By Le Luong Vang - Managing director ISD Engineering In 1993, the world’s first Green Building Council was established in the US and the LEED Green building certificate was also issued accordingly. In 1999, the World Green Building Council was established in California, setting off the green building revolution around the world. In Southeast Asia, in 2005, Singapore’s Ministry of Construction issued a mandatory Green Mark Certificate for all new construction and renovation works in this country. Following this trend, the Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC) was established in 2007 and launched the LOTUS green building assessment system adjusted to projects in Vietnam. In 2015, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, launched the EDGE green building certificate to provide a comprehensive technical and economical solution for developing countries to encourage the development of resource-efficient buildings. Vietnam is one of the … [Read more...] about Developing sustainably with rise of green buildings
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What do you think about the prospects of Vietnam’s startup ecosystem in 2022 and beyond? Despite many challenges, many investors continue to view Vietnam as an appealing market in Southeast Asia. Vietnam, behind Singapore and Indonesia, is considered the third most dynamic economy in ASEAN, according to a report from two Singapore-based venture capital funds, Cento Ventures and ESP Capital. Apart from its negative consequences, the pandemic has also been a potent stimulus for the emergence of revolutionary business strategies. In 2021, MoMo has become Vietnam’s latest unicorn while other start-ups received funding worth tens to hundreds of millions of dollars in the fintech, edtech, and blockchain game. Moreover, Vietnam’s startup ecosystem also sees the launch of many projects that resolve social and environmental issues. Which sectors will become the next trends in the startup scene? At the moment, the prominent startup trend in Vietnam is centred on business projects … [Read more...] about Rosier times ahead for Vietnam’s startup scene in 2022
It attributed the result to the city’s strengths in transport and tourism service infrastructure, readiness to apply advanced information and technology as well as environmental sustainability. The rankings, released on January 18 by the National Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) and the Private Economic Development Research Board, measured 15 tourist destinations across Vietnam based on factors including business environment, infrastructure, sustainable development, natural and cultural resources. Da Nang gained an overall score of 4.7 points, followed by Quang Ninh, Khanh Hoa, Quang Nam, and Thua Thien Hue with 4.68, 4.56, 4.55, and 4.52 points, respectively. Hanoi was ranked sixth and Ho Chi Minh City eighth on the list. The localities that stood at the bottom of the list are Lao Cai, Binh Thuan, and Can Tho. Hanoi ranked first in terms of cultural resources while Lam Dong and Quang Nam got the highest scores in natural resources and price competitiveness, respectively. Nguyen … [Read more...] about Da Nang tops Vietnam’s tourism competitiveness rankings
Technology transfer and application are playing vital roles in Vietnam’s economic rise, photo Le Toan This year is expected to be a big one for Vietnam to attract more foreign retailers. Nguyen Thanh Van, a Ho Chi Minh City-based representative of a major Chinese retailer, told VIR that the group – which is one of China’s largest online retailers and also a member of the Fortune Global 500 – is set to invest in Vietnam this year with projects worth billions of US dollars. The company also operates in logistics, with sophisticated data-driven delivery technologies. “We need to make more preparations before an official announcement can be made, to protect ourselves from competition in Vietnam where there are many successful online retailers,” Van said. “It is expected that when the group enters this country, the country’s online retail and logistics landscape will be changed, with even bigger competition.” The reason why the group wants to set foot in Vietnam in e-commerce with … [Read more...] about ASEAN deepens cooperation with a technological tint
'Great things often come from the simplest things'. This might be the best description for the tech world in 2022. The key technologies of the future come from the research and development labs. Self-driving cars will appear on the streets, augmented reality glasses will become more popular, governments around the world will control Big Tech more strictly… 2022 may be the pivotal year for many new technologies to take off. Emerging technologies Rodney Zemmel, an official at McKinsey Digital, said quantum computing is still at a relatively early stage of development. However, we've already seen the real advancements of this technology, and it's time for technology leaders to consider its impact on business. In 2022, the world will see the ecosystem grow faster, investments increase more strongly, and breakthrough research accelerated. In 2021, investments in quantum computing startups surpassed US$1.7 billion, doubling that in 2020. The momentum is expected to be … [Read more...] about What should we expect in the world of technology in 2022?
Instead of just providing an ordinary overnight stay, many hotels and resorts in Vietnam introduce the “wellness holiday” concept to better serve the rising demand of travelers. In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, environmental pollution, and diseases, people need to take care of their health and relieve stress. Thus, tourism activities associated with wellness and healthcare are being given more and more attention in the world, according to holiday-makers. The "yoga class by the sea" is a dispensable part of travelers' wellness holiday in Da Nang city. Photo: TIA Wellness Resort They forecast that the wellness holiday will take the throne in 2022. “The long trips of tourists will not only be for sightseeing, but also for healthcare,” they stated. According to the results of a recent survey by American Express, 76% of respondents said they would like to spend more on travel to improve their health and 55% said they would be willing to … [Read more...] about Wellness holiday takes the throne after Covid-19 pandemic