Friday, January 21, 2005

UNDP official praises Vietnam's economic reforms

Vietnam's economic reforms were praised by United Nations Development Program (UNDP) resident representative Jurlan Ryan at a Hanoi roundtable Jan. 12. He said there have been profound economic improvements in Vietnam since the Sixth Congress of the Vietnamese Communist Party, held in Dec. 1986. Also speaking at the roundtable was Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, who stated that Vietnam's GDP has doubled over the last ten years and that 25 million Vietnamese have been lifted out of poverty. (VNA Jan. 13).


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