Vietnam morning news for April 4

Vietnam morning news for April 4

Vietnam morning newsVietnam’s digital trade may be worth $42 bn by 2030
The economic value of digital trade-enabled benefits to Vietnam’s economy is estimated to be worth VND81 trillion ($3.5 billion) but this could grow 12-fold under the right settings by 2030, according to “The Data Revolution: How Vietnam can capture the digital trade opportunity at home and abroad” report released on March 26 by the Hinrich Foundation with the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) and AlphaBeta.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietjet receives flagship Airbus A321neo aircraft
Vietnamese budget carrier Vietjet last week took delivery of a brand new A321neo, registered as VN-A600m, in Toulouse (France) in a ceremony featuring the presence of Vietnamese National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and fellow dignitaries from the Vietnamese National Assembly who were on an official state visit to France.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam supermarkets turn to banana leaves to wrap vegetables
Several supermarkets in Vietnam have joined a campaign to use non-plastic products to wrap vegetables in a bid to protect the environment, state media reported on Wednesday (April 3).
— The Straits Times

Vietnam growth stable for next two years: ADB
The Asian Development Bank expects Vietnam to grow 6.8 percent in 2019 and 6.7 percent in 2020.
— VnExpress

E-commerce helps Vietnamese products reach foreign markets
Vietnamese products have great opportunities to reach foreign markets thanks to global online distributors such as Amazon and Alibaba.

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Four Vietnamese on “Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2019” list
Forbes magazine on Monday announced its fourth annual “30 Under 30 Asia 2019” list, featuring 300 entrepreneurs and young leaders who are contributing to their industries and making an impact across the Asia-Pacific region.
— Viet Nam News

Drinking water taps installed in Hanoi’s centre
In an effort towards a civilized, modern and smart city, Hanoi has installed free drinking water taps in some streets, which has received the enthusiastic responses from tourists and local residents.

Northern coastal provinces talk regional links
Northern coastal provinces and cities need to enhance regional links to boost the economy, Chairman of the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Vu Tien Loc said at a forum in Quang Ninh Province on Tuesday.
— Bizhub

Hanoi to focus on air quality monitoring
Hanoi plans to set up more air quality monitoring stations in the face of worsening air pollution, according to local authorities.

Solar Show 2019 underway in Ho Chi Minh City
HCM City (VNA) – Vietnam’s leading clean energy event, The Solar Show 2019, is being held in Ho Chi Minh City from April 3-4, attracting thousands of exhibitors and experts from countries and territories worldwide.
— VietnamPlus

Manufacturing enjoys strong growth in March
Vietnam’s manufacturing sector continued to expand during January-March with signs of higher growth in March, according to a report from IHS Markit.

PM orders hindrances be addressed to fuel growth
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued Directive 09/CT-TTg, specifying solutions to remove obstacles to production and business activities so as to achieve this year’s growth target.

Vietnam rejects international finding on Hanoi air pollution
Hanoi has been ranked the second most polluted city in Southeast Asia on the basis of incomplete data, says Vietnam.
— Vietnam Insider

Nation’s industrial production surges 9.2 percent in Q1
The national industrial production index (IIP) saw a year-on-year increase of 9.2 percent in the first quarter of this year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

Electricity hike hits industry hard
Vietnamese manufacturers are set to increase their selling prices following the 8.36 per cent hike in electricity price that launched from March 20.
— Viet Nam News

Viet Nam exports giant cranes to India
Doosan Heavy Industries Viet Nam (Doosan Vina) has shipped three Rail Mounted Quayside Cranes (RMQC) to India as part of a contract to supply 12 of them to Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Private Limited.
— Viet Nam News

Nation’s industrial production surges in Q1
The national industrial production index (IIP) saw a year-on-year increase of 9.2 per cent in the first quarter of this year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
— Viet Nam News

Poverty leading concern in Vietnam despite low wealth gap awareness
Poverty remains a top concern among Vietnamese people, according to a report evaluating the country’s public administrative procedures.
— VnExpress

Construction of Van Don-Mong Cai Expressway starts
The northern province of Quang Ninh on April 3 held a ceremony to start construction of the Van Don-Mong Cai Expressway.

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Vietnam airlines ready for peak holiday
Airlines in Vietnam are preparing to increase flights to accommodate travel during a two-day holiday 30 April and 1 May.
— TTR Weekly

An Giang’s export staples enjoy high growth in Q1
The Mekong Delta province of An Giang posted an import-export revenue of 248.8 million USD in the first quarter of 2019, a surge of 29.42 percent year-on-year.

Vietnam tourism firm latest to apply for airline license
Giant tour company Vietravel is seeking to set up an airline to develop its tourism business ecosystem.
— VnExpress

No basis to affirm air pollution in Hanoi second highest in SA: official
Air pollution in Hanoi is real but there is no basis to say it is at the second highest level in Southeast Asia, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Vo Tuan Nhan claimed at a Government press conference in Hanoi on April 2.

Retailers face fierce competition in Vietnamese market
Vietnam’s retail market has developed strongly in recent years, with a large amount of foreign investment poured into the market.

VinCommerce buys convenience store chain ShopGo for $1
VinCommerce General Trading Services Joint Stock Company, a subsidiary of Vingroup, has bought convenience store chain Shop&Go for US$1.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam – an active and responsible IPU member
The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), a special forum of parliamentary diplomacy is supposed to create and preserve bilateral and multilateral relations among countries.
— Gulf Times

New destinations in Mu Cang Chai for paragliding lovers
Visitors to the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai will have opportunities to take an exhilarating ride on paragliders to enjoy spectacular views as the Northern Aviation Club and the Air Defence-Air Force Service are planning to open two new paragliding destinations in Mu Cang Chai district.

Cà Mau to open Investment Promotion and Business Support Centre
A new Investment Promotion and Business Support Centre will be set up in Cà Mau Province, the provincial People’s Committee has announced.
— Viet Nam News

PM urges strong, substantive improvement of business climate
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has requested all-level authorities and sectors seriously implement his freshly-issued Directive 09 on solutions to remove obstacles to production and business activities so as to achieve this year’s growth target.

Lexus Vietnam introduces new Lexus RC 2019
Lexus Vietnam on Monday introduced new Lexus RC 2019 – a luxury sports coupé.
— Viet Nam News


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