VOV.VN - Hanoi is keen to cooperate with all investors and businesses for mutual benefit and shared development, Mayor Nguyen Duc Chung stated at a June 27 conference on investment promotion in the capital following the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The socio-economic simulation and forecast centre of Ho Chi Minh City was inaugurated on August 1, expected to greatly help with the southern economic hub’s plan to become a smart city.
The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Ho Chi Minh City (JCCH) will actively collaborate with businesses in Vietnam’s southern economic hub for mutual long-term benefits and development.
Nguyen Thien Nhan, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party’s Committee, hopes for further cooperation with the US Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management in promoting innovation and start-up spirit in the Vietnamese economic hub.
A high-level trade mission from the US state of Idaho recently visited Ho Chi Minh City to promote trade and investment activities in Vietnam and the southern economic hub in particular.
Ho Chi Minh City wants to step up economic and trade cooperation programmes with Cuba, a local official said on October 4.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrived in Osaka prefecture, the third biggest economic hub of Japan, on June 7, during his official visit to the country.
The Japanese government has recently approved a JPY100 million (US$887,000) project to establish a robotics training facility in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest economic hub.
Banks in the southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City have maintained their high growth in 2016 compared to previous year, according to the Ho Chi Minh City branch of the State Bank.
Ho Chi Minh City’s municipal government is seeking permission from the central government to build an elevated road to help reduce traffic congestion.
Faster expansion in trading activities has substantially contributed to overall economic growth in Ho Chi Minh City over the first 10 months of 2016.
Two thirds of approximately 130 Danish investors in Vietnam operate in Ho Chi Minh City, reflecting the potential and attraction of the southern economic hub, said visiting Danish Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the central province of Quang Nam to become a model of rapid, sustainable and comprehensive development and work together with neighbouring localities of Danang and Quang Ngai to form an economic hub of the central region.
Vietnam’s retail turnover is expected to rise to US$179 billion by 2020, according to the Association of Vietnam Retailers.
A forum promoting trade and tourism cooperation between Vietnam and South Africa has taken place in the South African economic hub Johannesburg, drawing the participation of 100 local and 12 Hanoi-based businesses.
Ho Chi Minh City expects its gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate at 9.8% in 2015, according to the municipal Department of Planning and Investment.
Ho Chi Minh City, the largest economic hub in the south, has great potential to become the leading destination of Meeting Incentive Conference Event (MICE) tourism in Southeast Asia, experts said at a conference held by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in the city on September 9.
Singaporean investors topped those from other Southeast Asian countries in investing in Vietnam with 1,428 projects worth US$32.2 billion in the first half of this year, according to figures released by the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho is striving to become the economic hub of the region by 2020, said Tran Thanh Man, Secretary of the city’s Party Committee.
The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho will raise the proportion of the industry and trade sector to 97.5% of its economy by 2019, up 4% from 2014, said Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Dung at the January 7 meeting on economic restructuring.