The southern metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City and the World Bank have agreed to shake hands to improve the quality of life for the city dwellers.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private equity arm of World Bank group, has sanctioned an additional US$80 million credit package to Vietnam Prosperity Bank (VPBank).
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received World Bank (WB) CEO Kristalina I. Georgieva in Hanoi on March 23, valuing the WB’s role in Vietnam’s socio-economic development, especially in poverty elimination.
VOV.VN - The World Bank’s Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva will be on an official visit to Vietnam on March 22 - 24.
VOV.VN - Agriculture and the country’s overall food system are at a turning point, said Ousmane Dione, World Bank Country Director for Vietnam, at a recent forum in Hanoi discussing post-2016 development goals and targets.
Dozens of thousands of farmers and fishermen in nine central coastal provinces have benefited from the Coastal Resources for Sustainable Development (CRSD) Project funded by the World Bank (WB) in the past years.
While the tax sector is endeavouring to reform itself in favour of enterprises and the public, recalcitrant tax officials remain a chokepoint to these efforts, which have yet to yield practical benefits for the business community.
The business community acknowledged progress in the tax sector’s administrative reform but urged more efforts in improving law quality, simplifying procedures, applying IT and cutting informal costs, according to a report released at a workshop in Hanoi on March 7.
IREX Energy Joint-Stock Company, Vietnam’s vanguard solar panel producer, has made great contributions to developing renewable energy in Vietnam.
The southern hub is in the grips of a major affordable housing shortage amid a rapidly growing population.
The Southern Power Corporation (SPC) of the Electricity of Vietnam Group (EVN) is implementing several projects to connect southern rural areas with the national grid.
The Central Highlands province of Dak Nong will allocate more than VND200 billion (US$8.7 million) to expand its clean water system and sanitation projects in rural areas in 2016-2021.
Muong Te district in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau has improved the lives of local people under a sustainable poverty reduction project funded by the World Bank (WB).
The World Bank has acknowledged Thailand as the only country in the ASEAN region to implement a universal health care system to help with its national economic growth.
VOV.VN - Dong Nai province plans to establish an advanced logistics network to serve the entire southern key economic region.
The General Department of Taxation is holding a seminar on deploying an action plan for base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) in APEC on February 22.
The World Bank (WB) will sponsor US$500,000 for Can Tho city to carry out the “Green-clean-beauty programme”, part of a project upgrading the Mekong Delta urban region.
Leaders of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho held a working session with a business delegation from the Japanese prefecture of Hiroshima on February 15, focusing on the building of urban waste water management software.
VOV.VN - Vietnam has consistently rated poorly in global measures of domestic private sector development, a key to the country’s future economic success, said experts at a recent forum in Hanoi.
The goal is to cut half the time needed for business registration and simplify customs procedures this year.