Vietnam morning news for May 11

Vietnam morning news for May 11

Vietnam morning news

Vietnam begins day 24 without community transmission of Covid-19
The Health Ministry confirmed no new Covid-19 case Sunday morning, marking Vietnam going 24 days free of community transmission.
— VnExpress

Nearly US$1 billion funded to support Coronavirus-affected people
More than VND20,000 billion (or nearly US$1 billion) have been funded to support people affected by COVID-19 at 63 localities nationwide, said Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung at a meeting between the Government and businesses on May 9.
— VGP Ministerial Activities

VN has done “outstanding job” in COVID-19 containment, AmCham Chair says
The Government and people of Viet Nam have done an “outstanding job” in effectively containing the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to Virginia Foote, national chair of the AmCham Viet Nam.
— Chinhphu

Cashew export expected to recover strongly after pandemic
Cashew exports are expected to surge in the latter half of the year once the COVID-19 pandemic is put under control. But the cashew industry will still have to lower its export target of US$4 billion for this year.

Hanoi to hold investment promotion conference in late June: Mayor
The city would issue investment certificates for 100 projects worth over US$17 billion, said Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung.
— The Hanoitimes

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No new Covid-19 cases in Vietnam, 276 citizens return home from Canada
Vietnam reported no new Covid-19 (coronavirus) cases on Sunday morning (May 10), the second consecutive day, with its total confirmed cases remaining at 288, according to its Ministry of Health.
— The Star Online

Aggressive implementation of e-government is necessary: Businesses
Accelerating the implementation of e-government and digital transformation will lure more investment into Vietnam.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnamese companies face threat of being acquired on the cheap
The coronavirus pandemic has made Vietnamese companies vulnerable to takeovers by foreign investors at low prices.
— VnExpress

Comparing Vietnam, COVID-19 deaths? They’re leaving something out
It is only fair to compare death rates from Vietnam and COVID-19 when the silent killer Agent Orange is included. No one knows how many hundreds of thousands of U.S. veterans this chemical has killed.
— NJ

How a tourist hotspot in Vietnam is adjusting to attract locals as tourism sector reopens
In Hoi An, businesses that have depended on overseas visitors are changing tack to draw domestic and expat tourists as Vietnam’s tourism sector reopens
— South China Morning Post

Vietnam ranked among top post-pandemic travel destinations
US magazine Travel + Leisure has named Vietnam within its list of the top 17 destinations for tourists after the Covid-19 crisis ends.

Managers apprehensive about employees’ performance during work-at-home
Seventy one percent of Vietnamese employers question productivity as staff work from home, a survey has found.
— VnExpress

Russian Railways to organise trains to Vietnam
JSC RZD Logistics, a subsidiary of Russian Railways, said it will organise trains from Russia to Vietnam’s Yen Vien station through China.

Vietnam sees big drop in April cyber attacks
There were 203 cyber attacks in Vietnam in April, a drop of more than 68 percent from a year ago, an official agency says.
— VnExpress

Using design sprints to solve COVID-19 business problems
Because of the rapid spread of COVID-19, business leaders across all industries collectively learned the utmost value of fast solutions.
— e27

Top doctors discuss lung transplant for British COVID-19 patient
Top Vietnamese doctors convened a meeting this morning to consider the possibility of lung transplant for British COVID-19 patient who has been in critical conditions.
— VGP RSS Feed

Religious activities allowed to resume in Vietnam
The Catholic Church in Vietnam has resumed religious activities as normal after the government lifted social distancing measures against the Covid-19 pandemic.
— UCA News

The millennials changing the face of sex education in Vietnam
Tu Nguyen gave up a sought-after job in a mission to help young people in Vietnam better understand sex and sexuality.
— Aljazeera

Vietnam’s Covid-19 response could spur production shift from China
Vietnam’s Covid-19 record could make it an attractive investment destination as economies seek to make their supply chains less dependent on China.
— VnExpress

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April garment exports plummet
Vietnam’s garment and textile exports fell 20 percent year-on-year to $2.3 billion and could fall further as buyers cancel orders over Covid-19 pandemic impacts.
— VnExpress

Vietnam eyes 5 pct GDP growth
Vietnam is targeting GDP growth of 5 percent this year, exceeding international forecasts, banking on a rapid recovery strategy to overcome pandemic impacts.
— VnExpress

Vietnamese citizens return home safely from virus-stricken US
More than 340 Vietnamese citizens have returned home from the US and been quarantined upon arrival, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday (May 10).
— The Star Online

No appropriate solutions implemented to improve pollution: MONRE
An increase in the number of industrial zones has been polluting Vietnam’s environment, and there are no appropriate solutions in place, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) warned in its draft 2019 report on environment protection released earlier this week.
— VietnamPlus

Online shopping traffic drops in first quarter
Online shopping in the first quarter of this year has dropped compared to the same period last year, according to a research by iPrice Group.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnamese supports Myanmar region in COVID-19 battle
The Vietnamese Embassy in Myanmar, Vietnamese entrepreneurs and people living in the country have presented 7.5 million Kyat (5,380 USD) and medical supplies to Yangon region to support its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam’s Corona Resort & Casino open again but operations limited
Vietnam’s only casino available to locals, Corona Resort & Casino on Phu Quoc Island, is back open and operational following a three-week closure to slow the spread of COVID-19.
— Asgam

Effective anti-Covid-19 measures build up foreign business confidence in Vietnam
Vietnam is currently a front-runner in the Covid-19 fight, said Nicolas Audier, chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham).
— The Hanoitimes

Localization rate in Vietnam’s car industry remains low compared to regional peers
The main issues of the local automobile industry lie in the inability to master core technologies such as engine production, the control and transmission systems.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam finance ministry waives 50% of 20 securities fees
The decision, which is set to take effect from May 7 to December 31, is among the ministry’s measures to support enterprises and individuals affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Hanoitimes

AmCham Chair: Vietnam has done an outstanding job in containing the coronavirus
The Government and people of Vietnam have done an “outstanding job” in effectively containing the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to Virginia Foote, national chair of the AmCham Vietnam.
— Vietnam Insider

Flight tickets to the United States with Vietnam Airlines for U.S. citizens now now available
U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City advise U.S. citizens that Vietnam Airlines is offering a direct flight from Hanoi to Washington-Dulles (IAD) on May 15.
— Vietnam Insider

VN has done “outstanding job” in COVID-19 containment, AmCham Chair says
The Government and people of Viet Nam have done an “outstanding job” in effectively containing the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to Virginia Foote, national chair of the AmCham Viet Nam.
— VGP RSS Feed

ICT firms report revenue reduction of up to 90%
Revenue of information, communication and technology (ICT) firms was estimated to have fallen by 30 to 90 per cent in the first quarter of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

PM calls for greater efforts to achieve growth of over 5 percent this year
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuân Phúc has called for greater efforts to restart the national economy with the aim of achieving a GDP growth rate of over 5 per cent and keeping inflation under 4 per cent this year.
— Viet Nam News

Seafood exports continue reduction in Q2
Việt Nam’s seafood exports will continue to see reductions in next few months due to the pandemic, according to the Việt Nam Association Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).
— Viet Nam News

Ownership, risk-sharing must be clarified in PPP law: experts
The draft PPP law is expected to be passed at the 14th National Assembly’s ninth meeting later this month.
— Viet Nam News

PM asks nation to save electricity
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuân Phúc has called for the country to save at least 2 per cent of total energy consumption each year.
— Viet Nam News

State should control corporate bond issuance of property firms: MoC
Successful property transactions in the first quarter of this year decreased by 60 per cent from the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Construction (MoC)’s quarterly report on the domestic real estate market released on Thursday.
— Viet Nam News

MARD is confident about shrimp export target
Though the brackish-water shrimp industry in 2020 has faced many challenges due to extreme weather and the COVID-19 pandemic, leader of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) is still optimistic.
— Viet Nam News

Quảng Trị eyes $86m logistics centre
The People Committee of Quảng Trị has approved in principle for Đông Nam ICD JSC to develop a logistics centre, expected to cost more than VND2 trillion (US$86 million), in Hải Quế Commune’s East South Quảng Trị Economic Zone.
— Viet Nam News

Thừa Thiên Huế looks for new projects
Top priority will be given to Industry 4.0 areas including IT, hi-tech farming, new material production and biological technology, following the province’s investment promotion plan in 2020 issued on Thursday by the provincial People’s Committee.
— Viet Nam News



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