Continued strong economic growth, ongoing reform and a large population of 93 million —half of which are under the age of thirty — have combined to create a dynamic and quickly evolving commercial environment in Vietnam. Sales of equipment, technologies and consulting and management services associated with growth in Vietnam’s industrial and export sectors and implementation of major infrastructure projects continue to be a major source of commercial activity and interest for U.S. firms. In terms of infrastructure, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) released figures in April 2017 that mark Vietnam’s public and private infrastructure investment as the highest in Southeast Asia, accounting for an average of 5.7 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).
1:The country’s name was originally spelled as two words, Viet Nam.
2: The world’s largest cave, Son Doong, is in Vietnam.
3: Vietnam’s flag consists of a golden star with a red background. The five points to represent farmers, intellectuals, workers, youth and soldiers and the red background pays tribute to the bloodshed during the wars.
4: Their cuisine incorporates the five Asian elements; spicy, bitter, sour, salty and sweet.
5: The highest mountain peak in the region is Fansipan, known as The Roof of Indochina.
6:Traditional Vietnamese culture revolves around the values of humanity, community, harmony and family.
7:Rice terraces are planted that way to enable the crop to grow along the steep mountainsides.