Improving the quality of domestically-produced goods is critical for Việt Nam to compete with imported products and narrow the trade deficit with Thailand, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).
Seafood exports in the second half of the year are expected to rise by 11 per cent to US$4.46 billion, according to the Việt Nam Association of Seafood Producers and Exporters (Vasep).
Southernmost Cà Mau Province is seeking investment to develop a US$3.5 billion seaport complex, which can receive vessels of up to 250,000 tonnes capacity, on Hòn Khoai Island.
Hà Nội will invest in 10 urban railway routes from now until 2030 with total funds of more than US$40 billion.
The agriculture sector will have to make greater efforts to fulfil three major targets set for this year, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Xuân Cường said at a conference in Hà Nội last week to review the sector’s performance in the first half of this year and set targets for the second half.
Measures to improve the efficiency of medical check-ups and treatment, along with the State management of drug prices and provisions at medical facilities and investment in grassroots healthcare to reduce the overload at central-run hospitals were among issues addressed by Minister of Health, Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến at a Q&A session yesterday.
Prioritised sectors for investment include processing, supporting industry, urban and IZs infrastructure development, sea ports and maritime services in addition to high-tech agriculture, tourism and services.
Vingroup Joint Stock Company (Vingroup) announced their business plan for 2017 and revenues from 2016 at their annual shareholders meeting for the year 2017 on Wednesday in Hà Nội, with significant earnings and development.
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has urged the Central Highlands region to unleash its potential to attract investment, especially in the fields of high-tech agriculture, tourism, forestry and renewable energy.
Production and business results improved in the first two months of this year, but trade was unbalanced with strong growth in auto and mobile phone imports, the Ministry of Industry and Trade reported.