Vietnam morning news for July 13

Vietnam morning news for July 13
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Vietnam morning newsVietnam says 31 million workers impacted by pandemic, risk of rising unemployment
The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted about 31 million workers in Vietnam, with 900,000 out of work and nearly 18 million people receiving less income than before, a government agency said on Friday (Jul 10).

Việt Nam to commercialise 5G in October
Việt Nam will commercialise 5G network in October using entirely domestically produced equipment, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC).
— Viet Nam News

Coronavirus-free UK pilot, symbol of Vietnam’s pandemic success, to return home
Vietnam’s most seriously ill COVID-19 patient, a British pilot who at one point seemed close to death, left hospital on Saturday (Jul 11) on his way home after a dramatic recovery that attracted national attention.

Vietnam will resume some international air routes very soon
Vietnam will implement a pilot scheme of reopening international air routes to several regional countries to bring back Vietnamese citizens stranded overseas due to COVID-19, as well as foreign specialists, business executives and skilled workers to Vietnam.
— Vietnam Insider

MoIT aims for production growth in second half of year
The ministry has suggested localities develop material production regions, industrial parks and economic zones to ensure they have raw materials for domestic production.
— Viet Nam News

VN goes 85 straight days without community COVID-19 infection
VGP – Viet Nam has gone 85 consecutive days without new COVID-19 infection case in the community, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
— VGP Ministerial Activities

Thailand’s border trade down 9.7 percent in five months
Thailand’s cross-border trade was down by 9.7 percent year-on-year in the first five months of 2020 due to the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy, and neighbours’ closure of nearly all border checkpoints.
— Vietnamplus

Việt Nam initiates anti-dumping investigation on corn syrup
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has decided to initiate an anti-dumping investigation on high-fructose corn syrup originated from China and the Republic of Korea.
— Viet Nam News

CAA ranks local airlines’ punctuality in H1
The Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam (CAA) released a report on the operation of flights on time (OTP) as well as delayed and cancelled flights across Viet Nam in the first half of the year.
— Viet Nam News

$32.5million solar power farm opens in Ninh Thuận
Financed by LICOGI 16 Joint Stock Co, the 35MWp Nhơn Hải-Ninh Thuận solar farm covers 42ha in Nhơn Hải District.
— Viet Nam News

US pledges to bolster Vietnam relations after 25 years
U.S. President Donald Trump said cooperation between Washington and Hanoi would help foster trust and understanding, and pledged to bolster bilateral relations between the two countries.
— Vietnam Times

Hanoi condominium market has recovery of sales in Q2
The new launch of condominiums in the second quarter of this year (Q2) nearly tripled that of the previous quarter, showing recovery of sales activities, according to CBRE Vietnam’s quarterly report on the Hanoi market released on Tuesday at an online press conference.

Vietnam’s most serious COVID-19 patient, the British pilot Stephen Cameron is heading home
The pilot labelled Vietnam’s most critical ill COVID-19 patient has been discharged from hospital after 115 days of treatment and is heading home to Scotland.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam: Lychees witness considerable price drops
Hundreds of lychee farmers are struck by the slumping prices as foreign traders were held up in quarantine.
— Fresh Plaza

HCM City seeks developers for nearly 300 PPP projects
HCM City is expected to reconsider projects under the public – private partnership investment form meant to combat flooding and land subsidence and resettle people living along canals when new regulations for PPP come into effect.
— Viet Nam News

MIC to conduct a large-scale inspection on junk SIM cards
Clearing up telecom waste would also pave the way for new telecom services like mobile money.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam to accelerate divestment plans of SOEs
Four enterprises will be transferred to State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) for divestment by December 31 if the divestment by the representative agency is not completed before November 30.

Vehicles providing transport services will have yellow licence plates
All vehicles providing cargo and passenger transportation services must change from white licence plates to yellow ones with black letters and numbers from August 1, according to the Traffic Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security.
— Viet Nam News

E-wallet users rush to verify information
E-wallet users must authenticate the information by uploading a picture of a valid ID card or passport or face being temporarily locked out of the service.
— Viet Nam News

Việt Nam needs to be cautious in the second half of 2020: CIEM
The Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) said with good results in preventing the pandemic and the chance for economic recovery, Việt Nam needs to be cautious in the second half of the year.
— Viet Nam News

Phu My Hung asks $75 million for help from IFC
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is providing a financing package of $75 million to Phu My Hung Development Corporation to help sustain its property development operations after COVID-19.

PM Phuc orders immediate repatriation of citizens from Equatorial Guinea
VGP – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc ordered a flight to immediately repatriate Vietnamese workers from Equatorial Guinea as some of them have been infected with COVID-19, while he was addressing a meeting on COVID-19 on Friday.
— VGP RSS Feed

Bình Dương first half trade surplus hits $2.6b
The southern province of Bình Dương recorded a trade surplus of US$2.6 billion in the first half of the year, according to its Department of Statistics.
— Viet Nam News

New momentum for US-Viêt Nam trade relations
Nguyen Hong Dương, Deputy Director of the European-American Market Department (Ministry of Industry and Trade), talks to Vietnam News Agency about solutions to maintain sustainable exports to this market
— Viet Nam News

Rallies end as profit-taking weighs on large-caps
Large-cap stocks led the market downturn as the tracker VN30-Index lost nearly 1 per cent to close at 809.02 points.
— Viet Nam News

Coronavirus: Pilot returning home after two months on life support in Vietnam
A Scottish pilot who spent more than two months on life support in Vietnam after contracting Covid-19 is finally returning home after being released from hospital.

Vietnam Top Destination: Moc Chau rice paddy fields glitters in watery season
In late May or early June, when the terraced rice fields in Moc Chau, northwest Vietnam, filled with water, the whole mountainous area is adorned with exceptionally alluring beauty.
— Vietnam Times

HCM City manufacturing grows by 1.18 per cent in 1st half
HCM City’s industrial production in the first six months likely grew by 1.18 per cent year-on-year, according to its Department of Industry and Trade.
— Viet Nam News

Bình Dương fines 87 units for environment violations in first half
Eighty-seven facilities were fined for environmental violations in southern Bình Dương Province in the first half of 2020, according to local Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
— Viet Nam Net

VPI and IDT to develop new products for petroleum projects
The Việt Nam Petroleum Institute (VPI) and the Institute of Drilling Technology (IDT) on Thursday signed an agreement to cooperate in manufacturing and using products from scientific and technological research for oil and gas projects in Việt Nam.
— Viet Nam News

UNDP highly values VN’s highest commitment to e-governance, digital transformation
VGP – Ms. Caitlin Wiesen, UNDP Resident Representative in Viet Nam, spoke highly of the Vietnamese Government’s highest commitment to advancing e-governance and digital transformation.
— VGP Government in Action

Vietnamese enterprises seek to export consumer goods to China
Vietnamese enterprises are seeking cooperation opportunities with their peers in Zhejiang Province of China to export consumer goods to the Chinese market.
— Viet Nam News

Digital transfomation expected to bring prosperity
Việt Nam has a comparative advantage in digital transformation thank the country’s large number of strong telecommunications and IT businesses and a top official has said it’s time for the country to make a breakthrough in the field.
— Viet Nam News

MoIT considers common retail power price
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) is considering allowing households to choose a common retail power price for their electricity consumption, said deputy minister Hoàng Quac Vượng.
— Viet Nam News

Water sector draws investment
The annual compound growth rate (CAGR) of the water sector in 2017-2020 is 43 per cent for industrial production and 35 per cent for clean water consumption.
— Viet Nam News

Six-man squad protects animals in Sơn Trà Peninsula
In the first six months this year, forest rangers discovered and seized thousands of animal traps, helping protect wildlife in Sơn Trà Peninsula.
— Viet Nam Net


Feature photo WorldSkills Asean Bangkok 2018
This week’s Vietnam morning news feature photo focuses on World Youth Skills Day, July 15, with an emphasis on World Skills Asean Singapore 2020.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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