• Viet Nam and Laos target huge increase in 2015 trade turnover President Truong Tan Sang met with Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong yesterday and reached agreement on efforts to raise bilateral trade turnover to US$2 billion in 2015, up 40 per cent over the previous year.  
  • Seventy-one foreign-invested enterprises to receive Golden Dragon award The fourteenth Golden Dragon Enterprise and eleventh Vietnam Strong Brand Festival, themed “Creating an equal and healthy business climate”, will be organised on March 20th-21st, 2015. The information was announced in a press briefing held by Vietnam Economic Times and the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Trade Promotion Agency in Hanoi, on March 16th.
  • Vietnam, Venezuela seek to address obstacles to oil projects Venezuelan Vice President Elias Jose Jaua Milano has affirmed his country’s commitment to making it easier, in terms of conditions and financial support, for joint oil and gas and agricultural projects with Vietnam.
  • Trade union to promote workers rights Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) to increase its coordination with the Government to better care for workers and protect their legitimate rights and interests including accommodations, living conditions and wages.
  • Cambodia, Vietnam sign defence cooperation protocol Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh and his Cambodian counterpart Tia Banh have inked a protocol and a cooperation plan between the two defence ministries for this year.  
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Introduction about TCIKI 1. Introduction Tourism, Commerce and Investment Promotion Center of Kien Giang Province was set up in accordance with the Decision No 2295/QD-UB dated November 16th, 2007 by Kien Giang People’s Committee by merging of Kien Giang Trade Promotion Center and Kien Giang Tourism Promotion Center and adding investment promotion mission.The center officially put in to operation on April 15th, 2008.


Three scenarios for Vietnam’s economic growth in 2016-2020 period The National Centre for Socio-Economic Information and Forecast (NCIF) has recently drawn up three scenarios for Vietnam's economic growth during 2016-20 period.

Information Technology & E-Commerce

High tech products for development promotion The following is the list of high tech products eligible for development promotion, according to a Decision issued by the PM in 2014.

Investment News

Vietnam absorbs US$1.33 bln FDI in January In January, total newly-registered and additional FDI capital amounted to US$1.33 billion, up 101 percent against the same period in 2015, according to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA).

Commerce News

Trade deficit of US$200 million recorded in January Viet Nam saw a trade deficit of US$200 million in January 2016, equivalent to 1.4% of its total export value, according to the statistics of the General Statistics Office.

Tourism News

Over 805,000 foreign tourists arrive in Vietnam in January More than 805,000 foreigners visited Viet Nam in January, posting a month-on-month growth of 5.8% and a year-on-year surge of 12.3%, according to the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.