Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Party Committee, People’s Committee, HCMC People’s Council, the Vietnam Fatherland Front of HCMC yesterday held a meeting with the overseas Vietnamese on the occasion of the Lunar New Year.
Standing Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Tong Thi Phong called at the Vietnamese Embassy in Canberra and met with representatives of the Vietnamese community in Australia on January 12.
In the first nine months of this year, overseas remittances to Ho Chi Minh City via commercial banks and economic institutions were estimated at around US$3.8 billion, an increase of 7 percent over the same period last year.
According to the State Bank of Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City Branch, overseas remittances to the city were estimated to reach US$3.45 billion in the first eight months of this year and are expected to exceed $5 billion this year.
The Overseas Vietnamese Committee of Ho Chi Minh City yesterday hosted a seminar on the role of overseas Vietnamese to the country’s sea and island sovereignty with the attendance of former Vice President Truong My Hoa and overseas Vietnamese from many countries.
Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee on April 6 organized a meeting between city leaders and overseas Vietnamese experts, intellectuals and entrepreneurs to seek solutions to build the innovative district project and financial hub of the Southeast Asia region in the city.
General Secretary, President Nguyen Phu Trong last night said that overseas Vietnamese is always an inseparable part of Vietnam and Vietnamese people at the Homeland Spring Program 2019 organized by the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs in Vietnam under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in coordination with Hanoi People’s Committee.
Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan last night said that HCMC needs to have a specific mechanism and set up a working group to receive projects, initiatives and suggestions from overseas Vietnamese.