Vietnam receives support in hosting APEC Year 2017: Deputy PM Politics

Vietnam receives support in hosting APEC Year 2017: Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has affirmed that hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Year 2017 is a priority in Vietnam’s external policy with an aim of strengthening the country’s international integration and enhancing multilateral external relations.

Central region upgrades entice investors

For many years, inadequate infrastructure network has deterred foreign companies from investing in the central coastal region, but things are changing with progress reported in many infrastructure projects in the region. Report by the Vietnam Investment Review.

New industrial zone in Quang Ninh

The Vietnam Glass and Ceramics Corporation (Viglacera) began construction of the Dong Mai Industrial Zone in Quang Yen town, in the northern province of Quang Ninh on November 9.

Textile and garment exporters face downturn

Textile and garment producers are struggling from a lack of export contracts and market difficulties due to the ongoing public debt crisis in the EU, said the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (Vitas).

Mechanical engineering in dire straits

The Vietnamese mechanical engineering industry is in dire need of investment to avoid falling into the hands of foreigners, according to the chairman of the Vietnam Association of Mechanical Engineering Industry Nguyen Van Thu.

Farmers to expand cocoa growing areas

Vietnam will expand its cocoa cultivation areas to take advantage of high global demand and rising prices, as well as unstable production from the world's major cocoa growers, according to industry officials.