Industry policy and administration

Da Nang targets 12 percent rise in industrial production value

The central city of Da Nang has set targets of raising its industrial production value by 11-12 percent and the city’s industrial production index by 10.8 percent in 2016. The city’s total retail sales and services are also projected to increase by 16-17 percent, and export ...

Vietnam seeks new investors for empty industrial park

The Vietnam government has decided to transfer a major industrial park in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang to the local authority after its manager, PetroVietnam’s construction subsidiary PVC, failed to attract investors.    After acquiring Soai Rap Industrial Park, Tien Giang will find investors to fill ...

Red tape holds back Saigon canal boat tour: report

The operator of the only canal tour in Ho Chi Minh City has said that it is still building toilets and other tourist facilities and, in the meantime, cannot receive more than a hundred visitors a day.   Phan Xuan Anh, chairman of tour operator Saigon Boat, ...

Vietnam lists 17 sectors open for foreign investment

The Vietnamese government has published a list of 17 business sectors that are open to foreign investors, with some conditions, in a bid to improve the investment environment following this year’s record inflow of foreign capital.   Until now, Vietnam – often criticized for a lack of ...

Vietnam health inspectors to check Pepsi, Coca-Cola products

The Ministry of Health has announced its plan to send inspectors to four of the biggest beverage companies in Vietnam, including Pepsi and Coca-Cola, for a thorough check of their products.  Keep reading ...

Lao ministry takes aim at underhand tour operators

Laos’ Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism’s Tourism Management Department is working with local authorities and other sectors towards more efficient management of tour operators. The move comes after the Lao Association of Travel Agents asked the department to step in and address the problem of tour ...

Vietnam on track to replace China as new manufacturing hub: experts

With increasing foreign direct investment (FDI) flows into its manufacturing sector, Vietnam stands a great chance of leaping ahead and replace China as the new production center, experts have said.    They were speaking at a conference recently organized by the State Bank of Vietnam in collaboration ...

Hanoi to open industrial clusters in Phu Xuyen District

Phu Xuyen District, Hanoi, will open an industrial zone to attract industries and handicrafts.   The Hanoi People’s Committee has issued Decision No. 4989/QD-UBND to establish Phu Tuc Industrial Zone in Phu Xuyen District. The industrial complexes will attract industries and handicrafts suitable for industrial development planning and socio-economic ...

Japan charts road to industrialization for Mekong region

Japan and the five Southeast Asian countries bordering the Mekong River adopted a blueprint on 24 August to boost industrialization in the subregion. The blueprint, known as “The Mekong Industrial Development Vision,” got the thumbs-up during a meeting between Japan’s Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry Yoichi ...

Vietnam sets up steering committee for industrialisation strategy

The Prime Minister has decided to establish a Steering Committee for Vietnam’s industrialisation strategy as part of a cooperation agreement with Japan by 2020, with a vision to 2030.   The Steering Committee for the strategy will be led by Deputy PM Hoang Trung Hai while Minister ...

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