Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam is still regarded by investors as an attractive destination thanks to its stable politics and macro economy, favourable geographical location, and advantages in land and human resources, according to Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Tran Quoc Phuong. The country has maintained growth in 2020 despite the marked impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on economic activities, Phuong said, noting that Vietnam has, therefore, become a major candidate during the transition of the value chain in Asia. During online investment promotion events with partners in Asia and Europe held recently by the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), major investors again expressed their interest in investment in Vietnam, he added. In fact, major groups such as Apple, Foxcom, and Luxshare have increased their orders and investments in the country, with capital amounting to billions of US dollars. Do Nhat Hoang, head of the MPI’s Foreign Investment Agency, expects that … [Read more...] about Vietnam expects to welcome more investors next year
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Da Nang (VNA) - The Da Nang Business Incubator (DNES), in cooperation with the Accelerator Lab (AccLab) in Vietnam, which is also part of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) global network of 90 AccLabs, has launched the Da Nang Circular Economy Hub and Boot Camp to support innovative projects in the city and central Vietnam. The hub, which debuted in the city on November 11, aims to help talented people with innovative projects in improving solid waste treatment and promoting sustainable consumption in communities in central Vietnam. The Da Nang Circular Economy will select environmental ‘messengers’ to join green avenger programmes within the framework of the Da Nang Economic Circulation Network project. It is estimated that between now and 2050, the total amount of solid waste in urban areas worldwide will increase by about 70 percent, while the amount of plastic waste dumped into the sea would overtake the number of fish. Sitara Syed, UNDP Deputy … [Read more...] about UNDP helps Da Nang build circular economy hub
In Tam Thanh fishing village, many locals have given up their traditional fishing job and moved to other places after selling their land to outsiders, Thuong said. The newcomers rebuilt houses, damaging the murals on the walls and the local identity. … [Read more...] about Randomness, lack of curation cause bumpy ride for public art
The minister also affirmed that the military press sector is an important and core component of the revolutionary press, which is always put under the direct leadership of the Party, the CMC and MND as well as the management of the General Department of Politics. The military press has always been operating in line with the regulations, effectively and vividly covering every aspect of life, especially military-defense activities. Military journalists and reporters are always present at flash points and areas of hardships to promptly cover important events and bring information to readers and audiences. Military press agencies have always closely followed the directions of higher levels to fight wrongful views of hostile forces and prevent “self-evolution” and “self-transformation,” contributing to protecting the theoretical background of the Vietnam Communist Party. … [Read more...] about Defense minister congratulates military press sector on press day
Yes Vietnamese companies were at a massive advantage thanks to the government’s success in containing the pandemic. But also the best Vietnamese companies and people shone with their exceptional abilities during the crisis. The old fashioned companies with strict inflexible hierarchies and staff saying “tell me what to do” are probably still nervously waiting for things to get back to the old normal. The modern agile companies on the other hand wasted no time and were able to spring into action in March already. Their organisational structures could be realigned fast, with everyone empowered to help with creative solutions. Nobody has ever dealt with a pandemic like this before, so being creative became the most valued skill. … [Read more...] about How the best companies in Vietnam grew during COVID?