A Farmer Successful in Doing Business
The transformation of Nguyen Nhan Phuong from a farmer to a leading entrepreneur in the former northern capital of Bac Ninh is an inspiring tale. With great determination and hard work, Nguyen Nhan Phuong has become director of several paper mills and owner of a well known cultural, tourist and hotel centre. His story is a perfect example of the strides made by Vietnamese small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as Vietnam prepares to join the big WTO play ground.
Northern mountainous region strives to reduce poverty
The northern mountainous region set a goal of reducing its poverty rate by 2.5-3% annually between 2006 and 2010 at a Government-hosted conference discussing measures to boost the region's socio-economic development, held in Hanoi on March 30.
Success attracts foreign donors to Vietnam’s anti-poverty strategy
Vietnam has attracted around US$550 million in investment projects across the country through four Poverty Reduction Support Credit (PRSC) programmes and the number of donors supporting such programmes in Vietnam is increasing.