10,000 firms slated for digital transformation

10,000 firms slated for digital transformation

(VEN) - The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), along with a group of experts, has launched a program to support 10,000 firms in achieving digital transformation.
New Zealand companies donate fruit to support vulnerable children in Vietnam

New Zealand companies donate fruit to support vulnerable children in Vietnam

Seven of New Zealand’s top fruit exporters to Vietnam have donated nearly 10 tonnes of fruit to several children’s and women’s charities in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and Hanoi this month.
National Economics University and ACCA expand strategic cooperation

National Economics University and ACCA expand strategic cooperation

At the Vietnam-UK Education Cooperation Forum taking place in London, the National Economics University and the Association of British Chartered Accountants - ACCA, officially signed the extension of the Memorandum of Understanding on strategic cooperation.
Efforts underway to accelerate socioeconomic recovery program

Efforts underway to accelerate socioeconomic recovery program

(VEN) - According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, about VND33.5 trillion was disbursed for the country’s socioeconomic recovery and development program as of May 2022.
Hai Duong Province boosts solid waste treatment

Hai Duong Province boosts solid waste treatment

(VEN) - The Red River Delta province of Hai Duong has set a target of collecting and treating 90 percent of its domestic solid and industrial waste by 2025, an ambitious undertaking compared to the current 30 percent treatment rate.
“Sinh Con, Sinh Cha” discusses popular parenting topics with hundreds of families

“Sinh Con, Sinh Cha” discusses popular parenting topics with hundreds of families

HCMC – Generali Vietnam Life Insurance LLC (“Generali Vietnam”) collaborated with The National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC), HCMC’s Department of Labor – Invalids & Social Affairs and Department of Education & Training to organize a Sinh Con, Sinh Cha (Born Children, Born Parents) workshop for more than 500 parents, children and 100 teachers, staff of Hoang Anh, Hoa Hong and Hoa Dao kindergartens in Binh Tan District, HCMC.
Unique indigo flax and brocade

Unique indigo flax and brocade

(VEN) - The pandemic has considerably decreased the number of visitors to Lung Tam Village, a renowned linen weaving center in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang’s Quang Ba District. With the disease under control, the flax weaving craft has begun recovering in the village.
Ho Chi Minh City proposes international transit terminal in Can Gio

Ho Chi Minh City proposes international transit terminal in Can Gio

Ho Chi Minh City has proposed an international transit terminal worth about US$6 billion be built in Can Gio district, and this terminal will be able to handle the world’s largest cargo vessels at present.
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Vietnam's marine economy unleashes major potential

(VEN) - Vietnam’s marine economy together with its sea areas and coastal regions are becoming the driving force for the country's development, currently contributing about US$3 trillion per year, including key industries of oil and gas, sea transport, ports, renewable energy, fisheries, marine ecosystems and marine tourism.
BCI celebrates the best in Vietnam’s architecture, building and design industry

BCI celebrates the best in Vietnam’s architecture, building and design industry

Vietnam’s 10 most-active property developers and architecture firms were awarded BCI Asia’s Top 10 Awards at the annual BCI Asia Awards ceremony held on June 30.
River trash capture tool launched in Nam Dinh Province

River trash capture tool launched in Nam Dinh Province

On the morning of June 30, 2022, the Center for Marinelife Conservation and Community Development (MCD) cooperated with the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE) of Nam Dinh Province, the People's Committee of Dien Xa Commune, and other local partners to organize the event “Launching river trash capture tool” at Phu Hao Village, Dien Xa Commune, Nam Truc District, Nam Dinh Province.
Foreign arrivals surge nearly 7-fold in first six months

Foreign arrivals surge nearly 7-fold in first six months

HANOI — The number of foreign tourists visiting Vietnam in the first two quarters of 2022 increased 6.8 times over the same period of 2021, reaching 602,000, according to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam (GSO).
Vietnamese goods, foods introduced in UK

Vietnamese goods, foods introduced in UK

A program to introduce Vietnamese goods and foods in the UK is underway at Longdan Supermarket in Crawley town, about 45km south of London.
Australian barista contest found the winner

Australian barista contest found the winner

Tran Phi, a student of Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HUTECH), won the ShinewithAutralia Barista Skills Competition 2022 after the final round held in Ho Chi Minh City on June 25.
Vietnam jumps 39 notches in CEOWORLD quality of life rankings

Vietnam jumps 39 notches in CEOWORLD quality of life rankings

Vietnam jumped 39 steps to become the 62nd best country worldwide for quality of life in 2021, according to a report released by CEOWORLD – the world's leading business and trade magazine.
Fusion Resort & Villas Danang officially launched

Fusion Resort & Villas Danang officially launched

Nam Phat Villas & Hotel Company Limited – a member of Lodgis Hospitality Holdings, is pleased to announce the Exclusive Premiere Official Launch of Fusion Resort & Villas Danang, a bespoke resort set along the Non Nuoc Beach.
River pollution: Large discharge facilities to be strictly controlled

River pollution: Large discharge facilities to be strictly controlled

(VEN) - The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has adopted plans to deal with environmental pollution hot spots.
Hanoi strives to speed up investment disbursement to fuel recovery

Hanoi strives to speed up investment disbursement to fuel recovery

(VEN) - In the first five months of 2022, Hanoi production and business activities have recovered strongly. The city has set out to mobilize resources and accelerate economic growth in the second half of the year.  
Offering valuable advice

Offering valuable advice

(VEN) - The Hung Yen Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is a specialized agency assisting the provincial people’s committee in state management of agriculture. In its advisory capacity, the department has helped create suitable agricultural mechanisms and policies, contributing to local socioeconomic development in the Red River Delta province. 
Vietnamese travelers are in the top 3 most ready to travel again in APAC

Vietnamese travelers are in the top 3 most ready to travel again in APAC

As Vietnam’s tourism industry ramps up on its recovery post-pandemic, it’s important to understand how confident our domestic travelers are to explore the world again, and whether they would welcome inbound travel.
Australian Seafood Festival 2022 launched in Vietnam

Australian Seafood Festival 2022 launched in Vietnam

Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) is partnering with Vietnam’s key seafood importers to launch the Australian Seafood Festival from June to July this year.  
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Foreign visitors to Vietnam surge 44.2 times

Foreign visitors to Vietnam surge 44.2 times

Vietnam welcomed 872,000 foreign visitors in January, up 44.2 times against the same time last year, according to the General Statistics Office.
British official in Vietnam to boost accession to CPTPP

British official in Vietnam to boost accession to CPTPP

Minister of State Greg Hands of the UK Department for International Trade recently arrived in Hanoi for high-level trade talks on how the UK joining of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will boost the economic firepower of the world’s most dynamic trade bloc, according to the British Embassy.
Banks lower saving interest rates right after Tet

Banks lower saving interest rates right after Tet

The race of interest rate hikes among commercial banks is showing signs of cooling down as many banks have adjusted down the rate by several percentage points per year after the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday and have set stricter conditions for customers to enjoy the high rates.
Positive signs for Vietnam’s labour market

Positive signs for Vietnam’s labour market

Vietnam will continue to be affected by a labour shortage in the first and second quarters of 2023, but the deficit is not great and is mainly present in labour-intensive sectors such as garments, leather, and some export-led industries, especially in foreign-invested enterprises.
Artists Cơ, Nghiệp set Guinness World Record in last int

Artists Cơ, Nghiệp set Guinness World Record in last int'l show

Vietnamese acrobatic artists Giang Quốc Cơ and Giang Quốc Nghiệp has set up a world record in their last international performance in a Guinness World Record show in Milan, Italy.
foreign visitors to vietnam surge 442 times

Foreign visitors to Vietnam surge 44.2 times

Vietnam welcomed 872,000 foreign visitors in January, up 44.2 times against the same time last year, according to the General Statistics Office.
the woman who revived kim hoang folk paintings

The woman who revived Kim Hoang folk paintings

(VEN) - Researcher and art collector Nguyen Thi Thu Hoa has made intense efforts to revive the 18th century Kim Hoang woodcut folk painting genre, which had all but disappeared over time.
artists co nghiep set guinness world record in last intl show

Artists Cơ, Nghiệp set Guinness World Record in last int'l show

Vietnamese acrobatic artists Giang Quốc Cơ and Giang Quốc Nghiệp has set up a world record in their last international performance in a Guinness World Record show in Milan, Italy.
the unique giong festival of hanoi

The unique Giong Festival of Hanoi

The festival is held annually around the capital to commemorate Saint Giong, a local hero who sacrificed his life to defeat invaders.
ministry of industry and trade new posture and mindset for the new development period

Ministry of Industry and Trade: New posture and mindset for the new development period

Starting on December 1, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Trade operates under Government Decree 96/2022/ND-CP. New posture and mindset for the new development period of the industry and trade sector have been rolled out from this decree.
Screening tools to enhance FDI quality

Screening tools to enhance FDI quality

(VEN) - A set of foreign direct investment (FDI) screening tools was launched recently as a result of cooperation between the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), promising enhanced effectiveness of foreign investment flows into Vietnam.
Prime Minister demands faster disbursement of public investment capital

Prime Minister demands faster disbursement of public investment capital

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh demanded faster pace of public investment capital disbursement while chairing the Cabinet meeting on Thursday.
Deputy FM highlights role of economic diplomacy in service of national development

Deputy FM highlights role of economic diplomacy in service of national development

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has accompanied the Ministry of Planning and Investment and agencies to attract high-quality investment, connect and support foreign enterprises to invest and expand operations in Việt Nam, as well as to strengthen exchange and cooperation with investment funds and study international investment trends.
Việt Nam supports expansion of UN Security Council

Việt Nam supports expansion of UN Security Council

Addressing the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiations on Security Council reform at the 77th UN General Assembly on January 26 (local time) in New York, Ambassador Nguyễn Phương Trà also emphasised improving the working method of the UNSC and limiting the use of veto power.
Industrial production: Achievements and lessons

Industrial production: Achievements and lessons

(VEN) - The 2022 industrial output has been impressive, but continued innovation as well as production and supply network recovery are vital to ensure a more sustainable path in 2023.
Food and beverage industry to do well this year despite modest economy

Food and beverage industry to do well this year despite modest economy

The food and beverage market is forecast to grow by over 18% this year to 720 trillion VND (30.7 billion USD).
Moving ahead with 2023’s Global Priorities: Electrification and Decarbonization

Moving ahead with 2023’s Global Priorities: Electrification and Decarbonization

In 2023, the United Arab Emirates is taking center stage in the global efforts to address climate change and sustainability. Recently, leaders have gathered for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, kicking off a year of events leading up to the UAE-hosted COP28 at the end of the year.
Hanoi eyes 950 firms in support industries this year

Hanoi eyes 950 firms in support industries this year

Hanoi has set a target to have about 950 enterprises operating in the field of supporting industries this year, an increase of approximately 20 compared to 2022.
Hanoi, HCM City record highest disbursement of public investment capital in January

Hanoi, HCM City record highest disbursement of public investment capital in January

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City - the country's economic locomotives - recorded the highest disbursement of public investment capital in January, with nearly 2.7 trillion VND (117 million USD) and more than 1.63 trillion VND, respectively, reported the General Statistics Office.
Hai Phong pledges optimal conditions for investors

Hai Phong pledges optimal conditions for investors

Hai Phong will always accompany with and create optimal conditions for investors, vowed Nguyen Trung Kien, head of the Economic Zone Management Board of the northern port city, during a meeting with foreign-invested businesses in the city on January 31.
Greening foreign investment

Greening foreign investment

(VEN) - The government’s declared commitment to reduce net carbon emissions to zero by 2050 has prompted a wave of high-quality, sustainable foreign direct investment (FDI) projects.
Southeast region prepares for new FDI wave

Southeast region prepares for new FDI wave

The southeast region is preparing necessary conditions in infrastructure, administrative procedures and human resources to welcome a new wave of foreign direct investment (FDI), as investors have flocked to the region right from the beginning of this year.
Banks lower saving interest rates right after Tet

Banks lower saving interest rates right after Tet

The race of interest rate hikes among commercial banks is showing signs of cooling down as many banks have adjusted down the rate by several percentage points per year after the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday and have set stricter conditions for customers to enjoy the high rates.
Foreign investors remain optimistic about Vietnamese stock market

Foreign investors remain optimistic about Vietnamese stock market

From being net sellers in the first nine months of 2022, foreign investors have become the driving force supporting the Vietnamese stock market in the last few months, and the inflows are expected to continue this year.
Tax revenue up 4.4 percent year-on-year in January

Tax revenue up 4.4 percent year-on-year in January

Tax revenue in January was estimated at VND165.7 trillion (US$7.06 billion), or 12.1 percent of the ordinance estimate, up 4.4 percent year-on-year, the General Department of Taxation reported on January 31.
State-owned banks under capital increase pressure

State-owned banks under capital increase pressure

Vietnam’s four biggest State-owned banks have an urgent need for capital increase in 2023 as their charter capital is too low, with some unable to ensure the regulated minimum capital adequacy ratio (CAR), according to industry insiders.
Vietnam looks ahead to 2023 climate summit

Vietnam looks ahead to 2023 climate summit

(VEN) - World leaders are hoping the COP28 Climate Change Summit, scheduled for November 30 to December 12, 2023, in the UAE will achieve expectations not met at the COP27 summit held in Egypt in November 2022.
Preserving nature, facilitating business

Preserving nature, facilitating business

(VEN) - In the past few years, the natural resources and environment sector of Hung Yen Province has advised authorities on state management of natural resources and the environment, contributing to provincial economic growth, industrialization and modernization.
AkzoNobel Vietnam protects Cu Lao Xanh lighthouse against harsh weather

AkzoNobel Vietnam protects Cu Lao Xanh lighthouse against harsh weather

AkzoNobel, a leading global paints and coatings company and the major producer of Dulux brand, has completed repainting the Cu Lao Xanh Lighthouse project with Dulux Weathershield®. It is the third lighthouse in Vietnam recoated under the “Lighthouse Protection Campaign” of AkzoNobel.
JTI Vietnam commits to net zero greenhouse gas emissions

JTI Vietnam commits to net zero greenhouse gas emissions

Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, and to limit its impact on life on earth, the rise in mean global temperature should not exceed 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. The private sector plays a huge role in helping to achieve this goal, and companies must commit and take concrete action in accordance with the Paris Agreement.
Seven technologies to watch in 2023

Seven technologies to watch in 2023

Nature’s pick of tools and techniques that are poised to have an outsized impact on science in the coming year.
Technology trends to watch in 2023

Technology trends to watch in 2023

The start of a new year is often a time to contemplate the future and what might lie ahead on the horizon.
Managed security provides IT talent gap solution for businesses in SEA

Managed security provides IT talent gap solution for businesses in SEA

Global cybersecurity company Kaspersky today reveals the state of MSSP in the region, particularly the main benefits that local SMBs and enterprises gain from this outsourcing model.
Headquarters of Vietnam-Korea Institute of Science and Technology inaugurated

Headquarters of Vietnam-Korea Institute of Science and Technology inaugurated

An inauguration ceremony of the headquarters of the Vietnam-Korea Institute of Science and Technology (VKIST) was held at the Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park in Ha Noi on January 17.
Positive signs for Vietnam’s labour market

Positive signs for Vietnam’s labour market

Vietnam will continue to be affected by a labour shortage in the first and second quarters of 2023, but the deficit is not great and is mainly present in labour-intensive sectors such as garments, leather, and some export-led industries, especially in foreign-invested enterprises.
Illegal fishing tackled with drastic measures to remove

Illegal fishing tackled with drastic measures to remove 'yellow card'

The Government, ministries and local authorities have been improving legal enforcement, supervision on the implementation of the law and traceability requirements through heavier fines on illegal fishing.
Hunting for real estate investment opportunities after Tet

Hunting for real estate investment opportunities after Tet

Although the market faced a standstill at the end of 2022, wealthy investors are still hunting for potential business opportunities after the Lunar New Year holiday.
Vietnamese university up 97 places in Webometrics ranking

Vietnamese university up 97 places in Webometrics ranking

Vietnam National University (VNU) - Hanoi climbed 97 places to rank 661st in the latest Webometrics Ranking of World Universities in 2023, which was announced on February 1 by the Cybermetrics Lab, a member of the Spanish National Research Lab.
JTI Vietnam certified as Top Employer for 3rd year

JTI Vietnam certified as Top Employer for 3rd year

Top Employers is a global award organized annually by the Top Employers Institute, through rigorous evaluation criteria for employers to select enterprises with the best working conditions. JTI Global and JTI Vietnam are proud to become the Top Employers again in 2023.
Doosan Vina and Chung Ang University continue educational CSR program

Doosan Vina and Chung Ang University continue educational CSR program

Recently, Doosan Enerbility Vietnam (Doosan Vina) and Chung Ang University (CAU), Korea organized charity activities and educational exchanges at Binh Thanh No. 2 Primary School and Binh Minh No. 1 Primary School in Binh Son District, Quang Ngai Province.
Nestlé Vietnam and the journey to sustainable development

Nestlé Vietnam and the journey to sustainable development

(VEN) - With nearly three decades of operation in Vietnam, Nestlé Vietnam has been implementing many initiatives to improve human health and protect the planet through its commitments and sustainable development strategy. Recently, the company has continued to be honored as the Most Sustainable Business in Vietnam.
VIMC embarks on strong recovery

VIMC embarks on strong recovery

(VEN) - In the context of the strong recovery of the maritime transport market, the Vietnam Maritime Corporation (VIMC) has brought into play its internal strength to achieve successful business results in 2022.
Artists Cơ, Nghiệp set Guinness World Record in last int

Artists Cơ, Nghiệp set Guinness World Record in last int'l show

Vietnamese acrobatic artists Giang Quốc Cơ and Giang Quốc Nghiệp has set up a world record in their last international performance in a Guinness World Record show in Milan, Italy.
The unique Giong Festival of Hanoi

The unique Giong Festival of Hanoi

The festival is held annually around the capital to commemorate Saint Giong, a local hero who sacrificed his life to defeat invaders.
Late artist Nguyen Tu Nghiem

Late artist Nguyen Tu Nghiem's works on display in rare exhibition

This rare opportunity for art lovers to see the artist's works is being held to honour his career, which spanned over 70 years in the 20th and 21st centuries.
The woman who revived Kim Hoang folk paintings

The woman who revived Kim Hoang folk paintings

(VEN) - Researcher and art collector Nguyen Thi Thu Hoa has made intense efforts to revive the 18th century Kim Hoang woodcut folk painting genre, which had all but disappeared over time.
Foreign visitors to Vietnam surge 44.2 times

Foreign visitors to Vietnam surge 44.2 times

Vietnam welcomed 872,000 foreign visitors in January, up 44.2 times against the same time last year, according to the General Statistics Office.
About nine million Vietnamese travel during Tet holiday, revenues down

About nine million Vietnamese travel during Tet holiday, revenues down

During the holiday from January 20-26, total revenue from tourism activities was estimated at VND17.5 trillion (US$745.79 million), down 30 percent year on year, reported the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).
18,000 tourists spend US$18.3 million on foreign tours during Lunar New Year

18,000 tourists spend US$18.3 million on foreign tours during Lunar New Year

The number of tourists choosing foreign tours accounted for 55 to 65 percent of the total domestic and foreign tours.
Vietnam listed among top places to visit in the New Year

Vietnam listed among top places to visit in the New Year

Vietnam has been named one of the top 20 places to visit at the beginning of the new year by UK travel magazine Wanderlust for its beautiful natural sights, festive atmosphere, and favorable weather.
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