Vietnam targets 8 million foreign tourist arrivals in 2023Vietnam’s tourism sector targets to welcome about 8 million foreign tourist arrivals next year. (Photo: VNA)Vietnam’s tourism sector targets to welcome about 8 million foreign tourist arrivals from a total of 110 million next year, according to the General Administration of Vietnam Tourism. Cravinho, who is on Vietnam visit from January 17-19, affirmed that Portugal always considers Vietnam an important partner in the region and expects to further develop all-around ties with the country. The Portuguese FM wished to promote cooperation with Vietnam in the overall policy of Portugal towards the Asia-Pacific region. Ranking third in the list, the magazine called Phu Quoc the “new star of Vietnamese tourism”.
January 19, 2023 05:14 UTC
PM Pham Minh Chinh (R) and Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs Joao Gomes Cravinho (Photo: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese Government always values the development of traditional friendship with Portugal, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh told Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs Joao Gomes Cravinho during a reception in Hanoi on January 18. About economic ties, the host asked Portugal to create favourable conditions for Vietnamese farm produce to navigate the country. Cravinho, who is on Vietnam visit from January 17-19, affirmed that Portugal always considers Vietnam an important partner in the region and expects to further develop all-around ties with the country. The FM vowed to continue realising contents of Vietnam-Portugal tourism cooperation agreement and sharing experience in tourism development, boost sport exchanges, particularly football training and increasing scholarships to students specialised in tourism management, and discuss the signing of labour cooperation deals. Portugal will create favourable conditions for Vietnamese community living in the country, open the market for Vietnamese farm produce and have a say with the EC on the IUU yellow card, he said.
January 19, 2023 02:48 UTC
Hanoi (VNA) – Russian Ambassador to Vietnam Gennady Bezdetko has hailed Vietnam for its efforts in economic development amid a host of difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns over a global economic recession. Due to some negative factors, including the pandemic and soaring energy prices, the global economy faced a range of challenges, he continued. Vietnam records good economic growth in 2022 although many countries across the world found it hard to go through the year. The country has kept foreign investment inflows, and integrated more intensively and extensively into the global economy, with production and technology potential intensified, he explained. Vietnam's targets of maintaining the annual GDP growth at 7% and raising per capital income at 7,500 USD by 2030 are reachable.
January 19, 2023 01:57 UTC
Society New Year wishes to residents, soldiers in Truong Sa Lunar New Year (Tet) wishes were extended to residents and soldiers in Truong Sa (Spratly) island district via a live television programme organised by authorities of the central province of Khanh Hoa on January 17. Festival Overseas Vietnamese in Netherlands celebrate the Tet festival Nearly 500 overseas Vietnamese in the Netherlands and those evacuated from Ukraine on January 15 gathered at Vietnam Embassy in the Netherlands for a celebration of the Lunar New Year, the biggest traditional festival in a year for Vietnamese. Society Ministry proposes issuing chip-based citizen identification card for children under 6 The Ministry of Public Security has proposed that children under the age of six, can receive both birth certificate and chip-based citizen identification card at the same time when their birth is registered. Society Nearly 4,000 traverse Mong Cai int’l border gate Nearly 4,000 people have undergone immigration procedures via Mong Cai international border gate in the northern province of Quang Ninh in 10 days after resuming entry-exit regulations.
January 18, 2023 03:19 UTC
Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam has increasingly become a burgeoning industrial hub, especially for tech and apparel, wrote an article published by India’s stattimes.com on January 14. Explaining the boom of Vietnam’s industry, it said part of the reason is the disruption to supply chains on the Chinese mainland, Asia’s largest manufacturing hub, as factories were subject to shutdowns during COVID-19. Google’s newest Pixel phone, too, will be made in Vietnam, while Microsoft started shipping Xbox game consoles from Ho Chi Minh City in 2022. Additionally, the Vietnamese government has been making strong efforts to make trade easier between Vietnam and the rest of the world. Another strong driver of trade is the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership deal to which Vietnam is a member, the article said./.
January 18, 2023 00:11 UTC
(Photo: VNA)Joi described the agreement as a great source of encouragement for leftist movements as well as national liberation movements of peace-loving forces worldwide. Recalling the establishment of the diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Cuba on December 2, 1960, he emphasised that Cuba became the first country in the western hemisphere to establish full diplomatic relations with the Southeast Asian nation. On March 4, 1969, Cuba was also the first to recognise the Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam and the only to open an embassy in the liberated zone. Cuban leader Fidel Castro's saying “For Vietnam, Cuba is willing to shed its blood” has been seen as a symbol of the Cuban people’s readiness to offer sacrifice to Vietnam during the struggle. The Committee created a worldwide united movement in support of the Vietnamese people's anti-US struggle, he added.
January 17, 2023 05:34 UTC
The Hyundai i10 was the best-selling A-segment car in Vietnam in 2022. Photo courtesy of TC MotorSouth Korea’s Hyundai dominated Vietnam’s small urban car market last year after Vietnamese and Japanese manufacturers stopped selling A-segment models in the country. Last year in Vietnam, Hyundai sold 10,752 units of its i10 model, while local Vietnamese manufacturer VinFast sold 10,661 Fadils, its most popular model. The 2022 car market in Vietnam also saw Kia sell 3,979 of its Morning models, while 1,953 Honda Brios and 488 Toyota Wigos were also sold in the country. Brio had been on the Vietnamese market for more than 3 years, but the model hadn’t changed since a facelift in 2020.
January 17, 2023 03:02 UTC
(Photo: thejakartapost.com)Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesia will limit the construction of nickel smelters to ensure new plants to produce high-value products and follow green principles in the production process, Minister of Investment Bahlil Lahadalia said on January 13. Noting many existing smelters already produce nickel pig iron or ferronickel, the minister said that Indonesia needs to prioritise using ore reserves to create higher value materials, including input for batteries for electric vehicles. As of 2021, Southeast Asia's biggest economy had 15 nickel smelters, according to a government official. In early 2020, Indonesia banned the export of unprocessed nickel ore to promote the local nickel smelting industry. The government has said that the export value of processed nickel products last year was estimated at 30 billion USD, 10 times higher than the export value of nickel four years ago.
January 16, 2023 13:04 UTC
At the press conference (Photo: VNA)Bangkok (VNA) – Head coach of the national men's football team of Vietnam Park Hang-seo has said he is confident his team can win in the AFF Cup final second leg on Thailand's ground on January 16 evening, like they did in the past. (Photo: VNA)Hai said that in the past five years, coach Park Hang-seo and his assistants have helped elevate Vietnamese football to continental level, and a win at the coming match will be the most meaningful thank to the head coach. The AFF Cup final second leg with Thailand will be Park's last game as head coach of the Vietnamese national team. His contract with Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) will expire at the end of January. Park also thanked the support from fans in both Vietnam and the RoK during the past five years working in Vietnam./.
January 16, 2023 09:43 UTC
Nguyễn Nam Tiến, deputy director of Tân Sơn Nhất airport, said airport authorities have prepared plans to meet the upcoming high demand. The first terminal can serve up to 15 million passengers a year and the second terminal 10 million. Đăng then went back and forth across the capital city on his bike to collect enough books for the project. ASEAN also vowed to continue working actively to soon achieve a substantive and effective COC in accordance with international law and UNCLOS. The festival featuring over 10 display booths, cultural and entertainment activities will run until January 15.
January 15, 2023 09:19 UTC
In the morning the same day, they performed the traditional practice of releasing carps at the Citadel. The representatives also visited Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and laid wreaths the monument to martyrs, both in the centre of Hanoi. Also on the same day, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh hosted a reception for a delegation of overseas Vietnamese who are now in Vietnam for the "Xuan Que huong" (Homeland Spring) 2023. The leader highly valued the ideas of overseas Vietnamese and their aspirations to make contributions to the homeland, which manifests the beautiful tradition and the spirit of the great national solidarity bloc, especially amid difficulties. He hailed and thanked the efforts and contributions of 5.3 million-strong Vietnamese community abroad over the years, contributing to the overall development achievements of the country./.
January 15, 2023 01:15 UTC
(Phot:VNA)Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam scored a late equaliser to earn a 2-2 draw with defending champions Thailand in the AFF Cup 2022 final first leg on January 13 at Hanoi's My Dinh National Stadium. After conceding the goal, Thailand were calm enough to retain the ball. In the 88th minute, right wingback Vu Van Thanh scored a screamer from outside the box to level the game for Vietnam. With this result, Thailand will have some advantages in the second leg as they have had two away goals for themselves. The final second leg between Vietnam and Thailand will take place on January 16 in Thailand./.
January 14, 2023 17:13 UTC
Society More efforts needed to ensure social progress and justice: PM Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on January 14 urged the labour, invalids and social sector to take stronger determination in 2023 to complete its tasks, towards spreading the spirit of kindness; accelerating human resources developmentl and promoting social progress and justice, and sustainable social development in line with the motto of “leaving no one behind”. Society ILO hails Vietnam's efforts to mitigate negative impacts of COVID-19 With a policy putting humans at the centre and leaving no one behind, when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in Vietnam, the Government has continuously made drastic instructions to support labourers with relief packages of largest-ever coverage, besides pandemic control measures. Society Dak Lak enters Tet flower season With the Lunar New Year 2023 fast approaching, farmers in flower growing areas of the Central Highlands’ province of Dak Lak are busy harvesting their Tet flowers. Traders are also arriving to buy the flowers for sale in other localities. Society Historical witnesses look back on Paris Peace Accords The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) on January 13 held a get-together for historical witnesses to look back on the Paris Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam (Paris Peace Accords) which was signed on January 27, 1973.
January 14, 2023 14:00 UTC
Politics Transport sector asked to absolutely prevent corruption in projects Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has asked the transport sector to absolutely prevent corruption, wastefulness and negative phenomena in transport projects. Politics Vietnam always considers Japan top strategic partner: PM Vietnam always considers Japan a strategic and long-term partner of top importance, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh told Japanese Minister of State for Financial Services Suzuki Shunichi during a reception in Hanoi on January 13. Politics Party Central Committee’s Secretariat imposes disciplinary measures against some officials General Secretary of the Party Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong on January 13 chaired a meeting of the committee’s Secretariat on disciplinary measures against a number of officials for their violations. Politics PM receives leader of global alliance for vaccines Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh hosted a reception in Hanoi on January 13 for Aurélia Nguyen, Chief Programme Strategy Officer at the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) and former Managing Director of COVAX Facility.
January 14, 2023 03:21 UTC
Durian - an agricultural product exported to the Chinese market (Photo: VNA)As part of his working visit to Tianjin city , Vietnamese Ambassador to China Pham Sao Mai on January 13 had a meeting with Chen Miner, member of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Secretary of the Tianjin municipal Party Committee.The Vietnamese diplomat highlighted the fruitful development in relationships between the two Parties and the two countries, stressing that economic and trade cooperation has grown steadily, becoming a bright spot in the bilateral relations.He highly valued Tianjin's important position in the bilateral cooperation, suggesting the two sides expand cooperation in the fields of economy - trade, investment, tourism, and people-to-people exchange.Vietnam welcomes enterprises of Tianjin to invest and do long-term business in Vietnam, especially in shipping logistics, deep processing of agricultural products, and renewable energy, Mai said, affirming that the embassy will continue to serve as a bridge to foster comprehensive cooperation between the two sides.He took the occasion to invite the official and others of Tianjin to visit Vietnam in an appropriate time.For his part, the Chinese official spoke highly of Vietnam’s achievements in socio-economic development and improvement of people's lives in 2022, expressing his pleasure at the recent positive developments in relations between the two Parties, countries, and localities.He affirmed that Tianjin is willing to further step up the friendly neighbourliness and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.Within the framework of the visit, the Vietnamese diplomat attended the Vietnam ese fruit and durian festival in Tianjin, witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement between the two sides’ businesses, and visited the HiGreen logistics centre of Agricultural Product./.
January 13, 2023 20:28 UTC