Leaders of six provinces recently sat down with relevant ministers to talk about the construction of a coastal highway route, the detailed plan for which was approved in 2010.
Vietnam and Thai leaders met on March 17 in Ho Chi Minh City for talks seeking to shift their economies into more collaboration in sophisticated light manufacturing, such as electronics and auto-parts.
Vietnam will continue reforming its economy, improving the business climate and fully implementing the commitments it has made to the free trade agreements (FTAs), actively contributing to regional economic and trade integration.
Vietnam’s GDP is expected to be 6.4%, higher than the previous year, thanks to an agricultural recovery.
The domestic vegetable and fruit industry will face obstacles in maintaining sustainable growth in export value at the current high level, according to the Vietnam Vegetable and Fruit Association.
The southern province of Binh Duong has set a target of attracting at least US$1.4 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2017, prioritising projects with high technology and large-scale ones on urban and service development.
Economies in Vietnam and the other nine countries that comprise the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) could conceivably see a bonanza of new jobs in 2017 and beyond, say many leading economists.