Digital economy contributes 15 per cent to GDP in H1

Digital economy contributes 15 per cent to GDP in H1

Vietnam’s digital economy has played an important role in the country’s socio-economic development in recent times, and accounted for nearly 15 per cent of GDP in the first half of this year, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications.
FTAs to which Vietnam is a signatory, as of July 2023

FTAs to which Vietnam is a signatory, as of July 2023

The Vietnam - Israel Free Trade Agreement (VIFTA) was signed on July 25 and is the latest free trade agreement (FTA) Vietnam is a party to. Joining more FTAs will create significant opportunities for the country to deeply participate in global value chains, increase exports, boost GDP growth, and improve its institutions.
Vietnam lures over 16 billion USD in foreign investment

Vietnam lures over 16 billion USD in foreign investment

As of July 20, total newly-registered capital, additional capital, and capital contributions and share purchase by foreign investors stood at nearly 16.24 billion USD, up 4.5 per cent compared to the same period of 2022 and 8.8 per cent compared to the first half of the year.
Five items with export value of over 10 billion USD

Five items with export value of over 10 billion USD

Five commodities posted an export value of more than 10 billion USD in the first seven months of this year, making up 57.6 per cent of Vietnam’s total exports.
55 countries, territories exempt from visa for Vietnamese citizens

55 countries, territories exempt from visa for Vietnamese citizens

Vietnamese passport holders can enter 55 destinations around the world without the need to apply for a visa or with simplified visa procedures, including visa issuance at the border or through electronic check-in.
Vietnam to establish 33 domestic and international airports by 2050

Vietnam to establish 33 domestic and international airports by 2050

Under the Decision approving the master plan for the development of the national airport network, Vietnam will establish 30 domestic and international airports in the 2021-2030 period and by 2050 will have 33.
Social development targets set in National Master Plan

Social development targets set in National Master Plan

Under the National Master Plan for the 2021-2030 period with a vision to 2050, Vietnam is set to become a developing nation with modern industry, high average incomes, and economic growth by 2030, based on science and technology, innovation, and digital transformation.
Vietnam attracts over 13.4 billion USD in FDI in H1

Vietnam attracts over 13.4 billion USD in FDI in H1

Total registered foreign direct investment (FDI) in Vietnam surpassed 13.43 billion USD in the first half of this year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Tourist arrivals in Hanoi reach 12.33 mln in first half

Tourist arrivals in Hanoi reach 12.33 mln in first half

Visitors to Hanoi totalled 12.33 million in the first half of this year, a 42 per cent increase compared to the same period last year. International tourists accounted for 2.03 million, a seven-fold rise against the same period last year.
All press agencies to apply converged newsroom model by 2030

All press agencies to apply converged newsroom model by 2030

Under the digital transformation plan for the media, all press agencies in Vietnam will follow the model of converged newsroom and models applying advanced science and technology by 2030.
Vietnamese dishes among Asia’s 100 most popular desserts

Vietnamese dishes among Asia’s 100 most popular desserts

Che (sweet soup), steamed tapioca layer cake, and coconut jelly are three appealing Vietnamese dishes named by TasteAtlas on its list of Asia’s most popular desserts.
Water shortages shrinking hydropower plants’ operations

Water shortages shrinking hydropower plants’ operations

The drying out of rivers around Vietnam has forced 11 hydropower plants to cease electricity generation, straining the country’s power grid as it already buckles under the scorching hot summer.
Vietnam secures 10.86 billion USD in FDI in first five months

Vietnam secures 10.86 billion USD in FDI in first five months

Total foreign direct investment (FDI) in Vietnam, including new and additional investment and contributions for share purchases by foreign investors, reached nearly 10.86 billion USD from January to May 20, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
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