Vietnam Morning News For April 10

Vietnam Morning News For April 10

Vietnam morning news

Vietnam among top investors in Cambodia as bilateral trade grows
VIETNAM is Cambodia’s third-largest partner and continues to be among the top five investors in this country, with bilateral trade reaching US$3 billion (Bt108 billion) until the end of last year.
The Nation 

PM okays 2.4 billion USD aid for major highway
The Prime Minister has agreed to support 55 trillion VND (2.4 billion USD) sourced from Government bonds for construction of the North-South Highway during the 2016-2020 period.

Leather and footwear exports could reach $26 billion by 2020
Việt Nam is targeting to earn between US$24 billion to $26 billion from leather and footwear exports by 2020 under a revised plan for leather and footwear industry development until 2025 with a vision to 2035.
Viet Nam News 

Atomic energy generating billions of USD
Radiation and radioactive isotope applications have helped Vietnam produce more high-yield rice varieties resistant to pests and diseases, while new technologies have helped diagnose and treat critical diseases.
VietNamNet Bridge 

Over VND 3.5 trln to be invested into Phuoc An bridge
The People’s Committee of Dong Nai province has just approved a construction project stretching from an intersection with Ben Luc- Long Thanh Expressway to Phuoc An Port in the form of build- operate- transfer (BOT).

Vietnam growth deficient in quality
The large foreign direct investment in Vietnam is not reflecting in the country’s economic growth.
Eleven Myanmar 

Japanese investors to revitalize polluted canal in Ho Chi Minh City
A number of Japanese investors have agreed to help revitalize the eight-kilometer Xuyen Tam Canal in Ho Chi Minh City after a meeting with city leaders in Tokyo on Saturday.
Tuoi Tre News 

Vietnam’s road safety continues to improve
A continuing improvement in road safety is being seen in Vietnam. There were 3,800 people injured on Vietnam’s roads in the first quarter of 2017, a notable decline from the same period in the previous year.
World High Ways 

Vietnam should not aim to become industrial power: economist
Vietnam should not continue to try to become an industrial power and instead should shift to developing agriculture and tourism, according to economist Le Xuan Nghia, head of the Business Development Institute (BDI).
VietNamNet Bridge 

Vietnamese PM asks SCG to expand investment
Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked Thailand’s Siam Cement Group (SCG) to expand its investments in the country.
The Nation 

Rent-A-Port NV expands business in Việt Nam
Rent-A-Port Green Energy on Saturday inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop wind and solar driven micro desalination, in a bid to solve the problems of salt water harming rice fields in the Mekong Delta region.
Viet Nam News 

Vietnam’s HCM City provides residents with real-time environmental indexes
Authorities of Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City on Monday started offering its residents and visitors real-time information about air quality, noise, and quality of river and canal water.

Business should be main driver of new-style agriculture: PM
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said on Saturday that business should be the main force in building a new-style agriculture and creating farm produce that meets consumer demand. Phúc, speaking at a conference in the northern province of Thái Bình, said the role of business is especially necessary in areas where the State economy accounts for much of the economic activity.
Viet Nam News 

Vietnam reacts to Philippines’ plan to occupy disputed islands
Vietnam is verifying information that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte had ordered troops to occupy uninhabited islands and shoals that the Philippines claims in the East Sea, the Vietnamese reference for the flashpoint South China Sea.

Stocks set to rise on first quarter hopes
Shares will continue to rise this week as investor sentiment remains positive, analysts say, driven by expectations that good earnings reports will be released in the “shareholder meeting season.”
Viet Nam News 

Soaring tra fish prices entice Mekong farmers
With prices of tra skyrocketing, farmers in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta are scrambling to breed the fish, paying little heed to warnings from experts.
Viet Nam News 

HCMC Expo 2017 opens in Myanmar
The 2017 Vietnam- Myanmar Trade, Services and Tourism Exhibition (Ho Chi Minh City Expo 2017) has just opened at Tatmadaw Hall, Yangon city, Myanmar.

Health ministry car driver faces harsh punishment for breaking rules on Hanoi expressway
Authorities in Hanoi will punish the drivers of five automobiles, one of which belongs to the health ministry, that were caught speeding in the wrong direction on a local expressway earlier this week.
Tuoi Tre News 

HCM City to begin first river bus route in June
HCM City People’s Committee has called on departments of transport, natural resources and environment and district-level People’s Committees to facilitate the city’s first two river bus routes.
Viet Nam News 


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