Vietnam morning news for September 23

Vietnam morning news for September 23
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Vietnam’s first 5G network launched by Viettel
“The official broadcast of 5G in Ho Chi Minh City is an important milestone in Viettel’s strategy to make Vietnam one of the first countries in the world to commercialize 5G services,” Viettel deputy director Tao Duc Thang said in a statement.
— Vietnam Insider

VN’s growth strategy to focus on market economy, tech
Vietnam’s development strategy for 2021-2030 places great emphasis on maintaining peace, social and political stability.
— The Phnom Penh Post

South Korean firm to invest $700 mln towards cashless payment in Vietnam
Financial solutions firm Alliex will invest over $700 million to build shared Point of Sales (POS) across Vietnam.
— VnExpress

China urged to respect Vietnam’s interests in South China Sea
China needs to respect Vietnam’s legitimate rights and interests in the South China Sea without complicating the situation, Deputy Vietnamese Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has said.
— The Hanoitimes

VN e-commerce booming but hard to control
E-commerce in Vietnam is growing, however many individuals and businesses are taking advantage of online platforms to sell poor quality and fake goods, harming customers and causing lost tax revenues.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnam Expects 300,000 Fans For Formula 1 Debut
Sport officials in Vietnam expect visitor numbers of no less than 300,000 for the country’s first Formula One race to be held next year, Singapore’s The Sunday Times reported.
— Investvine

Limiting plastic waste in tourism activities
In recent years, Vietnam’s tourism has grown strongly in terms of both international and domestic visitors, gradually becoming a key economic sector and increasingly contributing to the overall development of the country.

Thick haze likely to shroud Saigon until Monday
Meteorologist Le Dinh Quyet explained the haze as being caused by a tropical convergence zone, a band of clouds consisting of showers formed in Vietnam’s south central region, causing heavy rain in the morning and evening.
— VnExpress

Vietnam Airlines opening direct Phuket to Ho Chi Minh City flights
Vietnam Airlines will commence direct flights between Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Phuket on October 27. Flights will operate three days a week, on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The airline is also launching direct Ho Chi Minh City to Denpasar (Bali) service.
— Thai Visa

Vietnam power crunch threatens future economy
Vietnam’s government is scrambling to head off an impending energy crunch that threatens to bring blackouts within two years and hamper the near-term future of one of Asia’s fastest growing economies.
— Financial Times

Vietnam: Competition in nation’s aviation industry set to intensify
Increasing numbers of airlines and aircraft are putting serious pressure on the nation’s aviation infrastructure.
— The Japan News

Regional FTA Negotiations to be Held in Vietnam This Week
South Korea said on Sunday that negotiations aimed at forging a 16-nation free trade deal will be held in Vietnam this week.

Deputy PM attends expo, business summit in China
Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam attended the opening ceremony of the 16th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (CABIS) in Nanning, capital of China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, on September 21.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam drop two places in FIFA rankings
Vietnam have dropped two places to world No. 99 in the FIFA rankings released in September.
— VietnamPlus

Hanoi to host Vietnam int’l fashion & beauty festival in December
The Vietnam International Fashion & Beauty Festival (VIFBF) will be organised at the International Centre of Exhibition in Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem district from December 11-15, the organising board said at a conference on September 21.
— VietnamPlus

Tourism firms yet to tap into solo travel trend
Vietnamese tourism firms need to use technology well and cater to the global trend of solo travel, industry insiders say.
— VnExpress

Vietnam Airlines signs Sun Group partnership
Vietnam Airlines and Sun Group have officially signed a memorandum of understanding to develop and provide even more inspiring product and service offerings to their customers.
— Breaking Travel news

Halong Bay looks like a piece of Heaven on Earth. It has one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world and, as a result, is Vietnam’s most visited destination year after year. Here is a list of 10 things you can do when visiting this otherworldly place.
— Up Scale Living Mag

Domestic private sector collects pittance from global supply chain: PM
Vietnam’s domestic private sector will be “collecting change” from the global value chain without quality and productivity breakthroughs, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc says.
— VnExpress

Vietnam’s agricultural processing sector remains at modest level
Technologies used in the processing sector is at a modest level compared to regional peers and the world, many of which have not been upgraded in 15 years, said an expert.
— The Hanoitimes

Shrimp exports reach $1.93 billion in first eight months of 2019
Vietnam’s shrimp export turnover in the first eight months of 2019 reached US$1.9 billion, a decrease of 8.1 percent compared to the same period last year, said the Directorate of Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development yesterday.
— Sggp News

Hanoi dog meat lovers unswayed by uncivilized tag
A year after Hanoi authorities urged residents to kick the habit, it’s business as usual for dog meat traders and eateries.
— VnExpress

Vietnam needs continued fiscal and structural reforms amid strong growth: AMRO
Vietnam’s economy is expected to grow at 6.6% in 2019 after strong growth of 7.1% in 2018 with inflation contained below the authorities’ target of 4%.
— The Hanoitimes

Great potential to promote development of digital banking in Vietnam: Brokerage
As of end 2018, the inter-bank electronic payment system processed 137.6 million transactions worth VND73,000 trillion (US$3.13 trillion), 13 times the country’s GDP.
— The Hanoitimes

Hanoi’s rural development outcomes comprehensive, impressive: PM
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has described the outcomes of the new-style rural area building in Hanoi as “comprehensive, impressive” while addressing a conference reviewing the 10-year efforts by the capital city on September 21.
— VietnamPlus

Deputy PM attends opening ceremony of 16th CAEXPO, CABIS
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam attended the opening ceremony of the 16th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (CABIS) in Nanning, capital of China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, on September 21.

Vietnam’s progress a warning to Malaysia, says Kit Siang
DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang said that a recent report ranking Vietnam ahead of Malaysia in terms of attracting investors should serve as a wake-up call for the country.

Hoang Su Phi terraced field culture week opens in Ha Giang
National Assembly Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu attended the opening of the “Through the legacy of Hoang Su Phi terraced fields” culture week that was opened in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang on September 21.
— VietnamPlus

Vinh Tan 4 thermal power plant inaugurated
The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) held an inauguration ceremony for Vinh Tan 4 Thermal Power Plant in Vinh Tan commune, Tuy Phong district, Binh Thuan province on September 21 in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh.

Portugal officials pledge to bolster ties with Vietnam
Senior officials of the parliament and government of Portugal have expressed the country’s strong commitment to substantively enhancing relations with Vietnam while meeting with a delegation of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) in Lisbon.

Vietnam GP aims high with 300,000-fan target
They might be the new kids on the block but that is not stopping the Vietnam Grand Prix promoters from dreaming big.
— The Straits Times

PM attends gathering on 70th anniversary of military school
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended a gathering in Hanoi on September 22 marking the 70th anniversary of the Vietnam military school.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam was nominated for six prestigious prizes at the 2019 World Travel Awards
In addition, the capital city of Hanoi and the ancient city of Hoi An have been selected to compete for the titles of World’s Leading City Destination and World’s Leading Cultural City Destination, respectively.
— Vietnam Insider

Binh Thuan is emerging as a top holiday property market location in the southern provinces of Vietnam
Traditional property investors have been investing in Binh Thuan for many years. Among them, Rang Dong Group boasts a range of ­projects such as Ocean Vista, Sealink Resort, and Ocean Dunes, while Viet Uc Trade and Investment JSC has Aloha Beach Village to its name.
— Vietnam Insider

Printing industry urged to switch to environmentally friendly equipment
Printing businesses in Vietnam should begin using more environmentally friendly equipment, experts said at a recent conference in Ho Chi Minh City.
— VietnamPlus

Tough regional competition causes risks for Vietnam in FDI attraction
The best companies in the US, Europe and Japan are not picking Vietnam but instead have moved to other regional countries like Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, where developed supporting industries and highly-qualified human resources are already in place.
— The Hanoitimes

The military ID card of an US airman who went missing in action in Vietnam is coming home
Though Air Force Capt. Chambless M. Chesnutt’s remains were returned in 1985, the card is the only personal item of his ever recovered from Vietnam, and a treasured memento for his now-grown children.
— Vietnam Insider



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