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Vietnam keen on protection of aquatic sources

In Uncategorized on November 12, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Vietnam, Russia keen to bring more benefits to their people

In Politics-Society on October 22, 2009 at 6:04 am

Vietnam, Russia keen to bring more benefits to their people

QĐND – Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 20:7 (GMT+7)

Vietnam and Russia should re-examine their prioritised projects regularly in the 2009-2012 period, especially those in energy, science and technology as part of an effort to deepen their strategic partnership and bring practical benefits to their people.

The statement was made by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at a reception in Hanoi on October 20 for the visiting Russian Minister of Industry and Trade, Victor Khristenko, who is in Hanoi for a meeting of the Vietnam-Russia Inter-Governmental Committee.

The PM was briefed on the Russian minister’s talks with Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang where both agreed upon ways and means to strengthen relations in economics, trade and investment.

The Vietnamese leader expressed satisfaction at the practical and wide-ranging developments in the two countries’ traditional relationship and reiterated that Vietnam always attaches importance to its traditional friendship and strategic partnership with Russia.

He suggested that both sides should closely coordinate in carrying out the agreements that were reached at this Inter-governmental Committee meeting, and in particular, removing difficulties that are hindering bilateral cooperation projects.

The Russian guest told his host that the visit offers him a chance to witness the effective implementation of the previously agreed cooperative deals in economics, trade, investment, energy, education and training.

He said during this Inter-governmental Committee meeting, the two sides signed an action plan to boost their economies, two-way trade and investment through 2012. This action plan also details prioritised tasks for the Vietnam-Russia strategic partnership to be undertaken annually.

According to the Russian minister, hi-tech and energy cooperation was a bright spot in the two countries’ relationship in 2009.

Source: VNA/VOVNews

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Hanoi keen to welcome more tourists to historical sites

In Uncategorized on October 7, 2008 at 2:06 pm

Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi, with its abundance of beautiful landscapes, has attached great importance to developing both its historical and cultural tourist industry, according to a municipal official.

On the sidelines of the 7th annual conference of the Council for Promotion of Tourism in Asia (CPTA) taking place in Hanoi between Oct. 5-10, Deputy Director of the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Cao Thi Ngoc Lan said Hanoi is home to more than 4,000 historical sites, of which 1,400 are certificated.
The capital city is also increasing its focus on developing other types of tourism such as MICE tourism, trade street tourism and festival tourism.

In August 2008, Hanoi’s area tripled from 920 sq.m to 3,200 sq.m with a total population of nearly 7 million people, becoming one of the 17 largest capitals in the world. This expansion has created opportunities for the capital city’s tourism sector to develop more types of tourism, including eco-tourism, relaxation breaks and trade village tourism.

Also at the conference, Vice Chairwoman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Ngo Thi Thanh Hang affirmed that the tourism industry should become an important economic sector, adding that it is one of the city’s top priorities.

Hanoi’s tourism development plan is suitable for CPTA’s objective of launching a marketing campaign entitled “Welcome to Asia” and other related marketing activities that will further the prosperity and development of CPTA member cities’ tourism networks, she said.

Since 2001, Hanoi has enjoyed an annual growth in tourism of 10 percent and the number of international visitors to the city accounted for 30 percent of the country’s total foreign arrivals.

In the first nine months of this year, Hanoi has welcomed nearly 1 million foreign tourists and 5 million locals, representing respective increases of 5 percent and 15 percent over the same period last year.-

Egyptians keen on Vietnam’s catfish

In Uncategorized on September 24, 2008 at 12:30 pm

Hanoi (VNA) – The Commercial Bureau and the Embassy of Vietnam to Cairo have been busy with phone calls over the last month from Egyptian businesses, enquiring about Vietnamese catfish bearing the Tra and Basa trademarks.

The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors (VASEP) quoted the Vietnamese embassy as saying that stocks of frozen Tra and Basa products have been depleted in the Middle-East market recently due to Egyptians stocking up on food supplies in preparation for the month of Ramadan.

Ambassador Le Tien Ba said that Tra and Basa trademarked catfish products are widely available in supermarkets, food shops and traditional markets in Egypt with retail prices of between 3 and 4 USD per kg.

“These products are now the first choice of many housewives and are making their presence more frequently on the dining tables of Egyptians,” he said.

VASEP said Tra catfish products have gained a firm foothold in 107 foreign markets so far, which have consumed some 750 million USD worth of the products in the first seven months of the year.

This figure is expected to hit the 1.2 billion USD mark for the entire year, representing a year-on-year increase of over 200 million USD.–

Foreigners keen on confiscated property

In Uncategorized on September 1, 2008 at 12:41 pm

HCM CITY — Foreign investors are expressing more interest in buying confiscated properties in a bid to save both time and money.

The Singapore property developer City Developments Ltd, for example, said in early 2009 it would begin investing in real estate but would first set its sights on confiscated hotels and trade centres.

Most of these seized properties have already gone through investment licence applications and land clearance procedures, and they are often priced below market.

Nguyen Dang Son, deputy director of Institute for Urban Research and Infrastructure Development: “Foreign investors will have many properties to choose from since many of them will be seized in the future because their construction timetable is behind schedule.”

Local property companies have had difficulties in obtaining land clearance and capital, and high interest rates on bank loans have stalled investment.

Sharp increases in the price of building materials such as cement and steel have also contributed to the capital shortage. Many property developers have delayed or sold their real estate, market experts said.

Dinh The Hien, director of the Institute for Applied Informatics and Economic Research, said: “Foreign investors who buy confiscated properties will benefit but the country’s economic development will also.”

“Authorised government agencies have not dealt with construction delays in a firm manner,” Hien said. “If they would do this, banks and property companies could then recoup their capital more quickly.”

According to data of the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency (FIA), nearly US$44.5 billion of new FDI was poured into Viet Nam in the first seven months of the year.

During that time, foreign investors injected $13.06 billion into real estate projects, accounting for over 29.3 per cent of the total investment.

At least $4.77 billion was used for building new urban areas and VND8.2 billion was invested in construction of office and apartment buildings.

When the stock market took a drastic fall in 2007, many foreign indirect investors shifted to other investment channels including the property sector.

Phan Huu Thang, FIA director, said it was important to encourage foreign investors to use land resources wisely and follow localities’development plans. —