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.

FPT IS ascends to CREST membership for penetration testing services

FPT IS ascends to CREST membership for penetration testing services
FPT Information Systems Company (FPT IS) has officially became a member of the CREST organisation for penetration testing services (Pentest).

Fresh mindset for sustainable groups

Fresh mindset for sustainable groups
The green transition is both pressure and a compelling force for Vietnamese businesses.

Increasing private investment in healthcare – A long journey ahead

Increasing private investment in healthcare – A long journey ahead
While making efforts to attract investment, the healthcare sector yet to meet its expectations. Nguyen Thi Lien Huong, Deputy Minister of Health, talked with VIR’s Bich Thuy the next steps ahead to make improvements.

DoubleVerify report spotlights Vietnam in APAC's digital advertising surge

DoubleVerify report spotlights Vietnam in APAC's digital advertising surge
DoubleVerify, a digital media measurement, analytics and data company, unveiled key findings from its latest report on February 27 regarding media quality and performance drives.

Phu Yen set to elevate development leveraging comprehensive planning

Phu Yen set to elevate development leveraging comprehensive planning
Phu Yen province on Vietnam’s south central coast is aiming to make breakthroughs in development rooted in fresh comprehensive planning for the rest of the decade.

The factors to building enduring businesses

The factors to building enduring businesses
Masataka “Sam” Yoshida, head of the Cross-border Division of RECOF Corporation, talked with VIR’s Luu Huong how the Year of the Dragon symbolises strength and optimism for Vietnam-Japan relations.

Fintech startup 1Long secures $500,000 in funding

Fintech startup 1Long secures $500,000 in funding
Fintech platform 1Long has announced that it has secured $500,000 in a pre-seed funding round.

Construction starts on Vinfast's $500 million EV factory in India

Construction starts on Vinfast's $500 million EV factory in India
VinFast broke ground on its first integrated EV manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu, India on February 25.

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.

BASF India plants receive certification

BASF India plants receive certification
BASF's two dispersions plants in India have received REDcert2 certification.

China's Electric Wind Power to provide turbines for Quang Tri plant

China's Electric Wind Power to provide turbines for Quang Tri plant
Electric Wind Power, a subsidiary of Shanghai Electric, has signed a deal to provide its advanced wind turbines to the Hai Anh Wind Farm project in Quang Tri.

Training course sheds light on emission trading system, carbon market

Training course sheds light on emission trading system, carbon market
An ongoing training course on the emission trading system (ETS) and carbon market has gathered 145 participants from relevant state agencies, organisations, and enterprises, making the first capacity-building activity in Vietnam with participation from both public and private sectors.

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.

Impacts of land law on foreign investors

Impacts of land law on foreign investors
The implementation of Vietnam’s new Land Law, effective from next year, brings significant changes that will shape the landscape for real estate investors, particularly foreign investors, who must navigate these changes strategically.

Sentiment robust from foreign real estate investors

Sentiment robust from foreign real estate investors
Business seems to be picking up favourably in Vietnam’s real estate arena.

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.

Prospects still cloudy for bancassurance

Prospects still cloudy for bancassurance
Diverse sentiments persist over bancassurance business prospects at local commercial banks, partly driven by a novel policy move.

Bancassurance changes in the name of sustainability

Bancassurance changes in the name of sustainability
Le Hoai An, a banking consultant and trainer at Integrated Financial Solutions, talked with VIR’s Hong Dung about the new regulations on bancassurance operations in Vietnam.

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.

Hanoi to ask for WB’s help with design of national railway station

Hanoi to ask for WB’s help with design of national railway station
The Hanoi Department of Transport has proposed the municipal People’s Committee ask for the World Bank (WB)’s assistance in the technical design of the general layout for the Ngoc Hoi national railway station complex.

Draft procedure for foreigners’ e-identification registration announced

Draft procedure for foreigners’ e-identification registration announced
The Ministry of Public Security has proposed a procedure for foreigners’ e-identification registration, which is expected to take effect alongside the identification law on July 1 this year.

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.