Vietnam morning news for September 13

Vietnam morning news for September 13

Vietnam morning news

Ministry asks for gov’t funding for upgrading int’l airport runways
The Ministry of Transport has asked the government to consider allocating capital for the upgrade of runways at Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat international airports.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam is 66th out of 89 economies in a global healthcare ranking list
It scored an average of 35.85 out of 100 in the 2019 edition of the Health Care Index released by U.S. magazine CEOWorld.
— Vietnam Insider

Four Seasons Resort in Vietnam Opens On-Site Water Bottling Facility
The Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai in Hoi An, Vietnam has become the latest hotel in the region to open an on-site water bottling facility.
— Asia Travel Tips

Chinese vessel group’s activities undermine bilateral ties, peace, stability
Viet Nam demands China must immediately end its serious violations and withdraw all its vessels from Viet Nam’s exclusive economic zone.

Total pig herd in Dong Nai Province drops by 40 percent
The Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary of Dong Nai Province on September 11 said that the African swine fever has occurred at 3,945 pig-farming households at 128 communes in the province.
— Sggp News

GIC invests US$500 million in Vietnam’s Vingroup subsidiary
A consortium led by Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC has invested US$500 million in VCM Services and Trading Development JSC (VCM), a subsidiary of Vietnamese conglomerate, Vingroup.
— Vietnam Insider

Preserving and promoting heritage value – way to foster Vietnam’s soft power: PM
Head of the government of Vietnam stressed that each heritage in the homeland is a proof showing the country`s value which has lasted for generations and need to be promoted.
— The Hanoitimes

2020 will be the year Vietnam’s produce enters Europe en masse
The recent signing of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), which is expected to take effect from early 2020, has opened the door wider for Vietnamese farm produce to make inroads into the more than 500-million people strong market.
— Fresh Plaza

90 percent of online customers in Vietnam face urgent shortages of money
64% of customers of online financing services in Vietnam face a shortage of money occasionally. For the other 23%, it is a regularly recurring issue.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam footwear manufacturer opens first store in Cambodia
Binh Tien Imex Corp, Pte, Ltd (Biti’s), one of the leading footwear manufacturers in Vietnam, has opened its first store in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Content Quality is the Top Priority for Journalists: PR Newswire
Asia-Pacific (APAC) journalists (25%) rate content quality – not readership metrics – as their number one key performance indicator (KPI). Other important parameters include a target number of original news stories and social media engagement.
— Vietnam Insider

VCs remain bullish on Vietnam as the region’s next growth market
In 2018, Google and Temasek described Vietnam’s internet economy as akin to “a dragon being unleashed,” predicting the sector to reach a value of US$33 billion in 2025.
— Tech In Asia

Floods leave 7 dead, 1 missing in northern Vietnam
Floods triggered by torrential rain in Vietnam’s northern region have killed seven people, left one missing and injured five others from Monday to Wednesday, the country’s Central Steering Committee for National Disaster Prevention and Control said Thursday.
— Xinhua

IndiGo set to fly to Vietnam
India’s low-cost airline IndiGo confirmed this week the launch of a new service between Kolkata and Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam, effective 18 October.
— TTR Weekly

Vietnam’s strong foreign currency supply helps stabilize USD/VND exchange rate: Expert
Three main sources of Vietnam’s foreign currency include the disbursement of the FDI, trade surplus and M&A activities.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietsovpetro raked $1.28 billion from oil sales
Vietsovpetro, a Việt Nam and Russia oil and gas joint venture, earned US$1.28 billion from oil sales in the first eight months of this year, making 19.4 per cent exceeding the yearly target.
— Viet Nam News

French consultants hired to assess Hanoi’s first metro project
The Ministry of Transport has hired French safety consultants to oversee the final stages of Hanoi’s first metro project, the Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban elevated railway.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam revamping health sector in all fields: Health Minister
At the opening ceremony of Hospital Management Asia meeting yesterday in Hanoi, Vietnamese Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said the Vietnamese Government has been building action plan to improve the health sector in all fields.
— Sggp News

Vietnam’s auto sales rise 19.5 pct in 8 months
Vietnam’s total automobile sales expanded 19.5 percent on-year to 202,567 units between January and August, the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers Association said on Thursday.
— Xinhua

Fruit, veg exports reach US$2.53 billion in eight months
Fruit and vegetable exports in the first eight months of this year reached US$2.53 billion, down 5.8% year-on-year, according to the Agro Processing and Market Development Department (Agrotrade) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

National Assembly asks Government to clarify delays on important bills
Several laws and regulations that were supposed to be developed following the enactment of Việt Nam’s 2013 Constitution are still yet to materialise, let alone be ratified, according to the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee.
— Viet Nam News

VN, Cambodia, Laos enhance drug control co-operation
Việt Nam, Cambodia and Laos should work together across their borders to fight the illegal drug trade, said participants at the 18th trilateral/bilateral ministerial meeting on drug control co-operation among the three nations held in Hà Nội on Wednesday.
— Viet Nam News

13 essential Vietnam experiences
A trip to the capital, Hanoi, will be wildly different than modern Ho Chi Minh City, just as the lantern-lit streets of Hoi An vary dramatically from the nearby citadels of Hue.

What Would a US-Vietnam Strategic Partnership Really Mean?
A closer look at the significance of a potential redesignation of the bilateral relationship.
— The Diplomat

Vietnam’s Lao Cai: An Investment Spotlight
In recent years, Lao Cai province has developed into a promising destination for foreign investments – especially in the tourism, construction, and agriculture sectors. This is partly a result of Lao Cai’s strategic location located on the Kunming-Haiphong economic corridor, sharing a border on the Yunnan province of China.
— Vietnam Briefing

Vietnam Mulls Regulatory Changes To Ease Market Access For Foreign Business
Vietnam announced on Wednesday the long-anticipated changes to its regulations for foreign investors who want to penetrate the Vietnamese market.
— Business Times

VN leads ASEAN in women’s employment
Việt Nam is leading ASEAN in terms of the percentage of working women in total employment, according to a report by the ADB and OECD.
— Viet Nam News

Experts upbeat about Việt Nam’s consumption outlook
Việt Nam’s private consumption growth will remain strong, supported by improvements in the labour market as youth unemployment falls, minimum wages grow and lower inflation levels prevail, experts forecast.
— Viet Nam News

Allegations of Vietnam Interference in Westminster Now Official City Policy
Westminster Mayor Tri Ta’s allegations that the Vietnamese government is disrupting City Hall are now part of an official city policy, despite critics’ claims it labels his political opponents “communists” in an attempt to turn Little Saigon against them.
— Voice of OC

HCM City fair brings together supporting industries, manufacturers
The Sourcing Fair for Supporting Industry with Buyers that opened in HCM City yesterday seeks to enhance supply chain linkages in supporting industries, enhance direct connections between foreign and other manufacturing firms and Vietnamese parts suppliers.
— Viet Nam News

On Hanoi’s Red River, fruitsellers forgo comfort for cash
Card games and karaoke help migrant workers pass the time on the cramped houseboats of Hanoi’s Red River, swapping their privacy to eke out a living selling fruit for a few dollars a day.

Cần Thơ to host VietShrimp fair in 2020
The Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ will for the first time host the VietShrimp, the fair on technology in the shrimp industry of Việt Nam, on March 25-27 next year.
— Viet Nam News

HCMC law makers visit Vietnam Embassy in Germany
Within a framework of the working trip to Germany, a delegation of National Assembly in Ho Chi Minh City led by Mr. Phan Nguyen Nhu Khue , the member of NA and Head of the Propaganda Department of the City Party Committee, visited Vietnam Embassy in Germany on September 11.
— Sggp News

Chinese P2P Lending Companies Ventures to Vietnam
Peer-to-peer lending (P2P lending) allows borrowers such as individuals and businesses to directly borrow money from lenders through online services without dealing with intermediaries, such as banks and credit companies.
— Learnbonds

Vinh Phuc takes measures to build e-government
The northern province of Vinh Phuc has showed active performance in applying information and communication technology in building e-government with fruitful results.
— VietnamPlus

South Korea’s JW Pharmaceutical acquires local drug maker
JW Pharmaceutical Corp (JWP) acquired 100 percent of shares in local firm Euvipharm for an undisclosed fee.
— VnExpress

Samsung Vietnam records 40% decline in profit amid unfavorable business environment
In spite of decline in profits, as both Samsung and Apple launching their flagships in the third quarter of 2019, overall revenue and profits of Samsung, and its subsidiaries in Vietnam in particular, could receive big boost in the remaining two quarters.
— The Hanoitimes

Large-scale drug production facility busted in Kon Tum
A large-scale meth production ring has been busted in the central highlands province of Kon Tum.
— Vietnam Insider

VN stocks make modest gains on mid-cap and small-cap firms
Vietnamese shares were mixed on Wednesday as capital was directed into mid-cap and small-cap firms.
— Viet Nam News

Talking shop – EVFTA: Agricultural exporters will increase in professionalism
The EU-Việt Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is expected to boost Việt Nam’s exports, especially agricultural and aquatic products that already have competitive advantages in the European market. However, the domestic agricultural sector will face challenges when penetrating this market of over 800 million people.
— Viet Nam News

Draft law proposes eliminating 12 conditional business sectors
Conditions for 12 business sectors including commercial arbitration organisations, logistics and franchising are expected to be removed this year.
— Viet Nam News

Central province to promote zero waste tourism
The owners of 44 hotels, homestays, villas and restaurants as well as travel agencies in the central province of Quảng Nam have agreed to take action to reduce the plastic waste their businesses release into the environment.
— Viet Nam Net

Experts upbeat about Việt Nam’s consumption outlook
Việt Nam’s private consumption growth will remain strong, supported by improvements in the labour market as youth unemployment falls, minimum wages grow and lower inflation levels prevail, experts forecast.
— Viet Nam News



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