Press digest – April 2
08:17 | 03/04/2014

Party chief receives outgoing Chinese ambassador

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on April 2 received outgoing Chinese ambassador Kong Xuanyou who came to bid fare well after fulfilling his mission in Vietnam.

Mr. Trong praised the Chinese diplomat’s practical contributions to consolidating the ties of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

Kong Xuanyou pledged his utmost efforts to foster the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and China in the time ahead.

Foreign financial organizations seek investment opportunities

Over 100 foreign investment funds and financial organizations have met with seven Vietnamese businesses to seek investment opportunities in a conference held in Singapore by Maybank Kim Eng Group.

The Vietnamese businesses are Baoviet, Cotec Construction Joint Stock Company, DHG Pharma, Hoang Anh Gia Lai Joint Stock Company, Gemadept Corporation, Vingroup, and Nam Long Investment Corporation.

A Baoviet representative said nearly 30 foreign investment funds and financial organizations, including BNP Paribas Investment Partners, Nomura Asset Management, Nikko Asset Management Asia Ltd, JP Morgan Asset Management, Oracle Management expected to meet with the Vietnamese group’s leaders to find investment opportunities.

Khanh Hoa looks to maritime economic development

PM Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa to tap advantages and potentials of maritime-based economy, aquaculture cultivation, and seaport services.

The Government presided over a working meeting with the local authorities on the province's socio-economic performance.

The Government leader also noted that Khanh Hoa should pay more attention to stepping up poverty reduction, building new rural areas, and bettering the living standards of people.

VN, RoK beef up local linkages

The Busan bank expects to open a branch in Ho Chi Minh City to support investment activities of Korean investors in Viet Nam, said Mayor of Busan city Hur Nam-sik.

Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh on Wednesday hosted a reception for Mayor of Busan city Hur Nam-sik who is on a working visit to Viet Nam.

Mr. Hur Nam-sik revealed that Busan and HCM City will mark the 20th anniversary of twin cities' relationship.

The Korean guest also briefed the host leader about his recent meeting with Chairman of Ha Noi People's Committee Nguyen The Thao in which the two sides talked about specific measures for further cooperation.

Gov’t calls for quick SOE restructuring

Deputy PM Vu Van Ninh called for quick restructuring of State-owned enterprises (SOEs) so as not to be left behind in the time of international integration.

Speaking at a conference in Ha Noi on Wednesday, Deputy PM Ninh said that the restructuring process must be carried out toward reducing the number of SOEs and improving their efficiency.

Mr. Nguyen Van Ngoc, Vice Secretary of the Party Committee of the Central Business Sector said that the sector has 32 groups and corporations of which 28 have developed restructuring schemes.

The restructuring process needs to be strictly controlled in a transparent manner and combined with enhancing administration capacity and technological application, said Deputy PM Ninh.

Central province leads PAPI 2013

The central province of Quang Binh the led in the Viet Nam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance.  

The Centre for Community Support Development Studies (CECODES) under the Viet Nam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA), and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Viet Nam on April 2 jointly announced the PAPI 2013.

Quang Binh was the only locality which gained the highest scores in all six categories. Meanwhile, the northern province of Back Giang was the last.    

PAPI 2013 showed that citizens chiefly concerned about population, traffic accidents, drug use, hygiene safety and corruption./.

Source: VGP/VNA/VOV/Vietnam+



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