Vietnam morning news for November 6

Vietnam morning news for November 6

Vietnam morning news

Vietnam approves US$1.56 billion power projects using ExxonMobil-exploited gas
State-run Vietnam Electricity (EVN) will be the investor of the projects which are expected to be kicked off in early 2021.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam NA deputies okay erasure of $705M worth of uncollectible tax liabilities
A majority of National Assembly (NA) deputies on Friday agreed with the Vietnamese government’s proposal to write off 16.4 trillion dong ($708 million) worth of uncollectible tax.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnam: Ministry activities to increase farm produce export opportunities
The Ministry of Industry and Trade on November 1 officially deployed activities to promote advertising of agricultural and food products of Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City.
— Fresh Plaza

Vietnam is pushing ahead of Southeast Asia in its drive for renewable energy
Vietnam is powering ahead of the rest of Southeast Asia as it pushes for greater reliance on renewable energy.
— CNBC

Hanoi will completely eradicate the use of honeycomb charcoal by 2021
The capital city will completely eradicate the use of honeycomb charcoal by 2021 as part of its efforts to curb worsening air pollution.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietjet launches biggest-ever promotion to celebrate 100 millionth passenger
Under the campaign, customers also have a chance to book millions of tickets selling from only zero and win a jackpot of the 1kg golden aircraft worth nearly VNĐ1 billion (US$43,000).
— Viet Nam News

Ho Chi Minh City seeks drastic improvement to ease the growing traffic volume
Persistent traffic jams even after a recent bridge expansion have urged competent authorities in Ho Chi Minh City to seek drastic improvement to existing infrastructure so as to ease the growing traffic volume in the southern part of the metropolis.
— Vietnam Insider

Prime Ministers of Vietnam & New Zealand meet in Bangkok
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with his New Zealand counterpart, Jacinda Ardern, on the side-lines of the 35th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok on November 4. The two leaders shared the view that 2020 will be an occasion for lifting the Vietnam-New Zealand and ASEAN-New Zealand relations to a new height.
— Fresh Plaza

Agent Orange Still a Major Concern for Vietnam
Vietnam has handed over an area of land to its former war enemy the U.S., but this time the two sides aren’t fighting across an old battlefield, but working together to fight what lies beneath.
— VOA

Industrial Growth Creates Nagging Air Pollution in Vietnam
Five years ago, a car bound for the Ho Chi Minh City airport from downtown might get stuck in a couple of quick jams, costing just an extra minute.
— VOA

Flexport opens container freight station in Vietnam as supply chains shift
Flexport has partnered with Vietnam’s Indo Trans Logistics (ITL) to open a new container freight station (CFS) outside Ho Chi Minh City.
— The Load Star

Vietnam believes in one-China policy: envoy
Vietnam on Monday reiterated that it adheres to one-China policy. The statement regarding the country’s policy was made by Hanoi’s envoy at a media interaction here to mark the third anniversary of India-Vietnam Comprehensive Strategic Partnership to be celebrated this month in India with the visit of a senior military leader from Hanoi and a series of events.
— The Hindu

Vietnam takes over ASEAN chair
The ASEAN Chairmanship 2020 will focus on cohesion and response that mean the bloc needs to adapt to global changes and achieves growth if united.
— The Hanoitimes

Norway players keen on Vietnam’s LNG needs
Vietnam has huge energy demand while Norway is among the leading countries in providing solutions for LNG.
— The Hanoitimes

JP Morgan names risks related to investments in Vietnamese banks
Vietnamese banks belong to a handful of examples that combine well two factors of high growth of profit and long-term stability.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam Punishes Volkswagen for Car With Disputed China Map
Vietnam will fine Volkswagen AG’s local distributor and an importer for showcasing a car with a navigation app reflecting Chinese territorial claims rejected by Hanoi.
— Bloomberg

Vietnam Airlines – Air France joint venture carry over 600,000 passengers
The joint-venture between the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and Air France (AF) carried nearly 625,000 passengers during 2018 and nine months of 2019, which is expected to surpass 711,000 later this year.
— Sggp News

US recognises Vietnam’s pangasius quality control system
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) under the United States Department of Agriculture has officially recognised Vietnam’s Pangasius Food Safety Control System after more than three years of negotiations.
— VietnamPlus

Vietjet honoured as ASEAN’s best aviation enterprise in 2019
The award recognised Vietjet’s contribution to the integration between ASEAN businesses and for its extensive connectivity across the region and beyond. It also highlights the carrier’s outstanding performance and presence in the region.
— Viet Nam News

BIDV sells 603 million shares to KEB Hana Bank
After the issuance, the bank’s charter capital has increased by VNĐ6 trillion from VNĐ34.2 trillion to more than VNĐ40.2 trillion.
— Viet Nam News

Textile and garments likely to hit $40b in exports this year
Việt Nam’s textile and garment industry was likely reach its target of US$40 billion in export turnover this year despite facing difficulties in some markets.
— Viet Nam News

Vinamilk Q3 profit meets 80 percent of yearly target
The Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company, one of the country’s leading dairy producer, has reported its nine-month net profit hit 80 percent of the year’s target.
— VietnamPlus

The military outposts guarding Vietnam’s southern continental shelf, a look back
Admiral Giap Van Cuong realized the importance of the Vietnamese waters in the southern Spratly Islands three decades ago and sought the construction of military installations to defend it.
— VnExpress

Vietnam ranks first in tea suppliers of Taiwan
According to the Department of Trade Statistics of Taiwan (China), the territory imported more than 24,000 tons of tea with total value of US$ 60 million in the first nine months of 2019.
— Sggp News

Vietnam Airlines boosts China flights
Vietnam Airlines will beef up its services to China by the end of the year from Cam Ranh airport near Nha Trang a popular beach destination in central Vietnam.
— TTR Weekly

Vietnam arrests eight in connection with London truck deaths
Police in Vietnam have arrested eight people in relation to the discovery of 39 dead Vietnamese in a truck near London last month, state media said yesterday.
— The Straits times

Nearly 44,000 Pounds of Poultry Recalled After Import From Vietnam by O.C. Company: USDA
Some 43,848 pounds of poultry products sold by a Garden Grove importer are being recalled after they were not properly inspected, federal authorities announced Monday.
— KTLA

TPBank first in Vietnam to join Ripple payments network
Today, Vietnamese TPBank announced that it has joined RippleNet for blockchain cross-border payments. Using the technology, the bank hopes to speed up remittances from a few hours to a few minutes. It is first focusing on transfers between Vietnam and Japan.
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Vietnam outpaces Indonesia in solar energy growth
Attractive regulations have pushed an eightfold increase in solar energy adoption in Vietnam in the past two years, leaving Indonesia in the dust, even though the latter issued similar regulations six months earlier.
— The Jakarta Post

VN’s purchasing power continues to grow
Localities that saw a sharp increase in purchasing power year-on-year included Quảng Ninh (19.9 per cent), Bình Dương (17.1 per cent) and Thanh Hóa (15.2 per cent).
— Viet Nam News

More than 2,300 workers in north-central Vietnam are unlawfully staying in South Korea
More than 2,300 workers from Nghe An, a province in north-central Vietnam, are unlawfully staying in South Korea after the expiry of their labor contracts to work there, according a report by the local work department.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietcombank, FPT shares hit new highs
The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chí Minh Stock Exchange gained 0.67 per cent to end at 1,022.43 points.
— Viet Nam News

$1.96 Million Can Buy You A Private Resort In Vietnam
Less than two million U.S dollars can fetch 3,000 sqm resort, attached plot of land of 3,000 sqm on the beach with 40 rooms in Vung Tau City, one of the best beach towns to visit in Vietnam.
— Vietnam Insider

More foreign companies expand investment in Việt Nam
Many foreign delegations have recently visited Việt Nam with the desire to invest or expand their investments in the country, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
— Viet Nam News

Poyry lands owner’s engineer job for 90-MW wind project in Vietnam
Finland’s Poyry Plc (HEL:POY1V) said Friday it joined a 90-MW wind farm project in the town of Vinh Chau, Vietnam, under an owner’s engineer contract awarded by a unit of Thai company Banpu Power PCL (BKK:BPP).
— Renewables Now

Russian automaker GAZ starts car assembly in Việt Nam
The first automobile kits for assembly Russian automaker GAZ Group have been already been shipped to Việt Nam, said Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam, France holds sixth high-level economic dialogue
The sixth Vietnam-France high-level economic dialogue took place in Paris on November 4 under the co-chair of Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Vu Dai Thang and French Secretary of State to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne.
— VietnamPlus

First investor at Vietnamese-built industrial park in Cuba
The industrial park is now under construction, which was inaugurated in November 2018 by the Vietnamese multi-sector group Viglacera.
— Viet Nam News

Water plant releases raw sewage after water crisis
The Đà River water plant was found to have flushed thousands of cubic metres of raw wastewater used to cleanse their tanks to the environment, days after it was involved in a polluted water scandal, reported Hà Nội’s environment authority.
— Viet Nam Net

Vietnam enjoys trade surplus with Israel
Vietnam-Israel trade reached over 790 million USD in the first nine months of 219, with Vietnam’s export revenue of about 410 million USD, according to the Vietnam Trade Office in Israel.
— VietnamPlus

US recognises pangasius quality control system
The Food Safety and Inspection Service under the United States Department of Agriculture officially recognised Việt Nam’s Pangasius Food Safety Control System on October 31 after more than three years of negotiations.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam energy prospects 2019 announced
A report on Vietnam energy prospects was announced by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) in collaboration with the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, providing an overview of Vietnam’s opportunities and challenges faced in developing sustainable energy.
— NDO

Private sector’s public goods provision: necessary but needs supervision
In early October, an unusual scene unfolded in a modern part of the capital: hundreds of thousands of Hanoians were queuing up to collect clean water from a tanker. This wasn’t a throwback to the bad old days when water shortages were common. It was due to a polluted supply of tap water.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam divided America – so why is it now so apathetic about the Middle East?
merica has been at war now, one way or another, for 18 of the 19 years of the current century. The battlefields stretch from the Mediterranean to the Hindu Kush – and, with the stand-off between the Trump White House and Tehran, US military involvement in the region feels open-ended. American troops have been engaged in the Middle East for twice as long as they were in Indo-China.
— Telegraph

Over 100 firms to take part in chemicals expo in HCM City
The Vietnam International Exhibition on Chemical Industry to be held in HCM City from November 27 to 30 will offer a platform for domestic and foreign businesses to exchange information and explore business opportunities.
— Viet Nam News

PV Power sees Q3 profit quadruple
PetroVietnam Power Corporation (PV Power) reported post-tax profit of VNĐ793 billion (US$33.9 million) in the third quarter of this year, four times higher than the same period last year.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam plans a major outreach in India: Ambassador Chau
Seeking to mark its presence in the field of defence production in India, Vietnam is exploring participation in the DefExpo 2020 being hosted in Uttar Pradesh as a move to expand the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership both countries established in 2016.
— Tribune India

MIK Group to develop the Matrix One project
MIK Group has announced to develop its building project- the Matrix One in Hà Nội’s South Từ Liêm District.
— Viet Nam News

On the brink: How climate change affects HCM City
A study carried out by scientists in the US has revealed worrying times are ahead. It claims by 2050, Ho Chí Minh City will be completely submerged underwater. Three of the city’s young residents give Việt Nam News their opinions on the matter.
— Viet Nam Net

 

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