Vietnam Morning News For June 11

Vietnam Morning News For June 11
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Vietnam morning newsVietnam protesters clash with police over new economic zones
Demonstrators clashed with police in Vietnam amid protests against plans for new economic zones that some fear will be dominated by Chinese investors.
— BBC (video)

Dragon fruit dominates Vietnam fruit exports
Dragon fruit has dominated Vietnamese fruit exports in the first four months of 2018 with total exports reaching US$427 million, a year-on-year increase of 9 percent.

Ho Chi Minh City: Property paradise for ASEAN
Massive infrastructure projects and ample growth prospects have positioned ASEAN as a prime real estate investment destination globally, with properties in regional capitals typically offering higher rental yields and capital appreciation than assets in more developed areas.
— The Asean Post

Thai investors plan to expand investment projects in Vietnam
Vietnam’s economy has outstandingly grown, thanks to its economic measures while Thai investors plan to expand their investment in the Indochinese state.

Domestic automobile market set for big growth
The Vietnamese automobile market is predicted to develop strongly between now and 2035 as the country is experiencing a “golden population structure,” which offers opportunities to promote the automobile industry.
— Bizhub

Vietnam’s biggest solar power plant built in Ninh Thuan
The construction of Vietnam’s biggest solar power plant with capacity of 168 MWp and total investment of roughly 4.4 trillion VND (194 million USD) commenced in the south central province of Ninh Thuan on June 8.
— VietnamPlus

SOEs under trade ministry to be inspected
The Government Inspectorate will carry out an inspection targeting State-owned enterprises (SOEs) in which the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) controls State capital.
— VietNamNet Bridge

Collectivize, industrialize, Vietnam farmers urged
Shifting to large scale farming will enable hitech application and improve quality of agricultural produce, experts say.
— VnExpress

VASEP urges Gov’t to protect Viet Nam shrimp
The Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) has asked the Government to strengthen the control of temporary imports for re-export of shrimp from India and Ecuador.
— Bizhub

​Concerns as Vietnam takes huge leap up beer-consumption rankings
Vietnam has managed to ‘improve’ its global ranking in beer and alcohol consumption at a quite rapid pace over the last few years, a World Health Organization expert remarked at a conference on Friday.
— Tuoi Tre

Measures sought to facilitate Vietnam’s shrimp export to US
High anti-dumping tariff and the US Seafood Import Monitoring Programme (SIMP) are now key barriers facing Vietnamese shrimp exporters.
— VietnamPlus

The “Soul of Vietnam” – A young farmer’s determination to grow organic rice
Three years ago, Vo Van Tieng – a young farmer in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta – tried to stop using chemicals in rice farming after seeing many people fall victim to chemical poisoning. Although he found old beliefs die hard, he persevered and now his chemical-free rice is distributed in shops in Ho Chi Minh City and around the region.
— Mekong Commons

Tourism keeps Vietnam’s ancient water puppets afloat
In a darkened theatre in central Hanoi, a wooden dragon emerges from a pool to the sound of cymbals crashing in a traditional water puppet show that lures hundreds of tourists daily but is largely shunned by locals.

Vietnam won’t trade off environment for economic growth: PM
The country has adopted a development strategy to vigorously promote maritime economy in parallel with protecting maritime environment and ecosystem, said Vietnamese Prime Minister at the G7 Outreach Session on June 9.
— The Hanoi Times

City publishes info on real estate investors’ mortgage loans
HCM City is publishing information on activities of several real estate investors that have applied for mortgage loans secured by their property and land-use rights.
— Viet Nam News

​‘Vintage’ phones a rising trend among consumers in Ho Chi Minh City
Many consumers in Ho Chi Minh City are willing to pay a high price for used mobile phones of older models despite the continuous release of new designs and technology by famous smartphone brands.
— Tuoi Tre

Expressway projects are expedited
Vietnam is making moves to fast-track the appraisal of sub-projects of the eastern spur of the North-South Expressway project to facilitate the shortlisting of potential investors, scheduled to start next month.
— VietNamNet Bridge

Vietnam retailers bristle at coercive rules
A draft law requiring all supermarkets in Vietnam to open through holidays and provide online sales and delivery services has angered retailers.
— VnExpress

Vietnam export on the right track
Vietnam’s export turnover has so far this year reached 82.63 billion USD, up 18.7% compared to the same period last year. The statistics show that exports are on the right track.
— VietNamNet Bridge (video)

Việt Nam company brings industry 4.0 to change lives in Myanmar
The Pyin Oo Lwin Highland in Mandalay Province is Myanmar’s major flower and vegetable production hub thanks to its cool weather and ideal georaphic location.
— Viet Nam News

Made in Vietnam social networks no match for overseas giants
Facebook, YouTube and Instagram are far beyond the reach of social networks developed in Vietnam, experts say.
— VnExpress

Which way out for Vietnam’s pepper?
Analysts have repeatedly warned about the falling pepper export price, which has led to a drop in export turnover, despite a rise in export volume.
— VietNamNet Bridge

​Vietnamese natural disaster agency proposes spending $13,200 on raincoats for senior officials
A provincial natural disaster and rescue agency in northern Vietnam has officially suggested equipping high-level local officials with raincoats, headwear and footwear which collectively cost over US$17,000, in order to protect their safety during missions.
— Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese pho high on list of world’s best cheap eats
From sumptuous breakfast to a late-night snack, the delicious noodle soup has hooked millions around the world.
— VnExpress

VN, UK should utilise cooperation potential: President
President Trần Đại Quang has called on Việt Nam and the UK to work together – to fully tap their potential for cooperation in order to boost the bilateral strategic partnership in a more comprehensive, pragmatic and effective fashion.
— Viet Nam News


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