New York (VNA) – A 40-strong business delegation from the US will launch an investment promotion programme in Vietnam from March 3-6, aiming to expand trade and investment cooperation in the Southeast Asian country, according to an official from the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC). In a meeting with Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Ha Kim Ngoc on February 25, USABC Chairman Alex Feldman said the delegation will hold many activities to interact with officials from the Vietnamese Government, ministries and sectors, and work with local businesses and partners. It will also practically contribute to celebrating the 25th anniversary of Vietnam-US diplomatic ties, he added. In recent times, the Vietnamese Embassy in the US has increased economic diplomatic activities to promote investment, trade and tourism cooperation between the two nations. The embassy recently coordinated with a delegation led by Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh to work with … [Read more...] about US firms eye stronger investment cooperation in Vietnam
Vietnam tourism development
According to the HCM City Department of Transport, the ferry that connects Can Gio District in HCM City and Vung Tau City in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province will travel a distance of 15km in 30 minutes. The ferry can carry 250 passengers, 100 motorbikes and 15 cars. There will be 24 trips a day. The ferry will help shorten travel times. Travel from HCM City to Vung Tau often takes up to five hours on the highways. The people from Long An and Tien Giang provinces can take the ferry from Can Giuoc to Can Gio, keep going on Ly Nhon and Rung Sac roads to take a Tac Suat ferry to reach Vung Tau. Total journey time will take 2 hours and 30 minutes. It is hoped that after the ferry is opened, it will connect with other ferries like Binh Khanh to make a travel network and boost the local economy in the area. A connection with the highway and inland waterway is necessary to better develop the ferry. Experts suggested that the investor should open a shuttle bus and parking lots for passengers. … [Read more...] about New Can Gio-Vung Tau ferry carries hope for tourism boost
In terms of retail, smaller, clean and nearby shopping places like street shops, minimarkets and convenience stores are being temporarily favoured against wet markets or larger super- or hypermarkets. In addition, the number of transactions for online shopping and home delivery has significantly increased. … [Read more...] about What effect will COVID-19 have on Vietnam’s FMCG market?
Many farmers in the city have also developed urban agriculture and expanded fruit orchards that offer tourism services. The city has 37 fruit orchards that offer tourism services, mostly in Phong Điền, Cái Răng and Thốt Nốt districts. They grow mostly durian, mango, milk apple and rambutan. … [Read more...] about Cần Thơ rice farmers switch to high-value crops
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