NDO - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visit to the two neighbouring countries of Laos and Cambodia is an important event to celebrate the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Year 2017 and Vietnam-Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year 2017.
NDO – Vietnam’s economy in Q1 recorded the lowest growth rate over the same period during the past two years, reaching only 5.1%. With this increase, according to economic experts, to reach the set target of 6.7% of GDP growth for the whole year, in the second quarter, GDP growth must be at 6.27% (up 1% compared to the first quarter). This high rate of increase requires determination from the Government to direct the implementation of solutions to remove difficulties, promote production and business operation and improve an investment environment.
NDO - Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe together with his spouse and a high-ranking Sri Lankan Government delegation arrived in Hanoi to begin an official visit to Vietnam from April 16 to 19 at the invitation of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
NDO—Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife are paying an official visit to Vietnam from March 21-24 at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. This is an important political event aiming to continue accelerating the strategic partnership between Vietnam and Singapore in an extensive and substantive fashion, particularly in the five pillar fields, thereby bringing about practical benefits for the two countries’ peoples and suiting the new international situation.
NDO – When meeting Dr. Ha Phuong Thu (from the Institute of Materials Sciences under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology), only a few can believe that the small-statured woman with a soft Hue accent is a leading scientist.
NDO - Spring is coming. The 87th spring of the country, since the Party was established for the sake of the Vietnamese people. The initial torch by former President Ho Chi Minh lit up the nation after many dark years of slavery, and led our country along the revolutionary road toward independence, freedom, prosperity, happiness, democracy, equity and civilisation.
NDO—These days, the Vietnamese people are making the final preparations to welcome Tet (the lunar New Year festival), which has been a sacred celebration for generations of Vietnamese. As for the Overseas Vietnamese (OV) community, who are living abroad throughout the world, the occasion always evokes a feeling of nostalgia and aspiration to return to their motherland.
NDO—For the first time ever, a Vietnamese rice variety has been recognised as one of the three most delicious rice varieties in the world by The Rice Trader. Its name is hat ngoc troi (“pearl of heaven”), developed from AGPPS 103 by Loc Troi Corporation, formerly An Giang Plant Protection JSC.
NDO – Born at a time when President Ho Chi Minh was on an official visit to France in 1946, Elisabeth Helfer Aubrac was adopted by President Ho as a goddaughter. More than 70 years has passed, Elisabeth still keeps in mind the memories of her special godfather, who was simple, considerate and compassionate in his personal life, reports Nhan Dan Newspaper reporter Khai Hoan from France.
NDO - Despite many challenges ahead, it can be said that the banking system has achieved the main targets of restructuring and non-performing loan settlements after five years of implementing the Government project on bank restructuring.
NDO—The official visit to China made by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong at the invitation of Chinese General Secretary and President Xi Jinping has concluded successfully. The Vietnam-China Joint Communiqué, which was issued at the end of the visit, said the visit had contributed to enhancing mutual trust, strengthening the traditional friendship between the two states and deepening the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between them while helping to promote peace, stability and development in the region and around the world.
NDO – Textiles are often regarded as one of Vietnam’s key export sectors with an average annual growth rate of 15% during 2010-2015. However, it is also faced with a range of challenges, of which the most recent challenge stems down to labour in the country no longer being as cheap as it once was.
NDO - Doan Hung pomelos, Vinh oranges, Buon Ma Thuot coffee, Tan Cuong tea and Cat Loc mangoes are some of the agricultural products that have not only brought in high economic benefits to their producers but also been given protection by law over the past ten years.
NDO—Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, along with a high-level delegation of senior officials from the Royal Government of Cambodia, arrived in Hanoi on December 20 to kick-start his two-day official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Xuan Phuc.