Da Nang (VNA) – Businesses are the main force of the nation to help promote economic growth, social development, and employment, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung said while attending the Vietnam Business Forum 2019 in the central coastal city of Da Nang on October 5. The country now houses over 715,000 active businesses and more than 5 million business households. The number of entrepreneurs is estimated at 5-7 million. The business sector is making up over 60 percent of the national gross domestic product (GDP) and about 70 percent of the State budget revenue, and employing tens of millions of workers, the official said. Particularly, the private economic sector is playing a decisive role in the economy, making up 43.3 percent of the GDP since 2016. According to the Deputy PM, the Government will focus on building a 10-year development strategy for 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050, as well as national, regional and provincial planning schemes for 2030 with a vision … [Read more...] about Businesses have crucial role to play in socio-economic development
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Savills Vietnam has launched a new property management system to connect developers and residents. — Photo baoxaydung.com.vnViet Nam News HCM CITY — Property consultancy Savills Vietnam on Thursday launched the Savills Property Management System (SPMS), a new technology platform connecting property investors and managers to house buyers. Developed by experienced experts of Savills, SPMS is an official and direct communication channel between developers and residents. The new software is expected to set a new standard in property management and address the needs of residents, ensuring the smooth operation of buildings. At the launch event in HCM City, general director of Savills Vietnam Neil MacGregor said the SPMS will open a new door for technology application in the real estate sector and property management in particular. The mobile application offers immediate and personalised responses to requests and demands via an automated system. Providing a clear line of … [Read more...] about Savills Vietnam launches property management software
HCM City is seriously promoting the sorting of garbage at source and reducing the use of single-use plastic products. — VNS Photo Ngọc Diệp HCM CITY — Women play a particularly important role in sorting garbage at source and minimising the use of plastic bags and other single-use plastic products in households and communities, a top HCM City environment official has said. Nguyễn Thị Thanh Mỹ, deputy director of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment, said this at a seminar organised by the city Women's Union and her department on Wednesday (August 28) to discuss solutions for reducing plastic waste and efficiently sorting waste at source. Nearly half of all plastic waste is packaging, mainly plastic bags, straws and single-use bottles, she said. “The large amount of plastic waste has … [Read more...] about HCM City highlights women’s role in fight against plastic pollution
Phan Dang Nhat Minh, the winner of the 17th competition “Duong len dinh Olympia” (Road to Olympia) is the longest running game show on Vietnam National Television. This is a competition held annually for high school students and the award for the winners of the competition is the full scholarship for studying at university in Australia. “Road to Olympia’ has many other unofficial names – ‘Duong len dinh Australia’ (Road to Australia), or ‘Noi tuyen chon nhan tai cho Australia’ (Competition that selects talents for Australia). This is because most of the winners, the best students, now live and work and Australia. On an education forum, people wrote sarcastic remarks, saying that ‘Road to Olympia’ needs to be removed, because it provides Vietnamese talents to Australia, and causes a brain drain in Vietnam. The first champion of the Road to Olympia Tran Ngoc Minh, graduated from Swinburne University of … [Read more...] about Does Vietnam’s TV show “Road to Olympia” help provide talents for Australia?
Rice export volume up but value falls The ministry said the total rice export volume and value in the first nine months of this year reached 5.2 million tonnes and $2.24 billion, respectively. The figures represented a rise of 5.9 per cent in volume and a drop of 9.8 per cent in value compared to the same period in 2018. Of which, Viet Nam shipped abroad 586,000 tonnes of rice in September for $251 million. The Philippines was the top market for Vietnamese rice in the first eight months of this year, consuming 1.76 million tonnes worth $720 million, 2.9 times higher in volume and 2.6 times in value over the same period last year. Strong growth was also seen in other markets, including Australia (75 per cent), Ivory Coast (nearly 35 per cent) and Hong Kong (nearly 35 per cent). The average rice price in the first eight months fell 13.8 per cent year on year to $435 per tonne. White rice led the way in the period, accounting for 47 per cent of total revenue, followed by Jasmine rice … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS OCTOBER 14