Tourism to spearhead fresh era for Phu Yen

Tourism to spearhead fresh era for Phu Yen

With beautiful natural scenery rare to find anywhere else, Phu Yen province vows to become a major tourist centre for the entire country.
Phu Yen determined to modernise its urban appearance

Phu Yen determined to modernise its urban appearance

Phu Yen province is set to upgrade existing urban areas and form new ones in accordance with the nation’s urban classification plan and its own local needs.
Phu Yen leaning into industrial growth

Phu Yen leaning into industrial growth

Located on the south-central coast with a temperate climate, abundant land, and infrastructure gradually being completed synchronously, Phu Yen province is considered a promising land for industrial development.

AstraZeneca Vietnam dedicated to health

AstraZeneca Vietnam dedicated to health
AstraZeneca Vietnam has started the year by building on last year’s success with programmes that cater to improving livelihoods and enhancing healthcare.

Partnership will provide eye-care innovation for all

Partnership will provide eye-care innovation for all
Mai Thi Viet Ha, business line manager of Ophthalmology Medical Devices and Business Unit Healthcare at DKSH Vietnam, talked to VIR’s Tung Anh about bringing new innovations to the market with strategic partner Alcon.

Get ready for a massive AI shift

Get ready for a massive AI shift
There is no doubt 2023 was the year of AI. We are no longer just talking about AI innovation in the abstract, we are instead seeing real product-making, deployment, and productivity gains.

Increased local trade finance could boost annual trade by $55 billion

Increased local trade finance could boost annual trade by $55 billion
Improving access to affordable trade finance could increase imports and exports by up to 6 and 9 per cent respectively in Vietnam, according to a new report by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). This represents an annual increase in merchandise trade of $55 billion.

Phu Yen can break through in transport infrastructure

Phu Yen can break through in transport infrastructure
Along with improvements in connecting regional and national transport infrastructure systems, new initiatives in Phu Yen province will create stellar opportunities for the province to entice large investors.

Phu Yen is on the journey to develop high-tech agriculture

Phu Yen is on the journey to develop high-tech agriculture
Agricultural production areas are being created in Phu Yen province with favourable natural conditions and high-tech agriculture.

Citi recognised for landmark Vietnamese M&A deal

Citi recognised for landmark Vietnamese M&A deal
Citi has been recognised at the Asset Magazine awards for its landmark M&A deal in the Vietnamese healthcare sector last year.

VinFast targets family offices, eyes alternative assets for growth

VinFast targets family offices, eyes alternative assets for growth
VinFast is courting alternative investment avenues.

Focused access to funding can ensure stellar growth

Focused access to funding can ensure stellar growth
Wanwisa Vorranikulkij, senior economist at the ASEAN +3 Macroeconomic Research Office based in Singapore, told VIR’s Thanh Tung about how the country can weather various challenges to realise this ambitious goal.

Further efforts needed to solve human resources shortage for semiconductor industry: Experts

Further efforts needed to solve human resources shortage for semiconductor industry: Experts
As Vietnam is calling for investment in the semiconductor industry, experts held that the country should work harder to make a breakthrough in human resources development serving the growth of the industry.
Repairing balance sheet to return to profitable growth

Repairing balance sheet to return to profitable growth

Amidst the complexities of Vietnam’s market in 2023, where sectors such as manufacturing and exports are marked by promising growth over the next 5-10 years, the economic landscape is a mosaic of opportunities.
A clear path for Vietnam’s robust growth

A clear path for Vietnam’s robust growth

The Asia-Pacific region unfurls a nuanced economic landscape, presenting a fusion of risks and opportunities. Nguyen Luong Hien, partner of Deals Strategy at PwC Vietnam, outlines Vietnam’s economic prospects for 2024.
Preparations for a GMT overhaul

Preparations for a GMT overhaul

Le Khanh Lam, chairman of RSM Vietnam, explains why preparations for this move will be necessary for Vietnam’s permanent development.
DIGI-TEXX sets the standards in digital and business process outsourcing services

DIGI-TEXX sets the standards in digital and business process outsourcing services

Since its first entry in Vietnam 20 years ago, DIGI-TEXX Vietnam, A German-invested company, has positioned itself as a leading, most trusted tech company offering world-class digitally-based business process outsourcing (BPO) services.
Dentons LuatViet hires Ngo Anh Tuan as senior partner

Dentons LuatViet hires Ngo Anh Tuan as senior partner

The high profile hire is expected to boost the firm's litigation practice.

Innovation for future communities

Innovation for future communities
Official development assistance can act as the playing field for nations. Vietnam is no exception, having benefited from such assistance over the years in the building of many structures and systems up and down the country.

SABECO: 2023 journey of community development

SABECO: 2023 journey of community development
By continuously supporting the younger generation to develop its talents, and spending large sums on activities for its staff, SABECO is showing its relentless sustainable development efforts and making positive contributions to the community.

Fuelling Vietnam's enterprises with 5G

Fuelling Vietnam's enterprises with 5G
One of the first Southeast Asian nations to pilot 5G networks, Vietnam is now setting up the path to become home to one of the region’s first 5G-powered smart factories.

Igniting creativity: inside Sun Life Vietnam's innovative workspaces

Igniting creativity: inside Sun Life Vietnam's innovative workspaces
In its mission alongside embracing cultural and artistic expressions, Sun Life Vietnam pays special attention to cultivating creative workspaces to enhance the experiences of its staff, advisor and clients.

SABECO's taste for innovation takes the local brand to the world

SABECO's taste for innovation takes the local brand to the world
SABECO's never-ending attempts to win new customers in an ever-changing economic and cultural environment has resulted in the company winning several prestigious awards at the World Beer Championship.

Support policies needed to develop green hydrogen

Support policies needed to develop green hydrogen
The Government should implement support policies to ensure the development and competitiveness of clean hydrogen sources in the country.

HCM City lures green investments to boost sustainable development

HCM City lures green investments to boost sustainable development
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s biggest economic hub, is working to lure both domestic and foreign green investments, towards sustainable development.

FPT IS and Carbon EX driving carbon credit market

FPT IS and Carbon EX driving carbon credit market
FPT IS and Carbon EX, a carbon credit trading platform and renewable energy certificate issuer in Japan, has signed an MoU to collaborate on carbon credit projects adhering to global standards.

Shaping Vietnam’s energy future with distributed solar power

Shaping Vietnam’s energy future with distributed solar power
The government’s firm dedication to attaining net-zero emissions by 2050 is grounded in the actual progress of renewable energy development in Vietnam. Notably, rooftop solar power assumes a crucial position in the resource composition of green energy exploitation.

The overhaul of acquisitions of land

The overhaul of acquisitions of land
Land acquisition in Vietnam is set to undergo a transformation with the implementation of the new Land Law. Lawyers Duyen Ha Vo and Tram Dang from VILAF explore the potential implications of the change.

Melinh Point awarded highest attainable LEED certification

Melinh Point awarded highest attainable LEED certification
The Melinh Point building has received the highest attainable LEED certification.

Green and high-tech offices space becomes a trend

Green and high-tech offices space becomes a trend
Companies are pivoting to greener, more sustainable offices.

Gilimex starts work on centralised wastewater treatment station

Gilimex starts work on centralised wastewater treatment station
Gilimex Industrial Park JSC has held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new facility.

Lending interest rates continue on downward trend

Lending interest rates continue on downward trend
Commercial banks have reduced lending rates in favour of business and production activities, but borrowing remains low.

Stock market appeal efforts now underway

Stock market appeal efforts now underway
Vietnam’s push to upgrade its stock market this year hinges on overcoming significant regulatory and technological hurdles to align with global standards.

Vietnam boasts huge growth potential for insurtech

Vietnam boasts huge growth potential for insurtech
Vietnam is poised for significant insurtech growth, driven by its modest insurance penetration rate and growing demand.

MFast scoops SME100 Asia 2023 award

MFast scoops SME100 Asia 2023 award
On December 14, SME Asia magazine honoured MFast at the “SME100 Fast-Moving Companies Awards” ceremony.

Hanoi piloting dedicated cycling route from Feb. 1

Hanoi piloting dedicated cycling route from Feb. 1
The Hanoi Department of Transport has issued a document on piloting a dedicated bicycle route along the To Lich River starting from February 1. From Moc Bridge to Yen Hoa Bridge in Cau Giay district, the route was previously reserved for pedestrians but is now for both pedestrians and cyclists.

Vietnam picks up ASEAN Tourism Awards 2024

Vietnam picks up ASEAN Tourism Awards 2024
The Thang Long Imperial Citadel and Duong Lam ancient village in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi have both won ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Awards.

Vietnam’s economic performance in January 2024

Vietnam’s economic performance in January 2024
The consumer price index (CPI) increased 3.37 per cent in the opening month of 2024, foreign direct investment 40.2 per cent, international arrivals 73.6 per cent, and the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) 18.3 per cent.

Health insurance coverage reaches 93.35 per cent of population

Health insurance coverage reaches 93.35 per cent of population
Vietnam Social Security (VSS) has completed or surpassed all targets regarding the coverage of social, unemployment, and health insurance.

Tourism to spearhead fresh era for Phu Yen

Tourism to spearhead fresh era for Phu Yen
With beautiful natural scenery rare to find anywhere else, Phu Yen province vows to become a major tourist centre for the entire country.

PM requests expansion of visa exemption policy to more countries

PM requests expansion of visa exemption policy to more countries
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has requested the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) consider expanding the coverage of the visa exemption policy.

Hoi An among world’s top Honeymoon Destinations of 2024

Hoi An among world’s top Honeymoon Destinations of 2024
The ancient city of Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam has been named among the world’s top 25 Honeymoon Destinations of 2024 on Tripadvisor 2023 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best Awards.

Revive & Refresh in Vietnam 2024 outstanding tourism events

Revive & Refresh in Vietnam 2024 outstanding tourism events
Here are the most prominent and influential tourism events that took place in 2023, contributing to creating momentum for the sector to continue to develop..

Coach Park Hang-seo makes official return to Vietnamese football

Coach Park Hang-seo makes official return to Vietnamese football
Coach Park Hang-seo has returned to Vietnamese football, taking on the role of advisor to Bac Ninh FC.

Young star midfielder, goalkeeper win Vietnam Golden Ball 2023

Young star midfielder, goalkeeper win Vietnam Golden Ball 2023
Midfielder Nguyen Hoang Duc of The Cong Viettel Football Club (FC) has won the Golden Ball award for the second time while goal keeper Tran Thi Kim Thanh of Ho Chi Minh City FC 1 picked up the title in the women’s category.

Mbappe tells PSG he plans to leave as saga draws to close

Mbappe tells PSG he plans to leave as saga draws to close
France captain Kylian Mbappe has told officials at Paris Saint-Germain that he intends to leave when his contract expires at the end of the season, a source close to the Ligue 1 champions said on Thursday.

Telling business stories through sport

Telling business stories through sport
Many businesses are choosing to invest in sports activities as the fastest way to share and spread their goals to those who share the same values.

Vietnam verifying information on migrants in UK town

Vietnam verifying information on migrants in UK town
The Vietnamese Embassy in the UK is working closely with competent authorities in the UK to fact-check the case that seven allegedly Vietnamese migrants were detected at Newhaven port in Lewes district of East Sussex county.

Dense fog forces flights at Vinh airport to delay, reroute

Dense fog forces flights at Vinh airport to delay, reroute
Bad weather conditions with dense fog have forced many flights from/to Vinh International Airport in the central province of Nghe An to change their routes on February 19-20.

Swing for the Kids 2023 breaks fundraising records

Swing for the Kids 2023 breaks fundraising records
The 16th Swing for the Kids charity golf event raised $126,600 through domestic and foreign donors, the biggest amount for the event ever.

SABECO demonstrates long-term commitment to community support

SABECO demonstrates long-term commitment to community support
Saigon Beer-Alcohol-Beverage Corporation (SABECO) is committed to its sustainable development strategy as well as its business growth targets to create positive socioeconomic values for localities in which the company operates.

Malaysia successfully tests first 5.5G technology in Southeast Asia

Malaysia successfully tests first 5.5G technology in Southeast Asia
Maxis, one of the oldest and largest telecommunications companies in Malaysia, announced on February 23 that it and Chinese tech giant Huawei have successfully staged the first 5G-Advanced technology trial in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.

Thailand’s high household debt affects automotive sector

Thailand’s high household debt affects automotive sector
The rising debts of households in Thailand have prompted financial institutes to employ stricter criteria in granting auto loans, resulting in the automotive industry's production and sales down in January compared to the same period last year, according to the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI)’s Automotive Industry Club.

New HIV/AIDS infections increase in Laos

New HIV/AIDS infections increase in Laos
The number of new HIV/AIDS cases in Laos has steadily climbed partly due to a shortage of financial support from foreign countries and limited budget from the government.

Thailand to use game to promote tourism

Thailand to use game to promote tourism
Thailand’s Tourism and Sports Minister Sudawan Wangsuphakijkosol has announced that popular tourist destinations in secondary provinces in the country will be proposed as scenes in Gravity's hit mobile game Ragnarok Origin.