Welcoming overseas Vietnamese on Lunar New Year 2016

Ho Chi Minh City’s authorities and Vietnam Fatherland Front officials met overseas Vietnamese on the occasion of the Lunar New Year of the Horse on January 29.

The event was attended by 700 overseas Vietnamese from nations and territories across the world returning to the city for the Lunar New Year.

At the meeting, Nguyen Thanh Phong, Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh city People’s Committee reviewed socio-economic achievements the city had gained over the past year and outlined the main development orientations in 2016.

The overseas Vietnamese have continuously been an integrated part of the nation, Phong reiterated, adding that the Government has issued numerous incentives for overseas Vietnamese to do business and live in their home country.

The remittances sent to the City have seen an annual average growth from 8-10 percent. The figure reached over 5.5 billion USD in 2015, up 10 percent from 2014.

The city leader expressed his hope that overseas Vietnamese will continue serving as a bridge to connect Vietnam and other nations in the world, and will contribute to promoting the image of the city and the nation in international integration and development.

On this occasion, HCM City’s authorities presented certificates of merit to overseas Vietnamese individuals, organisations and businesses, who had contributed largely to the city’s growth in 2015.

At the event, participants also visited a photo exhibition featuring the city’s socio-economic development achievements.-VNA
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Deck Hero14 30/1/16 22:53

At the Tet time, we all want to come back home, especially for people who live far away from home.

Love Peace 30/1/16 22:54

I wanna go home, I miss Vietnam

yobro yobro 30/1/16 23:03

The Vietnamese communities in many countries have organized various activities to celebrate the traditional Lunar New Year.

Only Solidar 30/1/16 23:04

In the last days of the lunar year, Vietnamese Student Associations in many regions around the world are busy preparing programs and unique repertoires to welcome the traditional Lunar New Year Festival of the nation.

MaskOf Zero 30/1/16 23:07

Tet is the time that people want to be with family, relatives and friends. That's why we all want to go home when the Tet comes.

Pack Cassiopian 30/1/16 23:09

Vietnamese New Year is the most important Festival of the Vietnamese people.

Jane smartnic 30/1/16 23:15

At the Tet time, I have chance to eat a lot of traditional delicious foods, such as Chung cake, Summer Roll, Egg Roll...

John Smith 30/1/16 23:28

I wish best things in 2016 for my sweet home, Vietnam.

Gentle Moon 30/1/16 23:29

When Spring arrives, all Vietnamese are thrilled by the advent of Tet.

LawrenceSamuels 30/1/16 23:32

The Party and State are always welcoming overseas Vietnamese to come home not only to spend Tet time but also to build up the country.

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