Vietnam Morning News For April 17

Vietnam Morning News For April 17

Vietnam morning news

Indian cars flood VN market
Việt Nam imported nearly 4,800 Indian cars in the first quarter of this year, increasing more than threefold compared with the same period last year, according to the Vietnam Customs.
– Viet Nam News

Vietnam’s Prime Minister halts $10.6 bln steel plant over questions of demand, pollution
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has halted work at a $10.6-billion steel plant that had previously been vouched for by the trade ministry, calling for more studies to be conducted into demand and environmental impacts.
– VnExpress

Vietnam tries to overcome hurdles to realize economic target for 2017
Vietnam faced many difficulties in the first quarter of this year but its socio-economic situation showed some positive signs nonetheless.

CAAV rushes off feet for global aviation safety evaluation
The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) and the US’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will join hands to make an overall assessment on the CAAV’s aviation safety supervision next month, which is essential to Vietnamese airlines’ plan to open direct flight to the US.
– VietnamPlus

350 exhibitors to participate in auto fair
Around 350 domestic and foreign exhibitors are scheduled to take part in the 13th Saigon Autotech & Accessories International Exhibition in HCM City from May 25 to 28.
– Viet Nam News bizhub

Overloaded trucks a blight on HCM City
The HCM City Department of Transport has caught 433 overloaded trucks so far this year, nearly double the number in the same period last year, and collected fines of over VNĐ4.7 billion (nearly US$210,000).
– Viet Nam News

Three Vietnamese entrepreneurs among Forbes’ Asia 30 Under 30
Three young Vietnamese entrepreneurs have been listed on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia list this year.
– Viet Nam News bizhub

‘Made in China 2025’ strategy puts pressure on Vietnam
In May 2015, the Chinese administration announced ‘Made in China 2025’, which aims to push up the development of the country’s industries in the next 10 years.
– Vietnam Times

Japan firm to build Quang Ngai power plant
The Japanese J-Power Development Company plans to build a thermal power plant in Dung Quat Economic Zone in the central province of Quang Ngai, the director of the International Development Business Department of J-Power Electricity, Jahana Takashi, told provincial officials on Thursday.
– Viet Nam News bizhub

Hanoi urges villagers to release police ‘held hostage’ over land dispute
Over 30 people, many of them police officers, have been held hostage in a suburban village in Hanoi on Sunday.
– VnExpress

Action month on food safety launched nationwide
An action month on food safety was launched on April 15 in various localities across the country, focusing on producing, trading and using safe food and preventing liquor poisoning.
– VietnamPlus

PV Power set for August IPO
PetroVietnam Power Corporation (PV Power) decided to make its initial public offering (IPO) this August, the electricity producer announced.
– Viet Nam News

Vietnam’s Petrolimex sets listing price valuing the firm at $2.46b
Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh stock exchange has given approval for top fuel importer and distributor Petrolimex to list at 43,200 dong ($1.90) per share, valuing it at $2.46 billion, the exchange said in a statement on Friday.
– Deal Street Asia

Vietnam, Netherlands to discuss climate change adaption and water management next week
Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung will lead a Vietnamese delegation to attend a meeting with Netherlands government on climate change adaptation and water management scheduled next week.
– Vietnam Times

Experts blow up 130 US cluster bombs in central Vietnam
Officials say that more than 1,000 unexploded bombs left over from the war still litter the site.
– VnExpress


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