In the most recent Golden Dragon Awards and the Vietnamese Excellent Brand Awards 2019 McDonald’s Vietnam was honoured in the Sustainable Development Category for its future-proofing application of advanced technologies in operating restaurants and improving service quality. Nguyen Huy Thinh, general manager of McDonald’s Vietnam, at the ceremony McDonald’s was recognised amongst the sustainable development enterprises thanks to deploying the Experience of the Future (EOTF) model in operating its restaurant system and renovating service systems. The company is considered a pioneer in the food and beverage sector for applying advanced technology to improve service quality. The evolving digital economy and advanced utilities have significantly changed consumers’ habits and purchase behaviour. This is reflected in ways people are making orders and pay as well as the new way that enterprises take care of their customers. Enterprises will be left behind … [Read more...] about McDonald’s Vietnam recognised notable sustainable development company
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Ho Chi Minh City has found a place on UK travel website Culture Trip’s short wish list for travelers planning their next trip in 2019. City the only Southeast Asian representative in 12 destinations for cultural discovery listed by UK travel website Culture Trip. The list is based on an analysis of cities that have seen the highest growth in millennial interest on the Culture Trip site and app and a survey of 300 of the company’s local creators, who are based around the globe. Ranked fourth, Ho Chi Minh City is described as an affordable destination with a buzzing cultural scene to match, making it perfect for cash-strapped millennial travelers. “A booming economy has brought a roaring energy to the city, palpable as soon as you leave the airport, and that energy increases as soon as you try ‘ca phe da’ (iced Vietnamese coffee), a jolt of caffeine and sugar like no other,” the site wrote. It also recommended travelers meander around the … [Read more...] about HCMC among world’s top cultural destinations for 2019
A co-working space in Ha Noi. The proliferation of co-working space in the country has been viewed as helpful to the fast-growing start-up scene. — VNS Photo Bao Hoa Banking on solid economic growth, a young population and strong internet coverage, Viet Nam has been making efforts to become a start-up nation. The country has set its sights on having one million active businesses by 2020, and at the core of this community will be 5,000 innovative start-ups at the forefront of technology, ushering the country’s labour-intensive growth into the new age of digitisation and out of the middle-income trap. The Government started getting serious about the issue in 2016 – marking the year as the national start-up year and putting in place the Prime Minister’s ‘National Programme for Supporting an Innovative Startup Ecosystem through 2025’, or Project 844. According to FPT Insight, a start-up ecosystem involves several stakeholders, including the Government, … [Read more...] about VN’s start-ups have ambitious plans, but is red tape holding back development?
VINASA announced the list of outstanding enterprises in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. — VNS Photo Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Most of the top tech firms in the country performed well last year, hitting revenue figures of VNĐ374.4 trillion (US$16.7 billion) while employing around 93,000 people. The Việt Nam Software and IT Services Association (VINASA) revealed the ranking in Hà Nội on Monday. This year, aside from the selection of 50 leading IT companies, the organising board also picked up 10 outstanding enterprises in digital transformation, Internet of Things and new technology trends in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. VINASA said the IT businesses have strong growth and affects the trend in the market and IT sector in Việt Nam. The programme, the fifth of its kind, picked prestigious IT firms in Việt Nam to introduce, promote, and connect with potential partners at home and abroad. In the past the … [Read more...] about Top IT firms posted US$16.7 billion revenue in 2017
Five years ago, tour guide Wayan Aksara noticed that more and more visitors he showed around the Indonesian island of Bali were complaining about garbage on its once-pristine beaches. Bali’s mounting rubbish problem was also becoming personal for Aksara, who lives near Saba beach - an undeveloped area close to the holiday resort of Sanur, which faces a constant battle with trash washed onto its shores from a nearby river. “Every time we drove around, our guests ... would comment about it not being clean and the large amount of plastic,” said Aksara. “They would say the trash is bad, that tourism here is not sustainable, and ask what we are doing about it.” Aksara joined - and is now chairman of - Trash Hero Indonesia, a community group with more than 20 chapters across Indonesia and about 12 on Bali. It uses social media to organise weekly garbage-collection events for volunteers. Aksara, a father-of-two, also gives talks at schools and community events on … [Read more...] about Trash heroes and scavenger apps battle Bali ‘garbage emergency’