As many as 294 out of the 386 communes in Hanoi, or 76.16%, have been recognised as new-style rural areas, said the municipal steering board of the programme on agriculture development and new-style rural area construction for 2016-2020.
Manufacturing and processing sector grew by 13.02% in the first half of 2018, the highest in seven years, contributing 2.63 percentage points to the country’s economic growth, said Director General of the General Statistics Office (GSO) Nguyen Bich Lam.
Experts at a conference in Hanoi on June 25 stressed the need for measures to increase the efficiency of technology transfer of FDI businesses in Vietnam.
The Government Inspectorate has revealed mining management violations in Lao Cai Province that have caused losses of VND95.20 billion (US$4.15 million) to the State budget.
Leaders of the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) and Vietnam Mobile Telecom Services One Member Limited Liability Company (MobiFone) seriously violated the law when MobiFone acquired AVG, confirmed the Central Inspection Commission of the Communist Party of Vietnam.
The National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) has contributed 40.8 trillion VND (1.79 billion USD) to the State budget in the first five months of 2018, exceeding the plan by 32 percent and representing 55 percent of the yearly target.
Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has asked the Transport Ministry to use investments sourced from the State budget and mid-term government bonds effectively and in line with law.
Lawmakers spent the entire May 25 and the morning of May 26 to scrutinise the Government’s reports on socio-economic and State budget performance in 2017 and the first months of 2018 during the on-going 5th session of the 14th National Assembly.
Lawmakers heard the Government’s reports on State budget balance and State budget balance audit in 2016 in the afternoon of May 21, the first day of the fifth session of the National Assembly (NA).
The fifth session of the National Assembly (14th tenure) opened in Hanoi at 9 am on May 21.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has agreed to the provision of VND1.5 trillion (US$65.9 million) from the standby 2018 State budget for Mekong Delta localities to address urgent dyke erosion threatening life and property of local residents.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) launched the One Commune, One Product (OCOP) programme worth nearly VND45 trillion (about US$2 billion) on May 17.
The Ministry of Finance has proposed a rise of environmental protection tax on petrol to the ceiling level of VND4,000 (17 US cent) per litre from the current VND3,000 (13 US cent) per litre.
Members of the 14th-tenure National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee commented on the final accounts of the State budget in 2016 on May 14 afternoon, part of the ongoing 24th session of the Standing Committee.
The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has asked centrally-run cities and provinces to promptly submit their reports on the implementation and disbursement of public investment in 2018.
Total revenue of the State budget reached VND446.3 trillion (US$19.57 billion) in the first fourth months of 2018, equivalent to 33.8% of the yearly estimate and up 12.1% year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Finance.
The Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) pumped 4.8 million tonnes of crude oil in the first four months of 2018, exceeding the target by 1.7% and accounting for 36.2% of its goal for the whole year.
43 years after the liberation of the south and national reunification, Ho Chi Minh City has overcome an array of hurdles to take a special important role in national construction, development and integration.
Increasing labour productivity and improving institutions should be made the top priorities to ensure high and sustainable economic growth.
Ho Chi Minh City’s pilot car rental service for Government officials that began on May 1 is expected to save more than VND100 million (US$4,400) per month for the State budget.