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Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Development Forum (VDF) 2017 with the theme of “Increasing productivity – A lever for sustainable development” will take place in Hanoi on December 13, announced the Ministry of Planning and Investment.


Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung and World Bank Country Director for Vietnam will co-chair the forum, which will focus on analysing the real situation and obstacles to increasing productivity in Vietnam.

Increasing productivity is seen as one of the long-term measures for Vietnam to foster its economic development, overcome the middle-income trap and catch up with developed countries.

The forum is expected to raise public awareness of the role and importance of increasing productivity in promoting and maintaining rapid and sustainable development, making it easy for policymakers to build productivity policies for Vietnam.

The two-session forum will discuss issues related to increasing productivity, basic issues of the productivity growth in the world and the reality in Vietnam, thus proposing specific measures to foster the process on the basis of domestic and international experience.

International experts will also introduce solutions to increasing productivity in important sectors and fields in Vietnam.-VNA