OVs have contributed greatly to the socio-economic development in Da Nang city. (Photo: VNA)

Da Nang (VNA) – Authorities of the central city of Da Nang held a Tet meeting with over 180 Overseas Vietnamese coming home for the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival on the night of January 28.

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Ho Ky Minh asserted that the city always encourages and provides all possible conditions for expats to visit their families and do business in the homeland.

In 2018, Overseas Vietnamese sent 165 million USD in remittances to Da Nang and many of them gave support to disadvantaged people as well as brought investors to the city, Minh said.

He said he expects that Overseas Vietnamese continue assisting the city in its socio-economic development, especially in science-technology, healthcare and education.

He asked municipal agencies to simplify administrative procedures pertaining to Overseas Vietnamese to make it easier for inviting them to work in the city.

On behalf of the participating Overseas Vietnamese, Pham Ba Dung from Germany said he will work to draw more expats and introduce foreign investors to Da Nang.-VNA