Update news RoK

 Thua Thien-Hue revokes licences of 37 delayed projects, Vietcombank receives approval to set up bank in Laos, Australia initiates VN’s wind towers on dumping, RoK, VN eye energy partnerships

Temporary anti-dumping duties on steel from China, RoK

 Temporary anti-dumping duties will be levied on some coated steel products imported from China and the Republic of Korea (RoK) from September 16, 2016 through January 13, 2017. 

Social News 19/8

 Khanh Hoa residents oppose medical waste treatment system, RoK, Vietnam look to broader strategic partnership, Demand massive as 2017 tour of world’s largest cave goes on sale, Netherlands funds wastewater treatment system in Ninh Thuan

RoK invests US$3.5 mil in Vietnam’s employment information network

 VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister has approved a technical support project for an employment information network in Vietnam using ODA (Official Development Assistance) from the Republic of Korea.

RoK to help Hanoi plan development

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Republic of Korea will help Hanoi survey some 3,000ha of land along the banks of the Hong (Red) River to plan the city's urban development.

RoK, Vietnam strengthen defence cooperation

 Vietnam Defence Minister Phung Quang Thanh and his Korean counterpart Han Min-koo held talks in Hanoi on May 28, discussing measures to boost defence cooperation between the two countries.

HCM City’s leader visits RoK to foster multilateral cooperation

Politburo member and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Le Thanh Hai on May 26 had separate meetings with officials of the Republic of Korea during his working visit to the country.

RoK supports online training for Vietnam universities

 VietNamNet Bridge – The inaugural ceremony of the Korea Foundation Global e-School was held in Hanoi on April 8, reported the Hanoi Moi newspaper.

RoK, Vietnam justice ministries sign cooperation agreement

 Vietnamese Minister of Justice Ha Hung Cuong and his Republic of Korea (RoK) counterpart Hwang Kyo-ahn signed a cooperation agreement between the two ministries following their recent talks in Seoul.

Government News 10/2

Deputy Defence Minister hosts outgoing Russian official; Party inspection commission to be enhanced; PM assigns socio-economic tasks to Dak Nong; Vice President praises RoK group for support of Vietnamese children


 Mercedes-Benz to invest $20m in Viet Nam; SeABank offers soft loans; S Korean firms favour Viet Nam; Standard Chartered ups GDP forecast; Rice traders to expand sources; January business shutdowns up 23%

RoK, Japan seen as Hanoi tourism’s key markets

 The Republic of Korea (RoK) and Japan have been defined as the primary markets of Hanoi’s tourism thanks to their high growth in the number of arrivals to the capital.

VN, RoK leaders welcome end to FTA negotiations

President of the Republic of Korea Park Geun-hye and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesteray hailed the concusion of negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement as an important event in the countries' trade relations.

Vietnam, RoK to start ninth FTA talks

Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) will hold the ninth round of negotiations on their bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) from December 8-12, according to the RoK Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on December 7.


UMA nation's top furniture retailer; Five VN firms in ASEAN 100 list; HCM City failing to meet SOE equitisation goal; Investors buy still-unfinished apartments; CPI falls on lower transport costs;

Public Security Minister extols growing ties with Singapore

 RoK, Vietnamese experts discuss solutions to territorial disputes; Vietnam, Cyprus vow to boost economic ties; Vietnamese party delegation visit Cuba; Ho Chi Minh City leader welcomes Russia’s Deputy FM

Political News 21/10

 President confident about trade with RoK; New Indonesian President values ties with Vietnam; Law on Public Investment prevents ineffective investment; Deputy PM receives Russian medical scientists

Political News 17/10

 RoK to sign FTAs with Vietnam, China, New Zealand this year; Vietnam observes Mozambique’s general election; France backs Vietnam’s stance on East Sea issue; Vietnam, Cambodia agree to boost defence cooperation

Party chief's RoK visit marks new stage in bilateral ties

The recently-concluded visit by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong to the Republic of Korea marks the opening of a new stage of development with bright prospects in the two countries’ relations, said a Vietnamese official.

Vietnam, RoK agree to conclude FTA negotiations this year

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea Chung Hong-Won agreed to conclude the negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement by the end of this year.