Vietnam Morning News For April 5

Vietnam Morning News For April 5
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Vietnam morning newsVietnam plans to hike fuel taxes in fight against pollution
The proposed hike has raised concerns over aggravated costs for businesses and consumers.
— VnExpress

Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation asked to improve operations
Minister and Head of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung identified key tasks for the Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (VICEM) to boost the quality and effectiveness of its operations at a working session with the corporation on April 3.
— Nhan Dan Online

Tra fish industry grapples with export difficulties
The domestic tra fish industry has overcome several obstacles to achieve its export target this year, and so, needs the State’s support to establish a healthy business environment.
— Bizhub

An Giang earns over 41 million USD from rice exports
The Mekong Delta province of An Giang shipped abroad 83,920 tonnes of rice in the first three months of 2018 for 41.1 million USD, up 18,3 percent in volume and 28.8 percent in value over the same period last year.
— VietnamPlus

Tricky steps lie ahead for Vietnam’s footwear export market
Big shoes to fill if Vietnam wants to kick the current trend.
— VnExpress

Moody’s predicts average 2018 GDP growth at 6.7%
Moody’s Investors Service has predicted that Viet Nam’s GDP (gross domestic product) growth will remain robust, averaging 6.7 per cent in 2018.
— Bizhub

Finance ministry takes bold actions to push firms listing
The Ministry of Finance will enhance the supervision and fine state-owned enterprises (SOEs) that were equitised but not listed in the stock markets, deputy finance minister Vu Thi Mai said.
— The Hanoi Times

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to deliver 39 megawatt wind farm in Vietnam
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is to install and commission a 39 MW (megawatt) wind farm in Vietnam.

TrueMoney scores Vietnam payment services license
TrueMoney Vietnam (“TrueMoney”), part of Southeast Asian Fintech company Ascend Money, has obtained the Intermediary Payment Services License from the State Bank of Vietnam to operate digital financial services in e-money, e-payment, wireless transfers, and payment gateways.
— Finextra

US market opens up to Vietnamese fruits
After 10 years of negotiations, the US had finally opened its door to Vietnam’s star apples. Some 134 consignments of star apples (230 tons) have been shipped to the US.
— Fresh Plaza

NA deputies discuss development model for special administrative-economic units
The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee convened a NA specialised deputies’ meeting in Hanoi on April 4 to discuss the development model for special administrative-economic units.
— Nhan Dan Online

Vietnam: Striving to double the income of its farmers
Vietnam is accelerating agricultural restructuring to double its farmers’ annual income to 66 million Vietnamese dong (over $2,900) in the next five years.
— Fresh Plaza

Van Don proposes projects’ suspension pending master plan
The Van Don Economic Zone Authority has asked the People’s Committee of Van Don District and investors to stop commissioning new projects, adjusting project plans and applying for investment.
— Bizhub

Dak Nong okays 48-mln-USD solar power project
The Central Highlands province of Dak Nong has approved in principle a solar power project, worth 1.1 trillion VND (48.4 million USD), in Truc Son commune, Cu Jut district, the provincial People’s Committee announced on April 4.
— VietnamPlus

Hoang Anh Gia Lai reports decrease of $29 million in audited financial statements
Hoang Anh Gia Lai JSC (HAGL) has reported an after-tax profit of VND371.6 billion ($16.3 million) in its audited business results, a decrease of VND660 billion ($28.95 million) compared to the financial statements that the firm previously published.
— VietnamNet Bridge

​Vietnam’s state cable TV under scrutiny for removal of foreign channels
The consumer protection agency under Vietnam’s competition watchdog has asked state cable television VTVCab to submit a report on the removal of 23 foreign channels from its service since the start of April.
— Tuoi Tre

Better safety performance for VN: Climbing the ranks of the world’s safest countries
Keeping people safe is one of society’s most important responsibilities. Safety is about the commitment to doing the right things to protect people, families and communities whether they are in public, on the roads, at work or simply going about their daily lives at home.
— VietnamNet Bridge

Vietnam, Laos talk ways to enhance cooperation in energy, mining
Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh and Lao Minister of Energy and Mine Khammany Inthirath held talks in Hanoi on April 4 to discuss ways to boost bilateral cooperation in energy and mining, and remove barriers for mining and hydropower projects.
— Nhan Dan Online

Cambodia and Vietnam to enhance exchange of information
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked Cambodia to enhance the exchange of information between the two countries in order to avoid fake news.
— Khmer Times

Better use of bilateral relations, FTA can boost Indo-Vietnam trade: Envoy
Pointing out that trade between India and Vietnam is languishing at around one percent of the total trade done by both countries, the Vietnamese envoy to India on Wednesday said their strong bilateral relationship should be used as a foundation for greater economic cooperation.
— Business Standard

Russia, Vietnam ink military cooperation roadmap until 2020
A military cooperation roadmap between Russia and Vietnam covering the period of 2018-2020 has been signed Wednesday in Moscow during a meeting between Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Vietnamese counterpart General Ngo Xuan Lich on the sidelines of the Seventh Moscow Conference on International Security.


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