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HCM City to be first city in VN to be fully covered by IoT network – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A 5G base station of Viettel in HCM City. The city is the first place having IoT network fully covers. — Photo Courtesy of Viettel   HCM CITY – All of HCM City’s 24 districts will have Internet of Things (IoT) broadcasting stations installed this month, making the city the first place in Việt Nam to be fully covered with an IoT network. IoT is a system of interrelated computing devices and machines with the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. Connected…

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HCM City seeks to become logistics hub – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  HCM City is developing a strategy to become a logistics hub, focusing on connections to other provinces in southern Việt Nam. – VNA Photo Thế Anh HCM CITY — HCM City is working on a logistics development strategy that would make the city a major logistics hub and reduce logistic costs to 16 per cent of Việt Nam’s GDP in 2025. During a conference held early this week in HCM City, Nguyễn Ngọc Hòa, deputy director of the city’s Department of Industry and Trade, said the city had told the department and Việt Nam Logistics Research and Development…

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Three exhibitions begin in HCM City – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A booth at VietnamWood 2019 being held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in HCM City’s District 7. — VNS Photo Xuân Hương HCM CITY — The 13th Việt Nam International Woodworking Industry Fair opened in HCM City on Wednesday with over 490 firms from 32 countries and regions taking part. VietnamWood 2019, 40 per cent larger than last year in terms of display area, is showcasing more than 1,000 woodworking machines and equipment from renowned names in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Germany, Austria,…

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Conference discusses growing opportunities for HCM City industries – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  More and more opportunities are opening up for the industrial sector in HCM City. — VNA Photo HCM CITY — A conference was held in HCM City on Thursday to discuss the growing opportunities for the city’s industrial sector, especially supporting industries. Phạm Liên Anh of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) said the IFC has been sponsoring a Việt Nam Supplier Development Programme, which is helping businesses improve their capability, move up the value chain and work with more foreign and multinational companies. The programme was launched to keep existing FDI and…

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HCM City fair brings together supporting industries, manufacturers – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A booth displaying components at the Sourcing Fair for Supporting Industry with Buyers that opened in HCM City Wednesday. — VNS Photo Xuân Hương HCM CITY — The Sourcing Fair for Supporting Industry with Buyers that opened in HCM City on Wednesday seeks to enhance supply chain linkages in supporting industries, enhance direct connections between foreign and other manufacturing firms and Vietnamese parts suppliers. Nguyễn Phương Đông, deputy director of the city Department of Industry and Trade, said the fair has attracted 26 foreign manufacturing companies such as Samsung,…

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EducationUSA Graduate Fair 2019 to be held in HCM City – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  An EducationUSA Graduate Fair will be held on September 14 at the Reverie Saigon Hotel in District 1. — Photo courtesy of the US Consulate General in HCM City HCM CITY — The US Consulate General in HCM City will hold its first-ever EducationUSA Graduate Fair on Saturday at the Reverie Saigon Hotel in District 1. This is part of a multi-country fair series, with two stops in Hà Nội and HCM City on Thursday and Saturday, respectively. The EducationUSA Graduate Fair gives students the opportunity to interact one-on-one with representatives from 18 accredited US universities…

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HCM City, Mekong Delta promote tourism cooperation – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam at the opening ceremony of the International Travel Expo HCM City (ITE HCMC). — VNS Photo Thu Hằng HCM CITY — Sustainable tourism linkages between HCM City and the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta are needed to tap the huge tourism potential of the two areas, top leaders have said. Speaking at the first HCM City and Mekong Delta Tourism Connection Forum held on September 5 in HCM City, Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam said the Mekong Delta should focus on building a sustainable tourism brand for the entire region. “The development of the…

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Vietjet opens a new ticket office in HCM City – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Vietjet‘s representatives at the new ticket office’s ribbon cutting ceremony. — VNS Photo HCM CITY  — Budget carrier Viejet has opened a new ticket office in HCM City’s Tân Bình District, enabling customers to check-in and use other services downtown.  Passengers can buy add-ons and get their boarding passes after completing the check-in procedure as well as checking in their bags. This means when they arrive at the airport, passengers can skip checking in and head straight to the security gate. The new modern ticket office and Vietjet Plaza service…

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HCM City seeks public-private partnership in infrastructure development – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A JICA representative speaks at a seminar on public-private investment in infrastructure and public services held in HCM City yesterday. VNS Photo Bồ Xuân Hiệp HCM CITY — HCM City authorities are seeking more public-private partnerships (PPP) to ensure socio-economic development for which they otherwise lack funds. The city needs VNĐ326 trillion (US$14 billion) for 2016-20, but can only raise 52 per cent of the amount, meaning authorities need to seek non-public sources, according to its Department of Planning and Investment. However, despite their great efforts to attract PPP…

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HCM City to combat laundering in real estate – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  According to a report by the HCM City People’s Committee, in August alone, the city has 28,465 newly licensed businesses with a total registered capital of VNĐ456 trillion, of which the number of real estate businesses accounts for 7.3 per cent. — VNA/VNS Photo Danh Lam   HÀ NỘI —  The HCM City Department of Construction (DoC) has asked real estate companies, brokers and trading floors in the city to strengthen preventive measures against money laundering and terrorist financing. The department asked the bodies to strictly follow regulations on…

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