Vietnam Morning News For May 22

Vietnam Morning News For May 22

Vietnam morning newsVietnam, Indonesia seek to achieve 10 billion USD trade
Vietnam and Indonesia should actively prepare for the 7th session of the Joint Committee on Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation to seek more ways to achieve a trade value of 10 billion USD as set.
– VietnamPlus

Việt Nam urges Australia to ease shrimp trade ban
Việt Nam is working to persuade Australia towards an early lift of its ban on import of Vietnamese shrimp and uncooked shelled shrimp.
– Viet Nam News

In Vietnam, US trade rep says no return to TPP deal and wants bilateral deals in Asia
‘The U.S. pulled out of the TPP and it’s not going to change that decision. That does not mean we will not engage in this region.’
– VnExpress

US and Pacific Rim countries at odds in heated trade meeting
Japan and other members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreed on Sunday (May 21) to pursue their trade deal without the United States as the Trump administration’s “America First” policy created tension at a meeting of Asia-Pacific countries.
– Channel NewsAsia

APEC ministers pledge free trade
Trade representatives of the 21 Pacific Rim countries, meeting this weekend in Hà Nội, reaffirmed their commitment to support free and open trade and pledged to fight all forms of protectionism.
– Viet Nam News

Car market to see changes with new regulations
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has opened the draft decree on conditions for automobile trade, manufacturing, assembling, import and maintenance.

Saigon housing market slows as insiders warn of crash
Sales in the first quarter fell 13 percent from late last year with a 47 percent drop in the apartment sector.
– VnExpress

City develops ward-level health centres
Developing ward-level health centres is one of leading priorities of the HCM City Department of Health in order to help local residents get better primary healthcare services.
– Viet Nam News

China, Vietnam Jointly Fight Human-Trafficking
China and Vietnam will expand intelligence sharing and case investigations in the fight against rampant cross-border trafficking of women, a senior Ministry of Public Security official said.
– Women Of China

HCM City keen to develop dental tourism
With a pool of highly-skilled practitioners, state-of-the-art facilities and affordable costs, HCM City is rapidly emerging as a dental care tourism destination.
– Viet Nam News

$62b earned as export turnover in four months
Viet Nam’s export turnover reached US$62.09 billion in the first four months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 16.8 per cent, the General Department of Vietnam Customs reported.
– VietNamNet Bridge

Stocks to keep rising on investor confidence
Vietnamese stock indices are expected to remain upbeat during upcoming trading sessions thanks to strong investor confidence and a shift in investment among local stocks.
– Viet Nam News

Vietnam’s education has changed, but progress remains slow
The uncertain role of teachers in the draft of new general education program was a hot topic for discussion at recent workshops on education reform.
– VietNamNet Bridge

City state agencies to use electronic signatures
HCM City’s People’s Committee has ordered departments and district-level people’s committees to use electronic signatures when issuing electronic documents starting from June 1.
– Viet Nam News

City considers use of helipads on high-rises
HCM City authorities are considering requiring high-rises of 20 floors or more to have helipads for search-and-rescue missions during natural disasters or fires.
– Viet Nam News

Mercury crosses border gates, affecting environment
Acid deposition and photochemical smog have appeared in recent years, mostly in summer months when the weather is dry and hot, especially in large urban areas such as Hanoi and HCMC.
– VietNamNet Bridge

Black gold and a bleak future
Viet Nam has 20 thermal power plants now and plans to have more than double that by 2050.
– VietNamNet Bridge


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