• 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.


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Information Technology & E-Commerce

EU helps VN improve nuclear safety The EU will approve a US$2-million technical assistance project aimed to enhance the legal framework on nuclear safety and improve the capacity for nuclear regulatory agencies in Viet Nam.

Investment News

Indian firm to build Mekong power plant The Tata Power Group from India has proposed to invest in the Long Phu 3 thermal power plant in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Soc Trang.

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Tourism News

Vietnam tourism numbers plummet as Chinese, Russians keep away Foreign arrivals in Vietnam fell for the 10 straight month in March, which also recorded the biggest year-on-year drop of 23.4 percent.   Figures from the General Statistics Office show that foreign visitor numbers dropped to around 543,000 in March, nearly 30 percent fewer than in February.   With January and February figures also down from last year, first quarter arrivals plunged 13.7 percent year-on-year to around two million.