Vietnam morning news for February 12

Vietnam morning news for February 12

Vietnam morning newsHCM City collects 712.5 million USD in land-use change fees
Ho Chi Minh City collected fees of more than 16.49 trillion VND (over 712.5 million USD) last year for changing land-use purposes, according to the city’s Registration Office for Land Use Rights.
— VietnamPlus

HCM City’s master plan to be revised to fuel development
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has permitted Ho Chi Minh City to amend its master plan with a view to bolstering local development.
— VNA NET

North-South Expressway a top priority for government in 2019
Eleven components of the North-South Expressway are among the top priority this year, the government has said.
— VnExpress

Maritime sector focuses on administrative reform
The Vietnam Maritime Administration (Vinamarine) has focused on administrative reform as part of efforts in international integration.
— VNA NET

Vietnamese firm seeks main investor status in Long Thanh airport
The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) desires to be the main investor in the Long Thanh International Airport.
— VnExpress

Law system fine-tuned to promote human rights
Vietnam has been working unceasingly to build a state of the people, by the people and for the people by improving legal regulations relevant to human rights.
— VNA NET

Vietnam Airlines launches new version of mobile app
Vietnam Airlines has officially launched a new version of its mobile app for passengers as part of its plan to raise service quality.
— Viet Nam News

Leading brewer reports another year of falling profits
Habeco’s profits fell by 23 percent last year to VND667 billion ($28.71 million), the fourth straight year of decline.
— VnExpress

Vietjet starts selling tickets for Phú Quo’c-Hong Kong route
Vietjet has started selling tickets on its newest international route connecting Phú Qu’c Island in the southern province of Kiên Giang with Hong Kong.
— Viet Nam News

Post-Tet commute from Mekong Delta to Saigon plagued by congestion
Residents in Mekong Delta provinces in southern Vietnam once again went through an agonizing journey back to Ho Chi Minh City as many routes were seriously overloaded and congested on Sunday, the last day of the Lunar New Year festival.
— Vietnam Insider

Climate-smart agriculture key to economic growth
The adoption of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) will improve the productivity and quality of agriculture, increase farmers’ incomes and reduce their vulnerability to adverse climatic phenomena, according to experts.
— VNA NET

Geographical indication protection will enhance Vietnamese products: experts
Registering for and protecting geographical indication (GI) for Vietnamese specialities are needed to protect, add value to unique products and promote their exports, experts have said.
— Viet Nam News

No huge pressure on exchange in 2019: forecast
Experts have forecast minimal pressure on exchange rates in 2019, with little chance of significant volatility.
— Bizhub

Việt Nam to see $2.4b in tra fish exports this year
The Việt Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) has predicted the export value of tra fish will reach $2.4 billion this year, up from $2.3 billion last year.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam intensifies e-bike monitoring
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) is working to strengthen the monitoring of origin verification for made-in-Vietnam electric bicycles.
— VietnamPlus

Local dairy industry will have to compete with foreign brands under CPTPP
The domestic dairy industry will face competitive pressure this year due to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), according to a report of the R”ng Việt Securities Company (VDSC).
— Viet Nam News

Da Nang serves nearly 329,000 visitors during Tet
The central city of Da Nang welcomed 328,810 visitors during the nine-day Lunar New Year (Tet) festival 2019 (February 2 -10), a year-on-year increase of 10.7 percent.
— VNA NET

Tết ends early for fruit, vegetable exporters
Many agricultural export companies have resumed work even before the end of the Lunar New Year.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam ensures exercise of religious freedom
The adoption of the Law on Belief and Religion in 2016 was an important legal reform in Vietnam, creating a firm legal framework to better ensure citizens’ rights to freedom of belief and religion.
— VNA NET

Ministry urges supervision on certification for electric bikes
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has urged supervision to be enhanced on certificates of origin for Vietnamese electric bikes.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnamese startup launches platform for hiring blockchain talents
Getdone is a platform that connects blockchain talents, who can work as full-time employees or freelancers, to global clients in blockchain industry.
— VnExpress

1,250 leading companies to showcase products at feed-to-food expo VIV Asia
VIV Asia, Asia’s top feed-to-food event covering all species and every part of the animal protein value chain, will take place from March 13 to 15 at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in Bangkok.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam loses out on global market without rice brand
Trung An Hi-tech Farming JSC in the Mekong Delta has been exporting rice under foreign brand names for many years though it is itself one of the biggest rice exporters in Vietnam.
— VNA NET

Saigon Co.op sales surge during Tết
Saigon Co.op said its retail systems, including Co.opmart, Co.opXtra, Co.op Food, and Co.opSmile and Cheers, successfully managed to serve a large number of customers during the Tết (Lunar New Year) holidays thanks to careful preparations.
— Viet Nam News

US to approve direct flights from Việt Nam
The United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expected to grant a Category 1 rating to Việt Nam soon, allowing its airlines to fly to the US and codeshare with US carriers, according to the Straits Times.
— Viet Nam News

PM lauds bank’s contributions to poverty reduction
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has applauded significant contributions of the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) to the country’s poverty reduction and socio-economic development while attending a Lunar New Year meeting of the bank on February 11 or the seventh day of the first lunar month.
— VNA NET

Labour export sees bright prospects
The number of Vietnamese guest workers abroad has been rising, hitting 142,860 in 2018, exceeding the yearly target by 30 percent.
— VNA NET

Cần Thơ’s IZs lure $112m investment in 2018
Industrial zones in the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ attracted a total registered investment capital of US$112 million last year, 12 per cent higher than the annual target, according to the municipal Industrial Zones and Processing Zones Management Board.
— Viet Nam News

Law system fine-tuned to promote human rights
Vietnam has been working unceasingly to build a state of the people, by the people and for the people by improving legal regulations relevant to human rights.
— VNA NET

No huge pressure on exchange in 2019: forecast
Experts forecast that the pressure on exchange rates would not be huge in 2019 with little change for significant volatility.
— Viet Nam News

Programme helps ensure clean drinking water for schools
As many as 152 water filters have been presented to 49 schools in Nui Thanh district, the central province of Quang Nam, under a programme that provides clean drinking water for schools.
— VNA NET

 

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