Hanoi (VNA)- Lawyer
Tran Dinh Hoanh has praised the Vietnamese Government for recent
policies that have effectively encouraged overseas Vietnamese to
contribute to their homeland.
Virginia resident was among a number of Vietnamese Americans present at
a New-Year party held by the Vietnamese Embassy in Washington on
Hoanh spotlighted policies on passports and visas and most recently the policy on double citizenships.
â€œThese policies have contributed to strengthening ties between overseas Vietnamese and their native land,â€ said the lawyer.
Nguyen Ngoc Phu, a senior IT expert for the Washington-based
Inter-American Development Bank, said the right to visa exemption has
encouraged him to visit Vietnam four times in 2008 alone instead of
once a year as before.
â€œWhenever my children and I returned to Vietnam , we always went to disadvantaged communities for charity purposes,â€ Phu said.
view was echoed by Trinh Trung, a Delaware State resident. Trung said
he has so far managed to visit the homeland once every three months
thanks to the convenient immigration policy
Nguyen Minh Dung
from the World Bank said he was impressed by the nationâ€™s drastic
economic growth, especially progress made in the road system and
â€œThe Government should integrate
environmental protection and conservation of cultural and historic
relics into economic development strategies to help sustain development
while preserving valuable assets for younger generations and overseas
Vietnamese as well,â€ said the WB expert.
Some proposed that
the Government streamline house-buying procedures for overseas
Vietnamese so that they can own a home in their native land. They
emphasised that to buy houses is a way for overseas Vietnamese to
contribute to the national economic development.
Cong Phung highly valued overseas Vietnamese warm hearts towards the
native-land as well as their contributions to the national development.
He called on the overseas Vietnamese community to make greater material and expertise contributions to the nation.