Through the lens of international amateur photographers, sunset scenes in all regions of the country is so simple and profound
After spending most of the 20th century either under colonial control or armed conflict, Vietnam enters the new century as one of the most dynamic economies in Asia. With trade, capital flows, and growth shifting from the western to eastern hemisphere, the country’s favorable demographics, geography, and growth fundamentals create one of the most compelling investment stories in recent memory
Vietnam is the world’s 13th most populous country with 90 million people in 2014 mostly between the ages of 25-35. The country’s post-war baby boom demographic is highly ambitious, industrious, and captivated with modernisation. Isolated from global markets until the mid-90′s, normalisation of diplomatic relations has sparked a rapid transition. Since Dragon Capital established in 1994, the nation has visibly evolved from bikes to motorbikes to cars. Vietnam is centuries of material development compressed into decades.
Furthermore, the government is tempering “go for broke” growth with equality resulting in political and social stability. Starting with universal land tenure program that incentivised the rural population, peasants became small farmers and revolutionised agriculture productivity. From famines in the 80′s Vietnam evolved by the 90′s into one of the top five global exporters of rice. The trend continues, as produce advances from low-value rice to coffee and aquaculture. Less competitive countries are left fumbling with trade barriers and subsidies as the only means to maintain market share against the Vietnamese small farmer.