Hai Phong Party Organisation holds 15th Congress

The 15th Congress of the Party Organisation of the northern port city of Hai Phong opened on October 22nd with the participation of 350 delegates representing more than 110,000 Party members. Addressing the congress, Politburo member and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung acknowledged the important contributions that the local Party, government, and people have made to the country’s socio-economic development. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung speaks at the event (Photo: VNA) He noted that Hai Phong has established its role as an important transport hub, the main gateway to the sea of the northern region and a development centre in the northern key economic region. He told the city to push ahead with the implementation of breakthrough strategies, economic restructuring and growth model shift. In particular, the city needs to make full use of its advantage in location to develop seaport, navigation, and logistics services, alongside with turning tourism into an economic … [Read more...]

Hai Phong to rise as green and modern port city

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung addressing the congress (Photo: VGP) NDO - Hai Phong city has been asked to be the vanguard among cities and provinces nationwide in international integration and in attracting resources to rise as a service and industrial hub, as well as a green and modern port city. The request was made by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung while addressing the Hai Phong city’s 15th Party Congress for the 2015-2020 tenure on October 22. The congress also saw the participation of former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu; former Politburo member and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Van An; Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee (PCC) and Head of the PCC Commission for Organisation To Huy Rua; PCC member and Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh, and 350 local Party members. The Prime Minister highly appreciated positive contributions made by Hai Phong’s Party committee, government, people and army to the county’s socio-economic … [Read more...]

Korean electronics firm to construct spare-parts plant

Hai Phong leaders and representatives of the Haengsung Electronics Vietnam Co posed for photo after the licensing ceremony. — Photo: Thanh Tan HAI PHONG (Biz Hub) — The Haengsung Electronics Vietnam Co. will construct a US$100-million plant to manufacture electronic spare parts in the northern city of Hai Phong. The company received an investment licence from the municipal People's Committee on Wednesday. Covering 10ha in the Trang Due Industrial Zone, the plant is expected to begin operations in January 2017, providing 500 jobs to the local people. It will manufacture 4.77 million printed circuit boards (PCBs), 6.86 million PCBs for mobile phones and more than two million PCBs for home appliances. Speaking at the licensing ceremony, Secretary of Hai Phong Party Committee Duong Anh Dien vowed that local authorities will create the most favourable conditions for the investor to implement the project as scheduled. Haengsung Electronics Vietnam, a wholly-Korean owned … [Read more...]

VietJet launches new flight routes from Hai Phong

VGP - VietJet, the nation's fastest growing carrier will open a series of new flights departing from Cat Bi International Airport in northern Hai Phong city. VietJet Chairwoman Nguyen Thanh Ha revealed the plan during a meeting with the municipal People's Committee. Accordingly, flights from Hai Phong to Da Nang, NhaTrang and Da Lat will be launched alongside four others to China. Speaking at the meeting, Chairman of the Hai Phong People’s Committee Duong Anh Dien highlighted the progress of the Cat Bi International Airport expansion project, saying that the airport will have a completely new look once it is inaugurated by the end of this year. The expansion will increase the airport capacity to 4 million passengers per year and 1,000 passengers at peak hours, he added. Mr. Dien also suggested that VietJet should consider starting new flights from Hai Phong to the Republic of Korea, Japan, Thailand and Hong Kong (China). Cat Bi International Airport plays an important … [Read more...]

Jetstar to launch HCMC-Chu Lai service next month

Le Anh The low-cost carrier will operate HCMC-Chu Lai flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays using Airbus A320 aircraft. Its flights will depart from Tan Son Nhat airport at 11:20 a.m. and from Chu Lai airport at 1:10 p.m. with the flying time of one hour and 15 minutes. Le Hong Ha, chief executive officer of Jetstar Pacific, said the HCMC-Chu Lai service will meet the increasing air travel demand of people living in the central province and neighboring areas, and help develop tourism in the central region. Jetstar Pacific yesterday began selling tickets for HCMC-Chu Lai services at different price levels. This is the eighth route launched by the carrier this year. The airline is also selling tickets for its new Hanoi-Dalat and Hanoi-Phu Quoc services. VietJetAir mulls more flights to Haiphong VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Co. (VietJetAir) is planning to launch more domestic and international flights to and from Cat Bi International Airport in Haiphong City. Nguyen … [Read more...]

VietJet launches new flights from Hai Phong

An airplane of VietJet Air (Photo: VNA) The VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company (VietJet Air) will open a series of new flights departing from Cat Bi International Airport in northern Hai Phong city, VietJet Chairwoman Nguyen Thanh Ha revealed in a meeting with city leaders on April 21. Accordingly, flights from Hai Phong to Da Nang, Nha Trang and Da Lat will be launched alongside four others to China. Ha said the low-cost airline currently has a fleet of 22 aircraft which will be expanded to 30 by the end of 2015. The firm has gained a local market share of 38 percent and its number of passengers rose by 15-20 percent annually. Speaking at the meeting, Chairman of the Hai Phong People’s Committee Duong Anh Dien highlighted the progress of the Cat Bi International Airport expansion project, saying that the airport will have a completely new look once it is inaugurated by the end of this year. The expansion will increase the airport capacity to 4 million passengers per … [Read more...]

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Military officer meets with Lockheed Martin executive Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lt. Gen. Truong Quang Khanh had a meeting with Executive Vice President of the US-based security and aerospace corporation Lockheed Martin Patrick M. Dewar in Hanoi on January 20. The Deputy Minister welcomed Patrick M. Dewar and spoke highly of Lockheed Martin’s cooperation with Vietnamese companies, particularly in information technology. Dewar thanked the officer, saying his corporation looks forward to further opportunities to collaborate with the Vietnamese Defence Ministry. Vietnam prioritises all-round cooperation with Japan Vietnam hopes to further deepen the friendship and multi-dimensional cooperation with Japan, considering this one of the top priorities of the country’s foreign affairs policy. Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai made the statement while receiving Chairwoman of the Japanese Committee for Foreign Affairs and Defence Katayama Satsuki in Hanoi on January … [Read more...]

Hai Phong to embrace trade links with Uruguay

The northern port city of Hai Phong, a major sea gateway and transport link for Vietnam, wants to increase its trade and investment cooperation with Uruguay, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Duong Anh Dien told Speaker of the Chamber of Representatives of Uruguay Anibal Pereyra. Hai Phong has long been considered the biggest northern seaport in Vietnam and is focusing on socio-economic development and trade cooperation expansion with foreign countries including Uruguay, Dien said at a reception in the city on January 20. Besides advantages in marine transport, the city has well-developed road, railway and aviation transport, noted Dien. The Uruguayan Speaker said his visit, spanning from January 18-22, is intended to strengthen the bilateral friendship and cooperation. He noted that the establishment of the Uruguayan Embassy in Hanoi in 2011 is a vivid demonstration of the long-term cooperation between the two countries and confirms the important role and position of … [Read more...]

Japanese Embassy will continue supporting Haiphong’s ODA projects

On the afternoon of 11 November, Mr. Duong Anh Dien, Chairman of Haiphong People’s Committee received and worked with Mr. Nagai Katsuro - Envoy, Head of the Economic Board of the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam on ODA projects and Haiphong International Gateway Port. Mr Nagai Katsuro expressed his honor to the reception of Haiphong People’s Committee Chairman. He stated that he has taken over the mission at the Embassy for 2 months and this is his first visit in Haiphong. He was so glad to know that Haiphong has attracted many Japanese investment projects, including leading corporations. He believed that more and more Japanese companies will make investment in Haiphong in the future. The increasing inflow of Japanese investment in Haiphong is resulted from the determination of Japanese businesses and the great support of the city government, especially in infrastructure, the improvement of investment climate and services. Mr Katsuro Nagai asserted that Japan will continue … [Read more...]

Cat Ba Island to become world-class tourist destination

On the morning of 30 October, Chairman of the city People’s Comittee Duong Anh Dien chaired a meeting on the end-of-term report on the overall planning for sustainable tourism development in Cat Ba Island up to 2025 with a vision to 2050. Standing Vice Chairman of the city People's Committee Dan Duc Hiep, Deputy Chairman Le Khac Nam and representatives of relevant departments, agencies and localities also attended the meeting. According to the report of the consulting units, the planning is aimed at an overall objective of devising orientations to develop Cat Ba Island to become a world-class "green" tourist destination, matching its position and potentials, making active contributions to the socio-economic development of the city, Cat Hai district and the development of Vietnam's tourism until 2025 and vision toward 2050. The project assesses resources and current status of Cat Ba’s tourism development and territory, at the same time figures out potentials, advantages, … [Read more...]

Chairman of the city People’s Committee received and worked with the business delegation from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry

On the morning of 29 October, at Haiphong City Convention Centre, Chairman of the city People’s Committee Duong Anh Dien received and worked with the business delegation of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) on their working visit to Haiphong to study about the city’s investment environment. Mr. Le Thanh Son, Vice Chairman and leaders of relevant departments and agencies also attended the reception. At the reception, representative of the delegation said JCCI has a large member network of 514 Chambers of Commerce with more than 1 million enterprises, more than 1 thousand of which have made investment in Vietnam. Attending the foreign delegation were Japanese enterprises operating in all-sided fields, some have already invested in Vietnam while others are studying the local investment opportunities. Earlier, in Hanoi, the delegation had a talk with the Ministry of Planning and Investment and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry on matters relating to … [Read more...]

City’s socio-economy in 2014 eyes evident changes, gains fairly comprehensive development and hits breakthroughs

On the morning of 29 October, Chairman of Haiphong People’s Committee Duong Anh Dien chaired a regular online year-end meeting toreview the performance of socio-economic targets in Octoberand results of the whole year 2014, discuss solutions for the remaining months of the year and main tasks for 2015. Vice chairmen of the municipal people’s committees, leaders of departments, sectors, branches and districts also attended this conference. On behalf of the city People's Committee, Director of the Department of Planning and Investment Duong Ngoc Tuan reported: In 2014, the city’s socio-economy has witnessed evident changes, obtained fairly comprehensive development and hit breakthroughs. 15 out of 16 main economic indicators approved by the city are estimated to fulfill and over-fulfill the set plans. The economic situation has been sustained and gained recovery, in which GDP in 2014 ranked the highest in the last 3 years and increased 1.45 times higher than the … [Read more...]

Favored conditions to attract investment from South Korea

On theafternoon of 8th October, Haiphong People's Committee received Incheon Vision Business Association led by Mr. Ahn Jae Hwa - President of the Association on their visit to Haiphong to explore investment opportunities. Mr. Duong Anh Dien - Chairman of the Municipal People's Committee presided over the meeting. Attending this event were leaders of relevant departments and agencies. During the reception, Chairman Duong Anh Dien thanked the delegation for visiting, examining and studying about Haiphong to make investment decisions. City chairman expressed the deep impression of Haiphong delegation at the development of the Korea. Mr. Dien affirmed that the city is really in need of domestic and foreign investment capital flows including Korea. So far, a large number of Korean investors have started business in Haiphong and gained great success as LG and Doosan, etc. City chairman said that Haiphong has the idea of ​​building an industrial park for South Korean investors, which is … [Read more...]

Northern Vietnam braces for coming typhoon Rammasun

Powerful tropical storm Rammasun will enter the Gulf of Tonkin and head for Vietnam's northern coastal Quang Ninh-Thai Binh area Friday evening after sweeping through China's Hainan Island, the Vietnam National Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Center said. >> Typhoon Rammasun gains strength, approaches Vietnam's Paracels >> Vietnam orders evacuation along northern coastlines ahead of typhoon Rammasun >> Super typhoon Rammasun likely to batter Vietnam's Quang Ninh-Hai Phong area At 4:00 am this morning (Vietnam time), the storm was centered about 250 km north of Vietnam's Hoang Sa (Paracel Islands) archipelago in the East Vietnam Sea, packing sustained winds of 150-166 kph and gusts of up to 220 kph. The storm is moving west-northwest and northwest at a speed of 20 kph and is forecast to be seen 150 km east of the coastal region between Quang Ninh and Thai Binh Provinces at 4:00 am on Saturday, with maximum winds of 149 kph and squalls of 167-201 kph. The typhoon will then … [Read more...]

Vietnam orders evacuation along northern coastlines ahead of typhoon Rammasun

Authorities in Vietnam on Thursday ordered the evacuation of people from parts of its northern coastlines in preparation for the powerful typhoon Rammasun which is predicted to hit some northern provinces on July 19. >> Super typhoon Rammasun likely to batter Vietnam's Quang Ninh-Hai Phong area At a teleconference today, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai directed the leaders of provinces from Quang Ninh to Thanh Hoa to implement all necessary measures to prepare for the upcoming storm. The deputy premier also asked competent authorities to evacuate people living in risky areas along the shoreline before 4:00 pm on July 18 in view of the advancement of the storm. Foreign visitors in these areas should be informed of the upcoming typhoon, Hai ordered, adding that the tropical storm is very strong and dangerous. The authorities concerned are also required to call on 17 fishing boats operating in waters off Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago to go ashore and 18 other boats … [Read more...]

LGE project in Haiphong: Cooperation for success and efficiency

Chairman of Haiphong People's Committee Duong Anh Dien has recently received and worked with Mr Kim Jong Shik - Director General of LGE Group (Korea). Director General Kim Jong Shik expressed his pleasure to be back in Haiphong and thanked for warm welcome of the city, which left a good impression on him. He thanked the Party, the government and people of Haiphong city for its support to implement the LGE's project in Haiphong and put the construction into operation as planned. He believed, with the start of LGE project in Trang Due Industrial Park, LGE Group will continue to make further investment, making practical contributions to the development of Haiphong. Chairman Duong Anh Dien asserted, LGE project in Haiphong is one of the projects to be deployed in the soonest time after receiving investment certificate. This results from the mutual efforts on the basis of mutual trust, which ushers into numerous prospects for cooperation between Haiphong and LGE Group. City Chairman … [Read more...]

Promoting the Teaching of Japanese Language

Japan is emerging as a leading strategic partner of Vietnam in general and Hai Phong in particular. Hai Phong has the advantage of cheap labour, but this force does not have the ability to receive technology and management skills of Japanese enterprises to invest in Hai Phong. To increase the quality of skilled labour, Hai Phong City has implemented Japanese training plan in high schools, vocational schools, colleges and universities all over the city. As reported by the Department of Education and Training of Hai Phong, in school year 2012 - 2013, the sector piloted teaching Japanese at To Hieu Secondary School at 4 classes of Grade 6 with the total number of 130 students. In school year 2013-2014, 4 classes of Grade 7 with 130 students and 7 teachers are qualified to join Japanese teaching model in the city. In school year 2014-2015, there will be 4 classes of Grade 8 with 130 students; 2 newly recruited classes of Grade 6 with 70 students. The sector will also open 1 class of Grade … [Read more...]

Hai Phong’s Economic Restructuring through FDI

In 2013, Hai Phong attracted more than US$2.6 billion of foreign direct investment (FDI), which is seen as a positive move for economic restructuring. Now, the service sector becomes new driving force for the development of the city. Focus on attracting FDI According to the Foreign Investment Agency of the Ministry of Planning and Investment, in 2013, Hai Phong is ranked 3rd in the country in attracting FDI, with a total of the newly registered capital of US$2,612 million, only after Thai Nguyen with a total of newly registered capital of US$3.4 billion and Thanh Hoa with US$2,921 million. Generally speaking, the most important FDI project in Hai Phong in 2013 is known as the project of LG Group (Korea). On September 10, 2013, the People's Committee of Hai Phong held a ceremony granting the investment certificates to the LG Electronics Inc. (LGE) in Trang Due Industrial Zone under the Dinh Vu Economical Zone in Cat Hai, Hai Phong for their investment in building the manufacturing … [Read more...]

Hai Phong (Vietnam) and Kitakyushu (Japan): Twinning Agreement Strengthens Cooperation

In April 2014, a delegation of Hai Phong People's Committee led by Chairman Duong Anh Dien paid a working visit to Fukuoka, Japan. During this visit, Hai Phong City and Kitakyushu City signed a twinning agreement. Vietnam - Japan Strategic Partnership has been developing more comprehensively and substantively, especially intensive and extensive local cooperation. In the Kyushu region, prefectural governments are very interested in cooperating with Vietnam by expanding exchanges and cooperation with Vietnamese localities. Typically, Fukuoka, the capital of Kyushu, signed a five-year friendship cooperation agreement with Hanoi in 2008 and the two localities renewed the next five years in August 2013. Through the support of the Vietnam Consulate in Fukuoka and studies on cooperation potentialities and advantages of each side, Hai Phong and Kitakyushu, a city of Fukuoka, signed a five-year friendship cooperation agreement in 2009. On that basis, the two cities built their five-year … [Read more...]

Northern port city backs businesses

Hai Phong, June 13 (VNA) - Authorities from the northern port city of Hai Phong on June 12 met with hundreds of businesses operating there to help them overcome difficulties and improve the investment climate. Representatives from the 350 firms petitioned for an array of issues relating to credit interest rate, administrative formalities and taxation policy, while sharing experience in various fields, such as tyre manufacturing and ship building. Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Duong Anh Dien said specific measures to iron out difficulties for businesses must be taken. The city will also take into consideration the opening of direct flights from Cat Bi international airport to Japan to make it easier for foreign investors' business, Dien said. Hai Phong, the third largest city in Vietnam, plays an important role in the country's sea transport network. It is striving to become a green port city by 2020. So far this year, the city's gross domestic product (GDP) … [Read more...]