Vietnam morning news for June 1

Vietnam morning news for June 1
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3,528 foreign investors contributed nearly US$3 billion into Vietnam first 5 months despite the pandemic
The total foreign direct investment (FDI) into Vietnam between the beginning of this year and May 20 reached US$13.9 billion, down 17% over the same period last year.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam Airlines resumes all domestic flights
The national flag carrier Vietnam Airline has resumed full domestic operations with the number of domestic passenger flights on May 29 up 36 percent year on year to over 300.
— Viet Nam News

Digital services in Vietnam thrive during pandemic, now for the next step (video)
There is no time when speed matters more than during a pandemic and the global SARS-CoV-2 outbreak is showing just how true these words are.
— AEC News Today

Two journalists detained on anti-state charges in Vietnam
Nguyen Tuong Thuy and Pham Chi Thanh, members of the Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam, were arrested under the criminal charge of making anti-state actions.
— ifex

US becomes largest supplier of fruits and vegetables to Vietnam
In the first four months of 2020, the US has become Vietnam’s largest supplier of fruits and vegetables, recording a 44% increase year-on-year in export value to $102.1 million, according to the Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association.
— Fresh Plaza

Southern Vietnam fruit growers plagued by poor harvest & low prices
Vietnam’s southern regions are entering their peak harvest season for many fruits like durian, mango, rambutan, avocado, mangosteen, and jackfruit, but farmers are suffering from poor harvests.
— Fresh Plaza

VN pepper prices skyrocket
Pepper prices in Vietnam rose to a one-year high last week, driven by Chinese consumption recovery and higher demands from local businesses.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnam: South-central region adjusts farming schedules amid severe drought
The south-central region of Vietnam is estimated to have 51,000 – 70,000 ha of farmlands facing a water shortage and a temporary halt to cultivation until there is rain or farmers switch to drought-resistant crops, according to the General Department of Irrigation under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
— Fresh Plaza

Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh city getting ready to welcome foreign experts
The HCM City Department of Health has issued guidelines for medical surveillance of foreign experts coming from abroad as part of COVID-19 prevention efforts.
— Vietnam Insider

Ha Noi attracts 1.56 billion USD in FDI in five months
VGP – The Capital city lured US$1.56 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first five months of this year, it was reported at a video meeting of the municipal People’s Committee on May 29.
— VGP Local Activities

Gov’t to boost firms, private investment to accelerate post-pandemic growth
The Government was focusing on boosting the development of enterprises and encourage private investment among keys to accelerate post-pandemic economic growth.
— Viet Nam News

New enterprises registration in Vietnam up 36.1% in May
Vietnam saw 10,728 new enterprises in May, up 36.1% compared with the previous month, following the government’s decision to ease social distancing measures implemented to contain the coronavirus.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam gov’t waives taxes to boost economic recovery
More efforts are being made to speed up the economic recovery process while many countries are struggling with the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam busts ‘biggest ever’ online gambling ring (again)
On Thursday, Vietnamese media reported that police in Hanoi had arrested 16 individuals accused of running an illegal online casino that had been in operation since 2018.
— Calvinayre

Vietnam Mixed Martial Arts Federation debuts
The Vietnam Mixed Martial Arts Federation (VMMAF) officially made its debut on May 30 following a founding congress (2020-2025 tenure) in Hanoi.

CNN hails Vietnam’s accomplishment in preventing coronavirus deaths
Early action, meticulous contact tracing and public communication have contributed to Vietnam’s success in handling the Covid-19 pandemic and preventing any deaths, CNN said.
— VnExpress

More than 340 Vietnamese citizens brought home from Taiwan
More than 340 Vietnamese nationals returned to the home country from Taiwan (China) on May 29 as the Vietnamese government continues to repatriate its citizens at a time when the global coronavirus infections approach 6 million.
— The Hanoitimes

How Vietnam managed to keep its coronavirus death toll at zero
(CNN)When the world looked to Asia for successful examples in handling the novel coronavirus outbreak, much attention and plaudits were paid to South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Vietnam, US promote footwear trade post-pandemic
An interactive video conference on “Promoting Vietnam – US Trade in Footwear Post Covid-19” took place in Washington DC to connect Vietnamese producers and American distributors and retailers, Vietnam News agency reported on Saturday (May 30).
— The Star Online

China’s ‘vegetable cultivation’ on Vietnam’s islands a bogus ploy
Maritime expert Vu Thanh Ca says China’s vegetables cultivation claim on Vietnam’s Hoang Sa Islands is a ploy to strengthen illegal claims.
— VnExpress

Vietnam posts decline in exports in 2020 starting 5 months
The General Statistics Office of Vietnam said on Friday that the turnover of imports and exports in Vietnam dropped 3.8 percent and 1.7 percent in the starting 5 months of the ongoing year 2020 in comparison to a year earlier.
— Menafn

Vietnam’s new enterprises up 36.1% in May as social distancing eased
Vietnam saw 10,728 new enterprises in May, up 36.1% compared with the previous month, following the government’s decision to ease social distancing measures implemented to contain the coronavirus.

Vietnam Determined to Deal with Illegal Gambling, Second Bust in a Month
Any lack of legal options strongly incentivizes the potential for illegal ones to appear, the recent developments in Vietnam proved, where the police in Hanoi has made a second major illegal gambling bust for the month.
— Gambling News

Monthly CPI falls to lowest in five years
The local consumer price index (CPI) fell to the lowest level in five years this month, but for the first five months of the year, the CPI still peaked due to rising pork prices.
— Viet Nam News

Construction of Phù Mỹ solar power plant begins in Bình Định
Clean Energy Vision Development JSC, a subsidiary of Bamboo Capital Group, on May 29 broke ground for the Phù Mỹ solar power plant in Bình Định Province’s Phù Mỹ District.
— Viet Nam News

VN goes 44 days without new community infection, patient tally rises to 328
VGP – A one-year old boy returning from Russia has been confirmed as the 328th COVID-19 infection case in Viet Nam, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said early Saturday.
— VGP RSS Feed

VPBank confident of beating 2020 profit target
Pre-tax profit was estimated to reach VNĐ5.1 trillion in May, equal to 50 per cent of the year’s plan
— Viet Nam News

VNR proposes extending expiry date for locomotives, carriages
Statistics of the VNR showed 121 locomotives will not be used from the beginning of next year to 2026 due to the age rule, leaving it with only 141 by 2026.
— Viet Nam News

COVID-19 obstacle but also motivation to promote digital transformation
The COVID-19 pandemic showed the important role of digital transformation in prevention and control activities, bringing life to a “new normal” state.
— Viet Nam News

IZs development needs planning to attract FDI
The development of industrial zones (IZs) needs a comprehensive plan to capture the transition of the foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow spurred by trade wars and the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

FDI inflow to Việt Nam down 17% in Jan-May period
The five-month FDI disbursement totaled $6.7 billion, representing a decline of 8.2 year-on-year, according to the report.
— Viet Nam News

PM urges Southern KER to be first in realizing nation’s vision for 2045
VGP – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged the Southern key economic region (SKER) to become the first economic region in realizing Viet Nam’s vision for 2045.
— VGP Government in Action

FDI attraction – one of five key solutions to post-Coronavirus economic recovery
VGP – Viet Nam possesses a number of advantages to harness new investment waves as multinational corporations are believed to seek relocation of production facilities in the post-coronavirus period.
— VGP Ministerial Activities

Soldiers share water with local people in Gia Lai Province
The prolonged drought and extreme hot weather has dried up water resources in the border district of Đức Cơ causing difficulties for the locals’ lives and production.
— Viet Nam Net

Islander strives to protect crabs from overfishing
A Lý Sơn Island resident in the central province of Quảng Ngãi has ignored cynicism and negative comments to continue on his mission to preserve his homeland’s maritime resource.
— Viet Nam Net

E-commerce a positive for retail sector
Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the retail market in Việt Nam in the first quarter of this year still recorded positive results from e-commerce, online shopping and delivery services.
— Viet Nam News

Garment exports forecast to plummet due to lack of orders
Trương Văn Cẩm, deputy chairman of Vitas, said these figures were anticipated to fall much further in May and June due to the majority of export orders being cancelled or delayed.
— Viet Nam News

More than 1.2 million Vsmart mobilephones sold
VinSmart said it sold more than 1.2 million Vsmart mobile phones after 17 months of joining the market, meaning that at least one out of 100 Vietnamese people use the brand.
— Viet Nam News

Delta must have ’emergency plan’ on climate change
The Mekong Delta region must include an “emergency” response to climate change in its regional planning for the 2021-30 period as rising seas, coastal erosion and subsidence could occur earlier than previously thought, Deputy Prime MInisterTrịnh Đình Dũng said on Thursday in Hà Nội.
— Viet Nam Net

Savico appoints new management board amid foreign divestment
The move won 99.53 per cent of shareholders’ votes in its annual shareholders’ meeting on Friday in HCM City.
— Viet Nam News

Market steadies amid ETF quarterly review
The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chí Minh Stock Exchange rose 0.36 per cent to end at 864.47 points.
— Viet Nam News

National Single Window system honoured at Sao Khuê Awards 2020
The National Single Window system developed by Viettel Solutions, which helps digitalise all documents and processes in customs clearance, has been given the Sao Khuê Award 2020 in the e-government category – the most prestigious honour for the Vietnamese IT and software industry.
— Viet Nam News



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She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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