Hanoi, March 19, 2009 (VNA) - - Current events Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh works with the Ministry of Industry and Trade (All dailies, page 1). The industry and trade sector must have design its specific strategies to fulfill its set targets.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung visits An Giang province (All dailies, page 1). The PM asked the Mekong Delta province to make basa catfish the nations export staple.
NA Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong welcomes Austrian parliamentarian delegation (All dailies, page 1).
Standing member of the Party Central Committees Secretariat Truong Tan Sang meets with former political prisoners on Phu Quoc Island .
Two valuable maps affirm Vietnam s sovereignty over Truong Sa and Hoang Sa archipelagoes (Lao dong, page 6).
US Peace Council: Vietnamese AO victims must be cared and supported (Nhan dan, page 8).
Socio-economic Affairs Forum calls for international help to 61 poor districts (Nhan dan, page 1).
Outlets for brackish water tra catfish and shrimp breeding in the Mekong Delta (Nhan dan, page 2).
HCM City provides over 1.3 billion VND for detoxified addicts to reintegrate into the community (Nhan dan, page 5).
Francophone film festival to be held in Vietnam (Nhan dan, page 7).
State Bank reorganises foreign exchange activities (Nhan dan, page 7).
Celebrations to pray for national peace takes place in Ho Chi Minh City (Nhan dan, page 8).
The Vietnam Lawyers Association opposes the US Supreme Courts refusal to review the lawsuit of the Vietnamese AO victims (Nhan dan, page 8).
Exports of agricultural products increase (Nhan dan, page 8).
Electricity sectors regulation on peak hour increases burden on enterprises (Saigon Giai phong, page 1).
Nearly 20,000 ha of U Minh forests in Ca Mau province thirsty for water (Saigon Giai phong, page 1).
Vietnam suffers economic decline but not recession, said ADB and WB representatives at the second International Conference on Vietnam s External Economy.
Shipyard capable of building ships of up to 1,000 DWT starts operation in Hai Phong (Saigon Giai phong, page 2).
Dong Nai to close down all pollutant enterprises (Lao dong, page 7).
2009 woodwork exports fall short of the target of 3 billion USD (Lao dong, page 3).
The Commercial Counsellor of the Israeli Embassy in Vietnam : Israel is willing to share telecom know-how with Vietnam (Quan doi Nhan dan, page 7).
US helps Vietnam control HIV testing quality (Quan doi Nhan dan, page 8).
Song Ong Hydropower Plant connects with national grid (Hanoi Moi, page 4).
It is difficult for mechanical engineering businesses to find contracts in home ground (Dau tu [Investment], No. 33, page 4). With competitive prices, foreign contractors have secured many construction contracts, making it hard for domestic businesses to ensure jobs for their employees.
Travel agencies see few customers despite stimulus package (Dau tu, No. 33, page 5). After three months of implementing a tourism stimulus package through cutting down prices, the number of foreign visitors to Vietnam still continues dropping.
Investment funds: stand still or restructure (Dau tu, No. 33, page 6). Many investment funds in Vietnam are facing heavy losses and shortage of capital.
Telecom sector to take lead in economic development (Dau tu, No. 33, page 8). An interview with Ericsson CEO Cark Henric Svanbeg.
Vietnam s inflation rate to be under 10 percent this year (Tuoi tre [Youth], No. 69, page 15). According to international organisations, due to the impacts of the world financial crisis, Vietnam will post a growth of only 4.3-5.5 percent while its inflation rate will stand at 6-9 percent.
Dong Nai province cooperates with France to develop animal husbandry (Tuoi tre, No. 69, page 14).
Which are the most sought after careers? (Thoi bao Kinh te Vietnam [Vietnam Economic Times], No. 66, page 12).
International Affairs Asian economies likely to recover in 2010 (Nhan dan, page 8).
US Government embarrassed with AIGs bonus scandal (Saigon Giai phong, page 8).
China worries about Korea Peninsular situation (Saigon Giai phong, page 8).
Many countries want to abolish UN Security Council standing members rights of veto (Saigon Giai phong, page 8).
France paralysed with demonstrations (Saigon Giai phong, page 8).
Asian labour export market amidst financial crisis: millions of labourers are likely to lose jobs (Hanoi Moi, page 8).
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Source Citation:"Press Highlights Mar. 19." The Vietnam News Agency (March 20, 2009): NA. General OneFile. Gale. Alachua County Library District. 16 Oct. 2009
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