Viet­nam tar­gets 6.7% ex­pan­sion

China Daily (Canada) - - BUSINESS -

Viet­nam’s Na­tional Assem­bly has just adopted a res­o­lu­tion on its so­cioe­co­nomic de­vel­op­ment plan for 2017, tar­get­ing a gross do­mes­tic prod­uct growth rate of about 6.7 per­cent. Some 85 per­cent of assem­bly deputies ap­proved the res­o­lu­tion at the on­go­ing sec­ond ses­sion of the coun­try’s 14th assem­bly held in Viet­nam’s cap­i­tal Hanoi, re­ported lo­cal Viet­nam News on Tues­day. The plan also tar­gets a rise of 6 to 7 per­cent in ex­port-im­port rev­enues, and a trade deficit ac­count­ing for some 3.5 per­cent of the to­tal trade turnover in 2017. The con­sumer price in­dex is ex­pected to in­crease at around 4 per­cent, while to­tal so­cial de­vel­op­ment in­vest­ment is ex­pected to reach 31.5 per­cent of GDP.

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