This was the main theme of a recently held round-table discussion with the attendance of former Deputy Prime Minister Vu Khoan, Dr Tran Dinh Thien, director of the Vietnam Institute of Economics and Professor Vu Trong Phuc, former director of the Institute of Party History under the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics. Reform is a continuous process Question: After 30 years of Doi Moi, what does Vietnam need to do to move the country forwards on the path of rapid and sustainable development? VU KHOAN: Some people say that it is time for a second round of reform. But I think reform is a continuous process - what was appropriate yesterday may not be relevant today. This is even truer with domestic and global contexts changing rapidly. The Doi Moi reform launched during the 1980s began with a breach of regulations in agriculture seen in the secret allocation of land to farmers. That act was later approved by the Central Committee, which helped change the life of farmers and … [Read more...] about What’s next for Vietnam after 30 years of Doi Moi?
Vietnam’s market-driven economy, socio-economic achievements, and position in the global marketplace can all be traced back to the launch of Doi moi three decades ago. VIR spoke to leading international organisations about the legacy of this policy. Eric Sidgwick - Country Director for Asian Development Bank in Vietnam Within a quarter of a century, political and economic reforms have transformed Vietnam completely and led the country rapidly toward a market economy. Under the Doi moi policy, Vietnam has undergone significant economic and institutional reforms to improve lagging productivity, generate economic growth, and raise the living standards of Vietnamese people. From one of the poorest countries in the world, Vietnam’s GDP per capita has increased six times over this period, while reducing the poverty rate from over 58 per cent in 1993 to just about 3 per cent today. Dramatic improvements in the country’s economy, in turn, have contributed to a steady … [Read more...] about Taking stock of Vietnam post-Doi moi
Vietnam has witnessed 30 years of Doi moi, with numerous achievements and difficulties along the way. The leaders of various embassies in Vietnam spoke about their perception of the country’s past, and their expectations for its future. Jean-Noël Poirier - French Ambassador to Vietnam One of the most outstanding changes concerns poverty reduction. From 1990 to 2013, GDP has been extensively multiplied. In addition, whereas half of the population used to be classified under the poverty threshold, today the ratio has been reduced to less than 12 per cent. Vietnam has also taken responsibility as a regional actor. In the past, Vietnam committed itself to a process of peaceful political reconciliation in the region. Its two-decade long involvement with neighbouring … [Read more...] about Foreign diplomats look back on 30 years of Doi Moi in VN
The Russian city of Khabarovsk recently held an exhibition entitled “Meeting with Vietnam", featuring images depicting Vietnam’s culture, history and achievements during more than 20 years of Doi Moi (renovation). The exhibition was held by the Vietnamese Consulate General in Vladivostok , the Far East Fine Arts Museum and a local cultural agency. It captured the attention of Russian visitors and overseas Vietnamese people living in the Russian Far East. Local state media ran a series of features highlighting the images on display at the cultural event. Source: Vna … [Read more...] about Russians gain insight into Doi Moi
NDO – Over 1,500 domestic and foreign runners competed at the 44th Hanoi Moi (New Hanoi) Newspaper Run for Peace 2017, held in the walking street space around Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake on October 1. Runners, who were Hanoians, capital city officials, workers, students, and foreigners working and living in Hanoi, competed in separate categories and prizes for professional and amateur runners. In the amateur category, runners competed in a range of distances, ranging from 1,730m to 5,250m. The pro event witnessed 130 professional athletes from 17 teams join the advanced categories for runners from the relevant provincial and sector athletics teams. Women ran three laps - equivalent to 5,250m - around Hoan Kiem Lake, while men completed five laps, around 8,750m. At the opening ceremony, the city leaders and delegates signed their names on a peace flag, reaffirming the message of peace to friends around the world, contributing to raising the voice of solidarity, compassion and the … [Read more...] about Over 1,500 runners join Hanoi Moi Run for Peace 2017 Most Recent News