• 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.


Work starts on Phu Quoc Int'l Passenger Port A ceremony marked the start of construction on the Phu Quoc International Passenger Port in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang on April 29.   Speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang highlighted the significant role of the work in promoting local tourism development.

Information Technology & E-Commerce

US supports Vietnam’s clean energy development A clean energy conference themed “Smart solutions for Vietnam” was held in Ho Chi Minh city on May 14th with the participation of over 150 Government officials, business leaders, investors and experts from Vietnam and US.   The conference, co-organized by the Ho Chi Minh city-based US Consulate General, Vietnam Investment Review (VIR) and sponsored by General Electric (GE), created an open dialogue for participants to discuss challenges, benefits and solutions in pursuing green energy sustainability in the nation.

Investment News

ASEAN investors pump $54b into Viet Nam Viet Nam remains an attractive investment destination for ASEAN investors, according to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.   As of April 20, ASEAN countries had invested in 2,600 projects in Viet Nam, which were capitalised at US$54.43 billion, the FIA said, adding that the average investment capital per project was $20.9 million.

Commerce News

Exports to EU set to rise 75% Viet Nam's exports to the European Union will rise by 75 per cent by 2020, Dr Vu Huyen Phuong from the Foreign Trade University predicted. The surge will lead to expanded production activities, increased attraction of foreign investment and job opportunities, Phuong said at a conference in HCM City on Saturday that focused on supporting non-state entities to join the Viet Nam-EU Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).

Tourism News

Kien Giang lures over 240 tourism projects   The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang has to date lured 243 tourism investment projects requiring a combined 8,000 hectares, 154 of which have already been granted licences, according to the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.