's biggest hurdle in becoming more attractive to tourists is its lack of developed infrastructure. “Binh Dinh’s tourism sector has been developing less than expected because the infrastructure and facilities are still limited and underdeveloped,” said Nguyen Tien Dat, deputy director of tourism company Transviet. The underdevelopment of infrastructure connecting different tourism sites has made it hard for visitors to come to the province, according to Ho Quoc Dung, chairman of the provincial People’s Committee. Provincial authorities and businesses had been focusing on building accommodations for tourists but construction had still not been able to keep pace with … [Read more...] about Tourism sector must focus on infrastructure, regulatory changes
Nguyen Thanh Phong (left), chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee, speaks with Ousmane Dione, Country Director for the World Bank in Vietnam, during a break at a workshop on Public-Private Partnerships held on March 27 in the city. — VNS Photos Bo Xuan Hiep “PPPs must be a win-win exercise for all stakeholders,” said Dione. “The legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks also need to be clear and robust to enable investors to accept risks over the longer term with some certainty of the framework within which these risks are being taken.” HCM City is an emerging economic powerhouse in the Southeast Asia region and among the country’s most attractive destinations for foreign direct investments, according to Dione. “To maintain its economic competitiveness and to meet the challenges stemming from an ageing demographic, the city needs further investment in infrastructure, especially in areas like transport, … [Read more...] about HCMC seeks PPP in healthcare
Since it normalized relations with the powers like China in 1991 and the USA in 1995, Vietnam has begun to integrate into the global economy. Throughout this process of integration, Vietnam has signed numerous free trade agreements (FTAs) with countries and groups of countries. Vietnam's earliest FTA was the agreement signed with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 1996, just one year after Vietnam joined ASEAN. Then, in 2007, Vietnam officially became a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). After that, Vietnam signed many more FTAs, especially the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) at the end of 2018 and most recently the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) in June 2019. So far, Vietnam has signed 13 trade agreements, of which 12 have entered into force. Vietnam is also negotiating three other agreements. Economic powers such as the US, China, Japan and South Korea have inked trade agreements with Vietnam. These … [Read more...] about Who will lead Vietnam’s economy?