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Shrimp exports expected to grow slightly in 2024
Shrimp exports expected to grow slightly in 2024

Vietnam’s shrimp exports are expected to recover this year and slightly increase by between 10 and 15%. Export turnover is believed to reach 4-4.3 billion USD.

Two Vietnamese beaches among top 10 in Asi
Two Vietnamese beaches among top 10 in Asi

An Bang Beach in Hoi An ancient town and My Khe Beach in the central city of Da Nang ranked 5th and 6th, respectively, on a list in the Travelers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best Beaches in Asia, as voted on by readers of TripAdvisor, one of the world largest travel guide platforms.

Vietnam strives to lead ASEAN in labor productivity improvement by 2030
Vietnam strives to lead ASEAN in labor productivity improvement by 2030

The national program on labor productivity improvement by 2030 sets the overall goal that by 2030, labor productivity will become an important driving force for rapid and sustainable growth.

Coffee exports set to account for 80-85% of total production by 2030
Coffee exports set to account for 80-85% of total production by 2030

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has set a target of Vietnam’s total coffee plantation area reaching 640,000 - 660,000 hectares by 2030, with exports expected to account for 80-85% of the country’s total production.

Int’l organisations upbeat about Vietnam’s 2024 GDP growth
Int’l organisations upbeat about Vietnam’s 2024 GDP growth

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), Bloomberg, and HSBC have all forecast that Vietnam’s GDP growth could reach 6 percent in 2024. Standard Chartered Bank, meanwhile, has forecast 6.7 percent, surpassing Vietnam’s own growth target of 6-6.5 percent.

9 best things to do in Vietnam
9 best things to do in Vietnam

The Herald Sun - one of the oldest and most widely read newspapers in Australia - ran an article in late January, listing the nine best things for tourists to do in Vietnam. The article described Vietnam as being as affordable as it is vibrant and varied, and said it is fast becoming a destination of choice for Aussie holidaymakers.

Perfume Pagoda Festival 2024
Perfume Pagoda Festival 2024

The Chua Huong (Perfume Pagoda) Festival is one of Vietnam’s major festivals, taking place in the Landscape Complex of Huong Son in Hanoi’s My Duc district. The 2024 Perfume Pagoda Festival has the theme “Safe, Civilised, Friendly Perfume Pagoda Festival”, aiming to affirm the cultural values of the festival and promote the values of the Complex, which is a National Special Historical Site.

Vietnam aims for 800,000 - 850,000 ha of rubber by 2030
Vietnam aims for 800,000 - 850,000 ha of rubber by 2030

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is aiming for Vietnam’s total rubber plantation area to reach some 800,000 - 850,000 ha by 2030, with 100% of rubber latex and wood to obtain planting area codes for product origin traceability.

Dragon symbol in Vietnamese culture
Dragon symbol in Vietnamese culture

Throughout Vietnam’s various historical periods, dragon symbol has consistently held a special position in the cultural and spiritual life of the Vietnamese people, playing a crucial role in shaping, constructing, and promoting the country’s distinctive cultural identity.

Vietnam striving to reach pepper production of 180,000 - 230,000 tons by 2030
Vietnam striving to reach pepper production of 180,000 - 230,000 tons by 2030

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has set a goal of the total pepper cultivation area nationwide standing at 80,000 - 100,000 ha by 2030, with a production target of 180,000 - 230,000 tonnes.

Vietnam picks up ASEAN Tourism Awards 2024
Vietnam picks up ASEAN Tourism Awards 2024

The Thang Long Imperial Citadel and Duong Lam ancient village in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi have both won ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Awards.

Vietnam the world’s second-largest shoe exporter
Vietnam the world’s second-largest shoe exporter

Vietnam ranked second in the world, just after China, in footwear exports, with 1.5 billion pairs shipped overseas and a presence in 150 markets in 2022. Footwear exports last year brought in over 20.2 billion USD, marking the 26th consecutive year, since 1998, that footwear exports have been in the billion-dollar category.

Vietnam’s economic performance in January 2024
Vietnam’s economic performance in January 2024

The consumer price index (CPI) increased 3.37% in the opening month of 2024, foreign direct investment 40.2%, international arrivals 73.6%, and the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) 18.3%.

36 vendor streets make Hanoi’s Old Quarter unique
36 vendor streets make Hanoi’s Old Quarter unique

Hanoi’s Old Quarter is known for not only its 36 bustling vendor streets, but also diverse festivals and folk arts. Together, they make the Old Quarter a cultural cradle of the thousand-year-old capital city.

Socio-economic development targets in 2024
Socio-economic development targets in 2024

The National Assembly’s resolution on the socio-economic development plan for 2024 sets a target of 6.0-6.5% growth in gross domestic product (GDP) for the year, while per capita income is expected to reach 4,700-4,730 USD.

Vietnam - Ideal destination for a new year vacation
Vietnam - Ideal destination for a new year vacation

The prestigious American travel website Travel Off Path has announced the top six destinations in Asia for a year-end and New Year holiday, with Vietnam ranking second.