Press digest – March 16Friday, March 17,2017
AsemconnectVietnam - State President greets Lao Public Security Minister.Japan hoped to be VN’s largest investor.PM: Non-State capital critical to transport infrastructure projects.Revised Law on Technology Transfer under NA discussion.
State President greets Lao Public Security Minister
State President Tran Dai Quang hoped that the public security forces of Laos and Viet Nam would continue to foster cooperation to protect national security; maintain social order and safety.
State President Quang made the point on March 16 while hosting a reception for Laotian Minister of Public Security Somkeo Silavong who was on an official visit to Viet Nam.
The host leader warmly welcomed the official visit of Minister Somkeo Silavong and the outcomes of conference between the two Ministries of Public Security.
Japan hoped to be VN’s largest investor
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has expressed his hope that Japan will become the largest investor of Viet Nam in the near future.
At a reception for Tsutomu Takebe, Special Advisor to the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance and President & CEO of Nidec Corporation Shigenobu Nagamori in Ha Noi on March 16, the PM said he is pleased with the fruitfully developing extensive strategic partnership between the two countries in all spheres.
He affirmed that his government will work to ensure the success of Japanese enterprises, including Nidec, in Viet Nam.
PM: Non-State capital critical to transport infrastructure projects
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc demanded the Ministry of Transport (MoT) and relevant ministries to remove all obstacles, including existing mechanisms and policies, to mobilize capital from all possible sources for transport infrastructure projects.
He made the remark at a meeting with key officials of the MoT on March 16.
According to the PM, the State must provide support and create necessary institutions, mechanisms and favorable conditions to attract investment in transport infrastructure.
Revised Law on Technology Transfer under NA discussion
On March 16, the National Assembly Standing Committee continued to debate the revised law on Technology Transfer.
The NA deputies agreed upon most of the amendments and asked relevant agencies to ensure conformity and feasibility of the law.
The same day, they also discussed a resolution on coordination in oversight and social arguments between the National Assembly Standing Committee, the government, and the Viet Nam Fatherland Front.
DPM receives Zarubezhneft CEO
Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung hosted a reception on March 16 for Zarubezneft CEO Sergey Ivanovich who was on a working visit to Viet Nam.
Deputy PM Dung affirmed that Viet Nam and Russia boasted for numerous fields of cooperation, including oil and gas exploitation. Over the past time, the two Governments have always created favorable ways for Zarubezhneft and the Viet Nam Oil and Gas Group to operate effectively and contribute to respective socio-economic development.
VN attends Langkawi maritime exhibition
Vietnamese frigate Dinh Tien Hoang (HQ-011) will participate in the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017 for the first time at Langkawi Resort World, Malaysia from March 21-26.
The People’s Army Newspaper was quoted as saying that the move would demonstrate the consistent determination and viewpoint of the Party, State, and Army in international integration and cooperation; contributing to ensuring maritime security and safety in the region and the world.
Provincial efforts fail to meet anti-corruption demand: Gov’t inspectorate
The outcomes of provincial anti-corruption efforts in 2016 did not meet the real demand or match the Party and State’s resolve, the Government Inspectorate (GI) has found.
The information was revealed at a workshop on the 2016 provincial anti-corruption assessment held in Hanoi on March 16. The event was organized by the GI, the UNDP in Viet Nam and the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) of the Republic of Korea (RoK).
Deputy Inspector General of the GI Nguyen Van Thanh said corruption has gone beyond the border of each country and become a pressing issue that threatens socio-economic development in many nations.
Economic restructuring outcomes remain modest: report
Economic restructuring outcomes so far remain modest and have yet to create favorable conditions to shift to a good growth model, according to the 2016 Viet Nam economic report of the National Economics University.
The annual report, unveiled at a scientific workshop on March 16, examined the real situation of the country’s economy in 2016 with a focus on economic restructuring associated with growth model reform and the role of the development-facilitating State.
While sharing the assessment on the positive signs of the economy as specified in the National Assembly’s Resolution 23/2016/QH14, the report noted that the country failed to meet the economic growth rate target for 2016, the growth rate was lower than the 2015 figure while inflation was higher, and public debt was already close to the ceiling, signaling looming macro-economic risks./.
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