(VOV) - A number of key bills, including those on counterterrorism, natural disaster mitigation, and grassroots reconciliation, are scheduled to be approved at the National Assembly’s 5th session which opened in Hanoi on May 20.
(VOV) - The Australian Government will provide an estimated AUD159.1 million (equivalent to over VND 3.3 trillion) in official development assistance to Vietnam in 2013-2014.
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) and the World Bank (WB) signed three credit agreements worth US$400 million and related documents in Hanoi on May 14.
(VOV) -Industrial parks (IPs) in the northern province of Hai Duong have attracted 163 projects invested by 30 countries and territories around the world, with total registered capital of US$3 billion.
(VOV) -The Government has granted a credit stimulus package, amounting to VND30 trillion (nearly US$1.5 billion), to shore up the real estate sector.
(VOV) - Unemployment rates among young people more than three times higher than among elders.
Vietnam is urgently seeking ways of sustaining its marine economy as climate change warms and raises sea levels and, together with massive pollution, continues to destroy the nation’s 110,000 hectares of coral reefs.
Export processing zones (EPZs) and industrial zones (IZs) in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho have attracted 204 investment projects, capitalised at more than US$1.84 billion, according to the Can Tho EPZs and IZs Authority.
Four projects in seafood processing and waste incineration worth nearly US$10 million have been approved in southern Can Tho city, increasing the total number of valid project in the city to 204.
(VOV) - The south-central province of Ninh Thuan has pledged to prioritise, offer assistance to, and consider the requests of any Japanese businesses investing in the locality.
Czech Ambassador to Vietnam Martin Klepotko said his country would like to cooperate with the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang in the fields of mining, food processing and green technology.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh has asked ministries and localities to make greater effort to reach the goal of reducing the rate of poor households nationwide from 9.6 percent to 7.6 percent by the end of this year.
Vietnam ranked ninth on the World Bank’s list of the 10 countries that attracted the most overseas remittances, with US$10 billion in 2012.
(VOV) - Vietnam’s export turnover increased sharply in recent years, thanks to the great contributions from foreign direct investment (FDI), however, foreign-invested enterprises do not create high value added products.
(VOV) - Although the national economy managed to weather last year’s storm, most small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are still threatened by capital shortages and high inventories.