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Big private players are scrambling to invest in Vietnam’s private healthcare system

Big private players are scrambling to invest in Vietnam’s private healthcare system. “With the government’s policies to encourage medical privatization to reduce the burden on public hospitals and improve the quality of the country’s healthcare services, investment in the healthcare sector, especially in the high-end segment, is forecast to continue rising.”

Source: english.vietnamnet.vn

The government will focus on attracting private investment in infrastructure projects

The government will focus on attracting private investment in infrastructure projects. “Speaking at a workshop on infrastructure development, financing and governance in Asia, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Vũ Đại Thắng said the Vietnamese Government had paid special attention to promoting private investment, especially via the public-private partnership (PPP) model, in recent years. He cited statistics that Việt Nam has attracted 147 PPP projects worth a total VNĐ1.14 quadrillion (US$52 billion), contributing significantly to improving infrastructure in the country.”

Source: vietnamnews.vn

U.S.-based companies are eagerly circling soon-to-be-privatized Vietnamese state owned companies

U.S.-based companies are eagerly circling soon-to-be-privatized Vietnamese state owned companies. Their representatives “said that they are seeking information and opportunities to increase their investment and join the ongoing privatization/equitization of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and the capital hikes of banks in Vietnam. They made their remarks at a dialogue held by the Vietnam-Singapore Friendship Association (VSFA) and the US-ASEAN Business Council (US-ABC) in Singapore on November 26-29. The event was co-chaired by former U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Michael Michalak and Dr. Vu Viet Ngoan, chairman of VSFA-head of the prime minister’s advisory group. Present at the event were representatives of the U.S. firms such as Visa, Facebook, Paypal, Metlife, Agoda, AIG, MasterCard and the executives from Vietnamese firms including VPBan, MBS, TPBank, Vietcombank, Saigon Securities Inc., VNPAY, and Petrolimex.” [Vietnam News Brief Service, 30 November 2018].

Source: peopleoverprof.it