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  • VSIP- sustainable investment cooperation model - News - Investment

The Hanoitimes - The Viet Nam-Singapore Industrial Parks (VSIP) in has attracted 492 investors with a total investment of US$6.7 billion, turning out a model in investment cooperation between the two countries. Vietnamese PM Nguyen Tan Dung and his visiting Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong o­n September 13 will attend a groundbreaking of the fifth VSIP in Viet Nam in central Quang Ngai Province. The first VSIP was established in 1996 following an initiative of the late PM Vo Van Kiet. The VSIP has been built and developed into an industrial park serving working, living and entertaining purposes. Until now,…... [read more]

  • Int’l economic achievements highlighted - News - Investment

--> The Hanoitimes - Viet Nam has witnessed outstanding achievements in international economic integration particularly since 1995. International economics consist of different fields including import, export, outward investment, foreign arrivals and overseas remittances. Average exports per capita surged from US$11.7 in 1985 to US$36.4 in 1990; US$186.6 in 2000; US$393.8 in 2005; US$830.5 in 2010; US$1291 in 2012. It is forecast to touch US$1450 in 2013. Accordingly, the 2013 figure would 124 times higher than that of 1985. Growth rate of export against GDP also rose strongly from 5% in 1985 to 26.2% in 1995; 4.4% in 2000; 61.1% in…... [read more]

  • ICT enterprises breaking into foreign markets

Following Viettel’s and FPT’s success, several information and communications technology (ICT) enterprises have started “cultivating” foreign markets. Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) has been the most active player in foreign expansion. VNPT has introduced its products and services to 30 countries, such as Qatar, Malaysia, Iran, Eastern Europe, and India, and exports to six countries, making approximately $4 million in revenue. “Last year, VNPT received the certificate to invest abroad. We are building a joint venture to develop a telecommunications network in Myanmar. In 2017, VNPT will continue expanding its investments in its Asian and European markets by providing…... [read more]

  • Do you know Hanoi’s symbol? Hint: It’s not a golden turtle

A Hanoi resident who proposed building a gigantic golden turtle as an ‘identity icon’ for the Vietnamese capital has been promptly reminded by the municipal culture department that the city already has a legally-recognized symbol. A Hanoi resident who proposed building a gigantic golden turtle as an ‘identity icon’ for the Vietnamese capital has been promptly reminded by the municipal culture department that the city already has a legally-recognized symbol. The idea of erecting the turtle sculpture from bronze and gold that would weigh up to ten metric tons sparked a wave of criticism shortly after Ta Hong Quan made…... [read more]

  • Binh Duong lures big FDI projects in textile, infrastructure

Hanoi (VNA) - Foreign investors have poured a large amount of investment into textile and infrastructure in the southern province of Binh Duong since the beginning of this year. Polytex Far Eastern Co., Ltd from Taiwan (China) added 485,8 million USD to its project in the Bau Bang Industrial Park (IP), lifting total registered capital of the project to 760 million USD. Polytex Far Eastern began its operation in the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park I (VSIP I) in the province since 2007. In its development strategy, Vietnam-based company will be the third largest branch of the Chinese firm. Meanwhile, the Vietnam-Singapore…... [read more]

  • Number of Vietnam's foreign tourists continues to exceed 1 million arrivals

The Hanoitimes - In March alone, Vietnam received more than 1 million international visitiors, up over 21% compared to the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office. According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), the Northeast Asian market was down 20% against from February, tourists from China decreased 26.2% (297,915 arrivals), while visitors from Japan rose 13.7% (reaching 71,917 arrivals). The ASEAN market increased by 5.7% compared to last month, of which the strongest growth was Singapore with 29.9% (22,991 arrivals), and Malaysia with 9.5% (42,150 arrivals). The European markets fell by 6.8% against February:…... [read more]

  • New Da Nang-Hong Kong air route launched

Flights from Da Nang are scheduled to take off at 10:10, while the return flights depart at 14:05. Flight time from Da Nang to Hong Kong (China) is 1 hour and 45 minutes. It is the third international route by Jetstar Pacific and Jetstar Group from Da Nang to foreign cities after those connecting Da Nang with Taipei, China and Singapore. The new service was launched in the hope of meeting the rising demand for travel between Hong Kong and central Viet Nam. Last year, the central region attracted a large number of visitors. Around 1.7 million international tourists came…... [read more]

  • Alternaty and Savills merge to become dominant hotel advisory

On March 29, property consultants Savills and Alternaty announced to merge to expand their hotel advisory business in Vietnam. RELATED CONTENTS: Savills to oversee Caye Sereno villas sale Savills, Vinaliving launch second phase of The Point Singapore-based Savills Hotels Asia-Pacific, led by managing director Raymond Clement, consists of individuals who have a strong track record and experience across the tourism and hospitality sector. Mauro Gasparotti and Rudolf Hever, founding partners of Alternaty, will both take the role of director, reporting to Raymond Clement and driving business in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. This hotel advisory team will be based in Savills’…... [read more]

  • Vietnam-China int’l roads open to traffic - Construction - Economy

The Hanoitimes - Vietnam and China’s Ministries of Transport held a joint ceremony at the Huu Nghi Border Gate in northern Lang Son province to inaugurate the new highways linking Hanoi with Nanning and Shenzhen in China. The opening ceremony was held at the Huu Nghi Border Gate in the northern province of Lang Son, marking a new progress in the economic and trade cooperation between the two countries. This is part of an agreement o­n road transport between Vietnam and China which was signed o­n November 22, 1994. The event marks an important milestone in bilateral economic-trade ties, helping…... [read more]

  • Vietnam's anti-smuggling forces seize 155 undocumented iPhones

The batch worth VND3 billion ($132,000) arrived with no bills. Vietnamese customs officials said they had seized 155 iPhones from three packages at Noi Bai International Airport as the owner failed to produce receipts and other relevant documents. Among the phones seized Wednesday were 80 iPhone 7 Plus and 50 iPhone 7, all in red - Apple's new Special Edition. The customs is conducting further investigations into the case. Apple unveiled the red version of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus March 21. Both products are expected to hit stores in Vietnam early next month. Related News: Southeast Asians, guess…... [read more]