Vietnam morning news for February 24

Vietnam morning news for February 24
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Vietnam Reports Supply Chain Issues From Coronavirus For Cars, Electronics
Vietnam’s manufacturing sector is suffering supply chain problems caused by the coronavirus epidemic, which may delay production of Samsung Electronics’ new phones, the Ministry of Industry and Trade told Reuters on Friday.

How Vietnam is using fishing trawlers to keep an eye on China’s military
Vietnamese trawlers – some with militia on board – are intruding repeatedly into Chinese waters near the southern island of Hainan as Hanoi steps up its presence in the South China Sea, according to Chinese diplomatic observers.
–South China Morning Post

Over 2,000 cruise passengers visit southern Vietnam
Three cruise ships with over 2,000 people on board have arrived at tourist hotspots in southern Vietnam this weekend.
— VnExpress

Vietnam counts the economic cost of the Covid-19 epidemic
Vietnam may have reported only 16 confirmed cases of Covid-19 but the deadly coronavirus is still having a significant impact on the Southeast Asian nation’s economy, as factories struggle to secure the raw materials they need from neighbouring China.
— South China Morning Post

E-payment is strongly stimulated in Vietnam
In the sensitive time of the Covid-19 outbreak, cash is considered a potential disease transporter in the community.
— Vietnam Insider

Uniqlo will open its first store in Hanoi in early March
Uniqlo will strive to provide the best garments and hoped Hanoi’s residents will love its products.
— Vietnam Insider

How this foreign tourist enjoyed his 30 amazing days in Vietnam?
Vietnam is becoming a popular tourist destination, for both budget backpackers and families alike. With pristine beaches, adventurous canyoning, and breathtaking scenery like striking mountains and lush jungles, it’s easy to understand why!
— Vietnam Insider

Cambodians and Laotians must undergo mandatory health check for COVID-19 before entering Vietnam
Anyone entering Vietnam from Laos and Cambodia should have their health checked at the border, a Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman said Thursday.
— Khmer Times

Video: Foreign tourists flock to Vietnam’s capital city
Many foreign tourists have still flocked to Vietnam’s capital city despite the coronavirus threat.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnams’s conglomerate pledges US$861,000 for coronavirus research
Nearly VNĐ20 billion (US$861,000) has been pledged by Vingroup to fund research projects on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
— Vietnam Insider

Two luxury cruises with 1,300 foreign tourists dock in central Vietnam
Two cruise ships with more than 1,300 foreign tourists docked at the Chan May Port Wednesday on tours to central and southern Vietnam.
— Vietnam Insider

IFC increases trade finance limits to support Vietnamese businesses amid Covid-19
The increased total limit of US$294 million will enable these banks to improve their capacity to cover payment risk in granting trade financing to local companies, mostly small and medium enterprises.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam will promote agricultural mechanisation: PM
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has requested ministries, localities and businesses strengthen cooperation to develop agricultural mechanisation and processing of agricultural products.
— VietnamPlus

Banks speed recruitment to meet expansion plans
Many banks have announced the recruitment of a large number of personnel to meet business expansion plans in 2020.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam attends APEC SOM 1 in Malaysia
The first Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 1) and related meetings of the Asia-Pacific Cooperation (APEC) forum 2020 (APEC 2020) took place in Malaysia’s Putrajaya city from February 20-22.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam chairs AICHR’s 30th meeting in Hanoi
The 30th meeting of the ASEAN Inter-Governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) took place in Hanoi from February 18-21.
— Sggp News

US lauds Vietnam’s medical capacity
The US stands ready to cooperate with Vietnam and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the fight against the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), US officials said at a recent meeting with representatives of the Vietnamese Embassy in the country.
— VietnamPlus

Off the beaten track: 3-day spring travel in Vietnam’s northern mountains
Spring blankets Ha Giang Province’s mountain paths with the light pink of peach blossoms and the vibrant yellow of cabbage flowers.
— VnExpress

Vietnam funds research projects to fight COVID-19
Vietnam based Vingroup Innovation Foundation (VINIF) – Vingroup Big Data Institute (VINBDI) signed the sponsorship agreement for three research projects to respond quickly to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
— Biospectrumasia

Samsung may be hit by Viet supply chain disruptions
Vietnam’s manufacturing sector is suffering supply chain problems caused by the coronavirus epidemic, which may delay production of Samsung Electronics’ new phones, the Ministry of Industry and Trade has said.
— The Straits Times

Vietnam’s ca tru art form gets a Google doodle
The Google homepage featured a ca tru illustration Sunday to celebrate the establishment of this musical art form.
— VnExpress

Alab blasts Vietnam amid Brownlee controversy
Despite missing the services of its returning World Import for the second straight game, San Miguel Alab Pilipinas defended home court with an emphatic 99-79 win against the Saigon Heat at Sta Rosa, Laguna on Sunday, February 23. (READ: Justin Brownlee now missing in action from Alab Pilipinas)
— Rappler

US lauds Việt Nam’s medical capacity in dealing with COVID-19
The US is ready to cooperate with Việt Nam and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the fight against the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), US officials said at a recent meeting with representatives of the Vietnamese Embassy in the US.
— Viet Nam News

Cruise passengers enjoy Da Nang sans coronavirus jitters
Passengers on a luxury cruise ship that docked Thursday in Da Nang, one of Vietnam’s top tourism destinations, were relaxed and devoid of Covid-19 fears.
— VnExpress

Vietnam joins multicultural festival in Australia
The Vietnamese Embassy in Australia is participating in a multicultural festival that opened on February 21 in Canberra to promote beauty of Vietnamese land and people to Australians and international friends.
— VietnamPlus

‘Joint Kuwait, Japan, Vietnam project is running into losses’
The financial statements sent by PetroVietnam Company to the Governmental Capital Management Committee, which clarified the company’s investments in the Vietnam Refinery Project (Nghi Son), revealed the joint project between Kuwait, Japan and Vietnam continues to record losses, and its financial indicators are not promising, reports Al-Anba daily.
— Arab Times Online

South China Sea face-off: ‘Dangerous game of chicken’ between Malaysia, China and Vietnam
CHINA, Malaysia and Vietnam are entangled in a fresh stand-off over energy exploration in the disputed South China Sea.

Vietnam tourism to recover after Covid-19
The national tourism sector is looking at ways to rebound in the second quarter of the year with strategies to promote growth after the COVID-19 epidemic subsides.
— Eleven Myanmar
Telecoms firms turning to digital content
With tightened management over pre-activated SIM cards, the number of mobile phone subscriptions was 125.8 million last year, a year-on-year decrease of 3.5 per cent.
— Viet Nam News

Vinamilk signs $20 mln Dubai export contract
Vinamilk has signed a $20 million deal with a distributor in Dubai to supply dairy products from the second quarter of 2020.
— VnExpress

Million-dollar Hanoi ring roads to open by year end
Two Hanoi elevated ring roads costing nearly VND15 trillion ($635 million) are set to open to traffic by the end of 2020.
— VnExpress

Uniqlo to open first Hanoi store early next month
Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo just announced it would open its first Hanoi store in early March and expects to launch three more by the year-end.
— VnExpress

Việt Nam will promote agricultural mechanisation: PM
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuân Phúc has requested ministries, localities and businesses strengthen co-operation to develop agricultural mechanisation and processing of agricultural products.
— Viet Nam News

Digital platforms improve competitiveness
Digital platforms are no longer exclusive to tech companies, and they have become increasingly popular in other sectors as they look to enhance their competitiveness.
— Viet Nam News

Ownership certificates for condotels could solve market issues: experts
Experts believe the State’s issuance of ownership certificates for non-residential

Vietnam police charge seven over role in trafficking
Vietnam police have charged seven people in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants whose bodies were found in a refrigerated trailer near London last October, state media said.
— Borneo Bulletin

Vietnam Airlines, Vinpearl to boost VN-Russia tourist links
Vietnam Airlines and Vinpearl will team up to open eight weekly flights between Việt Nam and Russia in 2020, a representative from the national flag carrier revealed.
— Viet Nam News

Japan provides HCM City non-refundable grant of $16.8m to upgrade sewer system
HCM City and the Japanese Government on Feb 21 signed an agreement for non-refundable aid worth JPY1.882 billion (US$16.84 million) to upgrade the city’s existing sewerage system using trenchless technologies.
— Viet Nam Net

Three crushed to death at construction site in southern Vietnam
Three workers at a construction site were crushed to death Saturday in Bau Bang industrial park, Binh Duong Province after a crane fell down on them.
— VnExpress

Is Vietnam A Safe Place to Live?
Living in modern-day Vietnam is safe and fun. I’ve had to shake my head when people asked me over the years whether there is still a war being fought here; that war officially ended over 40 years ago and Vietnam has moved forward.
— Grit Daily



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