Language Services For Haiphong

Haiphong is a major port city in north-eastern Vietnam, across from Cat Ba Island. Its leafy boulevards are lined with French colonial-era landmarks such as the neoclassical Opera House and Queen of the Rosary Cathedral, dating to the 19th century. Haiphong is also home to Du Hang Pagoda, an elaborate Buddhist temple, and Haiphong Museum, which explores the city’s long history. Haiphong is a coastal city located at the mouth of the Cấm River (Cấm River), in Vietnam’s northeastern coastal area, 120 km east of Hanoi. The Bính Bridge crosses the Cam and connects the city with Thủy Nguyên District. It has a total natural area of 152,318.49ha (2001).

Historical, Cultural facts & Religion

Haiphong city traces its origin to its 1887 founding as a seaport province by colonist of the French Colonial Empire. In 1888, the president of the French Third Republic Sadi Carnot promulgated a decree to establish Haiphong city. Haiphong is also the centre of technology, economy, culture, medicine, education, science and trade in the northern coast of Vietnam. Haiphong city traces its origin to its 1887 founding as a seaport province by colonist of the French Colonial Empire. Long-established religions in Vietnam include the Vietnamese folk religion. As late as 1939, the estimated combined population of the Jewish communities of Haiphong, Hanoi, Saigon and Tourane in French Indo-China.

Brief City  History

The French took possession of Haiphong back in 1874 when it was just a small market town. The city developed rapidly, becoming a major port. Heavy industry was a natural choice thanks to its proximity to coal supplies. One of the most immediate causes of the Franco-Viet Minh War was the infamous French bombardment of the ‘native quarters’ of Haiphong in 1946, in which hundreds of civilians were killed and injured. A contemporary French account estimated civilian deaths at more than 6000. Haiphong came under US air and naval attack between 1965 and 1972. In May 1972 President Nixon ordered the mining of Haiphong Harbour to cut the flow of Soviet military supplies to North Vietnam. As part of the Paris cease-fire accords of 1973, the USA agreed to help clear the mines from Haiphong Harbour – 10 US navy mine-sweepers were involved in the effort. Since the late 1970s, Haiphong has ex­perienced a massive exodus, including many ethnic-Chinese refugees, who took much of the city’s fishing fleet with them.

Language (s) Written & Spoken

Haiphong Sign Language is the deaf-community sign language of the city of Haiphong in Vietnam. It is about 50% cognate with the other sign languages of Vietnam and has been less influence than them by the French Sign Language once taught in Vietnamese schools for the deaf.

Important Types of Commerce in Haiphong

The industry is a key sector in Haiphong including food processing, light industries and heavy industries. Major products include fish sauce, beer, cigarettes, textiles, paper, plastic pipes, cement, iron, pharmaceuticals, electric fans, motorbikes, steel pipes and ships and out-sourcing software implementation.

Language Services US and others will provide working with Haiphong

Vietnamese language service is important to consider when doing business in Haiphong as it is the major language used in the country. Individuals or companies in various sector such as Legal, Machinery and technologies, Business, Finance, Medicine, Advertising, communications, PR, Transport, Computer hardware and software, Science, Agriculture, Automotive, European Union Documents, Legal, Government, Industrial, Life Science, Retail, and Technology would require to indulge in professional translation to adapt documents expertly to and from Haiphong.

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