Overseas Vietnamese from Dong Nai Make Significant Contributions to Boosting the Province’s Economy

The leader of Dong Nai Province has highlighted the importance of looking after those living abroad and their concerns, expressing a desire to receive their support and resources to help make the province more dynamic and sustainable.

Overseas Vietnamese from Dong Nai Significantly Contribute to The Province
The delegation went to offer incense at the Tran Bien Temple of Literature. Source: doanhnghiephoinhap.vn

Nguyen Hong Linh, Secretary of the Dong Nai Provincial Party Committee, recently declared that the province would provide assistance to the overseas Vietnamese community when they reside and work in other countries. Furthermore, the province would create an environment that would enable expatriates to take part in economic, cultural, and educational activities. This statement was made on April 14 at the ‘Meeting Vietnamese People Abroad’ event.

According to Linh, the province of Dong Nai currently boasts 32,000 overseas Vietnamese living and working in countries and territories across the globe, with nearly 18,000 families having members living abroad.

The province of Dong Nai boasts 17 Vietnamese enterprises, with trillions of dong in capital contribution from overseas citizens, primarily in the services, education, and real estate sectors. Moreover, overseas Vietnamese have acted as an invaluable “catalyst” for the success of the Dong Nai’s people-to-people diplomacy during the period of renovation.

Every year, the province organizes a program to support overseas Vietnamese in connecting with localities, providing opportunities for business delegates, entrepreneurs, intellectuals, investors, members of associations, and business clubs of overseas Vietnamese to gain an understanding of the socio-economic development, and to meet and discuss investment cooperation prospects with local leaders.

With the intention of contributing to and supporting the provision of agricultural products to farmers, we are eager to collaborate to transfer agricultural products and a mushroom cultivation model to ethnic minorities in the province, Dr. Le Hoang The, Vice Chairman of the Overseas Vietnamese Entrepreneurs Association, declared.

He shared his journey of exporting 100% Vietnamese lingzhi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) to the US market and selling them on the renowned international e-commerce platform, Amazon.

Overseas Vietnamese from Dong Nai Significantly Contribute to The Province
Four individuals who have made typical achievements in overseas Vietnamese work in Dong Nai province, received certificates of merit.

At the meeting, leaders of Dong Nai province presented five certificates of merit to a group and four individuals who had made exemplary contributions to the overseas Vietnamese work in Dong Nai province in recent times.

Provincial leaders also witnessed the signing ceremony of cooperation between Vietnam-International Business Connection Club and Dong Nai Young Entrepreneurs Association, aiming to bolster support, foster collaboration, and facilitate the growth of businesses and young entrepreneurs from Dong Nai province with the business community, Vietnamese businessmen abroad, as well as expand investment opportunities and develop the market in different countries.

By the end of 2022, Dong Nai province will have established nine bilateral friendship associations with Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Russia, Korea, Japan, China, France and the United States; and a Vietnam-ASEAN multilateral friendship association. Furthermore, the Steering Committee on Overseas Vietnamese Work has been consolidated, increasingly affirming its role as an information channel that connects the Party Committee, government and people of Dong Nai province with Vietnamese people living abroad.

Hannah Nguyen