Vietnam is set to be one of the top remittance receivers in the world in 2018 with an estimated sum of 15.9 billion USD, deputy head of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs Luong Thanh Nghi said at a press conference in Hanoi on December 20.
He cited statistics from the World Bank indicating that remittances to Vietnam reached 11.8 billion USD in 2016 and 13.8 billion USD in 2017.
At the press conference, Nghi also revealed a series of big events scheduled for Vietnamese expatriates visiting their homeland later this month and in January.
A conference on connections between overseas Vietnamese and localities in Vietnam will take place in the central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh from December 26 to 29.
On January 26, 2019, the “Xuan Que Huong” (Spring in Homeland) 2019 programme will be held in Hanoi, providing a platform for Vietnamese expats to share their aspirations and honour those who have contributed to the homeland’s development.
There are approximately 4.5 million Vietnamese living and working in 103 countries and territories worldwide. They form an indispensable part of the nation and play an important role in intensifying friendship between Vietnam and the rest of the world.VNA