Business

Vietnam backs APEC closer mining cooperation

Vietnam backs stronger mining collaboration with APEC member countries to realise Bogor goals, said Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Cao Quoc Hung at the fifth meeting of APEC ministers responsible for mining that opened in Beijing on June 27.
Business

Sustainable development in Vietnam seen from within

Sustainable development has emerged as a top concern of mankind. The issue is echoed at various international forums, in public documents, as well as in national policies and plans of action. In Vietnam, sustainable development is one of the fundamental elements of economic growth model reform and a primary goal of the national economy. Communist Review features an article by Prof. Dr. Vu Van Hien, Vice Chairman of the Central Theory Council, on the issue.
Society

Vietnam spends big on poverty reduction

The Government spent more than VND700 trillion (36 billion USD) on nationwide poverty reduction efforts in the 2005 – 2012 period, an average of 90 trillion VND (4.2 billion USD) per year, Nhan Dan newspaper has reported.
NA deputies hear socio-economic performance Politics

NA deputies hear socio-economic performance

Vietnam’s socio-economic performance in 2012 and the first four months of this year was high on the agenda at the National Assembly (NA)’s fifth session that opened in Hanoi on May 20.

Addressing the opening session, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said although the socio-economic situation is moving in the right direction, it remains slow and fragile. It is forecast that Vietnam will still face challenges in socio-economic development while the global economic climate remains uncertain.