The Hanoitimes - "As a market economy, there is no other option for sustainable development than a high competitiveness," stated the head of the Institute for Brand and Competitiveness Strategy (BCSI). Vietnam's competitiveness in global market remains low, which requires the logistics sector to step up its game and become the new growth engine for the country's sustainable development, according to the BCSI. Speakers at the conference. Source: Hai Yen. High logistics cost leads to low competitiveness of Vietnam's exports and a low return for the economy, said Nguyen Van Nam, president of the BCSI at a conference on August 21. "Vietnam's logistics cost is two or three times higher than other countries with similar scale of economic scale." In the process of economic integration, Vietnam has trade relations with 180 countries and attract investments from over 100 countries and territories. However, Vietnamese companies do not create much value addition in the supply … [Read more...] about Logistics is new growth engine for Vietnam’s sustainable development: experts
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GE’s Greenville facility is the home of its HA technology, the most efficient gas turbines in the world The cradle of the world’s most efficient turbines Calling itself the largest gas turbine manufacturing plant in the world, GE’s facility in Greenville in the US state of South Carolina strikes most first-time visitors with its scale and modernity. Imagine the size of a standard football field, then multiply it by 20; this is nearly the equivalent of the total area of the plant’s manufacturing halls. Is that impressive enough? The answer is no, because just after taking the first step inside this unique world, you will see that yellow gantry cranes are playing puzzles with giant rotors and stators, machines are automatically operated under the guidance of computers and the world’s largest and most efficient turbines are laid out in test stands, preparing for a new journey. Dating back to the late 1960s, GE’s facility in Greenville has evolved … [Read more...] about Changing the game with a new breed of turbines
Viet Nam News by Robert Bicknell Can changing clubs make a difference in your game as a professional? We read all the time that a well-known Tour pro decided to switch brands, mostly due to a ridiculous amount of money being waved in his/her face. What people do not realize is that many of these pros are not entirely stupid and usually demand that the company make a virtual copy of their old tried and true club, with minimal cosmetic or technical changes, and just a new brand stamped on it. What’s old is new… sort of. But occasionally, the manufacturer might demand the player accept the designs they currently have, modified a bit to meet the player’s requirements. This can be something as simple as weighting, or grinding the sole a bit differently than what is actually on the market. But, almost without exception, once the player has a brand new set of clubs in his brand new bag, his game usually goes completely to hell, at least for a short while. Having said … [Read more...] about Can changing clubs make a difference in your game?
Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The HCM City Drama Theatre, one of the region’s leading troupes, has a new show, Loạn Chiến Phụng Hoàng Cung (Game of Thrones), to entertain locals during the Reunification Day-Labour Day holidays. The play, as usual, focuses on historical events. Talented director Lê Trung Thảo has cast young actors Thái Vinh and Bình Tinh in leading roles. The play debuted two weeks ago and was well received by a 500 strong audience at the Lê Hoàng Stage in Bình Thạnh District. “Our play highlights patriotism and loyalty,” Thảo said. “It features a very old story but staged in a new style to suit the tastes of young people.” Lê Hoàng Stage, a newly-opened private troupe in the city, has Meritorious Artist Tú Sương and others like Võ Minh Lâm and Thúy My acting in three plays. Song Hùng Kỳ … [Read more...] about New shows of cải lương staged to celebrate April 30
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam has proactively participated in trade and investment cooperation activities in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), which comprises Cambodia, China’s Yunnan and Guangxi provinces, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, over the past 25 years. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (C) and heads of delegation of the GMS countries (Photo: VNA) The successful hosting of the 6th GMS Summit (GMS-6) and the 10th Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam (CLV) Summit on Development Triangle Area (CLV-10) in Hanoi from March 29-31, 2018 demonstrated Vietnam’s contributions to regional economic cooperation mechanisms. Key achievements A unique characteristic of GMS cooperation is that member countries share land borders, which is convenient for land transport connectivity and economic corridor development. Vietnam holds key nodes in three GMS economic corridors: the Southern Coastal Corridor (GMS-SCC) which links Thailand to southern Vietnam via Cambodia; … [Read more...] about Vietnam plays active role in GMS trade, investment cooperation