Tourism Malaysia, Malaysian Enterprises Association and Premium Travel Company will organise a trade-exchange tourism programme in Viet Nam from December 17-20. The programme aims to connect businesses of both countries and identify opportunities in healthcare, education, banking and retail industries.
THOI BAO KINH TE VIET NAM (VIET NAM ECONOMIC TIMES)
Ha Noi allots $11m for veterans' Tet gifts
The capital city administration has earmarked VND229.415 billion (US$11 million) for buying presents for war veterans, retired officials, the elderly as well as needy families on the occasion of Tet (Lunar New Year) 2013.
NHAN DAN (THE PEOPLE)
Bilateral trade with Russia reaches $3.7b
Two-way trade between Viet Nam and Russia is estimated to reach $3.7 billion by the end of this year, 15 times higher than a decade ago.
Russian investment in Viet Nam has increased rapidly in recent years, focusing on the fields of mining, industrial processing and manufacturing, banking and telecommunications.
The two countries' businesses would have more opportunities in trade and investment, especially when Viet Nam signs a free trade agreement with Russia, Belarus and Khazakstan.
DAU TU (INVESTMENT)
City urges speed up of major road projects
The HCM City People's Committee has urged the Department of Transport to speed up work on major road projects so that they can be finished ahead of the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, which falls in early February 2013.
The projects to be given priority include the repair and upgrade of Bang Ly Bridge in Binh Thanh District, Ben Van Don Street in District 4, An Phu Tay Street in Binh Chanh District and Nguyen Thi Thap Street in District 7.
THANH NIEN (YOUNG PEOPLE)
City targets GDP growth of 12% by 2020
The HCM City Party Committee has set a GDP growth target of 10.7 – 12 per cent between now and 2020, 1.5 times the national average. During this period, the city will also seek to boost its per capita income to US$8,500.
SAI GON TIEP THI (MARKETING SAI GON)