Vietnam morning news for October 28

Vietnam morning news for October 28

Vietnam morning news

Majority of 39 UK truck victims likely from Vietnam: Priest
Most of the 39 people found dead in the back of a truck near London were likely from Vietnam, a community leader from the rural, rice-growing community where many of the victims are believed to have come from told Reuters on Saturday (Oct 26).
— Channel NewsAsia

Ho Chi Minh City needs over USD 3.57 billion to develop transport infrastructure
Ho Chi Minh City will need over 3.57 billion USD (over 83 trillion VND) of investment capital to develop transport infrastructure in the city during 2021-2025, the city’s authorities said.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam police take DNA from relatives of suspected UK truck victims
Vietnamese officials collected DNA samples on Sunday (Oct 27) from relatives of those feared among 39 people found dead in a truck in Britain, a security source and a family member told AFP, as villagers held emotional prayers for the victims.
— Channel NewsAsia

Diverged deposit rates in Vietnam’s banking system to persist in next 6 months
The issue was due to pressure from the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) looking to upgrade the whole banking system’s safety level under the circumstance of downward risk on global economic growth.
— The Hanoitimes

Sabeco makes $3.9 million a day from beer sales
Vietnam’s biggest brewer Sabeco reaped VND90 billion ($3.87 million) in revenue a day in January-September, a double-digit rise.
— VnExpress

10,000 Vietnamese businesses targeted for anti-piracy campaign
The Software Alliance (BSA), a trade group of the world’s largest software makers, is hoping to influence 10,000 Vietnamese companies to use copyrighted software.
— VnExpress

EU-Việt Nam trade deal to bring logistics firms both opportunities and challenges
Vietnamese logistics companies need to improve their competitiveness to stay afloat when the EU-Việt Nam Free Trade Agreement comes into effect, experts have said.
— Viet Nam News

‘Grass’ or ‘VIP’? How rural Vietnamese make treacherous journey to Europe
People-smugglers offer different levels of service at vastly different prices, anti-trafficking experts, migrants and their family members told Reuters.
— Reuters

Dashed dreams: Profiles of the Vietnamese missing in Britain
Le Van Ha tried his hand as a police officer, a rice farmer and then an interior designer before paying smugglers for passage from Vietnam to Europe, a move that may have cost him his life – and his young sons their father.
— Channel NewsAsia

Vietnam’s aviation industry set to see strong growth
The Vietnamese aviation sector will play a major role in the growth of the regional market over the next 20 years, which is forecast to need 4,500 new planes valued at $710 billion.
— The Phnom Penh post

Vietnam: Half of Mekong Delta expected to be lost
More than half of the Mekong Delta will disappear under sea level in the next two generations if no action is taken now, research has found.
— The Japan News

Co-working space operators look at Vietnam as a hot new market
UK based Workthere, a website listing platform and brokerage services, has entered the Vietnamese market to help businesses find flexible, co-working and serviced office spaces in a country where co-working has expanded rapidly.
— VietnamPlus

Bored and broke, Vietnam migrants risk lives for riches in Europe
With a hope for a better future in Europe, many young Vietnamese become ideal targets of smugglers.
— FMT News

Power utility mobilizes oil-fired electricty as water supply falls
National power utility Vietnam Electricity (EVN) has been mobilizing highly expensive oil-powered plants as low water levels have constrained production at hydropower plants.
— VnExpress

Ninh Thuan farmers grow more foreign grape varieties
The south-central province of Ninh Thuan, the country’s largest grape producer, is expanding cultivation of high-quality foreign grape varieties.
–NDO

Vietnam attracted US$29.11 billion in FDI in the first ten months of 2019
Vietnam attracted US$29.11 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first ten months of 2019, up 4.3% over the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam becomes increasingly attractive to Italian firms
Italian enterprises in the province of Pisa in general and in Tuscany region in general were updated on Vietnam’s investment attraction and incentive policies at an event held by the Chamber of Commerce of Pisa and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (ICHAM) in Pisa city on October 25.
— NDO

Vietnam’s aircraft fleet to quadruple by 2038
According to Boeing, the aircraft fleet of Vietnam is forecast to quadruple by 2038. In the previous years, Vietnam’s aviation industry has been posting impressive growth with the number of passengers tripling and the number of aircraft doubling.
— Sggp News

Vietnamese agencies support families of potential lorry victims
Worried families who fear their loved ones were aboard the deadly Essex lorry can contact special hotlines to provide information to the authorities, the Việt Nam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday.
— Eleven Myanmar

Nearly VND10.7 trillion for construction of Ho Chi Minh City – Moc Bai highway
The Ministry of Transport, the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and the Tay Ninh provincial People’s Committee held a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on October 26 to sign a coordination plan on the construction of the Ho Chi Minh City-Moc Bai highway.
— NDO

Vietnam War: ‘My clothes burned and fell off my body’ Survivor reveals horrific events
IT WAS one of the defining photographs of the Vietnam War but for the schoolgirl it depicted, burnt by napalm, naked and terrified, it was a permanent memory she became desperate to escape.
— Express.co

Vietnam impresses at Canada’s international tourism and travel show
Vietnamese destinations impressed international friends at the 31st Montreal International Tourism and Travel Show, which is taking place in Canada’s Motreal city from October 25-27.
— NDO

PCFC signs agreement with Vietnam, expands scope of World Logistics Passport
Dubai recently launched the World Logistics Passport, and Customs World, a subsidiary of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, PCFC, and has been working to expand the role of the leading initiative and promote it among businesses.
— WAM

EVFTA to push Vietnam-Czech trade ties: workshop
Information on prospects for economic and investment cooperation between Vietnamese and Czech firms, and business opportunities in Vietnam offered by the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), were discussed at a workshop in Prague on October 25.
— NDO

Southern mercantile exchange launched
The Mercantile Exchange of Vietnam (MXV) established by the Ministry of Industry and Trade on October 25 presented its Southern brokerage member and business representative under the domain name of giaodich24.com.
— Sggp News

Vietnam to charge man with terrorism for bombing provincial tax office
A man detained for allegedly causing an explosion in Binh Duong Province’s tax office will be charged with terrorism, the Ministry of Public Security says.
— VnExpress

Banking-finance industry to embrace digital transformation
Vietnam’s banks and financial institutions must be ready for a digital transformation, said policymakers and experts at a workshop held in Hanoi on October 25.
— VietnamPlus

Export turnover of Vietnamese farm produce to South Korea remains low
Every year, South Korea imports lots of agricultural products, however, Vietnamese farm produce merely accounts for 6 percent as the prices of Vietnamese products are still fairly high while the quality is uneven.
— Sggp News

Vietnam’s public debts continue with declining trend
Thanks to the government’s efforts and positive economic performance, the growth rate of public debt has been cut by half, coming from 18% in the 2011 – 2015 to 8% as of present.
— The Hanoitimes

EuroCham holds Business Awards for best European businesses in Vietnam
The fact that hundreds of European business leaders gathered together for this event shows just how far Vietnam has come as an attractive destination for foreign trade and investment, said Nicolas Audier, chairman of European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham).
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam willing to join hands with NAM members to deal with challenges
Vietnam will always adhere to principles and goals of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), and is willing to join hands with other member countries to foster intra-bloc solidarity and cope with challenges facing the movement in a comprehensive, timely and effective manner, said a senior official.
— NDO

The indebted dozen: state-managed projects pile up losses
Twelve loss-making projects managed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade have racked up debts totaling VND20.06 trillion ($862 million) as of June.
— VnExpress

Vietnam PM asks police, diplomats to work on Essex truck death case
The ministries are required to soon find out whether some human smuggling rings bring Vietnamese people abroad.
— The Hanoitimes

Hanoi – Vietnam leaves imprints at Frankfurt International Book Fair 2019
Hanoi – Vietnam’s booth with the theme “Hanoi- City for Peace” is the largest-ever booth since the country has participated the book fair.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam’s solid economic fundamentals continue to attract overseas investors: Baker McKenzie
Vietnam recorded 58 M&A deals in 2019 worth US$2.6 billion, lower than the number of deals in 2018 but with higher value (122 transactions worth US$1.9 billion).
— The Hanoitimes

Mangrove forests foster a special cuisine in southernmost Vietnam
Ca Mau crabs taste very different from the farm-bred variety. These crabs thrive in a mangrove ecosystem with an abundant food source, making their meat firm, delicious and flavorful.
— Vietnam Insider

World artists impress Vietnam’s biggest lakeside art exhibition
The fifth exhibition showcases 68 sculptural works and paintings of 17 world-renowned artists from Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Canada, France, and the US.
— The Hanoitimes

Prayers for the dead in Vietnam for the families left in limbo
Throughout the day, prayers for the dead rang out over loudspeakers. Residents, their heads bowed, could be seen walking solemnly through Yen Thanh’s rain-soaked streets.
— The Guardian

Vietnam: Intolerance, injustice become state law
Initially, this text was to be read at an international conference to be held in the capital of a country in Asia. Finally, it was decided not to participate in that conference because of ethical and moral issues. Here is the text of Nguyên Hoàng Bao Viêt, in its entirety:
— Asia Times

Story of the banh mi: Vietnam’s super sandwich that took on the world
Theign Yie Phan has to stop herself from chowing down a banh mi every day of the week. But it’s hard to resist when you’re the head chef of a restaurant that specialises in the delicious Vietnamese sandwiches.
— Asia One

 

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