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Saigon Times Group launches online news site in English
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Saigon Times Group launches online news site in English

The Saigon Times Daily

Pham Huu Chuong, deputy editor-in-chief of The Saigon Times Group, makes welcoming remarks at the ceremony - PHOTOS: THANH HOA

HCMC – The Saigon Times Group today, November 2, introduced the online version of its English daily newspaper at https://english.thesaigontimes.vn on the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of The Saigon Times Daily and the 27th anniversary of The Saigon Times Weekly.

Pham Huu Chuong, deputy editor-in-chief of the group, said digital technologies have altered the way people get news. Therefore, the group has developed the online news website in English to instantly inform readers, especially foreign ones, of what is happening in HCMC and Vietnam as a whole.

"Digital technologies have fundamentally changed the media landscape in our society. And the new media landscape has altered how people consume news, as mobile devices have become one of the most common ways to access news in real time," he said.

"We at the Saigon Times are aware that we cannot buck this popular trend. So we’ve decided to develop the website of our print edition The Saigon Times Daily into an online news site."

The site has been designed as simple as possible to help readers navigate fast and easily.

Singapore's Consul General in HCMC, Leow Siu Lin, delivers her remarks at the event this morning, noting the insightful articles and editorials of The Saigon Times Group keep readers abreast of latest developments.

Speaking at the ceremony, Singapore's Consul General in HCMC Leow Siu Lin said, "For the diplomatic community, The Saigon Times Daily and The Saigon Times Weekly are our go-to sources for timely and reliable news. They offer incisive, independent and in-depth views on a wide range of issues facing Vietnam today."

Nguyen Thi Lap, corporate communication director at FrieslandCampina Vietnam, congratulates The Saigon Times Group on the launch of the news site in English

Nguyen Thi Lap, corporate communication director at FrieslandCampina Vietnam, said that for more than 20 years, the Saigon Times Group has been a reliable media organization that informs international entrepreneurs and investors of socioeconomic issues in the country. It also brings corporate information to its audience in an objective way, Lap added.

U.S. Consul General in HCMC Mary Tarnowka (R) and Singapore's Consul General in HCMC Leow Siu Lin (C) talk with Tran Minh Hung, editor-in-chief of the Saigon Times Group, at the ceremony
Editor-in-Chief Tran Minh Hung (R) and Italian Trade Commissioner to Vietnam Paolo Lemma exchange their name cards
Dr. K. Srikar Reddy, Consul General of India in HCMC, and Suparporn Sookmark, director of the Thai Trade Center in HCMC
Nguyen Van Thang, managing editor of The Saigon Times, introduces the news website to Indonesian Consul General in HCMC Hanif Salim (L)
, at the ceremony
The General Consuls of India (L) and Indonesia (R) chat with Consul Dmitry Krivosheev of the Russian Consulate General in HCMC at the ceremony
Dang Duy Hai (L), deputy director of WMC Group, talks with Editor-in-Chief of The Saigon Times Group Hung

The Saigon Times Group, a news media organization based in HCMC, publishes Vietnamese business weekly Thoi Bao Kinh Te Sai Gon, Vietnamese online newspaper Thoi Bao Kinh Te Saigon Online, Vietnamese consumer newspaper Sai Gon Tiep Thi and its online version Sai Gon Tiep Thi Online, ICT news magazine Thoi Bao Vi Tinh Saigon, English daily The Saigon Times Daily, and English weekly The Saigon Times Weekly, as well as advertising supplements Dia Oc and Chao.

In addition, under the group’s umbrella are two non-profit offshoots – the Saigon Times Club and the Saigon Times Foundation.

(L-R) Leow Siu Lin, Suparporn Sookmark, Tran Minh Hung and Ureerat Ratanaprukse, Consul General of Thailand in HCMC, pose for a photo

 

The ceremony is attended by representatives of multiple general consulates and enterprises in HCMC

Launched on October 2, 1995, The Saigon Times Daily has been become the most read English business newspaper in Vietnam, especially in HCMC. Besides business news, the newspaper covers key social, political, tourism, entertainment and sport events happening at home and abroad.

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Publication Permit No. 321/GP-BTTT issued on October 26, 2007
Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Pham Huu Chuong
Managing Editor: Nguyen Van Thang.
Assistant Managing Editor: Pham Dinh Dung.
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