Non Nuoc Cao Bang recognized by UNESCO as Global Geopark; WB and ADB have positive assessment of Vietnam’s economy are among the most outstanding information in the week.
Non Nuoc Cao Bang recognized by UNESCO as a Global Geopark
A Resolution was adopted by UNESCO’s Executive Council at its 204th session in Paris on April 12, 2018, recognizing Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark as the Global Geopark.
Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark
This is the 5th UNESCO Geopark of Southeast Asia and the second in Vietnam (after Dong Van Karts Plateau Geopark).
So, there is a total of 127 UNESCO’s Geoparks from 35 countries in the world so far.
Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark is 3,275 square kilometers large covering 9 districts in the northernmost region of the country where about 250,000 people of 9 ethnic minority groups have inhabited. This park reflects abundant limestone landscapes like valleys, caves and an inter system of lakes, rivers and caves. This is a complete cycle of karts evolution in the tropical region. There are also a lot of forms of minerals, proving to the history of complicated geological development lasting for over 500 million years here.
Non Nuoc Cao Bang Global Geopark has a lot of famous places of interests such as Phia Oac and Phia Den ecotourism areas, the Thang Den Lake population and Nguom Ngao Grotto. Especially there is Ban Gioc Waterfall, one of the four most beautiful border waterfalls in the world
This Geopark also has 215 classified historical and cultural relic sites./.
Politburo’s opinion on scheme of upcoming 7th Plenum
The Politburo on April 11-12, 2018 held a meeting under the chair of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong to discuss the scheme in preparation for the upcoming 7th Plenum, the 12th tenure.
The meeting of the Politbuto
Speaking at the meeting, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong praised the serious, scientific, meticulous and responsible preparatory work. He also proposed that it is necessary to perfect the scheme as soon as possible with good quality before submitting it to the upcoming Plenum.
Also in this meeting, the Politburo heard the report on disciplining Tran Quoc Cuong, member of the Party Central Committee, former Chief of the Political-Logistic Department, the Ministry of Public Security, for having failed to carry out his tasks, causing serious losses in public assets. The Politburo has decided to give warning to Tran Quoc Cuong./.
Prime Minister holds dialogue with Hai Duong farmers
In a dialogue with about 500 farmers nationwide on April 4, 2018, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc listened to a lot of questions and problems raised by the farmers.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets with representatives at the dialogue
At the dialogue, the Prime Minister exchanged a lot of ideas with the farmers, dealing with the human efforts along with the government’s correct policy to support the farmers. On the other hand, there are still a lot of problems relating to arable land, to the output of farm produce and so on.
The Prime Minister proposed that to solve the existing problems, there must be a linkage of farmers, enterprises, banks, scientists, distributors and the State. It is also necessary to reorganize production so as to be able to promote the strength of each region and to improve the farmers’ living standards.
There should be a vision for agricultural development so that it could have capabilities of competition. All chairmen of districts and communes nationwide should reserve their time to hold dialogues with farmers so as to be able to resolve their problems, the Prime Minister stressed./.
WB, ADB have positive assessments of Vietnam’s economy
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecasts that Vietnam’s GDP is possibly on the increase of 7.1% in 2018. This is asserted at a press briefing to launch the Report on 2018 Asian Development Prospect and Vietnam’s Economic Prospect, in Hanoi on April 11, 2018.
(Photo: Illustration on the internet)
Speaking at the press briefing, Eric Sidgwickl, country director of the ADB Vietnam, observed that with the support of the macro economy management, the economic growth in Asia as well as in Vietnam will see a breakthrough in 2018, and Vietnam will become one of the countries with the strongest growth in the region.
The Report forecasts the average inflation of 3.7%. The ADB’s country director also said that the manufacturing and export areas will help Vietnam gain strong growth. On the other hand, there is a marked improvement in agricultural production.
*In another development, the World Bank (WB) on April 12, 2018 published the Updated Report on the Economic Situation in East Asia-Pacific region. On the prospect of Vietnam’s economy, the report observes that the growth and stability of macro economy are expected to be firmly maintained. The growth rate will be around 6.5%.
Also the Moody’s Investors Service on April 3 predicted that Vietnam’s practical growth will continue to increase strongly by 6.7% in 2018. The reason for this increase is the concrete measures taken to reduce public debt and the further consolidation of the strength of the banking system and the State-run enterprises, thereby helping reduce considerably the risks for the government and macro financial environment./.
Vietnam-Japan strengthens marine security cooperation
Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich on April 10, 2018 held talks with Japanese Defense Minister Onodera Itsunori within the framework of his official visit to Japan.
On April 10, Prime Minister Shinzon Abe of Japan receives General, Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich during his official visit to Japan at the invitation of Japanese Defense Minister Onodera Itsunori
During the talks, the two defense ministers highly valued the defense relations and cooperation between the two countries in various fields, particularly the cooperation among the military branches of services.
“We are pleased with the results of defense cooperation in recent time…. However, there are still a lot of potentials and I propose that in the coming time, we will expand further cooperation and take this cooperation to an intensive cooperation” – stressed Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich.
Vietnam is ready to welcome assorted ships of Japan’s marine self-defense forces to make their friendly and technical visits to Vietnam.
After the talks, the two Defense Ministers signed a Statement on Joint Vision concerning the Vietnam-Japan defense relationship to boost the bilateral defense relations in the coming time.
On the sea disputes, the two sides stressed that all the parties concerned should restrain themselves and respect the diplomatic and legal processes and settle all disputes by peaceful means on the basis of international law, particularly the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea; to seriously implement the DOC in an attempt to move forward to build the COC with a view to preserving peace and stability in the region and the world.
The two sides also support the denuclearization by peaceful means and support all the constructive actions in implementing the UN Security Council’s resolutions./.
300 treasures of Vietnam spanning its 4,000-year-old history
An exhibition of “Treasures of Vietnam’s Archaeology” was opened on April 12, 2018, introducing about 300 typical archaeological treasures from the pre-history time to the 17th and the 19th centuries excavated from all corners of the country.
Bronze drum Sao Vang, a treasure of Dong Son Culture
Among these treasures are the stone axes from Nui Do (Thanh Hoa Province) of old Stone Age; the typical stone tools of the Hoa Binh Culture; axes of Nui Voi (Dong Son – Thanh Hoa) and others.
Particularly, there are photos introducing the excavation at Hang Hum Cave (Yen Bao Province) in 1964. This excavation marks the first milestone in the relationship of scientific research work between Vietnam and the German Democratic Republic (GDR).
The highlight of this exhibition is to make visitors experience a historical journey from the treasures of Vietnam’s archaeology in the first 10 centuries of the era to the treasures of the feudal time of Vietnam.
The exhibition lasts until July at Trang Tien Street, Hanoi./.
Virtual money line gets breakdown, sending 32,000 victims in a hazardous situation
A chaotic situation has happened in Nguyen Hue Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City for the last few days because about VND 15,000 billion have been appropriated by Modern Tech Stock Co. by mobilizing capital through issuance of virtual money.
Protesters are seen standing in front of Modern Tech Stock Co. on Nguyen Hue Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, denouncing the Company’s hoodwink by appropriating VND 15,000 billion from over 32,000 people
Modern Tech is the representative of iFan (Singapore) and Pincoin (India) in Vietnam. Modern Tech has organized a lot of meetings nationwide to call on people to make investment inm iFan with commitment of lowest proftf 48% per month and the refunding time is 4 months.
Unfortunately, the operation of the Modern Tech Co.’s headquarters has stopped and its owner has disappeared. So, 32,000 victims have now stood before the danger of having lost the great sum of VND 15,000 billion.
Ho Chi Minh City’s Public Security force has been instructed to coordinate actions with the relevant agencies to clarify the case and urgently report it to the municipal People’s Committee.
Virtual money is not the means of payment in Vietnam and this kind of cryptocurrency has been banned./.
Vietnam is first country to export rambutan fruit to New Zealand
A ceremony “to announce the export of Vietnam’s rambutan fruit to New Zealand” was jointly organized in Hanoi on April 10, 2018 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the New Zealand Embassy in Vietnam.
(Photo: Illustration on the internet)
Vietnam has from now one become the first country being licensed by New Zealand to export its fresh rambutan fruit to this demanding market.
To be able to export the rambutan fruit to the New Zealand market, the rambutan producing sector has to meet a lot of strict requirements and standards. The first lots of fresh rambutan fruits are expected to export from Vietnam to New Zealand in the coming time.
The trade relations, especially the exchange of agricultural products between Vietnam and New Zealand have made encouraging progress in recent time. The both-way trade turnover has reached USD 1.24 billion in 2017, a year-on-year 32% increase./.