The five-year, up to USD 36 million project was first announced during U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to Vietnam in August 2021. The project will be implemented in cooperation with MPI’s Agency for Enterprise Development. Small and growing businesses are key contributors to Vietnam’s economic growth, accounting for 40% of GDP and 60% of total employment in 2018. However, these businesses face barriers and constraints impeding their continued and sustained growth, including new technologies, networking, market linkages, and lack of access to management training and skills building opportunities. USAID’s new Improving Private Sector Competitiveness project will encourage broad-based, inclusive economic growth through improved business practices, innovation and technology adoption, policy reform, and increased market access. This project will foster locally-led, locally-owned solutions that leverage the strength of the Vietnamese talent pool, including the promotion of “Made … [Read more...] about Project to improve Vietnamese private sector’s competitiveness launched
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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
Hoi An City Under the agreement, TMG will support the province to form mechanism of public- private partnerships to raise fund for the tourism development, carry out travel and tourism marketing campaigns on social media sites of Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and Tiktok, the official sites of the National Tourism Year 2022 and the provincial Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism. The National Tourism Year 2022 will officially kick off on March 25 in Hoi An City in Quang Nam Province, featuring 59 activities that will take place from now until the end of this year. It’s an opportunity for tourism recovery after Covid-19 pandemic and a chance for Quang Nam tourism to draw local and foreign visitors and promote its tourism development, contributing to the socio-cultural development of the province. Activities in responding to National Tourism Year 2022 will take place in cities and provinces across the country, contributing to recovering tourism post pandemic; and … [Read more...] about Quang Nam forms tourism marketing plan for National Tourism Year 2022
Vietnam targets ecological, sustainable agriculture Vietnam is striving to become a transparent, responsible and sustainable producer and supplier of food and foodstuff under a draft strategy on agricultural and rural development for 2021-2030 with a vision towards 2050. The strategy, which was sketched out by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), targets ecological and sustainable agriculture. Vietnam’s commitments at the United Nations Food Systems Summit and the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) have been integrated into the strategy. The agricultural sector is facing challenges presented by the rapid industrialisation and urbanisation, intensive and extensive international integration, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, natural disasters, diseases, climate change, and great changes in consumption markets. Dragon fruit business seek to penetrate deep into Indian market Dragon fruit businesses of Binh … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS JANUARY 19
'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?
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