VNA Vice Director General Le Quoc Minh speaks at the meeting (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The 44th Executive Board Meeting of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA), hosted by the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) in Hanoi from April 18-20, has highlighted the important role played by professional journalism in the context of the emergence of social media and challenges posed by it. With the theme “For a professional and innovative journalism”, the event has focused discussion on how to effectively deal with fake news and how to regain public trust with this context in mind. Due to the fast development of social media, the role of journalists is changing. They are no longer the sole source of breaking news and their responsibility has extended to the verification of information being shared amongst the public. They are depended on to validate and analyse information, as well as help the public find what they need to know. According to VNA … [Read more...] about OANA 44: How to deal with fake news in modern journalism?
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Although Vietnam and Australia are FTA partners and enjoy advantages of slashed tariffs, Vietnam’s export growth to the Oceanian nation remains limited. Despite having huge market potential, Vietnamese businesses have yet to make significant inroads into the Australian market. The Australian market is widely considered more demanding than that of the United States and the EU due to strict non-tariff barriers and high standards with regards to purchasing goods. Although the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) opened up a wealth of opportunities for Vietnamese goods, services, investment, and labour, the nation’s export turnover to Australia has yet to increase with only US$4.5 million in 2018 in comparison to 2008’s figure of US$4.591 million. Missed opportunities At a recent conference themed “Australia’s market potential from the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) … [Read more...] about Businesses must raise their game to make inroads into Australian market
07:53 | 13/04/2019 VGP – Public awareness, tourism infrastructure and long-term development strategy are the keys to make Viet Nam an attractive destination for foreign tourists, according to PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc. PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the national tourism human resources forum in Ho Chi Minh City on April 12, 2019. Photo: VGP The Government chief made the above statement on April 12 while addressing the national tourism human resources forum in Ho Chi Minh City. Tourism is considered as one of Viet Nam’s spearhead economic sectors and is expected to contribute at least 10% of the country’s GDP. To make tourism a “spearhead” sector, Phuc said training and career development policies and incentives will be decisive for luring talent and skilled workforce. With 100 million Vietnamese people at home and abroad, Vietnam’s workforce does not lack in terms of quantity and quality, PM Phuc said. According to him, the World … [Read more...] about Three breakthroughs to make VN attractive tourism destination
Commitments The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) are two among those 13 FTAs. These high-standard new-generation FTAs have new, non-traditional contents compared with previous FTAs. Commitments in these two FTAs are expected to have positive impacts on Vietnam's administrative, legal and institutional reforms, requiring Vietnamese state management authorities to amend relevant regulations and simplify administrative procedures pertaining to the granting of investment and business licenses, as well as customs formalities and import, export procedures. Participation in these FTAs will help Vietnam enhance national competitiveness, as well as the competitiveness of the economy, businesses and products, accelerating the process of building a market economy in Vietnam. The two FTAs will contribute to forming production chains with tight linkages and assisting each other for mutual benefits, thus … [Read more...] about How to make the most of new-generation FTAs
The story of Wipro Unza having been voted one of the Best Companies To Work For In Asia 2018 is a great example of building an open, friendly, professional and effective work environment. Last year, Wipro Unza was awarded Best Places To Work For In Vietnam 2017. At the award ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on September 14, Pham Hai Van, CEO of Wipro Unza Vietnam said " This is the result of the engagement and dedication of all of the employees in sticking together to create a working environment as a second home. At the same time, the award also demonstrates our focus on human resources as the company's most valuable asset, which is critical to the sustainable development of our company. We have proven that together we are able to achieve whatever we want. Every day, we are constantly seeking and creating new opportunities through diverse talents in knowledge, skills and thinking. We give our employees challenging jobs to boost their limits and improve their capabilities. … [Read more...] about Wipro Unza CEO reveals how to make employees love the company as their home