Vietnam morning news for December 9

Vietnam morning news for December 9

Vietnam morning newsExperts call for risk management to boost VN-Africa bilateral trade
Bilateral trade between Việt Nam and African economies has made significant growth in the past decade, however, there is still room for improvement.
— Viet Nam News

Nearly 6,000 agricultural products granted traceability codes The Hà Nội Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has so far managed and granted administrative account codes for 2,527 for facilities, co-operatives, businesses and shops which trade safe food, agro, forestry and fishery products in the capital city.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnamese shipping industry adequate to meet rising demand: Vinalines
Việt Nam’s ports and shipping industry is more than sufficient to meet the country’s demand in import-export activities.
— Viet Nam News

Hà Nội adopts plan to cut emissions
Hà Nội’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment has outlined a plan to reduce air pollution in 2020.
— Viet Nam Net

Việt Nam needs solutions for sustainable development of rivers
A rapid increase in population and rapid socio-economic development were resulting in uncontrolled and unsustainable tapping of rivers’ potential.
— Viet Nam Net

VN exporters can only take advantage of CPTPP with preparation
With preferential tariffs provided under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, Việt Nam has the opportunity to increase exports of garments, footwear, timber products, and beverages to other member countries.
— Viet Nam News

Dung Quất steel project likely change Hòa Phát’s market share
Hòa Phát Group’s Dung Quất project will increase steel supply, leading to change market shares of steel firms on the domestic market, according to KIS Vietnam Securities Corporation (KIS).
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam making progress in improving competitiveness
Although Vietnam has made strides in enhancing the business environment and competitiveness capacity, there’s still room for improvement.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnam-Laos trade hits 940 million USD in ten months
Trade cooperation was a spotlight of the Vietnam-Laos relationship in the first ten months of this year, with revenue reaching 940 million USD.
— Vietnamplus

Cambodia-VN forum hears plans for cross-border SEZ
The Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) and more than 60 companies from Vietnam’s southern provinces held a business forum on Friday to discuss the establishment of a special economic zone (SEZ) along the border of the two countries.
— The Phnom Penh Post

14 million USD invested in start-ups at Techfest
Around 14 million USD in investment was pledged during the national innovative start-up day, Techfest 2019, in Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province.
— Vietnamplus

Vietnam launches 49th UPU letter-writing contest
The 49th edition of the International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People was launched at a ceremony held at Thanh Cong secondary school in Hanoi on December 6.
— Vietnamplus

Sea Games: Indonesia, Vietnam to square off for soccer gold
Road to victory: Indonesian national soccer team player Eggy Maulana Vikri (second left) celebrates with teammates after contributing a goal to Indonesia’s 4-2 semifinal victory against Myanmar during the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines on Saturday.
— The Jakarta Post

Pollution-choked Saigon should monitor air quality daily: environment department
Saigon should check its air quality every day instead of every third day, the municipal environment department says.
— VnExpress International

Conference adopts Hanoi Call for Action on early childhood development
The Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Early Childhood Development (ECD) adopted a Hanoi Call for Action on the implementation of ECD during its closing session in Hanoi on December 6.
— Vietnamplus

Government okays two new multimillion dollar golf courses
Two 18-hole golf course projects worth a total VND1.05 trillion ($45.2 million) have been approved by Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung.
— VnExpress International

Mekong Delta provinces take steps to control saltwater intrusion
Authorities in provinces in the Mekong Delta and Can Tho city are dredging irrigation works and storing fresh water to cope with saltwater intrusion during the dry season.
— Vietnamplus

Vietnam businesses in Germany urged to help boost bilateral ties
Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Minh Vu has urged the Vietnamese Entrepreneurs in Germany to play a part in boosting the two countries’ relations.
— Nhan Dan

Veterans unveil rescued flag from Vietnam War
The Warriors United in Arms hosted a special ceremony for the unveiling of a United States rescued flag Friday at the International Bank of Commerce where dozens of community members and veterans gathered to pay their respects.
— The Monitor

Vietnam end Cambodia’s hopes with 4-0 win
Cambodia’s bid to win a first ever gold medal in the 2019 men’s Southeast Asian (Sea) Games football competition ended with a 4-0 semi-final loss to Vietnam on Saturday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila on Saturday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnam, Tanzania aim to forge cooperation across spheres
Pham Minh Chinh, Politburo member, Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee and head of the CPV Central Committee’s Organisation Commission, has suggested orientations and measures to promote traditional solidarity between the CPV and the Revolutionary Party of Tanzania (CCM) as well as between the two countries.
— Vietnamplus

Armed forces of Vietnamese, Cambodian localities step up ties
The Military Command of Vietnam’s Central Highlands province of Dak Nong and the military sub-region of Cambodia’s Mondulkiri province held talks on December 6 to review their cooperation in 2019 and put forth joint activities in the time ahead.
— Vietnamplus

Nearly 200 exhibitors join Vietnam Medipharm Expo 2019 the capital
The 2019 Việt Nam International Medical, Hospital and Pharmaceutical Exhibition (Vietnam Medipharm Expo) is taking place from until Saturday in the capital city, attracting 180 foreign and domestic exhibitors.
— Viet Nam News

THACO sets up major auto parts industrial park
Developing supporting industries to increase the use of locally produced parts is an urgent requirement if Việt Nam’s automobile industry is to be developed, and this will also help grow other industries.
— Viet Nam News

Over 300 firms to participate in HCM City machinery, supporting industry fairs
The 2019 Vietnam International Machinery Fair and 2019 Vietnam Supporting Industry Fair will be held in HCM City from December 11 to 14.
— Viet Nam News

SonKim Land wins again at International Property Awards
The Galleria Residence developed by SonKim Land has won the ‘Apartment/ Condominium Asia Pacific’ and ‘Best International Apartment/ Condominium’ awards at the 2019 International Property Awards in the UK.
— Viet Nam News

Director Todd Robinson’s latest movie, The Last Full Measure, is scheduled for theater release on January 24, 2020.
— Sofrep

Thành Thành Công Investment to buy 16 million shares of Sài Gòn Thương Tín Real Estate
Thành Thành Công Investment JSC has registered to buy more than 16 million shares of Sài Gòn Thương Tín Real Estate JSC (SCR), equivalent to 4.7 per cent of the company’s outstanding shares.
— Viet Nam News

Thaco to buy five million shares of Hoàng Anh Gia Lai Agricultural
Thaco expects to spend VNĐ73 billion (US$3.2 million) for the acquisition.
— Viet Nam News

Tough decisions for Da Nang over Cocobay project
Condotels are often sold to investors and then leased back to the developer or an operating firm to manage rentals to holidaymakers.
— Viet Nam News

Online Friday 2019 kicks off
The Việt Nam eCommerce and Digital Economy Agency kicked off the Online Friday 2019 and e-commerce and digital technology experience week in Hà Nội on Thursday evening.
— Viet Nam News

VN financial sector embraces digital era: conference
Many banks and finance companies have proactively adopted technologies to provide digital financial services, Nguyễn Hoàng Minh, a senior central bank official said.
— Viet Nam News

Largest AEON Mall opens in Hà Đông District
AEON Mall Việt Nam Co Ltd on Thursday officially opened its fifth shopping and entertainment complex in Hà Nội’s Hà Đông District.
— Viet Nam News

VN stocks step down as confidence fades on lack of news Vietnamese shares retreated on Thursday as investors were still cautious about the market’s short-term outlook amid a lack of supportive information.
— Viet Nam News

Capital gets to taste Lào Cai Province’s local specialties
Nearly 80 specialties from the northern mountainous province of Lào Cai are being displayed at the Lào Cai agricultural and OCOP products exhibition which began on Friday at the Big C Thăng Long supermarket in Hà Nội.
— Viet Nam News

Vietjet offers promotional tickets to celebrate new routes
The flight period is from January 3, 2020 to October 24, 2020 (excluding national public holidays), the airline announced on Friday.
— Viet Nam News

Changing behaviour towards nature to keep biodiversity
Professor Trương Quang Học from Việt Nam National University’s Centre for Natural Resources and Environment Studies spoke with Nhân Dân Cuối Tuần (the People Weekend Edition) newspaper about the impacts that Việt Nam will possibly have in case of biodiversity decline and the importance of changing behaviour towards nature.
— Viet Nam Net


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