Last year, Vietnam’s export revenue of agro-fishery-forestry products set a record high of 53.22 billion USD, up 9.3% year-on-year. However, Europe accounted for only 11.3% of its market share. This is a modest number, although the agricultural sector has optimized many advantages of the E.U. - Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). One of the main reasons is said to be the union’s high requirements on farm imports, while Vietnam’s agricultural production has yet to meet green growth requirements. According to the World Bank’s report, agriculture is the second highest emitter, accounting for 19% of the nation’s total gas emissions in 2020. About 48% of the sector’s emissions and more than 75% of methane emissions are from rice production. Therefore, to boost farm exports to the E.U., the sector is advised to pay more attention to green growth indicators through making policies and roadmaps to reduce greenhouse gas and methane emissions in accordance with international … [Read more...] about Vietnam develops green agriculture to increase exports to E.U.
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By 2025, the Ministry of Information and Communications expected Vietnam to have 80,000 digital tech firms, meeting at least 50% of digital tech and services from state agencies. Vietnam aims for the digital technology industry to lead the implementation of Industry 4.0 in the country, with revenue growth 2.5 times higher than the overall GDP expansion rate. ICT to help Vietnam realize the digitalization process. File photo The target was revealed in the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC)’s directive for information and communication technology (ICT) development in 2023 and the 2024-2025 period. "Digital technology focused on design, creation, and manufacturing in Vietnam is the main industrial sector driving the nation's industrialization and modernization, contributing to greater digitalization capability and shaping a digital country," the MIC stated. Under the plan, the ministry expected revenue from the ICT sector would hit US$165 … [Read more...] about Digital technology to spearhead Vietnam’s drive for Industry 4.0
The country is forecast to be the second-fastest growing economy in Asia-Pacific this year. Vietnam would continue to prioritize macroeconomic stability and containing inflation in anticipation of greater challenges from both domestic and international fronts in 2023. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at the meeting. Photos: VGP Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh gave the remarks during a monthly Government meeting today [February 2]. According to Chinh, Vietnam’s socioeconomic performance in January has been positive with strong results in all fields and sectors, especially in industries, agriculture, and tourism. The World Bank in its latest global economic outlook report forecast Vietnam’s GDP in 2023 at 6.3% year on year, down 0.2% from the previous assessment, but still the second highest in Asia-Pacific. In addition to economic development, the authorities have taken measures to ensure social welfare and provided financial support for 25 million eligible … [Read more...] about Vietnam prioritizes macroeconomic stability in 2023: PM