Infrastructure in Vietnam Impedes Global Business

Nearly all of foreign firms trading in Vietnam — and 80% of all businesses — rated the country’s infrastructure as bad in a new Vietnam Business Forum survey 0f 291 firms, 30% foreign.  The survey showed roads and other infrastructure pose the key obstacle faced by foreign investors as Vietnam tries to boost its exports.

A separate survey of more than 600 Japanese firms found weak infrastructure, especially roads, electricity and ports, to be the most pressing issue, according to the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, which also found rising labour costs to be a concern.

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