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Second Vietnam economic forum to open   2008-09-06 - ND

The second Vietnam Economic Forum themed "Maintaining growth" will be open in Hanoi on September 19, organisers announced at a press conference yesterday.

Vietnamese leaders, international policy makers, CEO of financial economic groups in the region and some 600 participants from many countries in the world will be participating in the event.

The forum is aimed at discussing solutions for Vietnam to overcome the difficulties caused by the global financial crisis and maintain its long-term development objectives.

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung will deliver the opening speech while Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development gives a presentation on the impacts of the US’s housing credit financial crisis to investment and trade activities in Asia.

Other speakers include Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan, Singapore Minister of Education Ng Eng Hen and Vietnamese Finance Minister Vu Van Ninh and Minister of Transport Ho Nghia Dung.

Deputy PM Nhan will present initiatives in developing human resources while Minister Hen will share Singapore experience in this matter.

Minister Ninh will announce the latest strategies to stabilise Vietnamese financial market as well as policies to stimulate the recovery of the financial market in Vietnam. Minister Dung will also outline clearly Vietnam’s infrastructural development programme.

Delegates to the forum will focus their discussion in the key targets set by the government in the coming time: restraining inflation, maintaining economic growth and stabilising social security.

Two other issues to be discussed include fundamental construction and training of high-skilled workers.

Delegates to the forum will pay a fact-finding tour to some industrial parks and export-processing zones in Hai Duong province on September 20.

This is an opportunity for investors to seek for an understanding on the potentials of Vietnam, meet local authorities and see with their own eyes some investment models which have been implementing in Vietnam.

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