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Welcome 2017 - Welcome APEC Year!    
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Welcome 2017 - Welcome APEC Year! Bien Hoa 2 Industrial zone, Dong Nai Province
May 09 2017

New Year 2017 brings more hope, confidence in the new development of our country based on the favorable factors for socio-economic development, such as: the economy continues to recover, the macroeconomic situation basically stable, inflation is under control. In this year, there is also an important diplomatic event-Vietnam hosts APEC 2017 with the theme “Creating new dynamism, fostering a shared future”. This event will mark the role and reputation of Vietnam in the world, region as well as it will open opportunity for localities to deeper promote international integration.

Follow the successful organization of APEC 2006, the event APEC Vietnam 2017 is an opportunity to publicize to the world the Vietnam of peace, stability and dynamic development, the Vietnamese people with full of gratitude, humanity and hospitality. As we knew that APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) is the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, and it is the international organization of countries located in the Asia-Pacific region with the aim of strengthening economic and political relations. APEC was established in November, 1989 with 12 founding members: Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. Currently, APEC consists of 21 members, besides 12 founding members, there are the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, China (Taiwan), Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Chile, Peru, Russia and Vietnam. The forum organizes annual meetings in turn in each its country member, there are also standing committees in charge of many different fields from communication to fisheries. Accounting for about 50% of the commercial market and 60% of world’s GDP, APEC is a forum supporting for many developing economies and affecting to the global economy. This is demonstrated by the presence of members such as United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, and China, Russia as well as the exciting activities of the Forum in the recent years.   

Dong Nai determines to exploit effectively the opportunities of APEC Year. 2017 is the second year to implement the goals of Resolution of the 10th Dong Nai provincial Party Congress, the Resolution of  provincial People’s Council (Term VIII) on the objectives, tasks and solutions for socio-economic development and national defense and security for 5 years 2016-2020. In this year, the main targets of the provincial development are higher, stable. These targets focus on the interest of the local people, about building a new countryside, environment, reducing unemployment, health, education, safety and order of society. For example, the province will have more 02 units at district level, 14 communal units at the new rural standards, 100% medical waste will be collected and disposed, reducing the percentage of unemployment in urban areas to 2.4%; 100% health insurance participation, reducing 5-7% of criminal cases… In recent years, Dong Nai has exploited the advantages of geographic and economic location to achieve many targets of development leading in the country. However, the province is facing many challenges, such as: technical infrastructure and social infrastructure systems are still not synchronous, quality of human resources, low labor productivity, the level of technology and business management capacity of local enterprises are limited; the situation of climate change is increasingly harsh; population growth rate… In order to strive for the targets in 2017, Dong Nai Province focus on foreign affairs, enhancing the plans of trade and investment promoting in APEC countries, calling for investment in tourism, agriculture, enhancing administrative reform and other solutions. Because after nearly 30 years of international integration, Dong Nai also has advantages of international cooperation with: 21 partners, over 40 countries and territories are investing in Dong Nai, attracting about 30$ billion in foreign investment with over 1300 projects, 7000 international experts are working and implementing Long Thanh international airport project. Dong Nai will certainly overcome the difficulties and challenges, successful complete the proposed targets and effectively exploit the opportunities of global integration.

Clearly, Year 2017 promises to be the APEC Year of Vietnam with great success in foreign affairs and national development. Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched emulation for diplomatic sector with the subject “Year of APEC Vietnam 2017 – Improving the efficiency in service development and international integration”. Therefore, the successful implementation of the policies about socio-economic tasks and security and defense towards APEC 2017 as well as fully exploit the opportunities from APEC 2017 are the effort of Dong Nai Province and other localities in the coming time.


Source: Dong Nai Department of External Relations