Vietnam morning news for March 28

Vietnam morning news for March 28

Vietnam morning newsViet Nam’s overseas investment reaches $120 million in three months
Viet Nam’s total outbound investment in the first quarter of the year hit an estimated US$120 million, according to the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
— Viet Nam News

Hanoi reports 6.99 percent GDP growth in Q1
Hanoi has recorded a GDP growth rate of 6.99 percent in the first quarter of this year, equivalent to the same period in 2018, it was reported at a meeting of the municipal People’s Committee on March 26.
— VNA NET

Marine economy makes up 10 percent of Vietnam’s GDP
Sea-based economic sectors contribute 10 percent of Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP), according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
— VNA NET

Good governance recommended to promote new global conservation standard
Since the establishment of Cúc Phuong National Park in 1962, Vi?t Nam’s Government has devoted huge efforts to developing a system of protected and conserved areas, experts from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) announced at a workshop on Tuesday in Hà N?i.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam, US review cooperation in settling war consequences
Vietnam and the US have reviewed their cooperation in dealing with the consequences of war during a conference in Washington DC on March 26, which was jointly held by the National Steering Committee on the Settlement of Post-war Unexploded Ordnance and Toxic Chemical Consequences (Office 701) and the US Institute of Peace (USIP).
— VNA NET

Narrowing digital divide: a focus of Viet Nam
The Ministry of Industry and Trade plans to enhance the application of e-commerce with the aim of narrowing the digital divide, an official said at the Viet Nam Online Business Forum 2019 held on Tuesday in Ha Noi.
— Bizhub

HDBank unveils $215m credit package to oil retailer
HDBank has launched a credit package for petrol stations of Vietnam National Petroleum Group and PetroVietnam Oil Corporation comprising low-interest loans worth around VNÐ5 trillion (US$215 million).
— Viet Nam News

Labour inspection campaign launched in woodwork industry
An inspection campaign in the woodwork industry was launched on March 27 to promote compliance with labour laws in the sector, which is a big foreign currency earner for Vietnam.
— VNA NET

Joint Patrols Highlight Vietnam-Cambodia Maritime Ties
The latest iteration of the interaction offered a window into an aspect of the bilateral defense relationship.
— The Diplomat

Vietnam has untapped potential in bird’s nest production, export
Vi?t Nam has great potential in farming swifts for their edible nests, but authorities should make clear zoning plans and regulations related to quality standards, farming and processing, delegates told a forum in HCM City on March 26.
— Viet Nam News

Exchange programme nurtures Vietnam-DPRK friendship
An exchange programme between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)’s Kieng San Talent Kindergarten and the Vietnam-DPRK Friendship Kindergarten was held in Hanoi on March 27.
— VNA NET

Viet Nam has untapped potential in bird’s nest production, export
Viet Nam has great potential in farming swifts for their edible nests, but authorities should make clear zoning plans and regulations related to quality standards, farming and processing, delegates told a forum in HCM City on March 26.
— Bizhub

Vietnam, US hold 10th political, security, defence dialogue
The political, security and defence dialogue serves as an effective channel for information exchange helping promote Vietnam-US relations, said participants at the 10th annual political, security and defence dialogue in Washington DC, the US, on March 25.
— VNA NET

Vietnam tries to keep swine fever out of south
Vietnam is scrambling to prevent the deadly African swine fever (ASF) from reaching the southern part of the country.
— Asia Times

NA chief’s visit aims to boost Vietnam – EU parliamentary ties
National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan’s upcoming working trip to the European Parliament (EP) is expected to help develop friendship and cooperation between the Vietnamese NA and parliaments of EU member countries.
— VNA NET

FDI reaches nearly $11 billion in three months
Foreign direct investment (FDI) commitments in the first quarter of the year reached a three-year record of US$10.8 billion, up 86.2 per cent year-on-year, according to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA).
— Viet Nam News

Narrowing digital divide: a focus of Vietnam
The Ministry of Industry and Trade plans to enhance the application of e-commerce with the aim of narrowing the digital divide, an official said at the Vietnam Online Business Forum 2019 held in Hanoi on March 26.
— VNA NET

VN sees rice export opportunity to Egypt
Vietnamese enterprises see a chance to export 20,000 tonnes of rice to Egypt, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Import-Export Department.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam international travel mart features thousands of promotional tours
The 2019 Vietnam International Travel Mart officially opened at the Vietnam – Soviet Friendship Labour Cultural Palace in Hanoi on March 27, offering 40,000 cheap air tickets and 18,000 promotional package tours.
— Nhan Dan Online

Viet Nam to launch first cryptocurrency exchange
Vi?t Nam will soon launch a new cryptocurrency exchange – the first of its kind in the country.
— Viet Nam News

Chatbot in FB draws strategic investors
The first strategic start-up investment deal in promoting a chatbot application in food & beverage (F&B), GonJOY, was signed on Tuesday between EM AND AI joint-stock company and an investor from Spain worth US$500,000.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam International Travel Mart 2019 kicks off in Hanoi
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, head of the state steering committee for tourism, and other officials cut the ribbon to open the Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM) 2019, in Hanoi on March 27.
— VNA NET

Vietbuild exhibition opens
The Vietbuild exhibition, opened pn Wednesday in Ha Noi, with more than 1,600 pavilions showcasing products at Viet Nam’s biggest construction exhibition.
— Viet Nam News

Committee for Management of State Capital is not a capital trading institution
The function of the Committee for Management of State Capital (CMSC) is not capital trading but to manage and develop State capital in enterprises, said Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue at the working session with the CMSC on March 26.
— Nhan Dan Online

Germany supports VN in operating water plants
Germany’s Aone Deutschland AG and AquaOne Water JSC (Vietnam) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on operating water plants for AquaOne with total investment of US$100 million.
— Viet Nam News

VSS aims to reduce long-overdue social insurance debt ratio
The Vietnam Social Security (VSS) aims to slash the social insurance debt ratio to below 1.7 percent this year in an effort to ensure benefits for social insurance and health insurance card holders, said VSS Deputy Director General Dao Viet Anh.
— VNA NET

Narrowing digital divide: a focus of Vi?t Nam
The Ministry of Industry and Trade plans to enhance the application of e-commerce with the aim of narrowing the digital divide, an official said at the Vi?t Nam Online Business Forum 2019 held on Tuesday in Hà N?i.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam supplies one quarter of Japan’s coffee import
Vietnam supplied 25 percent of Japan’s imported coffee products in the first 11 months of 2018, according to Nikkei Asian Review.
— VNA NET

Vietnam stocks change little as caution high
Vietnamese shares changed little on Tuesday as investors remained cautious amid uncertainty about the market’s short-term prospects.
— Viet Nam News

Asia-Pacific’s largest maritime, aerospace exhibition opens in Malaysia
The Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA), the largest of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region, opened in Langkawi, Malaysia on Tuesday, with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, senior officials and international delegates in attendance.
— Viet Nam News

 

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