Society

Vietnam assures Microsoft of IP protection

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung assured Microsoft that Vietnam will implement seriously and fully regulations on intellectual property protection and asked the group to continue with preferential policies on software and IT development in Vietnam.
Business

Association committed to boost agriculture investment

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Overseas Vietnamese Business Association on Dec. 23 inked a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in information exchange, consultancy and investment promotional campaigns.
Business

Conference discusses island trade development measures

A conference dedicated to island economic-trade development was held on Phu Quoc Island on December 15, focusing on infrastructure development, improving the effectiveness of trade networks on islands, and involving all economic sectors to aid in the process.
Hau Giang calls for investment Business

Hau Giang calls for investment

The People’s Committee of southern Hau Giang province granted 11 investment licences to investors and signed memorandum of understandings with others totalling 34.8 trillion VND (1.93 billion USD).
Tuyen Quang urged to develop forest economy Politics

Tuyen Quang urged to develop forest economy

The mountainous northern province of Tuyen Quang should make use of its advantages to develop a forest-based economy as it is home to nearly 500,000 ha of economically valuable forests.
Business

Da Nang draws industry to parks

Domestic and foreign investment trends in the industrial parks of Da Nang show the central city is becoming a major investment destination in the country, local officials say.
Business

PetroVietnam affiliate to operate Hon La port

The Hon La deep-water seaport in the central province of Quang Binh has been handed over to an affiliate of the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) for management and operation.
Business

Small steelmakers urged to merge

The Vietnam Steel Corporation (VNSteel) has called on small-sized domestic enterprises to consider mergers as a way to become more competitive.