Overseas Vietnamese contributing to the nation’s development

         Home Spring Festival organized to welcome overseas Vietnamese returning home on Tet holiday

On February 15, in Ho Chi Minh city, I was very lucky to join a meaningful event, when more than 400 overseas Vietnamese from all over the world returned home and looked for a chance of investment in Vietnam. In the event, leaders from the State and Ho Chi Minh city led by Mr. Nguyen Thien Nhan, Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, hailed the expatriates for acting as cultural ambassadors in their host countries and bridging economic, and scientific and technological ties with the fatherland. Oversea Vietnamese in the meeting expressed their happiness to witness the country’s socio-economic development and they were really grateful to the Vietnamese Party and Government’s policies in the direction of creating favorable conditions for overseas people and viewing them as an integral part of the Vietnamese community.
As I know, the overseas Vietnamese (OV) community has roughly  around 4 million people, currently living, working, studying in 103 countries and territories, with nearly 400 thousand with college education and higher. This community is making efforts to lead stable lives, integrate into their local communities. They have high knowledge and economic potentials, are becoming increasingly successful, particularly the young in areas such as science and technology, economic, culture and society. OV retains close links to their home country and localities. Every year, roughly 500 thousand turns of OV return to Viet Nam, 300 of which are specialists and academics for work, and thousands for seeking investment and commercial opportunities. Currently OV are investing in about 3200 projects in Viet Nam with total investment of 5.7  billion USD, 60% of which has good operations. Remittances grow 10-15% annually, from 3 billion USD in 2004 to 7.4 billion USD in 2008, and 8 billion USD in 2010. OV are becoming increasingly active in community, philanthropist activities aimed towards their home country, helping poor fellow Vietnamese living in difficult situations. OV activities have a long history closely linked to the protection and construction of the country, and play an important role in national Great Unity efforts. In the current national development context, OV communication activities are becoming increasingly important in encouraging this community to take part in national construction efforts and developing the foreign relations of Viet Nam. Over the years, perceptions concerning OV communication activities together with the OV community itself have experienced many changes.
In the event mentioned above, I saw no differences between overseas people and people who are living in Vietnam, I just saw Vietnamese people who were trying to build their country to a strong and wealthy nation. For the time being, there are more and more Vietnamese people leaving or coming back to Vietnam to seek for their lifetime chance, including me. But wherever they go, Vietnam is always a home to Vietnamese people, and each of us will do our best to contribute to the development of Vietnam!
Chia sẻ bài viết ^^
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All comments [ 6 ]

Phạm Hiếu 28/2/14 21:41

Home sweet home! I love Vietnam!

Quốc Kiên 28/2/14 21:51

Overseas Vietnamese have great potential to contribute to the country's development

Huy Lâm 28/2/14 21:58

The new generation of OVs is so clever and active!

Quốc Cường 28/2/14 22:00

Yes, they are. But they should learn more about our tradition!

Lê Tín 28/2/14 22:02

Wherever Vietnamese people are, we should be more united!

Hùng Quân 28/2/14 22:07

The Government and the OV community are getting closely linked to each other..

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