Channel NewsAsia plans Vietnam bureau

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Debra Soon, Managing Director of Channel NewsAsia speaks at the Vietnam Business Insights forum in Ho Chi Minh City on May 22. Photo credit: Saigon Times Debra Soon, Managing Director of Channel NewsAsia speaks at the Vietnam Business Insights forum in Ho Chi Minh City on May 22. Photo credit: Saigon Times
Regional broadcaster Channel NewsAsia Thursday announced its plan to launch a bureau in Ho Chi Minh City to improve its capacity for covering the fast-growing Southeast Asian business hub.
The 14th bureau of the channel in Asia will follow the launch of the Yangon bureau in Myanmar last January.
Debra Soon, Managing Director of Channel NewsAsia, said Vietnam, particularly Ho Chi Minh City, is a fast growing and vibrant business hub.
“Having a ground presence [in Vietnam] will allow us to uncover business opportunities, look at companies and developments, and beyond business, report on how a new generation of Vietnamese see themselves and the rest of Asia,” Soon said at Channel NewsAsia’s Vietnam Business Insights forum in HCMC.
"We have been covering South East Asia well for the past 15 years, it's time to go even further and beef up our ability to cover the IndoChina region even better, a mass of over 220 million people in Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos," she said.
The forum gathered expert speakers and international corporate leaders to discuss the new growth model for sustainable development in Vietnam.
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