Some in the private sector are lobbying Vietnamese officials with a wish list with visions ranging from more renewable energy to buildings that collect rain water for use.
Instead of changing themselves to fit office culture, women are changing the culture to include them.
Vietnam has 54 ethnic groups that are recognized officially by the government.
Deal is significant not only because it facilitates exports, but also as it lays out commitments on human rights, labor unions, and environmental protection.
Next month, US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink and his team will bring a business delegation from the Southeast Asian country to Washington.
Vietnam ranked No. 1 in an analysis of six countries in Asia where manufacturers could move as they leave China, according to a report in December from Natixis, an investment bank.
China is the world’s biggest exporter in the industry, and Vietnam is the second biggest.
To meet increasing health care needs, Vietnam may need to turn to private funding.
Vietnam counts itself among the top five countries in the world that would be devastated if global warming gets even more severe.
The average income of women in the Southeast Asian country is $224 (5.2 million Vietnam dong) a month.
Supporters of a no-go area for motorbikes say restrictions are needed to cut pollution and congestion.
Vietnam is willing to work toward international standards, setting it apart from neighboring countries.
Filmmakers are finding Vietnam is more than a scenic locale for war movies, and audiences are, too.