HCMC to improve efficiency of Overseas Vietnamese affairs

Friday, 10/03/2023 16:42
A conference was held by the Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs on March 9 to implement the committee’s tasks in 2023.
At the conference (Photo: VNA)

In 2023, the committee will reform its communications activities in promoting the image of Vietnam and HCMC to the world, thus calling for the engagement of foreign investors and overseas Vietnamese (OV) in the development and construction of the city and the country.

Along with strengthening the communications of the Party and State’s directions and policies as well as the domestic political and socio-economic situation to the overseas Vietnamese community, the committee will provide information on the policies in investment attraction and technology transfer in all spearhead economic sectors, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

In addition, it will coordinate with relevant agencies to conduct annual events for overseas Vietnamese, including Xuan Que huong (Homeland Spring) program, visits to Truong Sa, and summer camps for overseas Vietnamese youths.

The committee will strive to enhance performance in connecting overseas Vietnamese and their fellows at home, while calling for their ideas for the growth of the city and country, and giving them favourable conditions to comment on draft policies and laws related to OV affairs.

Speaking at the conference, Vice Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Vo Van Hoan asked the committee to pay greater attention to the popularisation of the Party and State’s policies and laws, especially those related to OV affairs.

He underlined the need to strengthen the application of information technology to timely update and effectively exploit data on OVs and HCM City citizens living and working abroad.

According to Nguyen Duc Hien, Vice Chairman of the committee, last year, despite COVID-19 impacts, the committee managed to complete all tasks, creating positive changes in OV affairs in all aspects.

Various conferences, seminars and forums were held to strengthen connectivity between OV community and their fellows at home and removing difficulties facing the Vietnamese community abroad, thus attracting the participation and great contributions to the socio-economic recovery and development of the city, he said./.