Vietnam morning news for June 24

Vietnam morning news for June 24

Vietnam morning news

Europe urges Vietnam to restart flights as FTA takes effect
Europe has joined the growing number of economies urging Vietnam to resume international flights, as the country appears virtually free of the coronavirus and represents a strong investment destination for those seeking diverse supply chains.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Vietnam cooperates with ASEAN to launch initiatives of combating COVID-19
Chairing ASEAN in 2020, Vietnam has cooperated closely with the bloc proposing initiatives for the region to cope with the complicated situation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Vietnam Times

UK visa application centers in Vietnam reopen
U.K. visa application centers in Vietnam, which closed in late March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, reopened on Monday, the country’s embassy has announced.
— VnExpress

PM asks to manage solar power projects for national security
The Prime Minister has requested the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) propose suitable management solutions for solar power projects to ensure national security.

Hanoi prohibits using the first floor of resettlement houses for business
The first floors of resettlement apartments in Hanoi can no longer be used for trading and leasing joint venture purposes.

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Italian Investment in Vietnam – How to Leverage the EVFTA
The EVFTA is a modern free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam, expected to boost economies of both trading partners as they emerge out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Vietnam Briefing

First virtual healthcare expo in India marks Vietnamese firms’ attendance
As many as 15 Vietnamese firms are taking part in the Virtual Healthcare and Hygiene Expo 2020, which is being held from June 22 to 26 by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
— Vietnam Times

‘I owned a debt to Vietnam’, British national living in Hanoi
Living in Vietnam during the days the COVID-19 pandemic is raging the world, Steve Jackson, a British national feels he ‘owned a debt to Vietnam’ and that “Vietnam can be better too, or rather, it can continue to a this good.’’
— Vietnam Times

Pork prices stay high despite imports
Although live pigs have been imported under the Vietnamese government’s order in an attempt to soothe the current hike in pork prices, domestic prices remain high, triggering a need for local authorities to apply more sturdy solutions.

Ambassador highlights trust in Vietnam-US relations
Trust and mutual respect play a key role in supporting the relationship between former foes Vietnam and the U.S., its ambassador to Hanoi said.
— VnExpress

Vietnam to host 36th ASEAN Summit remotely
The 36th ASEAN Summit, being hosted by Vietnam from June 22 to 26, 2020, will take place via teleconference in light of the COVID-19 outbreak
— Thailand-business-news

Vietnamese city trims trees en masse as intense heatwaves bake streets
The authority’s decision to substantially thin out the tree lines on urban streets has disappointed citizens of Vinh City, the capital of the north-central Vietnamese province of Nghe An.
— Reliefweb

Vietnam Indicts Facebook User For Anti-State Documents
Authorities in Vietnam indicted detained businessman Nguyen Duc Quoc Vuong for allegedly spreading information against the state and slandering its leaders on Facebook, Nguyen’s lawyer told RFA Monday.
— Radio Free Asia

New service links port directly to Vietnam
Bintulu Port’s Bintulu International Container Terminal (BICT) is now directly connected to Vietnam via SITC Container Lines (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd’s (SITC) new shipping service.
— The Borneo Post

Cambodia lifts cross-border travel restrictions with Vietnam
The government yesterday informed Vietnam regarding its decision to lift the ban on cross-border movement via borders shared with the country but said prevention guidelines remain in place to mitigate risks of coronavirus transmission.
— Khmer Times

‘Golden Lychee’ from Vietnam arrive in Australia
The first batch of Vietnamese ‘Golden Lychee’ which distinguishes itself from other varieties with yellowish skin and fresh sweetness has arrived in Australia and hit shelves in West Australia and South Australia.
— Fresh Plaza

Vietnam attends IAEA Board of Governors teleconference
Ambassador Le Dung, Vietnam’s permanent representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), reaffirmed Vietnam’s commitment to maintaining close cooperation with the agency to promote the application of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes and to serve sustainable development, especially in resolving global issues such as disease, climate change, and environmental pollution.

Officials push for Cambodian-Thai border opening
Banteay Meanchey provincial governor Um Reatrey on Monday met with Thai officials from Sa Kaeo province to discuss reopening the Poipet international border checkpoint.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnam hopes for more ADB support: PM Phuc
As Vietnam is in need of resources for its production recovery, the country hopes for more support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to develop major fields such as infrastructure and smart agriculture, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on June 22.
— VietnamPlus

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Vietnam eyes place in world’s top 10 farm produce processing hubs
The agriculture ministry has devised measures to turn Vietnam into one of the world’s most 15 developed countries in terms of agriculture by 2030, and among the top 10 farm produce processing hubs.
— VietnamPlus

AEON executive officer hopes for more Vietnam’s thieu lychee exports
Executive Officer Soichi Okazaki of Japan’s AEON shopping mall developer and operator has said the company wants to import fresh “thieu” lychee and other tropical fruits from Vietnam.
— VietnamPlus

Central province to cut plastic waste by 30 percent by 2025
Phu Yen has become Vietnam’s second locality to partner with the World Wild Fund for Nature for reducing non-biodegradable waste.
— VnExpress

Auto consumers expected to enjoy 50 per cent cut in registration fee
The Ministry of Finance has officially asked the Government to cut 50 per cent of the registration fee for customers who buy locally-produced and assembled automobiles.
— Viet Nam News

Brokerages eye earnings from proprietary trading
In March, Việt Nam’s stock market suffered a substantial drop with the benchmark VN-Index plunging 25 per cent. But since the end of March, the index has rebounded by 27 per cent.
— Viet Nam News

VN-Index advances on fertiliser, mid-cap stocks
The petrochemicals and plastics sector index was up 2.1 per cent, the highest among 25 sectors
— Viet Nam News

VinWonders Vũ Yên construction starts in Hải Phòng
Vingroup officially started the VinWonders Vũ Yên theme park project in the northern coastal city of Hải Phòng on Sunday.
— Viet Nam News

Suitable tiered pricing mechanism urged for electricity sector
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) is proposing reducing power price tiers from the current six to five levels.
— Viet Nam News

Trade defence investigations into wood products on the rise
There were only three cases on wooden products from 2007 to 2017, but there have been four since 2018.
— Viet Nam News

Enterprises say national single window must be improved
Twenty-seven per cent of the surveyed businesses were not satisfied with the unstable operation of the portal and 20 per cent responded that the speed of processing tasks was still slow.
— Viet Nam News

Vietravel to discuss private share sales at annual meeting
The selling price must not stay below Vietravel’s on-issuance date share price or the firm’s booking value recorded in the latest financial report
— Viet Nam News

Agriculture needs more investment in processing industry
The agricultural sector needs more investment to develop the processing industry in order to increase exports of local farming products.
— Viet Nam News

Users urged to be careful when using Facebook ‘gender swap’
FaceApp’s gender swap filter has generated the hashtag #faceappchallenge and received hundreds of thousands of shares on Facebook and Instagram, raising concerns about security and the risk of sharing this information.
— Viet Nam News

All economic sectors can join power generation, PM Phuc says
VGP – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc emphasized that all economic sectors can join power generation while he was addressing a meeting on mechanisms for development of power sources and networks.
— VGP RSS Feed

Ministry considers allowing bets via e-wallets, telecommunications accounts
The Ministry of Finance is drafting an amendment to the decree on business of betting on horse racing, greyhound racing and international football, which would allow the payment of bets via e-wallets or telecommunication accounts.
— Viet Nam News

Việt Nam’s biggest shipping firm reduces charter capital
Việt Nam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines), the country’s biggest shipping firm, has to reduce its charter capital by another 15 per cent due to unability to sell shares.
— Viet Nam News

Gold prices soar in the markets
The local gold price kept soaring to reach VNĐ49 million (US$2,100) per tael (1.2 ounces) this morning when the yellow metal reached its highest global price in more than a month.
— Viet Nam News

Heat wave sends temperature soaring in northern, central regions
A new heat wave is forecast to hit the northern and central regions from June 22 – 24 and could push the temperature up to 42 degrees Celsius in some areas.
— Viet Nam Net

Hà Nội prohibits using the first floor of resettlement houses for business
Previously, many apartments leased their first floor for trading purpose without the approval of the municipal People’s Committee.
— Viet Nam News

Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu seeks to improve logistics competitiveness
Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province authorities plan to spend VNĐ 20 trillion (US$850 million) from now through 2025 on infrastructure to achieve their goal of comprehensive development.
— Viet Nam News

Tracing waste a new approach for communities
A project aims to help local people earn by thoroughly sorting and treating waste.
— Viet Nam Net

Quang Ninh province welcomes 1.2 million guests in one month
VGP – The northern province of Quang Ninh greeted 1.2 million tourists from mid May to mid June after launching tourism promotion policies.
— VGP Local Activities

HCM City targets 1,000 MWp of rooftop solar power at industrial zones by 2024
HCM City aims to have 1,000 MWp of rooftop solar power capacity installed by 2024 in its industrial parks, export processing zones and high-tech parks, up from 700MWp now.
— Viet Nam Net

Việt Nam effectively curbs impacts of drought, saline intrusion in Mekong Delta
The Government, ministries and agencies effectively instructed localities and agencies to develop plans to tackle drought, saltwater intrusion and water shortages.
— Viet Nam Net

Vietnamese businesses strive to reduce inventory after COVID-19
A recent survey conducted by the General Statistics Office showed 57.7 per cent of enterprises affected by the pandemic said their consumption market has decreased sharply.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam’s rice export price stands at lowest level over past two months
Higher rice supplies in the domestic market has made the export price of Việt Nam’s broken rice drop to US$450 per tonne on June 19, the lowest level in the past two months.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam ICTComm 2020 slated for September
The exhibition, hosted by ADPEX JSC from 17 to 19 September 2020 at the Sài Gòn Exhibition and Convention Centre, will focus on digital transformation.
— Viet Nam News

PM Phuc reaffirms Gov’t resolve to strive for highest possible GDP growth
VGP – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc reassured the Government’s resolve to strive for the highest possible GDP growth rate this year despite holistic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
— VGP Government in Action

Techcombank targeted VNĐ13 trillion pre-tax profit in 2020
Techcombank (TCB) has set a pre-tax profit target of VNĐ13 trillion (US$559.3 million) in 2020, increasing slightly one per cent from last year.
— Viet Nam News



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