Travel News 17/11

Conde Nast Traveler lists Long Bien Market a world's best Conde Nast Traveler named the Long Bien wholesale market in Hanoi located under the famous Long Bien Bridge that was repeatedly bombed and repaired during the war with America on its list of the world top 7 street markets. Heralded by the Communist party as a symbol of Vietnam's resilience, today the bridge watches over a buzzing hive of vendors selling live frogs and sweet mangosteens. Since this is a daily market, it's best to make … [Read more...]

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Phu Yen attracts visitors for its wild beauty

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Dai Lanh Cape in Phu Yen province. (Source: Internet) … [Read more...]

HCMC & Myanmar to continue opening more cooperation opportunities

The Ho Chi Minh Party Secretary Le Thanh Hai had a meeting with Speaker of the Assembly of the Union of Myanmar Thura U Shwe Mann and Myanmar high-rank level delegations in Ho Chi Minh City, on September 8. On behalf of the city's party leaders and government, Mr.Hai welcomed and appreciated highly the visit of Myanmar delegation in Vietnam. He said that this visit is an important event to mark the relationship between Myanmar and HCMC. Mr. Hai confirmed that the relationship between HCMC and … [Read more...]

More projects planned for supporting industries though success is uncertain

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VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam is still determined to develop supporting industries to become more attractive to foreign investment, despite past failures. NLD … [Read more...]

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HCM City mulls VND1.86 trillion for flood control The HCMC Steering Center of the Urban Flood Control Program (SCFC) has asked the HCMC People's Council to pass a dozen of major projects for implementation this year and next at a total cost of VND1.86 trillion (some US$87.3 million) to control flooding in the city. SCFC made the request at a meeting with the HCMC People's Council on June 26. The projects will help address flooding in districts 1, 2, Tan Binh and Thu Duc. The spending will go … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 16/6

Vietnam, US discuss non-traditional gas development Safely and effectively developing non-traditional gas resources without damaging the environment was the focus of a workshop held in Hanoi on June 12-13. Jointly organized by the US Embassy in Vietnam and the Ministry of Industry and Trade's General Department of Energy, the event attracted a crowd of experts from both countries operating in the field, along with those from the member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) … [Read more...]

Binh Duong spends big on rural transport

BINH DUONG (VNS) — The southern province of Binh Duong plans to spend VND152 billion (US$7.2 million) to improve rural transport and urban areas. Vice chairman of the provincial People's Committee, Tran Van Nam, said the projects were expected to connect national roads with provincial areas, including districts and communes. "This infrastructure will help to connect production areas with industrial processing zones more efficiently," he said. The districts of Phu Giao, Dau Tieng, Bac Tan Uyen … [Read more...]

Cat Tien National Park: the largest ecotourism destination

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The Hanoitimes - Cát Tiên National Park (Vietnamese: Vườn quốc gia Cát Tiên) is an important national park located in the south of Vietnam, approximately 150 km north of Ho Chi Minh City. It has an area of about 720 km² and protects one of the largest areas of lowland tropical rainforests left in Vietnam. Cat Tien National Park offers visitors an opportunity to discover nature and contemplate the beauty of mountains, glass-plots, forests of high trees, waterfalls and diversified ecosystems … [Read more...]

Cat Tien National Park an ecotourism paradise

Cat Tien National Park offers visitors an opportunity to discover nature and contemplate the beauty of mountains, glass-plots, forests of high trees, waterfalls and diversified ecosystems with rare plant and animal species. An insight by the Nhan Dan (People) online newspaper. Cat Tien National Park, located about 150km northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, is the largest and most attractive ecotourism destination in the southeast region. It features special tourism activities such as … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 22/4

Vietnam seeks ways for overseas nationals to maintain nationality Vietnamese authorities are looking for ways to help millions of overseas Vietnamese maintain their nationality as the deadline for the regulation approaches, said a spokesman for the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In accordance with the Nationality Law 2008, overseas Vietnamese who do not have valid Vietnamese passports, or who had Vietnamese nationality before the law took effect on July 1, 2009, must re-register with … [Read more...]

US senators present gifts to Danang dioxin victims

(VOV) - A US Senate delegation led by Senate President pro tempore Patrick Leahy visited and presented gifts to disadvantaged people, including victims of dioxin, in the central city of Danang on April 19. Vietnam, US cooperate in dioxin remediation Seeking legal evidence for dioxin lawsuit More dioxin spots found at Bien Hoa Airport They symbolically gave 18 wheelchairs to the handicapped, four chairs to mentally retarded children, and 18 hearing aids to needy people in Hoa Vang … [Read more...]

Yen Bai resettles households before storm

The northern province of Yen Bai has moved around 60 per cent of families living in the dangerous places, equivalent to 1,400 households, to resettlement areas. It said another 800 families remain in such places and need to be moved before the onset of the storm season this year. Tin Tuc (News) Denmark supports private enterprises The Danish Embassy in Ha Noi said it would continue with a programme to support private firms in Viet Nam, especially those operating in the food safety and … [Read more...]

Binh Duong strives to drive future growth

The southern province of Binh Duong has acted as a magnet for both Vietnamese and foreign investors, helping drive future growth. Feature by the Vietnam Investment Review. * New administration hub The local authorities inaugurated a new integrated administration centre in Binh Duong New City on February 20, marking a milestone in the province's development and providing fresh opportunities for investors. Located in the Binh Duong New City project, the new hub includes 20-storey twin … [Read more...]

Binh Duong drives future growth

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the opening speech at the inauguration ceremony of Binh Duong's new integrated administration centre

The southern province of Binh Duong has acted as a magnet for both Vietnamese and foreign investors, helping drive future growth. New administration hub The local authorities inaugurated a new integrated administration centre in Binh Duong New City on February 20, marking a milestone in the province's development and providing fresh opportunities for investors. Located in the Binh Duong New City project, the new hub includes 20-storey twin towers and a helicopter pad. Work on the … [Read more...]

Binh Duong off to great start in attracting foreign investment

A worker checks product quality at the Vietnam Kirin Beverage Company in My Phuoc Industrial Park 2, Ben Cat District., Binh Duong Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vu

BINH DUONG (VNS) — The southern province of Binh Duong has attracted US$300 million in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first 20 days of this year, triple the figure seen in the same period last year. The province is on-track to meet its yearly target of $1 billion in FDI, the provincial People's Committee chairman Le Thanh Cung said. In order to capture the opportunities that will be unleashed by the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which is expected to be signed this year, the … [Read more...]

Binh Duong Sets US$1 Bln FDI Target for 2014

The southernprovinceofBinh Duonghas acknowledged ongoing economic difficulties and set a modest US$1 billion foreign direct investment (FDI) target for 2014.

It will continue infrastructure upgrades in its industrial parks (IPs) and preference projects according with provincial development ambitions. Binh Duong encourages industrial energy-saving technologies, increasing the localisation rate, promoting product quality and competitiveness, limiting labour intensity, and reducing environmental impact. The locality has allocated 300 hectares in Bau Bang Industrial Zone to textile and support industry projects. It is heavily investing in support … [Read more...]

Binh Duong sets FDI target of $1b

Confectionary is produced at the Universal Robina Corporation in Binh Duong Province. The southern province is stepping up efforts to draw US$1 billion in foreign direct investment to build modern industrial parks next year. — VNA/VNS Photo Quach Lam

BINH DUONG (Biz Hub)— The southern province of Binh Duong is stepping up efforts to draw US$1 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) for building well-equipped industrial parks next year. To this end, the province will continue to ramp up the infrastructure in industrial zones (IZs) while choosing projects that are well suited to the locality's development orientation, particularly for energy-efficiency projects. At the same time, it will zone off some 300ha in Bau Bang industrial park for … [Read more...]

Binh Duong sets USD1 bn FDI target for 2014

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The southern province of Binh Duong has acknowledged ongoing economic difficulties and set a modest USD1 billion foreign direct investment (FDI) target for 2014. It will continue infrastructure upgrades in its industrial parks (IPs) and preference projects according with provincial development ambitions. Binh Duong encourages industrial energy-saving technologies, increasing the localisation rate, promoting product quality and competitiveness, limiting labour intensity, and reducing … [Read more...]

Binh Duong sets US$1 bn FDI target for 2014

(VOV) -The southern province of Binh Duong has acknowledged ongoing economic difficulties and set a modest US$1 billion foreign direct investment (FDI) target for 2014. Japanese steel company opens new plant in Binh Duong Binh Duong's focus of investment in 6 major areas Japanese firms seek investment opportunities in Binh Duong It will continue infrastructure upgrades in its industrial parks (IPs) and preference projects according with provincial development ambitions. Binh Duong encourages … [Read more...]