Vietnam Morning News Roundup For February 27

Vietnam Morning News Roundup For February 27

Welcome to the Vietnam morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Vietnam news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.


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Vietnam’s FDI reaches 3.4 billion USD in first two months of 2017​
Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Vietnam 3.4 billion USD in the first two months of the year, up 21.5 percent, compared to the same period last year, the Foreign Investment Agency’s latest statistics has revealed.
Hanoi Times 

APEC 2017 opens opportunity for Vietnam
Vietnam’s hosting of APEC 2017, with the convergence of both leading and emerging economies,plays a significant role in reaffirming its dynamic socio-economic development as well as active participation in regional and international forums.
Vietnam Net 

Ho Chi Minh City officials approve of 15,000ha ‘New City’ in Cu Chi
Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City have expressed their support for a mega-project that will include a so-called ‘New City’ and span over 15,000 hectares in the northern part upon completion.
Tuoi Tre News 

Imported meat becoming more popular
A report from the Department of Livestock Production showed that in the first seven months of 2015, Vietnam imported 210,000 cows from Australia, which was even higher than the total import volume of the year before. In 2014, Vietnam imported 181,000 Australian cows, or 2.7 times higher than 2013.
Vietnam Net 

VND3 trillion high-tech agricultural project commences its construction in Thai Binh
TH Group held a groundbreaking ceremony on February 24 for a high-tech agricultural project on producing organic vegetables, fruits and rice in Dung Nghia Commune, Vu Thu District, Thai Binh Province.
Hanoi Times

Samsung’s VN $2.5b expansion approved
Samsung Display officially received an investment licence Friday for its US$2.5 billion expansion project in Bac Ninh Province’s Yen Phong Industrial Park.
Vietnam News (biz hub) 

Health ministry sets out four scenarios to prevent A/H7N9
The Preventive Medicine Department under the Ministry of Health has promulgated an action plan to prevent A/H7N9 avian flu outbreaks in Vietnam.
Hanoi Times 

Large clean egg factory to open in Phu Tho
The first phase of a large-scale clean egg factory will be put in to operation in Phu Tho Province’s Tam Nong District on March 4, its investor DTK Corporation, announced at a press conference on Saturday.
Vietnam News (biz hub) 

Vietnam, France discuss IT, e-government cooperation
Vietnamese Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan and French Minister of State for State Reform and Simplification Jean-Vicent Placé talked about cooperation in IT and e-government development in Hanoi on February 24.
Vietnam Net

Vegetable, fruit exports to struggle
The domestic vegetable and fruit industry will face obstacles in maintaining sustainable growth in export value at the current high level, according to the Viet Nam Vegetable and Fruit Association.
Vietnam News (biz hub)

Japan emperor’s Vietnam visit a sign of improved ties
When Nguyen Thi Xuan said goodbye to her Japanese husband in 1954, she thought he was going off for a year or two on another long assignment. She never imagined it would be more than half a century before she’d see him again.
Washington Post 

Vietnam Airlines to boost co-operation
Eighty-eight per cent of flights operated by national carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) and its members Jetstar Pacific Airlines and Viet Nam Air Service Company (VASCO) in the first two months of this year, including during the peak Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday period, were on time.
Vietnam News (biz hub)

27 Days of Hell: When China and Vietnam Went to War
Several of Vietnam’s state-controlled news outlets have in recent days recalled the country’s 1979 border war with China, until now a strictly taboo topic. Such a recollection may signal that the ruling Communist Party of Vietnam has finally eased censorship of the short-lived but bloody military conflict.
The National Interest 

Government’s new decree resumes race for casino licenses
Many investors who gave up casino development projects some years ago are considering returning as the government has turned the green light on allowing Vietnamese to go to casinos.
Vietnam Net 

Vietnamese spend big on foreign high-street clothes
As incomes have improved, consumers are now buying more high-street fashion products rather than Chinese or Vietnamese clothing.
Vietnam Net



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John Le Fevre

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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