Photo for illustration (Source: VNA)

In the reviewed period, 353.8 million USD was invested in 148 new projects, while 105 million USD was added to 29 underway ones.

Australia drew the highest amount of capital from Vietnam at 141.3 million USD, accounting for 30.8 percent of the total, followed by the US, Spain and Cambodia.

Vietnam students win 15 golds at IMSO 2019

Vietnamese students won 15 gold, 14 silver and seven bronze medals at the 16th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad (IMSO) 2019. With this result, the Vietnamese delegation ranked first at the contest, followed by Thailand with 10 golds and Singapore with six.

Vietnamese students win gold medals in science (Source:

The IMSO 2019, a competition for students under 13, was held in Hanoi from November 27th to 30th.  It drew the participation of more than 350 students from 24 countries and territories in the world.

The organizing board awarded a total of 127 medals in maths and 106 in science.

Vietnam has 36 students attending the competition and all of them won medals. It is a significant achievement compared with the IMSO 2018, in which Vietnam brought home eight gold, 10 silver and five bronze medals.

November witnesses record number of foreigners to Vietnam

Vietnam saw the highest number of foreign tourists in November 2019 with more than 1.8 million, according to General Statistics Office (GSO).

GSO reported this month, foreign arrivals to the country increased 11.8% compared to the previous month, in which foreigners visiting Vietnam by air rose 13% and by road soared 8.6% while those by sea decreased sharply 19.2% due to impacts of the sixth typhoon (Storm Nakri) hitting the central coastal region.

Foreign visitors to Ben Thanh market in HCM city (Source:

Over the past 11 months, Asian visitors accounted for 79.6% of the total foreign arrivals in Vietnam, up 18.2%.

Major markets sending tourists to the country witnessed upturn, including China (15.1%), the Republic of Korea (22.3%), Japan (15.4%), Taiwan-China (30.2%), Malaysia (12.9%), and Thailand (47.1%).

Meanwhile, downturn was seen some countries and territories, such as Laos (18.3%), Hong Kong-China (37.5%)./.

Compiled by BTA