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Hanoi proposes construction of Me So Bridge at US$215 million
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Hanoi proposes construction of Me So Bridge at US$215 million

NDO - The Hanoi municipal government has proposed constructing the Me So Bridge connecting the city’s Thuong Tin district with Hung Yen province at a cost of approximately VND4.89 trillion (US$215

City promotes investment connection with Korean firms
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City promotes investment connection with Korean firms

NDO – Ho Chi Minh City is committed to improving its investment environment and creating favourable conditions for foreign businesses, including those from the Republic of Korea (RoK), so that they

Over US$15.5 billion worth of FDI poured into Bac Ninh
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Over US$15.5 billion worth of FDI poured into Bac Ninh

NDO – Foreign direct investment (FDI) flow into Bac Ninh province has increased from US$177.6 million, invested in four projects in 1997, to over US$15.5 billion on more than 1,080 projects from 32

Vietnam targets US$2.5 billion in rice export revenues by 2030
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Vietnam targets US$2.5 billion in rice export revenues by 2030

NDO - The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has set the target of raising Vietnam’s rice export revenues to between US$2.3 and 2.5 billion by 2030.

Sponsors for Vietnam APEC Year 2017 announced
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Sponsors for Vietnam APEC Year 2017 announced

NDO – The sponsors for the Vietnam APEC Year 2017 were announced at a ceremony, held by the sponsorship mobilisation board, under the APEC 2017 National Committee, and the relevant units, in Hanoi on

Hanoi Gift Show boosts export opportunities for craft products
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Hanoi Gift Show boosts export opportunities for craft products

NDO – The 2017 Hanoi Gift Show, taking place in Hanoi from October 17 to 20, is expected to provide a good opportunity to promote the export of handicrafts and ethnic items from craft villages in

Enhancing capacity to increase links
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Enhancing capacity to increase links

NDO - Vietnam should revise its policy framework, with great importance being attached to increasing the capacity of domestic enterprises, in order to boost the links between domestic and foreign

PVEP exceeds nine-month oil exploitation goal
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PVEP exceeds nine-month oil exploitation goal

NDO - The PetroVietnam Exploration Production Corporation (PVEP) extracted 3.75 million tonnes of oil equivalent, in the first nine months of 2017, representing 112% of the nine-month target and 85%

Deputy PM: Culture is basis for sustainable corporate development
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Deputy PM: Culture is basis for sustainable corporate development

NDO - Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh emphasised that corporate culture should be considered as the foundation for the sustainable development of enterprises, and the economy as a whole, in the

PM: Da Nang should leverage APEC Economic Leaders’ Week
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PM: Da Nang should leverage APEC Economic Leaders’ Week

NDO/VNA – While successfully hosting the upcoming 2017 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, Da Nang should spare no effort to become the most livable city in the country, a must-visit tourism destination and

Da Nang inaugurates International Convention Centre in service of APEC
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Da Nang inaugurates International Convention Centre in service of APEC

NDO – The Ariyana International Convention Centre, a key facility in service of the upcoming APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting 2017, was officially inaugurated and put into use in the central coastal

Huge potential for promoting Vietnam-South Africa investment and cooperation
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Huge potential for promoting Vietnam-South Africa investment and cooperation

NDO – The potential for cooperation and investment between localities in Vietnam and South Africa remains promising heard a workshop held in Johannesburg city, South Africa, on October 12.

Vietnam ready for APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting
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Vietnam ready for APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting

NDO – The APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting 2017 is scheduled to take place in the central coastal city of Da Nang from November 6 to 11. On the occasion, in an interview granted to Nhan Dan (People)

Inflation projected to be kept below 4%
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Inflation projected to be kept below 4%

NDO - Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has emphasised that inflation for the whole year should be curbed below 4% in order to help reduce costs for enterprises and fulfil the GDP growth target of

Ho Chi Minh City wants French investment in transport, urban development
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Ho Chi Minh City wants French investment in transport, urban development

NDO/VNA - Ho Chi Minh City wants to cooperate with France in transport infrastructure and urban development projects, said Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc works with PetroVietnam
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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc works with PetroVietnam

NDO - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended a working session with the key leaders of the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) in Hanoi, on October 12.

Enhancing role of Vietnamese entrepreneurs in new stage of development
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Enhancing role of Vietnamese entrepreneurs in new stage of development

NDO - Today is Vietnamese Entrepreneurs Day, an occasion to review the six years of implementing the Politburo’s resolution on promoting the role of entrepreneurs in the period of deepening

Hanoi seeks to strengthen economic partnership with British businesses
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Hanoi seeks to strengthen economic partnership with British businesses

NDO – A seminar was held in Hanoi on October 12, under the theme ‘Hanoi meets British Business Group Vietnam (BBGV)’, with the aim of seeking stronger economic partnership between Vietnam’s capital

Workshop seeks to boost CLMV cyber cooperation
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Workshop seeks to boost CLMV cyber cooperation

NDO/VNA – A two-day workshop opened in Hanoi on October 12 to discuss cyber policies and cooperation among Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV).

Government projects GDP growth of 6.7% in 2017
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Government projects GDP growth of 6.7% in 2017

NDO/VNA – The Government has projected a GDP growth rate of 6.7% in 2017 in a report submitted to the National Assembly Standing Committee during the Committee’s 15th session in Hanoi, on October 12.

Vietjet Air signs interline partnership agreement with Qatar Airways
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Vietjet Air signs interline partnership agreement with Qatar Airways

NDO/VNA –Vietjet Air and Qatar Airways have signed an interline partnership agreement to bring more choices and convenience for passengers, the low-cost airline announced on October 11.

International exhibition on machine tools opens in Ho Chi Minh City
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International exhibition on machine tools opens in Ho Chi Minh City

NDO - Metalex Vietnam 2017, an international exhibition showcasing machine tools and metalworking for production upgrades, opened at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh

Cultural exchange attracts over 200 entrepreneurs
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Cultural exchange attracts over 200 entrepreneurs

NDO – More than 200 entrepreneurs from across the country participated in a cultural exchange in Hanoi, on October 11, which was held by the National Assembly’s Economic Committee and the Institute

Programme encourages Vietnamese people to prioritise Vietnamese goods
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Programme encourages Vietnamese people to prioritise Vietnamese goods

NDO - The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) held a ceremony in Hanoi, on October 11, to conclude the programme on raising public awareness, and increasing the consumption, of Vietnamese goods.

City calls for investment in 133 development projects
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City calls for investment in 133 development projects

NDO – Ho Chi Minh City calls for investment in 133 projects, including 73 transport infrastructure development projects, 21 urban refurbishment and resettlement schemes, 11 education projects and