(VEN) - As one of 50 enterprises receiving the Green Enterprise Award in 2012, Tan Thuan Corporation is gaining trust and credit of domestic and foreign investors. On the occasion of the International Environment Day, June 5th, Vietnam Economic News' Kieu Suong Spoke with President of Tan Thuan Corporation Y.T.Young about how the company protects the environment. For the awareness of enterprise's responsibility with the surrounding environment is aimed to avoid the impact of the environment in the year to come. Since its establishment in 1991, Tan Thuan Corporation has been paying much attention to having a fully work-out plan of infrastructure including trees, lawns and self-contained rubbish and waste water treatment systems that go through the whole Tan Thuan Export Processing Zone (EPZ). In the EPZ, there is a tree nursery area to meet the demands of planting tree in the entire EPZ and also there are workers who clean, take care and prune trees every day. In addition, the … [Read more...] about Tan Thuan Corporation growing green
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Paul Weinig has found all kinds of ways to breathe new life into Ho Chi Minh City's art scene since moving there in 2008 to head of the city's branch of the Goethe Institute. The German PhD said he wanted to turn Vietnam's southern hub into a haven for artists who are now struggling to flourish amid the city's busyness, in which it is tough to find the literal and figurative time and space to produce art. Weinig said that Berlin was the same way, years ago, before it became one of Europe's major art centers. "Welcome everyone to the third Cracking Bamboo," Weinig said in his not quite fluent Vietnamese at the city's Conservatory of Music at a percussion concert featuring artists from Europe and Asia. Ho Chi Minh City audiences have become accustomed to hearing Weinig's greetings, as he has presided over nearly all the Goethe Institute's events of the past four years, according to a February 22 report in Tuoi Tre. The city is a new land to him, he said, and it has been fascinating … [Read more...] about German man on mission to make Vietnam’s busiest city art hub
Call it rebalancing, or call it contrarian investing. Smart investors know they should trim back some winners and buy some losers now and again. Smart investors know they should sometimes sell winners and buy losers. … [Read more...] about Rebalance your portfolio
Your say (18-01-2008) Do street sellers get up your nose? Viet Nam News' readers share their view on a proposal to crack down on street vendors in the capital First of all, I think the rule would be very difficult to enforce and after a few months most of the street vendors would be back. Second, getting rid of the street vendors would destroy part of the street culture that makes Ha Noi and other Vietnamese cities interesting places to visit for foreigners. And of course, this is a rule that would affect the poorest people in Ha Noi and the surrounding areas. As with many rules that are introduced with the best of intentions, this decision could actually encourage poor street vendors to sell goods on the black market because they would be unable to make any money through legal means. … [Read more...] about Do street sellers get up your nose?
The Vietnamese film industry knows little about making money, Hollywood legendary film instructor Dov Siemens said frankly at an interview with Tuoi Tre following his arrival in Ho Chi Minh City last weekend. Widely known in Hollywood for his teaching techniques, Dov Siemens comes to Vietnam this time to instruct more than 100 Vietnamese filmmakers and students in a 3-day training course. Dubbed “Mr. Hollywood” by the American MovieMaker magazine for his popular short courses where he teaches film professionals across the US, Dov said he does not teach art because the work of producing and selling films is more important. To Dov, after all, film industry is a show business, not a show art, he spoke bluntly. Despite being a foreigner, Dov said he knows several talented Vietnamese overseas filmmakers such as French-Vietnamese Tran Anh Hung with his award-winning trio The Scent of Green Papaya, Cyclo, and The Vertical Ray of the Sun. More recent independent works … [Read more...] about VN moviemakers bad at making money: Mr. Hollywood