Vietnam morning news for September 16

Vietnam morning news for September 16
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Complete Hanoi, HCMC airport runway repairs by November: government
The government has directed that runways and taxiways at the Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat airports be completed by November.
— VnExpress

Disbursement rate of ODA funds in Vietnam reaches 3.4% of targets in Jan-Jun
Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung attributed the low disbursement rate to delay in assigning mid-term public investment plan, insufficient fund allocation, slow adjustment of investment plan, cumbersome procedures, or delay in completing disbursement procedures.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietravel Airlines plans 2020 launch in fast-growing market
Vietravel Airlines plans to launch its first flight next year, joining a rising number of entrants in one of the world’s fast-growing aviation markets.
— VnExpress

Japanese enterprises express interest in Vietnam’s highway projects
The highway project connecting Ho Chi Minh City to Long Thanh International Airport would be key to address traffic congestion and support economic development.
— The Hanoitimes

South China Sea: US Navy Warship Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Paracel Islands
On Friday, a U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer conducted a freedom of navigation operation near islands claimed by China and Vietnam in the South China Sea.
— Spratly islands confidential

Vietnam cuts benchmark interest rates by 25 bps
A 0.25% reduction is subject to refinancing interest rate, re-discount interest rate, interest rate applicable to overnight loans, and interest via open market operation (OMO), starting effective since September 16.
— The Hanoitimes

Tra fish companies see stock prices plummet
Vietnam’s tra fish (pangasius) industry has seen a plummet in stock prices due to falling tra fish prices and volatile export markets.
— VietnamPlus

HCMC seeks investment for expressway project to Moc Bai
After reaching a consensus with the People’s Committee of Vietnam’s Tay Ninh province, the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has petitioned Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the Ministry of Transport for permission to call for investment for the HCM City-Moc Bai Expressway project.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Deputy PM urges major power projects to be completed on schedule
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has asked the national electricity utility EVN, its transmission arm EVNNPT and relevant units to complete a branch line of the 500kV transmission line on schedule.

Trump’s not a fan, but Vietnam is the hot destination for investors
Vietnam’s recent economic good fortune has not gone unnoticed. President Donald Trump decried the southeast Asian state as “one of the worst abusers” of trade tariffs — helping US companies to avoid high export levies.
— The Times

Vietnam-sized outbreak seen as ASF worst-case scenario
THE “worst-case scenario” for the Philippines’ African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak is one as serious as Vietnam’s, which has crippled that country’s livestock industry, analysts said.
— Bworld Online

Rooftop PV solar sector example of Nordic-Vietnam business success
Thomas Jakobsen, based in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) since 2005, is Managing Director of Indochina Energy Partners (IEP), an entity focused on renewable energy in Southeast Asia’s emerging countries.
— Scandasia

Vietnam’s store sells prototypes of the Pixel 4 XL smartphone – and Google hasn’t even officially unveiled it yet
A store in Hanoi, Vietnam is supposedly selling prototypes of Google’s unreleased Pixel 4 XL smartphone for just over $1,000, according to a translation of a Vietnamese written review of the supposed Pixel 4 XL on Thursday.
— Vietnam Insider

Hanoi hospitals should apply latest technologies for effective treatment: Mayor
The hospitals under Hanoi city’s management are told to immediately apply latest medical advancements.
— The Hanoitimes

ExxonMobil oil and gas projects offshore Vietnam go on as planned: Spokeswoman
The consortium of PetroVietnam and ExxonMobil is continuing their oil and gas projects without any halt.
— The Hanoitimes

The Vietnam Temple offers spiritual and practical support to Japan’s Vietnamese community
A yellow-colored Buddhist temple adorned with flags and golden dragons on its pointed roofs in a quiet town outside Tokyo presents a stark contrast to the typically somber-looking Buddhist places of worship usually found in rural Japan.
— Japan Times

Why Vietnam’s economy is surging ahead
In 1986, Vietnam decided to launch economic and political reforms that would enable the country to transform from a centralized economy into a socialist-oriented market economy.
— PhilStar

France-Vietnam waterway shipping route inaugurated
Nearly 600 tonnes of malt from France’s central Bourgogne-Franche-Comte region will be shipped weekly to Vietnam via a new waterway route linking an inland port in the French department of Yonne with Cai Mep seaport in Ho Chi Minh City.
— VietnamPlus

Debt provider Innoven Capital provides first less-dilutive loan capital to Vietnamese firms
Backed by Temasek Holdings and UOB Bank, Innoven Capital has been actively exploring opportunities in Vietnam since it started operations in the Southeast Asian region in 2016.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam leads ASEAN in terms of the percentage of working women in total employment
The share of Vietnamese women in total employment stayed at about 48.5 per cent in 2016, however this was little changed from 2009.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam, Armenia increase friendly exchanges
The Vietnam-Armenia Friendship Association held a get-together in Hanoi on September 14 to celebrate the 28th Independence Day of Armenia (Sept. 21) and the 74th National Day of Vietnam (Sept. 2)

Seminar seeks to boost trade between Vietnam and Russia
A seminar was jointly held by the Russia-Vietnam Friendship Society and Ivanovo Oblast’s trade promotion centre on September 12-13 to promote trade between Vietnamese and Russian enterprises.

Kok optimistic of higher palm oil exports to Vietnam
Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok is optimistic that palm oil exports to Vietnam will expand as the country experiences rapid economic growth and improved living standards.

VN, Cuba seek to expand investment, trade ties
Trade and investment ties between Việt Nam and Cuba are not commensurate with their potential and there is a lot of room for them to grow, a seminar on business co-operation opportunities between the two countries heard in HCM City yesterday.
— Viet Nam News

Fair introduces Vietnam’s culture in Singapore
Overseas Vietnamese in Singapore organised a cultural fair titled “Vietnam Lah! 2019” in the city-state on September 14, drawing the participation of more than 1,000 people.
— VietnamPlus

Top leader asks academy of politics to build development strategy
The Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics (HCMA) needs to clearly define its missions and visions to build a long-term development strategy, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong said while attending a ceremony marking its 70th founding anniversary in Hanoi on September 14.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnamese break more world records
Three world record certificates by World Records Union – WorldKings have been conferred to two Vietnamese individuals and a company.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnamese, Japanese firms interested in food product trading
The Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) organised a programme in Hanoi on September 13 to connect agro-aquatic and food product businesses of Vietnam and Japan.

Paying tribute to vietnam memorial
A once in a life time opportunity, the Vietnam Memorial Traveling Tribute, was brought to Plymouth to honor the souls who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
— ABC 57

Get-together marks Vietnam, Hungary’s National Days
A get-together was held in Hanoi on September 15 to celebrate the National Days of Vietnam (September 2) and Hungary (August 20).
— VietnamPlus

Vietnamese, Chinese police coordinate in drugs case
Vietnamese police are working with their Chinese peers to investigate a drug producing ring in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum.
— Viet Nam news

Swiss Labour Party commemorates President Ho Chi Minh’s 50th death anniversary
The Swiss Party of Labour cooperated with the Vietnamese Embassy to solemnly hold an event to commemorate President Ho Chi Minh’s 50th death anniversary at its headquarters in Geneva on September 14.
— VietnamPlus

Car imports from China crash
Automobile imports from China have plummeted since the beginning of last year after tariffs on imports from ASEAN member countries were scrapped.
— VnExpress

Vietnam International And MICE Tourism Market to Witness Rapid Development During the Period
Huge Growth Opportunities in the Vietnam International and MICE Tourism Market and Forecast” offers the most up–to–date industry data on the actual market situation and future outlook for Vietnam International and Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) travelers’ market.
— Turned News

No more plastic lanterns this Mid-Autumn Festival
The Mid-Autumn Festival has become the second largest celebration after the Lunar New Year. On the first day of the eighth lunar month the country turns into a festive mood celebrating the clearest and fullest moon of year.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam seeks to boost agricultural exports to China
Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) and Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development (MARD) jointly held a conference on September 14 to discuss measures to increase agricultural exports to the world’s second largest economy.

Fitch assigns PetroVietnam first-time ‘BB’ rating; outlook Positive
Fitch assesses the socio-political implications of a PVN default as `Very Strong`. Any disruptions in PVN`s operations would have material implications for the entire energy value chain in Vietnam.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam with its low property prices has become a new treasure hunting ground for buyers from Hong Kong and China
New home prices in Ho Chi Minh City averages at about HK$2,800 per sq ft, which is 14pc and 18pc of the average price for Hong Kong and Singapore respectively.
— Vietnam Insider

Hanoians live in fear as objects rain down from above
As Hà Nội grows upwards through more and more new apartment buildings, new problems are also arising. Or, rather, falling.
— Vietnam Insider



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