the morning of April 28, at Du Long Restaurant - Buu Long Tourist Area (Bien
Hoa City); With the approval of Dong Nai provincial People's Committee, the
Union of Friendship Organizations hosted Overseas Vietnamese Meeting in 2021.
the Meeting, there were Ms. Nguyen Thi Hoang – Member of Provincial Party
Committee, Vice Chairwoman of the Provincial People's Committee; Mr. Nguyen Son
Hung - Member of Provincial Party Committee, Standing Vice Chairman of the
Provincial People's Council; Mr. Cao Van Quang - Member of the Provincial Party
Committee, Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of the province;
Ms. Tran Thi Thu Thuy - Standing Member of the Presidium, Chief Representative of
the Southern Office, Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations; Mr. Tran Duc
Hien - Vice Chairman of the Committee for Overseas Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh
City and especially the participation of nearly 300 delegates who are leaders
of agencies, sectorss and businesses of the province; businessmen,
intellectuals, and Vietnamese overseas investors in Dong Nai province and Ho
Chi Minh city.
Overview of the Meeting
Speaking at the Meeting, Vice Chairwoman of the
Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Thi Hoang reviewed the overall
achievements of the province in 2020 and the goals in 2021. She said the
Covid-19 pandemic affected seriously to most sectors, fields, people and
businesses but the province's economy has developed and achieved growth
results. The provincial people-to-people diplomacy has been increasingly
expanded and developed. The province is also consolidating the Steering
Committee on Overseas Vietnamese affairs to become a communicative channel
linking the Party Committee, the government and the people of Dong Nai province
with the overseas Vietnamese community in other countries around the world, as
well as serving for people-to-people exchange, cultural exchanges and promoting
good friendship between Vietnam and other countries.
Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen
Thi Hoang delivered a welcome speech.
In Dong Nai, there are about 32,000 Overseas Vietnamese
living and working in countries and territories around the world and nearly
18,000 families and relatives of the above number living in the locality. By
2020, Dong Nai has more than 20 Vietnamese enterprises where Overseas
Vietnamese join the capital contribution of nearly VND 500 trillion, mainly
focusing on the fields of services, education, and real estate business ... In
addition, Overseas Vietnamese are also an important "catalyst" for
the success of the province's people-to-people diplomacy in the renovation
period. Dong Nai government always cares about and supports Overseas Vietnamese
when living and working in host countries as well as encourages their
participation in the economic - cultural - educational development activities
of the province; thereby, wishes to receive attention and contributions to
resources and wisdom from the Overseas Vietnamese community as well as their relatives
in the locality for a dynamic and sustainable development of Dong Nai.
Annually, on the occasion of the traditional New Year, Dong Nai
province holds meetings with the Overseas Vietnamese people and their relatives
in Dong Nai province before Tet holidays. However, this year, this couldn’t be
performed due to the complicated situation of Covid-19 pandemics, the
immigration of Overseas Vietnamese has some restrictions according to the Covid
– 19 pandemics prevention and control regulations in countries and Vietnam.
Instead, in 2021, Dong Nai province organized the "Spring of
Friendship" Program to facilitate meeting the Overseas Vietnamese
community in Dong Nai province and Ho Chi Minh City who are businessmen,
intellectuals and investors. On this occasion, they can directly communicate
with provincial leaders and make recommendations on local polices, contributing
ideas to functional agencies in the process of policy formulation and
supplementation, creating favorable conditions for Overseas Vietnamese to
return to their home countries to participate in investment affairs,
contributing to the overall socio-economic development of the province.
Nguyen Hong Hue - Vice President cum General Secretary of the Business Association
of Overseas Vietnamese exchanged opinions at the Meeting.
the meeting, Overseas Vietnamese delegates discussed about issues of investment
opportunities in the province, expressed their excitement when Dong Nai
continued to gain achievements in all socio-economic aspects; simultaneously, hoped
the province would continue to create favorable conditions to invest in
production and business fields, thereby contributing to providing jobs - income
for people, contributing to the provincial budget.
of the Provincial Union of Friendship Organizations Nguyen Thanh Tri
acknowledged the comments of delegates and emphasized the good meaning of the
meeting which was held by the time Vietnamese people in local areas and abroad have
paid tribute to Kings Hung – the national ancestors with the most respect and
sacred feelings. Although everyone is living in different geographical locations
in the world, they always hold their patriotic spirits and always think of
another with warm sentiments.
The delegates visited the booths displaying and advertising OCOP
products, typical industrial and agricultural products of the province.
Delegates offered incense at Tran Bien Temple of Literature.
Early in the morning, delegates also participated in
activities such as: performing incense offering ceremony at Tran Bien Temple of
Literature; visiting Buu Long tourist area and booths displaying and promoting
OCOP products, typical industrial and agricultural products of the province;
watching the documentary film with the title
"Dong Nai on the way of integration and development".