Visitors at a booth displaying recycled products made by SCG at the “Circular Economy: Collaboration for Action” conference organised in Bangkok on Monday. — VNS Photo Bồ Xuân Hiệp BANGKOK — A co-ordinated and sustained global effort “is needed to reinforce the circular economy through action-based projects”, an international forum heard in Bangkok. Global companies from across the value chain, including chemical and plastic manufacturers, on Tuesday took part in the forum organised by NGO Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) for the first time in Southeast Asia. Cholanat Yanaranop, executive vice president of SCG - an industrial conglomerate in Southeast Asia, said: “No single country, company or organisation can solve this problem alone. “The natural resources of our planet are dwindling at an alarming rate. It is said that if the population of the world continues to consume … [Read more...] about Alliance to End Plastic Waste calls for concerted global effort
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Last week Japanese casual wear retailer Uniqlo announced it would open its first store in the country in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 on December 6. The 3,000-square-meter store would be one of its biggest in Southeast Asia, the firm said. Opening stores in Vietnam is critical to Uniqlo’s expansion plans in Southeast Asia. As of last year it had 213 stores in the region, and plans to have 400 by 2022, Tadashi Yanai, CEO of Fast Retailing Group, which owns a 75 percent stake in Uniqlo, said. It is the latest in an expanding list of around 200 foreign fashion brands that have entered Vietnam, including Zara, H&M, Giordano, Mango, Topshop, Gap, and Old Navy. Vietnam, with its young demographic, growing incomes and 95 million population, is considered a hugely promising market. Foreign brands are attracted to its 15-20 percent annual growth, according to the chairman of the Vietnam Retailers Association, Dinh Thi My Loan. Vietnamese consumers are also shifting towards … [Read more...] about Foreign brands eager to enter Vietnam’s booming fashion market
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General Director of Daeha JSC – Hanoi Daewoo Hotel, Lê Đức Phong, accepted the trophy from Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand Anutin Charnvirakul. Photo courtesy of Daeha JSC HÀ NỘI — Daeha Joint Stock Company – Hanoi Daewoo Hotel was recently named The Best ASEAN Business in Priority Integration Sector (Tourism Category). The award recognises the hotel’s contribution to the integration between ASEAN businesses, as well as its outstanding performance and presence in Việt Nam and across South East Asia. Speaking at the award ceremony held at the Impact Exhibition Centre, Bangkok, General Director of the Daeha Joint Stock Company Lê Đức Phong said: “The ASEAN Business Award that we were granted has confirmed our hotel’s leading position in the region and beyond. At Hanoi Daewoo Hotel, we always believe in empowering people. We will continue to nourish a young hotelier generation with … [Read more...] about Hanoi Daewoo Hotel receives ASEAN Business Award for Tourism
The Luang Prabang hydropower plant in. Laos must undergo a full assessment of the possible impact on the ecosystem before construction, experts say. After the Laos Mekong River Committee sent a plan on implementing the Luang Prabang hydropower project, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment on November 4 consulted with relevant ministries and branches on how to mitigate the impact of the hydropower plant on Vietnam. The Luang Prabang hydropower plant in. Laos must undergo a full assessment of the possible impact on the ecosystem before construction, experts say. Tai Nguyen va Moi Truong newspaper quoted Deputy Minister Thanh as saying that unlike other hydropower power plans on the Mekong mainstream, the list of Luang Prabang investors includes a Vietnamese enterprise. Chi Mai Vietnam's Mekong Delta needs to be innovative to overcome climate change: experts The Mekong Delta Region needs to be more innovative in production to grow sustainably in the context … [Read more...] about Laos’ hydropower plant is another source of concern for Vietnam