Singaporean Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan has granted an interview to the Vietnam News Agency ahead of a State visit by Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc to Singapore, slated for February 24-26.
Deputies to the 15th National Assembly (NA) debated four draft documents and their verification reports on important issues of the national economy during the first day of their first extraordinary session on January 4.
The 15th National Assembly (NA) concluded the question and answer (Q&A) session of its second sitting on November 12.
The building of economic recovery solutions will depend on the development of COVID-19, the progress of vaccination and the capacity of supplying COVID-19 treatment medicine when the country switches to the new normal situation, said Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung.
The second plenary session of the 15th National Assembly will open in Hanoi on October 20.
The National Assembly Standing Committee gave opinions on the economic restructuring plan for the 2021-2025 period during its ongoing fourth session in Hanoi on October 12.
If the COVID-19 pandemic is put under good control in September, the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth may reach 3.5-4 percent in the whole year, said Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, his spouse Tran Nguyet Thu, and a high-ranking delegation of the Vietnamese Party and State left Hanoi on August 9 for Vientiane for a two-day official friendship visit to Laos.
Legislators discussed in groups the medium-term public investment plan in the 2021-2025 period as part of the first session of the 15th National Assembly on July 24 morning.
The manufacturing and processing sector has taken the lead in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) since the beginning of this year, pulling in 6.1 billion USD, or over 43 percent of the total.
Despite the complex developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam’s overall macro-economy remains stable, with encouraging growth seen in industries and a low rise of average consumer price index (CPI).
The disbursement of public investment sourced from the State budget in April was estimated at 30.4 trillion VND (1.32 billion USD), a year-on-year surge of 23.9 percent, and reaching the highest monthly level since 2017, according to the General Statistics Office.
In the first four months to April 20, foreign investors pumped 12.25 billion USD in Vietnam, equal to 99.3 percent of the amount recorded in the same period last year.
Vietnam posted a trade surplus of nearly 1.9 billion USD in the first four months of the year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, on October 1, chaired a meeting of the 13th National Party Congress’s sub-committee on socio-economic affairs.