Vietnam Morning News For May 10

Vietnam Morning News For May 10

Vietnam morning news

APEC 2017: Vietnam’s new vision and stature
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh emphasized that the APEC Year 2017 is a significant opportunity to highlight the spirit and intellectual capacity of Vietnam’s foreign affairs, particularly the multi-lateral diplomacy. Moreover, hosting APEC events demonstrates the strategic diplomatic vision and growing stature of Vietnam.
– Hanoitimes

Private investment up in 2017
Grant Thornton Vietnam Limited’s 16th survey of the Vietnamese private equity sector showed largely positive economic progress and optimism for the country’s level of investment attraction.
– Viet Nam News bizhub

HCM City eyes public-private partnership in healthcare
HCM City authorities are soliciting private investment in healthcare projects because public resources are limited, according to the Department of Planning and Investment
– Viet Nam News

New trends for Japanese FDI in Vietnam
The presence of Aeon Mall and Takashimaya and their expansion of networks in Vietnam show the attractiveness of the retail sector.

Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu customs launches anti-smuggling unit
The Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Province customs on Monday set up a port control unit (PCU) that will link up with international counterparts to secure customs clearance and prevent smuggling and transport of prohibited goods.
– Viet Nam News

Labour crucial for Industry 4.0: Experts
Vietnam needs to invest in human resources to take advantage of and keep updated about the fourth industrial revolution or Industry 4.0, Nguyen Van Thu, President of the Vietnam Association of Mechanics said.
– VietnamPlus

Experts warn of environmental incidents as only 10% of urban waste water treated
According to the Vietnam Water Supply and Drainage Association, by the end of 2016, Vietnam treated only 10 percent of total urban waste water.

VN eyes 4th technical revolution
The Vietnamese mechanical industry will have more opportunities to improve their competitiveness if they apply technologies to meet the standards of the so-called fourth industrial revolution, experts have said.
– Viet Nam News

VN firms lack talent strategies
Multinational companies focus on building talent management strategies right from the early stage of their businesses, but many of their Vietnamese counterparts do not, a seminar heard in HCM City on Tuesday.
– Viet Nam News bizhub

Hanoi 2017 – Cooperation, Investment and Development” conference to be organized
Hanoi People’s Committee has just released the Plan No. 95/KH-UBND on organizing a conference themed “Hanoi 2017 – Cooperation, Investment and Development”.
– Hanoitimes

Vietnam Coast Guard officers join exchange programme in China
Vessel CSB-8004 carrying a delegation of the Vietnam Coast Guard High Command arrived at Xiuying Port in Haikou city, China’s Hainan province, on May 9, beginning an exchange programme with China’s Coast Guard.
– VietnamPlus

Thai company seeks opportunity in logistics industry in Can Tho
Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Can Tho city Truong Quang Hoai Nam on May 8 received Sigmund Stromme, Executive Vice President for shipping and logistics at Thoresen Thai Agencies Public Limited from Thailand, who is looking for business opportunities in the local seaport and logistics industry.
– VietnamPlus

Chinese association poses high risk in anti-dumping investigation
Many products including iron, steel and wood from Vietnam are under an investigation by the US Department of Commerce (DOC) and may be subject to anti-dumping duties.

Almost 700 firms lose export license to US
The American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cancelled the import licences of 679 Vietnamese food and beverage manufactureres that did not re-register with the agency as required, or did so without following current procedures.
– Viet Nam News bizhub

Da Nang approves first-ever dairy project
The central city has approved its first-ever dairy farm on 124ha in Hoa Phong commune in Hoa Vang district.
– Viet Nam News bizhub

VN’s sugar inventory reaches record high in April
Total sugar inventory at factories and trading companies by the end of April reached a record high in the history of the local sugar industry, according to the Viet Nam Sugar Cane and Sugar Association.
– Viet Nam News bizhub


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Thailand editor at AEC News Today

John is an Australian national with more than 40 years experience as a journalist, photographer, videographer, and copy editor.

He has spent extensive periods of time working in Africa and throughout Southeast Asia, with stints in the Middle East, the USA, and England.

He has covered major world events including Operation Desert Shield/ Storm, the 1991 pillage in Zaire, the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the 1999 East Timor independence unrest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and the 2009, 2010, and 2014 Bangkok political protests.

In 1995 he was a Walkley Award finalist, the highest awards in Australian journalism, for his coverage of the 1995 Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) Ebola outbreak.

Prior to AEC News Today he was the deputy editor and Thailand and Greater Mekong Sub-region editor for The Establishment Post, predecessor of Asean Today.

In the mid-80s and early 90s he owned JLF Promotions, the largest above and below the line marketing and PR firm servicing the high-technology industry in Australia. It was sold in 1995.

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