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After Van Don - Mong Cai highway opened for traffic in early September, the border city of Mong Cai became a new tourist attraction.

Over 400 South Korean firm staff to be quarantined in Vietnam

More than 400 key staff members of South Korean firms in Vietnam who are expected to enter the country by late this month will be quarantined in the northern province of Quang Ninh.

Van Don Airport receives Vietnamese expats from COVID-19-hit areas

Van Don International Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh on March 18 welcomed a flight carrying a total of 43 Vietnamese nationals from Indonesia.

Vietnam Airlines to suspend flights on Vietnam-South Korea routes

Vietnam Airlines will suspend flights on all routes between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) from March 5, 2020, amid complicated developments of the acute respiratory disease caused by novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).

Van Don approved to develop into entertainment hub with casino

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved Van Don District in the northern province of Quang Ninh as a multisectoral sea economic zone and entertainment hub that will include a casino.


Fortifying business climate for privately-owned groups

The privately-owned business community in Vietnam has made great strides with investment expansion, which has contributed to improvements in the domestic business climate throughout the past year.

Vietnam sets up unit to manage Van Don economic zone after failed SEZ draft law

Van Don district was among the country’s would-be three special economic zones (SEZs) in a controversial draft law on SEZs that was withdrawn last year.

Kien Giang gets nod to delay special economic zone plans

The Ministry of Construction has green-lighted Kien Giang province’s proposal to suspend the master plan to develop Phu Quoc Island into a special administrative-economic zone (SEZ).

Vietnam boosts marine economic development

Vietnam has boosted its marine economic development, with Hai Phong city and Quang Ninh province expected to become marine economic hubs by 2030.


Hanoi’s tycoons incur big losses because of speculation deals in SEZs

Real estate transactions in Van Don and Bac Van Phong, reserved to become SEZs in the future, have become frozen. 

SEZ draft law postponed, SEZ real estate market still hot

Experts have affirmed that the real estate market in Van Don, Phu Quoc and Bac Van Phong will not be influenced by the National Assembly’s decision on delaying the adoption of the draft law on special economic zones (SEZs). 

Legal framework for SEZs nearly ready

VietNamNet Bridge - The three special economic zones (SEZs) are on the horizon as Vietnam is setting a legal framework, preparing for the establishment of the zones.

Red carpet, tax incentives not enough for SEZ: experts

Phu Quoc, Van Don and Bac Van Phong, in order to develop into powerful SEZs, need to have an outstanding business environment and new institutional policies, experts say.

3 SEZs to cost Vietnam whopping $70 billion

Experts have voiced concern about the huge amount of capital, VND1,570 trillion, needed to develop three special economic zones (SEZs), saying this will put a heavy burden on the economy.

The ‘grey’ areas of coastal Economic Zones

VietNamNet Bridge - It is expected that by 2020, coastal economic zones (EZs) will play a decisive role in developing the marine economy of Vietnam, making up 53-55 percent of GDP.

Property developers eye SEZs: new real estate trend in 2018

VietNamNet Bridge - Van Don, Bac Van Phong and Phu Quoc - three special economic zones (SEZs) – are new destinations for large real estate developers. 

Phu Quoc Island sees even more investment as it prepares for SEZ

An international airport, seaport system, road traffic and good infrastructure are attracting investment in Phu Quoc. Hundreds of trillion of dong have been poured into the island which will be an SEZ (specialized economic zone) in the near future.

Will casinos exist in all three Special Economic Zones?

All three special economic zones (SEZs) Vietnam plans to set up – Phu Quoc, Bac Van Phong and Van Don – will give priority to services, tourism and integrated entertainment with casinos. 

How special should be Vietnam’s special economic zones?

Though experts all agree that SEZs must be run with ‘special political institutions and outstanding policies’, they dare not ‘make a breakthrough’ and design regulations which go beyond the current legal framework.

Vietnam puts high hopes on three SEZs

VietNamNet Bridge - Most special economic zones (SEZs) around the world have to experience at least one decade before gaining success.