to loan $100 million for Sai Gon M&C tower
HA NOI — A credit
agreement was signed by Vietcombank, DongA Bank and Sai Gon Real-Estate M&C
JSC for a total of US$133.5 million to invest in the Sai Gon M&C Tower.
Vietcombank committed to
lending $110 million to the 34-storey twin-tower project, which will cover an
area of nearly 6,600sq.m and will cost a total of $256 million.
Co-operatives export grapefruit to Europe
VINH LONG — My Hoa Nam
Roi Co-operatives in the southern province of Vinh Long won a contract to export
70 containers of Nam Roi pomelo to Europe this year, said the head of the
co-operatives Tran Van Sang.
He said that the
co-operatives aimed to sell 1,000 tonnes of the fruit this year for VND7 billion
The co-operative’s fruit
was granted the GlobalGap (Global Good Agriculture Practice) certificate by SGS
Viet Nam, an international food inspection and certification organisation. The
certificate will facilitate exporting products directly to overseas markets.
aims to attract more visitors this year
DA NANG — The central
city of Da Nang is aiming to attract more domestic and foreign visitors this
year, from both neighbouring countries like Thailand and far-reaching new
markets like northern Europe, according to the municipal Department of Culture,
Sports and Tourism.
The city planned to
upgrade existing tourism facilities and improve entertainment to draw arrivals,
the department said.
Da Nang welcomed 38,000
tourists during the recent Lunar New Year holidays, a year- on-year decrease of
13 per cent.
cheap Chery to roll on Viet Nam’s boulevards
HA NOI — Chery QQ3, a
small car popular in China, will debut in Viet Nam in the second quarter of this
year, following a deal inked between the Chinese Chery Automobile Co and the
Viet Nam Motor Corp (VMC).
QQ3 will be assembled and
distributed by VMC. Currently, Chery QQ3 is sold in over 60 countries worldwide.
tourist companies seek opportunities in Viet Nam
BUENOS AIRES — Spain’s
Mallorca Chamber of Commerce would send a delegation of tourist companies to a
number of countries this year, including Viet Nam, to seek new markets in
response to the current global financial crisis, the mallorcadiario.com
According to the
organisation’s president, Joan Gual de Torrella, about 200 companies operating
in Mallorca’s tourism industry are capable of expanding their business abroad
like the Sol Melia and Barcelo hotel chains.
Mallorca is the largest
island of Spain’s Islas Baleares archipelago. Tourism is the focus of the
island’s industry, which includes everything from hotel furniture design to
hotel equipment, management and reservation software.
At a forum held by the
Spanish Institute of Foreign Trade last May, participants said that Viet Nam was
an attractive destination for Spanish businesses wishing to invest in the hotel
sector. — VNS