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New AmCham Hanoi chairman says will boost Vietnam-US trade

By Ricky Ho

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HCMC – John Rockhold, who has been elected as the new chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hanoi (AmCham Hanoi) for this year, has pledged to coordinate with members of AmCham to foster socioeconomic and trade relations between Vietnam and the United States.

Having lived and worked in Vietnam since 1992, Rockhold is currently CEO of Chan May LNG JSC, which is developing an LNG plant worth US$6 billion in the central province of Thua Thien Hue.

He is also co-chair of AmCham’s Energy Committee and head of the power and energy working group under the Vietnam Business Forum.

On January 6, new chairman of AmCham Vietnam in HCMC will be elected, while new chairman of AmCham Vietnam will be named on January 20.

In an announcement issued on January 3, AmCham Vietnam committed to cooperating with the competent agencies of Vietnam and the United States to strengthen the partnership between the two countries and boost the recovery and sustainable development of Vietnam.

According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, as of November 2021, U.S. enterprises have invested more than US$10 billion in over 1,100 projects in Vietnam, ranking 11th among the largest investors in the country.

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