Indonesian researcher hails Vietnam’s economic development

 

– Vietnam’s recent achievements under the Party were hailed by Veeramalla Anjaiah, a Senior Research Fellow at Jakarta’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies. Anjaiah, who is a senior journalist at the Jakarta Post, acknowledged Vietnam’s economic accomplishments, its ASEAN chairmanship in 2020, and its COVID-19 containment under a progressive and reformist government led by the Communist Party of Vietnam.

Vietnam’s socialist-oriented market economy is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, said Anjaiah, adding that Vietnam’s GDP growth is expected to bounce back to 7% this year because Vietnam has recently signed the European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement and the United Kingdom-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA). He noted that Vietnam’s poverty rate fell from 28.9% in 2002 to 1.9% in 2018 and its unemployment rate fell to 2% in 2019.

A survey by AC Nielsen showed that Vietnam’s per capita income and middle class have grown after decades of market-oriented economic reforms and thanks to stable governance.  Vietnam was the second most optimistic country in the world in 2020, according to Nielsen.

 

Source: VOV5

 

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