Vietnam morning news for May 18

Vietnam morning news for May 18
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Vietnam reports two new COVID-19 cases, total at 320
Vietnam on Sunday reported two new coronavirus cases, both imported, taking the country’s tally to 320 with no deaths, the health ministry said.
— The chronicle herald

Ministry says no to suspension of petroleum imports
The trade ministry has rejected a proposal that Vietnam stops importing petroleum, saying large domestic inventories cannot negate other factors like international commitments.
— VnExpress

Ministry proposes new airline entry from 2022
The establishment of new carriers would resume from 2022 as the aviation industry recovers under the most optimistic scenario, the Transport Ministry proposed.
— VnExpress

Contractors to be selected for HCMC airport resettlement area
The People’s Committee of Dong Nai Province in Vietnam has approved a proposal to select a contractor for building technical infrastructure in a resettlement area in Binh Son district’s Loc Son commune.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnam proposes stronger ties between ASEAN, partners to handle outbreaks
Deputy Minister of Defence Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh on May 15 suggested ASEAN countries enhance their connectivity with ASEAN+3 nations and other partners to cope with outbreaks of disease.
— VietNam Net

Vietnam ‘most outstanding’ in handling of Covid-19: Control Risks report
HAVING learnt at least some lessons from the Sars crisis of 2003, at least five Asian economies apart from China have flattened their corona-virus infection curves.
— Business Times

Vietnam Airlines, VITA launch domestic tourism stimulus programme
The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and the Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA), on May 16, launched a programme to stimulate domestic tourism until the end of 2020.

Private bank sells 500,000 Vingroup shares to recover its dues
Half-a-million Vingroup shares pledged as collateral have been sold after a partner failed to repay its loan, the conglomerate’s owner says.
— VnExpress

Vietnam – emerging tiger in Asia: Egyptian media
Some Egyptian newspapers, including the Events Magazine News, Al Naasher and The Egyptian Gazette, highly valued Vietnam’s development achievements in recent years in their articles published on May 16.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam Trade Union celebrates President Ho Chi Minh’s birth anniversary
The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) held a workshop in Hanoi on May 17 to celebrate the 130th birth anniversary of late President Ho Chi Minh (May 19).
— VietnamPlus

Transparency is crucial to help pork market recover
Transparency is key to better protect the interests of businesses and customers in the pork market.
— Viet Nam News

Ha Long Bay set to roll out offer of free tickets for tourists
Visitors who travel to the world-renowned Ha Long Bay via the Ha Long International Passenger Port are set to be exempted from all entrance fees and port charges with a value of up to VND290,000 per person.
— Vietnam Net

Vietnam arranges 21 flights to repatriate citizens stranded abroad
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) plans to arrange 21 flights to repatriate Vietnamese citizens stranded overseas from May 18-June 15.
— Sggp News

Sao Khue Awards honour outstanding IT products and services
The Vietnam Software and IT Services Association (VINASA) honoured the best IT products and services in 2020 with the Sao Khue Awards at a virtual ceremony on May 16.

Over 340 Vietnamese return home safely from US
More than 340 Vietnamese citizens were repatriated safely from Washington DC on a flight that landed at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on May 16.
— VietnamPlus

Consumers optimistic amid COVID-19​
Vietnamese consumers are some of the most optimistic, among Asian countries surveyed, that their country will weather the challenges of the COVID-19, according to a McKinsey’s mid-April consumer survey.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnamese Prisoners Beaten For Requesting More Hours of Outside Work
Guards in Vietnam’s Xuan Loc Prison recently beat six political prisoners, later throwing them into isolation cells, for requesting outdoor working hours on weekends, RFA has learned.
— Radio Free Asia

Coronavirus cases: How Vietnam ‘sledgehammered’ virus curve
As Vietnam reopens its economy, critics have been stunned by the results achieved in the country.

Vietnam’s biggest city facing extreme risk from floods by 2050
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s biggest metropolis, faces an increasing risk of flood disasters given rapid infrastructure expansion driven by economic growth, according to McKinsey Global Institute.
— Bangkok Post

Why Vietnam embraces multilateralism at this uncertain time
Communities might be locked in isolation for Covid-19, but Hanoi has faith in the way the world can work together.
— Lowyinstitute

Vietnam supports reform of UNSC working methods
Vietnam, as the coordinator of the E10 in May, has stressed the stance and also the commitment of the E10 on the need to enhance the transparency, efficiency, inclusiveness and flexibility of the UN Security Council.
— VietNam Net

84 racers to start 18-stage HTV Cup in Vietnam this week
While the German Bundesliga marked the restart of football championships in Europe this weekend, the Trinh Cup Truyen Hinh, known as HTV Cup, is the first bike race to be organised after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Cyclingnews

MOET issues regulations for online teaching fees
Deputy Minister of Education and Training Phạm Ngọc Thưởng has issued instructions regarding tuition fees for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years.
— Viet Nam News

For more imported COVID-19 cases conformed, patient tally rises to 318
Four more imported COVID-19 cases were confirmed, raising the patient tally to 318, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control reported minutes ago.
— VGP RSS Feed

Extreme flood risk: New report outlines potentially disastrous scenario for Ho Chi Minh City
The risk of extreme future flooding events in major Vietnamese metropolis Ho Chi Minh City could increase by up to 10 times by 2050, resulting in immense economic and infrastructural damage, according to a new study by an international consulting firm.

Vietnam, Romania promotes trade relations
On May 15, Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh talked on the phone with Romanian Minister of Economy, Energy and the Business Environment Virgil-Daniel Popescu.

Vietnam to offer medical products including masks as aid to Russia, says embassy
Vietnam plans to continue providing aid to Russia in tackling the coronavirus infection spread by supplying medical masks, a source in the embassy of the republic told TASS on Saturday.
— Tass

North-South Expressway: Public investment will cut costs by $800 mln
Using the state budget for building eight North-South Expressway sections could cut interest expenses alone by VND19.2 trillion ($823 million) over private investment.
— VnExpress

Transport firms protest higher road toll as Covid-19 relief
Transport companies say a proposed toll increase as relief for BOT projects will exacerbate their own Covid-19 related woes.
— VnExpress

Vietnam repatriates over 500 stranded citizens from US, Europe
Vietnam is bringing home on special flights more than 500 citizens stranded in Europe and the U.S., current epicenters of the Covid-19 pandemic.
— VnExpress

Vietnam forms group for digital currency policy research
Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance has formed a research group in charge of exploring and formulating policies to manage digital currencies and virtual assets.
— Coingeek

More effort needed to improve Provincial Competitiveness Index
According to the 2019 Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) recently released by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), Vietnam’s business environment has improved significantly compared to the previous years.

Vietnam’s Casinos Resume Operations after Coronavirus Closures
Vietnam’s casino operators are slowly returning to business after the countrywide closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Tunf

Vietnam seeks to boost tourism following COVID-19
The Prime Minister has recently assigned the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to devise measures to develop tourism following COVID-19 pandemic.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnamese millennials turn quarantine experiences into app
Returning to Vietnam on March 14, 22-year-old Nguyen Tuan Minh was among thousands of overseas students fleeing Europe after the continent becoming the global epicentre for COVID-19.
— Vietnam Net

Tourists back in Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay as domestic travel restarts after easing of COVID-19 measures
Vietnamese flocked to scenic spots and beaches Saturday (May 16), leaping at the chance to travel as the communist government eases restrictions on domestic movement to revive a tourism sector devastated by the coronavirus.

Saigonese lose out to erosion, bureaucracy
Riverside dwellers in HCMC have lost both homes and land to erosion, yet talks over site clearance and compensation have stagnated.
— VnExpress

Vietnamese businesses among top targets for phishing in Southeast Asia
Cybercriminals have actively attacked small and medium businesses (SMBs) in Southeast Asia this year, according to global cybersecurity company Kaspersky.
— Viet Nam News

Đang Nai Province trade edges down, surplus shoots up
Đang Nai’s foreign trade in the first four months of the year topped US$10.8 billion, 2.67 per cent down year-on-year but with the surplus shooting up by 43 per cent, according to the province Department of Industry and Trade.
— Viet Nam News

Property firms top bond issuers, having risks as outstanding bonds much higher than equities
Property firms were the top bond issuers in the first four months of this year but the race of issuing bonds was creating risks as many had much higher outstanding bonds than their equities, according to the Ministry of Finance.
— Viet Nam News

EVN sees profit up 38 per cent in 2019
According to EVN’s consolidated financial statements, in 2019, the corporation recorded VNĐ394.9 trillion in net revenue, up 17 per cent compared to the year prior.
— Viet Nam News



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