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Laos relationship to climb to new level

The message was jointly delivered by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his Laos counterpart Thoongsing Thammavong, Laos President and People’s Revolutionary Party General Secretary Choummaly Sayasone and National Assembly Chairman Pany Yathotu during Dung’s two-day official friendship visit last week.

Expansion plans for Dung Quat economic zone

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved the expansion plan expected to be complete by 2025. According to a statement issued on January 20, the zone will be expanded another 24,280 hectares on land and 10,752 hectares towards the sea.

Vietnam proposes setting interest rate annually, Tuoi Tre says

The central bank has submitted a plan on the changes to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, the newspaper cited Governor Nguyen Van Giau as saying. The proposals aim to allow policy makers to communicate its long-term stance on interest rates and the currency regime, according to the report.

Cabinet sets agenda for new year

Chaired by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his deputies, the two-day meeting was attended by ministers as well as leaders of 63 provinces and central-level cities to discuss the agenda to achieve socio-economic targets set by the National Assembly for next year.

Vinashin gets Vietnam government loans at 0% interest rate to pay workers

The loans to Vinashin, as the company is known, will have a maximum maturity of 12 months, the directive from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said on the government’s website, without giving a value. They will help the company pay wages, severance allowances and social, health and unemployment insurance.

Vietnam to complete Mekong Delta rice storage system soon

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has requested the Hau Giang provincial authorities to instruct relevant agencies to reach an agreement with the Vietnam Southern Food Corporation (Vinafood 2) on necessary measures, especially in site clearance for an early completion of the storage system as planned.

Viet Nam rolls out ‘green' lighting

Under the country's urban lighting development plan to 2025, recently approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, all streets in Viet Nam's 12 biggest cities and major streets in 56 second-and-third-class cities with a population of 10,000 or more will be illuminated. All urban public spaces, including streets, public hospitals and schools, as well as advertising banners will use energy efficient lighting.

Vietnam Dong rises strongly in black market, Central Bank says

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung last week asked the central bank to stabilize the currency market, as well as gold prices, after the dong’s black-market rate reached a discount of about 10 percent to the official level. The bank said the gold market has also gradually stabilized, with the difference between domestic and international prices also narrowing.

Power shortages loom as projects behind schedule

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung had approved an electricity target of 4,960 MW for 2010, but all power plants nation-wide have only been able to produce 2,272 MW. The shortage in output is the main reason for the serious power shortages of recent times, and portends great difficulties in ensuring power supplies in the future.

PM Dung attends 5th CLMV Summit in Cambodia

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made this statement while attending the fifth Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Vietnam (CLMV 5) Summit, which took place in Phnom Penh on Nov. 16.

VN sees cooperation with China as vital

The Vietnamese Party, State and Government attach importance to the development of the friendly neighbouring relationship and comprehensive cooperation with China, which are considered consistent, long-term and top priorities in Vietnam’s foreign policy, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

VN hopes continue cooperating with Japan in infrastructure

Vietnam hopes for continued cooperation with Japan in developing infrastructure using Japanese ODA, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

Top leaders shake hands for Vietnam-Australia ties

Australia will provide on an aid of 160 mln AUD for Vietnam to build a key bridge and signed an action plan with the country after its Prime Minister met with three top leaders of Vietnam on October 31. PM Julia Gillard of Australia, who is in Vietnam to attend the East Asia Summit and related summits, was received by Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh and State President Nguyen Minh Triet and held talks with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.


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