a. At a glance:   Vietnam lies in the heart of Southeast Asia and spans across 330,958 km2. It is home to over 90 million people with nearly 50% of the population below age of 30(1). The country has experienced stable economic growth in recent years with GDP growth rate averaging 6.15 percent from year 2000 and 2015. The formation of ASEAN Economic Community and the passing of the TPP will provide a favourable setting for Vietnam’s economy and increase foreign investments into the country.

b. Vibrant :   Ho Chi Minh City Located in the South of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), formerly named Saigon, is one of the largest and most important cities in Vietnam. This city is not only a centre of commerce and finance, but also Vietnam’s hub for science, culture, education and technology. With a young and dynamic population of over 8 million people and a growing middle class, HCMC has enormous market potential. The city boasts the best infrastructure in the nation including modern transportation and telecommunication systems to create modern well-planned city that can become the most desirable and international business centre in Southeast Asia.