The Northern Key Economic Region comprises seven cities and provinces, namely Hanoi, Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Hung Yen, Hai Duong, Bac Ninh and Vinh Phuc. It is the political, economic, cultural and defence-security centre of the country.national GDP and 35.52 percent of the combined GRDP of the four key economic regions. The seven localities contribute over 31 percent of the State budget and 32 percent of the national export revenue. They all hold potential for socio-economic development. Developing trade in the area is crucial to economic and commercial development in the entire northern region and the country as well. … [Read more...] about Northern Key Economic Region needs momentum to grow further: experts
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Hanoi (VNA) - In the mornings before he opens his traditional house to visitors, Meritorious Artist To Thanh Son prepares tea to welcome his guests. When Bat Trang commune on the outskirts of Hanoi was officially recognised as a tourist site last month, his traditional house with its beautiful garden, old kiln and showroom of pottery products started receiving many tourists every day. In October 2019, the Hanoi People’s Committee and the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) brought smart tourism to Bat Trang, further highlighting it on the capital’s travel map. Smart tourism Bat Trang commune is located in Gia Lam district, 10km from the city centre. It comprises Bat Trang and Giang Cao villages. A century ago, people of Bo Bat village (now Yen Thanh commune, the northern province of Ninh Binh) followed King Ly Cong Uan from Hoa Lu to Thang Long - the new capital city (now Hanoi). They set up a pottery and brick-making ward on the banks … [Read more...] about Bat Trang – A star of Hanoi craft village tourism
For Da Nang, hosting APEC added more credibility to the city’s ability to hold major international events and its reputation as a competent and efficiently run alternative to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City for economic and social events. For the most part, I was impressed. The airport coped well enough, there were no major embarrassments and the overall atmosphere was positive. … [Read more...] about APEC and Damrey in Vietnam: Whew! It’s over!
Without the CPTPP, Vietnam’s textile and garment products would face difficulties in entering markets such as Australia, Canada, and New Zealand because they had to compete with a giant rival from China, and Vietnam had not signed FTAs with those markets. However, after the CPTPP took effect, the most obvious benefit we can see is the industry has opened its doors to these markets. For instance, Canada’s demand for textile and garment products was worth some $13-14 billion each year, only 5 per cent of which was provided by Vietnam. … [Read more...] about Textile sector set for success
As with SARS and another deadly coronavirus known as Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, WHO suggested that the new virus could be spreading through droplets, for instance when people sneeze or cough, or through direct contact with infected people or with objects they have touched. … [Read more...] about WHO says still probing if Chinese virus can spread before symptoms