Vietnam morning news for February 6

Vietnam morning news for February 6

Vietnam morning news

VN’s supporting industries strive to be best in ASEAN
Vietnamese enterprises have the potential to participate in regional and global production value chains on par with the leading countries in ASEAN, because Vi?t Nam has been a top priority choice of multinational corporations.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam expects boost in shrimp exports
Vietnam’s shrimp exports are expected to reach more than US$4 billion in value this year aided by free trade agreements.
— The Asean Post

Key Hanoi transport projects close to completion
The road from Dam Hong in Thanh Xuan District to Giap Bat in Hoang Mai District in the southwest of Hanoi was to have been completed in 2016, but was pushed back to 2019 due to a delay in acquiring lands.
— VnExpress

Vietnamese rice makes name in world market
In 2018, Vietnam’s total rice exports reached 6.15 million tonnes, with export turnover of 3.15 billion USD. The industry saw a 5.7 percent increase in volume and a 19.6 percent increase in value compared to 2017.
— VNA NET

Firms investing abroad urged to pay attention to corporate social responsibility
Vietnamese firms should focus on environmental protection and corporate social responsibility when investing abroad to develop sustainably and promote the socio-economic development of their host countries, experts have urged.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam ready to make labour market effective
The share of job seekers who are using formal channels (employment services) is growing in Vietnam, but still accounts for a minority of the job search channels used. Most jobs in the country today are filled through personal contacts, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
— VNA NET

U.S. importer recalls fish from Vietnam after skipping border inspection
Q’s American Best Trading Inc., an importer of record based in Lakewood, CA, recalled 1,000 pounds of imported Siluriformes fish products Monday that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
— Food Safety

Shrimp export expected to top 4 billion USD in 2019
Vietnam’s shrimp exports are expected to grow this year to a value of more than 4 billion USD thanks to free trade agreements, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).
— VNA NET

Vietnam to Rank Domestic, Foreign Financial Institutions
The rankings will be used to alert the central bank to risks at financial institutions in the interest of safeguarding the banking system and protect depositors.
— Regulation Asia

Vinacomin ships first tonnes of coal on New Year day
The Vietnam National Coal-Mineral Industries Holding Corp., Ltd. (Vinacomin) loaded its first tonnes of coal onto the Viet Thuan Sky ship at Cam Pha port in the northern province of Quang Ninh on February 5 (the first day of the Lunar New Year).
— VNA NET

Vietnam Offers Higher Solar Power Payments in Cloudy Regions
Solar investors in Vietnam could be encouraged to eye even the cloudiest corners of the country because of a government plan to base what it pays for solar-generated electricity largely on where the power originates.
— Bloomberg Environment

EVNNPT to launch 33 power transmission projects
The National Power Transmission Corporation (EVNNPT) said it plans to launch 33 power transmission projects and put into operation 47 projects, with a total capital of 19.5 trillion VND in 2019.
— VNA NET

Vietnamese blogger vanishes after fleeing to Thailand
A Vietnamese blogger for Radio Free Asia has vanished after fleeing to Thailand, the news organization said on Tuesday, as rights activists voiced fear that he had been abducted.
— The Guardian

HCM City: tourism market bustling on Lunar New Year festival
Travel agencies in Ho Chi Minh City have organised a great number of spring tours for tensof thousands of visitors on the occasion of the beginning of the Lunar New Year (Tet) 2019.
— VNA NET

PM pays Tet visits to armed forces, residents in Da Nang city
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc sent the best wishes to armed forces and residents in Da Nang while visiting the central city on February 5, the first day of the Year of the Pig.
— VNA NET

The Government supports innovative startups
Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Trần Văn Tùng talks to Tia Sáng (Ray of Light) Magazine about the support the Government has offered Vietnamese start-ups over the past four years.
— Viet Nam News

Da Nang to prioritise tourism industry
The central city of Da Nang will prioritise the development of tourism and services associated with commercial real estate for resorts.
— VNA NET

Vietnam ready to make labour market effective
The share of job seekers who are using formal channels (employment services) is growing in Vietnam, but still accounts for a minority of the job search channels used. Most jobs in the country today are filled through personal contacts, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
— VietnamPlus

Leader extends Tet wishes to police, workers on Lunar New Year’s Eve
Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong visited police officers, staff of the National Load Dispatch Centre (NLDC) and environmental workers of Hanoi who were on duty on the last night of the Year of the Dog on February 4.
— VNA NET

Firms investing abroad urged to pay attention to corporate social responsibility
Vietnamese firms should focus on environmental protection and corporate social responsibility when investing abroad to develop sustainably and promote the socio-economic development of their host countries, experts have urged.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam’s handicrafts, traditional costumes introduced in Bangladesh
Handicraft products and Ao dai (traditional long dress) of Vietnam have been introduced to people of Bangladesh and international friends at the 3rd international craft festival, which was held recently in Dhaka.
— VNA NET

Vietnamese work together towards goals set for 2019
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and State President Nguyen Phu Trong has sent the best New Year greetings to all Vietnamese in and outside the country on the occasion of the Lunar New Year 2019.
— Sggp News

Local markets in central Vietnam, a magnet for foodies
It’s often said Con market in the central city of Da Nang is a foodie heaven.
— VNA NET

Vietnamese beauty steps to increase rankings
If the football sector had an excellent year with titles of the runners-up in the AFC U-23 Championship and champion of champions of AFF Suzuki Cup 2018, Vietnamese beauties have also contributed to help the country to reach a higher position by their achievements in international beauty pageants.
— Sggp News

‘Kingdom of Garlic’ faces challenges as prices fall
The mass trade of imitation products and a lack of Geographical Indication (GI) are seen as major reasons behind falling prices for Ly Son garlic, the product known as the ‘King of Garlic.’
— VNA NET

Xoe Thai seeks title of intangible cultural heritage
Authorities in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien will implement a plan to promote the recognition of xoe Thai dance as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
— VNA NET

 

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This week’s Vietnam morning news feature photo acknowledges Chinese New Year, 2019.

 

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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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