Deputy Defence Minister Defence Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh (R) and US Defence Attaché to Vietnam Col. Thomas Stevenson at the meeting in Hanoi on September 12 (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh received the new US Defence Attaché to Vietnam, Col. Thomas Stevenson, in Hanoi on September 12. Congratulating the guest on his appointment as the US Defence Attaché to Vietnam, Vinh hoped that during his term, Stevenson will make important and practical contributions to defence cooperation between the two countries. He affirmed that leaders of the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence and relevant agencies will create the best possible conditions for the attaché to fulfill his duties. For his part, Stevenson affirmed that he will make his utmost efforts to help develop bilateral defence ties with practical cooperation activities matching the US-Vietnam relations./. VNA … [Read more...] about Deputy defence minister welcomes new US defence attaché
Military officers of Cambodia's Kep province and Soc Trang officials pose for a photo at the meeting on January 29 (Photo: VNA) Soc Trang (VNA) – Officials from Kep province of Cambodia visited and offered greetings to authorities and people of the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang on January 29 ahead of Vietnam’s traditional Lunar New Year festival. Briefing his guests about local development, Vice Secretary of the Soc Trang Party Committee Huynh Van Sum said his province recorded an economic growth rate of 7.2 percent, along with surges in rice output and exports-imports in 2018. Soc Trang has always paid attention to enhancing development in local ethnic communities, especially Khmer people, he noted, adding that the Party and State’s policies targeting ethnic minorities have been implemented well. Ethnic households have been provided with houses, residential land, capital for economic activities and social welfares, thus helping with poverty elimination … [Read more...] about Cambodian officials share New Year joy with Soc Trang province
Poetry Day attracts a lot of visitors - Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – A string of new activities are expected to take place within the framework of the 16th Vietnam Poetry Day, scheduled to start on February 27 (the 12th of the first lunar month), in the hope of attracting more audiences. In the previous years, the even kicked off in the 15th day of the first lunar month and art performances honouring Vietnam’s poetry organised on the previous night. However, this year’s event, themed “Literature accompanying the nation”, will take place over four days, from February 27 to March 2. Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Writers’ Association Nguyen Tri Huan said the association issued 1,500 more invitations to members of poetry clubs compared to previous years to increase the presence of audience at the event. Four members from Japan’s poets association have been invited to exchange with Vietnamese poetry lovers on the occasion. A … [Read more...] about Vietnam Poetry Day experiments with new activities to attract audiences
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?
Workers at the New Wing Interconnect Technology Co. (Photo: bacgiang-iza.gov.vn) Hanoi (VNA) - Singapore-invested New Wing Interconnect Technology Co. in the northern province of Bac Giang has raised the investment capital of its project by 110 million USD. With the latest addition, the plant, which manufactures headphones and wires, will have total investment capital of 210 million USD, becoming one of the largest foreign-invested projects in Vietnam in the first two months of this year, baodauthau.vn reports. Covering more than 60,000sq.m in the Van Trung Industrial Zone, the plant manufactures nearly 225 million products each year. In the two-month period, Bac Giang lured 125 million USD in foreign investment capital (FDI), ranking 12th among 63 localities nationwide in terms of FDI attraction, statistics from the Foreign Investment Agency showed. [FDI up 2.5 times in first two months of 2019] As of February, the province was home to 434 foreign-invested projects, with … [Read more...] about Singapore headphone firm ups investment