Press digest – August 27
Diplomatic sector receives noblest order for 70-year dedication
The diplomatic sector received the Golden Star Order—the noblest order of Viet Nam— for the second time at a ceremony marking its 70th founding anniversary (August 28, 1945) in HaNoi.
At the event, State President Truong Tan Sang said the distinction illustrated the Party, State and people’s recognition of the great contributions of the sector.
The President asked the diplomatic staff to consistently bear in mind that national interests are the top priority while thoroughly grasping Party guidelines and policies and flexibly applying Ho Chi Minh’s ideology of diplomacy.
Lao PM hails military cooperation with VN
At a reception for Deputy Defense Minister Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty—Chief of the General Staff of the Viet Nam People’s Army—in Vientiane, the Lao PM said enhancing military cooperation is essential to deepen the special relations between the two armies and countries.
Lao PM Thongsing Thammavong has applauded the effective cooperation between Vietnamese and Lao armies, which has contributed to building shared borderlines of peace, stability and development.
He confirmed that Laos will continually educate future generations on the huge support Viet Nam has provided as well as nurture and promote the special relations and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.
PM agrees capital allocation to sea dyke upgrade projects
The Prime Minister has approved the continued allocation of development investment from the State budget from 2016-2020 to a program to reinforce, protect and upgrade sea dykes from the northern province of Quang Ninh to the central province of Quang Nam.
The PM asked the localities to review the approved projects and propose priorities for investment while actively planning for middle-term investments from 2016-2020.
The program to reinforce, preserve and upgrade sea dyke systems has been implemented since 2006 with the aim to actively prevent and respond to floods, storms and rising sea levels; minimize impacts; serve socio-economic development; and ensure security and defense in coastal localities.
VN attracts over US$13.3 billion in FDI in eight months
Viet Nam attracted US$13.33 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first eight months of this year, an annual increase of 30.4%.
As of August 20, the country had granted investment licenses to 1,219 newly-registered projects worth US$7.87 billion, up 8.7% in value.
Some US$5.46 billion was added to 389 existing projects, up 82.8% in value.
During the period, a total US$8.5 billion of FDI was disbursed, a year-on-year rise of 7.6%.
Economic forum reflects on VN’s international integration
Viet Nam’s achievements and missed opportunities in the reform process and international economic integration were reviewed at the Autumn Economic Forum entitled “Viet Nam's Economy: Integration and Sustainable Development”.
The forum focused on reviewing Viet Nam’s international economic integration since becoming a member of the World Trade Organization, and bilateral commitments the country had signed or will sign.
HCM City reveals 28,000 vacancies in September
Ho Chi Minh City is expected to have demand for an additional 23,000 full-time and 5,000 part-time employees, unveiled the Ho Chi Minh City’s Centre for Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labor Market Information (FALMI).
Employment opportunities are primarily for unskilled labor and graduates/post-graduates, accounting for 28% and 27% of the total vacancies respectively. The demand for technicians follows closely at 25%.
HCM City: Economy grows stably in August
Ho Chi Minh City has sustained steady economic growth in August though hit by a spate of difficulties, the municipal People’s Committee said at a meeting discussing local socio-economic situation.
Director of the municipal Department of Planning and Investment Thai Van Re reported that the southern economic hub’s industrial production index in the reviewed month expanded by 6.8% from a year before, fuelled by increases in processing and manufacturing activities.
The four key industries (engineering mechanics, electronics, chemistry-rubber-plastics, and food processing) posted an estimated annual growth rate of 6.9%.
By Thuy Dung