Facing the heavy aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam is trying to further develop its smart cities. Pham Thai Lai, CEO of Siemens ASEAN and Vietnam, talked with VIR’s Tung Hanh about the obstacles facing cities today and the role of Siemens in supporting the country’s cities to become smarter.
HCMC - South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung Wha said the South Korean Government attaches importance to its relationship with Vietnam, a major partner in its New Southern Policy and pledged to further support the country in performing its roles as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council during the 2020-2021 term and the ASEAN Chair in 2020.
The ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) is a prestigious international event held annually by the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC) since 2007.
Despite global supply chain bumps stemming from COVID-19, ASEAN countries are becoming a rising hub destination for global manufacturers thanks to well-established trade networks, a growing middle class, a thirst for tech expansion, and a young and educated workforce.
This year has been an extremely difficult time for the ASEAN economic community. However, the difficulties also highlighted enterprises which not only kept business stable but also made significant contributions to the prevention of the pandemic in the region – and the very best enterprises will be honoured at the ASEAN Business Awards.
The Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Asia Foundation (TAF) on the regional Go Digital ASEAN initiative.
Close cooperation is essential in times of crisis and uncertainties and as such, the ASEAN Investment Area Council Meeting last week further cemented its endeavour of promoting intra-regional investment by adjusting the common legal framework, thereby expediting the bloc’s vision of cohesive and proactive partnership.
Businesses are doing very well in their roles in the most difficult circumstances to contribute to society. And with that dedication, society needs to have special honors for businesses, and this is what ABA 2020 is aiming for.
The 52nd ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting was wrapped up last week. Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh lifts the curtain on the initiatives Vietnam has penned to boost intra-ASEAN strength and foster ASEAN+3 cooperation, as well as help other members successfully confront the unique development challenges of the future.