The event through December 25, organized by the Tourism Department and the Tourism Association of the city, takes place both in person and virtually on the festival’s website (https://ngayhoidulich.visithcmc.vn), the website on local tourism (www.visithcmc.vn), the Shopee e-commerce platform, and the online travel agent Traveloka. It attracts the participation of nearly 40 provinces and cities nationwide and 80 businesses running tourism establishments, hotels, places of interest, and entertainment centers, with hundreds of tourism products and services offered. Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa, Director of the municipal Tourism Department, said the this is a demonstration of authorities and enterprises’ resolve to revive the tourism industry of the city, as well as the whole country, in a time all economic, cultural, and social activities have to flexibly adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. To the city, the event is also meant to help local enterprises get ready for fully resuming tourism … [Read more...] about HCM City opens 17th tourism festival
Da Nang calls for RoK’s investment in ICT A forum to promote investment in information and communications technology (ICT) in the central city of Da Nang from the Republic of Korea (RoK) was held virtually on November 30, bringing together representatives from over 200 enterprises and investors from the two countries. The event aims to introduce potential, advantages, preferential and investment support policies of Da Nang to RoK businesses and investors, especially in ICT, and high technology. Addressing the event, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Phan Tam said the RoK is the largest foreign investor in Vietnam with over 9,000 valid projects worth over 71.5 billion USD, including nearly 500 investment projects in the ICT field with the presence of the world's leading technology corporations such as Samsung and LG. To welcome more investments from the RoK, the Vietnamese Government has been perfecting models, mechanisms and policies to create breakthrough … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS DECEMBER 1
Since 2010, Da Nang has identified information and communication technology as one of the three strategic breakthroughs in socio-economic development. The central city of Da Nang topped the Digital Transformation Index (DTI) rankings in 2020 for localities nationwide in all three key pillars of digital government, digital economy and digital society, according to the DTI 2020 Report released several days ago by the Ministry of Information and Communications. The DTI rankings were made based on four major sources - data from reports of ministries, ministry-level agencies, Government-run agencies and centrally-run cities and provinces in 2020; data collected from people, entrepreneurs, State officials and public servants; experts’ assessments on digital transformation and information technology; and evaluation collected through the Internet under the supervision of the Ministry of Information and Communications. The rankings aim to provide a panoramic picture on the … [Read more...] about Why has Da Nang taken the lead in digital transformation?
HCM City has extended the trial period for allowing food and drink establishments to operate to December 31. — Photo sggp.org.vn HCM CITY — The HCMC People’s Committee has decided to continue with the trial to allow food and drink establishments to operate until December 31. Besides, it has done away with its earlier requirement that they need to close before 10 p.m. Businesses can operate normally in areas with COVID-19 alert levels 1 and 2, have up to 50 per cent of covers in case of level 3 and only offer delivery and takeaway in case of level 4. All must comply with safety regulations in force locally. Local authorities have been instructed to strengthen oversight of establishments serving alcoholic beverages and severely penalise non-compliance with pandemic safety measures. On November 16 the city People’s Committee allowed food and beverages establishments to reopen on a trial basis until November 30. … [Read more...] about Food and drink facilities to remain open until year-end as HCM City extends trial