VN regards poverty reduction as top task 14:37 | 15/10/2008
VGP – In 2008, the percentage of poor households in Việt Nam is only 13%. The nation pledges to continue considering poverty reduction as its major mission. The international community has widely recognized Việt Nam’s achievements in poverty reduction as “one of the most spectacular stories of economic development”.
VN’s sea tourism much sought after 16:06 | 14/10/2008
VGP - Sea travel to Việt Nam continues to attract tourists, especially those from Europe with foreign cruise ships successively docking at Đà Nẵng, Quảng Ninh and Hồ Chí Minh city.
Germany helps raise personnel management 07:13 | 13/10/2008
VGP - The Government Office (GO) and Germany's Capacity Building International Organization (InWent) held from October 11-15 a debate on human resources management and a training course on verifying legal documents in public operations and management.
ANZ becomes third wholly foreign invested bank in VN 08:12 | 12/10/2008
VGP - The Governor of the State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV) just licensed the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) to set up its wholly-foreign invested bank in Việt Nam.
UNDP to back VN put Green Book into reality 14:38 | 09/10/2008
VGP – On behalf of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), UN Coordinator in Việt Nam, Mr. John Hendra vowed to keep assisting the nation to conduct the Việt Nam Integrated National Operational Program for Avian and Human Influenza 2006-2010 (the Green Book) in a plenary meeting of the Partnership on Avian and Human Influenza on October 8, in Hà Nội.
Gasoline RON 92 continues to go down 10:21 | 08/10/2008
VGP - The Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Trade and Industry decided to lower the retail price of petrol RON 92 to VND 16,500 from VND 17,000 per liter since zero hour on October 8.
VN plans to adjust electricity price along a market-based roadmap 18:25 | 07/10/2008
VGP – The Ministry of Industry and Trade just informed that the electricity price will be adjusted in line with the market mechanism and along a proper roadmap. The Government will decide how and when to conduct the adjustment.
Foreign retailers want stronger operation in VN 08:12 | 07/10/2008
VGP - Foreign distributors are actively planning to expand their business activities in Việt Nam at the time when the country officially opens its retail market in January 2009 under its WTO admission commitment.
ADB finances a hydropower project in Central VN 17:50 | 06/10/2008
VGP - Governor the State Bank of Việt Nam Nguyễn Văn Giàu and Country Director for ADB's Resident Mission in Việt Nam Ayumi Konishi inked a US $196 million loan for the Song Bung 4 hydroelectric plant project on October 6, in Hà Nội.
VN raises import tax on meat & poultry 17:11 | 06/10/2008
VGP – Under Decision 83/2008/QĐ-BTC recently released by the Ministry of Finance, the preferential import tax will be readjusted for some imports like meat, iron and steel since October 12.