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Tien Giang province opens socio-economic trade fair

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:07 am

Tien Giang province opens socio-economic trade fair

QĐND – Monday, January 10, 2011, 20:44 (GMT+7)

A trade fair on the socio-economic achievements of My Tho city, Tien Giang province, opened on January 10 in Hung Vuong street of My Tho city.

The event attracted 200 showcases by 17 businesses from My Tho city and 70 other from Tien Giang and neighbouring provinces. 

Most of them displayed agricultural and industrial products and services under the campaign “Vietnamese people use Vietnamese goods”. 

Other programmes, such as presenting gifts for the poor and art performance will take place at the trade fair. 

The event will finish on January 16.

Source: VOV

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Central Highlands see positive socio-economic changes

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:09 am

Central Highlands see positive socio-economic changes

QĐND – Monday, December 27, 2010, 20:34 (GMT+7)

The Central Highlands Steering Committee held a conference in Buon Ma Thuot, Dak Lak province on December 27 to review ten years of implementing the political bureau’s resolution on socio-economic development and national defence and security in the Central Highland region in the 2001-2010 period.

Over the past ten years, localities in the central highlands have achieved impressive results in socio-economic development. The average income per capita in the region increased remarkably from VND2.9 million in 2001 to VND15.5 million in 2010 (making up 67 percent of the nation’s average rate with economic growth rate reaching 11.9 percent per year.

In the reviewed period, the Central Highlands upgraded to two first-tier urban areas, and established two cities and four towns. Infrastructure in both urban and rural areas in the region improved. 91 percent of communes possessed roads leading to the centre while 98 percent of hamlets had access to the national grid. All communes have primary schools, kindergarten, and health stations. Five provinces in the region have completed compulsory high school education.

Vocational training and job generation also gained positive results with nearly 1 million recruited workers including more than 180,000 ethnic minority people. The unemployment in urban area dropped to 2.51 percent. Nearly 111,000 households escaped poverty. The proportion of poor households fell to just 10.34 percent. In the ethnic minority group alone, the rate of poor households dropped sharply from 47.8 percent in 2006 to 19.9 percent in 2010.

Delegates also pointed out some shortcomings in the region. For example, socio-economic infrastructure in the region remains low while the quality of human resources has not been improved. While the rate of poor households decreased sharply, the rate of households fall into poverty again remained high. Over 11,000 households have had enough land for production.

Deputy Head of the steering committee, Tran Viet Hung said poverty reduction and hunger elimination for ethnic minority groups remained an urgent task for the region. Therefore, he said it is necessary to improve infrastructure in the region.

Source: VOV

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Three strategic breakthroughs for socio-economic development

In Uncategorized on August 18, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Three strategic breakthroughs for socio-economic development

QĐND – Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 21:15 (GMT+7)

The strategy aims to step up industrialization, modernization, rapid and sustainable development, promote the whole nation’s strength and develop Vietnam into a socialist-orientated industrialized country.

A seminar on Vietnam: Looking towards the new decade and following period was held in Hanoi on August 18 by the Vietnam Institute of Social Sciences and the World Bank.

Participants focused their discussions on the world’s development trend and Vietnam’s development policies in the context of global endeavours for rapid and sustainable development target.

They discussed what Vietnam‘s prospect for the next decade and later future, as well as industrial policies to help developing countries catch up with the more developed countries.

Speaking at the seminar, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung outlined Vietnam’s socio-economic development strategy for the 2011-2010: to step up industrialization, modernization, rapid and sustainable development, promote the whole nation’s strength and develop Vietnam into a socialistorientated industrialised country. Vietnam will become an industrialised country by 2020, Mr Dung said.

Mr Dung referred to five major points of the strategy: developing rapidly and sustainably; renovating comprehensively in line with economics and politics; practicing democracy and promoting human factors; strongly developing labour force with technology; and building an independent economy for the in-depth international integration process.

He affirmed the strategy will include three breakthroughs: completing socialist-oriented market economy institution, rapidly developing human resources and building infrastructure comprehensively. The strategy will also propose 12 other major tasks including:

Completing the market economy with socialist orientation and ensuring the stability of the macro economy by mobilising and effectively using available resources.

Developing modern industry with high competitive edge.

Comprehensively developing a modern, efficient and sustainable agriculture system.

Developing the services sector, especially those generating high value, potential and competitiveness.

Rapidly upgrading the infrastructure, especially for transportation.

Harmonically and sustainably develop regions and build new urban and rural areas.

Effectively developing the healthcare system to care for people’s health.

Improving the quality of human resources and totally renovating education and training.

Developing science and technology to make it the core of the rapid and sustainable growth.

Improving the quality of the environment and actively dealing with climate change.

Defending the sovereignty and unity of territory, ensure political and social security.

Expand external affairs and actively integrating and raising the position of Vietnam in the international arena.

To successfully complete these tasks, the PM stressed the importance of improving the effectiveness of State administration with a focus on implementing its functions, solving the complex relationship between State and market, improve the State’s apparatus and making a remarkable change in administrative reform, fighting against waste and corruption, strengthening the leadership of the Party and encouraging the strong role of the people in building the State’s apparatus.

He confirmed that along with the domestic efforts, Vietnam will pay close attention to international cooperation to share experiences, improve available resources and provide preferable conditions for the country’s development.

“It is of great necessity to work out a development strategy for the new period and mobilise all the resources to implement that strategy,” he said.

Mr Dung praised the Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences and the World Bank for organising the summit, which drew the participation of many domestic and foreign scientists, administrators and specialists, as well as organisations to discuss practical issues and contribute to the complement and improvement of the Draft on Vietnam’s Socio-Economic Development Strategy (2011-2020).

Source: VOV

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World Bank reaffirms support for Vietnam’s socio-economic development

In Uncategorized on April 9, 2010 at 8:41 pm

World Bank reaffirms support for Vietnam’s socio-economic development

QĐND – Friday, April 09, 2010, 20:56 (GMT+7)

PANO – The 14th ASEAN Finance Ministers Meeting opened in Nha Trang on April 8th with the participation of the representatives from the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the International Monetary Fund. 

Addressing the event, Mr. Juan Jose Daboub, the World Bank’s Managing Director, congratulated ASEAN on its role from the start of the global economic crisis. He said developing countries of the East Asia & Pacific region are the first to emerge from the global economic crisis and have the potential to grow rapidly in the next decade despite the uncertainties in the global economy, if they carry out reforms with renewed vigor and further cooperate on regional economic integration and climate change.

The WB Managing Director also discussed with Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung and Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam, Nguyen Van Giau, recent economic and social developments in Vietnam as well as their partnership in support of the country’s development. 

Mr. Daboub affirmed the World Bank’s willingness to continue its support to Vietnam in the country’s transition to a market economy and scale up its financial assistance to Vietnam to help narrow the infrastructure gap, strengthen access to basic social services, particularly in poorer ethnic minority communities, and tackle emerging middle income country challenges such as building capacity, strengthening research and technology and expanding targeted social protection systems. 

He also announced that the World Bank’s financial commitments since July 2008 have reached US$100 billion

For their part, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung and Governor Nguyen Van Giau. all expressed hope that the Bank will continue to provide Vietnam with valuable support for the country’s socio-economic development.

By Vu Hung – Photo: VOV


Source: QDND