Vietnam Morning News For March 26

Vietnam Morning News For March 26
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Vietnam morning newsSouth China Sea: Vietnam ‘scraps new oil project’
Vietnam has cancelled a major oil project in the South China Sea for the second time in a year, in the wake of Chinese pressure, the BBC has learned.

Improve connectivity among waterways in Mekong Delta: Deputy PM
Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng has asked the Transport Ministry to review transport planning in the Mekong Delta and seek better links among modes of transport in the region.
Viet Nam News

Hanoi named among top destinations globally for 2018
Hanoi the capital of Vietnam was ranked 12rd in TripAdvisors’ top 25 travellers choice of destinations list for this year offering the Old Quarter, monuments and colonial architecture, while making room for modern developments alongside.
Hanoi Times 

PM attends inaugural ceremony of Thaco Mazda plant
Truong Hai Auto JSC (Thaco) inaugurated Thaco Mazda automobile manufacturing plant, the biggest and most modern Mazda factory in Southeast Asia, in the central province of Quang Nam on March 25 in the presence of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Vietnam Plus 

Savico shuts down taxi company
Saigon General Service Corporation (Savico) announced to the State Security Commission of Việt Nam and HCM City Stock Exchange that its taxi brand – ComfortDelgro Savico Taxi – has been closed to preserve funds and reengineer its taxi-related business plans.
Viet Nam News

How one woman opened up Vietnam to Japan’s consumer goods
Lotus Food Investment and Development may not be the most famous name in Japan’s consumer goods industry, but it has established itself as the go-to company for anyone wishing to enter the Vietnamese market.
Nikkei Asian Review (metered paywall)

485,000 kWh of electricity saved during Earth Hour 2018
Reducing electricity countrywide for just one hour Saturday night saved the equivalent of more than VNĐ800 million.
Viet Nam News 

The University That Launched a CIA Front Operation in Vietnam
Time was, Michigan State University made national headlines mostly with its football and basketball teams. Then, more than 250 women accused Larry Nassar, a Michigan State physician and USA Gymnastics team doctor, of sexually assaulting them in the course of their gymnastics training.

Noi Bai ranked among world’s top 100 airports
Noi Bai International Airport, for the third time, has been listed among the 100 best airports by Skytrax.

HCM City launches digital traffic app
Commuters can now plan their routes to avoid getting stuck in HCM City’s congestion hotspots as the city’s Transport Department has announced the launch of a digital traffic app aimed at informing commuters of traffic congestion.
VietNamNet Bridge 

Online insurance heating up in domestic market
There are currently three life insurance brands including Prudential, Manulife and PWD that are officially selling insurance via online channel. However, the insiders said that the market will see many more insurance companies such as Bao Viet, Chubb Life, Generali Vietnam or Hanwha to participate in the segment.
Hanoi Times 

Hanoi, Hong Kong seek stronger economic partnership
Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung had a meeting with a delegation from Hong Kong (China), led by Hong Kong Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Yau Tang-wah, in Hanoi on March 23.
Vietnam Plus

Vietnamese spend big money on shopping during overseas trips
Reports have found that the amount of money Vietnamese travelers spend on shopping overseas is higher than the fees of their tour packages.
VietNamNet Bridge 

Vietnam Education Foundation helps train 700 Vietnamese students
The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) has helped nearly 700 Vietnamese students further their education in the US during its 15 years of operation, said Vietnamese Ambassador to US Pham Quang Vinh.
Vietnam Plus 

State dials up reforms of property market rules
The State will have breakthroughs in the reform of legal regulations and business investment conditions for the domestic real estate market this year, according to experts.

Vietnam’s 2018 list of billionaires includes industry titans
In the past, nearly all wealthy Vietnamese were real estate developers, but now two industry billionaires have appeared on Forbes’ list of billionaires.
VietNamNet Bridge 

US ignores Vietnam’s request for technical review to launch nonstop flight: official
An International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) assessment provided by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is a crucial requisite for Vietnam to open a nonstop service to the U.S.
Tuoi Tre News


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