If Vietnam is not determined to reform, it will be a lower average income country forever, writes Vu Tien Loc, chair of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce & Industry (VCCI) for ‘For a Powerful Vietnam’, a forum initiated by VietNamNet.

Where is Vietnam on the world’s economic map?
3/31/2019 8:00:00 AM (GMT+7)
The Vietnam Communist Party saw the risk of lagging behind 30 years ago. In the Resolution of the 7th Communist Party Congress and the resolutions of the next congresses, lagging behind was mentioned as a ‘risk’.

Where is ‘Vietnamese aspiration’?
3/30/2019 8:00:00 AM (GMT+7)
“After a long time of thinking about why Vietnam still has not become a powerful country, I have come to the conclusion that the lack of aspirations is a crucial cause,” writes Huynh The Du, a respected scholar.

Lagging behind is no longer a ‘risk’ for Vietnam
3/25/2019 8:57:27 AM (GMT+7)
One of the topics discussed at the first Vietnam Reform and Development Forum (VRDF), a meeting between the government and donors held recently, was the lag of Vietnam’s economy behind other countries.

Why does Vietnam lag behind?
3/24/2019 8:00:00 AM (GMT+7)
Vietnam is economically lagging behind other countries in the region and in the world. There is a big gap in GDP per capita between Vietnam and other countries, which makes it difficult for Vietnam to catch up with them.

The youngest province chairs in Vietnam
3/23/2019 4:00:00 PM (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge - There are six chairs of provinces born in 1970s. Of these, the youngest are the chairs of Ha Tinh and Nghe An provinces. Both of them were born in 1976.

Billion-dollar projects remain as oil & gas group could lose big money
3/23/2019 12:00:00 PM (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge - Of 13 outward investment projects, only two projects of PetroVietnam are profitable. The other 11 projects are meeting big problems.

Vietnamese-French Tourism Ambassador suggests way to attract more travelers
3/23/2019 8:00:00 AM (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge - Sustainable development of tourism requires acknowledging that there will never be a second opportunity to make a first great impression on travelers.

Murals change life in Hanoi's residential areas
3/18/2019 12:39:11 AM (GMT+7)
 Murals and 3D pictures on old walls to create new looks in living spaces has become a trend in many residential areas in Hanoi.

Villagers preserve stone carving craft
3/17/2019 9:20:00 AM (GMT+7)
 Stone sculptures decorate some of the landmarks in Da Nang, marking the city as the country’s stone craft centre. 

Veteran diplomat: Brand Vietnam needs a ‘conductor’
3/17/2019 8:00:00 AM (GMT+7)
“The national brand needs a conductor. The conductors would be people responsible at the highest level to the country,” said Ton Nu Thi Ninh, former Vietnamese Ambassador to Belgium and the EU. 

Hanoi’s motorbike ban: Why and How?
3/13/2019 3:47:16 PM (GMT+7)
Banning motorbikes is expected to curb traffic congestion and pollution. However, it has a long way to go.

Visitors embrace spiritual delights
3/12/2019 11:10:58 AM (GMT+7)
 Historical and cultural relic sites, pagodas, and temples are not only a destination for Vietnamese people. Throughout the country, these important sites also attract a great number of both international tourists and expatriates.