Vietnam Morning News For April 13

Vietnam Morning News For April 13

Vietnam morning news

Logistics association to assist in national plan on competitiveness
The Việt Nam Logistics Association (VLA) on Wednesday launched a ceremony to implement the Government’s first national action plan to improve the country’s competitiveness and its logistics sector by 2025.
– Viet Nam News

Firms are both victims and causes for corruption in Vietnam
In recent years, Vietnam has demonstrated its determination to improve the business environment through measures such as institutional reform and simplification of administrative procedures. However, these efforts have not been effective because they are limited to the areas of business registration, investment procedures.
– Vietnam Times

Deputy PM urges faster sale of State capital
In the next round of equitisation, State capital must be sold faster, at higher value, and the enterprises’ corporate governance must further improve, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has said.
– VietnamPlus

Hanoi strives to attract $3 billion of foreign investment capital
Accordingly, Hanoi calls for large-scale, high value-added investment projects using modern and environmentally-friendly technologies. The focus of investment attraction includes: Urban infrastructure, Nhat Tan – Noi Bai axis projects, clean agricultural infrastructure with high technology, retail, health care, education and culture.
– Hanoitimes

Apple takes actions on unauthorised VN shops
Apple Inc’s legal representative in Viet Nam, VOTRA Co Ltd, recently sent documents to Vietnamese phone stores on their illegal use of the brand’s trademark on shop banners and advertisements without Apple’s permission.
– Viet Nam News bizhub

VN Railways lays tracks to free market success
Optimum use of infrastructure, diverse, quality services and increased turnover are some of the measures planned to get the railways industry out of its current slump, Vũ Anh Minh, new chairman of the Việt Nam Railway Corporation (VNR) tells the Vietnam News Agency.
– Viet Nam News

Laws urgently needed for bad debt settlements: PM
Streamlining legal regulations and making a specific law on restructuring of credit institutions and settling bad debts are very necessary and must be done urgently, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said.
– Viet Nam News bizhub

Vietnam probes protest in province hit by Formosa’s toxic spill
Police in Vietnam’s central province of Ha Tinh have launched criminal investigations into a recent protest which involved around 2,000 people and has caused public disorder, a police officer said.
– VnExpress

Central Highlands develops large-scale cattle farming
The Central Highlands provinces have transformed cattle farming from a traditional, extensive grazing smallholder system to a more intensive, large-scale production to improve income of many local ethnic minority households.
– VietnamPlus

March sales of cars up 52 per cent
The Vietnamese auto market sold nearly 26,900 cars in March, an increase of 52 per cent compared with the previous month, according to a Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers’ Association report.
– Viet Nam News bizhub

Deputy PM calls for sustained growth effort
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung revisited the themes of macroeconomic stability and sustainable development yesterday as he urged a concerted effort to reach future growth targets.
– Viet Nam News bizhub

Vietstar to wait until Tan Son Nhat airport expansion is completed
Vietstar Airlines, a military-run company, will have to wait for the completion of an expansion project at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat airport before it can get a license to transport passengers and cargo, the Vietnamese government said.
– Vietnam Times

Philippine ban worries Vietnamese rice exporters
The recent suspension of rice importation by the Philippines, a major market, has sparked concern among Vietnamese rice exporters.
– VietnamPlus

Competitiveness of logistics sector strengthened
The Vietnam Logistics Business Association (VLA) on April 12 launched the implementation of the Prime Minister’s decision approving an action plan to improve competitiveness and development of logistics services by 2025.
– VietnamPlus

Hà Nội’s sidewalks are clean, next the skies
Oversized billboards featuring popular brands have been common in Hà Nội for a long time now. However, removing these illegal billboards is trickier than erecting them, needing committed enforcement and companies to follow regulations.
– Viet Nam News

Uber Vietnam allowed to pilot e-cab service
The Ministry of Transport has approved Uber Vietnam’s pilot project on applying technology in the management and connection of under-contract passenger transportation.
– Vietnam Times

Solutions sought to develop herbal medicinal materials
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has urged ministries, sectors and localities to seek measures to promote traditional herbal medicines, to take advantage of the country’s potential in the field.
– Viet Nam News

Businesses more aware of CSR: Vietnam Report
A survey by Vietnam Report JSC revealed today that leading firms in Việt Nam are more aware of the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR) for their growth and prosperity.
– Viet Nam News

HCM City makes plans to improve PCI ranking
HCM City officials held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss what steps to take to improve the city’s Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI), which dipped last year.
– Viet Nam News


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