UK-owned Harvey Nash, one of the largest companies in Viet Nam, has unveiled a new name, NashTech, for its software development and business process outsourcing divisions. Viet Nam News asked Managing Director Nguyen Hung Cuong about the company’s business strategy and Viet Nam’s IT industry. With rich experience in Viet Nam and as one of the two biggest tech companies in the country, how do you see the potential of the Vietnamese software and outsourcing markets? Viet Nam is an emerging market for outsourcing. Ten years ago, when we introduced our customers to our services, they were surprised we had our development centres in Viet Nam as it was such a new destination for outsourcing. Nowadays, many customers proactively come to us in Viet Nam to explore the opportunity for partnerships. Viet Nam is now mentioned regularly in outsourcing forums and conversations as a go-to destination for outsourcing. We see the huge potential for outsourcing in Viet Nam with clients … [Read more...] about Foreign language skills last piece in jigsaw to make IT sector competitive
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VietNamNet Bridge - 2015 was the first year in the past six years that the number of international visitors to Vietnam fell, reaching 7.9 million people. In addition to factors from economic fluctuations in the global situation, we can say that Vietnam's tourism needs a judicious investment and development plan. Many experts said that Vietnam has great potential to achieve a higher position on the world tourism map. Desirable advantage According to a report assessing the competitiveness of tourism in 2015 by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Vietnam ranked 75th out of 141 countries and territories and ranked 33rd in the category of natural and cultural resources. Foreign tourists highly appreciated Vietnam for the richness of the scenery, as many people say this is "a nation that has everything": majestic mountains, bustling cities, cultural destinations, wonderful beaches, pristine islands, excellent cuisine ... In 2015 Son Doong Cave was internationally known through the Good … [Read more...] about How should the gold mine of Vietnam tourism be explored?
Cities need to set up food safety committees Major cities, including HCM City, should set up a food safety committee that would be responsible for managing product quality, an expert has recommended. The establishment of a committee to coordinate these activities would prevent waste of money as well as human resources, and the dodging of responsibility that occurs under the current management, which is spread across several agencies, according to Prof. Chu Pham Ngoc Son, deputy chairman of the Viet Nam Union of Science and Technology Association. Speaking at a meeting on Tuesday of the HCM City Fatherland Front Committee, Son said there was also a need to expand testing systems to institutes, universities and individual testing sites if they were able to satisfy regulations on testing quality. The foodstuff safety and hygiene problems would lessen in severity if there were comprehensive measures implemented at the management, production and consumer levels. Son said foodstuff … [Read more...] about SOCIETY IN BRIEF 3/6
Tunnel project to link Phu Yen with Khanh Hoa More than VND15.6 trillion ($750 million) will be spent to build a tunnel through the Ca and Co Ma mountains to link up the two central provinces of Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa. The ceremony to sign the contracts for the BOT (build-operate-transfer) and BT (build-transfer) project took place in Hanoi on June 14. In total the tunnel will be 13.4 kilometres long, with the section underneath Ca pass 3.9 kilometres in length. The project will be carried out by the Hanoi Construction Corporation, the Nam Trung Bo and Tay Nguyen Joint-Stock Companies under the Mai Linh Group, the Hai Thach Investment Joint-Stock Company and the Asia Joint-Stock Company. Construction is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2012 and be completed by the second quarter of 2016. Once being completed, the tunnel will reduce traffic accidents on National Highway 1A and help develop the central region's economy. Thua Thien-Hue's biggest hydropower plant in … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 18/6
Trade with Austria has room to grow Viet Nam and Austria had room to accelerate their bilateral relations, especially in trade and investment, said Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry vice chairman Doan Duy Khuong yesterday. During a business conference in Ha Noi, Khuong emphasised the great role of businesses in enhancing and speeding up co-operation between the two countries. Viet Nam was making efforts to step up economic reforms, with a focus on facilitating the development of the private sector and perfecting the legal system and market economy mechanism to attract more foreign investment, Khuong said. "During this process, we welcome and are ready to create the most favourable conditions for foreign investors, including those from Austria," he said. Austrian Federal Economic Chamber general director Walter Koren said Austrian companies had paid increasing attention to investing in Viet Nam, Fifty Austrian companies at the conference expected not only a better insight … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 1/6