Dr Jonathan Choi, Chairman of the Hong Kong-based Sunwah Group. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Dr Jonathan Choi, Chairman of the Hong Kong-based Sunwah Group, has expressed his optimism about Vietnam’s future, saying the country has recovered “very quickly” after the COVID-19 pandemic was controlled and is one of the best performers in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN ) in this regard. In an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) in Hanoi on August 5, Choi said Vietnam has made a good decision on the pandemic as the country opened doors right after the situation got better. Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth was one of the best in the region, and many investors from Hong Kong (China) and all over the world would like to come to the Southeast Asian nation. Expressing his belief that the Vietnamese market will grow very fast in the time ahead, Choi emphasised the country’s potential in a range of areas, from finance to smart city … [Read more...] about Sunwah Group Chairman optimistic about Vietnam’s future
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Hanoi (VNA) - The following is a list of selected news summaries last night by the Vietnam News Agency . - President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on August 2 urged the southern province of Dong Nai to create changes in both mindset and action, and help to spur development in adjacent localities. At a working session with provincial leaders, the President stressed the important role of Dong Nai and some localities in the southern key economic region in national industrialisation and modernisation. Read full story – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh hosted a reception in Hanoi on August 2 for British Ambassador Gareth Ward, who came to say goodbye at the end of his tenure in Vietnam. PM Pham Minh Chinh (right) receives British Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward (Photo: VNA) The PM commended the ambassador’s active contributions to promoting the Vietnam-UK strategic partnership in all fields, diplomatic channels and people-to-people exchange. Read full story – Prime Minister Pham … [Read more...] about ☀️ Morning digest August 3
The capital has left a good impression on Southeast Asia sports delegations and international reporters attending the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31). Foreign correspondents and athletes attending the 31st SEA Games shared with The Hanoi Tim es their profound feelings about Hanoi - the warm and thoughtful welcome the city has accorded them. Hanoi welcomes delegates attending the SEA Games 31. Photo: Duy Khanh/ The Hanoi Times Ahmad Munawwar Helmi Salim, medical team leader for the Malaysian sports delegation: Impressed with the strong development of Hanoi Ahmad Munawwar Helmi Salim, medical team leader for the Malaysian sports delegation. Photos: Do Huong This is the first business trip of our delegation after a long period of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have about 40 medical staff including doctors and nurses attending the event. The schedules and locations of the competitions held in Hanoi and some neighboring … [Read more...] about [Hanoi-SEA Games 31] Hanoi gives SEA Games 31 warm, thoughtful welcome
Kent Yang, founding managing partner of SLP Early this year, GLP announced the establishment of GLP Vietnam Development Partners I (GLP VDP I) with a total investment value of $1.1 billion. How will SLP activities be deployed in the Vietnamese market SLP is an industrial and logistic facility development and operation platform backed by GLP – one of the leading logistics infrastructure providers and operators – and three founding partners. Even though SLP is in a joint venture format, since its inception, it has been an extension of GLP in Southeast Asia and Vietnam. We closed the GLP VDP I fund earlier this year – in less than a year. For funds of this size, it's considered very fast. The ability to close this fund in such a short period is due to the fact that Vietnam is an extremely favourable market and our institutional investors trust GLP as a partner. With a size of $1.1 billion, we have raised one of the largest logistics development funds in Vietnam. Since the … [Read more...] about SLP aims to dominate Vietnam’s markets
Hanoi (VNA) - The following is a brief review of the day’s events as reported by the Vietnam News Agency on August 5. - President Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with newly-appointed ambassadors of South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Belgium, who came to present their credentials, in Hanoi on August 5. Read full story - Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son stressed the importance of dialogue, trust, and sense of responsibility while attending the East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Phnom Penh on August 5. The event took place as part of the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-55) and related meetings in the capital city of Cambodia. It drew the participation of foreign ministers from ASEAN member states and EAS partners, namely China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Australia, New Zealand, India, Russia, and the US. Read full story - Joining the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was the first step of Vietnam in the process of … [Read more...] about ☕ Afternoon briefing on August 5
Participants affirmed the ARF is the most important forum of ASEAN to promote dialogue and mutual understanding. They reviewed the operation and proposed development orientations of the forum in the time to come. The attending foreign ministers welcomed the implementation of trust-building activities and preventive diplomacy, through which trust was enhanced and cooperation expanded. They agreed to give priority to cooperation in the areas of disaster relief, terrorism and transnational crime combat, maritime security, defense, peacekeeping, counter-proliferation of nuclear weapons, and disarmament, and agreed on a list of activities for the 2022-2023 period. Vietnam will co-chair a number of activities related to the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982, health security, security, and nuclear safety. Participants spent time discussing many regional and international issues. Sharing common concerns, FM Son emphasized the importance … [Read more...] about Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son attends 29th ARF in Phnom Penh
Seizing the opportunity laid out by its clean energy resources and phasing out coal could be key for Vietnam’s green growth path. Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has set a deadline for sectors to build plans for their sustainable development within the first quarter (Q1) of this year as part of efforts to materialize the country’s sustainable development. Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at COP26 in Glasgow, the UK in November 2021. Photo: VNA The PM demanded in Q2 a comprehensive program to implement Vietnam’s net-zero target that he pledged at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26) in November 2021. Accordingly, authorized agencies are tasked with eight issues, namely energy transition, reducing greenhouse gas emissions; lowering methane emissions; developing electric cars; planting forests to absorb carbon dioxide; building construction materials and urban development suitable for green and sustainable … [Read more...] about [Net-zero strategy] Which way is possible for Vietnam’s net zero journey?