Society

Mekong Delta to need 4 billion USD for key infra projects

The Ministry of Transport has estimated the Mekong Delta region would need around 87 trillion VND (nearly 4 billion USD) in 2016-2020 to invest in important infrastructure projects to fuel economic growth, the Saigon Times Daily reported.
Politics

PM vows to continue facilitating operation of Japanese firms

The Vietnamese Government will keep up efforts to forge the best possible business climate for foreign firms in general and Japanese ones in particular to operate in Vietnam, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung stressed at a dialogue with business leaders in Tokyo on December 13.

Business

Domestic production takes time to fully recover: experts

Experts expect Vietnam to achieve 2013 GDP growth between 5.3–5.4 percent while keeping annual inflation to 6.2–6.3 percent but warn domestic production needs more time to make a complete recovery, according to Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV)
Business

Ba Ria-Vung Tau seeks Japanese assistance

Leaders of southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province on Dec. 15 held a working session with representatives of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Vietnam Development Forum (VDF).