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Da Lat most searched-for destination during upcoming holidays

Da Lat, together with Da Nang, are two of the most searched-for domestic travel destinations by Vietnamese tourists for the five-day National Reunification Day and May Day holiday, according to Booking.com.

Q1 2024: 51.3 million workers employed

51.3 million people in Vietnam aged 15 and above were employed during the first quarter of 2024, an increase of 174,100 compared to 2023, or 0.34 percent. The unemployment rate among the country’s working-age population has fallen by 2.24% compared to the same period last year.

Vietnam advances in Human Development Index

Vietnam climbed 8 spots from 115th to 107th in the latest Human Development Index (HDI) rankings, reaffirming its position among developing countries with high HDI scores.

Power capacity from renewable energy sources by 2030

In Decision No 262/QD-TTg dated April 1, 2024, the Prime Minister approved the implementation plan for the National Power Development Master Plan in the 2021-2030 period with a vision to 2050.

ADB maintains 2024 economic growth forecast for Vietnam

In its April 2024 Asian Development Outlook (ADO) report, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has maintained its earlier forecast for Vietnam’s economic growth this year, despite ongoing uncertainties from the external environment. Vietnam’s economy is expected to achieve a growth rate of 6.0% in 2024 and 6.2% in 2025.

Quang An listed among the coolest streets in the world

Quang An Street in Tay Ho district, Hanoi, has been listed among the 30 coolest streets in the world by the British travel magazine Time Out.

10th National External Information Service Awards

The 10th National External Information Service Awards in 2024 continues to recognise works and products in 10 categories: video clips, initiatives and products with external information value, photos, TV broadcasts, radio broadcasts, books, print newspapers, electronic newspapers and websites in Vietnamese, and print newspapers, electronic newspapers, and websites in foreign languages.

Added value of industrial sector up 6.18% in Q1

Vietnam’s industrial sector posted significant growth in the first quarter of 2024, of an estimated 6.18% compared to the first quarter of 2023. In particular, manufacturing and processing saw robust growth of 6.98%.

More trains added for upcoming national holidays

During the upcoming National Reunification Day (April 30) and May Day (May 1) holiday, in addition to regular train services, the railway sector will increase the number of trips to make travel more convenient and will also apply preferential policies and discounts.

Son Doong Cave named among world’s 10 best

Son Doong Cave in the central province of Quang Binh has been ranked sixth among the 10 most beautiful caves in the world by British travel magazine Time Out. With 38.5 million cubic metres of space, the 9-kilometre-long cave is the world’s largest natural cave.

Coconut output to top 2 million tonnes by 2030

Coconuts have been designated one of the six primary national industrial crops by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. It is projected that the country’s coconut cultivation area will expand to 195,000-210,000 hectares by 2030, resulting in a substantial harvest of over 2 million tonnes.

Total export-import turnover hits 178.04 billion USD in Q1

Vietnam’s total export-import turnover hit 178.04 billion USD in the first quarter of this year, up 15.5% year-on-year. Exports increased by 17% and imports by 13.9%.

Vietnam’s economic performance in Q1, 2024

Figures from the General Statistics Office show that Vietnam’s economy is experiencing a strong recovery during the first quarter of 2024. GDP growth is higher than in the first quarter in the 2020-2023 period, while tourism is booming and an impressive trade surplus has been posted.

Vietnam - China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership

Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue will lead a high-ranking delegation to pay an official visit to China from April 7-12 at the invitation of Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) of China Zhao Leji.

Foreign tourist arrivals up 72% in Q1

Vietnam welcomed over 4.6 million foreign tourists in the first quarter of this year, up 72% year-on-year.

14 key banks in the 2024 banking system

The State Bank of Vietnam has issued Decision No 538/QD-NHNN approving the addition of 14 banks in the group of credit institutions and foreign bank branches deemed systemically important in 2024.