In the framework of Dong Nai’s investment promotion program in Germany and Belgium, the delegation led by Vice Chairman Tran Van Vinh of the province People’s Committee on Monday sign cooperation agreement with the government of East Flanders province, Belgium.

Under the agreement, the two sides will boost cooperation in the fields of logistics, smart technology, hi-tech agriculture, trading, scientific research, education and health.

These are the fields of which the two sides have their own strength and can help each other for development.

The governments of Dong Nai and East Flanders will also consider adding more fields and industries at their demand which will be put into their annual action programs.


Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that the PLASTIC AWARENESS MONTH is officially kicked-off this week with a Plastic Diet Challenge (whole September), a World Clean Up Day on the 15th, and especially, a Business Seminar: “ReThink Plastic Vietnam – Rubbish or Valuable Resource?”, which will be held on September 27th.
This event is hosted by the Consulate General of the Netherlands, Dutch Business Association in Vietnam and Dutch Social Club – Nederlandse Vereniging Vietnam; welcomed Government authorizations, business communities’, corporate partners’ and organizations’ representatives. We are excited to count you in and seeking for your support to spread the news to your members.

Feel free to leverage the information and attached flyer below for your communications.
Thank you for your kind attention and support,
Business Seminar: ReThink Plastic Vietnam – Rubbish or Valuable Resource?

Did you know, more than half of the plastic waste dumped into the ocean comes from just five countries in Asia, including Vietnam? The excess of plastic consumption and insufficient waste management infrastructure have led to the increase of global plastic pollution epidemic. As an immediate priority, punctual actions to address this global issue are undeniably challenging but imperative.
Part of the initiative of the Consulate General of the Netherlands, Dutch Business Association in Vietnam and Dutch Social Club – Nederlandse Vereniging Vietnam, the Business Seminar “ReThink Plastic Vietnam – Rubbish or Valuable Resource?” has the ambition to shed light on how to make a more sustainable use of plastic products, to brainstorm on possible innovative solutions to deal with waste management and reduce plastic pollution.

Join us in the Plastic Month and business seminar to truly ReThink Plastic!


Vietnamese jazz lovers will have a chance to enjoy two concerts performed by renowned musicians including Steve Houben, Grégory Houben, Quentin Líegeois and Jean-Louis Rassinfosse.


The concerts are scheduled to take place at the Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi on September 25 and at the Ho Chi Minh City Opera House on September 28.

The events are organised by the Wallonie-Bruxelles Delegation to Vietnam on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of a bilateral cooperation between Vietnam and Wallonie-Bruxelles (1993-2018).

The concerts will also feature two popular Vietnamese jazz artists Quyen Van Minh and Quyen Thien Dac.

Steve Houben has performed with music legends such as Chet Baker, Mike Stern, George Coleman, Gerry Mulligan, Clark Terry, Joe Eardley, Joe Newman, etc.

His music ability, talent for improvisation, and relentless creativity have led to him becoming a widely known artist in the world and an icon of Belgium jazz music.

Grégory Houben is a multi-talented artist. He learned to play the trumpet, but his heart was always torn between music and acting, between jazz and French songs, between his beloved homeland Belgium and Brazil – a country he explored while on a vacation when he was 17, the land which aroused in him the passion to devote himself to music wholeheartedly.

Jean-Louis Rassinfosse is a well-known contrabass musician. He is highly regarded for his warm, romantic music heard through hundreds of records whilst Quentin Liégeois is a guitarist who won the New Talent award of DjangodOr 2009, First Prize for Jazz guitar at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.



On September 6, the Vietnamese ambassador, Vu Anh Quang and his wife presided over the 73rd anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day at the Embassy of Vietnam in Brussels, Belgium.

Attending the ceremony were Belgian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs – Dirk Achten, Chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists – Jan Zahradil, along with many senior Belgian and EU officials and the Vietnamese community in the Kingdom of Belgium.

Ambassador Vu Anh Quang spoke at the ceremony

Ambassador Vu Anh Quang spoke at the ceremony

In a warm and solemn atmosphere, the guests have raised the cup to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day, enjoying Vietnamese and Belgium traditional dishes.