Vietnam morning news for December 27

Vietnam morning news for December 27

Vietnam morning news

Ministry verifying Vietnamese tourists’ alleged fleeing in Taiwan
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) said on December 26 that it has asked relevant agencies to verify the report that 152 Vietnamese tourists fled in Taiwan.

Quota for raw tobacco imports in 2019 proposed
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) is drafting a decree for imports of 56,284 tonnes of raw tobacco (HS code 2401) under a tariff quota in 2019.
— Viet Nam News

VNPT to spend $1 billion on MA
The Việt Nam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), the country’s largest telecom operator, plans to spend US$1 billion on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in technology enterprises.
— Viet Nam News

Rubber latex processing plant inaugurated in Son La
The Vietnam Rubber Group (VRG) held a ceremony to inaugurate its rubber latex processing plant in Thuan Chau district in the northern mountainous province of Son La on December 26.

TKV sets target of $5.49b for next year
Việt Nam National Coal and Minerals Group (Vinacomin or TKV) plans to earn VNĐ128 trillion (US$5.49 billion) in 2019, of which nearly VNĐ69 trillion will come from coal production.
— Viet Nam News

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Four major transport projects on track for completion next year
Vietnam is set to complete four infrastructure projects next year, some of them after long delays lasting several years.
— VN Express

Man prosecuted for trafficking ivory items to Thailand
The Hanoi People’s Procuracy has prosecuted a man for attempting to traffic 3.1kg of ivory items to Thailand via Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi one year ago.
— Vietnam+

VJA introduces “Dos” and “Don’ts” for journalists when using social networks
Việt Nam Journalists Association (VJA) on Tuesday announced rules that instruct Vietnamese journalists the “do’s and don’ts” when using social networks.
— Viet Nam News

Jetstar Pacific reports 390 million USD in revenue
Budget carrier Jetstar Pacific, an affiliate of Vietnam Airlines Corporation, announced its estimated total revenue was 9.1 trillion VND (390 million USD) this year, 21 percent higher than the target set early this year.

SCIC wastes State capital in real estate projects
The State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) has made inappropriate investments that led to inefficient use of State capital, according to the State Audit of Vietnam (SAV).
— Viet Nam News

Khánh Hòa tightens hotel rating
Khánh Hòa People’s Committee has requested a tightening of the hotel rating system in an effort to enhance management of the hospitality market in the central province.
— Viet Nam News

Hanoians live the longest in Vietnam
People from Hanoi have Vietnam’s longest life expectancy, estimated at more than 75 years old, 1.6 years higher than the national average, according to the Hanoi Population and Family Planning branch.

Vietnam lures 35.46 billion USD FDI in 2018
Vietnam attracted 35.46 billion USD in total foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2018, equivalent to 98.8 percent of the previous year’s figure.

SCMC buys 165 million shares of Vietnam Airlines
The State Capital Management Committee has bought nearly 165 million shares of Vietnam Airlines, bringing its total stake to more than 1.22 billion shares, according to the Hà Nội Stock Exchange.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam works to boost organic farming
Vietnam has been making efforts to foster organic farming, including a decree issued last August which should be implemented as soon as possible, experts told a forum in HCM City on December 25.

Vietnamese doctors succeed in first transplant of two lungs
Doctors from the Hà Nội-based Việt Đức hospital on Monday announced to successfully conduct the first transplant of two lungs from a brain-dead donor on a cancer patient.
— Viet Nam News

Việt Nam’s actual FDI surges 9% in 2018
Disbursed foreign direct investment (FDI) in Việt Nam this year experienced a positive increase of 9.1 per cent to US$19.1 billion.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam receives wave of investment in aviation infrastructure
A significant wave of private investment is flying into aviation infrastructure on the back of improvements in long-term development planning for the sector in Vietnam.

National standards on waste treatment technology needed
Many landfills in cities and provinces have become ‘hot spots’ due to serious pollution.
— Viet Nam Net

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Photo exhibition on Vietnam, China’s beauty opens in Hanoi
A photo exhibition showcasing the charm of nature, people and people in Vietnam and China opened in Hanoi on December 26 in celebration of the 10th establishment anniversary of the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two nations.


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