Vietnam morning news for June 15

Vietnam morning news for June 15

Vietnam morning news

Vietnam car maker Vinfast launches Australian R&D centre
Vietnam’s first domestic car manufacturer, VinFast, said on Friday it has opened a research and development centre in the Australian city of Melbourne, in a move to support the company’s plans for international expansion.
— Reuters

Four mobile companies strike deal for sharing telecom infrastructure
Telecom operators Viettel, VNPT, MobiFone, and Gtel Mobile have reached an agreement for sharing infrastructure including base transceiver stations.
— VnExpress

Why EU-Vietnam free-trade deal can’t topple China as world’s factory
Agreement to slash tariffs should boost European investment in Asia’s ‘export rock star’, but is no silver bullet for post-coronavirus recovery, experts say
— South China Morning Post

Cambodia COVID-19 travel model provides path for CLMVT recovery
The decision last week by Cambodia to introduce a user pays, enhanced COVID-19 screening process for all foreign arrivals is at the bleeding edge of public pandemic prevention.
— AEC News Today

Vietnam: Strategic Partnership Between Phu Yen Province and The World Bank
The World Bank and the People’s Committee of Phu Yen Province today signed a Memorandum of Understanding, establishing a partnership for strategic engagements during the 2020-25 period.
— Modern Diplomacy

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Vietnam’s pharmaceutical import up slightly in 5 months
Vietnam spent over 1.3 billion U.S. dollars importing evidence-based medicines in the first five months of this year, up 4.2 percent against the same period last year, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade on Friday.
— Xinhua

Vietnam auto sales stage May recovery
Car sales surged 62 percent in May after slumping in the first four months this year as the Covid-19 pandemic crushed demand.
— VnExpress

Vietnam respects freedom of religion and belief: FM spokesperson
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang reiterated on June 11 Vietnam’s consistent policy of respecting and guaranteeing the right of citizens to follow or not follow any religion or belief.

Deputy PM boasts Vietnam’s success in controlling Covid-19
Living “a life like Vietnamese people today is the dream of those from many countries,” according to a government official.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam Fisheries Society condemns China attack on boat, demands compensation
The Vietnam Fisheries Society has demanded that China compensate for the “inhumane” ramming and looting of a Vietnamese fishing boat this week.
— VnExpress

Vietnam: A success story in fight against coronavirus
When the health care systems of most powerful countries in the world have failed to curb the spread of Covid-19, the Southeast Asian country of Vietnam performed an outstanding work against the pandemic cutting swath through the globe.
— Dhaka Tribune

Vietnam to be linked by 140 Tbps undersea cable
A 9,400-km submarine cable that passes through Vietnam with a bandwidth of 140 Tbps, higher than all cables connected to the country, is scheduled for completion by the end of 2022.
— VnExpress

Vietnam slips on global peace index
Vietnam has slipped three places to 64th among 163 economies on the 2020 Global Peace Index, while remaining 12th in the Asia-Pacific region.
— VnExpress

Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam… How some countries kept Covid at bay
As the epidemic took hold in China, many feared for its neighbours. But rapid action and clear messaging have so far contained the virus.
— The Guardian

Vietnam drug user number rises by 10,000 in a year
Vietnam registers more than 10,000 new drug users last year, with the users getting younger and being concentrated in the southern region.
— VnExpress

Foreign man killed in a traffic accident in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh city
The accident took place at around 4:30 a.m. on the Saigon Bridge as the man drove from District 2 to Binh Thanh District in Ho Chi Minh City.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam reports one more imported covid-19 case, total 334
One new case of COVID-19 was reported in Vietnam on Saturday evening, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 334.
— Vietnam Insider

Prevent FDI transfer pricing in Vietnam
Many foreign-invested firms have been reporting losses for years even as they expand, but authorities are still struggling to prevent transfer pricing.
— Vietnam Insider

Chinese ships attack Vietnamese boat in the disputed waters
Vietnam’s foreign ministry says two Chinese ships attacked a Vietnamese fishing boat in the disputed sea and seized its catch and equipment.
— Vietnam Insider

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Vietjet Air plane skids off the runway at Tan Son Nhat Airport
A Vietjet Air plane skidded off the runway at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday afternoon as it was landing in heavy rains.
— Vietnam Insider

Hanoi’s ‘new normal’: How much has changed for the foreigners who chose to stay?
An insightful comparison of Hanoi before and after the reopening of business activities in the eyes of an expat.
— The Hanoitimes

Solar eclipse next week to be visible in Vietnam
Vietnam will see part of an annular eclipse, commonly referred to as a “ring of fire,” on June 21.
— VnExpress

Vietnam set to supply 60,000 tonnes of rice to Philippines
Vietnam has won a tender offered by the Philippines to export 60,000 tonnes of rice to the partner country at a higher price than that of countries which won the bids, said Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnamese High-Quality Goods awards given away to more than 600 firms
More than 600 businesses received the 2020 Vietnamese High-Quality Goods awards at a ceremony held in HCM City on Friday (June 12).
— Viet Nam News

Sydney agency UnDigital opens office in Vietnam
Sydney based digital experience agency UnDigital has opened an office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, after one year of operation.
— AD News

Vietnam can lead in wind energy
Vietnam’S long coastline and strong winds make it a potential future global leader in offshore wind-energy generation.
— New Straits Times

Vietnam considers resuming some international flights to “safe regions”
The Vietnamese government posted a statement on its website on June 10 which said that it has assigned the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control to “figure out” a criteria to define “safe regions” for international flights.
— Business Traveller

Vietnam a gateway to ASEAN for EU: Italian news site
An Italian news site ran an article on the Vietnamese National Assembly’s recent ratification of the EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA), after the European Parliament ratified the two documents in February.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam calls for protecting people, addressing challenges in Mali
Vietnam called for protecting people, especially women and children, as well as absolutely addressing issues in Mali, which is crucial to cope with challenges in the Sahel, while joining a video conference of the United Nations Security Council on June 11.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam wins bid to supply 60,000 tonnes of rice to Philippines
Vietnam has won a tender offered by the Philippines to export 60,000 tonnes of rice to the partner country at a higher price than that of countries which won the bids.
— VietnamPlus

EVFTA good opportunity for Indian investors in VN
At the event, jointly held by the Việt Nam Trade Office in India, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), and the HCM City Trade and Investment Promotion Centre, Ambassador Châu said the deal was officially ratified by the Việt Nam National Assembly at its ninth session.
— Viet Nam News

First country introduces mandatory health declaration to prevent COVID-19
VGP – Viet Nam is the first country in the world to apply mandatory health declaration to all incoming travellers in an early and drastic manner in order to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, said Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam.
— VGP Government in Action

Thai Vietjet resumes domestic flights
The airline is complying with safety and healthy procedures including measuring passengers and crews’ body temperature, social distancing at the airport and on board flights. Passengers must wear face masks for the duration of the journey.
— Viet Nam News

One more COVID-19 case confirmed, total increases to 334
VGP – A 29-year-old man with travel record to China has been confirmed the latest COVID-19 case in Viet Nam, bringing the patient tally to 334, according to the National Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
— VGP Ministerial Activities

Thanh Hóa calls for investment of $12.5 billion
Speaking at the event, Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình said it is the first locality nationwide to hold such an event after Việt Nam has initially brought COVID-19 under control.
— Viet Nam News

HDBank to pay dividend at a rate of 65%, focus on digital transformation
The HCM City Development Joint Stock Commercial Bank (HOSE: HDB) plans to pay 2019 dividend at a ratio of 65 per cent, with 50 per cent in stocks and 15 per cent in bonus shares.
— Viet Nam News

WB, Phu Yen form partnership for strategic engagements
VGP – The World Bank (WB) in Viet Nam and the People’s Committee of Phu Yen Province signed a Memorandum of Understanding on comprehensive partnership for strategic engagements in Ha Noi on June 12.
— VGP Local Activities



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