It is high time for Vietnam's economy to make basic changes to meet new development requirements and grasp new opportunities brought about by deep and wide international integration.
The government has unexpectedly asked the National Assembly to include expenditures on bad debt settlement as part of the state budget.
The United Nations' Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) jointly held a seminar in Hanoi on October 9 to discuss child-related issues in the 2016-2020 period.
Japanese investors consider Vietnam as their prioritised investment destination which has favourable conditions and prominent attraction at present and in the future.
Vietnam always gives the highest priority to fostering its special ties with Laos and is willing to share socio-economic development experience with the neighbour.
Lord Mayor of London Alderman Fiona Woolf on October 7 said at a dialogue in Hanoi that the UK plans to assist Vietnam in developing infrastructure by implementing the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model.
Vietnam and Laos agreed to share their experience in boosting basic research on social science and improving scientific evidence to serve policy making in a seminar held in Hanoi on October 6.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said at a recent conference held by the Ministry of Planning and Investment that the calculation of GDP in Vietnam was unrealistic and different from other countries.
The 14th Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business (APK) will be held from 20th till 22nd November 2014 in Ho Chi Minh City.
The Mekong Delta province of Can Tho has gained a record trade surplus of US$616 million in the first nine months of 2014, according to the provincial Planning and Investment Department.