HCM City (VNA) - A conference was held in Ho Chi Minh City on September 13 to discuss the growing market opportunities for the city’s supporting industries. Pham Lien Anh, a senior expert of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), said the IFC has been sponsoring a Vietnam Supplier Development Programme, which is helping businesses improve their capability, move up the value chain and work with more foreign and multinational companies. The programme was launched to keep existing FDI and attract new investors who have modern technology, and provides a comprehensive evaluation of participating businesses' operation and consultancy, she said. Ngo Bao Anh, a representative of Panasonic Vietnam, said the company exports components from Vietnamese suppliers to its factories abroad, adding that it focuses on competitive suppliers who meet corporate responsibility requirements. Jun Choi, country director of Coex, a Korean exhibition organiser, said there are numerous … [Read more...] about Opportunities for HCM City’s supporting industries discussed
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Dr Nguyen Minh Tuan from Phu Tho General Hospital said 60-year-old La Thi Du often went to the hospital alone. Du was diagnosed with breast cancer and was in the sixth year of treatment when she was also diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Due to the size of the tumour, Du had gone under an emergency operation on January 6. Doctors advised her to go to the central-level hospital but Du's situation is too difficult. Du said her family was very poor with many children so she had to work at an early age. Her parents already died and she is now living alone, depending on the rice fields and odd work to support herself. After finding out that she had breast cancer six years ago, her money had long since run out. She still tried to work but after four years, half of her body swelled up and her health weakened so bad that she can only live on the monthly allowance for the poor. She can also only go to the hospital when she is able to borrow enough money. "When I knew that I had another cancer, … [Read more...] about Helpless woman in need of support to fight two cancers
Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - The domestic hotel industry will face many challenges during development, especially in the application of technology, according to an expert from Savills Vietnam – a foreign property service provider in Vietnam. In most countries, three- and four-star hotels are usually popular with domestic tourists, and Vietnam is the same, said Troy Griffiths, Deputy Managing Director of Savills Vietnam. “In this golden age of domestic tourism for Vietnam, we can see that these are generally performing well,” he said in a statement. Infrastructure in Vietnam is developing at a rapid pace with a multitude of second-tier cities now touting international capacity. This, in turn, pulls forward competitiveness and capacity, so for the short to medium term, Savills Vietnam believes hospitality and particularly the low mid star level is well-positioned to take advantage of the boom in tourism. Local budget level is exposed the greatest to competition as capital … [Read more...] about Local hotel industry faces challenge in technology
RB Vietnam has decided to provide more than VND10 billion to a healthcare package with a comprehensive approach similar to the Metabolic project. We will work with the Department of Maternal Health and Children (Ministry of Health) to develop communication materials to raise awareness among people, mothers and caregivers about neonatal jaundice in infants; organize training courses for health workers in early detection, diagnosis and treatment of the disease and also sponsor 100 phototherapy devices for 96 province/district-level health facilities and hospitals nation-wide in a joint effort to reduce the burden on families and society and reduce infant mortality. … [Read more...] about We want all Vietnamese children to have the best start in life: RB Vietnam General Manager.
The Ministry of Health has issued a set of criteria to classify the quality of private hospitals and healthcare clinics across the country.Vietnam Social Security decided that in 2018, private hospitals and healthcare clinics that wanted to sign a contract with the agency to examine people with health insurance cards, would have to show a legal document proving their quality under the ministry’s standards.Private hospitals would be classified at four levels. The highest rate is level one. … [Read more...] about Private health care needs a boost to create breakthroughs