Category Archive: Vietnam

Vietnam – China Completes Drilling Oil Well in Disputed Waters.

The Chinese government claimed that a controversial oil rig located in waters disputed with Vietnam, has completed drilling. The $1 billion deepwater rig was deployed last year amid cries of outrage from the Vietnamese government. Haiyang  Shiyou… Continue reading

This place is one of the exciting, bright spots in the world.

Hanoi, Vietnam –  July 17, 2015. As Europe burns, Puerto Rico sinks, and China violently gyrates, it’s nice to know there are still some exciting bright spots of growth in the world. Vietnam is… Continue reading

Da Nang – Booming Incoming Tourism.

The city of Da Nang welcomes 2.2 million visitors in the first half of 2015. The number of tourist arrivals to the Central Vietnam city of Da Nang between January and June 2015… Continue reading

China-led AIIB development bank holds signing ceremony.

Vietnam becomes founding member of the multilateral investment bank (AIIB). China has hosted the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a new international financial institution set to rival the World… Continue reading

Vietnam – New international airport for greater HCMC region.

Vietnam National Assembly deputies give nod to Long Thanh International Airport. The VND336.7 trillion (US$16 billion) construction project of an international airport in the southern Dong Nai Province was approved by a majority… Continue reading

Vietnam visa exemptions for five more countries.

Vietnam to scrap visas for five European countries in July 2015. Vietnam will waive visas for the five countries for one year. These countries do not have a similar policy for Vietnamese citizens,… Continue reading

Highway planned to contact HCMC with Cambodian border crossing Bavet/Moc Bai.

The Vietnamese company Cuu Long Transport Infrastructure Management Investment and Development in HCM City plans to build a VND 30 trillion (US$ 1.37 billion) project to build an expressway that will connect HCM City with… Continue reading

HCMC motorcyclists to pay road maintenance.

HCMC’s People’s Committee has set a target to collect VND 307 billion (US$14 million) as road maintenance fee from motorcycle users starting July 2015. The below 100cc motorcycles will have to pay VND50.000… Continue reading

Vietnam’s Export Outlook 2015 – 2030.

Clothing & apparel are expected to remain Vietnam’s top export item in the foreseeable future. They will contribute almost 20 percent of the projected growth in total merchandise exports in 2030, according to an… Continue reading

Son Doong Cave – Once in a lifetime experience.

New cave tour announced. First discovered in 2009, Son Doong is the worlds’ biggest cave, more than 200m high, 150m wide and 5km long. It has its own river, jungle and climate. More… Continue reading