During the 13rd National Assembly (2011-2016), Viet Nam’s public debt accounted for 64.8-65% of GDP while the public debt at present only makes up 61% of GDP. The total GDP is expected to exceed VND7,000 trillion with the economic growth of 6.7%. The nation’s economic scale has jumped from 48th to 40th in the world. Within two and a half years, Viet Nam’s foreign reserves increased from US$28 billion to US$64 billion. The PM expressed his delight at the nation’s national competitiveness and business environment rankings. He asked agencies to pay more attention to agriculture and rural development as 42% of laborers are living in rural areas while the agriculture and rural values only contribute 18% of GDP. The Government chief proposed the National Assembly and the Government take measures to make drastic improvements in serving the people, and launch economic and administrative reforms. … [Read more...] about PM hails socio-economic performances over two years
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With a sense of national pride and patriotism, overseas Vietnamese have also taken actions to protect Vietnamese culture, including the teaching and studying of the Vietnamese language. Overseas Vietnamese not only make contributions to economic development but also help to preserve and promote fine Vietnamese traditions. This can be considered the soft power of a country as Luong Thanh Nghi, deputy head of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese, has affirmed. … [Read more...] about Roots not forgotten as Vietnamese expats play a part in homeland’s development
Tien Giang (VNA) – Cai Lay district of the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang has decided to spend 7.68 billion VND (over 326,000 USD) from the local budget on urgently building facilities to prevent saltwater from harming local fruit cultivation areas. Vice Chairman of the district People’s Committee Ly Van Cam said the work will focus on dredging 20 fresh water storage canals, repairing 10 anti-saline intrusion culverts, and building 24 embankments to prevent saltwater. These are expected to protect about 15,000 ha of land for cultivating fruit trees, he added. The district authorities will regularly update saline intrusion and drought situations, thus recommending local farmers to take preventative measures. Training courses will also be organized to introduce locals to fruit tree cultivation techniques during and after each drought and saline intrusion spell. Attention has been paid to installing more salinity meters in communes with many fruit gardens, and … [Read more...] about Tien Giang: over 7.6 billion VND for anti-saline intrusion facilities
The newswire quoted Nguyen’s father, Nguyen Pham – who lived with his son for six months at the club’s headquarters in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai in 2009 – as saying that the coach had been asking other players, especially the Thais, to isolate the Vietnamese-American player. … [Read more...] about Why couldn’t Lee Nguyen have high-flying career in Vietnam as in MLS?
Andes studied graphic arts at the Esaat Upper School Applied Arts and Textile in Roubaix, France, and attended short-term courses on painting and printing at the National School of Visual Arts of La Cambre and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium. He took part in several artistic residency programmes in France, Brazil and South Korea, including the Villa Saigon artistic residency programme initiated by the French Institute in 2016, 2018 and 2019. … [Read more...] about French artists host art exhibition at Galerie Quynh