• 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.


Vietnam concludes TPP negotiations with all concerned parties Vietnam has concluded all bilateral negotiations with members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)'s Multi-border Commercial Policy Department (MCPD).

Information Technology & E-Commerce

1.3 billion USD in ODA mobilised for power development   The National Power Transmission Corporation has mobilised 70.65 trillion VND (3.36 billion USD), including 1.3 billion USD of official development assistance (ODA), in the past five years for its power projects.

Investment News

Thai firms eye VN opportunities Thai enterprises are eagerly looking to co-operate further with Vietnamese firms in several sectors such as food processing, beverages, automobile manufacturing, garment and textiles, footwear, logistics and support industry.

Commerce News

Processing makes big gains The processing industry earned approximately US$71.9 billion from exports in the first 7 months of 2015, up 18.7 per cent from last year and contributing 77.9 per cent of Viet Nam's total export revenue, reported an official from the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT).

Tourism News

Southern hub greets almost 2.5 million foreigners Nearly 2.5 million foreign tourist arrivals visited Ho Chi Minh city in the first seven months of the year, a year-on-year rise of 4%, reported the municipal People’s Committee. Total tourism turnover grossed over VND53 trillion, a 4.4% rise over a year earlier.