Vietnam morning news for June 17

Vietnam morning news for June 17

Vietnam morning newsVietnam Puts Tariffs on Chinese Imports
Vietnam has placed tariffs on some goods from China. Vietnam accuses China of using its country to avoid similar American tariffs on Chinese goods exported to the United States.

The national public services portal soon opens this year
Cabinet meetings will be slim lined and more innovative as the Government moves into the digital era later this month.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam Airlines to build aviation logistics centre in Can Tho
The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho will earmark 27ha of land for Vietnam Airlines to build an aviation logistics centre, Deputy Chairman of People’s Committee Truong Quang Hoai Nam has said.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam fiscal deficit to remain high: Fitch
Vietnam’s fiscal deficit is expected to remain at a high 5.7 percent of GDP in 2019, according to macro research firm Fitch Solutions.
— VnExpress

Tourism sector must focus on infrastructure, regulatory changes
Provided with beautiful landscapes, long beaches and rich cultural and marine resources, Binh Dinh province is expected to transform into a key destination for both domestic and foreign visitors.
— Sggp News

Amended tax and public investment laws passed
National Assembly (NA) deputies on Thursday passed the draft amendment of the Law of Tax Management with 91.32 per cent of all deputies approving the draft law.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam’s FPT sets billion-dollar tech services target by 2021
Vietnam’s FPT Group has unveiled plans to reach US$1 billion in revenue from technology services by 2021, with digital solutions cited as the “main growth motivation”.
— Channel Asia

Airport operator reports solid growth
The Vietnam Airports Corporation (ACV) has reported increases in revenues and passenger numbers both on domestic and foreign routes this year.
— VnExpress

More than 700 cyber attacks seen in May in Vietnam
During the month of May alone, there were on average 23 cyber-attacks on governments computers every single day.
— Eleven Myanmar

Vietnam imports US$4.91 billion worth of mobile phones, components
Vietnam spent US$1.1 billion importing mobile phones and spare parts in May, up 36.2 percent from the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
— Sggp News

Vietnam sees robust growth in Airbnb services
Airbnb and other accommodation-sharing services are booming in Vietnam and many homeowners are cashing in on them.
— VnExpress

Vietnam labor federation wants minimum wage raised 8 pct
Vietnam General Confederation of Labor proposed an 8.18 percent increase in minimum wages while VCCI, which represents employers, suggested 2 percent.
— VnExpress

Plastic waste elimination efforts underway in Vietnam
Being one of five nations releasing the most plastic waste into the ocean with about 1.8 million tons a year, Vietnam has intensified communications campaigns against plastic products in order to reduce environmental pollution.
— Sggp News

Major trends in Vietnam’s consumer market
Vietnam’s middle class – the foundation of consumers – is rising fast: in 2030, 49% of households will have annual disposable income of US$5,000 to US$15,000, an increase of 33.8% from that in 2018.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam’s VinFast will start delivering its first cars to customers very soon
Real-estate conglomerate Vingroup JSC’s auto unit VinFast marked the rollout of its first vehicles from its assembly line on Friday, embodying the aspirations of the fast-developing country’s government to build a modern manufacturing sector. Nguyen Kieu Giang and John Boudreau reported on Bloomberg.
— Vietnam Insider

Int’l law body hails Vietnam’s realities
Members of the International Law Commission (ILC) have hailed the realities in Vietnam and Southeast Asia at the first session of the just-concluded 71st general assembly at the United Nations office in Geneva, according to a diplomat.

Watch out! You may got caught littering in Hanoi with CCTV monitoring
The pilot project of littering monitoring by surveillance cameras and environment staff around pedestrian streets help to raise people’s awareness.
— The Hanoitimes

2 killed, 8 injured in petrol fire in central Vietnam
Petrol cans used to run power generators at a construction site in Vietnam’s central Khanh Hoa province were on fire and exploded on Friday, killing two local workers and injuring eight others, according to Vietnam News Agency.
— Xinhua

10 probed for forging papers to smuggle autos from Laos to Vietnam
Ha Tinh police are investigating ten men for counterfeiting papers to smuggle autos from Laos into Vietnam.
— VnExpress

Fish die en mass in Thạc Gián Lake
Fish die en mass in the Thạc Gián Lake in Thanh Khê District, Đà Nẵng central city since last Tuesday because the amount of oxygen dissolved in water was so low.
— Viet Nam Net

Japanese destroyers dock at central Vietnam port
Two Japanese destroyers along with numerous helicopters and soldiers docked at the Cam Ranh Port in the central province of Khanh Hoa a four-day visit to Vietnam.
— VnExpress

Singapore’s CapitaLand seeks active role in building smart cities in Vietnam
Vietnam is gearing up urbanization process which is considered one of the driving forces for the country’s growth.
— The Hanoitimes

Young students design made-in-Đà Nẵng trash collector
A group of final-year students at Đà Nẵng Technology and Science College successfully manufactured an amphibious trash collector – the first of its kind in Việt Nam – to help clean rubbish from the sea and the beach.
— Viet Nam Net

Biodegradable bags in Vietnam and barriers
Among more than 500 businesses producing plastic bags in Vietnam, only about 30 have environmental-friendly certificates issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and their biodegradable bags are mainly for export only.
— The Hanoitimes

US school’s delegation visits Vietnam
Ambassador Nguyen Tam Chien, Chairman of the Vietnam – US Society (VUS) under the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO), received a visiting delegation from the George School in the US state of Pennsylvania in Hanoi on June 15.
— VeitnamPlus

Why Venezuela Is the Vietnam of Our Time
On April 30, 1975, the United States learned an important lesson. The capture of Saigon by the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) would mark the defeat of the world’s most powerful military force by an army of guerrilla fighters.
— Common Dreams

HCM City to build civil status database
Ho Chi Minh City plans to set up a database on civil status to store and manage basic information related to population management of all citizens by 2020, with total cost estimated at 260 billion VND (11.15 million USD).
— VietnamPlus

Heat waves just start in Central, Northern Vietnam
The sweltering summer traditionally starts in May and last until August annually, so recent heat waves in the northern and central regions of Vietnam are just the prelude of the scorching heat season this year, according to the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center.
— Sggp News

Vietnam is among slowest marathon countries
Vietnam is one of the three worst performing countries at half and full marathons and 10-kilometer races, a recent study has found.
— VnExpress


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