Crowne Plaza West Hanoi Residences - Hanoi's latest serviced apartment project - is offering big incentives for its last units. VIR's Bich Ngoc talked with Michel Chertouh, general manager of Crowne Plaza West Hanoi Residences, about his expectations for the up and down serviced apartment market. Located in western Hanoi, what are the advantages of Crowne Plaza West Hanoi Residences? Ideally located in Hanoi's upcoming CBD, Crowne Plaza West Hanoi Residences offers the most comfortable spacious apartments with an extensive range of services and facilities. Families moving to Hanoi can be assured an experience which allows them to live in a safe, friendly and comfortable environment under international management. Companies are moving office from the centre to western Hanoi is on the rise due to lower prices and higher incentives. What do you think about the demand for residences? My Dinh is becoming the new CBD for Hanoi city attracting corporate clients in a very dynamic, … [Read more...] about A jewel in the crown for serviced apartments
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Do Anh Thu is the director of the Sans Souci Tourism Cyclo Services Company. He is regarded as the saviour of the cyclo (pedicab), which is a beautiful and traditional characteristic of Ha Noi. Thu talked about the ups and downs in his life and career. Maybe because it was the first cyclo company in the world. Perhaps it is more special because I graduated from the Ha Noi National University of Education. Hard times pushed me to find a temporary job to earn a living when my History degree could not help, no one ever imagined that I would stay so strongly attached to this career. Last but not least, I gave my company a unique French name: Sans Souci - "No worries!" How many cyclos and drivers are there in your company? Out of the 264 cyclos that have been authorised by the Ha Noi People's Committee, we have 95 cyclos driven by around 135 people, making us the largest of the four cyclo companies in Ha Noi. Some families have multiple members working for Sans Souci. A few years … [Read more...] about Owner of Sans Souci Cyclo continues to ride
(VEN) - We are sitting in a cafeteria in the center of Ho Chi Minh City. The sun still shines on the afternoon of the autumn in this southern city. 'I love the weather here. It is gorgeous!'says Mr. Bruce E. Flanagan. Then the Australian expert coach continues, 'The weather is like the people here, so energetic and enthusiastic.' When I praise his Vietnamese, he confidently replies 'Obviously, I am an Australian by born, but a Vietnamese by choice!' Our story has continued with his experience working in different ASEAN countries, e.g. Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines. Working mainly with CEOs and their teams, he has more than a story to tell about leadership… Actually, I believe that Vietnamese are more intelligent, creative and hardworking than other countries I have worked, however in terms of leadership style, I find that Vietnamese leaders are mostly stuck in command and control style leadership model. I am a strong believer in which the leaders' … [Read more...] about How to improve leadership in Vietnam?
Your say (27-02-2009) Joint effort needed to curb prejudice, encourage men to use social services Last week we asked if readers think discrimination and stigma are reasons why only 10 per cent of MSM (men who have sex with men) in Viet Nam use public health services. We also asked what readers think should be done to change that. These are some of the answers we received. Nguyen Chung Tai, Ha Noi HIV carrier I'm not surprised by these numbers because the real numbers are always more than those published in reports by the UN or other organisations. … [Read more...] about Joint effort needed to curb prejudice, encourage men to use social services
A Vietnam Business Forum Secretariat survey on business sentiment found lower evaluations for 2008 but positive expectations for beyond 2009. A survey conducted in September 2008 by the Vietnam Business Forum Secretariat collected the views of registered private sector enterprises from various sectors and provinces towards Vietnam's business environment. Overall the 2008 survey reflected concern and uncertainty about Vietnam's current economic environment. After robust growth in 2007, the economy faces its greatest series of challenges since the "doi moi" period, with high levels of inflation coupled with a mounting trade deficit, a volatile exchange rate, and a sharp downturn in the equity market headlining recent macroeconomic developments. … [Read more...] about Continued confidence