A low-cost preschool in the southern province of Dong Nai has become a trusted place for factory workers to send their children since the 2013-2014 academic year for its environmentally-friendly design and high-quality education. Last December, Nhung Bong Hoa Nho (Little Flowers) Kindergarten, established in the provincial capital of Bien Hoa by Taiwanese-invested Pouchen Vietnam Company, received a green building certificate from the Vietnam Green Building Council. The council, which is a program begun by California-based non-profit Green Cities Fund, Inc., aims to raise awareness and build capacity for the development of green buildings in Vietnam. Nhung Bong Hoa Nho applies green solutions like recycling material and water and using solar-electric systems to heat water in order to help the school save energy, as well as to educate kids on energy saving from an early age. The clover-shaped school cost more than VND60 billion (US$2.8 million) and features vines in the classroom … [Read more...] about Taiwanese firm builds low-cost preschool for workers’ children in southern Vietnam
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With reasonable selling prices and Vietnamese brand, Vsmart’s products are capable of dislodging Chinese brands from the Vietnamese market. The Vietnamese smartphone manufacturer, at its debut event on December 14, 2018, introduced four models. All of them belonged to the low- and medium-end market segments with starting prices of VND2.5-6.3 million. While Vingroup still pursues the strategy of making luxury sedans, Vsmart Lux and Vsmart Super Lux still have not been marketed. However, many things changed a year later. While Vingroup still pursues the strategy of making luxury sedans, Vsmart Lux and Vsmart Super Lux still have not been marketed. Thanh Mai Who are the potential clients for Vsmart’s huge smartphone plant? As the habit of Vietnamese smartphone users has changed, mobile network operators in Vietnam can now cooperate with Vsmart to provide smartphones at low prices with associated service packages. … [Read more...] about Low-cost smartphones – a new strategy of Vsmart?
Apple and Samsung are now controlling the high-end smartphone market segments. Other brands have disappeared. “What should I buy with tma budget of VND20 million?” It’s easy to answer in Vietnam, because there are only two choices, either Apple or Samsung. The Vietnamese smartphone market Statistics from GfK showed that the two manufacturers have ‘swallowed the high-end market’. High-end smartphones are products with the prices of VND15 million or more. In March 2019, the two giants made up 99.2 percent of the high-end smartphone market share, with 42.8 percent belonging to Apple and 56.4 percent to Samsung. In April, Apple jumped to the No 1 position with 59.1 percent of market share. Samsung was in the second position with 34.1 percent, leaving Huawei far behind with 6.5 percent. In March 2019, the two giants made up 99.2 percent of the high-end smartphone market share, with 42.8 percent belonging to Apple and 56.4 percent to Samsung. As … [Read more...] about Vietnamese have only two choices for high-end smartphones
The competition in the mid-end smartphone market segment is the most cutthroat, with the Galaxy A50 the trump card for Samsung to beat rivals. According to GfK, a market analysis firm, the smartphones priced at VND5-10 million accounted for 34 percent of the total smartphone market share in 2017. The figure soared to 51 percent in the first eight months of 2018. In 2018 alone, no fewer than 30 new smartphone mid-end models were launched into the market, a very high number compared with low-cost or high-end models launched. It is estimated that three models of the segment hit the market each month, while there were only 6-8 manufacturers. Previously, analysts assessed smartphone manufacturers’ technology capability via the sales of their flagships. Today, the sales competition is stiff in the midrange market segment. At present, the high-end market segment is being controlled by the two giants, while other manufacturers cannot find opportunities to squeeze in. … [Read more...] about Mid-tier smartphone competition heats up
New values in demand for living space Homebuyers growing picky There are big changes in homebuyers’ demands nowadays. If location and pricing were the top factors in the past, now comfort also plays a decisive role. This has required developers to scale up investment into ensuring living space and the comfort of their projects. Late last year, a string of projects introduced by some major developers in Ho Chi Minh City, albeit carrying high price tags, could still garner a great deal of attention from homebuyers. Saigon Mystery Villas on Bat Nan Road (District 2) by Hung Thinh Corporation consists of 12 attached house blocs and two villa complexes covering nearly 15 hectares. Despite its fairly high price averaging VND100 million ($4,500) per square metre, more than 70 per cent of the products put on offer have found owners in a short time. Huy, a homebuyer at the project, said that the project perfectly fit his requirements despite the high price tag. Besides its proximity to … [Read more...] about New values in demand for living space