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Int’l real estate expo opens in HCM City

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:34 am

Int’l real estate expo opens in HCM City

QĐND – Friday, December 10, 2010, 20:52 (GMT+7)

More than 50 international and Vietnamese market-leading groups and companies are showcasing their products at a Vietnam international real estate expo (Vietreal 2010) that opened in Ho Chi Minh City on Dec. 9.

On display at more than 300 booths are deluxe resort and tourism projects as well as projects calling for investment in the central coastal Da Nang city, the central provinces of Thua Thien-Hue and Ninh Thuan and the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong.

The four-day exhibition will also include a seminar on four topics: market, policy, opportunities and challenges to investors in the real estate sector.

The seminar will focus on a direct dialogue between the leaders of the Ministries of Construction and Finance and enterprises on how to create a strong jump for the real estate market and avoid risks from market price fluctuations.

General Secretary of the Vietnam National Real Estate Association (VNREA) Nguyen Van Minh said the exhibition was expected to help enterprises and customers gain useful and accurate information on Vietnam’s real estate projects and market.

VNREA will conduct the first-ever survey on accommodation demand in 2010 on this occasion, said Minh.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

2010 VIETSTOCK Expo to open in November

In Uncategorized on October 20, 2010 at 12:07 am

2010 VIETSTOCK Expo to open in November

QĐND – Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 22:14 (GMT+7)

Vietnam’s premier international expo for the feed, livestock and meat processing industry (Vietstock 2010) is scheduled to be held in Ho Chi Minh City from November 10-12. 

Vietstock 2010 Expo is expected to attract various leading Vietnamese specialists, livestock farmers, meat processors, suppliers and retailers. Around 200 companies from 30 nations world-wide will also have their services and products on display at the exhibition. 

Hoang Kim Giao, head of the Livestock Production Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said the participants will have the chance to discover the latest technologies used in animal husbandry and enterprises will have the opportunity to seek out new business partners as well as find out about the latest breeding techniques as well as food safety standards. 

Vietstock Expo 2010 is also an opportunity for technologies to be transferred between Vietnam and the international community, which plays an important role in the growth and expansion of Vietnam’s livestock sector, he said. 

During the exhibition, many seminars will also be held on aquatic products, pig and poultry breeding and a conference on science and technology in 2010.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

China-ASEAN Expo expected to be fruitful

In Uncategorized on October 17, 2010 at 10:25 pm

China-ASEAN Expo expected to be fruitful

QĐND – Sunday, October 17, 2010, 20:44 (GMT+7)

The 7th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO), which is the first one since the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA) was officially established on January 1, 2010, will strengthen the relationship between and improve their trade relationships.   

The annual exhibition will take place in Nanning, Guangxi, China from October 20-24, featuring 4,000 booths of Chinese and ASEAN businesses. It comprises the CAFTA Achievement Exhibition, activities on the theme of the CAEXPO Country of Honour: Indonesia, and other promotional campaigns, along with a series of high-level international forums/conferences on finance, electric power, agriculture and brand management.

State and government leaders from China and the ASEAN countries signed the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation between China and ASEAN at the 6th China-ASEAN Summit held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in November, 2002, jointly launching the creation of the CAFTA. When it was completed on January 1, 2010, CAFTA became the largest FTA of developing countries, boasting 1.9 billion consumers, a combined GDP of nearly US$6 trillion, and a total trade volume of US$4.5 trillion. 

In the first six months of 2010, the total trade volume between China and ASEAN reached US$136.5 billion. The value of China’s imports was US$71.9 billion, increasing by 64 percent compared to the same period last year, and its exports reached US$64.6 billion, up 45 percent against 2009. This is an optimistic sign of trade growth between the two sides since the CAFTA was officially established.

There are no figures for other areas such as investment and tourism, however, considering the figures of the 2003-2009 period, the CAFTA promises to set new records.

During 2003-2009, the Southeast Asia invested US$2.93-4.68 billion in China. And China invested US$0.23-3 billion in the region, showing an increase of 13 times.

In 2009 alone, the Chinese Government reduced or suspended tariffs on many ASEAN exports to China with a total value of CNY6.1 billion. China invested mainly in ASEAN arts and handicrafts, services, and the agricultural sector.

The ten ASEAN countries also became attractive tourist destinations for Chinese citizens. In particular, the number of Chinese visitors to ASEAN in 2003 was 1,910,000, and increased to 4,500,000 in 2009.  

At the 6th China-ASEAN Expo in 2009, total trade value was nearly US$1.7 billion, and the value is expected to set a new record at this year’s Expo.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Shanghai Expo breaks visitor record: organisers

In Uncategorized on October 16, 2010 at 2:24 pm

The number of visitors to Shanghai’s World Expo has surpassed a previous record of 64 million, organisers said Saturday, as the six-month event entered its final two weeks.

Vietnam pavilion at the Shanghai’s World Expo

The world’s fair in China’s eastern financial hub Saturday passed the 64.22 million visitor mark set by the 1970 Osaka World Expo, organisers said on their website. Most visitors have been Chinese.

However it appeared a spurt in arrivals would be needed before the Expo ends on October 31 to reach its target of 70 million visitors.

The exhibition of culture, ideas and technology from 189 countries and dozens of companies — the largest Expo ever — has been viewed as a showcase of China’s political and economic clout and organisational abilities.


Source: SGGP

International Travel Expo 2010 to take place in HCMC

In Uncategorized on July 22, 2010 at 7:18 pm

International Travel Expo 2010 to take place in HCMC

QĐND – Thursday, July 22, 2010, 21:16 (GMT+7)

The International Travel Expo 2010, entitled “Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam – Three Countries, One Destination”, will be held from September 30th to October 2nd in Ho Chi Minh City, according to the Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Introduction of tourism products and services, golf tournaments, networking tours to build networks with media and businesses and the ASEAN Tourism Investment Forum, will be among several activities during the upcoming event.

This year’s forum will extend tourism cooperation, said the Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. In addition to Laos, Cambodia and the host country Vietnam, Myanmar was also invited to take part in the forum.

If the four ASEAN countries reach an agreement on tourism cooperation, the theme of the next year’s forum will be “Four Countries – One Destination.”

Source: HNM

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

HCM City to hold expo in Cambodia

In Uncategorized on June 28, 2010 at 4:50 pm

HCM City to hold expo in Cambodia

QĐND – Monday, June 28, 2010, 22:6 (GMT+7)

Ho Chi Minh City will hold a trade, services and tourism expo in the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh from July 15-19.

Over 350 enterprises in trade, commodity production, education, tourism and healthcare will display their products at the expo.

According to the HCM City’s Culture, Sports and Tourism Department, HCMC Expo 2010 will mark Vietnamese enterprises’ development at the Cambodian market.

During the event, the Vietnamese economic hub will send a group of caravans to Cambodian tourist sites in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap to promote the expo and Vietnamese tourism.

Many exchange activities and seminars to boost cooperation between businesses of the two countries will take place as part of the expo.

Source: VNA

Photo: tcdulichtphcm

Source: QDND

Int’l travel expo on the way back to city

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 10:20 am

Vietnam’s largest tourism event, the International Travel Expo, returns to HCMC for the sixth time and will highlight District 7’s Exhibition Convention Center. The event is schedule to run from September 30 to October 2.

A small advertisement for the HCMC ITE 2010 (Photo: IIR)The 3-day event to be held in a new location, should be a perfect marketplace for international exhibitors to capitalize on the emerging outbound tourism market of Vietnam, creating an opportunity for domestic participants to secure orders from global and regional bulk buyers, as well as a one-stop information center for outbound tourists.   

In addition, the show promises to become trustworthy source for international buyers of tourism products, featuring the “Three countries one destination of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam” or the 3-CODE campaign.

One of the event organizers, the IIR Exhibitions Pte Ltd, revealed that the 2010 ITE is the biggest tourism fair so far with its upgraded quality and increasing numbers of the participants. About 236 exhibitors from 16 countries and regions plan to attend the event, up 27% from 2009, 37% higher than last year.

Last year’s fair attracted 14,242 visitors (4,939 trade and 9,303 pubic visitors) and event organizers expect at least 16,000 local visitors this time.

In addition to the exhibition itself, there will be three other events designed to benefit all those involved in the tourism industry. These concurrent events include ASEAN Tourism Investment Forum, the 2010 Tourism Alliance Awards, and ITE HCMC 2010 Golf Tournament.

ITE HCMC 2010 will be open only to trade visitors and buyers for the first day and a half. The exhibition opens to the public on the afternoon of Oct 1.

The ITE HCMC 2010 is an annual activity of the local tourism industry, organized by Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, HCMC Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Vietnam Trade Fair & Advertising Joint Stock Company (VINEXAD) and IIR Exhibitions Pte Ltd.

The event also received much support from Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, HCMC People’s Committee, Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism, and Laos’ National Tourism Administration.

Source: SGGP

Expo focuses on efficient energy use

In Uncategorized on May 27, 2010 at 5:16 pm

HCM City to host largest int’l telecom, IT expo

In Uncategorized on May 10, 2010 at 4:50 pm

HCM City to host largest int’l telecom, IT expo

QĐND – Monday, May 10, 2010, 22:19 (GMT+7)

The 2010 international and conference on telecom, IT, Internet and electronics, which will take place in Ho Chi Minh City from November 17-20, is considered to be the ever largest event and most prestigious of its kind in Vietnam.

Speaking at a press briefing in Hanoi on May 10, Bui Quoc Viet, Director of the Centre for Information and Public Relations under the Vietnam Post and Telecom Group (VNPT) stated that Vietnam has been considered as the world’s most attractive market for telecom, IT and electronics as the event will see the participation of telecom firms and groups from Singapore, France and China.

Vietnam Telecomp/ Electronics-Internet & IT 2010 is expected to draw 200 enterprises from 15 countries and territories. Vietnam’s giant telecom and IT providers, including VinaPhone, MobiFone, VDC and FPT, will participate in the event.

In 2010, Viet said, the country’s connectivity index increased by 16 levels, the most impressive achievements among developing countries. The result is considered as prerequisite for the nations’ telecom sector to fulfil a target of 10 billion USD in revenues this year.

Besides introducing products that benefit the socio-economic life like broadband, television and Internet and software, Vietnam Telecomp/ Electronics-Internet & IT 2010 will include several symposiums on developing the 3G services, broadband, multimedia and activities of providing information in the areas of radio and television broadcasting.

The International Telecommunications Alliance said Vietnam was among nations with highest telecom growth rate in the world in recent years.

By the end of April, the country’s number of telephone subscribers reached 143.8 million, a year-on-year increase of 56.2 percent. Of the figure, 123.9 million were mobile phone subscribers. The country also has about 3.2 million Internet subscribers with nearly 24.3 million users, making up 27.5 percent of the population.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Shanghai World Expo throws open doors

In Uncategorized on May 3, 2010 at 8:39 am

Hundreds of thousands of people flooded into Shanghai’s World Expo Saturday at the start of a six-month showcase of culture and technology seen as the latest sign of China’s growing economic might.

Vietnam Pavillion at the Zone A of the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China.

Organisers have said all 500,000 tickets are sold out for opening day at the massive Expo park along the Huangpu river, where visitors will wander through the exhibits of 189 nations, as well as dozens of companies and organisations.

“Everything is very colourful,” Cui Yan, a 23-year-old Chinese university student, said outside the Mexican pavilion. “The architecture is amazing.”

“There are so many highlights — I’m worried I can’t see all of them on this trip,” said Cui, who travelled from Ningbo, in neighbouring Zhejiang province, to be one of the first to catch a glimpse of the eye-catching Expo pavilions.

A sea of people waited to visit China’s red inverted pyramid — the centrepiece of Expo park — but queues were long at all pavilions. Signs outside the US and French venues said people faced a wait of four hours.

Eager visitors used umbrellas to shield themselves from the blistering Shanghai sun as they waited patiently, the long queues doing nothing to dampen their enthusiasm.

“I want to see the Canada pavilion first. So many of my relatives have emigrated to Canada and I want to get an idea of what kind of life they’re living,” retiree Huang Huifang, 58, said as she ran towards the building.

Shanghai kicked off the Expo on Friday night with a star-studded music and fireworks extravaganza, signalling it would be bigger and brighter than the more low-key World’s Fairs in recent years.

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan and Chinese pianist Lang Lang performed for thousands of guests including Chinese President Hu Jintao and about 20 other world leaders.

A record number of countries are participating in the event, which is expected to attract at least 70 million visitors — the vast majority of them Chinese, many of whom have never travelled outside the country.

Li Huahe, a 47-year-old telecoms company employee from Urumqi in far-western Xinjiang — at the opposite end of the country from Shanghai — said he bought his ticket months ago but could only stay a few hours before heading home.

“I woke up at 5 am and I have a 2 pm flight. I’m worried about the crowds. I want to see at least one pavilion today,” Li said outside the Swiss pavilion, which boasts a chairlift that soars over a three-storey-high meadow.

Nations with an eye on China’s consumer market of 1.3 billion people are pulling out all the stops to attract the attention of Expo visitors.

“I really hope people will discover the attitude of the Netherlands. We want to have friendly relations with China,” Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende told AFP as he surveyed the grounds from the top of the “Happy Street” pavilion, which aims to capture the feel and creativity of Amsterdam.

Denmark has made a splash by bringing its “Little Mermaid” statue out of Copenhagen for the first time, France has Impressionist paintings and India is bringing in a cast of Bollywood stars.

The hamburger and ice cream cone debuted at past Expos and food is once again playing a major role in attracting Chinese visitors to pavilions.

Belgium was promoting fries with mayonnaise, Australia was serving meat pies and France featured champagne tasting.

“This is the first time I’ve eaten foreign specialty food, I will try more,” visitor Yang Wei said, sampling Uruguayan barbecued beef.

In Shanghai, the spotlight will be on the cutting-edge design of the national pavilions, all embracing the theme of “Better City, Better Life”.

Highlights include Britain’s stunning dandelion-like “Seed Cathedral”, Spain’s “Big Basket” made of 8,500 wicker panels, and Switzerland’s pastoral pavilion.

Du Yuping, a 52-year-old steel company employee from Shanghai, came prepared for the long queues — with a blue folding stool.

He said he came to Expo park last week on a trial opening day and ended up waiting up to three hours to see one pavilion, but was pleased to see that operations were running more smoothly on Saturday.

“I want to visit Expo at least six times,” Du said, sitting on his chair in the queue outside the Norwegian pavilion.

“I’m focusing on European pavilions today.”


Source: SGGP