Vietnamese Furniture Excellence at HawaExpo 2024

The largest nationally endorsed export furniture fair in Vietnam officially announced its upcoming event from March 6th to 9th 2024, making it the perfect timing in a series of ASEAN furniture fairs. Embodying the theme of "Navigating the world of possibility", the expo aims to navigate all participants to leverage full advantages of Vietnam Furniture Industry – a world of possibility, which is now the heart of regional export and manufacturing, and the 6th place in the global ranking. HawaExpo 2024 will support participants to meet and connect with a multitude of exhibitors and discovering the best of made-in-Vietnam furniture through the largest exhibition ever.

Largest Export Furniture Fair in Vietnam: HawaExpo 2024 is proud to organize the largest export furniture fair in Vietnam. With over 700 exhibitors, including 50% new exhibitors and made-in-Vietnam manufacturers, visitors will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of exhibitions and connect with potential business partners. The event spans an impressive area of 56,000 square meters, featuring more than 3,000 booths and showcases.

Bespoke Locations for Boundaryless Exploration: HawaExpo 2024 offers a unique experience by organizing the fair across three bespoke locations. These locations include:

Connect Hall: Serving as a hub for Vietnam's entire furniture supply chain, Connect Hall ensures visitors have access to a comprehensive range of products and services.

Create Hall: Designed as a hub for interior design and innovation, Create Hall showcases the latest trends and cutting-edge designs in the industry.

Craft Hall: Craft Hall provides visitors with the opportunity to connect with manufacturers of all sizes and offers a convenient route for factory visits.

The Great Fusion at HawaExpo 2024 captures the vitality and essence of Vietnam's wood and furniture industry. Visitors can explore a complete catalogue of local industry offerings, including furniture for various spaces, original designs, lifestyle accessories, handicraft souvenirs, materials, hardware, and related services.

Exclusive Offers for Buyers and Visitors

Great Visit Experience by Great Hospitality Service: HawaExpo 2024 prides itself on providing international standard hospitality to all attendees. Visitors can enjoy a free registration fee, 24/7 multi-channel support, and numerous accommodation and travel discounts to enhance their visit experience.

Effective Networking and Capturing the Latest Trends: HawaExpo 2024 offers world-class and entertaining business platforms for effective networking. The event ensures visitors can satisfy their demands by connecting with the right exhibitors through its new structural location. Additionally, special showcases highlight Vietnam's national innovation and uniqueness.

1 + 1 Program: As part of HawaExpo's commitment to supporting businesses beyond the exhibition, the event offers the 1 + 1 Program. This program includes access to Hopefairs.com, the first furniture virtual exhibition platform in Vietnam, which allows visitors to explore exhibitions 24/7 for free. The HawaExpo App provides direct online networking opportunities with exhibitors, access to the latest industry newsletters, and series online workshops and seminars focused on government policies and industrial B2B events.

HawaExpo 2024 is set to be an exceptional event that showcases Vietnam's vibrant furniture industry while connecting international buyers with leading manufacturers. Don't miss this opportunity to navigate the world of possibility in Vietnam! Website: www.hawaexpo.com

World Bank continues to accompany Vietnam to develop green agriculture

A World Bank delegation led by Anna Wellenstein, East Asia and Pacific Regional Director for Sustainable Development, held a working session with Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) where leaders of the two sides exchanged information and discussed six key cooperation fields and continued to open up cooperation opportunities in the future.

As the project with the greatest impact on sustainable development, Mekong Delta Climate Resilience and Integrated Transformation Project (MERIT) aims to build water infrastructure for the Mekong Delta. MARD will continue to work closely with the World Bank and local authorities in the future to ensure the inter-regional leadership role for sustainable development.

In the field of forestry, World Bank is currently cooperating and supporting Vietnam in the implementation of the "Forest Sector Modernisation and Coastal Resilience Enhancement Project" to improve coastal forest management and the "Emission Reductions Payment Agreement (ERPA) for the North Central Region of Vietnam" that provides payment for forest protection and restoration initiatives. The East Asia and Pacific Regional Director for Sustainable Development further highly valued MARD's achievements in emissions monitoring and reduction as well as the Vietnamese people's forest protection responsibility. She announced that Vietnam would receive a total of $41.2 million, marking the largest amount disbursed by the EAP Carbon Fund when the official Emission Reduction Verification Report is released.

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development stated that Vietnam will ensure adequate mechanisms and budget sources for the fair and transparent implementation of the ER Program's Benefit Sharing Plan.

For MARD's new project for the development of one million hectares of low-emission high-quality rice on the basis of VnSAT's success, which won the World Bank's East Asia Awards 2023, Minister Le Minh Hoan acknowledged World Bank's support and showed his willingness to promote dialogue between MARD and the WB to call for the attention of ministries, sectors, businesses and farmers.

About the Dam Safety Improvement and Repair Project and the next strategic partnership in the Water Sector Cooperation (VWE) program, Anna Wellenstein affirms MARD's central role in the project, helping to implement the National Action Plan.

For its part, MARD highly appreciated the World Bank's support for Vietnam and the cooperation had produced significant results. MARD is ready to work closely with the World Bank, ministries, branches and localities to build an inter-sectoral coordination mechanism for the effective implementation of the Vietnam Politburo's Conclusion No. 36-KL/TW on water security and safety of dams and reservoirs. Especially, in the context of climate change, the Department of Water Resources, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam is developing a plan to respond to El Nino, prevent natural disasters, and ensure water security to submit to the Government.

The World Bank is willing to support the Program and the development of public-private data-sharing policies and practices in addition to upgrading local infrastructure to help farmers transform their livelihoods and create efficient value chains.

Regarding the Sustainable Fisheries Development Project, the World Bank expects that the effective establishment of three regional fisheries centers/dynamic ports will boost the coastal economy and strengthen regional linkages.

This project is considered a priority of the Government and the fisheries sector to get the EC 'yellow card' lifted, thereby ensuring stability and livelihoods for nearly 800,000 fishermen and more than 4 million workers in the fishing industry.

Regarding the Project on Capacity Building for Disaster Response in Coastal Areas of Vietnam (WB10), WB delegates reiterate their commitment to support the program, hoping that MARD will have a plan to soon implement phase one of the project. Meanwhile, MARD is preparing for this project and will promptly exchange the WB.

Minister Le Minh Hoan acknowledges challenges in coordination with central and local ministries and sectors in Vietnam besides initial successes. MARD is committed to reporting and updating sufficient information to the WB in the next programs for effective access and successful cooperation.

After the National Green Growth Strategy for the period of 2021-2030 with a vision to 2050 and the National Action Plan on Green Growth for the period of 2021-2030 period was released by the Prime Minister of Vietnam on October 1, 2021 and July 22nd, 2022 respectively, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam worked out an action plan to implement the National Strategy on Green Growth for the period of 2021-2030 on September 12, 2022 and make efforts to accelerate the implementation of action programs and projects with a high determination to achieve the set green growth goals.

Nguyen Do Anh Tuan, Director General of International Cooperation Department, MARD said Vietnam is a responsible member of the international community. The implementation of foreign investment projects in Vietnam's agricultural sector is transparent, responsible and efficient. Vietnam's agricultural sector wishes that governments, international organizations, and foreign investors continue to join hands, cooperate with and invest in Vietnam for a green and sustainable agriculture, contributing to the supply chain of agricultural products and ensuring world food security.

In photo: Anna Wellenstein, East Asia and Pacific Regional Director for Sustainable Development highly appreciated MARD's efforts over the past time. Photo: Linh Linh.

Vietnam-Born Entrepreneur An Trinh Excels in Silicon Valley

With cybersecurity challenges rising, the industry turns its gaze to An Trinh, a trailblazing figure earning international acclaim for his groundbreaking research and entrepreneurial prowess in cybersecurity. Within a short span, this 27-year-old co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Calif Inc. has carved a niche for himself as a trendsetter in cybersecurity, relentlessly pushing the boundaries of what's possible in this domain.

Trinh was born in Vietnam but intends to spend as much time in Silicon Valley to continue growing Calif Inc. Trinh’s innate passion for technology led him to pursue education at a local university, after which he decided to dive deep into the universe of cybersecurity. As his abilities and passion grew, Trinh endeavored to find methods to improve the industry—methods that have since become the hallmark of his career.

"Success in the cyber security industry isn't just about technical expertise; it's a testament to the resilience and determination of those who embrace the challenges,” remarked Trinh.

With technical understanding and a sharp mind, Trinh gained recognition among peers and industry veterans. He showcased his adeptness by presenting at globally recognized security conferences like Black Hat London, ZeroNights Saint Petersburg, and BSides Singapore. His presentations showcased his depth of knowledge and ignited discussions and collaboration among industry experts.

Beyond presentations, Trinh’s prowess as a bug hunter is legendary. His knack for uncovering security vulnerabilities has reaped generous rewards through international bug bounty programs. Among these, a standout achievement includes earning close to $200,000 from PayPal's bug bounty program within a year–a feat many can only dream of.

One of Trinh’s most influential pieces of research involves Java Remote Protocols. This rigorous study spotlighted intricate issues and led to paradigm shifts in how the cybersecurity industry approached Java security. Giants such as VMWare, Oracle, Dell, and IBM have accredited Trinh's work in this domain.

Another seminal discovery by Trinh was identifying critical vulnerabilities in the Zimbra Email Server. With Zimbra being a linchpin for over 200,000 businesses across 140 countries, this discovery had ripple effects across the globe. The NSA, FBI, and CISA referenced his work in security alerts, further solidifying his position as a cybersecurity heavyweight.

Trinh's skillset is not limited to research alone; his entrepreneurial acumen is equally noteworthy. Co-founding Calif Inc., an information security consulting firm based in Silicon Valley, Trinh spearheaded its meteoric growth. Under his stewardship as Chief Technology Officer, Calif Inc. experienced an awe-inspiring revenue escalation from $600,000 in 2021 to over $2 million in 2022. Clients have included big names in the industry such as BitGo, Anthropic, and Let’s Encrypt.

Public attention was brought to Trinh’s technical prowess when esteemed events asked him to serve as an industry judge. Events included the Globe 2023 Cybersecurity World Awards and Stevie 2023 American Business Awards, an honor that underscores the respect he commands in the industry.

"Cyber security has become a vital cornerstone of our modern society, and I am driven by a relentless desire to make a lasting impact. My accomplishments thus far serve as a springboard for even greater contributions. I am determined to leverage my expertise, skills, and passion for enhancing the industry and safeguarding our digital world,” Trinh added.

Trinh’s synthesis of cutting-edge research coupled with entrepreneurial flair makes him a figure of paramount importance. As the world progresses, An Trinh’s endeavors remain a beacon, guiding the path for both industry stalwarts and novices.

For further details on An Trinh and Calif Inc., visit https://calif.io

An Trinh is a pioneering force in the cybersecurity industry. He co-founded Calif Inc. and served as its Chief Technology Officer. His research has profoundly impacted cybersecurity, and his entrepreneurial abilities have played a pivotal role in advancing the industry and will continue to do so.

Charlie Puth and Vietnamese artists to converge at 8Wonder super music festival

VinWonders announces that one of the most sought-after global music stars - Charlie Puth will perform, together with top Vietnamese artists, at the 8Wonder super music festival onJuly 22, 2023 at Vinpearl Nha Trang. This is a world-class music festival kicking off the "unlimited emotional wonder - Infinity Wonder" for the first time in Vietnam.

8Wonder - the music festival is the highlight, fully closing the series of "eternal festivals" WonderFest 2023 - an annual international sea festival at Vinpearl Nha Trang. The journey to experience the "unlimited emotional wonders" 8Wonder will start at 4 PM, with more than 6 hours of endless excitement and sublimation with top-level music, eye-catching performances, superb cuisine, colorful carnivals, entertainment and interactive activities, etc.

The headliner of 8Wonder this year is Charlie Puth - a multi-platinum A-List singer, songwriter and producer of US contemporary pop music. The author of the hit "We Don't Talk Anymore" will make thousands of audiences explode with emotions with mesmeric performances and outstanding visual effects, proving himself as “a global hitmaker”.

Joining Charlie Puth to resonate for eternal sublimation of emotions are the most popular and favorite artists in Vietnam.

To create "unlimited emotional wonder", the top performance standards of the world entertainment industry will be applied for the first time in Vietnam right on the stage of 8Wonder in particular. With a space of up to 10,400m2 and a 180-degree view overlooking Nha Trang Bay, Wonder Square will become an unprecedentedly unique "infinity" stage, blending together the colorful ocean world on the stage and the ocean of waves lapping in real life. Along with the "infinity ocean" is a world-class sound - light and visual system. The whole mixture will create outstanding audio-visual effects, putting 8Wonder on a par with global music festivals.

The combination of 8Wonder – the top-notch international music model and Wonder Fest – the leading tourism ecosystem and the most attractive tourist destination in Vietnam is a creative and distinct method of doing tourism. This event series not only creates a completely new highlight for Vietnam's tourism, but also strives to generate "emotional wonders" besides natural and cultural wonders, contributing to diverse experiences for tourists and raise Vietnam's tourism to a new level.

Charlie Puth has proven to be one of the industry’s most consistent hitmakers and sought-after collaborators. Puth has amassed eight multi-platinum singles, four GRAMMY nominations, three Billboard Music Awards, a Critic’s Choice Award, and a Golden Globe nomination. His 2018 GRAMMY-nominated LP, Voicenotes, was RIAA Certified Gold only four days after its release and has logged over 5.6 billion streams worldwide. Recently, Puth released his highly anticipated third studio album CHARLIE via Atlantic Records. Featuring hit singles “Left and Right [feat. Jung Kook of BTS],“That’s Hilarious” and “Light Switch,” the “expertly crafted collection” (ROLLING STONE) has surpassed 1 billion global streams and received critical praise around the world. Following the release of his CHARLIE, Puth set out for his ‘One Night Only’ tour, welcoming fans around the world up close and personal as he shares his latest album and his greatest hits. In 2020, Puth’s collaboration with Gabby Barrett on their “I Hope” Remix earned him his fourth top 10 track on the Billboard Hot 100, hit number one on the Billboard “Adult Pop Songs” chart, and won a 2021 Billboard Music Award for “Top Collaboration.” Puth also co-wrote and produced The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber’s record-breaking single, “Stay,” which quickly become one of the biggest songs of 2021 and holds the title for the longest- reigning No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 chart and the first to lead it for double- digits - spending a total of eleven weeks at the top of the chart.

Photo: Wonder Square with a view overlooking one of the most stunning bays in the world.

Improving Standards in Cancer Care for Vietnam

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)—a not-for-profit alliance of leading cancer centers in the United States—today announced the signing of a Memo of Understanding (MOU) with Vietnam National Cancer Hospital ("K Hospital") and the Vietnam Cancer Association to work together to improve standards for cancer care throughout the country. Five delegates from NCCN visited Hanoi May 24-26 to sign the MOU and pilot the creation of NCCN Harmonized Guidelines™ for Vietnam.

"We are honored to collaborate with in-country experts to develop and validate Vietnamese harmonizations (and subsequent translations) of NCCN Guidelines," said Robert W. Carlson, MD, Chief Executive Officer, NCCN. "We can improve outcomes and quality-of-life for patients with cancer throughout the country by standardizing practices and addressing language barriers."

Professor Tran Van Thuan, Deputy Minister of Health of Vietnam, and Associate Professor Bui Dieu, President of the Vietnam Cancer Association, were special guests during the program.

"I believe the collaborations between K Hospital, the Vietnam Cancer Association, and NCCN are the first steps toward global best practices in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment," said Professor Tran Van Thuan. "I anticipate there will be more opportunities to collaborate in order to routinely update these guidelines and participate in numerous activities to improve the treatment and research capabilities of Vietnamese doctors."

The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) are the recognized standard for clinical direction and policy in cancer care and the most thorough and frequently updated clinical practice guidelines available in any area of medicine. NCCN currently has a library of more than 80 NCCN Guidelines®, containing the latest evidence-based expert consensus recommendations for treating nearly every type of cancer, plus screening, prevention, and supportive care. These free resources help guide care providers around the world with more than 13 million downloads per year; nearly half of registered users of the NCCN Guidelines report that they live outside the United States.

NCCN Harmonized Guidelines™ are based on the original versions of the NCCN Guidelines but also include color-coded modifications of the algorithms to represent both the optimal care that low- and mid-resource countries aspire to provide and pragmatic approaches that provide effective treatment options for resource-constrained settings. NCCN Harmonized Guidelines™ have already been published in collaboration with local experts in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean.

"We look forward to building off the highly-regarded NCCN Guidelines, taking into account our local circumstances, physiologic and risk differences, accessibility, regulations, and technology, to better serve people with cancer across Vietnam," said Professor Le Van Quang, Director – Chairperson of K Hospital. "By making the highest standards in evidence-based care more accessible, we can help all of our patients to live better lives."

While in Hanoi, Gregory J. Riely, MD, PhD, Vice Chair, Clinical Research, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Member of the NCCN Guidelines Panel for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, worked with local experts in Vietnam to create a pilot version of NCCN Harmonized Guidelines™ for Vietnam: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. He was joined by Dr. Carlson; NCCN Chief Medical Officer Wui-Jin Koh, MD; Oncology Nurse Practitioner from Stanford Health Services, Kathleen Smith, RN, MS; and NCCN Senior Manager, Global Policy & Strategic Alliances, Katherine Winckworth-Prejsnar, MPH.

Next steps for this project include nine additional harmonizations to cover the top 10 highest-incidence cancer types for Vietnam. The NCCN Harmonized Guidelines for these 10 cancer types will also be translated into Vietnamese by professionals with advanced degrees and experience in the medical field.

There are currently more than 250 translations of the NCCN Guidelines and clinical resources across 69 languages plus more than 50 NCCN Harmonized Guidelines™. View these free resources and learn more about NCCN's efforts to increase access to high-quality, high-value cancer care worldwide, by visiting NCCN.org/global.

About the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is a not-for-profit alliance of leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education. NCCN is dedicated to improving and facilitating quality, effective, equitable, and accessible cancer care so all patients can live better lives. The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) provide transparent, evidence-based, expert consensus recommendations for cancer treatment, prevention, and supportive services; they are the recognized standard for clinical direction and policy in cancer management and the most thorough and frequently-updated clinical practice guidelines available in any area of medicine. The NCCN Guidelines for Patients® provide expert cancer treatment information to inform and empower patients and caregivers, through support from the NCCN Foundation®. Visit NCCN.org for more information.

Analytica Vietnam 2023

The 7th analytica Vietnam 2023 took place in April, 2023, at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The event is organized by Messe München, a leading international trade fair organizer, and is expected to attract thousands of exhibitors and visitors from around the world.

analytica Vietnam 2023 is a premier event for laboratory technology, analysis, and biotechnology professionals. The conference program features over 30 conference sessions and panel discussions presented by leading industry experts from across the globe. Attendees can expect to learn about the latest trends, challenges, and advancements in the industry, and gain insights into the future of laboratory technology and analysis.

analytica Vietnam, known as the most important hub in the ASEAN Region, is celebrating its biggest event ever with expected 5,000 diagnostic professionals, industry's top buyers and investment decision-makers from more than 30 countries in the world. The trade fair will be the first face-to-face meeting since the hit of COVID-19. With sponsorships from Thermo Fisher, BIOVIA and BTG, the upcoming edition of analytica Vietnam 2023 is expected to bring together a spectacular reunion of the science and research sector.

The 2023 trade fair exhibitors include national and international industry giants – Thermo Fisher Scientific, Shimadzu, Merck, Leco, ITS, DKSH, 2H Instruments, Scilab, Eppendorf and Waters. The exhibition show will feature international exhibitors from – Germany, Italy, UK, Japan, Canada, Korea, France, Czech Republic, USA, Singapore, India, Thailand, and China. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action and the Association of Small & Medium Enterprises Singapore (ASME) will support the exhibition with a German and Singapore Pavilion.

"We are thrilled to welcome the leading professionals and companies in the laboratory technology, analysis, and biotechnology industries to analytica Vietnam 2023," said Mr. Michael Wilton, CEO & Managing Director of MMI Asia Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Messe München GmbH. "This year's event will provide attendees with unparalleled opportunities to network, learn, and discover the latest products and technologies in the industry."

The Vietnamese government and Messe München are at the forefront of industry development in Vietnam. With analytica Vietnam, we offer the perfect platform to support the further development of the industry in the country, facilitate know-how transfer and promote investment in laboratory and biotechnology," says Armin Wittmann, Project Manager at Messe München GmbH.

Apart from the exhibition area, analytica Vietnam 2023 offers valuable first-hand know how. The trade fair includes several side events such as a world-class conference, forum and tutorials, pre-event laboratory tours, buyer-seller program, networking night and hosted buyer program to offer visitors a holistic experience of current technologies and trending developments in the market.

Conference Program from top industry experts

The analytica Vietnam Conference will take place on 19-20 April in parallel to the with the trade fair. The conference program features over 30 conference lectures presented by national and international experts from science and research sector across the globe to report on the latest topics in the areas of biomedical, and forensic analysis, novel analytical methods, food analysis and environment analysis and quality control. It is organized by Prof. Dr. Oliver J. Schmitz (University of Duisburg-Essen, Faculty of Chemistry) and Prof. Dr. Pham Hung Viet (VNU University of Science, KLATEFOS).

Latest laboratory working practices

There will also be two practical tutorials on laboratory working practices on both days of the conference. The two half-day workshops "Compliant Modernization of HPLC Gradient Elution Methods in View of USP 621 Revision" and " 3-MCPD and MOSH/MOAH Analysis" inform about the details of the automated workflows for routine analysis." They focus on laboratory staff and students and require advance registration.

The Exhibitor Forum, part of supporting program within the exhibition halls, provides exhibitors with a platform for presenting their products and services live to a professional audience which is interested in the applicability of laboratory technology, analysis, biotechnology and diagnostics related services and products.

About Messe Muenchen GmbH

Messe Muenchen GmbH is one of the world's leading trade fair organizers with more than 50 trade fairs for capital goods, consumer goods, and new technologies. Every year, Messe Muenchen organizes more than 200 events in Munich, Germany, and abroad, attracting over 30,000 exhibitors and 2 million visitors. The company's mission is to create innovative, sustainable, and profitable platforms for its customers to do business and connect with their target markets.

analytica Vietnam

With its exhibition areas of laboratory technology, analysis, biotechnology and diagnostics, analytica Vietnam with the analytica Vietnam conference targets the growing market of Vietnam. 143 exhibitors and 4,144 visitors participated in analytica Vietnam 2019. The trade fair takes place every two years. The upcoming edition will take place from April 19 to 21, 2023 at the SECC – Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center. More details can be found at https://www.analyticavietnam.com/.

analytica worldwide

Messe München is the world's leading trade fair organizer for laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology. The international network of exhibitions includes analytica, analytica China, analytica Anacon India & India Lab Expo, analytica Vietnam and analytica Lab Africa. Additional information about these exhibitions and their programs of events is available at www.analytica.de.

MMI Asia Pte Ltd

MMI Asia Pte. Ltd. was set up as the regional headquarter and a wholly owned subsidiary of Messe München in 1992. With subsidiaries in China and India, MMI Asia organizes trade fairs in China, India and ASEAN countries; promotes global trade expansion by facilitating participation of Asian exhibitors in Messe München fairs worldwide; it also provides consultancy in professional trade fair and conference management to government bodies, international trade and promotion organizations, and trade associations.

GSM officially launches first pure electric taxi firm

Green and Smart Mobility Joint Stock Company (GSM) officially begins operating the first pure electric taxi service in Vietnam - Green SM Taxi. The event ushered in a new era of taxis: smart, pollutant and noise-free, and environmentally friendly.

Green SM Taxi is set to launch on the roads of Hanoi, followed by a nationwide expansion to at least five provinces and cities this year, in line with the company's strategic plan.

As of April 14, 2023, customers can easily book Green SM taxi services via the nationwide hotline, 1900 2088, just like traditional taxi services, or through the Green SM Taxi application, available on App Store and Google Play. Riders can also hail cars at all Vincom shopping malls, public spaces around the city, or on the roads. In May 2023, Green SM Taxi can be booked through BeVinFast service on the Be application.

In addition to convenient and diverse access, Green SM Taxi provides customers with two service options: GreenCar – a standard taxi service, and LuxuryCar – a premium taxi experience. GreenCar will roll out with the VinFast VF e34 in the company’s signature Cyan blue color, while LuxuryCar will use the VinFast VF 8 in their original luxurious colors.

Initially, SM Green Taxi will start operation with 500 VF e34s and 100 VF 8s in Hanoi. Shortly, the company will add the VinFast VF 5 Plus model to the GreenCar fleet. According to actual customer demands, the company will increase the number of cars in both service segments.

The starting price for the first 1 km of the GreenCar service is 20,000 VND. For the next 24 km, the fare for the VF 5 Plus is 14,000 VND/km, and the VF e34 is 15,500 VND/km. From the 26th km onwards, the fare will be 12,000 VND/km for the VF 5 Plus and 12,500 VND/km for the VF e34. The price for LuxuryCar service is fixed at 21,000 VND/km for the entire journey.

Speaking at the Green SM Taxi’s opening ceremony in Hanoi, Mr. Nguyen Manh Quyen - Vice President of the Hanoi People's Committee, shared: “Electric taxis are among the advanced solutions that bring tremendous benefits to the community and contribute to reducing air and noise pollution while saving energy and costs for users. The deployment of electric taxi services in Hanoi not only affirms the determination of the City and cooperation of business organizations, particularly the GSM company, in accelerating sustainable transport development; but also contributes to realizing Vietnam's commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”

Mr. Nguyen Van Thanh - CEO of GSM, shared: “GSM, in general, and Green SM Taxi, specifically, were established in response to the national climate objectives, which include efforts to reduce transportation emissions. Green SM Taxi offers a new standard of transportation service with outstanding quality, not just serving people but also connecting and forming a green and smart mobility ecosystem across Vietnam."

Green SM Taxi is Vietnam's first pure electric taxi company, providing passenger transportation services entirely by VinFast electric vehicles. This generation of taxis is noiseless and emits no carbon, which benefits public health and the environment. The cars are also equipped with various intelligent entertainment features, providing passengers with enjoyable experiences on every journey. With a team of highly trained and professional drivers and dedicated service, Green SM Taxi is committed to bringing 5-star service quality to customers.

Green SM Taxi will continue to be launched in Ho Chi Minh City in April 2023.

Wellness guide to a Weekend in Hoi An Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam is a bustling and vibrant city with a wealth of attractions and activities to offer. From its stunning beaches to its colorful markets and ancient architecture, it’s no wonder why this city is a popular destination for travelers. But what makes Hoi An particularly appealing is the opportunity it provides to relax and recharge. Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or a longer vacation, Hoi An is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy some much-needed pampering. Here’s your guide to a weekend of wellness in Hoi An.

Start your weekend off right with a visit to one of Hoi An’s many spas. From luxurious resorts to smaller local establishments, you’ll find a variety of options to suit your needs. Treat yourself to a massage, facial, or body scrub to start your weekend with a sense of total relaxation. Many spas also offer yoga and meditation classes, perfect for those looking for a more mindful experience.

No visit to Hoi An is complete without a trip to the iconic beach. Make sure to rise early to watch the sun rise over the ocean, or plan your visit for the late afternoon and enjoy a stunning sunset. Take advantage of the opportunity to go for a swim or a leisurely stroll along the shore. Whatever you choose, you’ll be rewarded with some of the best views in Vietnam.

Hoi An is known for its delicious and varied cuisine. Spend an afternoon exploring the city’s many restaurants, cafes, and street food vendors. Choose to sample some of the local specialties, or opt for a traditional Vietnamese noodle dish. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a cooking class to learn how to make some of the local delicacies.

Take a walking tour of the old town to get some exercise while exploring the city’s rich history. The old town is home to some of Hoi An’s oldest and most iconic buildings, and you’ll get to experience the area’s unique architecture and culture. For a more active experience, rent a bicycle and go for a ride along the riverside.

Finally, be sure to spend some time in one of Hoi An’s gardens. The city is home to several stunning gardens, where you can take in the beauty of nature while soaking up some much-needed sunshine. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful spot to meditate or a place to enjoy a picnic lunch, you’ll find plenty of options in Hoi An.

Hoi An is the perfect destination for a wellness-focused weekend getaway. With its stunning beaches, delicious cuisine, and abundance of relaxation activities, you’ll leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. So make sure to plan a trip to Hoi An soon – you won’t regret it.