Vietnam Morning News For March 21

Vietnam Morning News For March 21

Vietnam morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Vietnam news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.


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Cloudbric opens IDCs in HK and Vietnam
Web application firewall (WAF) service provider Cloudbric announced the opening of five internet data centers, including facilities in Hong Kong and Vietnam, in response to the growing, global demand for cloud services.
Telecom Asia 

Nearly $25 million in preferential loans for SMEs in 2017
Vietnam Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Development Fund has announced four preferential loan programs for SMEs in 2017 with the total funds of VND560 billion (US$24.58 million).

Textile – garment exports expected to grow without TPP
Vietnam’s garment and textile sector is still enjoying good growth in exports to the US market even without the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), according to Le Tien Truong, Director General of the Vietnam National Textile and Garment group (Vinatex).
Vietnam Plus

Vietnam Benefits from January Apparel Import Jump
U.S. apparel imports picked up in January, though cost of goods continued to trend downward, according to data released last week by OTEXA, the International Trade Administration’s Office of Textiles and Apparel.
Sourcing Journal Online 

Vietnam lacks green works despite legal framework
The rapid development of the middle-class, which uses air-conditioners regularly, is a major reason behind the increasingly high electricity consumption in large cities of Vietnam, according to EuroCham.
VietNamNet Bridge

HCM City poultry meat, eggs to carry details of origin
The HCM City People’s Committee has approved a programme to label poultry meat and eggs with details of product origin to protect consumers, according to Nguyễn Ngọc Hòa, deputy director of the local Department of Industry and Trade.
Viet Nam News 

VNĐ165 billion to be spent to restructure fisheries
Around VNĐ164.8 billion (US$7.16 million) will be earmarked for technology transfer in the fisheries sector during the 2017-20 period to help in its restructuring.
Viet Nam News 

Health coverage improves as Vietnam experiences demographic changes
Vietnam is working to expand health insurance coverage and improve health care delivery, with demand expected to increase as the country’s elderly population grows.
Oxford Business Group 

Netherlands helps Vietnam develop sustainable agriculture
Netherlands’ Consulate General in HCM City on March 20 organised a talk to share the European country’s experience in developing sustainable agriculture in the context of climate change.
Vietnam Plus 

Việt Nam willing to foster bilateral trade with RoK: PM says
Việt Nam is ready to work with the Republic of Korea (RoK) to effectively implement the bilateral FREE TRADE
agreement (FTA), boosting their trade to US$70 billion, perhaps even $100 billion, by 2020.
Viet Nam News 

Vietnam Seeks South Korean Support in South China Sea
Vietnam’s Prime Minister sought support for the nation’s stance in the South China Sea when he met South Korea’s foreign minister in Hanoi on Monday.
US News 

State Bank of Vietnam establishes fintech steering committee
The SBV Steering Committee on Fintech is led by Deputy Governor Nguyen Kim Anh and Deputy Director of SBV Payment Department Nghiem Thanh Son has been assigned as Vice Chairman of the Committee.
Fin Extra 

President Reuven Rivlin’s visit to Vietnam marks another significant step in Israel’s clear plan to pivot toward Asia and bolster its diplomatic relations with major players in the continent.
Jerusalem Post 

Dental health: Expert calls for strengthening community awareness
Health experts called for increasing community awareness on oral health and prevention of dental diseases at a meeting organised by the National Hospital of Odonto and Stomalogy (NHOS) on Monday.
Viet Nam News 

Vietnam has huge potential from biomass and waste says new report
Focusing on a new report by the Vietnam Energy Association (VEA), reported recently that the country can generate up to 1 billion kWh in 2020 from waste.
Renewable Engergy Magazine 

Singaporean PM begins Vietnam visit
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his spouse began a four-day official visit to Vietnam from March 21 at the inivation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Vietnam Plus 

Vietnam will struggle to meet 90-90-90 targets without addressing barriers to HIV care for men who have sex with men
Men who have sex with men in Vietnam risk being left behind as the country strives to achieve UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 targets for diagnosis, treatment and viral suppression, according to a qualitative study published online ahead of print in Culture, Health and Sexuality.

Vietnam needs to promote ICT to grab opportunities for development: Minister
Minister of Information & Communication Truong Minh Tuan talked about the encouraging achievements in 2016 and the development plan for 2017.
VietNamNet Bridge



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