The Hanoitimes - South Korea remained Vietnam’s top investor, posting annual registered capital of FDI in range of US$7 – US$9 billion over the last five years. South Korea’s SK Group to invest US$1 billion in Vietnam’s Vingroup: Bloomberg South Korea’s unicorn Woowa Brothers acquires Vietnam’s food delivery Vietnammm South Korea’s major conglomerates seek investment expansion in Vietnam South Korea’s leading corporations tap into Vietnam’s finance - banking sector Vietnam – South Korea relations are built on high level of mutual trust, and the two countries share similarities in culture and history, according to South Korea Ambassador to Vietnam Kim Do Hyon. Overview of the conference. Source: Ngoc Thuy. “Being the host of the second North Korea – US summit, Vietnam plays a key role facilitating cooperation between the North and the South,” Kim said at the eighth International … [Read more...] about Vietnam – South Korea relations built on high level of mutual trust: Amb.
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Tour bookings to North Korea have surged sharply after the North Korea-US Summit was held in Hanoi in February. A Vietnamese tourist group in North Korea North Korea is considered a mysterious country. However, it has been more open to tourists in the past years and seen more visitors. According to the North Korean authorities, the number of foreign visitors reached its highest ever last July and August, with around 1,800 tourists arriving each day. Since 2018, many travel agents in Vietnam such as HanoiRedTour, Vietravel and Saigontourist have also started opening more tours to North Korea. Each package costs from VND29m (USD1,200) to VND33m per person for tours last from five days four nights to eight days seven nights. Since there's no Vietnam-North Korea direct flight, tourists still have to transit to China. Bich Hue, the representative of HanoiRedTour, said they were one of the first companies to open tours to North Korea in Vietnam. In Vietnam, since late 2018, the number … [Read more...] about Tour operators see a surge of interest in North Korea
The Hanoitimes - It would cost millions of dollars for a major media outlet to report about Vietnam, but this event has attracted nearly 250 major news agencies in the world, which is an invaluable success. North Korea - US summit proves diplomatic success for Hanoi: Journalist Vietnam advances relations with US and North Korea after Hanoi summit: PM Hanoi’s hospitality highlighted in US – North Korea summit Defining moments in US – North Korea leaders' meeting at Hanoi’s historic hotel Vietnam has not calculated the detailed cost for hosting the recent North Korea – US summit but it is 'not much', according to Mai Tien Dung, minister and chairman of the Government Office. Overview of the government's monthly press briefing on March 1. Source: VGP. The government aimed to minimize the use of state budget for the summit, while revenue generated from the event has partially covered the expenses, Dung said in response to a question … [Read more...] about Cost for hosting North Korea – US summit ‘not much’, says minister
A retired English teacher in Saigon has been making figurines of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un from eggshells. Nguyen Thanh Tam, 69, shows off the figurines of the two leaders at his house in Go Vap District. Tam says: "This is a small gift from Ho Chi Minh City to the North Korean-U.S. Summit in Hanoi. I wish the conference will be a success." He first saw their photos from various angles on the Internet to accurately capture their appearance. "I had to find the most straightforward portrait and then the left and right profiles to get all the details." He used eggshells, lead and clay to make the Trump figurine months before the summit because he was a fan of the U.S. president. "Making North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was more difficult. I had to carefully select the eggshell shape before sketching his face and then the [rest]," he said. It took Tam more than two hours to make Kim’s glasses from lead. Tam carefully studies the eyes and other … [Read more...] about A fragile piece: Saigon teacher makes miniatures of US, North Korea leaders
MobiFone offers special package to international reporters attending U.S.-N. Korea summit By Van Ly A customer transacts at a MobiFone store – PHOTO: MOBIFONE HANOI – Mobile carrier MobiFone has rolled out a package, named PEACE, designed for international participants in the upcoming summit between the United States and North Korea in Hanoi, a representative of the carrier said on February 19. The second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is slated to take place on February 27 and 28, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Thousands of journalists are expected to attend the event in Vietnam. The PEACE package costs VND500,000. Accordingly, customers will be offered 100 minutes for international calls and 300 minutes for phone calls on its internal mobile network, as well as 20GB of data on a high-speed Internet connection, when using the seven-day package. Further, the package will allow international customers … [Read more...] about MobiFone offers special package to international reporters attending U.S.-N. Korea summit