The leaders agreed that businesses play the decisive role in the city’s future sustainable development and sought their ideas and measures to address current problems facing the city. Representatives of businesses pointed out insufficient infrastructure at industrial parks, saying it has yet met the demand of investors, especially small and medium-sized ones. They also mentioned the lack of labour force in industrial production, inadequate investment in public transport, and the need to speed up the administrative procedures in the field of land, taxation and customs. They proposed developing specialized industrial clusters, attracting investment into hi-tech industrial park, boosting environmentally friendly tourism, and contributed ideas relating to healthcare, education, high technology, trade, hi-tech agriculture, and start-up. Truong Quang Duoc, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee, spoke highly of the business community’s contributions to … [Read more...] about Da Nang seeks to businesses’ ideas for growth
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At the opening ceremony of Vietnam - Japan cultural exchange festival 2018 (Source: VNA) In his opening remark, Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son highlighted the fruitful development of the Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties in all spheres over the past 45 years, affirming that the two countries have created mutual trust among their senior leaders, ministries, sectors and peoples. The recent State-level visit to Japan by President Tran Dai Quang has contributed to the ushering in a new development period for the friendship and cooperation between the two nations. Son stressed that Japan is now the largest provider of official development assistance (ODA), and a top partner of Vietnam in accelerating industrialization and modernization. Japan is also the second largest investment, third biggest tourism and fourth trade partner of Vietnam now, he added, noting that Vietnam is an attractive destination for Japanese investors. People-to-people exchanges … [Read more...] about Da Nang hosts Vietnam – Japan cultural exchange festival
Hanoi (VNA) - Under whatever option the restoration will be done, the contractor must be one with expertise in the work for religious and belief constructions. Bui Chu church built in 1884. (Photo: VNA) About the restoration of the Bui Chu church in Xuan Ngoc commune, Xuan Truong district, Nam Dinh province, Dr. Architect Hoang Dao Cuong, head of the Relic Preservation Institute under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, held that the top priority must be given to the safety of the users (local community, religious followers, visitors, etc). Besides, the restoration must also maintain the basic characteristics, core and typical values of the construction. On the basis of the scientific dossiers of the church prepared by the institute in 2006, the findings of the examination of the conditions of the church (May 2019) and ideas of the sides concerned, the official proposed two options for the restoration: partial and complete (demolition of the church to the … [Read more...] about Bui Chu church restoration: safety first
Hanoi has joined 65 other cities as a new member of the UNESCO's Network of Creative Cities. An exhibition at the Heritage Space in Hao Nam street, Hao Nam district Over the past years, thanks to its rich cultural tradition, Hanoi has become an incubator of initiatives and creative spaces, of which operations have promoted the ‘Creative City’ title of the capital city. Promoting inspiration and connectivity Dearly nicknamed as “Hanoi’s smallest cinema”, O Kia Hanoi creative space in Hoang Hoa Tham street, Ba Dinh district provides weekly film screenings every evening from Friday to Sunday. Do Viet Dung, a cinema-goer from Kim Ma street, Ba Dinh district, said he loves watching movie in the space as the films on screen are carefully selected so that they can connect the audience together and spread a more positive view of life among them. After the screening, the audience can also exchange talks with artists and cinema enthusiasts, … [Read more...] about Vitality of creative spaces in Hanoi
Hefty investments Among 70 countries and territories in which Vietnamese have investments, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar are the three biggest target markets. Laos is the biggest FDI recipient from Vietnam, having accepted $5 billion worth of registered investments. In January 2017, Viettel received an investment license for setting up a telecom network in Myanmar – Mytel. BIDV in 2016 got a license to set up a branch in Myanmar – BIDV Yangon with charter capital of $85 million. The dairy factory Vinamilk built in Cambodia became operational in 2016, while the Vietnam Rubber Group began processing rubber latex in 2015. Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group is one of the biggest outward investors. In addition to a series of projects on agriculture production in Laos, in 2015 built the Attapeu international airport worth $36 million and HAGL Center worth $550 million in Myanmar. In 2016, it kicked off the second phase of HAGL Center and joined forces with Melia Hotel to run a … [Read more...] about How are Vietnamese businesses performing in Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar?