Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attends 10th Mekong-Japan Summit and pays a visit to Japan; attends the meeting of ASEAN leaders at Bali, Indonesia and makes a visit to Indonesia is the most prominent information in the week.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc pays a visit to Japan and Indonesia
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his wife together with the Vietnamese delegation attended the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit and visited Japan on October 8-10, 2018.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzon Abe
On October 11-12, 2018, Prime Minister led a senor delegation of Vietnam to attend the meeting of ASEAN leaders on the occasion of the annual conference of the IMF and the WB at Bali, Indonesia, and made a working visit to Indonesia at the invitation of Indonesian President Joko Widodo.
On October 8, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hosted the official welcoming ceremony in honor of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the senior Vietnamese delegation in Tokyo.
After that, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held talks. And then the two leaders witnessed a ceremony to exchange cooperation documents and co-hosted a press briefing.
On October 9, the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit opened and it was decided to lift the cooperation between the Mekong countries and Japan to the Strategic Partnership. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc highly appreciated the Mekong-Japan cooperation scheme as it has brought about considerable changes concerning infrastructure, human resources development and environmental protection in the Mekong countries. He also affirmed Vietnam’s commitment to continue to work closely together with Japan and the Mekong countries to boost the further successful cooperation.
The same day, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the Mekong leaders attended the Mekong-Japan Investment Forum, which had brought together about 600 delegates, mainly the Japanese and Mekong enterprises.
In Indoenesia, on Ocober 11, speaking at the Meeting of the ASEAN leaders on the occasion of the annual meeting of the IMF and the WB in Bali, Indonesia, Prime Minister Nguhyen Xuan Phuc welcome the initiative of Indonesia to organize the meeting, further stressing that the Meeting is an opportunity for the ASEAN leaders and the international organizations to share the viewpoints and discussed the measures to coordinate actions at regional and global level, coordinate to enhance inclusive, sustainable and creative development with the key work being the effective implementation of the UN sustainable development goals 2030./.
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan attends MSEAP 3 and pays official visit to Turkey
Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on October 7-12, 2018 attended the third Meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments (MSEAP 3) in Analya, Turkey, and paid an official visit to Turkey at the invitation of Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Binali Yildirim.
Speaker of Grand National Assembly of Turykey Binali Yildirim hosts the welcoming ceremony in honor of Chairwom of National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan
The MSEAP 3’s common theme is “Economic cooperation, environment and sustainable development in Eurasia”.
In her speech at the meeting, Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan proposed 5 concrete issues, including the support to the Eurasian countries’ efforts to build the parliamentary cooperation mechanism into a strong forum with closer activities.
On October 11, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Binali Yildirim hosted the welcoming ceremony in honor of Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. Right after that, the two parties held talks.
At the talks, the two leaders unanimously agreed to boost further the trade exchanges with the aim of taking turnover of the two countries to USD 4 billion in 2020. Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan proposed that Turkey should recognize soon Vietnam with a market economy and at the same time abrogate the measures of trade defense and the application of anti-dumping duty for a number of items of Vietnam’s exports.
On the parliamentary cooperation between the two countries, the two leaders believed that the two sides should maintain the exchange of delegations so as to be able to update information and share experience in parliamentary activities; pay attention to creating legal corridor for the two Governments to implement cooperation, exchanges and protection of citizens.
Esrlier on October 8, Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan attended the business and investment forum between Turkey and Vietnam./.
Vietnam rice found present in 150 countries and territories
An International Conference on Rice of Vietnam was organized on October 10, 2018 by the Ministry of Industry and Trade in coordination with the Rice Trader magazine.
Ministry of Industry and Trade organizes a series of 10th World Rice Trade Conference
The Conference brought together about 450 delegates from the biggest rice trade groups in the world, financial consulting groups and the supply chain consulting groups of Phoenix Global, the International Finance Corporation World Bank Group, Rice Exchange Company and domestic experts.
Only in 9 months of 2018, Vietnam has exported over 4.89 million tons of rice, a y.o.y 6.7% increase with a value of USD 2.46 billion, a y.o.y 21.3% increase.
Vietnam rice has been found present in 150 countries and territories and has maintained its 3rd position, after India and Thailand, in rice export.
On October 10-12, 2018, the Ministry of Industry and Trade organized a series of events relating to the 10th World Rice Trade Conference. This is an important solution to promote the trade and image of Vietnam rice and help Vietnamese enterprises to get access to the way of rice production and business concerning the scientific and technological application and brand building from experts and top rice enterprises in the world./.
Merited citizens of capital city in 2018 honored
The Capital City of Hanoi on October 9, 2018 organized a Conference to commend the people of good deeds and the typical enterprises and business people and honor the merited citizens of the city in 2018 on the occasion of the celebration of the liberation of the Capital City (October 10, 1954 – October 10, 2018).
Hanoi honors 1o merited citizens
Present at the occasion were Vo Van Thuong, Politburo member, member of the Secretariat and Chief of the Propaganda and Education Board of the Party Central Committee and Hoang Trung Hai, Politburo member and Secretary of Hanoi Party Committee.
These people are symbolic for their good deeds in daily life such as People’s Physician, Director of Hanoi Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital Nguyen Duy Anh or Cultural activist Nguyen Huu Ngoc, among others./.
Two more traffic lines connecting Hanoi to Hoa Binh and Phu Tho
The open-to-traffic ceremony was organized on October 10, 2018 for the line connecting Hoa Lac to Hoa Binh City after 4 years of implementation.
Hoa Lac-Hoa Binh traffic line helps cut short 20 km on Highway 6
The Hoa Lac-Hoa Binh road project costs VND 2,700 billion with its width being 11 meters and length being 26km. There are 6 lanes. On the other hand, Van Lang Bridge was also built, helping boost economic growth of Hanoi, Phu Tho and the provinces of the Northwestern part.
The total invested capital of the bridge is put at VND 1,400 billion./.
Conflicting ideas on VND 1,500 billion theatre project in Ho Chi Minh City
At its 9th unofficial meeting, the Ho Chi Minh City’s People’s Council approved the project proposal on building the Philharmonic Theatre with the total investment capital of VND 1,508 billion from the City’s budget.
The current theatre has very small capacity
According to the project plan, the future theatre will have a size of 1,700 seats and be built in Thu Thiem urban area with the total investment capital of more than VND 1,500 billion.
However, there are still conflicting ideas about the project proposal.
Actually, the City has a plan to build such a theatre for 20 years now and it is not necessary to wait for the settlement of the Thu Thiem land dispute to build it. However, more people said it is necessary to give priority to building the projects closely related to the people’s life such as hospital, schools and roads./.
Bphone 3, high-end smart phone made in Vietnam launched
Bkav has made official introduction of its Bphone 3 on October 1o, 2018.
Bphoned 3 will be sold officially on October 19 with a price of VND 6.99 million and Bphone 3 Pro, VND 9.99 million
Bphone 3, smartphone made in Vietnam has two versisons, Bphone 3 with a price of VND 6.99 million and Bphone 3 Pro, VND 9.99 million.
Bphone 3 Pro has black Gold and White Gold colors. It has a full HD screen, Camera 12Mp, F 1.8, Dual PDAF, Chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Ram 4GB, 4GB memory.
Bphone will be officially sold on October 19, 2018 at a chain of 300 shops nationwide or sold online./.
Over 1,000 photo entries for competition of rural woman photos
Over 1,000 photo entries for the competition of “rural woman photos and sustainable development” launched from March 2018.
First prize goes to Giang Son Dong
On the occasion of the Vietnamese Women Day (October 20), the organizing board presented the first prize to Giang Son Dong; the second prize goes to Quang Ba Hai and the third prize belongs to Le Thi Kim Lien.
40 best photos will be put on display at the Museum of Vietnamese Women from October 10 to November 10.
Female labor force is found most in rural areas with a rate of 63.4% against 57.5% of male laborers. Rural women have made an important contribution to economic growth and social development of Vietnam.
The photo competition of “rural women and sustainable development” was launched on March 8, 2018, the International Women Day./.