Vietnam morning news for October 22

Vietnam morning news for October 22

Vietnam morning news

Vietnam to launch earth observation satellite in 2023
The Vietnam National Space Center under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology and Japanese Sumitomo Group have just signed a package “LOTUSat-1, Equipment and Capacity Development”.
— Sggp News

Vietnam to install air quality monitoring system
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) is planning to design a system to monitor air quality across all provinces and cities.
— VietnamPlus

Nearly 13,000 rooftop solar power projects sell electricity to EVN
The Vietnam Electricity (EVN) said that 12,765 rooftop solar power projects have registered to sell power to it with total power generation of 30.5 million kilowatt hours (kWh).
— Sggp News

Vietnam named among top 20 drivers of global growth in 2019
In addition to Vietnam, there are four others economies from the Southeast Asian region named in the list, including Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam’s textile industry hit by US-China trade war
Vietnam’s textile industry is facing many difficulties due to the prolonged China-US trade war, witnessing a fall in both export and production, say industry experts.
— Fibre2fashion

Vietnam’s government to pay US$16 billion in debts in 2020
The government has set targets for public debts, government debts and foreign debts to ensure they are within the limit and lower than the national financial plan in the 2016 – 2020 period.
— The Hanoitimes

Nearly 2,000 poor farmers capitalized in first nine months
Nearly 2,000 poor farmers were provided with US$151,443 in the first nine months of the year, according to reports at the celebration of the 89th founding anniversary of the Vietnam Farmer Association.
— Sggp News

Amended laws need to guarantee foreign investor rights
The guarantee of foreign investors` rights is a key to the investors as regulations had been changed frequently, making it harder for them to invest in Vietnamese assets, according to an expert.
— The Hanoitimes

OCB and Generali Vietnam announce 15-year exclusive bancassurrance partnership
Under the agreement, OCB will be the exclusive distributor of Generali Vietnam’s life and health insurance products to meet customers’ needs in healthcare, protection, savings and investment.
— Vietnam Insider

HCM City efforts to reduce traffic congestion at An Phú intersection District 2
The city’s People Committee has directed responsible units to use the State budget for the first stage of construction.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam’s GDP is expected to exceed 6.8% this year
The country is targeting a GDP growth of 6.8 per cent and will keep inflation below 4 per cent next year, Mr Phuc said at a meeting of the National Assembly, the country’s lawmaking body.
— Vietnam Insider

Hanoi to offer free water test after Styrene-contaminated case
The test will be made for residents until the supply of safe water is completely restored.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam’s top legislature opens 8th session
The eighth session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam, the country’s top legislature, kicked off here on Monday.
— Xinhua

Chinese cars sold in Vietnam with fraudulent nine-dash line map
A Vietnamese distributor has been selling Chinese cars installed with the infamous nine-dash line in the vehicles’ default navigation app.
— VnExpress

PM approves plan to boost sustainable growth of private sector
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuân Phúc has approved a plan to boost the sustainable development of the private business sector towards 2025 with a vision to 2030 with six major solutions.
— Viet Nam News

What Vietnam needs to do for digital economy to play a greater role
Vietnam is aiming to raise the contribution of the digital economy to 20% of GDP by 2025 and 30% of GDP by 2030. Such targets are rather challenging given Vietnam’s low starting point, but they are not unattainable.

LONGi Solar Signs 200 MW Module Supply Deal in Vietnam
LONGi Solar and Hexagon Peak have entered into a supply deal for 200 MW of mono PERC modules for solar PV projects in Vietnam.
— Saurenergy

Vietnam, U.S. trade on the upswing
U.S. agricultural exports to Vietnam have skyrocketed, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service.
— Agrinews-pubs

Fewer firms debut on Vietnam’s bourses
The number of new listing firms on Vietnam’s two local exchanges has remained modest in the first nine months of this year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnam Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2019
“Vietnam Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2019”, is among the latest country specific policy report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialist that offers comprehensive information on major policies governing renewable energy market in the country.
— Online News Guru

Vietnamese port infrastructure needs to keep pace with growth
The Vietnamese port industry needs further investment to keep pace with the country’s rapid economic growth and reduce logistic costs for businesses.
— Viet Nam News

Viettel wins various categories at 2019 International Business Awards
Vietnamese telecom giant Viettel Group was honoured in various categories at the 2019 International Business Awards – IBA Stevie Awards at a ceremony held in Vienna on October 19, claiming the largest number of awards that a Vietnamese company has gained at the IBA Stevie Awards so far.

Việt Nam to install air quality monitoring system
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) is planning to design a system to monitor air quality across all provinces and cities.
— Viet Nam Net

Amazon Global Selling has officially established a specialized team in Vietnam
With the new team, Amazon Global Selling will help train businesses about selling their products on Amazon, including creating lists of items or using FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) services and other activities.
— Vietnam Insider

Deputy Minister works to clear farm produce congestion in northern border gate
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien yesterday arrived at the Tan Thanh border gate in the northern province of Lang Son to facilitate customs clearance work between Vietnam and China as many vehicles transporting agricultural produce have been stuck at the border gate.
— Sggp News

Japan’s NEC and Sumitomo to develop Việt Nam’s weather satellite
The Vietnam National Space Center and Japan’s NEC and Sumitomo Corp late last week signed a contract to develop the LOTUSat-1 satellite that will help predict severe weather and survey the resulting damage.
— Viet Nam Net

Vietnamese social networks hoping to increase popularity
It was at 8am on September 21 at the National Convention Center in Hanoi and hundreds of people were queuing up to check-in for the launch ceremony of Astra, a Vietnamese tourism social network.
— Vietnam Insider

Woodworking firms up investment in technology, machinery
Nguyen Phương, sales director of Minh Thành Co., Ltd, said his company plans to invest more than VNĐ50 billion (US$2.15 million) in a production chain for bedroom and living room furniture.
— Viet Nam News

2 Vietnamese arrested for drug trafficking
Police of Vietnam’s northern Lao Cai province detained two local men for smuggling 8,000 pills of synthetic drug, local media reported on Monday.
— Xinhua

Regulatory void makes it difficult for start-ups to access capital
In the absence of suitable legal framework, Vietnamese start-ups are struggling to secure much-needed capital as investment funds have difficulties navigating the country’s numerous regulatory barriers, said fund managers and policy researchers.
— Viet Nam News

Hà Nội heads to the UK looking for investors
During the forthcoming event, the city will also seek the investment capitals from UK businesses into its hi-biotechnology park in Bắc Từ Liêm District.
— Viet Nam News

Two communes try to build ‘zero waste’ model, communities
The project will help residents in the two communes reduce the waste they release daily from 75 to 80 per cent.
— Viet Nam Net

Vietnam advised to tap potential for sports tourism
With its diverse terrain and favourable climate, Vietnam has the opportunity to organise sport events to attract more tourists to the country, experts have said.
— VietnamPlus

Sendo surge bucks the trend in Vietnam e-commerce
Homegrown e-commerce platform Sendo made third-quarter gains as major competitors Shopee, Tiki and Lazada saw a decrease in website traffic.
— VnExpress

Less firms debut on HoSE, HNX in January-September
The number of companies having debuted on the two local exchanges in the past nine-month period was quite futile compared to the previous two years.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam: Court Case: A Cybersquatting Case Brought To Court For Hearing In Vietnam
O.S GmbH is a multinational lighting manufacturer headquartered in Munich, Germany (“the plaintiff”). The plaintiff is the owner of a series of OSRAM trademark for lighting apparatus, especially electric lamps and luminaires; parts of the aforesaid goods; light-emitting diode lamp modules, being protected in Vietnam.
— Mondaq

Vietnam among top five in the world for street food
Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam has been ranked fourth among 50 best cities for street food, according to a new survey by CEOWorld.

Vietnam coffee chains ready for a marketshare battle
Major Vietnam coffee chains are targeting new customers by adopting take-away business models on city streets.
— Saratogasentinel

Seminar talks Vietnam business development in Sydney
The Vietnamese Entrepreneurs Association in Sydney (VEAS) held a seminar on start-ups, governance and business development in Sydney on October 19.

Market to move sideway next week
The market is forecast to move sideways with alternative ups and downs in a narrow range next week, analysts have predicted.
— Viet Nam News

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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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