Print has been the mainstay, but times change and so must the press. Photo: Le Toan Since taking a role as an economic counsellor at the Indonesian Embassy to Vietnam a few years ago, Ance Maylany Napitupulu has considered the local media a reliable source of information for her work. “I’m quite impressed by what Vietnam Investment Review has been doing in conveying information via in-depth stories on both online and print newspapers, and especially in organising events,” Napitupulu said. Napitupulu attended VIR ’s conference themed “Stronger Investment Partnerships for a Thriving Vietnam” in May, where she had an opportunity to establish relations with experts. This was the second time that Napitupulu had participated in such large-scale events led by VIR , which she said is becoming a professional event organiser besides its well-established expertise in the Vietnamese press. “I hope to have another opportunity to attend VIR events as they will provide me with new … [Read more...] about Evolving demands and trends dictate VIR‘s future
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Everyone knows the myriad of economic issues we currently face today, and it is the job of Vietnam Investment Review to help others understand or even offer answers to such issues. Overcoming them requires a bond from the government and agencies to businesses and localities. For our part, VIR must continue to provide the most suitable platform, understand and relay accurate information, listen to the readership, and work closely with enterprises and investors – and that is exactly what we intend to do for many years to come. For 32 years already, VIR has attempted to distinguish itself from other offerings in the country by possessing a stronger focus on the most crucial economic issues of the day. Alongside that, our publications strive to provide a platform for businesses and organisations of all shapes and sizes to put across their views in the hope of developing the nation in the right direction. Much has changed in those years, but VIR still aims to interpret … [Read more...] about Thank you readers!
Fifty-eight colorful paintings expressing children's dreams for a better life are displayed at the Hanoi Museum. The exhibition, titled "The Colors," features 58 colored paintings on acrylic. These are the works of students from the Little Superman Art Club, which has been operating in Hanoi and neighboring provinces for nearly 10 years. The painting titled "My Childhood" by Nguyen Gia Han The exhibition will last until September 30 to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival 2023 in the capital. Life in the innocent eyes of children becomes beautiful, kind, and precious. Some highlight artworks include a painting showing the beauty of terraced fields in the ripe rice season, farmers working hard in the fields, a vase of chrysanthemums, and joyful daily life around children. As part of the exhibition, the Hanoi Museum and the Little Superman Art Club also organized a workshop on making and painting paper masks using traditional methods, in which participants … [Read more...] about Hanoi: Exhibition of children’s paintings to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival
Vinh Long’s pottery village along Co Chien river (Photo: VNA) Vinh Long (VNA) – The southern province of Vinh Long is located between the two big branches of the Mekong River - Tien Giang and Hau Giang. For thousands of years, under the alluvial layer of the two rivers, deposits of rare and precious clay have been formed. They clay is the raw material to make red ceramic products, which Vinh Long is famous for. The pottery village along Co Chien river is known as the kingdom of red ceramics with more than 1,000 mushroom-shaped pottery kilns, some of them are up to 12 metres high. At first glance, the village looks like an ancient city with red castles under the sun. The village has become a popular destination for tourists. Red clay is only found in Vinh Long, mostly in its two districts of Long Ho and Mang Thit. More than a century ago, Vinh Long people began to exploit clay mines on the banks of the Co Chien River to make brick, and from then the largest brick and … [Read more...] about Vinh Long’s pottery village – kingdom of red ceramics
At the meeting. — Photo courtesy of Petrovietnam Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (Petrovietnam) is actively pursuing strategies to ensure the continuity of oil and gas production in 2023 in the face of various challenges in its production and business operations. This becomes especially crucial as many of Việt Nam's key oil fields are experiencing natural declines, and several member units lack the capacity for substantial investments in new mining ventures. According to Petrovietnam, the current market supply and demand conditions have exhibited several shortcomings since the beginning of the year. These include a low capacity to mobilise electricity, resulting in significantly lower gas production than planned and in comparison to previous periods. Consequently, there is an excess of gas production, which has repercussions on the targets for crude oil production. Additionally, it hampers the achievement of long-term reserve increases and planned production expansions for … [Read more...] about Petrovietnam pushes initiatives to sustain oil and gas production
It was part of activities marking the 50th anniversary of the countries’ diplomatic ties and the 10th anniversary of their strategic partnership. Nguyen Thai Dung, Vice Chairman of the friendship association, said Vietnam’s tourism sector has actively participated in many international cooperation activities, including in tourism, with France and obtained encouraging results. The seminar was an occasion for travel companies to review tourism cooperation results, explore the countries’ tourism potential, examine obstacles to tourism development, and propose policies for fostering tourism links, thereby helping make breakthroughs in economic partnerships and popularize images of the two countries and their capital cities among businesses in the sector, he noted. Vice Chairman of the Hanoi Tourism Association Le Ba Dung said the number of visitors from France, an important market of Vietnam’s tourism, to the Southeast Asian country as well as Hanoi has been increasing. However, the … [Read more...] about Hanoi seminar looks to reinforce tourism links with France
Keijo Norvanto, Ambassador of Finland to Vietnam On behalf of the Embassy of Finland to Vietnam and the Finnish business communities in Vietnam, I would like to congratulate Vietnam Investment Review on its 32 nd anniversary. I would like to express our appreciation to the VIR editors and its dedicated and talented reporters for their continuous work, introducing the Vietnam business environment and opportunities to Finnish businesses. Moreover, VIR ’s continuous cooperation with us provides the audience with Finnish experiences and know-how in education, circular economy, and other advanced technologies. The Vietnamese government committed to net-zero by 2050 and recently joined the Just Energy Transition Partnership declaration that aims to contribute to Vietnam’s sustainable development. In that, Finland possesses globally competitive technology and expertise in many areas, which will help Vietnam achieve the country-set targets. Additionally, our proven … [Read more...] about Defining the role of the press in business