NA scrutinises State corporations

The country’s 90 State-owned groups and corporations contributed 40 percent of the national GDP from 2006-08, but inefficient management of capital and State assets has reduced their productive potential.

Vietnamese, Chinese localities boost trade ties

The northern mountainous province of Lao Cai and its Chinese neighbour, Yunnan province, held an exchange from Nov. 3-4 to seek ways to remove difficulties and boost economic-trade and tourism development between the two localities.

Many deals signed at Vietnam-China border fair

Fourteen pairs of contracts worth nearly 114 million USD were signed by some 30 businesses from Vietnam and China at an international tourism fair held in the northern border province of Lao Cai on Nov. 3.
Border bridge opens in Lao Cai Society

Border bridge opens in Lao Cai

A bridge spanning the Red River and connecting the Kim Thanh trade centre in Lao Cai province with the Beishan Trade Centre in China’s Yunnan province was inaugurated.

Produce exports decline slightly

Vietnam earned 245 million USD from fruit and vegetable exports in the first seven months of the year, down slightly by 0.2 percent over the same period in 2008.

Lao Cai opens e-government portal

Northern Lao Cai provincial Department of Information and Communications (DIC) and Microsoft Vietnam LLC officially announced on Dec. 12 the launching of an e-government portal.