National Assembly (NA) Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung has affirmed that Vietnam wishes to increase cooperation with the Republic of Korea (RoK), and suggested that the two sides maintain all-level delegation exchanges to boost mutual understanding and trust.
As many as 185,000 businesses had been licensed in Ho Chi Minh City by the end of last year, five times the figure in 2006, according to Nguyen Van Ranh, head of the municipal Party Committees Public Relations Department.
The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee held a conference on January 5th to summarize 10 years of the implementation of Decree 161/NĐ-CP issued by the Government on December 18th, 2003, on Regulations on maritime border areas.
Ho Chi Minh City export turnover in 2012 increased by 7.36 percent since last year, to touch US$30.25 billion, said Huynh Khanh Hiep, deputy director of the Department of Industry and Trade, at a meeting in December 2012 to review the present export status and to plan for 2013.
Infrastructure projects under the formats of build-operate-transfer (BOT), build-transfer (BT) and public-private partnership (PPP) in HCMC now are facing difficulties as investors are shying away due to concerns over low business efficiency.