Seychelles – Vietnam Business Forum on 29th August 2013
At the Headquarters of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 9 Dao Duy Anh, Hanoi, Vietnam
The Seychelles Investment Board (SIB) in collaboration with the non-resident Ambassador for Seychelles in Vietnam and the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), with the full support of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) has taken the opportunity of the official visit of the President of the Republic of Seychelles in Vietnam on 29th August 2013 to organize a Seychelles – Vietnam Business Forum.
The event will provide the business community of Vietnam with adequate general information on the Seychelles; the uniqueness of its tourism sector; the Seychelles business and regulatory / legal framework; the environment and economic climate; and promote its business and investment opportunities in three main area of focus: Tourism, Fisheries and Trade.
Vice President and also responsible for Finance portfolio
“One of our priorities is our economic reform programme. Introduced in November 2008, the reform programme has allowed us in a relatively short period of time to reduce our total public debt stock to 82 % of GDP from 170%; ......slashed inflation to zero from 62%; ......eliminate perennial problem of lack of foreign exchange; .......encourage entrepreneurships and new businesses; .....build up the country’s external reserves to close to 200 million US dollars or two months of import coverage; .....bring stability to the exchange rates and lower interest rates.....It has not been an easy process and it is one still ongoing but we are determined to see it through. The reform has the support of our people, major international institutions and the international community at large.”» Show all quotes