focused access to funding can ensure stellar growth

Focused access to funding can ensure stellar growth

The Vietnamese economy targets higher growth this year. 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.
wind ventures on radar for pne

Wind ventures on radar for PNE

German project developer PNE AG plans to build up to three offshore wind farms off the coast of the south-central province of Binh Dinh with a capacity of up to 2GW and investment capital of $4.6 billion.
more leverage coming for eu trade deal success

More leverage coming for EU trade deal success

Vietnam and the EU are intensifying their cooperation in trade and investment. Julien Guerrier, Ambassador and head of the European Delegation to Vietnam, talked to VIR’s Thanh Tung about how the relations will develop in 2024 and beyond, with a major leverage of a bilateral trade deal.
vigilance a must in order to prepare for fiscal stress

Vigilance a must in order to prepare for fiscal stress

The Vietnamese economy weathered difficulties to reach a growth rate of over 5 per cent in 2023, and will have to make greater efforts to hit a set target of 6-6.5 per cent in 2024. Paulo Medas, mission chief for Vietnam of the International Monetary Fund, spoke with VIR’s Thanh Tung about how the economy performed last year and will do for this year to hit desired growth.
a strategy fit for success to ensure 2024 targets are met

A strategy fit for success to ensure 2024 targets are met

Vietnam’s economy grew at a lower-than-expected rate in 2023. Shantanu Chakraborty, Vietnam country director for the Asian Development Bank, talked with VIR’s Thanh Tung about how the economy has performed and key impetuses for the next 12 months.
new switchboard launched in aid of more sustainable operations sivacon s4

New switchboard launched in aid of more sustainable operations - SIVACON S4

The SIVACON S4 switchboard was launched into the Vietnamese market on December 5, 2023 at “Sustainable Development and Net Zero Carbon 2050 – Vision and Challenges” seminar.
green finance development and promotion for vietnam

Green finance development and promotion for Vietnam

Vietnam is in the process of formulating policies to develop green finance markets. Nguyen Ba Hung, principal country economist from the Asian Development Bank in Vietnam, spoke to Thanh Tung about the opportunities and challenges of green finance development in the country, and policy recommendations.
central bank at the helm of shaping sustainable ambition

Central bank at the helm of shaping sustainable ambition

With the requirement that socioeconomic development must go hand-in-hand with environmental protection and sustainable development, Vietnam is actively participating in international commitments on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and minimising the impact of climate change.
cargill unveils three new schools in late 2023

Cargill unveils three new schools in late 2023

The US-backed Cargill proudly announced the expansion of its flagship Cargill Cares programme on November 29 with the establishment of three new schools in Vietnam’s northern mountainous areas.
fcv unrelenting in prioritising its people

FCV unrelenting in prioritising its people

FrieslandCampina Vietnam, whose parent group owns brand names such as Dutch Lady, Friso, Yomost, and Fristi, was honoured in the “Best Companies to Work for in Asia” award by HR Asia magazine in August.
leveraging plural values of mangroves to mitigate climate change

Leveraging plural values of mangroves to mitigate climate change

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with Thua Thien-Hue People’s Committee, successfully hosted an international workshop on November 21 on leveraging the plural values of mangroves to meet climate change mitigation and adaptation goals.
fcv truong thinh and dong tien co implement recycling plan

FCV, Truong Thinh, and Dong Tien co-implement recycling plan

FrieslandCampina Vietnam (FCV) signed a strategic cooperation agreement on November 14 with Dong Tien Binh Duong Paper Co., Ltd. and Truong Thinh Construction Mechanical Co., Ltd., with the goal of improving the capacity of packaging collection and recycling.
sustainability its time to step up and act together

Sustainability: it’s time to step up and act together

Becoming more sustainable is no longer a nice-to-have: it’s a business imperative. Dr. Pham Thai Lai, president and CEO of Siemens ASEAN and Vietnam, spoke to VIR's Thanh Tung about how Siemens is leading the way towards carbon neutrality and how the company has been assisting its customers to meet individual decarbonisation goals.
climate resilient ponds handed over in dak lak province

Climate-resilient ponds handed over in Dak Lak province

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) coordinated with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) of the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak to organise a handover of climate-resilient ponds to residents.
meeting customer needs bolsters vietcombank

Meeting customer needs bolsters Vietcombank

It is the time of the year that the demand for credit often soars to keep abreast with demand from individuals and businesses at the year-end. Nguyen Thanh Tung, CEO of Vietcombank, scrutinised the lender’s measures to bolster credit growth and surmount challenges in the current context with VIR’s Nhue Man.