Last Sunday, the first smart city project in Hanoi, carried out by Japan’s Sumitomo and Vietnam’s BRG Group, was officially inaugurated on an area of 330 hectares. So far, 33 cities and provinces around Vietnam have implemented smart city initiatives. Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are set to become sustainable cities of the future. As part of the government target which aims to make Ho Chi Minh City the first smart city in Vietnam by 2020 and Hanoi by 2030, billion-dollar mega projects are currently underway to build smart cities. Over the years, urbanisation has been a drive for national socio-economic development. The whole country has more than 830 urban areas and the national urbanisation rate has reached 38.6 per cent. The average economic growth in urban areas is 12-15 per cent, 1.5 to two times higher than the national rate. Urban areas have been the centres of socio-economic activities, innovation, education, scientific and technological research, production, trade … [Read more...] about Big expectations for Vietnam in sustainable smart city development
Tokyo (VNA) - Vietnam is a potential and emerging market, with low risks, good economy and stable politics, Eto Shinji, General Manager of Japanese building product distributor JUTEC Corporation’s Overseas Business Department, has said. “That's why we decided to go there. That was in 2015,” he noted in an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency’s correspondent in Tokyo recently. According to him, at first, his company tried to sell Japanese building materials in the Vietnamese market. But unfortunately, the way of building houses in Vietnam is totally different from Japan’s one, and thus, building materials used in Vietnam are totally different from those used in Japan. “We had tried to sell our products to those who have special technical knowledge of Japan, but it was not easy. As a result, we changed our mindset to adapt to the market and then, decided to enter its real estate market because we thought that there is a close link between … [Read more...] about Vietnam hailed for good economy, stable politics: Japanese business executive
Eto Shinji, General Manager of Japanese building product distributor JUTEC Corporation’s Overseas Business Department According to him, at first, his company tried to sell Japanese building materials in the Vietnamese market. But unfortunately, the way of building houses in Vietnam is totally different from Japan’s one, and thus, building materials used in Vietnam are totally different from those used in Japan. … [Read more...] about Vietnam hailed for good economy, stable politics
The wild discounting of accommodations is a trend we’re seeing particularly with Hoi An homestays and budget accommodations. This is helping local businesses bring in basic income. When it comes to 4- and 5-star resorts and hotels, the trend of discounting is also a good way to attract domestic travelers, though this could lead to a reduction in service quality as businesses work to keep costs under control. … [Read more...] about How should Vietnam prepare for post-pandemic tourism recovery?
The adjustment of socio-economic targets is a big and unprecedented issue, because the targets set in the NA’s Resolution are concretised from the Resolution of the Party Central Committee. On the basis of the Government’s proposal, the decision on the adjustment of growth targets will be made by the competent levels, with the current political and legal bases taken into account. According to economic experts, the adjustment of GDP growth target and relevant macro targets in accordance with the new developments in the domestic and international socio-economic situations will create favourable conditions for the Government in its management work, towards realising the dual goal of successfully combating the pandemic and reviving the economy after the disease. … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES MAY 30