Maintaining macroeconomic stability and socioeconomic developmentAccording to Resolution No.01/NQ-CP dated January 1, 2018, the government directed strengthening economic stability, controlling inflation, ensuring the balance of the economy, improving the business climate, and accelerating sustainable economic growth.To this effect, the government stressed the importance of the synchronous implementation of macroeconomic policies, the combination of proactive, flexible, and prudent monetary policies with strict, disciplined fiscal and other policies. Additionally, the government will strive to reach 6.7 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) growth and maintain the average increase of the consumer price index (CPI) at 4 per cent.The increase of productivity should be maintained at over 6 per cent, while the contribution of total factor productivity to the 2018 GDP at around 46 per cent.Agricultural development should go along with higher value-added industry development, … [Read more...] about Government’s first resolution of the year sets remarkable targets
Resolutions of new year
Every year we make them and most of us break them. New Year's resolutions are often made with the most virtuous of intentions, only to be forgotten in the bustle of daily life. Resolutions are only successful if they are achievable and the person making them is truly committed to change … [Read more...] about New Year’s resolutions: pointless or positive?
Dear fellow-citizens, officers and men, On the occasion of welcoming the New Year 2007 and Dinh Hoi Spring, saluting the 77th anniversary of the glorious Vietnamese Communist Party (from Feburary 3, 1930 to Feburary 3, 2007), congratulating on the event that our country accessed the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the successful Asian-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC), the provincial committee of the Party, the People's Council, the People's Committee and the Committee of Vietnamese Fatherland Front of Dong Nai province affectionately send thoughtful regards, new year wishes of health, happiness, prosperity and victory to the whole population, officers, soldiers, heroic Vietnamese mothers, heroes of armed forces, heroes of labour, senior revolutionary cadres, wounded soldiers, martyr families, working class, farmers and intellectuals, businessmen, pupils and students, provincial youngsters, and Dong Nai overseas compatriots. … [Read more...] about Letter of New Year 2007 Welcoming from the provincial committee of the Party, the People’s Council, the People’s Committee and the Committee of Vietnamese Fatherland Front of Dong Nai province to fellow-citizens, officers and men in the whole province
They say that ‘change is as good as a holiday,’ that if we do something different or change our work or environment, it’s as good as having a rest. Well, here’s our chance to leave the weird old 2017 and start afresh, full of hopes, dreams, ambitions and new things to look forward to.On New Year’s Day, I’m sure it’s a madhouse in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and a lot of the other big cities. For others who prefer to stay at home and quietly reflect on the past year (or ignore it completely); they’ll still feel the change, too.The more traditional Vietnamese will not take much notice of our Western calendar and make their own plans for Tet, the Vietnamese New Year, in February 2018. Meanwhile the local youth celebrate in the style of the West, dancing the night into the wee small hours of the morning. I’ll be taking up a vantage point somewhere upstairs in a bar where I can gaze over the madness without getting too involved. That’s … [Read more...] about Happy New Year from Vietnam!
NDO - How a city marks the New Year says a lot about the character of the city and spending the New Year in Hanoi certainly has a particular feeling and charm. I have had the chance to experience New Year’s Eve in Vancouver, Toronto, Paris, Tel Aviv, Berlin, Amsterdam, Chiang Mai, Saigon and now Hanoi. It was exciting to sense the city buzzing with excitement and preparations for the huge public gathers on the streets, in parks and around the city’s many beautiful lakes. In the early evening of December 31, the anticipation and excitement growing for the big moment marking the end of 2015 and start of 2016 was palpable on the streets of Hanoi and all across the country and world. I was sitting at my desk at the Nhan Dan office on the evening of December 31 and was lucky enough to have a prime view of Hoan Kiem lake. I could hear the musical rumbles of sound systems gearing up for the big night, with a buzz of crowds around the lake getting ready. I was once again … [Read more...] about I can start getting ready for the most exciting New Year time in Vietnam Most Recent News