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Observers update year-end estimate

Observers update year-end estimate

International organisations are continuing to show optimistic forecasts about Vietnam’s whole-year growth, with the country remaining one of the region’s top performers thanks to strong production recovery.

WB delegation discusses wastewater treatment project in Binh Duong

WB delegation discusses wastewater treatment project in Binh Duong

A World Bank (WB)’s technical working group led by water resources management expert Abedalrazq Khalil held a working session with authorities of southern Binh Duong province on October 13 to discuss a project on wastewater drainage and treatment in Di An town.

Meeting marks World Handwashing Day

Meeting marks World Handwashing Day

VOV.VN - More than 800 pupils and a large number of local people in the northern Dien Bien Province joined a meeting today (October 13) to mark World Handwashing Day (October 15).

Vietnamese women contribute significantly to economy

Vietnamese women contribute significantly to economy

Vietnam has been growing at 6% plus over the past few years and this is indicative of the contributions of women to business and the economy, World Bank Country Director for Vietnam Ousmane Dione has said in a recent interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency.

HSBC raises growth forecast to 6.6%

HSBC raises growth forecast to 6.6%

HSBC has revised its growth forecast for Vietnam this year up to 6.6 percent, days after data from the General Statistics Office showed the economy grew 7.46 percent in the third quarter year-on-year; its strongest third-quarter growth since 2010.

Ninh Thuan lures investment in renewable energy

Ninh Thuan lures investment in renewable energy

The south central coastal province of Ninh Thuan is trying to create favourable conditions to lure investment in developing wind and solar power towards ensuring sustainable development of the power sector and contributing to national energy security.

WB pledges to help Hanoi launch more BRT routes

WB pledges to help Hanoi launch more BRT routes

The World Bank (WB) will continue sharing its experience and providing more financial assistance for Hanoi to launch more Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes, a WB specialist has said.

Vietnamese women in fascinating start-up culture

Vietnamese women in fascinating start-up culture

Empowering women by giving them control over their finances is not just smart economics but also key to ending poverty and supporting women to start and run businesses contributes directly to this objective, Country Director for the World Bank in Vietnam Ousmane Dione said.

WB, Vietnam discuss national priorities

WB, Vietnam discuss national priorities

VOV.VN - Senior Vice President and World Bank Group General Counsel Ms. Sandie Okoro, has discussed with high-ranking Vietnamese officials on national priorities and support the Bank’s global experience could offer in meeting these goals.

Vietnam strives to be paid for emissions reduction efforts

Vietnam strives to be paid for emissions reduction efforts

A conference was held in Hanoi on September 27 to collect final ideas to complete the Emissions Reductions Program Document (ER-PD) in the northern central region before it is sent to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and is defended at the Carbon Fund’s meeting in December.

Vietnam says bad debts under control

Vietnam says bad debts under control

Nonperforming loans (NPLs) must be revolved at the earliest, especially in the banking and financial sector, in order to strengthen Vietnam’s economy, ensure efficiency and boost effectiveness in capital allocation, a World Bank Group (WBG) official told a seminar on September 26.

Labor quality is big problem for Vietnam: reports

Labor quality is big problem for Vietnam: reports

Vietnam is in the ‘golden population period’ with a high number of working-age people, expected to last from 2010 to 2040. However, the quality of the labor force is not ‘golden’, say experts.

Vietnamese firms spend less on R&D

Vietnamese firms spend less on R&D

Innovation was critical for the growth of factory productivity, but Vietnamese firms spent less on research and development (R&D) than in most other Southeast Asian countries.

World Bank and Vietnam to pilot solar power auctions

World Bank and Vietnam to pilot solar power auctions

In preparation for the coming open energy market in Vietnam, the World Bank and the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) will implement the pilot programme to auction solar power with the floor price of 9.35 US cent per kWh.