City to host architecture fair
HCM CITY — The first
international architecture exhibition to be held in Viet Nam will open at the
Sai Gon Exhibition&Convention Centre in District 7 on January 4, 2009.
The Viet Nam Architecture
Exhibition 2009, organised by HCM City Architects’ Association in
co-ordination with Gia Phuc Media Co, aims to create an annual professional
forum for architects in Viet Nam to promote the profession.
Phong welcomes nearly 4m visitors
HAI PHONG — The northern
port city of Hai Phong has welcomed more than 3.9 million visitors so far this
year, including about 670,000 foreign tourists, reaching a total tourism revenue
of VND1.2 trillion (US$72.7 million).
However, the city has not
yet reached it target of attracting 4.29 million travellers throughout the year.
The city will fall short of the target due to a shortage of attractive tourism
products and delayed tourism projects, according to the municipal Department of
Culture, Sport and Tourism.
builds drugs factory in Dong Thap
DONG THAP — The Dong
Thap Medical Export-Import Joint stock Co (Domesco) is building a factory to
manufacture drugs with a total investment capital of VND72.1 billion ($4.4
Located in Con Bo
industrial complex in the southern province of Dong Thap, the plant has a
capacity of 120 tonnes of medicine per annum and is scheduled to be finished in
The plant is one of the 15
projects on building medical manufacturing factories.
works with VIB on e-payment
HA NOI — The Viet Nam
International Bank (VIB) is working with VinaGame to develop an online payment
service called Softpin Online.
The new payment method
will gradually replace cash payment and be applied at VinaGame’s agents via
the point of sale (POS) system.
Online payment will
require agents to open non-term saving accounts and ‘value’ cards from VIB
to carry out payment transactions through POS machines.
enterprises launch product lines
HA NOI — Beverage
enterprises have began launching a raft of new products for the domestic market
ahead of the Tet (lunar New Year) festival.
Coca Cola and Minute Maid
introduced Minute Maid Slash orange juice.
The deputy general
director of Tribeco, Nguyen Tri Bong, said that prices of beverages during the
Tet festival would increase by 10 to 15 per cent against the previous year due
to changes in the foreign currency exchange rate.
City bourse greets 91st member
HCM CITY — The HCM City
Stock Exchange yesterday accepted the Bao Minh Securities Joint-Stock Company as
its 91st trading member.
The Ha Noi-based BMSC has
a charter capital of VND300 billion (US$12 million) and offers services
including brokerage, underwriting and investment and corporate consultancy.
It also offers online
services that enable customers to open trading accounts and checking accounts.
list 170m additional shares
HA NOI — The Ha Noi
Securities Trading Centre (HaSTC) has allowed the Asia Joint Stock Commercial
Bank (ACB) to list an additional 170 million shares worth about VND1.7 billion
(US$100,900) on December 30.
This will give the ACB a
total of about 632 million shares, the most of any listed company on either the
HaSTC or HCM City Stock Exchange.
The bank made more than
VND8 trillion in revenue and VND1.2 trillion ($71.4 million) in post-tax profit
in the first nine months of the year.
increase charter capital
HA NOI – PetroVietnam
Investment Consultancy and Engineering Joint-stock Co (PVE) plans to issue 4.5
million shares worth VND45 billion ($2.7 million) to increase its charter
capital from VND35 billion to VND80 billion.
Of the increased amount,
the company would offer more than 4.3 million shares to existing shareholders
and more than 151,000 shares to staff. — VNS