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Thứ Tư, 22 tháng 3, 2017

Great Opportunity in Vietnam – Japan Aviation Cooperation

Not only contributing to the trade connection between the two countries, the aviation industry also opens up opportunities for investment cooperation for investors in Vietnam and Japan.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has appointed Mr Koji Shibata, Senior Vice President, Asia – Pacific Strategic Director to be a member of the Board of Directors at Vietnam Airlines Corporation. (Vietnam Airlines). It showed the respect and high appreciation of the cooperation opportunities of the leading Japanese aviation corporation. Mr Koji Shibata also represented the capital and exercised the rights and obligations of ANA with 107,668,938 shares, equivalent to 8,771% charter capital of Vietnam Airlines.

Ealier, on July 1st 2016, ANA has transferred to Vietnam Airlines the amount of 109 million USD to complete the company’s largest offshore investment transaction, and officially became a strategic shareholder of Vietnam Airlines.
According to Mr Pham Ngoc Minh, Chairman of Vietnam Airlines, ANA is truly a strategic partner, capable of cooperating, supporting and accompanying Vietnam Airlines in the process of developing and expanding the market, upgrading quality, service and corporate governance.
Currently, Vietnam Airlines flight routes are connecting to 20 domestic destinations, 29 international destinations with high frequencies and concentrating to connect through gateway airports in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, participating in exploiting large customer flows in the region, directly competing with major transit centers such as Hongkong, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and the Greater Mekong Subregion. In addition, Vietnam Airlines is operating 66 flights a week to Japan, while ANA has not cooperated with any airline for the same flight route.
As known, in addition to passenger transport, another aviation sector which is attracting the attention of Japanese investors is the air traffic management.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, the Japanese party is proposing the establishment and operation of a special purpose company (SPC) to collect, analyze and provide information for air traffic management for relating companies. The SPC will be a joint venture with 51% Vietnamese capital and 49% Japanese capital. This model is being considered by the Vietnamese authorities, considering for implementation.
In addition, the investment in the Long Thanh International Airport project (Phase I), worth 3.53 billion USD project is still open to international investors, including Japanese companies, those who pursue this project from the first days.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, based on the current agreements, the two countries’ airlines are allowed to operate without restrictions between destinations in Vietnam and Japan (except Haneda Airport in Tokyo). Currently, three Japanese aviation corporations that are ANA, Japan Airlines and Vanilla Air are operating five routes from Tokyo (Narita and Haneda) to two destinations in Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City), with a total frequency of 42 flights/way/week.
Meanwhile, Vietnam Airlines is the only Vietnamese airline that operate the Vietnam – Japan flights, but with great frequency. As of the end of January 2017, Vietnam Airlines is operating 10 flights from three destinations in Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Da Nang to 4 destinations in Japan: Tokyo (Haneda/Narita), Nagoya, Fukuoka and Osaka, with a total frequency of up to 66 flights/way/week. Furthermore, Vietjet Air and Jetstar Pacific have been licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam to operate flights from Hanoi/Da Nang to Osaka in 2017.
To sum up, in 2016, the total air transport between the two countries reached nearly 2 million passengers, increased by 18.6% over the same period in 2015, with an coefficient of average seat use of 80%, of which Vietnam Airlines has transported 1.28 million passengers, accounting for 66% market share, with coefficient of average seat use of over 82.2%.
ANT Consulting is here to assist you from the outset; providing corporate intelligence, risk advisory, management consulting services that assist market entrance, and ensure efficient business start-up operation.  Our services are as following:
We strive to save your cost by guiding you towards economical solutions that comply with local legislation and procedures. We support you through early logistic solutions and carry you through as your business grows.  We aim to bridge the gap between international best practices and local cultures and assist foreign companies and organizations entering Vietnam market to overcome commercial and regulatory issues.
We could be reached at email: ant@antconsult.vn or tel: +848 3520 2779 .  To learn more about us, please visit www.antconsult.vn

Thứ Ba, 21 tháng 3, 2017

Surpassing Korea, China’s Capital Flowing Strongly into Vietnam

Only in the first two months of 2017, China investment capital is pouring strongly into Vietnam market through indirect investment for acquiring shares or direct investment for setting up business in Vietnam.

The Foreign Investment Department (Ministry of Planning and Investment) has announced the situation of attracting foreign investment.
Accordingly, in the first 2 months of 2017, there were 313 new projects were granted investment certificates with a total registered capital of 2,028 billion USD, increased by 6.5% over the same period; 137 projects register to increase capital with 759 million USD, decreased by 15.5% over the same period.

In addition, foreign investors have spent 619 million USD to buy share or contribute capital to Vietnam enterprises, 4 times higher than the same period in 2016. Generally, in the first 2 months of 2017, the total newly, additional capital and contribute to purchase share reach 3.4 billion USD, increase by 21.5% over the same period in 2016.
In particular, foreign investors have invested in 18 sectors, in which the processing industry and manufacturing are attracting the attention of foreign investors with total capital of 2.5 billion USD, accounting for 73.4% of total registered investment capital in two months.
The real estate business sector ranked second with a total investment of 345.5 million USD, accounting for 10.1% of total investment capital.
Standing at the third position are the wholesale and retail sectors with total registered investment capital of 222.6 million USD, accounting for 6.5% of total registered capital.
In the first 2 months of 2017, there are 61 countries and territories having investment projects in Vietnam.
Singapore ranked first with total investment of 881.6 million USD, China ranked second with total investment of 721.7 million USD, Korea ranked third with total registered investment capital of 637.1 million USD.
If as every year, Korea ranked first in terms of investment capital into Vietnam, this year the ranking has changed as China took place.
The ranking of top 5 largest investors into Vietnam hardly have the participation of China investors. But this year, this country has increased investment into Vietnam through two forms that are pouring fund to implement the project or purchase share of Vietnam enterprises. China investors usually focus on textile and plastic projects…
In 2 months, China investors have registered to implement 123 projects in Vietnam and 174 turns of purchasing share, accounting for 21.1% of total investment in Vietnam
Some major projects of China investors are Billion Vietnam polyester factory project, with total investment of 220 million USD in Tay Ninh. Besides there are Lan Son industrial zone infrastructure investment project and Khai Hong Viet plastics factory, with total investment capital 150 million USD, invested by Wenzhou Hendy Mechanism and Plastics Co., Ltd in Bac Giang.
In the first two months of 2017, foreign investors have invested in 47 provinces, in which Binh Duong attracted the most FDI with total registered capital of 791 million USD. Hanoi ranks 2nd with total registered capital of 519 million USD. Ho Chi Minh City ranks 3rd with total registered capital of 464.2 million USD accounted for 13.6% of total investment capital.
Also according to the Foreign Investment Department, as of February 20th 2017, there were 22,904 projects that are still valid with total registered capital of 297 billion USD.
The accumulated capital of foreign investment projects is estimated to reach 156.35 billion USD, with total valid registered capital of 52.6%.
ANT Consulting is here to assist you from the outset; providing corporate intelligence, risk advisory, management consulting services that assist market entrance, and ensure efficient business start-up operation.  Our services are as following:
We strive to save your cost by guiding you towards economical solutions that comply with local legislation and procedures. We support you through early logistic solutions and carry you through as your business grows.  We aim to bridge the gap between international best practices and local cultures and assist foreign companies and organizations entering Vietnam market to overcome commercial and regulatory issues.
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Benefits of Setting Up Business in Danang

Da Nang is considered an ideal destination for investment. The result shall be incredible where we evaluate on the following aspects:

Da Nang – one of the strategic economic centers of Vietnam’s central region
The Vietnam prime minister has established central region’s strategic economic center, including 05 provinces and cities: Thua Thien Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Binh Dinh to promote potential, geographical location and competitive advantages and step by step develop this economic region to become one of the most dynamic economic region in the country. In particular, Da Nang is defined as the role of nuclear motivation for promoting the development of the central region and the highlands.
Da Nang – eastern gateway of east – west economic corridor (EWEC)
EWEC is one of five economic corridor developed by the initiative of the Asia development bank in the greater Mekong sub – region.
Currently, the road system in Laos, Thailand and the road line from Da Nang to Savannakhet are completed. The second international bridge spanning the Mekong river was completed in the end of  2006 to facilitate the circulation of goods and passengers by road line from Da Nang to the northeastern provinces of Thailand and vice versa. East-west economic corridor not only provide an opportunity for the country on the path of promoting regional cooperation and improve living standards for the people but also enable businesses better access to the raw materials market services, capital, labor and technology with the purpose of creating favorable conditions for investment and trade across the border and diversifying economic activity and exports and promoting tourism development

Da Nang – entrance of the cultural heritage and natural wonders of the world
Da Nang is located in the heart of the “world heritage road”, stretching from the central coast of Vinh city to Da Lat city. From Da Nang, along the national highway 1A, visitors can access quickly and conveniently four of five world heritages in Vietnam, including Phong Nha – Ke Bang national park (about 300 km from the north of Da Nang), the ancient capital of Hue (about 100km from the north), Hoi An (about 30km from the southeast) and My Son (about 70 km from the southwest).
With the advantage of geographical location and potential economic development in tourism, Da Nang is an ideal destination for tourists as well as investors.
Infrastructure is step by step improved
Da Nang is an important traffic hub of the central  – highlands and country with system of international airports, deep sea ports, roads, north-south railways  developed conveniently.
Da Nang port is the third largest commercial ports in Vietnam after Saigon port and the port of Hai Phong. With a depth of 11m wharf, warehouse systems and equipment upgraded by capital funds of the government of Japan, Da Nang port can receive ships with a capacity of 45,000 dwt and others such as container ships, passenger ships, cargo ships. Da Nang is the international shipping route enabling to go to Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan and Korea.
Da Nang international airport is one of the three best airports in Vietnam. In addition to domestic flights, there are weekly international flights directly from Da Nang to Singapore, Bangkok, Taipei. In the near future, the airport will open more routes to Hong Kong, Japan and Korea. Da Nang international airport is currently being upgraded and expanded to meet the needs of increasing passengers and cargo.
The system of roads in and out of the city are constantly being expanded and newly constructed
Telecommunication systems: Da Nang is one of three major telecomunication centers of the country, international transmission speed with good quality of  Southeast Asia. Da Nang post provides various and modern telecommunication services and be capable meeting the needs of customers.
The other services supporting investment (financial, banking, insurance …): most banks and finance companies of Vietnam have large branches in Da Nang. Some branches of foreign banks and international insurance companies are operating effectively in the city. These services have increasingly been improved better to meet the needs of investors.
Trained and abundant human resources
Da Nang has abundant human resources (over 50% of the population of the city), mostly young labor. Number of employees with technical expertise trained account nearly a quarter of the labor force. Labor costs in Da Nang are lower than some other cities in the country.
Da Nang is one of the provinces in the country with the high educational development index which create a favorable platform for the development of human resources of the city to perform the goal of improving the quality of human resources, quality of life. The city has about 14 universities, 15 colleges and professional schools with nearly 140,000 students. This system performs training in most areas of science, engineering, information technology, economics, business administration, language and pedagogy… Danang university also cooperates with universities of countries with an advanced education such as France, US, Japan, Australia, Canada, New Zealand …
Software technology center in Da Nang is one of the leading software producers in Vietnam and is the leading training center of the central region. Over the years, the software technology center  has cooperated closely with companies of India (aptech) and Japan (aots) to train programmers, technicians and engineers reaching the international standard. Many IT company has chosen Da Nang to set up company to hold their talents for international projects.
In addition, the city also has about 55 vocational training centers which often provide short-term training courses in computer science, sewing, mechanics, electricity – electronics, construction techniques, etc …
Quality of life
Along with the process of urbanization, economic growth in recent years has helped to material life and spirit of the people of Da Nang continuously improved.
Unlike other large cities in Vietnam, next to the bustle of urban development, living in Da Nang always bring a sense of peace, comfort and closeness to nature. Da Nang is one of the very few cities in Vietnam having a harmonious combination between high mountains, deep forests, long beach, deep river. After work, you can easily find space to relax beside the river or on beautiful beaches.
Da Nang today is a city with a healthy cultural environment, with urban civilized lifestyle, literacy levels elevated, beautiful natural scenery. It can be said that Da Nang is an exciting place to live, work, travel  and invest in Vietnam.
ANT Consulting is here to assist you from the outset; providing corporate intelligence, risk advisory, management consulting services that assist market entrance, and ensure efficient business start-up operation.  Our services are as following:
We strive to save your cost by guiding you towards economical solutions that comply with local legislation and procedures. We support you through early logistic solutions and carry you through as your business grows.  We aim to bridge the gap between international best practices and local cultures and assist foreign companies and organizations entering Vietnam market to overcome commercial and regulatory issues.
We could be reached at email: ant@antconsult.vn or tel: +848 3520 2779 .  To learn more about us, please visit www.antconsult.vn

Chủ Nhật, 26 tháng 2, 2017

Due Diligence in Choosing Business Partner

Joint ventures and associate in business will bring many opportunities for the development and success of business. However, it is not easy to choose partners to help maximize the value for business, especially in this difficult time. That is the reason why we should conduct the due diligence research before making any decision.
According to experts, there are enterprises that growing very fast because they choose the right partners involving in the value chain, but also there are well-known enterprises in the market that have to face with a lot of difficulties due to choosing wrong partners. Therefore, how to choose the right business partners, financial partners and strategic shareholders to help enterprises overcome difficulties, develop faster and more sustainable are always issues that concerned by many business leaders.
In challenging conditions as at present, the economic situation in Vietnam and the world places great influence on the partner selection of companies. Currently, the debt crisis in some European countries caused the demand for import from these countries dropped sharply. Therefore, Vietnam enterprises must seek new markets. In this situation, companies should restructure their operations, choosing to produce products that are suitable with the new markets.
There are two key partners that companies need to keep in mind, they are financial partner and business partner. Depending on the objectives of the companies that they will choose the right partner. Normally, with the stable economic condition, companies often choose strategic partner.
However, in difficult situation such as the present, the choice of partners is made for short term so that the company could be able to change and adapt according to the general environmental condition. Many experts believe that, in difficult times, good cooperation will help enterprises to stand firm and “over storm” successfully.
Hence, conducting the due diligence research helps us to have a clearer vision of partners before deciding to cooperate with them in business, especially partners in foreign countries where you still feel strange. Whether choosing business partner or financial partner, companies should be cautious. They should learn from the Japanese companies. Before deciding to cooperate with a partner, Japanese companies often study the partners very thoroughly. Therefore, the cooperation project of Japanese companies often succeeds up to 85%.
ANT Consulting is here to assist you from the outset; providing corporate intelligence, risk advisory, management consulting services that assist market entrance, and ensure efficient business start-up operation.  Our services are as following:
We strive to save your cost by guiding you towards economical solutions that comply with local legislation and procedures. We support you through early logistic solutions and carry you through as your business grows.  We aim to bridge the gap between international best practices and local cultures and assist foreign companies and organizations entering Vietnam market to overcome commercial and regulatory issues.
We could be reached at email: ant@antconsult.vn or tel: +848 3520 2779 .  To learn more about us, please visit www.antconsult.vn
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Thứ Ba, 21 tháng 2, 2017

IFC, Singapore PE firm may invest in Vietnamese renewable energy firm GEC

International Finance Corporation, the private lending arm of the World Bank, is partnering a Singapore-based private equity firm to invest in Gia Lai Electricity JSC (GEC), one of Vietnam’s largest private-sector independent small hydroelectric power producers.


IFC together with a private equity fund based in Singapore proposes to invest up to 36% equity stake in GEC, according to its investment disclosure. The investment is meant to support GEC’s renewableenergy development plans in Vietnam.

The quantum of investment as also the name of the PE investor were undisclosed. 
GEC is 87% controlled by Thanh Thanh Cong Group (TTC), a Vietnamese conglomerate founded by Mr Dang Van Thanh in 1979. TTC is Vietnam’s largest private sugar manufacturer. It also has 79 MW biomass power plant portfolio owned by its various sugar business units. 

Mr. Thanh was also the founder and chairman for 20 years of Sacombank, one of the largest commercial banks in Vietnam.

TTC has identified its next growth opportunity in renewable energy, and set a medium-term strategy to grow GEC into a leading renewable energy business in Vietnam. GEC is thus also considering wind and solar projects in addition to hydel power plants, the filing said. 

Founded in 1989, GEC  owns and operates 15 existing hydro power projects totaling 84 MW in installed capacity. Majority of its portfolio comprises small hydro power projects (HPPs), ranging from 0.3MW to 16MW. 

GEC’s business model consists of the development and acquisition of small HPPs, wind and solarprojects. While GEC’s ow

GEC is located in Gia Lai province, in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Many of GEC’s existing small hydro power projects are located in the same province. GEC also has several projects located in different provinces of Vietnam, mainly in the central area of Vietnam. 

IFC has been quite active in investing, both debt and equity, in Vietnam as also the East Asian region. Some of its recent proposed investments include a $20-million commitment in Canadian Solar for its Vietnam foray and an acquisition financing loan for Golden Towers in the telecom space.

Source: dealstreetasia




Thứ Hai, 20 tháng 2, 2017

Canada energy firm eyes $150m solar power plant in Vietnam

Canadian company CMX Renewable Energy Inc has sought a license to build a 150-megawatt solar powerplant in the central province of Ninh Thuan at an estimated cost of $150 million, newswire Thanhniennews.com reported.

CMX is the latest foreign investor to have expressed interest in setting up a solar energyproduction unit in Vietnam after the government said that it is drafting policies to encourage private investment in the sector. 

According to one of the plans being considered by the government, state company  Electricity of Vietnam and other electricity distributors will be obliged to buy all the output from solar power plants in 10-20 years, the government’s website reported.

The country’s first solar power plant is expected to start functioning next year. It is a 19.2-megawatt plant being built in the central province of Quang Ngai by Vietnamese investor Thien Tan Group at an estimated VND862 billion ($36.12 million).

 Last year South Korea’s SolarPark Korea sought to build a 300-megawatt plant in another central province, Ha Tinh, at $650 million.

 Another Korean investor, Hanwha, also reportedly plans to invest $200 million in developing a 100-200-megawatt plant in Thua Thien-Hue.
 Source: dealstreetasia




Thứ Năm, 16 tháng 2, 2017

Education Startup Will Flourish in Vietnam

Education startup will become great opportunity for foreign investors to invest in Vietnam as well as the Vietnam startup community.
GotIt!, a Startup, a Mobile App which is built on the question – answer foundation for a long time has been presented in the top 10 educational apps on App Store in the US. GotIt! has received 9 million USD from Capricorn Investment Group. Investors of GotIt! are also the people who invest in companies creating products that have changed the world such as Tesla Motor, SpaceX, and PlanetLabs. They believe that GotIt! will become “the next big thing” when GotIt! provides services in the areas beyond education.
One other education startup which is ELSA – teaching English pronunciation, has just passed 1,200 competitors to win first prize at SXSWedu – a competition in education technology startup, organized in the United States. This application uses artificial intelligence technology to help users improve their English pronunciation.
And yet, a different startup which is Monkey Junior, specializing in foreign language teaching has won the competition “GIST Tech-I 2016” held in the US after passing more than 1,000 competitors from 104 countries in the world. This is the startup contest initiated by the US government and received the backing of Mark Zuckerberg – CEO of Facebook – as well as many powerful individuals in Silicon Valley.
Belongs to the EdTech field, which is attracting the attention of Vietnamese startup community, Monkey Junior application is available on App Store, Google Play and Amazon with a large number of users from the US (accounted for 43%), Vietnam ( 10-20%), Canada, France… Although this app aims to teach foreign languages, the point to make up the difference for Monkey Junior is that the teaching contents are directed at children, especially children under 6 years old.
We have to mention one other EdTech which is Code4Startup. Code4Startup is the online training website. Although training on programming is not new, the basic difference of Code4Startup is that it is not theoretical teaching, Code4Startup goes straight into practice by guiding learners to build real applications. Hence, Code4Startup has successfully calling for capital on KickStarter.
The common point of this 4 startups is that the project have high applicability, developing towards EdTech (educational technology) and “father” of them are all Vietnamese: GotIt! Of Dr Tran Viet Hung; Elsa was founded by Van Dinh Hong Vu Ngo Thuy Ngoc Tu; Monkey Junior of Dao Xuan Hoang and Code4Startup of Leo Trieu (Trieu Quang Anh).
Movement for startup towards EdTech (educational technology) are blooming and the fund as well as foreign investors are increasingly appreciating Edtech in Vietnam.
Every year, Vietnamese spent 3-4 billion USD to send their children to study abroad and the market for online education is very potential on a large scale. Vietnam is a country of more than 22 million pupils and students, is the large customer market that many education companies want to explore. On the other hand, the introduction of this community-based projects to apply in reality is very consistent with preference and development trend of modern education, easy to be welcomed by parents and students in Vietnam.
In addition to the potential of the market, international investors believe that the Vietnam startups in general and EdTech startups in particular have been contributed actively to the social advancement, improve community knowledge and update the world’s new trends in Vietnam; while also contributing to the economic development of the country. Similarly, in the world, such EdTech startups as the Knewton, Coursera, Udemy, Duolingo… are the clear proof of this.
The million dollars online training market has been receiving special attention of foreign investors. By the end of 2016, Vietnam had 309 investment projects in the fields of education and training with total registered capital of over 767 million USD.
Apax English is an example. Recently, ChungDahm Learning Education Corporation (Korea) and Egroup Education JSC have signed a memorandum of cooperation for an additional investment of of 10 million USD for English training in Vietnam. Earlier, ChungDahm Learning and Egroup have brought the Asian’s leading children English program to Vietnam with the brand “Apax”.
From the success of Apax English, many cooperation and investment projects in education are increasingly powerful. Next, there will be the project of SK Telecom (under the SK Group, one of the 3 largest Korean group), bringing the school of programming using intelligent robot to Vietnam. It will become the first cooperation in the education sector with Egroup.
With the above positive signals, hopefully that in the coming time, Vietnam education market will continue to receive “new wind” from the funds and foreign investors.
ANT Consulting is here to assist you from the outset; providing corporate intelligence, risk advisory, management consulting services that assist market entrance, and ensure efficient business start-up operation.  Our services are as following:
We strive to save your cost by guiding you towards economical solutions that comply with local legislation and procedures. We support you through early logistic solutions and carry you through as your business grows.  We aim to bridge the gap between international best practices and local cultures and assist foreign companies and organizations entering Vietnam market to overcome commercial and regulatory issues.
We could be reached at email: ant@antconsult.vn or tel: +848 3520 2779 .  To learn more about us, please visit www.antconsult.vn



Thứ Tư, 15 tháng 2, 2017

Quang Nam Province Welcomes Foreign Investors

In 2017, Quang Nam province is expected to continue to become the bright spot of the central region on investment attraction, welcoming foreign enterprises to come and invest in Vietnam.
In fact, Quang Nam province is an ideal destination for investors at home and abroad. There were presence and long-term commitment of the major investors such as Truong Hai Auto, Suntory – Pepsico, Vietnam Brewery VBL, Inax sanitary equipment, Groz-Beckert textile equipment and famous travel brands such as The Nam Hai, Montgomerie Links golf course, Victoria, GoldenSand, Palm Garden…
Compared to many localities, Quang Nam has great advantages in attracting investment. Firstly, the province has strategic geographical location with an area of 10,438 km2, located in the middle of Vietnam, belongs to the key economic zone in central Vietnam. The north bordering on Da Nang – the commercial, services and training centers of Central region; the south bordering on Quang Ngai province; the west bordering on Laos; located on the East – West Economic Corridor, convenient for road transportation to Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and sea transportation to other countries of the ASEAN region.
The strategic location, plus complete transportation infrastructure with many kinds of road, railway, airline, sea belong to the national and international traffic routes, creating favorable conditions for Quang Nam province to attract major investors in the world.
As reported by the People’s Committee of Quang Nam province, the province currently has 8 industrial zones and 50 industrial clusters. The industrial parks and industrial clusters are located on the main traffic routes, with large area. The infrastructure and telecommunications utility are fully meet the needs of investment projects. As for waste water treatment system, most industrial zones in the province of Quang Nam have wastewater treatment systems; solid waste treatment collection systems as prescribed.
In addition, the social infrastructure and other utility services such as schools, hospitals, hotels, restaurants, amusement parks in the province of Quang Nam are basically meet the needs of investors and citizens. As reported by the Department of Culture – Sports and Tourism of Quang Nam province, there are more than 5,436 hotel rooms that satisfy international standard, including many major brands (concentrated in coastal areas), contributing to bring Quang Nam to become an attractive tourism destination of the central region.
So far, Quang Nam has attracted 126 FDI projects with total registered capital of 5.5 billion USD from investors from around the world such as Korea, Japan, Singapore, US, China, France, Germany, Italy…
In the long term, Quang Nam focus on attracting investment projects in economic sectors that the province has many advantages such as supporting industries (mechanical manufacturing, automobile, electronics…); processing industry of consumer goods, household goods, agriculture, forestry and fisheries products, construction materials; the agricultural sector (high-tech agriculture, cultivation and processing of agricultural products …); the field of tourism, services, urban (ecology urban areas, coastal and riverside luxury resorts, hotels, restaurants, supermarkets…), training of human resources; the investment, construction and trading of infrastructure of industrial parks, industrial clusters.
Another highlight of the investment attraction policies of the province is that the investors have the full right to choose and decide to implement the project in the appropriate investment model. Moreover, investors are given the investment incentives stipulated by the Government, including the Chu Lai Open Economic Zone and 15/18 districts in the list of investment incentives stipulated by the Government on the premises, corporate income tax and import tax…
According to the Public Administration and Investment Promotion Center of Quang Nam Province, the newly established enterprises from investment projects in difficult economic condition areas in Chu Lai Open Economic Zone; investment projects in the fields of high-tech agriculture, scientific research, technological development, education and training, vocational training, environment… will be applied the corporate income tax rate of 10% for 15 years since the taxable income arises; ; are exempt from corporate income tax for 4 years and reduce 50% of the tax payable in the next 9 years.
Enterprises investing in the industrial zones in such districts as Duy Xuyen, Dai Loc, Que Son and Phu Ninh are applied the corporate income tax rate of 17% for 10 years, are exempt from corporate income tax and reduction of 50% tax payable in the next 4 years.
Also, Quang Nam also apply competitive prices and depending on land investment sectors, projects may be exempted from land rent during 11 years, 15 years or during the term of the project. In addition to the general provisions, the large-scale projects with important implications and will be coordinated with your PPC investment research applied to the Government for specific policies.
Also, Quang Nam province also apply competitive land prices and depending on investment sectors, projects may be exempted from land rent for 11 years, 15 years or during the implementation of the project. In addition to the general provisions, for the large-scale projects with important implications, the Provincial People’s Committees will coordinate with investors to study and submit to the Government for specific policies.
According to the Quang Nam People’s Committee Chairman, in the trend of deeper integration, Quang Nam is constantly developing, changing appearance, became the land of potential and investment opportunities. Many synchronous solutions are being implemented to improve the investment environment, which focused on administrative reform. In particular, the introduction of the Public Administration and Investment Promotion Center of Quang Nam Province, with flexible and quick mechanisms, have demonstrated the determination to build friendly image of Quang Nam province, becoming the reliable destination for investors.
ANT Consulting is here to assist you from the outset; providing corporate intelligence, risk advisory, management consulting services that assist market entrance, and ensure efficient business start-up operation.  Our services are as following:
We strive to save your cost by guiding you towards economical solutions that comply with local legislation and procedures. We support you through early logistic solutions and carry you through as your business grows.  We aim to bridge the gap between international best practices and local cultures and assist foreign companies and organizations entering Vietnam market to overcome commercial and regulatory issues.
We could be reached at email: ant@antconsult.vn or tel: +848 3520 2779 .  To learn more about us, please visit www.antconsult.vn




Ho Chi Minh City develops startup ecosystem with $1.3 mln fund

Ho Chi Minh City has earmarked VND30 billion ($1.3 million) for a startup investment fund which is expected to provide local entrepreneurs with the funds they need to develop their products, services and technologies.


The fund, which has been raised from individual and institutional investors, is projected to grow to VND100 billion by 2020.

Vietnam is aware that in order to maintain economic momentum, it cannot afford to fall behind in the technology race.

Under increasing pressure to modernize the economy, the Vietnamese government has adopted a series of reforms. In recent years it has encouraged the private sector, in collaboration with state-sponsored sources, to set up venture capital funds so that domestic businesses have more funding options to turn to when they need capital.

IT companies, for example, those developing mobile and web-based applications or those applying advanced technology in agriculture, are welcome to apply for loans from the city’s investment fund, said Truong Ly Hoang Phi, head of the city's startup support center.

Phi added that the fund will be prioritized for those working in the city’s key industries.
This is the city’s first startup investment fund aimed at promoting technological innovation among the city’s business community, said Pham Hong Son, president of Ho Chi Minh City’s Youth Union.
The fund was co-founded by the state-owned Ho Chi Minh City Finance and Investment Company and the Saigon – Hanoi Commercial Bank with the aim of offering incentives to help entrepreneurs develop their ideas.

Source: E.vnexpress

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