Viet Nam Economic Forum to discuss solutions for rapid but sustainable growth

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2019 15:37

Steel production at Pomina Plant No 3 in Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province’s Phu My 1 Industrial Zone. The Viet Nam Economic Forum 2019 will discuss the economic future of the country.— VNA/VNS Photo Danh Lam

The Vietnamese Government Office will co-operate with the Central Economic Commission to host the Viet Nam Economic Forum 2019 (VEF 2019) on January 16-17 in Ha Noi.

With the theme “Strengthening the fundamental drivers for rapid and sustainable economic development,” VEF 2019 will discuss financing and governance of infrastructure development, climate change adaptation and energy security for sustainable development. It will also address opportunities and challenges for Viet Nam’s digital economy in the context of Industry 4.0.

The forum will review the Vietnamese economy’s development in 2018 and discuss its prospects for 2019. It will include high-level policy dialogue and an exhibition showcase on sustainable energy technology.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked ministries and organisers to prepare carefully for the success of VEF 2019.

VEF 2019 – which will be held in the context of escalating US-China economic tensions, Fed tightening policies, demographic challenges, debt dynamics and Industry 4.0 – is expected to welcome more than 2,000 participants including policymakers, economists, academics, businesses and international organisations.

VEF 2018 was held in January 2018 and attracted more than 1,500 delegates. The first VEF was held in June 2017.

VEF will provide a valuable and timely exchange platform for various stakeholders to discuss visionary initiatives and trends for sustainable economic development as Viet Nam transitions towards a more productivity-driven and green growth trajectory to sustain its economic growth. — VNS

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