HCM CITY (VNS) — Besides business interests and politics, efforts to mitigate the consequences of the war on Viet Nam are also bringing the country closer to the US, an international event heard in HCM City yesterday. Speaking at the conference entitled "20 Years of US – Viet Nam Relations: Business & Education Opportunities in Light of TPP," Thao Griffiths of the Viet Nam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF) said it took 20 years (1975-1995) for the two countries to change from enemies to friends, and another 20 to heal wounds and build a foundation for a partnership. "With concerted efforts, individuals such as Bobby Muller of VVAF and Dr Charles Bailey of the Ford Foundation were able to work effectively with eminent people on the Vietnamese side such as Madame Ton Nu Thi Ninh, Ambassador Bui The Giang, Dr Le Ke Son. "Together they helped the governments of both the US and Viet Nam move closer. The war legacy issues such as Agent Orange, unexploded bombs were for … [Read more...] about Ways to boost US-VN ties discussed
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Talk Around Town (02-01-2005) Lasik eye surgery is a clear way to perfect vision by Mai Hien You're on the go. You don't have time to deal with glasses or care for contacts, but you need to be able to see, it's essential. Lasik Laser surgery can perfect your vision and liberate you from hassle. I came across this advertisement on the Internet a year ago and was attracted by this idea. I immediately contacted ophthalmologists and people who had undergone eye surgery for more information. Being near-sighted, I had to wear glasses all the time. It was difficult for me to drive my motorbike on rainy days or go out for a picnic with my friends. I quickly decided this new technology was for me and had the surgery one week later. Now, my vision is 20/20. For Truong Cong Thai, a third-year student from Hai Phong City's Maritime University, the laser operation made it more comfortable for him to play football and go swimming. Thai decided to register for laser surgery despite his family and … [Read more...] about Lasik eye surgery is a clear way to perfect vision
Vietnam has shifted its focus from quantity to quality when it comes to attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). But, the country must resolve inherent obstacles to improve its investment climate. Wonderful Theme Park was supposed to be a milestone for tourism development for Ba Ria-Vung Tau province and for the whole southern region. Introduced by Good Choice Limited Company from the US in 2008, the project was supposed to comprise residential and office buildings, world class hotels, a shopping complex, an entertainment theme park and an underwater aquarium. But four years later, this $1.3 billion project remains on paper. And last month the Ba Ria-Vung Tau People's Committee decided to revoke its investment certificate after the developer left without a word. Wonderful Theme Park is just one of many FDI projects which have seen their investment certificates revoked in recent years. Malaysia's Lion Group had its investment certificate for a $9.8 billion steel complex in Ninh … [Read more...] about Seeking ways to paint a better FDI picture
Based on its good performance in the past eight months and its business prospect, the textile and garment sector is likely to fulfill its export target of US$10.5 billion this year. However, the sector is facing a shortage of workers, a big problem many companies are seeking ways to resolve. The sector's export turnover in the January-August is estimated at US$6,9 billion, with the earnings in August alone being more than US$1 billion, thus opening a possibility for the sector to fulfill, even surpass, its export plan this year. To date, many textiles and garment companies have taken a lot of orders for delivery in the first quarter of 2011 and the export prices of these commodities have increased by 15-20 percent from 2009. However, many businesses find it hard to boost exports in the rest of the year, since they have been facing a serious shortage of workers. Gia Dinh Textile and Garment Corp., for instance, has seen only three of its 15 affiliates able to maintain their … [Read more...] about Textile and garment companies seek ways to retain workers
(VEN) - We are sitting in a cafeteria in the center of Ho Chi Minh City. The sun still shines on the afternoon of the autumn in this southern city. 'I love the weather here. It is gorgeous!'says Mr. Bruce E. Flanagan. Then the Australian expert coach continues, 'The weather is like the people here, so energetic and enthusiastic.' When I praise his Vietnamese, he confidently replies 'Obviously, I am an Australian by born, but a Vietnamese by choice!' Our story has continued with his experience working in different ASEAN countries, e.g. Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines. Working mainly with CEOs and their teams, he has more than a story to tell about leadership… Actually, I believe that Vietnamese are more intelligent, creative and hardworking than other countries I have worked, however in terms of leadership style, I find that Vietnamese leaders are mostly stuck in command and control style leadership model. I am a strong believer in which the … [Read more...] about How to improve leadership in Vietnam?