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The first decree on the Law of public investment is coming soon

   12/23/2014

Public investment and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) were the issues  highlighted at the Vietnam Development Partnership Forum 2014. Changing the way of public investment was not only the matter of how to make investment focused and more efficient but gradually shifting investment from the State-run sector to private businesses was more important.


Moving forward to the sustainable development of food industry

   12/19/2014

National Conference on “Food science and technology towards the sustainable development of food industry” was held on 28th November 2014 focusing on the essential topics as follows: Food and agricultural products processing; Agricultural products preservation; Green and cleaner production technology; Food biological technology; Food quality and safety analysis.


ADB provide loan assistance to Viet Nam’s Push for Competitiveness, Growth

   12/19/2014

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $230 loan to support Vietnam’s ongoing reforms to overhaul public finances, boost private investment and revive its economic. ADB-assisted program will be run along with the WB $250 million in loan and JICA $150 million in loan. The program is expected to be completed in June 2015.


Germany provides assistance to forest protection in Vietnam

   12/19/2014

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and Germany’s KfW Development Bank signed a financial agreement funding the project of protecting and managing the forest ecosystem in Quang Nam, Kon Tum and Gia Lai provinces (KfW10)” in the period of 2014-2020, of which ODA grant is EUR8 million


RATE OF POOR HOUSEHOLDS WILL BE DECREASED BY 1,7-2% IN 2015

   12/19/2014

Resolution No. 77/2014/QH13 dated 10the November 2014 regarding the socio-economic development plan 2015 was adopted by the National Assembly. The resolution provides major tasks which are to strengthen macro economy stability, continue to ensure social welfare. Specifically, in 2015, total domestic product (GDP) will be increased by some 6.2%; total export turnover will be increased by 10%; trade deficit/export turnover rate is about 5%; Consumer price index (CPI) will be increased by 5%; rate of poor households will be decreased by 1.7% - 2%, this rate, particularly in poor districts, will be decreased by 4%; unemployment rate in urban areas will be less than 4% and jobs will be created for 1.6 million workers ...


THE ESTABLISHMENT OF IRRI OFFICE IN VIETNAM

   12/17/2014

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Minister Cao Duc Phat affirmed that the establishment of IRRI office in Vietnam was one of the activities, which strengthened and promoted further the cooperation in food and agricultural development between Vietnam and IRRI, contributing to the restructuring of Vietnamese agricultural sector.


Vietnam and Hungary strengthen cooperation in water resource management

   12/17/2014

At a seminar on water resource management between Vietnam and Hungary, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam expressed his hope that Hungary will  strengthen cooperation with Vietnam, especially in regards to the sustainable development of water resources when the two countries realize the importance of this resource. This also reaffirmed a high commitment to tie bilateral and multilateral cooperation between the two countries.


LIST OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS TO BE SUPPORTED

   12/17/2014

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development just issued Circular No. 43/2014/TT-BNNPTNTdated 18th November 2014 promulgating the List of agricultural, forestry and fishery products; auxiliary products; mechanical equipments for preserving, processing agricultural, forestry and fishery products to be supported by the state budget under the Government's Decree No. 210/2013/ND-CPdated 19th December 2013. This circular will take effective from 05th January 2015.


ORDER OF HIGH TECHNOLOGY SECTORS PRIORITISED FOR INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

   12/17/2014

On 25th November 2011, the Prime Minister issued the Decision No. 66/2014/QĐ-TTg approving an order of high technology sectors prioritized for investment and development and of high-tech products, that are encouraged to develop, including new-generation agricultural machinery manufacturing technology. This Decision replaces the Decision No. 49/2010/QĐ-TTg dated 19th July 2010 and will take effective from 15th January 2015.


FOSTERING AGRO-INDUSTRY: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

   12/11/2014

ISG Plenary Meeting 2014 with the theme: “Fostering Agro-Industry: Opportunities and Challenges” was organized and co-chaired by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat, Chairman of Dong Thap PPC Nguyen Van Duong, and IFAD Country Programme Manager Henning Pedersen. The aim of the Meeting  was to exchange and share information on the current agricultural products processing industry, policy dialogue, and the environment of investment in agricultural products processing industry towards increasing added value of Vietnamese agricultural products.


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