Vietnam Investment Review - VIR

Corporate

Vietnam selects UK design contractor for Dung Quat Refinery’s $1.8bn expansion plan
11:36 31/08/2015 Vietnam selects UK design contractor for Dung Quat Refinery’s $1.8bn expansion plan

The operator of Vietnam’s sole refinery Dung Quat has selected a UK firm to be the front-end engineering design (FEED) contractor for a nearly US$2 billion plan to expand the facility.

Tech

City uses more IT in public services
10:26 31/08/2015 City uses more IT in public services

HCM City has increased the use of information technology in public administration, helping usher in e-governance, according to a Government report.

Property

Novaland to showcase its projects at HCM City, Ha Noi exhibitions
09:47 29/08/2015 Novaland to showcase its projects at HCM City, Ha Noi exhibitions

Housing developer Novaland Group on August 28 announced plans to hold exhibitions in Ha Noi and HCM City in September to introduce its projects.

Money

Market stabilises but fears remain
07:49 31/08/2015 Market stabilises but fears remain

Despite the domestic stock market getting back on track after a drastic plunge last week, a long-term rally remains uncertain.

Province

Da Nang looks for more Japanese investment
10:16 31/08/2015 Da Nang looks for more Japanese investment

Viet Nam has become the second biggest destination for Japanese investors in ASEAN – after Thailand – with 1,463 members in the Federation of Japanese Chambers of Commerce and Industry in ASEAN (FJCCIA).

Travel

A specialty of Cham people
10:47 31/08/2015 A specialty of Cham people

Tung lamaow is a famous traditional dish of Cham people in the border town of Chau Doc in An Giang Province. To eat it, people in HCMC previously had to travel to An Giang but today they do not have to do that as in the heart of HCMC there is a restaurant called Hem serving this dish.

Leisure

How to elevate Vietnamese cuisine
10:40 31/08/2015 How to elevate Vietnamese cuisine

Vietnam has a varied and delicious cuisine that has been recognised on many world rankings, and in culinary and tourism magazines around the world. However, it is important to continuing promoting Vietnamese cuisine.

Society

New bridge opens to traffic in southern Vietnam, reshapes regional transport route
11:35 31/08/2015 New bridge opens to traffic in southern Vietnam, reshapes regional transport route

The Ministry of Transport on Saturday opened the My Loi Bridge in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang in an effort to reshape the transport route in the southern region and cut the time to travel from the province’s Go Cong Town to neighboring Long An Province and Ho Chi Minh City – and vice versa.

Sports

Swansea end Manchester Utd's unbeaten start
10:50 31/08/2015 Swansea end Manchester Utd's unbeaten start

Second-half goals from Andre Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis earned Swansea City a stirring 2-1 victory over Manchester United on Sunday as Garry Monk's side went fourth in the Premier League.

World News

11 dead, 219 injured in fire at Saudi oil giant housing complex
10:50 31/08/2015 11 dead, 219 injured in fire at Saudi oil giant housing complex

At least 11 people were killed and 219 injured when a fire broke out at a residential complex housing employees of oil giant Saudi Aramco on Sunday (Aug 30).

Your Consultant

New criteria for SOE classification needed to speed up equitisation
09:54 29/08/2015 New criteria for SOE classification needed to speed up equitisation

It is necessary to tweak the criteria for classification of State-owned enterprises (SOEs) to speed up their equitisation and improve their efficiency, a workshop in Ha Noi on August 28 heard.