OVOP exhibition helps improving position of Hanoi’s handicraft products

  • Hanoi to kick off “One village one product” exhibition on December 9

The Hanoitimes - An exhibition themed “One village one product” (OVOP) which is organised by Hanoi People`s Committee is scheduled to take place in Ly Thai To Park from December 9-12. The “One village one product” exhibition 2016 aims to raise awareness of developing handicrafts among enterprises, trade villages and the community and create a change of their thinking in designing products, thus preserving and developing traditional trade villages. The “One village one product” exhibition is as part of efforts to attract more tourists to the capital and promote traditional craft villages. According to the organizers, the exhibition is held…... [read more]

  • Hanoi to host “One village one product” exhibition

Hanoi (VNA) – An exhibition called “One village one product” (OVOP) displaying Vietnamese high-quality handicraft products will open in Hanoi on December 9 as part of efforts to attract more tourists to the capital and promote traditional craft villages. As the first event of its kind in Hanoi, the four-day exhibition will feature 30-40 booths from traditional handicraft villages nationwide. The OVOP aims to raise awareness of developing handicrafts among enterprises, trade villages and the community and create a change of their thinking in designing products, thus preserving and developing traditional trade villages. Speaking at a press conference to announce…... [read more]

  • Various opportunities from trade links between Hanoi with localities nationwide

The Hanoitimes - The boosting of trade links between Hanoi with localities nationwide will ensure the goods supply to serve the city`s market during the upcoming Lunar New Year in 2017. The remark was affirmed by Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung at a conference aiming to boost trade links between Hanoi and other localities held in the city on December 1. Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung makes a speech at the conference. A conference aiming to boost trade links between Hanoi and other provinces and cities nationwide was organised in the capital on…... [read more]

  • Hanoi promotes trade links with localities nationwide

According to Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung, Hanoi has good connectivity with Bac Giang, Ha Giang, Thai Binh, Hung Yen, Hai Duong and Son La in the north, the central province of Binh Thuan and the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong and the 13 southwest localities. As a market with high purchasing power, Hanoi has modern infrastructure for commercial development in the country, with 21 shopping centres, 118 supermarkets, 454 markets, over 600 convenient stores and over 50 farm produce and food stores. It is an emerging retail market, ranking 13th in the list of…... [read more]

  • Hanoi to Debut Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion Fund

Hanoi to Debut Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion Fund The Hanoi People's Committee recently agreed in principle the establishment of the Investment, Trade and Tourism Investment Promotion Fund. The Hanoi Investment, Trade and Tourism Investment Promotion Centre was assigned to work with the Department of Internal Affairs, the Department of Industry and Trade (which manages the Trade Promotion Fund) and relevant bodies to study the plan and submit the operating form, functions and tasks of the Investment, Trade and Tourism Investment Promotion Fund to the Hanoi People’s Committee for approval. The fund will perform economic development tasks, strengthen investment promotion,…... [read more]

  • Vietnam enjoys competitive advantages against investment-related costs

Vietnam enjoys competitive advantages against investment-related costs By Thanh Trung - The Saigon Times Daily HANOI - Investment-related costs, including wages for workers, telephone charges, rent and utilities, are lower in Vietnam than in China, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, a JETRO survey shows. The 19th annual survey of investment-related costs in 30 major Asian cities conducted by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) found that in 2008 wages followed an upward trend, along with accelerating inflation, across Asia. In Vietnam, due to high inflation, the minimum wage was raised in October by about 20% for employees of foreign firms in…... [read more]

  • Nissan to assemble cars in Vietnam next year

Nissan to assemble cars in Vietnam next year By Quoc Hung - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – Nissan Vietnam Co. Ltd. (NVL), a joint venture between Japan’s automaker Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Denmark’s Kjaer Group A/S (Kjaer), has announced it will start assembling cars in Vietnam next year despite the current lackluster auto market. The first locally assembly Nissan car will roll off the production line the same year, says a statement issued on Tuesday by the company. Nissan cars will be assembled at the factory of the Vietnam Motors Corporation in Hanoi with guidance and quality control…... [read more]

  • Dairy Farm opens first Giant supermarket in town

Dairy Farm opens first Giant supermarket in town By Quoc Hung - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited on Wednesday held an opening ceremony for Giant supermarket at the Cresent Mall in HCMC’s District 7, which is the company’s first store in the country. Dairy Farm Coporation, an Asian leading retailer with over 5,000 retail outlets across the region, has joined forces with ACB Hanoi Investment Joint Stock Company to develop Giant brand in Vietnam. Covering over 3,500 square meters, the Giant sypermarket provides a wide range of products including fresh food and non-food products.…... [read more]

  • Promotions abound for northern homebuyers

Promotions abound for northern homebuyers By Thoa Nguyen - The Saigon Times Daily HANOI – In spite of the struggling realty market, project owners in Hanoi have still launched a host of products and they are luring homebuyers with promotions in soft loan programs and slashing real estate prices. Numerous project sales in the market In the last month, Hanoi had seen developers launching a series of projects at less than VND20 million per square meter. The overwhelming presence of new projects with lowered prices has brought positive signals to the northern realty market. For instance, The Sun Garden, Dai…... [read more]

  • Q2 business performance remains dismal

Q2 business performance remains dismal By Thanh Thuong - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – Despite lower lending rates and inflation in the second quarter, around 90 listed companies have reported losses due to consumer demand remaining weak, interest rates for old loans kept high and bad debts still ballooning. Thus far, 609 of the 702 listed firms have released their Q2 data while the others have yet to do so even though the deadline was July 20. As usual, the companies that are late in reporting their results are making losses. This means the number of loss-making businesses in…... [read more]