Vietnam morning news for December 13

Vietnam morning news for December 13
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Hanoi aims to excel in socio-economic performance in 2016 – 2020: Mayor
On the back of the estimated GRDP growth rate of 7.46% in 2019, a four-year high, Hanoi targets the GRDP in 2020 to grow at least 7.5% onwards.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam’s Nghi Son refinery produces 4.6 mln tonnes in first year
Vietnam’s Nghi Son oil refinery (NSRP) has produced 4.6 million tonnes of petroleum fuel in its first year of commercial operation, reducing the country’s reliance on foreign petroleum imports, the company said on Thursday.
— Hellenic Shipping News

As World Shifts Away from Meat, Pork Shortage Worries Vietnam
Vietnam is being hit by a pork shortage, brought on by the scourge of swine fever and the U.S.-Chinese trade war, just before Tet, the Lunar New Year — a holiday in which pork plays a key role — approaches.

Vietnam makes more drastic efforts to end illegal fishing
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung urged ministries, agencies and 28 coastal localities to make more drastic efforts to terminate violations of Vietnamese fishing boats in international waters within the next six months.
— Vietnam Insider

Congestion in aviation infrastructure needs resolving
Does aviation industry develop too rapidly? Are flight tickets sold lower than cost prices? Why does authority continue to grant permission for new airlines enterprises while infrastructure is overloading?
— Sggp News

Bamboo Airways Takes Delivery Of 787 With First Class Suites
Vietnam’s ambitious airline company – the Bamboo Airways just took delivery of their first Boeing 787-9, featuring a rather surprising configuration.
— Vietnam Insider

80% of online public services in Hanoi available at advanced stages
Administrative reform has been a breakthrough for Hanoi in fulfilling socio-economic development targets.
— The Hanoitimes

Aviation sector aims for sustainable development and healthy competition
Sustainable development and a level playing field for all are two important objectives for Việt Nam’s aviation sector, said policymakers and industry experts at a conference in Hà Nội on Wednesday.
— Viet Nam News

Despite overall optimism, health remains top concern of Vietnamese consumers
It’s understandable that Vietnamese are increasingly concerned about health issues as air and water pollution has become palpable in large cities.
— The Hanoitimes

International conference on co-operation between Vietnam and foreign NGOs opens
The fourth international conference on co-operation between Vietnam and foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) opened in Hanoi on December 12.

Vietnam stresses settlement of maritime disputes by peaceful measures
Pham Hai Anh, Vietnam’s representative to the United Nations, on December 10 affirmed Vietnam’s consistent stance that all disputes should be settled via peaceful measures, in line with international law, including the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

Tết spirit: Sabeco gifts air, bus tickets to 2,000 outstanding workers
The Sài Gòn Alcohol, Beer and Beverages Corporation (Sabeco) plans to provide 1,000 free air and bus tickets each before the Lunar New Year (Tết) to outstanding workers in industrial zones and processing zones in HCM City and the neighbouring provinces of Bình Dương and Đang Nai.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam strides forward in human development index growth
Vietnam is among the top 20 countries in terms of Human Development Index (HDI) growth from 1990 to 2018, a new report says.
— VnExpress

Henkel opened its Adhesives Technical Center in Vietnam’s Bac Ninh province
Henkel as a global leader in adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, has opened its ‘Henkel Adhesives Technical Center’ in Vietnam’s Bac Ninh province, in the east of Hanoi.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam’s digital marketing firm Clever Group mulls IPO in Q1
Vietnam-based digital marketing firm Clever Group will trade its 7.4 million shares, under the ticker ADG, on UPCoM, a bourse for unlisted public companies operated by the Hanoi Stock Exchange.
— DealStreetAsia

International machinery, supporting industry fairs open in HCM City
The 2019 Vietnam International Machinery Fair and 2019 Vietnam Supporting Industry Fair opened in HCM City on December 11, offering opportunities for companies in the manufacturing and supporting industries to compare notes and explore business opportunities.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam’s new vehicle sales decline in November
New vehicle sales in Vietnam declined by 2.7% to 27,989 units in November 2019 from 29,709 units in the same month of last year, according to wholesale data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA).
— Vietnam Insider

New draft document on solar power projects to be filed
A draft document on solar power development will be filed to the Prime Minister for approval on December 15, local media reported.
— Viet Nam News

A sneak-peek at the 4 startups graduated from VIISA Acceleration Programme
Vietnam Innovative Startups Accelerator e27 (VIISA) has announced the four startups graduated from the sixth batch of its 4-month programme.
— e27

Creating environment for developing digital products and services
Innovation and creation are strategic and decisive factors for Việt Nam’s success of digital economic transformation. That was the message from Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Phạm Hong Hải at the Internet Day 2019.
— Viet Nam News

After Samsung shifts operation to Vietnam, Chinese city turns into ghost town
Huizhou city on the north of China’s flourishing Pearl River Delta has turned into a ghost town after Samsung closed its three-decade old factory and shifted operations to Vietnam and India in October, in the first visible fallout of the ongoing trade war between China and the US. India Times reports.
— Vietnam Insider

10 Vietnamese start-ups with highest investment in 2019
This year continues to witness a wave of investments in Vietnamese startups, with millions of dollars of money announced.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnamese, Chongqing firms seek for business opportunities
A meeting for businesses from Việt Nam and China’s Chongqing Province was held in Hà Nội on December 10 to discuss investment opportunities and seek for partners in many fields.
— Viet Nam News

Development of Vietnam’s innovation district commences
The architecture firm and civil engineering firm to design the country’s Ho Chi Minh City Innovation District have been selected, putting the project well on its way.
— OpenGovAsia

Vĩnh Phúc emerges as an attractive investment destination
Located close to Hà Nội, Vĩnh Phúc has to date attracted 752 domestically-invested projects with a total registered capital of more than VNĐ78 trillion (US$3.34 billion). It has also lured 378 foreign-financed projects worth more than $5 billion.
— Viet Nam News

Bắc Ninh investigates illegal dumping of toxic waste into Cầu River
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment in northern Bắc Ninh Province has asked all relevant authorities to investigate the illegal dumping of toxic waste by a local environment company into the province’s Cầu River.
— Viet Nam Net

Sabeco to charter aircraft to transport outstanding workers home for New Year
Vietnam’s biggest brewer Sabeco is set to charter four aircraft and a number of buses to ferry 2,000 outstanding workers home for the Lunar New Year holiday in late January.
— VnExpress

Fish sauce magnate off Forbes billionaires list
Masan Group founder Nguyen Dang Quang is no longer on Forbes’ list of billionaires after his total assets fell 25 percent since March to $980.8 million.
— VnExpress

Protein production start-up wins competition for social entrepreneurs
Season 2 of Blue Venture Award, the competition for social entrepreneurs, wrapped up in HCM City on Tuesday with Cricket One being named the winner.
— Viet Nam News

Bank stocks push market up
Shares managed to increase on Wednesday thanks to the growth of banking stocks.
— Viet Nam News

Đắk Lắk Province prepares goods for Tết, worth $11.2m
The department has been implementing the price stabilisation programme between December 1, 2019 and February 15, 2020 in a move to ensure the good supply and avoid shortages of goods.
— Viet Nam News

Jobs company raises funds for Christmas charity
Recruitment company VietnamWorks has launched the Big Job Campaign – Apply for the community campaign to raise funds to buy Christmas gifts for homeless and orphaned people in HCM City and nearby areas.
— Viet Nam News

Trà Vinh province seeks to lure more foreign investment
The Mekong Delta province of Trà Vinh has made great efforts in completing mechanisms and management policies to lure more foreign investors and improve the quality of foreign direct investment in the locality.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam a reliable partner of Russia: State Duma Chairman
Vietnam is a reliable partner of Russia, affirmed Chairman of the Russian State Duma Vycheslav Volodin while co-chairing the first meeting of the Vietnam-Russia Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation Committeetogether with Vietnamese National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan in Moscow on December 11.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam tops 16 million visits
HANOI, 12 December 2019: Vietnam welcomed 16,298,423 international visitors from January to November 2019, according to the latest figures released by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.
— TTR Weekly

Hanoi-based Activist Wins Rights Award for Her Support of Political Prisoners
A Vietnamese human rights activist living in Hanoi has won an award given by the U.S.-based opposition party Viet Tan for her work supporting the families of prisoners of conscience jailed by the one-party communist state, Viet Tan said in a statement this week.
— Radio free Asia

Over 100 enterprises join Vietnam International Fashion Fair 2019
The Vietnam International Fashion Fair (VIFF) 2019 officially opened at Hanoi’s Vietnam-Soviet Friendship Labour Cultural Palace in Hanoi on December 11.

Machinery and supporting industry fairs opens
The Vietnam International Machinery Fair 2019(VIMAF) and the Vietnam Supporting Industry Fair 2019(VSIF) kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City on December 11, featuring 460 booths by nearly 300 Vietnamese and foreign firms from around the world.

HCMC supporting industry seeks market, cooperation
The Department of Industry and Trade of Ho Chi Minh City on December 11 opened the Vietnam International Machinery and Supporting Industry Fair 2019.
— Sggp news

Trade promotion fair for cooperatives opens in Hanoi
A trade promotion fair for cooperatives opened at Thong Nhat Park in Hanoi on May 18.

Vietnam boosts mattress import market share to 35% in October
Vietnam was the top mattress importer in October, with 266,765 units, good for a 35% share of the market, up seven percentage points from September, an industry report says.
— Furniture Today

Qatar and Vietnam to sign agreement on transnational crimes
The State of Qatar and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam have signed, in Doha, yesterday, the work minutes of implementation of the joint cooperation agreement on preventing and combating transnational crimes, which also included a number of other aspects of cooperation in the security fields and issues related to strengthening security cooperation.
— The Peninsula Qatar

Vietnam streams ahead of neighbors in mobile video experience: report
Advanced internet connectivity sees Vietnam ranked 48th out of 100 economies in mobile video experience.
— VnExpress

HAGL divests from hydropower for farming reroute
Agriculture giant HAGL sets sights on farming after agreeing to divest ownership from two hydropower plants in Laos.
— VnExpress 


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