Caitlin Wiesen, United Nations Development Programme resident representative in Vietnam In policy discussions over the past few years, a consensus has been reached. The country’s new growth model, which is based on boosting productivity and innovation, is essential in order to avoid the middle-income trap, become a high middle-income country, and achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The key question of increasing productivity and competitiveness of enterprises in the country’s next stage of development was noted by Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue at the recent workshop on Vietnam’s economic growth for 2021-2030 with a vision towards 2045. The event, co-organised by the prime minister’s scientific advisory group, the Ho Chi Minh Political Academy, the Academy of Social Sciences (VASS), and the World Bank, delved into one of the most important questions that the Socio-Economic Development Strategy … [Read more...] about A productive and innovative Vietnam
Laying a foundation
Perhaps, the most surprising is the argument that is easily found absurd, when some allege that Vietnam’s hosting of the U.S. – DPRK Summit serves “private benefits of Vietnamese leaders” rather than Vietnam’s national interests or regional and global security. Hanoi preparing for the DPRK-USA Summit In fact, it is not hard to understand that the even helps confirm an increasing status of Vietnam in the world. For years, the nuclear issue in the Korean peninsula has been considered a tough question or "bottlenecks" in international relations. By hosting the event, Vietnam wants to show that it is willing to contribute positively to dealing with hard international issues. This is also an opportunity for the Vietnamese people to show the world their aspirations for peace and friendship as well as their constant efforts to preserve peace for the country, region and the world. In the context that the U.S. and DPRK have tried to break the ice … [Read more...] about Vietnam serving as a source of inspiration to peace
The Hanoitimes - Denis Brunetti, president of Ericsson Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, talks to Hanoitimes on Hanoi’s readiness to turn itself into a smart city and the role of ICT in this process. Ericsson looks to build IoT Innovation Hub in Hanoi 5G can leverage Vietnam in Revolution 4.0: Ericsson Hanoi Telecom, Ericsson and Huawei ink network deal Smart city is an inevitable trend for Hanoi Hanoi seeks Netherlands’ support in smart city building Hanoi heading to transform into a smart city What role does information technology (IT) play in the building of smart city? First, I wish to congratulate and commend the Government of Vietnam for the Smart City Development Plan, which aims to drive Smart City developments across Vietnam by addressing and creating a prosperous and harmonious interaction between the economy, environment and society through the intelligent use of digital technology. Denis Brunetti, president of Ericsson Vietnam, … [Read more...] about Hanoi is well positioned to become a smart city: Ericsson exec.
"Vietnam should become a production base for multinational companies. This is what the Ministry of Industry and Trade and other government bodies should think about in their development strategy," Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said Wednesday. He was speaking at the conference on "Solutions for Promoting the Development of Supporting Industry in Vietnam," held in Hanoi. He said that Vietnam should strive to compete in regional and global markets, manufacturing parts for cars, motorbikes and even airplanes. The government has always been prioritizing land access for the supporting industry, and has never said no to any such request, Phuc said. Supporting businesses should speed up and start operations earlier, Phuc said, adding that there were firms in the industry that could finish clearance and lay their foundations in just three months, while some have left things hanging for as long as three years. The supporting industry in Vietnam remains weak, having to import nearly 90 percent … [Read more...] about Supporting industry should be a major priority: PM
Lớp Học Sơ Tán (Class at Evacuation)painted in 1968. The painting is displayed at the Việt Nam Museum of Fine Art. Viet Nam News The life and times of the famous artist Thang Trần Phềnh have been written about in a new book by Ngô Kim Khôi. Thang Trần Phềnh lived from 1895 to1972. He started to be interested in art at the age of twelve. By the time he was fifteen, his work was being shown in Hà Nội. by Nguyễn Thúy Bình Artist Thang Trần Phềnh was not only one of the first Vietnamese artists to graduate from the École des Beaux-Arts de l’Indochine (Indochina Fine Arts College) — the first fine arts school in Indochina — he was also among the first to display his oil-on-canvas paintings at expos held in Hà Nội in the early 20th century. A new book entitled Thang Trần Phềnh by author Ngô Kim Khôi launched … [Read more...] about Artist’s life put into a book