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First Inclusive Business Investment Forum held in Vietnam

The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), the Asian Development Bank and the Netherlands development organization (SNV) organized the forum jointly. The event aimed to discuss possible investment opportunities, promote an exchange between companies interested in “Inclusive Business (IB)” and possible financial institutions and set up the Inclusive Business Fund in Vietnam.

Dutch give boost to agricultural sector

The ministry’s International Cooperation Department said the fisheries, cocoa and coffee industries have benefited the most from the co-operation. The Netherlands will help Viet Nam become a full member of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC). Both countries have agreed to seek funding for a programme to train quarantine officers and law experts concerning the European Union’s food safety rules and law.

Positive signs in FDI flow amid decreases

Last year, around 55 nations and territories in the world poured their money in Vietnam. Singapore took the lead among major foreign investors with the total registered investment capital of more than US$4.4 billion, making up nearly 24 percent of the total FDI, followed by the Netherlands and the Republic of Korea.

Vietnam, Netherlands enhance PPP in agriculture

MARD’s International Cooperation Department said the fisheries, cocoa and coffee industries have benefited the most from the cooperation. The Netherlands will help Vietnam become a full member of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC). Both countries have agreed to seek funding for a programme to train quarantine officers and law makers in the European Union (EU) food safety and law.

Tra catfish export estimated to reach over $1.55b in 2011

In 2010, European Union (EU) was still Vietnam’s biggest tra catfish buyer with 202,000 tonnes worth $462 million (Spain, Germany and Netherlands…).

Vietnam advances in FIFA rankings

Spain still leads the ranking, followed by the Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, England, Uruguay and Portugal.

FDI attraction– advantages and challenges

The total registered FDI to Vietnam was US$18.6 billion in 2010, 17.8 percent lower than in 2009, not meeting the set target of US$22-25 billion. However, it shows investors’ confidence in Vietnam’s business environment. In 2010, Singapore became the biggest foreign investor to Vietnam with the total newly-registered capital of US$4.4 billion, accounting for 24 percent of FDI capital in Vietnam, followed by the Netherlands and the Republic of Korea.

Netherlands ousts US as top FDI source

Investors from that country have received licenses to invest in projects worth $2.15 billion, including one involving an investment of $2.14 billion, while US commitments are worth $1.02 billion.

FDI in 2010 witnesses big changes

The disbursement rate has been improvedsignificantly, while the registered investment capital has been decreasing sharply. In previous years, real estate was the sector which attracted most of FDI capital. However, in 2010, processing and manufacturing have become more attractive in the eyes of foreign investors. The Netherlands has become the biggest foreign investor in Vietnam instead of South Korea or the US.

International seminar aims to build tourist destination brands

Attending the event were also 150 international tourism experts, managers and businesses from the tourism sector, representatives from the Vietnam Administration of Tourism, the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Department, the Netherlands Development Organization, the China National Tourism Administration and some Vietnamese travel companies.

Dutch aid Mekong Delta climate battle

The Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment will work under the committee to manage four different aspects – the plan to develop the delta region; co-operation between Rotterdam and HCM City; exchange of knowledge; and the Vietnamese – Netherlands water forum.

International garment exhibition to be held in Hanoi

During the exhibition, businesses from countries with a developed textile industry such as France, Germany, China, India, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand and the Netherlands will introduce their latest products, equipment, technologies and services in the garment sector.


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