Vietnam morning news for March 11

Vietnam morning news for March 11

Vietnam morning news

Vietnamese London resident is 32nd Covid-19 patient
A 24-year-old woman who’d met Hanoi’s first Covid-19 infection in London is infected with the novel coronavirus, the Health Ministry confirmed Tuesday.
— VnExpress

Vietnam seeks to invest $60 mln in two highways
The government is seeking approval from the National Assembly to spend VND1.4 trillion ($60 million) on building two coastal highways in central Thanh Hoa Province.
— VnExpress

Rights groups condemn 10-year jail term for Vietnam blogger
The jailing of a Vietnamese blogger for 10 years was condemned by rights groups Tuesday as “unacceptable” and an attack on free speech.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Vietnam Temporarily Suspends Entry for 8 European Countries
Vietnam will temporarily suspend the entry for citizens of Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom due to the coronavirus outbreak.
— Schengenvisainfo

Submission by Human Rights Watch to the Committee on the Rights of the Child Concerning Vietnam
This submission focuses on the topic of violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth, the protection of students, teachers, and schools during time of armed conflict, and violence against children.
— Human rights watch

Finland officially recognized as a friend of Vietnam
The ties between Finland and Vietnam became stronger at a friendship-ceremony in Hanoi 6 March 2020. At the ceremony the president of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations Nguyen Phuong Nga recognized the Finland – Vietnam Friendship Association (FVFA) as a part of the Vietnamese Friendship Order.
— ScandAsia

Vietnam – India signed Memorandum of Understanding on IT cooperation
Vietnam has great demand in developing high quality IT human resource to approach the 4.0 revolution effectively.Moreover, Vietnam has been issuing incentives policies in investment environment, tax and creating the legal corridor.
— The Policy Times

Visitors Arriving In Vietnam To Make Medical Declaration Online Using Viettel-Built System
Visitors arriving in Vietnam can file medical declaration using the online form accessible on or or by scanning the QR code provided at the point of entry with their phone.
— Outoftownblog

Vietnam court asks Grab to shell out $206k for taxi firm Vinasun’s losses
The High-Level People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City has concluded that Southeast Asian ride-hailing giant Grab’s operations in Vietnam were partially responsible for local taxi firm Vinasun’s past losses, asking Grab to pay 4.8 billion dong ($206,000) as compensation.
— DealStreetAsia

Samsung Display asks Vietnam not to quarantine 700 engineers from virus-hit South Korea
Samsung Display, a supplier for Samsung Electronics and Apple, has asked Vietnam to exempt 700 engineers from coronavirus-hit South Korea from a mandatory quarantine, saying they need to prepare for the production of screens for new smartphones.
— Reuters

Leong Hup acquires feedmill in Vietnam for RM67m
POULTRY giant Leong Hup International Bhd has acquired an aquatic feedmill in Vietnam, including its plant, equipment, machinery and motor vehicles for a total consideration of RM67.03 million.
— The Malaysian Reserve

Malware found disguised as Vietnam government statement on Covid-19
Hackers have attached malware to a file purporting to be the prime minister’s statement on the Covid-19 outbreak.
— VnExpress

Netflix tops streaming services in Vietnam
Netflix remains the only foreign player among the top five video streaming services in Vietnam, where the market is dominated by FPT Play.
— VnExpress

Commercial rent slashed as coronavirus scuppers sales
With businesses reporting dwindling revenues due to the coronavirus epidemic, landlords are cutting their rents by up to 40 percent.
— VnExpress

Organic rice zone emerges in Vietnam
Farmers and businesses in rural communes of Dien Ban Town in the central province of Quang Nam have been working to develop low-yield rice fields as the first ever sustainable source of organic rice in central Vietnam since 2017.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnam’s e-commerce market to surpass US$17bn in 2023: GlobalData
Vietnam’s e-commerce market is projected to hit VND 399.5 trillion (US$17.3 billion) in 2023, from VND 218.3 trillion (US$9.4 billion) in 2019, according to a forecast from data and analytics company GlobalData.
— Business Times

Compulsory health declarations for all in Vietnam
Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam and head of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control Vu Duc Dam on March 8 requested compulsory health declarations for all citizens in the country to start today at the latest.
— Edge Prop

Hanoi youths support fund for Vietnam’s sea, islands
The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) – Hanoi chapter on March 9 organised a fundraising ceremony for the “Fund for Vietnam’s Sea, Islands”.
— VietnamPlus

Hun Sen reacts to Vietnamese media report on coronavirus
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday reacted strongly to a Vietnamese state-run media report stating Vietnam will insist on medical declaration for travelers from Cambodia over COVID-19.
— Khmer Times

ADB: Vietnam to lose 0.41 percent of GDP due to COVID-19
Vietnam is forecast to lose some 0.41 percent of GDP due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, according to the latest report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
— VietnamPlus

Cybersecurity in Vietnam sees positive changes in 2019
The number of detections of web threats in Vietnam fell by more than 30 per cent last year compared to 2018, with 75 million different Internet-borne cyberthreats, according to Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) 2019.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam’s New Guidelines on Bancassurance Agreements Between Banks and Insurers
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) recently issued Circular No. 37 providing guidelines on bancassurance distribution transactions.
— Lexology

High rate of urban Vietnamese see gender equality in society: survey
A high percentage of urban Vietnamese think there is gender equality in the country although the perception is stronger in Hanoi than HCMC, a survey has found.
— VnExpress

Vietnam Airlines to Disinfect All Aircraft Arriving from Abroad
Vietnam Airlines is disinfecting all of its aircraft that arrive from abroad and checking the temperatures of passengers boarding in Europe after an outbreak of 14 novel coronavirus cases tied to its March 2 London to Hanoi flight.
— Bloomberg Quint

Việt Nam imports 66,000 tonnes of meat in two months
Việt Nam imported nearly 66,000 tonnes of meat in the first two months of this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
— Viet Nam News

HCM City records $480m of FDI in first two months
More than US$480 million worth of foreign direct investment (FDI) was poured into HCM City during the first two months of the year, which was equal to 47 per cent of FDI in the same period last year.
— Viet Nam News

Local Vsmart phones reports better sales than Apple in retail channel
Phones made by local manufacturer Vsmart have surpassed those of US giant Apple, in terms of retail revenue in the Vietnamese market in January.
— Viet Nam News

Foreign investors withdraw $147.7m in 20 days
Foreign investors have net sold a total of VNĐ3.4 trillion (US$147.7 million) in the last 20 trading days.
— Viet Nam News

Property firm projects revenue to jump 3.5 times in 2020
Property developer LDG Investment JSC hopes its total revenue in 2020 will jump 3.5 times from 2019’s figure to VNĐ2.75 trillion (US$119.3 million).
— Viet Nam News

Consumer goods abundant, prices stable, HCM City supermarkets assure
Supermarkets in HCM City have worked with suppliers to ensure there is sufficient supply of goods at steady prices for the next two to three months, diminishing public fear of shortages.
— Viet Nam News

BIDV clears bad debts at VAMC
The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) has cleared all non-performing loans it had previously sold to the Việt Nam Asset Management Company (VAMC), the bank’s chairman Phan Đức Tú said.
— Viet Nam News

TAB proposes halving tax for tourism businesses
The Việt Nam Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) has proposed to half value added tax for the tourism sector from 10 per cent to 5 per cent to help businesses deal with the coronavirus outbreak.
— Viet Nam News

Việt Nam a world leader in having women in top corporate positions
Việt Nam has a greater percentage of women in senior leadership positions than the global average, according to Grant Thornton’s International Business Report.
— Viet Nam News

PV Gas South to buy out joint-venture
PetroVietnam Gas South JSC (PGS) has decided to buy out the Vietnam LPG Co Ltd (VT-Gas) for VNĐ1,000 (US$0.043).
— Viet Nam News

Fashion tech VC firm Lyra Ventures launches new fund
Fashion tech VC firm Lyra Ventures announces new Japan-backed global fund Fashion tech VC firm Lyra Ventures, which was formerly known as Start Today Ventures, announced the launch of their second fund with investment from TSI Holdings, one of Japan’s largest fashion conglomerates.
— e27

Cybersecurity in Việt Nam saw positive changes in 2019
The number of detections of web threats in Việt Nam fell by more than 30 per cent last year compared to 2018, with 75 million different Internet-borne cyberthreats, according to Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) 2019.
— Viet Nam News

Banks cut savings rates to ensure lower-interest loans amid Covid-19 epidemic
A number of commercial banks have lowered their interest rates on savings accounts by 0.1-0.4 percentage points in order to offer loans at a lower interest rate to businesses and individuals affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.
— Viet Nam News

Water management needs to be flexible
Châu Trần Vĩnh, deputy director of the Water Resources Management Department, under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, talks to Nhân Dân newspaper about the need to adopt a flexible plan to cope with the severe droughts in the Mekong Delta
— Viet Nam Net

Gold prices climb in the market
Global gold prices pushed above the US$1,700 per ounce level for the first time since late 2012 on Monday, when local gold prices also soared.
— Viet Nam News

Couple volunteers to collect rubbish on weekends
Ho Phi Quyết dons her boots and gloves, and picks up a big bag every weekend to collect rubbish around his neighbourhood.
— Viet Nam Net

VN-Index plunges 6.3 per cent on worst day in 19 years
Việt Nam’s benchmark VN-Index plummeted 6.28 per cent on Monday, its worst daily loss in the last 19 years, as investors were alarmed with widespread slumps on the global markets.
— Viet Nam News

VNPT to build intelligent operation centre in Kon Tum
VNPT will build an intelligent operation centre (IOC) in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum and expects to put it into operation in October.
— Viet Nam News



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