NA Chairwoman makes Tet visit to HDBank, Vietjet

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 16:00

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (centre) receives mementos from HDBank and Vietjet executives.— Photo courtesy of HDBank

HDBank and Vietjet can become top businesses not only in the country but also the region and world, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said while visiting the two companies on February 11.

The HCM City Development Joint Stock Commercial Bank and budget carrier Vietjet Air, owned by the Sovico Group, have been contributing greatly to the country’s economy over the years, she said.

Speaking during her visits on the first day of work after the Tet (Lunar New Year) holidays, she said she was very impressed by HDBank and Vietjet’s annual reports for 2018.

Their combined profit was nearly VND10 trillion (US$430.3 million) and they paid more than VND7.5 trillion in taxes, she said.

“Given their solid foundation and contributions to the economy in the past decade, I believe HDBank and Viejet will continue to progress and become top businesses not only in Việt Nam but also at the regional and global levels.”

HDBank has assets of more than VND216 trillion, 285 transaction offices and 14,000 financial transaction points.

HDBank’s top executives present the lender’s targets for 2019 to National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (centre).—Photo courtesy of HDBank

Last year it listed on the HCM Stock Exchange and entered the VN30 Index, which groups the 30 largest stocks by market capitalisation and liquidity.

Vietjet now has 70 aircraft and flies on more than 100 air routes, two thirds of them international.

Last year it transported more than 23 million passengers, the highest number of any Vietnamese airline.

Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, permanent vice chairwoman of HDBank and CEO of Vietjet Air, said the two companies have contributed to the international integration of Viet Nam’s capital and securities markets.

Besides complimenting the companies’ economic achievements, Ngân also hailed them for their social and charitable activities and contributions to the State budget and the country’s economic development.

Ngan also thanked the foreign employees of the two companies for their contributions to the growth of Vietnam’s economy.

"We see you as important components of our country." —VNS

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